Mighty Life List
Sep 29 2011

Unicorn Coat Hook

Unicorn Coat Hook
Honey, will you grab my coat? The magical one?

Sep 10 2011

Sutro Tower Model

A 1/1000 scale model of Sutro Tower, a San Francisco landmark mostly noted by locals. Metropolitan Craft, $30
(via Mark Allen)

Nov 5 2010

Elsewhere: The Products We Hate

I wrote about my pet peeve Etsy product category on The Morning News. I’d put an image above, but I already had a picture of a topless woman up yesterday, and I’m trying not to attract the wrong element.

My part is at the end, so you’ll want to read through. (Or scroll, I don’t judge.):

The Products We Hate

Nov 2 2010

Me as a Fashion Illustration

Hey look, it’s Maggie illustrated!

Actually, it’s a print from Derek Cardigan, whom I have never met. Hello, Derek! Thanks for the link, Annie.

Oct 13 2010

Winner of the Mighty Summit Necklace and Brooch

Congratulations to commenter number 533, Dawn, who just won a necklace from Feisty Elle and a brooch from Mama’s Little Babies with her comment:

“Dear crazy over extended younger self,

Stop and take a breath every once in a while. It is good for the soul. And for all that is good in this world stop being so hard on yourself. You are doing amazing things with your life and you will continue to and stop calling yourself fat!

Love, your older self who looks at pictures and wonders how I ever thought I was fat.”

Hooray for you, Dawn! Pretty stuff coming your way.

Oct 7 2010

Giveaway: Mighty Summit Necklace and Print

Today’s giveaway is a little more symbolic. First up is the Quintet Necklace, by one of my favorite etsy jewelers Lemonade Handmade:

Gold Rings Necklace — the Quintet by Lemonade Handmade

I’ve mentioned this necklace before, we gave one to each of the attendees to symbolize the five Life List goals they hoped to accomplish in the coming year. (Nicole did a lovely write up about it.) I love the necklace for its simplicity, and I like the idea of five golden rings being little commitments to yourself. I’ve been wearing mine every day since the Summit. Lovely.

Every year, we have an artist make limited edition prints to commemorate the weekend. This year Alma and Mike Loveland of Ollibird.com did block prints of the vintage blankets we lug onsite to keep everyone warm.

Alma, whose yellow sweater you may remember from a previous post, did the illustrations.

Mike hand painted the blankets for a little pop of color.

Mike and Alma teach all kinds of art and computer classes and they live in the Salt Lake City area. In fact, they’re hosting an art weekend in Salt Lake at this very moment, so head over if you’re in town.

The finished prints each featured a different color, but yours will be plum.

To enter, please tell us about your proudest accomplishment in comments. And the drawings are still open for our the Mighty Summit Giftbag and the Summit Necklace and Brooch giveaway, so throw your hat in there too.

Fine print: Please only leave one comment for each giveaway, because it’s the nice thing to do, and also because multiple entries will be disqualified. I’ll use random.org to select the winner, and I’ll announce who won at the top of this post and in a separate post next Thursday.

Feb 8 2010

Inspired by Doilies

Whatever happened to doilies?


Tiny Flag Banner

They used to be all the rage in old lady decor.


Crocheted Red Valentine Doily or Coaster

Now they just make visits in February.


My Heart Letterpress Greetings

Hello, doilies, it’s nice to see you again.