Sorry for the lack of "friday favorites" last week. I was under the weather, but back up and running after a few nights of going to bed around 8pm. Nothing a little sleep can't fix! You can be assured "friday favorites" will be back this week.
Next up for the "new week, new shop" feature is whimsyandink. Lisa Rios fills whimsyandink with clutches, rings and earrings, and lots of screen printed treasures. She describes her style as fresh, feminine, and eclectic and I compltely agree. What initially drew me to whimsyandink was the use of color - both bold and subtle. The rosette earrings come in a rainbow of shades, and her clutches are made from really fun patterns. The screen printed journals and sacks are black on natural cream and kraft for a vintage feel. Prepare yourself to want to make a purchase or two!
As you can see, Lisa incorporates screen printing in so many of her lovely products. I was thrilled when she offered to show some pictures from this process for crafters out there like me who love the look, but have never tried it themselves. It's a delicate process that involves positioning the screen, applying the ink, and lifting the screen without smudging the image!
Like many, Lisa doesn't have a bright, airy studio with perfect storage and perfect lighting to make her creations. Instead you will find her scattered throughout her Southern Californian apartment - her sewing station taking over her dining, her screen printing and jewelry supplies dominating her living room, and all of the rest stashed in her bedroom closet. Despite not having the ideal studio, Lisa proves you can still have a gorgeous work space. Take a peak into where she creates.
Lovely, isn't it? Now for the best part. Lisa was kind enough to offer one of her screen printed sacks with a beautiful silhouette to one lucky reader. I already purchased one last week to hold a special little present. I love them!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Let Lisa know what you think of her work. Pass on any advice for an up and coming Etsy shop. Share your favorite product from Lisa's shop. Its up to you! Entries will be accepted up until Thursday evening at 9pm EST and announced on Friday.