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Two Shops today–iPad Sleeve and Original Artwork

Ok, so I have been really busy this weekend and missed a couple days of reviews.  Today, I will make up for that by reviewing two awesome shops that I have found.

First, let’s take a look at Anonum.  Olivia, the owner of Anonum creates some really cool and unusual iPad sleeves.

iPad Sleeve from Anonum on Etsy

iPad Sleeve from Anonum on Etsy

These iPad sleeves are made from old printing blankets.  As Olivia explains, printing blankets “are used in the offset printing process used to print newspapers, catalogues & labels. After many print runs the blankets have to be changed. Each blanket is left with a unique impression of what was last printed. Maybe yours is a bus schedule, a page of a magazine or even a hockey scene. ”  As you can see, the sleeve pictured above has a baseball image on it.  Each sleeve is unique and very cool.

Anonum states the sleeves will fit both the first and second generation iPads and the inside of the sleeve is lined with fleece to protect the iPad from scratches and damage. And because they are made by recycling used printing blankets, they are eco friendly. If you are in need of a new iPad sleeve, head over to Anonum on Etsy and take a look.

Today’s second shop is Aphotica.  Dawn Greene is the owner of this shop full of celtic and quirky original artwork.  Dawn has put her original art on cards, jewelry, bookmarks, and even leather bound journals.  My favorite item in her shop is the “Valentine’s Day Swan Cards”

Valentine's Day Swan Card

Valentine's Day Swan Card from Aphotica

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this card would make a perfect and unique gift for any woman.  The intricate and beautifully drawn swans are an original design so your Valentine is sure to have a one of a kind gift she can cherish for years to come.

To check out Dawn’s other items, head on over to Aphotica on Etsy.

And, on a side note…I mentioned a few posts ago that I have never been able to learn to crochet.  I am proud to announce that I have finally gotten it!  I now know how to crochet and am so in love with it I am working on two different projects.  Yay!!


Paper Craft with 42things

Charming and unique, Dr Seus bookmarks from 42things @ Esty

When you first visit Jo’s shop, 42things, you instantly get a whimiscal feeling from the leaf, snowflake and acorn die cuts she has. These die cut designs are perfect for any scrapbooker or crafter looking to create some fall/winter designs.  But Jo doesn’t stop there.  If you look to the left navigation of her shop, you will quickly see that she has many finished items for sale, including, bookmarks, stickers, envelopes, even jewelry.

My favorite items have to be the Dr Seuss bookmarks.  All of Jo’s items are made from recycled materials and these are made from old Dr Seuss books.  If Seuss isn’t your thing, she also has Winnie the Pooh, Sheet Music, and even bookmarks made from old maps.

With all of the quality paper goods Jo has in her shop, I am sure you will find something you love.  Head on over and check it out.

See you guys tomorrow with our next new shop.