Where have I been?

Keeping busy–it’s been officially summer for almost a week now, and with Fourth of July approaching things show no sign of slowing down! Instead of leaping right back into blogging after my recently (very) sporadic appearances, I decided it would be best to give you a quick update on the future of Spin Sew Sketch. … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Jolly Edition

1. Cat and dog illustrations, lively pastel hues, and whimsical painterly brushstrokes: Jolly Edition is undoubtedly a new favorite illustrator. While colorful luggage and minty green vespas may bring a smile to my face, greyhounds in coats and dachshunds going for brisk morning walks are by far the mostĀ irresistible of Jolly Edition’s playful offerings. 1. … Continue reading


I’m not much of a movie person (I prefer television by a mile), so referring to a movie as one of my favorites holds quite a lot of meaning for me–after all, I don’t particularly like most movies I see, but the few that I enjoy will be re-watched endlessly for many years. That said, … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Small Caps Berlin

1. I’ve got travel on my mind, so it seemed only appropriate to use this week’s Bits & Pieces to spotlight German letterpress studio Small Caps Berlin. Aside from admiring the bright, graphic, and often retro-inspired paper goods artist Sabrina offers in her Etsy shop, you can also drop by her blog (in both English … Continue reading


A few weeks ago, I encountered Kaufman Mercantile somewhere along my internet-based travels. You know how sometimes you see a product, and suddenly realize that you really need it, despite having never previously given it a thought or even realized it existed? That happens when you start browsing Kaufman Mercantile. While I have had a … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Yours, Roxanne

1. Illustrator and graphic designer Roxanne Daner of Etsy shop Yours, Roxanne likes dogs, which means I like her. Even better, she paints whimsical gouache images of dogs that are subtly colorful and lightheartedly sophisticated. Just so you don’t get the wrong impression, I’ll note that Roxanne draws and paints other things just as well … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Son of a Sailor

1. Son of a Sailor isn’t exactly a new find. Back in December, I purchased a copper necklace with a tiny brass charm from their booth at the Renegade Handmade Holiday Craft Fair in San Francisco. Long before encountering their even-more-adorable-in-person charms last month, I admired their hand-painted necklaces and leather bracelets on Design*Sponge and … Continue reading

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