Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Giardino Etsy shop

Pat, from Etsy shop "Giardino" comes from a long line of crafty women, and is someone who loves to make things from fabric and paper. She says that she likes to make fabric totes embellished with beads, designer trims and ribbons, as well as a variety of paper items from one of a kind cards to special paper boxes and other whimsical items.

Pat is a self-employed illustrator/designer with a large collection of fabrics and sundries from many years of art directing. From this stash and from her mother's life long passion for knitting, Pat pulls her fabric and paper supplies to create a lovely line of totes and paper products that stock her Etsy shop. Pat says that she got started with her creative pursuits by making handmade cards for a local gallery and fabric totes for her friends during the holidays, and from there, moved to the next step by opening her Etsy shop.

I instantly fell in love with the Giardino shop - Pat's clean crisp style touches the romantic part of me, and each and every item is unique and fresh, full of character, and created with great attention to detail. Her notecards are very attractive and of the quality one finds in fine boutiques and gift shops. The best part is that they fit well into any any budget.

Again, it was difficult to choose 3 feature items, but I started with Nick's Peony Card Set. Pat's own retro peony design is printed in six colorways on 80lb cover paper, and includes warm kraft envelopes. The English Garden paper has real flower petals embedded in it for a warm patina finish. These cards are perfect for invitations, thank you notes, birthdays, or keeping in touch with family and friends. Card measurements are 4.25 x 5.5. They are only $8.00 for a set of 6 .

Pat's beautiful countryside scenic toile fabric in French blue makes a great market tote. A sweet pink rosebud on robin's egg blue lines the interior over interfacing and double seams for strength. Size is approximately 13.5 x 15, large enough for 2 bottles of wine and a baguette!
Cherry Espalier Set of 4 cards - Pat's arboretum themed line art of espalier cherry trees and cut paper cherry blossoms cut from old paper company sample books. Printed on acid free bristol board. Card Size is 5.5" x 4.25".

1 comment:

  1. What great stuff! I LOVE all things toile!!! And the cards are very cute!