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Paul Dotey Holiday Cards

December 8, 2014
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If you still haven’t mailed your holiday cards, there’s still time to purchase these pretties by illustrator Paul Dotey and send them out! Paul Dotey Holiday Cards, $25 for 5. Buy Now   Similar gift ideas:Shana Frase Boxed CardsValentine’s Day CardsYou’re a Fox CardsPomegranate Advent Calendar#UnwrapEtsy Shopping Event

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Shana Frase Boxed Cards

April 18, 2014
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Having a good stash of cards at the ready for when parties and special moments pop up will make your so much easier. And Shana Frase makes some of the prettiest I’ve seen. Love the Cake, Cake, Cake card for birthdays, Mahalo to say hello, and Feathers or Drip Drop (above) for just about anytime. [...]

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Gifted Picks from the OOAK Show

March 31, 2014
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I’m a big fan of the One of a Kind Show for scouting unique items made by creative people from all across the country. This year Etsy also provided a jam-packed section of some of their best Canadian sellers. In case you missed the Spring show, I’ve recapped my favourite gift picks: Quirky Whistle & [...]

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Oana Befort Calendar

August 1, 2013
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Can you believe it’s the first day of August!? I sure can’t. But nothing marks a new month better than a page turn (or in this case download) of a new calendar. Talented illustrator Oana Befort posts a beautiful new calendar to download as a computer background or iPhone screen each month. She’s got a [...]

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Dogs Tea Towel

May 20, 2013
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Dalmatians, labs, schnauzers, beagles, boston terriers and more are all depicted on these adorable illustrated tea towels by UK artist Hanna Melin. Hanna Melin Dogs Tea Towel, £10.00. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Helen Rawlinson Tea TowelsThe Entertainer BowlLacquer Recipe BoxDesigner Tea TowelsIkea Tillaga Startbox

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Heartbeats for Africa 2012

November 15, 2012
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Today at noon a fabulous art sale my sister and I have organized to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation goes live! This is the third Heartbeats for Africa fundraiser and once again we are working with amazing artists such as Aleks Rdest, Deborah Moss, Susan Collett, Miguel Jacob, Brendan Canning, Katie Bond Pretti, Scott Eunson, [...]

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Artistry Cards

July 9, 2012
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Printed in the West end of Toronto, these 100% recycled cards are designed by graphic and print designer Swati Bhagat. I’m partial to the sea creature series (above) but Summer Garden and Canoe cards are pretty great too. Artistry Cards Sea Creatures Greeting Cards, $4.00 each. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Frog CardValentine’s Day CardsPaul Dotey [...]

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Virginia Johnson Shawl

December 22, 2011
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Give a little wearable art. Über talented illustrator Virginia Johnson has created a collection of shawls depicting travel scenes in fine, lightweight merino wool for Anthropologie. My fave of the three styles is the “Dog Walker” pictured above. Virginia Johnson Shawl, $128. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Ted Baker ClutchTuck Shop Trading Co City of Neighbourhoods [...]

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Wendy Tancock Canadiana Cards

September 2, 2011
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I spotted these Canada cool cards at Type Books on Queen St in TO. Torontonian Wendy Tancock illustrates cards featuring pop culture icons from the country’s past including Pierre Trudeau, The Friendly Giant, Neil Young, and Relic from the Beachcombers. Mugs, notebooks and buttons also available. Wendy Tancock Card, $4.95. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Paul [...]

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Flower Fairies

December 14, 2010
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My favourite little Tinker Bell just turned two and to celebrate I put together a little gift package of all things fairies for her.  I picked up most of the items (a fairy doll, fairy dust and fairy stickers) at Kol Kid but found the pièce de résistance – a copy of one of Flower [...]

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