Monday, March 23, 2009
So after a very long wait, and some worry about whether we would receive our promised and much anticipated book "Crammed Organisms", it has finally arrived and we are happy we were a part of it. There is a 2 page spread of our "The Monsters of Rock" series, and a multitude of images from fantastic artists and softie makers from across the globe. Perusing through the images has given me so much inspiration, and reminded me how silly, quirky and fun making softies can be. Thank you all the fantastic designers who contributed!
Well, we are excited to say that The Grateful Thread is finally getting our products into stores. We are now stocked in several London boutiques, a couple of shops in North America and are soon to be stocked in very cool shop called Nieuws Innoventions in Amsterdam as well. Things are moving moving moving, and shipping shipping shipping all the time it seems.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I just received these photos from a happy customer in The Netherlands. We customized a Rock Star softie with her new baby's name. I just love the way its hanging with the rest of the guitars. How incredibly cool is that?! Wow, this baby is already a star in the making . . . . Lux, when you get rich and famous, please remember the little people like those at The Grateful Thread :)
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Someone's junk really is someones else's treasure. Especially when it is reused or made into something new and totally original. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse is almost ready to shut the doors on entries. We just snuck in there with some of our repurposed vinyl record gear. A book is being published with the best selections and I think its going to be fabulous to see all the wonderful and clever ways people are reusing, recycling and repurposing everyday things.
check it out here http://extremecraft.typepad.com/ Entries are still accepted through March 13th