Saturday, March 14, 2009

{Feelin' Lucky: Day 14 - artfulbeginnings}

Artful Beginnings - Kati
Etsy shop:
http://www.artfulbeginnings.etsy.com/
Website:
http://www.artfulbeginnings.com/

Item
These fun lavender pillows are printed with the letters of the alphabet or with some pretty flower designs. Pillows are about 3.5 by 3.5 inches, the outside is 100% silk, and there is a cotton layer on the inside. They are filled with delicious smelling dried lavender buds. I use different silks to print the letters and images on, such as crepe de chine, silk noil, dupioni or silk broadcloth. Backing is hand dyed silk in a coordinating color. (Winner choose color & letter)

Bio
Kati has a degree in Textiles and a background in Graphic Design. A couple of years ago she decided to start her own company, Artful Beginnings LLC. As a mom she is always surrounded by amazing artwork - on the fridge and in piles on the shelf, the walls and everywhere else. Her original idea was to custom print kid's artwork on silk and then turn it into scarves, table runners, pillows and others. After a chance conversation with a friend in a wedding related business she thought Kati should develop some wedding designs as well. Kati loves doing custom work, and coming up with new ideas to incorporate custom printed silks into celebrations and everyday objects. She haa a (very) small studio in Vermont, and creates everything by herself, from her business cards to her logo and website and every design she has. She uses clipart for some of her designs, which she likes to manipulate and combine. She recently started doing some watercolors and oil pastels as well. She hopes to expand her business and have employees, but right now it's just her and the occasional help of family!

Favorite Materials
silk
To win these pretty sachets, leave a comment answering the following:
What is your favorite flower?
mine is a daisy
winner will be announced March 21st

43 comments:

Wendy J said...

My favorite flower is an iris.

washedupmermaid said...

I'm really torn between lotus flowers and sunflowers! And you can't beat the power of a rose.

But my final answer is going to have to be a lotus flower!

mensa63 said...

My favorite flower is the Lilac. The heady scent is so enticing. When I was growing up every house in our neighborhood had at least one lilac bush and during May when they bloomed the scent was a delight. Secondly would be lily of the valley.

Abby said...

Tulips are my all time fave. But I just planted some English daisies a couple weeks ago and they are fabulous!

ajcmeyer AT go DOt com

Becca said...

I love hot pink and bright red geraniums. It's more the color combination of red & hot pink that I love more than the type of flower.

Tj and Amy said...

I love gerber daisy's. so beautiful! amsbolda@hotmail.com

mae.bee2 said...

Ooooh, I love peonies! We have one single plant that I look forward to seeing bloom every year. They're layers are so gorgeous. The fact that ya can't see 'em year round makes them that much more special. Geesh, I LOVE those little pillows!!

Mae B said...

gerbera daisies

lmurley2000 said...

either bleeding hearts or lilac. thanks for the giveaway.

Diana said...

I love spider mums. You can get them in so many colors and the last for weeks!!

Emily said...

sunflowers because they are all over spainnnnnn!

valerie2350 said...

plumeria - smells so good!

nfmgirl said...

My favorite flower is sunflowers. I have several growing right now!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

paula_lemos said...

My favorite flowers are tulips, specially yellow ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

yyeres said...

roses. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

Scooby said...

My favorite flour is the kind that goes in a cake.

felicia said...

pale pink roses

CathyH said...

Favorite flower is hollyhocks.

minishoes said...

my favorite flower is tulips. I really like the dark blue ones. So pretty! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

coriwestphal said...

My favorite flower is lavender. It's pretty and smells great!

Heather said...

I adore sterling roses.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Nesa said...

Tulip is my forever love

Aik said...

I love red roses.

aikychien@yahoo.com

Maura said...

My favorite flower is most definitely a tulip.

Lisa said...

Tulips are my favorite, especially pink. They remind me of long ballerina tutus!

Shawna Bates said...

My favorite is liliacs. Make me think of my grandma. We use to pick them together when I was a kid. I sure miss her!
Shawna

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is hard. As far as looks go, my favorite flowers are gerber daisies! But if I want my house to smell good, I put some gardenias in a vase and VOILA! They smell wonderful!

Deanna
deanna(DOT)franks(AT)bxs(DOT)com

Tina said...

I love tulips. They are so pretty!

Pennie said...

Tulips

Jonny and Kara said...

I love orchids!! By far my fav!

Christine C. said...

Hydrangeas! They are so beautiful! Love the sachets! Thanks for the chance to win!

Darcy said...

Tulips. So simple and pretty!

jeanine said...

Morning Glories!

newlyb said...

I love gerbera daisies. They make me think of my wedding day :)

PF said...

White roses. So delicate and perfect.

Tracysweetangl said...

I would say Tulips!

Darlne said...

Definitely Hydrangea!!! I have them planted along the front of my home.
What beautiful sachets!

Vone said...

Gerbera daisy - so bright and colourful

Karen = ) said...

my favorite flowers are peonies. Big soft pink ones!

So cute! Thanks!

-Karen
kmorian@gmail.com

calgirl said...

I love carnations

kerri69 said...

I love lilac it reminds me of summer

Swtlilchick said...

My favorite flower is yellow roses

CharlieGurl57@aol.com

Baily said...

my favorite flower is a sunflower and a daisy.