Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Banner

Amy Blandford did the new banner for my shop and blog that you can see above. I'm really happy with it--it has an Arts & Crafts design, which I love, and even a little moon :)

In case you aren't familiar with the Arts & Crafts movement, it was started by a group of artists and thinkers of the mid-19th century, including William Morris and John Ruskin. They were reacting against the increasing industrialization of England, and the way that true craftsmanship was being replaced by cheap, mass-produced junk (sound familiar?). They promoted crafts, and the highest standards of craftsmanship. Here you can see an example of a wallpaper pattern William Morris designed. They were also a bunch of free-thinkers, and got involved in all sorts of juicy scandals, which I confess I also love to read about (hee, hee).

You can check out more of Amy's great designs at her Etsy store:

and her website at

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