Artwork, etsy shop, Fiber Arts, hair bows, handmade artwork, Star Wars, Travel

Retro Star Wars Pencil Cases, Toiletry Bags

I’m proud to announce my new favorite  little bag! Now available in my Etsy Shop are some super cool RETRO STAR WARS Pencil Cases and Toiletry Bags! There are now TWO sizes available: One Boxy Bag ( think DOP Kit) and a smaller pouch (for pencils or makeup).

 

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The bags are of durable construction and fully lined. The bags are sturdy and quilted with an interfacing to maintain their shape. The boxy bags will hold up in your carry-on or your suit case  on travel trips. Tuck one in your book-bag to keep your computer chargers, stylus, and mouse all in one place!

 

Awesome Retro Star Wars Comics fabric makes these a great gift for girls, boys, or adults!  Also shown are the matching hair bows/ bow ties. Get a complete set for a Christmas or Birthday gift! Available online  and at my upcoming craft fairs this summer!

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etsy shop, Fiber Arts, Sewing

Something new…Something Pink!

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I’m happy to welcome a fun new addition to Pink Toe Press’ Etsy Shop! Perhaps you can tell from the photograph what these items are supposed to be? They’re a fun, useful little thing… just in time for Back-To-School! More info to come tomorrow!

etsy shop, handmade, lunch bags

Lunch is Served: Upcycled Reusable Tote Lunch Bags

In my last post I talked about my newest Oilcloth Lunch Bags! I am happy to introduce my Up-Cycled Market Tote Lunch Bags! They are made from Trader Joe’s tote bags that have been repurposed into cute little lunch bags!

Lunchbag made from upcycled totes

I tried to respect the original design of the bags, while still making the bags interesting and unique. Velcro closures keep the bags shut when they are in the fridge. They are spacious and can fit a tupperware, sandwich, soda, and even an apple.

Lunchbag made from upcycled totes

Use the velcro or a clothespin if you need a little extra space on top.

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Designs available are: NAUTICAL and NYC New York.

I am working on getting different designs from other regions. Stay tuned. For now, check out my Etsy Shop for available designs.

etsy shop, Fiber Arts, handmade

Lunch is Served: Reusable Lunch Bags

Looking for a fun and functional way to make sure your lunch doesn’t get gobbled up by coworkers in the office fridge? Look no further than the Pink Toe Press reusable lunch bags made from oilcloth fabric.

These adorable totes are made from 100% polyester oilcloth. They are durable and easy to clean. Easy to store flat when empty, and secured with velcro (and a clothespin is included too) so that your lunch is safe in the fridge.

Oilcloth lunch bag“Retro Rose” is the most popular design!

All the other designs are quite cute too!   

Each bag is handmade by yours truly. Bags are each a little different due to the pattern variations. They are super cute and have a contrasting fabric on the sides.

Oilcloth lunch bag

There’s several designs available in my Etsy Shop. Each bag is sturdy and colorful. They come with a little eyelet in the corner to hang a nametag. They come with a paper tag, but you can get a more durable (matching!) oilcloth tag to really complete the classic look. You can use the name tag as a luggage tag as well!

Oilcloth lunch bag

And here are the tags: They are great for identifying luggage, lunch bags, even gym bags! Put one on your yoga bag too! They are currently 1/2 price when you purchase them with your lunch bag. What a deal!

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etsy shop, handmade, pink toe press

BOW Wow! New Hair Bow designs made with custom fabrics

The other day I introduced my newest addition to my Etsy Shop, the Pink Toe Press Hair Bow. Today I am here to show off some cute little bows made from CUSTOM fabrics inspired by Paint By Number paintings. One bow features a forest scene and a graceful deer. The other bow features a handsome flamingo.

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Each bow is made with a custom fabric made by yours truly. Each bow is hand-sewn and has an alligator clip in the back. They are super cute and would look great with just about any outfit!

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They can be made with an elastic loop in the back to attach to dog (or cat!) collars. Bow WOW!

accessories, etsy shop

Welcoming an Outta This World NEW Project

Happy Saturday! Here is a sneak peek of new items from Pink Toe Press! These cute little hair bows are made from my (obsessive) collection of fabrics. Many fabrics are hard to find, vintage, or out-of-print.

These bows are made with Retro-Styled Space Kid fabric. I love the bright, bold colors and the lovely sky blue background. These would pair well with a summery dress in blues or reds.

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They are hand sewn and folded. Each bow has an alligator clip on the back, but I am happy to customize with French Clips or even a pin. If you order them from my Etsy Shop, you can choose the backing that is right for you!

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Great for little ones and adults. They’re bound to turn heads!

etsy shop, handmade

Happy Earth Day

Today is the day we celebrate our Earth and try to make it a better place for ourselves and for future generations.

Hand Painted Chalkboard Globe

While I may not be the person with the smallest ecological footprint, I do take steps to minimize my impact whenever possible. As an artist, I try my best to find paints and inks that are nontoxic and papers that are made from recycled materials. I recycle shipping materials like tissue paper and packing bubbles and reuse them in outgoing packages. I am a hoarder of fabric scraps and I’ve even got a project in the works that makes use of many of them! The list goes on…

Hand Painted Chalkboard Globe

I also recently made a wonderful hand-painted chalkboard globe. It is painted with nontoxic chalkboard paints (THANK YOU Martha Stewart!) and was created with  love and extreme care). Each landmass was carefully painted with layers and layers of paint. The oceans were given the same amount of TLC. I did find out, however, that the black paint takes more coats than the blue paint to cover evenly. Who knew!

While it looks lovely on my bookshelf, It would look even better in a children’s room. It is the perfect addition to a nursery or a bedroom for a child of any age. As it is made with chalkboard paint, you can write on the globe. It is perfect for children learning the continents. Practice the names right on the globe.

Hand Painted Chalkboard Globe

The globes are also PERFECT for weddings. Use a permanent gold, white, or silver paint marker to write a personal message to the bride or groom. Customizable messages are also available.

More colors and more designs are soon to come to Pink Toe Press!

Drawings, etsy shop, Graphic Design

Ode to the Weekend

Oh, weekend. Would a Saturday by any other name be as sweet?

This fun tote is a new design in my Etsy Shop. Screen printed using water-based inks and made from an original hand-lettered illustration, this tote is perfect for any day of the week!

Weekend Tote

It is the perfect size for fitting all sorts of things from books to cameras, groceries to beach towels. The totes were handmade by yours truly; 13 x 13 inches with sturdy straps. Each bag is hand-printed in my home studio.

Weekend Tote

Lovely ligatures and fun flourishes make for a great bag. Back of bag is imprinted with the Pink Toe Press logo.

etsy shop, handmade, home and office, homegoods, pink toe press

Updated product photos: Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

In a previous post, I talked about updating product photographs for my Etsy Shop Pink Toe Press. This has been a process. I’ve been attempting to recreate a cohesive look for my brand both online and offline. While I offer a number of items made from a variety of mediums, I want everything to look like it belongs together.

My most recent update is my Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube. The Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube is a color matching cube that works much like other puzzle cubes where you can twist and turn the columns and rows of blocks to create new patterns. The fun twist of this cube is that each square is a unique color with a unique name created by yours truly. It is inspired by two of my favorite things: the Pantone paint chip system and the Rubik’s Cube.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

My last photographs were lovely, but this simple and clean look blends well with my other new photography. I really like the look of the Puzzle Cube in motion, and I think that these new photographs convey the usability of the item.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

This Puzzle Cube would make a great gift for an artist or designer in your life. They are great for people who love color at their desk…and even better for people who need a little help with color matching! While they do not have ALL the colors, they do make a lovely set of swatches when you twist and turn the cube.

Pink Toe Press Puzzle Cube

Each cube is hand-adorned with the color swatch stickers by yours truly. Puzzle cubes are prefabricated. While they are durable and my personal puzzle cube has lasted for about a year now, they are not intended to be toy for young children. These and other fun home and office items are available at Pink Toe Press, my Etsy Shop!