Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sharing Sundays... Vintage Refasioned.

this week I decided to showcase an Etsy shop i think is awesome.

I'd like to introduce you to JoAnn of

beautiful new objects from salvaged material


JoAnn has stockpiles of vintage & modern maps that she can happily customize for you. For instance, if you're like my twinkie and love London, this would be perfect for you!



when i read this from her shop announcement: "Perhaps you have taken a special trip and you'd like me to retrace your path with thread," i knew what i had to order.

A heart from my beloved Texas to where our story begins.


When I asked about this custom order, JoAnn sent me different maps to choose from, and even asked if there was a certain route i wanted her to sew. She's attentive and thorough like that and I had fun exchanging messages back and forth.

My beautiful new piece of art came in this week, along with a friendly note and a little collage she made. She will be selling them in her shop soon but i was getting one of the first as a way of saying thank-you. JoAnn, you're too sweet!


(btw, i love how she wrote her note on the back of an index card with ^this on the back)

JoAnn is a delight and if you are looking for that perfect gift, i suggest her shop. I mean it's unique and the possibilities are endless- for your sister who loves London, for your girlfriend who had a destination wedding... for your husband's hometown. Or, if you're like me, to show where you followed your heart.

other things you'll find at Refashioned are these pretty flower pins made from repurposed fabric.


i can't get enough of etsy and all the talent there. Moreso, i can't get enough of the new friends i've made, like Christin from CMEdesign, or Steph of forget-me-not eco gifts (who finally gave in to my pleas to start a blog! yay!!!), and now JoAnn of Refashioned.

30 comments:

L. Nicole said...

oh my goodness, those heart-maps are so neat. <3 <3 so awesome that you can make a custom order for a map of your own too. thanks for the introduction to this great shop! :]
- L

Jumbleberry Orchard said...

What an amazing idea! I love maps!

Thanks for sharing that - I'll bear it in mind for future gift ideas :-)

Meghan said...

That map is incredible!!! I would love one:)

ali said...

i love old maps, and now i have an idea for one a present.
They look great!

Anna said...

oh my! the heart maps are brilliant and just perfect for you! thanks for sharing micaela!

Sara said...

I love everything!

Raquel said...

I LOVE the maps. Ordering one right now! Thanks!

kittycat said...

this is PERFECT. seriously! thanks for sharing!!

xo tiffany

Sarah said...

Wow! What a lovely shop - thanks for sharing :)

Megan said...

These are gorgeous! The one you ordered is perfect.

Yelena R. said...

Wow that is the cutest idea I've seen in awhile! She is so talented :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Aaww, it's perfect Micaela!

OneCraftyFox said...

Fantastic! I just adore these.

Hope you had a lovely weekend :)

April Skye said...

the maps are such a sweet idea! pretty :)
Etsy is full of so many treasures, thanks for posting some wonderful creators :)
cute blog by the way!

April Skye xx

http://ticketsandpopcorn.blogspot.com

Dandelion and Grey said...

Everything in this shop is SO sweet! The maps would make the best gift :) Lovely, lovely!

Brown Girl said...

Oh my those maps are adorable. Just beautiful!

Brandi said...

I love these all so much! I'm totally putting this shop on my favorites list. The maps with hearts remind me a lot of what I did for Valentine's Day! Great minds think alike, right?

Gracie said...

That is the most beautiful idea. Thank you so much for sharing this Micaela.

I will have to check out the shop and think about who would love a gift like that (me lol...I can gift myself).

x

Farah said...

I love those maps! very nice!

kateigh said...

that map is gorgeous. what a fabulous idea!! i thought of at least ten people while reading, in which this would be a perfect gift!

love her blog. thanks for sharing!!

<3

joAnn said...

Micaela, I can't tell you what a wonderful surprise this blog post was. Thank a thousand times! And thank you to everyone who has such kind words about my little maps! I am truly flattered. I am a little embarrassed that my shop is looking so empty right now. I hope to get more in there this week!

jozen said...

just lovely!

Katie said...

what FUN! i especially like your little heart around texas :) what a sweet way to chronicle that!!! have a happy monday pretty!!!

Steph said...

i LOVE the maps!!! awesome idea!

Gabby said...

LOVE the maps! How sweet!

Hope Chella said...

Your blog makes me so happy! I am definitely following you now :) xxx

http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

Laura Loo said...

How sweet! I definitely want to get one of these! My boyfriend is Australian, and we met in UK, so ..we have an interesting path. This is so cute!!

Well Nice Chels said...

this is so great! Thanks lady, I have been looking for somethng neat like this :)

Lauryn said...

What a creative way to use old maps! Heading over to her page now! :)

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Those maps are amazing. I think I need one. Off to check off the shop. Gracias for the link!

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