Monday, September 21, 2009

KH <3's Handmade

If you have stopped by the shop, you know that I'm a big fan of handmade goods, especially those that are locally created in Jersey City. I look at tons of products every day, though, and rarely do I get super excited ... until yesterday.

Sundays are traditionally lazy days in the shop. I brainstorm about the upcoming week, think about what I'm going to make for dinner and generally zone out. So when my customer Jade popped in with a bag of items to show me I just went through the motions until I opened the first box ...

Hello! Are you kidding me?! I know Jade's artwork! She is the illustrator behind mumbot.etsy.com -- a shop that I have been obsessed with for over a year now. And she just started creating these amazing handmade brooches. AND she wants to know if I would be interested in exclusively selling them at Kanibal Home. My response: "How much is the vampire, because I want it for myself?"


So, professionalism out the window (I started jumping up and down), we figured out the arrangements and Jade ran off to work. Now I'm stuck with a dilemma -- do I keep all the brooches for myself or sell them in the shop? Well, it wouldn't be very fair for Jade if I hoarded them, but seriously ... these brooches are killer!

(The details alone are stunning. Vampire girl hand drawn illustration with a red ribbon and little bat charm. Oh yea and it comes in that adorable box too.)


(I know a friend that would go nuts over this as a gift ...)


(Gorgeous. Enough said.)

8 comments:

Starfirewire said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the girl with the roses and bees!

Annie
starfirewire.etsy.com

panda with cookie said...

Awesome. I am a mumbot fan as well.

VeganCraftastic said...

Those are so cool!

Tara said...

I love it! I'm so glad for Jade and all of your customers! Mumbot fan, Tara

PS - See my feature of Mumbot at:
http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

auclairdelalune: recycled fabrics for human and habitat said...

Absolutely stunning! A very tough dilemma indeed -- to keep or to sell?

luniquejewellery said...

Love the bunny and owl one!!

Julie said...

Jade's work is wonderful and these brooches are so beautiful. How fun! :)

bayatinge said...

I'm crazy about the bee brooch - I love the amazing combination of artistic talent and a seemingly great sense of humor! What a talented artist!