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happy thursday

I hope you’re having a wonderful Thursday! I got some great news yesterday, I start a new job on Monday! So I’m enjoying my last few days of “freedom” with a little cleaning, a little baking and lots of relaxing!  Doesn’t this picnic look perfect…

photo by Samantha Lamb

Congratulations to Tisha, the winner of the Kristina Marie giveaway!

interview: kristina marie

Kristina Marie is an enchanting shop full of the most beautiful handmade garlands. Each garland is made by Kristina using vintage papers and each one is so dreamy! We had a little hiccup in scheduling her interview (she was caught up in the travel confusion caused by that Icelandic volcano!) and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you today!

Kristina and one of her gorgeous creations

Q. Could you tell us a little about yourself?
Yes, my name is Kristina and I am a 25 year-old artist/designer living in northern Connecticut where I grew up. I love process. If it’s complicated, requires many steps and is considered a lost art… I’m all over it. I feel very strongly about understanding where things come from (ie food, products we use every day) and hope to one day live a sustainable and fairly self-sufficient lifestyle. My desire to learn about how to make everything has developed very lasting memories in my family including the creation of 23 temporary walls in 2 weeks, conducting dye bath experiments in the garage and the hard cider experiment catastrophe of ’08.

Q. How did you begin making garlands?
Well it was a bit of a happy accident actually. I was brainstorming gift ideas for my mother last October and considering her love for decorating at Christmas time, it seemed like the perfect idea! She totally loved it and with in the first 6 hours of listing my first strand on Etsy, I received a custom order. I’ve always loved crafting items that we as consumers are accustomed to purchasing. Paper garland just clicked.

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