Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Excellent Blogs


A couple (ok, maybe a few) weeks ago..."T" from Cosy Up included me in her listing of excellent blogs (thanks T!). I definitely think this is a fabulous idea so I decided to do the same. Here are a few of the blogs that I would like to rate "E" for Excellent...some of them are art blogs, some are crafty and some I read for the fabulous writing! I have soooo many favorite blogs but these are the ones that I definitely make time for (even when I'm extremely busy):

Design for Mankind...I love Erin's blog, her writing is terrific and she's so funny (her humor is right up my alley). She also posts great finds and new artists as well as tips and advice on starting your own business. To top it off, she's super-nice and takes time to email and comment (I don't know how she does it!).


Off The Wall...Another great blog where I find inspiration and great writing! Melissa was the first person I exchanged blog links with (I don't even remember how that came about) and I've gotten to know her over the last few months. Again, a super nice person who I have so much in common with!!


Cosy Up...I love the design of T's blog...she posts such beautiful images and poems as well as fun updates on items she and her mom have made for their shop. And (if you see a theme...holler!) such a nice and encouraging person!


Cicada Daydream...This is Michelle's blog documenting her life as a fabric designer, mother and shop owner. I love how she gives a glimpse of her new fabric designs and the process she goes through to come up with them (and I love the magnets I just ordered from her shop!). Such a nice person as well!!


A Cup of Jo...Another great writer just blogging away about her inspirations and everyday life. I enjoy reading her blog and discovering new and random stuff. She has such a unique writing style and point of view.


Ivey Handcrafted...A great blog written by an equally great crafter, Tobi. She makes the cutest items for babies (as well as others). She shares her new creations and upcoming shows as well as her very inspiring story along with peeks into who she is. Again...a sweetie!


Making it Lovely...I love reading the blog of Nicole, a fellow Chicagoan and stationary maker. She posts about her life as a designer and home-owner along with pictures and updates on the renovations she and her husband have undertaken. Check out her beautiful home!


The Adventures of Freshie and Zero...A fellow jewelry designer, Beth's blog was one of the first I discovered last fall when I was just getting into jewelry making. She is one talented and busy girl with (at least) two shops featuring beautiful jewelry. I love following her "adventures" at various craft shows and have gotten some awesome tips on how to start a small jewelry business.


The Peach Tree...Another crafty blogger that I've run into on Etsy and started following in blogland. A great look into the life of a crafter and fabulous and encouraging Etsian.


Wildwood Girls This is my sister's blog where she posts about art and life and our graphic design shop, The Wildwood Girls. I love ya sis!


The Finer Things...A blog about stationary and all things having to do with graphics/stationary design. I love the tips I find here as well as the fun little extras she posts.


Please Sir...This is another new blog that I've recently gotten into. Great finds and a cool chick, I'm always checking this out for new and fun discoveries.

Whew...happy reading!! If I left anyone out...I apologize :) Like I said, I have soo many favorites but I didn't want this post to be 300 pages long...I love you all!! For more of my favorites, check out my blog roll!

17 comments:

Artsy Momma said...

What a great list! There are a few I havent heard of yet, yea for new fun blogs!

Thanks for sharing.

design for mankind. said...

Oh my goodness--- you make me tear up! THANK YOU! Truly.

Ivey Handcrafted said...

YEAH! How fun to find this on here....thanks sweetie I really appreciate this shout out! XOXO

diana @ please sir said...

Thanks for the link love - you are cool too! Lots of great blog mentions...will have to check out the new ones!

Cicada Studio said...

Just look at all the wonderful company you've put me in! Wow, thanks so much for all the support you've been showering on me. I'm flattered, truly.

Wildwood Girls said...

Aww, thanks for including me, sis! I am truly honored to be listed among these amazing bloggers!

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Jen, it amazes me the sense of community I have found here in the blog world. It's funny... I have talked to my husband about you. I'll say, "You know, Jen! She's the one I started blogging with when I first started!"

You are the best for adding me among your list of excellent blogs! I know you can't give yourself props here, but I'm doing it for you now. You are the best:)

Marie Louise said...

I too check out Please Sir and Cicada Studio on a regular basis. I will have to take a look at your other favorites as well!

ThePeachTree said...

Wow and thank you! That an excellent composite of daily heart warming and enriching reading!!

T said...

Oh my stars!! A million thanks for mentioning me amongst these fabulous ladies!

Julia said...

BRAVO :) I concur, these are indeed EXCELLENT blogs! Design for Mankind, Please Sir, The Peach Tree and dear Cozy Up, yup yup yup! All favorites of mine! I'm off to go explore your other Excellent choices!

{this is glamorous} said...

A really great list--some are new to me as well. Love the running theme :)

diana @ please sir said...

Oh yeah - updated my blog love list and added you - hope that's ok!

pinkstilettos said...

What a great idea and how nice is that of you? How thoughtful of you for doing that! It gives me an idea to do this as well because people put a lot of time into these fabulous blogs and it doesn't hurt to give some credit!

Mélanie said...

What a fantastic list! I didn't know most of them .
Thank you for sharing

Jessie Cacciola said...

great list here -- we have similar taste.
- Jessie -

Kati said...

You're so sweet (and I'm so slow)! Thank you for the high praises and list of other drool-inducing blogs. You're fabulous!