Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ballard Designs

While looking through the new Ballard Designs catalog last week we came across these Silhouette Story Prints.

Each silhouetted image is stenciled on a white background and surrounded in a deep shadow-box frame with black and white floral mat. Composite wood frame features black inset with brushed antique silver edge and glass front. Sold individually for $59.50 or buy the set of 4 for $225.00.

And while you're at at their site, check out these great silhouette pillows on sale now for just $29.99.

Bird in Hand

Kim from Good Stock, a newlywed herself, sent us a link to this wonderful site, Bird and Banner, that created custom silhouettes and a monogram for a bride and groom.

We especially love this cake topper.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

People are talking . . .

Many thanks to our friends at nested and Perfectly Pink for the great mentions yesterday. We really appreciate them helping spread the word about Simply Silhouettes. (And if you check out Perfectly Pink, there's a special discount available for a limited time.)
And special thanks to goodyblog for introducing us to nested. A great site, especially for those with kids under 3.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Have Your Cake and a Cool Notebook too

Check out this beautiful Marie Antoinette Petit Notebook from Wren Eleven.
To make your very own, just click here and you can download and print as many as your heart desires.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Charmed by Cocoa Crayon

We paid a long overdue to one of our favorite online shops the other day - Cocoa Crayon and were excited to see that they had been hard at work developing their own products, in addition to the great selection they already offer. And imagine our delight when we saw Silhouettes.

They're featuring both charm necklaces and bracelets in your choice of gold or silver, and they have an assortment of charms from rubber duckies to pacifiers to silhouettes.

And to top it off, 25% percent of the profits will be donated to children's charities.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Silhouette China

Jessica Rust of Rabbit Toes can put your silhouette or that of a loved one, along with with a personalized inscription on one of these beautiful ceramic dinner plates for $65.

She also has several generic designs that can be personalized, such as this umbrella girl:

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Wall Decals

Yes, we know they're everywhere these days, but for renters or people who like to redecorate on a regular basis, wall decals are a great option. Here are some of our favorites.
These are from the fine folks at Blik:
And you can find these at Sprout Home:

These are by Pamela Barsky but are currently out of stock at Fred Flare:
And for you dog lovers, check out this from Butch & Harold:

Lastly, here's a sweet one from Apple Pie Design:

If you're ever interested in having a custom wall decal done of your own silhouette, please contact us at Simply Silhouettes.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Boy Meets Girl

I first discovered Boy Meets Girl a few years ago when I saw one of their great logo t-shirts on a mom at my son's swimming lessons. They've really expanded their collection these days, but still feature these silhouettes on most of their pieces, such as this tunic

and this polo with the embroidered Boy Meets Girl logo.

You can find these items and many more here.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Storybook Silhouettes, an Artisan Crafted Quilt

One of our very favorite shopping sites is Mahar Dry Goods, and of course, our favorite product of theirs (although it is so hard to pick just one) has to be this gorgeous artisan quilt: Here are the details about the how it came to be:
"The art of quilting is traditionally a collaborative effort and through the magic of a virtual sewing circle this one is no exception. We were introduced to the amazing applique work of Joyce Nichols in a small town and Amish settlement outside of Jamestown, MO. While Joyce typically creates applique scenes of Amish life, she kindly agreed to create quilt blocks from our design of children's silhouettes and diving swallows. An extraordinary quilter in San Jose, CA, Eli Bailey then gathered fabrics to perfectly compliment Joyce's blocks and handcrafted this elegant quilt. Its generous size and light weight allows for easy transition from crib to toddler bed, although you may likely just want to hang it on your child's wall as the focal point of their room." from Mahar Dry Goods

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

She's a Beauty

While watching Anthony Bourdain No Reservations on the Travel Channel the other night, we couldn't help but notice the logo for the Beauty Bar.

Next time you find yourself in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego or Austin and you're in need of a manicure and a cocktail, check it out.

Monday, July 9, 2007

miki amano

Check out these colorful silhouettes from designer & illustrator miki amano via one of our favorite trendspotters Print & Pattern.

You can see more of miki's wonderful work on her website.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Even Wilco's Doing It

In anticipation of the Wilco concert in August, we were perusing their online store last night and came across this great t-shirt:

(Look closely for the silhouettes.)

Not Just for Kids Anymore Part 2

Thanks to the new website of website of our favorite magazines, CottageLiving and Sunset, for including us as one of the "things we love."

That's our golden, Lucy, featured on the pillow.

Here's another recent "pet" project we just worked on for a client:

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Silhouettes - not just for kids anymore

With wedding season in high gear, we wanted to let you know that bridal couples make great subjects for silhouettes.
One of our custom canvases would be a great keepsake of your special day. Or put your silhouette on personalized thank you notes (we can even put it on your stamps and address labels!)

Enter To Win

Head on over to Indie Babies and enter to win one of our free 8" x 10" custom canvases. You must enter by July 8th to be eligible. Good luck and thanks to Indie Babies.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Bon Voyage

Last weekend we took a roadtrip up to Seattle and paid a visit to the Hiram M.Chittenden Locks. It was a beautiful afternoon, there was a concert in the park, and the fish ladder was teeming with sockeye. One of the boats waiting for passage to Lake Union caught our eye:

As huge fans of The Deadliest Catch, this trip was also a good excuse to eat here. (Try the halibut!)


Another discovery from the Stationary Show was Jezebel. Check out their "Gilded Lillies" Collection:
Individual cards, $3.50, box of 7 of a single style, $15.00. Letterpress are $5 per card and $18.00 for a box of 6 of a single style.

Sesame Letterpress

I LOVELOVELOVE letterpress and just fell in love with these cards from Sesame Letterpress when several people wrote about them after the Stationary Show this spring. If I were still living in Minneapolis, one of my goals was to take letterpress classes here. In addition to these charming calling cards, Sesame Letterpress has a stunning collection of wedding invitations, personal notecards and baby announcements like these:

You can learn more about them here at the Sesame Letterpress Flickr page.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lisa Congdon

I discovered artist Lisa Congdon's work through her sister's blog and came across these unique library card boxes the other day while perusing Country Living and couldn't resist showing one here:

Here's a self portait of the artist at the age of 5. You can see more of her work and visit her shop here.

Hey Diddle Diddle

Check out these great onesies from Crib Rock Couture, combining classic Mother Goose nursery rhymes and concert posters. They feature onesies and tees to fit everyone from toddler to tween. Here's the onsie from the Cat and the Fiddle's Jumpin the Moon Tour: Another company combining silhouettes and classic nursery rhymes is Goosey Press featuring a collection of charming greeting cards, invitations, and gift wrap. Here's their take on Hey Diddle Diddle:

Monday, May 21, 2007

Tell Your Story

I came across these wonderful personalized blocks from Storyblox on Cool Mom Picks awhile back and loved them. On two of the sides, your child's name is spelled out in both upper and lowercase letters. That leaves the other four sides that you can fill with whatever (copyright-free) phrases, poems, songs, birth stats, etc., you can come up with and they'll split it up over the series of blocks.

The letters, numbers and symbols are painted on using stencils and a very durable indoor/outdoor, child safe, non-toxic paint. They'll even do custom colors for you. The text is applied toner ink (so no more dangerous than a photo copy). These blocks are VERY durable and will survive most any abuse that doesn't destroy the wood itself.

In addition to these name blocks, they can also make up Promo Blocks for your business, as we did here. People just go nuts for them everytime they see them.

Check out Storyblox today.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Let's Dish

Check out these great silhouette plates from Thomas Paul:

Just $28 for the set of 4. Buy them here.

Paula Records

I came across this record label over the weekend.

You can listen to more from the Paula Records label here.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

We Love Pink Loves Brown

Pink loves Brown is a great site of paper goods and other goodies. Just take a look at some of the fanastic products they offer:

Framed Prints

Tell Your Family's Tale

I first discovered Good Stock last year in the now deceased Child magazine. Each of their handcrafted, personalized books features your family tree, vignettes about family members, and vintage illustrations, and to top it off, you can choose your choice of silhouettes on the cover.

Friday, May 11, 2007

It's an Honor Just to be Nominated

Vote for Us for's 3rd annual On The Rise awards and you could win a $500 shopping spree!

Cast your ballot now for Simply Silhouettes in the "gifts/home products" category for StyleBakery's 3rd Annual On The Rise Awards! By participating, you could win a $500 shopping spree courtesy of Ravenstyle.

What a Beauty!

Last time we were in NYC, one place I had to visit was Fishs Eddy. And we certainly didn't leave empty handed. Take a look at these great glasses on sale now:

A value at just $1.98, it's true that Beauty doesn't have to cost a lot.

Celebrate Mom

If you're in the Portland area this Saturday, May 12th, please make plans to join us at the Mother's Day Market from 10 am - 2 pm. Milagros and about 20 businesses will turn the lobby of the Hollywood Theatre into a fun-filled bazaar. Other vendors including Little Piggy Prints (hey, that's us too!), Periponchos, Zoom Baby Gear, Global Sistergoods, 3 Earth Design, Miranda Zine, a bake sale organized by Mother Tree Doulas, Izze will be giving away soda, and much more! Admission is free. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Pink Power Gone Wild

We're thrilled to be a part of this exciting event taking place on May 3rd here in Vancouver. Pink Power is about compassionate women from throughout southwest Washington coming together to support health care initiatives for women including building a new Breast Care Center at Southwest Medical Center.

As of this point, tickets are sold out, but you can still make a donation here. We are. In fact, 10% of all our sales during the month of May will be donated to this cause.

If you're in attendance, please stop by our booth at the Crave Party, say hi, and take a look at our new products.

Joyful Living

I discovered Pakhuis Oost ealier today via one of our favorite daily reads, Print and Pattern. Take a look at some of their products:



I'm a sucker for silhouettes, deer, and floral prints individually. Put them together and I'm ready to buy a plane ticket to Belgium to buy some for myself.

They call themselves "the home of joyful living" and I'm sure you'll agree after taking a look at the rest of their products.