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and at the opposite end of the spectrum . . .

the nature boy. {or girl} almost everyone can find inspiration in nature. these handmade goods are dedicated to flora and fauna, the out-of-doors, and bringing that influence through handcrafted art.

  • A Summer Afternoon + Natural Wooden Toys
  • Affinitas Apothecary + Tinctures, Ointments, Teas & Oils
  • Damselfly Organics + handcrafted eco-friendly clothing
  • Deadwilder Design & Illustration + Natural History & Anatomical Artwork
  • Elevated Scraps + Mobiles & More
  • Fern and Sprout + …oh so delightful
  • Flora Fauna + A Whimsical World
  • Haute Nature + Reuse. Reclaim. Reimagine.
  • Kiwi & Co. + cozy hand knits
  • Lindsay Heppner + inspired paintings
  • Make My Notebook + Hand Silk-Screened Spiral Notebooks
  • Mountain Girl Organics + Relax, Renew and Revive
  • Mountain Love + fabric fashionables
  • Mr.Lentz + upcycled salvage jewelry & accessory design
  • Neile + real butterfly wing jewelry
  • Planet Ogie + encouraging outdoor play and urban gardening through children toys
  • Sadie Belle + resin works inspired by nature
  • Spruce Jewelry + Organic, Modern Jewelry
  • Wonderbound Press + woodcut printmaker & illustrator

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See the entire Gift Guide 2011 on our new website and continue to tune in here for the Gift Guide 2011 series.


Kat Marhefka’s creative journey has taken her through many mediums, jobs, cities and time zones. She is  a Swiss-trained graphic designer,  a lover of analytical problems and constantly fussing with tactile objects. She lives to laugh & be happy.

A true minimalist at heart; Kat covets sexy, streamlined product design and Danish modern furniture. Spruce Jewelry Design combines a love the geometry of nature, twisting and unfurling into magical patterns, shifting the moment you look away  – Inspired by you & the earth, made for all of us. We all deserve something beautiful.

Mary transports us to a world called Flora Fauna and once we get there, we just want to stay. With influences from classic childrens’ books and fairy tales, Mary’s soft sculptures and appliqued bags are as special as the species they represent. As an avid birder Mary tries to make her birds as close to the real thing as possible – in tweed!  Mary is fascinated with everything outdoors – from birds, animals and plants to rocks and tree bark. Her sensitivity to nature coupled with an impeccable design aesthetic creates the perfect breeding ground for Mary’s magical artistic work.

Mary’s grandmother taught her to sew and do handwork when she was a child and she’s been at it ever since! This generational gift adds to the magic of Mary’s work and the handmade crafting community in general! ‘Tis the real thing: crafting skill and appreciation lovingly handed down to our children and grandchildren. THIS is why we love and support handmade!

Flora Fauna is a real highlight of our winter sale for the nature-lover in all of us. Each creature has its own personality, expression and style.

Flora Fauna |  Etsy

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