Month: November 2011


Susy Pilgrim Waters’ holiday sale


Ruby Violet available for purchase

Spotted at Derby Farms in Arlington.

Also, 81 Ruby Violet products are now available online at A Cherry on Top.


Silvia Dekker in Print & Pattern 2!

Silvia writes:

“Hi Lilla,

I am in the new ‘Print & Pattern book 2’ by Bowie Style.
It’s a wonderful book with a lot of great designers in it. I am so proud to be in it too!”

Available for purchase here.



Introducing Cartolina Postale – a brand new iPhone app from Cartolina!

Fiona writes:

“Hello Lilla – we are excited to announce today that we are launching a brand new iPhone app – Cartolina Postale!

We’ve been working on this for a few weeks and are thrilled to announce that it’s available, as of today, at the app store. The response to the original Cartolina app has been so overwhelming over the last year that we thought that the natural next step was an app that actually allows you to send physical paper postcards. So the Cartolina Postale app lets you combine our pretty, vintage images with your own photography to create a one-of-a-kind postcard that’s printed and mailed right from your phone! – it’s so fun!

There are 32 postcard designs to choose from, including some lovely holiday designs! You can take a picture using your phone or you can choose a picture from your photo gallery and it pops right onto your chosen card. Then you can scale the image, move it around or change the card design. It’s so simple! After you’ve customized your card and you’re happy with how it looks, you can write a message on the back. There’s loads of room for your message. From there you can address your card and it will be printed and sent. The app is FREE and the cost of printing and mailing a 4 x 6 postcard in the US is $1.99. Cards arrive very quickly – within 5 days according to our tests. The quality of the cards is great, shiny, bright, heavy weight card. For even more information why don’t you visit the Cartolina Postale website – it’s very fun!”


Lilla’s Ruby Violet class at Derby Farms

Looks like a great time was had by all and the jewelry projects look gorgeous! – Julia

Visit Derby Farm in Arlington, MA to purchase Ruby Violet products or online here.



Some beautiful Thanksgiving imagery by Trina Dalziel

Trina writes:

“Hi Lilla

Here are jpegs for a Rhode Island Monthly double page illustration.

It was for an amazingly poignant piece of writing by Ann Hood – about her teenage years spent wishing to escape her home and after years of travel her return…and how Thanksgiving with her family is now so special. It’s actually the type of writing that is so vivid and visual it almost doesn’t need illustrating…but don’t want to do myself out of a job :-)”

See more of the Rhode Island Monthly issue that Trina’s illustration appears in here.


Sarajo’s Holiday Boutique

Doesn’t this look so fabulous? I sure wish I lived in LA right now so I could go to this cool event (and to be in the sunshine!). – Julia


Lilla teaching a craft class on Thursday, Nov. 17th in Arlington, MA

Exciting news! After years of pursuing my passion for craft and jewelry-making, I’ve launched my own line called Ruby Violet, a collection of craft jewelry, rubberstamps, papers, necklace kits, cuffs, and embellishments in partnership with Prima Marketing, the wonderful craft manufacturer.

Ruby Violet is now shipping internationally.

Order Ruby Violet here at Simon Says Stamp! Wholesale, order here.

Soon also available at tons of stores and more online shops.

Above: One of the necklaces made from a Ruby Violet craft necklace kit

I’m thrilled to join Barbara Popolow, owner of the beloved shop Derby Farm, for a class in jewelry-making with Ruby Violet products.

Join us for a craft evening!

I’ll be teaching you how to make a gorgeous necklace in an evening workshop at Derby Farm in Arlington Center, MA

all levels | easy | learn lots of techniques | have fun

Thursday, November 17th at 6:30 – 8PM
Derby Farm, 454 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
Cost: $25
To register, call Derby Farm at
781 643 0842

Hurry! Space is limited.
No refunds after 11/16

Above: Cuffs made using Ruby Violet products

Above: Some of the kooky fun Ruby Violet embellishments


Pecha Kucha in Boston

Linda Ketelhut writes:

“Hi Everyone,

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to one of these events, but they’re pretty amazing. There’s one in Boston tonight. I thought you or the local artists may be interested. We have one in Austin on Thursday and I’m counting the days. Makes for a very inspired evening.” Click here for more information.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011; Doors at 6:00pm, Talk at 7:00pm
Free Admission
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show
their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world,
inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation
format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things
moving at a rapid pace.


Adolie Day in Cute Illustration art book

Adolie writes:

you can see my art in “cute illustration” art book – Monsa edition. CUTE ILLUSTRATION! This fantastic book of illustration today includes a recompilation of work from twenty-eight international renowned artists. Some of those featured are Yosuke-Uena, Ciou, Adolie Day, Fawn Gehweiler, Yumiko Kayukawa, Tado, Naoshi, Marcos Chin, etc., who have personally selected a few of their best works.The styles employed from illustration “Manga Kawaii” the illustration “naïf”, to the most primitive, from the highly personal to the intensely conceptual or simply expressive. All of them form part of the vanguard on today’s illustration scene.

A bientôt ;)