This year, in bloggyness, we’re taking on the project of introducing you to one of our vendors each month. We hope you will enjoy getting to know these vendors as much as we enjoy having their wonderful wares in the shop.
First up is Vanessa Jean Speckman. Vanessa’s witty works are some of my favorite in the shop and after browsing her tumblr, I think I have a girl crush. She supplies our store with keychains made from re-purposed maps and slightly snarky quips. We also have some of her hand detailed notebooks that beg you to write down your dreams and inner desires within their pages but only if you sincerely hope they will come true.
But our favorite items of her making are her notecards. We can’t exactly call them greeting cards b/c their message falls short of greeting and lands more at “i’m glad you didn’t call me because you saved me from having to use the ‘i’m washing my hair that night’ lie, so there.” And let’s be honest, there is a shortage of those types of cards in the world. We’re glad Vanessa Jean is filling that niche. Sometimes old boyfriends need to be told they weren’t that great. Sometimes your naysayers need to be told that their opinion has no impact on your dreams and schemes. If you find yourself in one of those situations then she’s got a card for you.
We love her cards so much that we’ve decided to host Vanessa Jean for an evening of crafting Bummer Valentines. Come join us on Feb 6th for wine-drinking and valentine-making. We’ll provide the supplies. You provide the snark.