This weeks "Fan Faves" comes from Molly of Charlotte's Fancy. If you haven't met her yet, her space online is full of fun projects, life at home, and sweet picks. A favorite column of mine has everything to do with "birthdays and parties." Who wouldn't want tips and tricks for the specialist of days? If that's not enough of an intro, you can get to know Molly a wee bit better by hearing all about her craves and raves:
(AW) What is your favorite piece from Art Wall?
(Molly) This is really tough. My favorite artist is Blanca Gomez-I own five of her prints and her 2010 calendar, which sits right next to my monitor, so I look at it and admire every day. I also love Jessica Marquez of Miniature Rhino, who made me a custom heart sampler and helped me give a very special gift to my girls for Christmas. Today I'm choosing "All Together" by Kiki and Polly as my favorite piece. The colors and the composition are exquisite.
(AW) I really love that one too. It soothes my eyes. Now, onto you: what's your most cherished handmade possession?
(Molly) My Christmas stocking, which my grandmother made for each of us kids (there were seven). The stockings are all the same basic pattern but each is uniquely decorated. It's made of red felt with a green sequined Christmas tree and "presents" underneath. Our names are spelled out in ric rac or ribbon. My grandmother passed away quite a few years ago, so my mom carries on the tradition making the same stockings now for new family members. They are all just as wonderful and unique as the ones my grandmother made.
(AW) What's your favorite new item this summer?
(Molly) I am a paper junkie, so I could not get enough of all the National Stationery Show blog posts/reviews this week. I am particularly excited about Ink+Wit's new items-I loved Nole's photos on Oh So Beautiful Paper. I'm also looking forward to new designs by Egg Press, Fugu Fugu Press, and Rifle Paper Co.
(AW) What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
(Molly) I love to be outside, especially when it's warm and sunny. I love a good picnic and hike with my husband and two daughters--spring and fall are my favorite times of the year to do that. I enjoy riding my bike, as well as reading outside in the late afternoon sunshine. I'm looking forward to spending all of our free time this summer at the pool.
(AW) What's tops on your luxury wish list?
(Molly) An all expense paid trip around the world for the four of us with first class accommodations all the way. I love to travel--I find it so exciting and exhilarating to see new places--and I'm always planning our next trip. My current list of places/things I'm dying to see: the northern lights in Iceland, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos, Japan and Egypt.
1) Lisa GoLightly
2) Molly de Aguiar
3) Nole/Oh So Beautiful Paper
4) Molly de Aguiar
5) Fred Schalk
6) Sampler photo: Jessica Marquez