You know what I love?  I love the moment that you meet someone and know within a few seconds of whiplashinducingbanter that you’ve found one of those rare folks with whom you share a sense of humor.  Someone who will probably dress like you and like the same stuff you like and laugh at your bad puns and appreciate the improbable speed of conversation on Gilmore Girls.  Okay, maybe not all of those things, but at least a few… I digress.

The lovely Rachel of recent blog sensation Etsy shop Sunny & Stumpy is one such human for me.  And she will be for you too.  How do I know?  This girl is talent incarnate.  She’s driven and brilliant and possibly one of the most inspired, intelligent, reliable folks that I’ve ever encountered.  To top it off, she makes these:











The world’s most heart-stoppingly perfect paper flowers.  I mean, come on, how beautiful is this:

Rachel crafts each flower by hand, but if you’re feeling crafty, she’s generous enough to share the templates so you can build your own.  I’m completely in love with them.

The best part is these flowers are going to live forever.  So for your wedding, or gifts, or home decor, how could you go wrong?  She also makes the sweetest personalized thank you cards:

Most of all, I love that this rockstar of a gal is carving out a living for herself making art that she loves.  It doesn’t get any better than that!  I think she’s totally inspiring, and I hope you will to.



  • Kim Robbie December 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I appreciate the “improbable speed of conversation on Gilmore Girls,” and love that you made that analogy! It’s my all-time favorite show.