This blog is about a lot of things that I'm not at all about: graphic design in fabric and print, sewing, crafts, party decorating, handmade stationery, etc. However, it's so visually appealing that I still like it! Twig and Thistle's sidebar proclaims it to be "a collection of daily inspiration for home and life," and I can see how it would be. Looking for theme ideas (including invitations, decorations, and food) for a baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday party that you're throwing? Planning a wedding reception and want some ideas for tasteful decor and favors for the guests? Seeking inspiration (e.g., fabric, patterns) for your next needlework project? Wanting to keep busy with a craft or make something homemade for a gift but running out of ideas? Then, yes--you guessed it--Twig and Thistle is your source!
You have to visit the blog to appreciate fully the simplicity of the layout and the beauty of the photographs. Just to give you an idea of the variety of topics covered, I randomly chose a month (January 2009) from which to share an illustrative sampling:
- beautiful graphic design on skateboards
- well designed upscale clothing for dogs
- tasteful paper goods from a Swiss letterpress shop
- fun designs on Mexican postage stamps
- do-it-yourself party decoration: a pennant string of triangles cut from one's own choice of fabric
(What is a catablogue?)