Sunday, January 24, 2010

And another thing

You know Rebecca Sower. I've been a fan of her for years (Nostalgique ring a bell? Those wonderful products she designed were and still are part of my supplies). Rebecca, as I mentioned earlier, has a special connection to Haiti. Anyway, I just wanted to alert you to her new Haitian Artisan Blog. I love what she has been and is doing in Haiti and especially that it's an arts & crafts venture as well. It reminds me of the saying:  to paraphrase it, Give a person a fish and you feed them; give them a fishing rod and you give them a way to make a living. There is a Haiti by Hand shop and yours truly is honored to be a part of it.

I want to pass on Rebecca's thoughts, because I agree with her: I just hope we aren't growing weary of hearing about it all and getting back to life as usual. That is what worries me.

Love, Colette


  1. Thanks for posting this! I will try to put a post on my blog now....this is such a good idea!

  2. Hi Colette, thanks so much for sharing the craft links for Haiti! This is my first time visiting your blog and really enjoyed the posts! I also very much enjoyed the cover project that you made for the Somerset Life magazine (Jan/Feb/March 2010 issue). Can you recommend an alphabet stamp set, an especially can you share what type of ink pad for the stamps that I should use to be able to stamp on fabric? I know you are super busy, but if you get the chance to reply, I would really appreciate it!


  3. Kathy: thanks so much! I'm never too busy to reply :)

    I use StazOn ink pads for stamping on fabric (make sure you saturate your rubber stamp and press hard. As for alphabet stamps, I like fairly plain ones. I got mine years ago from


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