Good News!

New Shipping Pricing on Mireio Candles! Effective 4/13/2011


Yesterday was a lovely day! Mireio was featured on Handmade Spark in an article written by Sheila of SylishHome. (Which is a wonderful site, I especially love their fabric choices! I keep eyeing the Paisley Collection Lozange Mint. . . ) It’s a wonderful feature and I think Sheila did an amazing job capturing Mireio in print. Please go read and leave a comment!

As well, I spent most of yesterday adjusting shipping prices on single candles (multiple orders still receive a discount) at Mireio. That’s right! I’ve found a lighter way to ship and am passing the savings on to you! Any time you can save money, it’s good news! Mireio candles are still handcrafted from eco-friendly ingredients in luxury fragrances; still beautifully packaged and promptly shipped—but now at a significant cost savings to you!

I love good news, don’t you?

Ten Women You Should Know

My beautiful friend Kerri (Her inspiring blog is Ten Things)  is hosting an amazing series this month about Ten Inspiring Women. She’s asked ten artists a wide array of questions — from our best  mantra to our favorite beauty product — and is featuring our answers over the next few weeks. It’s a great way to get to know the woman behind the art! And I’m certainly looking forward to learning more about all the great artists she’s featuring! So, go have a look and get inspired! (And consider signing up for the next round in late Summer/early Fall!)

Interview with Rawfish Designs

I recently asked Laila from Rawfish (on etsy!)  to answer a few questions about her craft. She generously agreed and this is your chance to learn all about her craft and what inspires her fabulous fiber art! She’s also offering Mireio readers $5 off of any Spun to Order yarn. Just mention “mireio” in the notes to seller at check-out! (until 10/4).

Are you ready to read on and get inspired by the quirky and energetic Laila?  You won’t regret it!

The Interview : Rawfish Designs


Beehive Handspun

1. So, tell me a little bit about you personally and your store.

My name is Laila, and I am 23 years old.  I am a small little lady (on a tall day, I’m a whoppin’ 5’3”) but I definitely have a BIG personality!

Since I run the shop (and every facet of the company) it is really based around my likes. I really believe in the “do-it-yourself” movement, and living the handmade life. I trade and support other etsy sellers constantly, and some of my favorite projects have been the “COOLabos” where I collaborate with other etsy sellers.  I really do love the bright colors that can be seen in the newly launched spun-to-order line. I actually LIVE in an environment that bright! Turquoise living room, bright green bedroom, tangerine kitchen!

I want people to come into the shop and instantly feel welcome and have it easy to navigate, but also like they are being hugged by their best, weirdest friend with my quirky drawings and bright attitude. I really love my customers, and I like that my shop is small so I can really spend time with each person.

I spend almost every waking minute thinking about yarn. I have a lot of ideas that roll through my brain every day, and I have a zillion little notebooks where I jot my big plans. I try to launch new products every couple of months, sometimes they aren’t as successful and they get phased out, but as a creative soul I need that new inventiveness that comes with brainstorming! I keep a binder where I collect inspirations and snippets from magazines. I spend a lot of time thinking about TEXTURE. Knits are wonderful because of the warmth, but really I’m attracted to the luscious comforting texture. Knits are something you feel like you could squeeze through your computer screen!

I am hugely inspired by: wood and natural elements, modern lines, layering, color, juxtaposed materials (like wool and metal), softly lit dream-like photography, my cozy colorful home, bunting garland banners flags, current fashion trends and couture, indie music – especially creative song titles, ice cream candy treats, eclectic styles and material culture…. and so much more.


Mint Sprig Tam

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Interview with Osage Orange Studio


Shades of Water by Osage Orange Studio

I recently “met” Linda of Osage Orange Studio and I thought Mireio readers might like to learn a bit about this amazing jewelry artist and her work! In addition to her interview, Linda is offering a 20% discount on anything in her store through the end of September! Just let her know you saw her work on Mireio in the notes to seller.

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An Interview with Illustrator Lisa Kaser — Plus a GIVEAWAY!


The fabulous work of Lisa Kaser

Recently, I featured the fabulous work of Lisa Kaser as part of The Best of Etsy—but I adore her whimsical work so much I asked her if she’d be up for an interview as well. She not only agreed but she’s also genersouly offered some REALLY great deals to Mireio readers—which you’ll find out after you read her fantastic interview!

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