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brand-new, limited edition Organic Cotton Gold Rose Moth tees are here!

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brand-new, limited edition Organic Cotton Gold Rose Moth tees are here!

Hooray for freshly printed fall tees! Here is a brand-new, limited edition organic cotton tee with a shimmery rose gold moth illustration. This is a design I started sketching at the beginning of the summer... I hand-painted the finished design with a fine paintbrush and black India ink on transparent film, then used that film to create the silkscreen stencil, and hand-printed a limited edition of only twenty-five prints on these super-luxurious organic cotton tees. Here's a fun time-lapse video of the set-up process, mixing and testing the ink color, marking out the t-shirts to make sure the print will be neatly centered,...

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Morris & Essex at LL Bean!

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Morris & Essex at LL Bean!

I am so excited about packing up a box of goodies bound for the one and only LL Bean today! Keep an eye out for Morris & Essex tea towels and greeting cards at the LL Bean Home store in Freeport!  I have special feelings bout LL Bean - Growing up, my family shopped at Beans every year, even when it was just a little shop with creaky wood floors, on the second floor, upstairs from the Freeport post office. Every family expedition was entirely outfitted with well-worn, vintage LL Bean gear, from heavy waxed canvas backpacks to crinkly parkas...

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Summer 2018 Craft Fair Schedule

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Summer 2018 Craft Fair Schedule

I am feeling SO very spring-sunshine-y this week, it's glorious! And that's got me thinking about this coming summer craft fair season... yay! I've cut back on my craft fair commitments now that we've got TWO little running, climbing, wild, mischievous and delightful assistants on our little team. It was always a lot of work to pull off a big craft fair when it was just me, but now that we've got two little kids to look after, it's a HUGE undertaking! Someday the kids will be older and they'll be thrilled to spend the occasional weekend away from us and we'll get back to doing more fairs then,...

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Packaging Design

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Packaging Design

Did you know this week was national packaging design day? I know it’s a small detail, but I’ve always been really proud of my product packaging and the design thought I’ve put into it. Simple, minimal and practical (and eco-friendly)! My pattern design style is always pretty elaborate, which means the packaging needs to stay understated - I think it's a nice balance. And nice packaging makes it easier to give them as a gift - wrapping and presentation is always part of the joy of giving and receiving!

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Are you on the Morris & Essex email list? http://eepurl.com/czJaY I'd love to stay in touch by email, and I'm sending out a *FREE SHIPPING* code to my email list subscribers this week, so hop over and get on the list if you aren't there already! http://eepurl.com/czJaY I promise not to bug you too much, I don't send a whole lot of emails and when I do, it's usually good stuff - new product announcements, sneak peaks, sales, and the rare promo codes. Love to have you join us there! 

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