Satsuma Street - 31 Days of Etsy

So far in this series I've featured a few sewing and handicraft shops, but I can't resist sharing one more.  You need a bit of background.  As a kid, I remember my mom cross-stitching patterns of the various buildings in Colonial Williamsburg.  The Governor's Palace.  The Capitol building.  They hung at the end of the hall as a reminder of places we'd been and memories we'd made as a family.

Well the grown up version of me ended up doing the same thing.  Except for now they all sit in a box in my craft closet.  But here's a peek of some completed patterns.

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Literally everywhere we go I refuse to leave until I have searched the gift shop racks for a cross-stitch pattern of some part of the building or site.  You may be surprised how often I find them.  Like always.  We visit lots of historical sites and its pretty much a guarantee they will have at least one kit to choose from.  Me and the 80 year old tourists keep them in business.

But our trip to Europe last year left me without a pattern for either London or Paris.  Trust me I looked.  Liberty of London let me down.  But enter last Christmas and my sister's amazing find.... Satsuma Street.

Photo used with permission from Satsuma Street

Photo used with permission from Satsuma Street

She has patterns perfect for the world traveler (or wanna-be traveler).  Barcelona.  NYC.  Tokyo.  And more.  I adore how her patterns (that you can instantly download & print) remind me of "Small World".  And that they include all the key sights in each city.  

Photo used with permission from Satsuma Street

Photo used with permission from Satsuma Street

Photo used with permission from Satsuma Street

Photo used with permission from Satsuma Street

What better place to hang these patterns than the nursery wall collage right?  The bright colors perfectly matched the coral....it was meant to be! 

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Seriously folks, what a deal.  Six dollars each or ten dollars for two of her city prints.   These make me happy.  And are so not "old-lady" looking like deer and wolf patterns from the craft stores.  Oh you know exactly which ones I'm talking about.  But oh these are perfect for an old soul like me.  Head over to Satsuma Street and look at all the cities she has available - which is your favorite?