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I'd love to hear your opinion!

I'd love to hear your opinion!

EDIT: Giveaway drawing is closed, although the survey will remain open - I'd still love to hear your opinion anytime! I have some questions for you! If you are a reader, a fan or a customer, or even just a random human passing by, then I'd like to know what you think. I LOVE to get feedback from my people - your opinions are golden to me. Hearing from you helps me to figure out what's working well and what I can do better, how my work is holding up over time, what you're responding to and what's exciting for you! So, I'm doing a survey...

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Morris & Essex is on hiatus for the month of October! ...

Morris & Essex is on hiatus for the month of October! ...

It's hard to get time off when you have your own business, and I always feel guilty when I think about stepping away for a minute or a weekend or whatever. But I also believe that one aspect of sustainable business is self-care. Working relentlessly without a break is the road to madness and burn-out, so the next few weeks are set aside for family time, outdoor time in the beautiful fall weather, creative time with a sketchbook and pens, and ok, maybe a little bit of catching up on book-keeping and unfinished projects. My website is on hiatus, we...

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Infinity Scarves are here at last!

Infinity Scarves are here at last!

From the very first moment I dreamed about making hand-printed scarves, I always planned on making an infinity scarf... that is, a circular loop scarf with no beginning or end. It's a super easy style to throw on, as you never need to think about what to do with the ends, and it always hangs just right...  It's not so simple to design and create, though! I've been experimenting with different ideas for how I want to do this, and it's taken me a few years to figure out the perfect scarf, but here they are! I think it was worth the wait. These...

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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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