hamiltonrbHave you been itching to buy some Storied Threads designs from our Redbubble shop, but been waiting for a sale? Then today is your day! Use coupon code 20off-storiedthreads to get a 20% discount on everything in our Redbubble store today only! Go crazy on t-shirts, stickers, phone cases and more!

Click here to go straight to our Redbubble storefront.

vhornsHalloween is only 10 days away, so here is a photo of me dressing a bit gothy for the occasion, and wearing horns to work at Harvard University. I’m not sure exactly what year this was, but I’m going to guess somewhere around ten years ago!

I’m not going to lie…I kind of wish I still had that jacket, and have no idea when or how it left my closet.

Spending the month at the Connecticut Renaissance FaireConnecticut Renaissance Faire hanging out with Shakespeare Approves has made the choice of themes for this Thursday an easy one!

Though She Be LittleThough She Be But Little, She Is Fierce Patch

O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd!
She was a vixen when she went to school;
And though she be but little, she is fierce.

This patch is easily our best selling Shakespeare design. People either seem to identify with the quote, or else they know somebody it embodies perfectly!

This sew-on patch is stitched in dark brown thread on unbleached cotton canvas and measures 3″ in diameter.

henryvtablet4Henry V Tablet Messenger Bag

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry, ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’ 

The bag depicts a minimalist version of Tom Hiddleston’s Henry V, as portrayed in “The Hollow Crown”, and is stitched on off white cotton canvas with contrasting black strapping.

I love this design so much that this is actually my own laptop bag shown here. (My laptop is a Surface Pro 3, so it’s pretty small and fits perfectly in the tablet bags I make!)

Exit1Exit, Pursued by a Bear Bookmark

Possibly the best stage direction ever written comes from Shakespeare’s “A Winter’s Tale”. In Act II, Scene iii, the direction simply reads, “Exit, pursued by a bear”.

This bookmark is embroidered in dark brown thread on off white cotton canvas.

The great thing about our embroidered bookmarks — besides just being awesome bookmarks — is that are still fully funcional as sew-on patches, too! Use it to hold your place in your favorite novel, or sew it on a bag or jacket to show your literary loves to the world.

If you’re a lover of the Bard, head on over to the Shakespeare section of our website! Don’t see your favorite quote? Shoot us a message and let us know!


I had intended to bring you guys one new product or design every week. It really was my intention! But lately, between shows and the large number of custom orders I’ve been getting, I have simply fallen behind. And this week, I find myself without anything new to share with you.

So instead, please enjoy these pictures from the Connecticut Renaissance Faire Time Travelers Weekend! We’re still open for two more weeks, so if you’re anywhere near North Haven, CT, please come and visit!


The Doctor and Rose Tyler recreate a moment from “Doomsday”. I may have titled this picture “All The Feels” on my computer.


The Fourth Doctor and Romana visit the Storied Threads tent.


Shakespeare Approves sporting his Fourth Doctor scarf, River Song, Doctor Donna, and the Fourth Doctor defend the TARDIS.


Photo by Festival Fotos by Jennifer Provost Photography

Welcome to the latest installment of our ongoing series, Sharing the Love. There are a lot of small and independent artists out there working in all sorts of mediums — writers, painters, jewelry makers, leather crafters, actors…this list could go on and on. And it turns out, I know and admire an awful lot of them!


Photo by Festival Fotos by Jennifer Provost Photography

Festival Fotos by Jennifer Provost Photographyct is a company that specializes in – as the name suggests – souvenir festival photographs. She visits renaissance faires and other themed events, sets up a booth that is part tent, part Tudor cottage, and takes amazing pictures for you to remember your visit. She even has a wide selection of costumes and accessories you can borrow for your photograph for extra fun and silliness.

Jen is a great photographer who will take a ton of pictures for you, letting you choose up to four favorite pictures to take home as prints or as digital copies, depending on what package you choose.  The best pictures happen when you relax and have fun, of course! Let yourself be a little goofy  in front of the camera, and you’ll be amazed at how that changes the pictures.


Photo by Festival Fotos by Jennifer Provost Photography

Right now, you can find Festival Fotos for three more weekends at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. She’s right by the front gate, so be sure to stop and have your pictures done! I promise, you won’t regret it.


Photo by Lauren Dubois.

For my latest Spoonflower fabric, I wanted to do something other than a basic circle skirt for my project photo. I decided to do a simple jersey cotton dress, found myself a pattern to use, and set to work cutting out the pieces — only to discover halfway through that I’d laid the pattern out wrong, and all of my lovely trees were upside down.

I’m not going to lie — there was a lot of swearing, and I may have hurled the now useless fabric against the wall and quit for the day.

Two days later, I got over myself and ordered two more yards of Cotton Spandex Jersey from Spoonflower. And two days after that, I realized that as it would be well into autumn by the time I finally got this summer dress made and photographed, I could use some of the old fabric (which was still in a pile in the corner of my studio) to make some cozy matching armwarmers.

yggdrasilrb3The print was quite large on this fabric, which is great for a dress or other large product. But I wanted to make sure the pattern was versatile, so I’ve also made available a smaller version, at about half the size of the original. This photo shows a swatch of the smaller fabric overlaid on the dress I made of the original, for comparison.

Both fabric patterns can be found in my growing selection of prints in my Spoonflower shop. Keep an eye out, as I continue to add more!