new planners in the shop!

2023 is quickly approaching! We've stocked up on planners to help you all make 2023 the best year yet. We've got desk agendas, spiral bound planners, dateless planners (so you can start them immediately), weekly planners, basically all sorts of planners. Stop by the shop and see for yourself which will work for you.

desk agenda

2023 desk agenda available in chambray or flax. 8.25" x 10.25", fabric-bound planner with custom gold stamped details. monthly and weekly sections for note taking.

spiral bound planner

2023 spiral-bound planner. 7.5" x 9.25" matte-paper hardcover, monthly and weekly calendar pages, room for notes and to-dos, tabs for easy navigation and a pocket for storage.

polka dot planner

2023 petite planner. 5.75" x 8.25" with monthly grid, weekly view and notes pages.

chambray spiral planner

2023 concealed planner with elastic closure. 7" x 8" weekly planner also has monthly grid, tabs for easy navigation and pocket for storage.

daily planner

2023 daily overview, dateless planner in steel blue or charcoal. 7" x 8.5" daily planner to encourage days lived with intention and beauty. space for lists, gratitude, and self care.


Open dated, intentional planner.  8.5"x8.5" minimal and spacious planner to help make the ordinary a little more intentional. 17 month spread, 52 full weeks spread with plenty of room for additional thoughts & notes.

baron fig

2023 weekly planner with year, month and weekly overview. 5.4" X 7.7" navy blue, hard cover fabric, dot grid notebook paper in back, opens flat with ribbon bookmark.

November is almost here!

November Calendar

Wow. In the blink of an eye, October has arrived and almost exited in what feels like a week, not a month. We've got lots of events and happenings in November. To make things a bit easier, we've created a calendar for you. You can see our shop hours in aqua, as well as Maker Shows all in one place. You'll notice our Brick & Mortar will be adding more shopping hours starting after Thanksgiving. Starting November 30th, we'll be open Wednesdays 11am to 6pm and opening at 10 am on Saturdays, an hour earlier than usual.

Lycee French Market

Kicking off show season this year is a new to us event, Lycée French Market. This will be the 18th Market and we're honored to be part of it.

Lycée French Market
November 12
10am - 5pm
November 13
10am - 4pm
Lycée Français de Chicago • 1929 W. Wilson • Chicago

show of hands

Next up is a show we LOVE participating in. Show of Hands is back! After a pandemic break of almost three years, they're back and we're thrilled. Take note, the show has a new location in River North. We've been secretly saving this weekend in hopes they would be back, our market wishes came true! If you haven't shopped SoH before, you really should. The vendors are an amazing community of makers. Most do their craft full-time, the quality of goods is apparent. Not only that, the new space is home to Architectural Artifacts, the most amazing collection of antiques around. Yup... you can shop handmade and vintage all under one roof.

Show of Hands
November 18
4pm - 9pm (ticketed event)
November 19 - 20
11am - 6pm
Architectural Artifacts • 1065 N Orleans • Chicago

Our last event for November is Small Business Saturday. You guys are the best and honestly, you show up for us every year on this day and we love it. We're still finalizing all the details but below is what we know for certain.

Small Business Saturday
November 26
10am to 6pm
a. favorite design • 4432 N Kedzie Ave No. 101 • Chicago

We'll have
• Holiday Cookies & Refreshments
• First Look at our Holiday Shop
• Free Gift Wrapping on Purchases
• Pull a print on our antique press
• In-store specials, the more you buy, the more you save!
• Plus a Free Gift with every purchase (while supplies last)

We hope to see you in store and at an event soon.
Remember - Shop Early! Shop Local! Shop Often!

things are getting spooky!

halloween cards

September is flying by in the blink of an eye. Have you noticed the later sunsets? What about the slightest change in leaf colors? Or maybe all the giant spider webs decorating our gardens, decks and stoops? The morning sun seems a little more orange and the air a little cooler. It's starting to feel like fall! Our little brick and mortar is ready for it.

ghost banner

We've brought in the cutest tissue paper decorations for fall. All proudly made in the USA. Pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, oh my! We've got two sizes of honeycomb pumpkins, because one is never enough when decorating, plus garlands featuring ghosts or jack-o-lanterns. They are the cutest!

jack-o-lantern banner

We even have giant spiderweb shaped decorations in orange and black, as well as orange and black streamer garland. Very vintage looking, even a little classy, I love how they complement each other. Time to get decorating!

streamer banners

These decorations are only available in our Kedzie storefront. We also have Halloween cards available in-store and online. Happy Haunting!

honeycomb pumpkins


new in the shop!

I've been having lots of fun this summer finding new goods for the shop and getting ready for fourth quarter. Below are just a few of our new goods.

leo season newbies
leo season goodies

It's Leo season! That means it's your time to shine. To celebrate the season we have Astrology Card sets. These sets are beautifully designed and include 9 trading cards, 1 sticker and a charm. They make a great little gift! We also have some new Gelly Roll Gold Pens. Each pen has a main color mixed with gold. Very sparkly, very Leo. Astrology Flat Note Sets are designed and printed right here. These are letterpress printed with metallic ink and include deep v-envelopes, each set has six flat notes and envelopes.

Hellcats goods
Hellcats USA goodies

We also brought in some amazing, new goodies from Hellcats USA. I've been a huge fan of their's for quite some time. Their design aesthetic is classic and their sentiments cheeky, which I adore. How perfect are these stickers and pens? So damn, good. Their mood cards are so fun. I've always loved mood rings, eight balls, pretty much any fortune telling thing. They're credit card size and fit in your wallet, plus you can use the back to spin and see who will pick up the tab at dinner or drink. Brilliant!

Hellcats Goth Kid
Hellcats USA goodies

Here's a few more Hellcats USA goodies, perfect for any 90's goth kid, like me. Stickers, pens and mood cards... Yes! Please!

super cute stickers
new sticker sheets

We also got in THE CUTEST stickers! Itsy Bitsy sticker sheets are super cute and so tiny. We got a few styles to choose from: junk food, desserts, cats and puppies. Stickiville sticker sheets are adorable too! I'm partial to the snail mail set, of course. We also got lucky day stickers and some cute holiday stickers you'll see in a couple months. Stay tuned!

new a. favorite design get well cards
a. favorite design get well soon cards

We've had a lot of requests for get well cards. We listened! New in the store, four get well soon cards. Inspired by everyday items and letterpress printed right here in our Albany Park shop.

If you haven't been in the shop lately, stop in! We've got lots more new goodies not mentioned here.