I typically don’t post “life coach-y” things on my blog (at least I don’t think I do…), but lately I’ve become a fan of Marie Forleo’s YouTube Channel and blog. She’s a savvy (and charming) businesswoman who answers her readers’ questions and often has guests on her program to help give advice.

One of those guests (who is probably my favorite to date) is Dr. Cathy Collaut. 1.) Her advice is totally on point and reminds me a little of a book I read that explains the idea of the “upper limit problem” (although she doesn’t explicitly address this in this video), 2.) while her advice may start to sound a little new age-y from time to time, she uses science to back up her arguments, which I appreciate, and 3.) her outfit is super cute.

So, give it a watch, enjoy, and I hope it inspires you to negotiate with your subconcious. Right now, my subconcious wants to go back to sleep, but hopefully this Earl Grey will convince it otherwise… any minute now…


Babushka Designs to the Front!

by tatiana on November 28, 2010

OMG, you guys. Babushka Designs was featured on the front page of Etsy today! Totally made my morning.


Babushka Designs at Reinvintage

by tatiana on November 20, 2010

HUGE announcement today! You can now purchase handmade goodies from my little labor of love, Babushka Designs, at Reinvintage located in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco! Really exciting. Tracy (the shop owner) has a great collection of vintage clothing, shoes and accessories, as well as handmade items by local crafters, including…

Late to the Revolution! (Visit their Etsy shop HERE) Aren’t those earrings awesome? For more info about Reinvintage, visit el website:


SF Etsy Team Holiday Sale

by tatiana on November 4, 2010

SFHOLIDAY SALE (11/5/10 – 1/5/11): Buy any 2 items from Babushka Designs, get 1 item of equal or lesser value for free! Happy Holidays!

As you may be aware, the holidays are quickly approaching and the SF Etsy Team is here to make your holiday shopping a little easier (and revolutionary, and meaningful, and just awesome overall). Support your local crafters/artists/designers by buying handmade this year.

Now through January 5th, the San Francisco Bay Area Team (which I am proudly a part of) is holding a massive sale. The team members have tagged their sale items with the word “SFholiday” so that it will be easy for y’all to find them. Click here or above to shop all items in the sale, or click HERE to take advantage of the Babushka Designs sale for SFholiday: Buy 2 items get 1 of equal or lesser value for FREE. Hop on it, kids.


Psst… Giveaway Alert!

by tatiana on October 11, 2010

Happy Columbus Day! To those of you who get to spend today away from work, can I get a ‘HELL YEAH’! To those of you who did not get the day off, my heart cries for you. Not really. But in good news, you still have time to enter for the chance to win a pair of my Orange and Beige Little House slippers in the Warm Toes Giveaway over at I Go By Katie. Check it out!


October Shop Update, Part 1

by tatiana on October 1, 2010

Here is part one of my October Babushka Designs shop update. The new slippers were inspired by one of my favorite book series as a kid, Little House on the Prairie. I imagine that Laura Ingalls Wilder would have loved to have worn these around her cottage.

I still need to upload some hats, so stay tuned!


New Month, New Opportunity to Advertise

by tatiana on September 29, 2010

(Photo Credit: Vintage Catalog Advertisements)

It’s about that time again, kids! A new month means new goals and new opportunities to spread the word about your business to the readers of Tatiana Supports the Arts. My blog focuses on the DIY and Independent fashion and crafting community as well as arts events, goings-on in the world of digital art and web design, and how to more responsibly live a fashionable life through upcycling and buying used (or, pre-loved as I like to call it).

I am currently accepting advertisers that I feel bring value to the arts, fashion and/or DIY community. Ad space is available at monthly rates which are listed HERE.

If you would like more information about web traffic/analytics, discounts, or sponsored posts, please send me an email at


Shop Update Coming Soon

by tatiana on August 23, 2010

Dakota Fanning’s face pretty much illustrates my excitement about my Babushka shop update coming September 1st. I can’t wait to show you guys what’s been brewing…

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