When I think of lookouts I think of weather. I think about being alone up there during a midnight thunderstorm, crouching on a stool with glass feet. I think of early morning fog filling up the valleys. I think of low clouds and far off rainstorms blurring the views. So in the spirit of the topic of the summer, lookouts, here are some great handmade products to celebrate stormy weather.
These little cloud dishes have so many uses: tea bag holder, jewelry holder, spoon holder or sushi servers. The shop owner and artist Jennifer lives in Wisconsin and is influenced by the minimalist style of her Scandinavian roots. She also offers the clouds in several different sizes. These make a great gift for anyone who wants to bring more of the outdoors into the home.
These fun cloud coasters come from that other rain-loving corner of the world: London. They are made from wool and come in several different shapes: cloud, raindrop and sun. The weather-loving duo behind Pygmy Cloud, Diana and Dave, also create some great outdoorsy plush toys for kids. Check out their website for all their great products.
I love this slouchy, comfy and stormy sweatshirt designed by the super creative and self-taught artist Alyssa Zukas from Portland, OR. This is totally the shirt that I could see myself in while snuggling in a lookout reading a book. Check out the website for many other great t-shirt and sweatshirt designs.
Road trip loving Libby Zay has created a charming project to inspire other to create, make goals and earn badges. The badges range in activity from the bug lover badge to the helping hand service badge to this one, the cloudspotter weather badge. These are great for kids and those young at heart who enjoy a little something for accomplishing a goal. Be sure to check out the other badges on the site. These are just the best and for a limited time they are 3 for $10.
I love this fluffy, peaceful cloud pillow that’s perfect for a newborn nursery. Shop owner Nicole started creating her products after she made decor for her own daughter’s nursery. She made gifts for her friends and family and finally started up her etsy store and I’m so glad she did! She also makes adorable plush owls, mobiles and name banners.
Let your love for stormy weather shine with these great stud earrings. The artist and creator, Susan, moved to an island near Seattle from the desert of Arizona 14 years ago and has been celebrating the cloudy, rainy skies of the Pacific Northwest ever since. She works in a studio nestled in the cedar trees and has many other jewelry items with nature themes.