Tuesday, December 14, 2010


After nearly a year of almost readiness Fable & Tale is fully and officially open for business.

Head on over to our Etsy Shop to check out some (in our opinion) pretty awesome t-shirts, uber cozy sweatshirts, lovely tote bags, super-puffed (and classy to boot...again, our humble opinion) throw pillows.

Our newest (and of course, current favorite) design is a elegant mermaid accompanied by one of Megan's best stories.

Come on over. Take a look. Let us know what you think!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Awesome in the Woods...well sort of

Rather, the woodsy areas between the Legion of Honor and the golf course.

Fable & Tale will soon have all of the new items available at the etsy shop.

We would like to thank the lovely Emily for being such a gracious and awesome model.

Emily, thank you for braving the cold, the rain, the awkward gawkers who would slow down their cars to wonder why so much awesome was being photographed by such an amateur... You are the best!

Some photos from the adventure:

In which Megan acts as Umbrella Holder

In Which Megan and Emily Consider the Unfortunate Closure of the Palace of Fine Arts

In Which We Fear Cloaca Excretions

Friday, November 12, 2010

holiday boutique!

Fable & Tale will be featured at a holiday boutique in Foster City, California, tomorrow! Come visit us and check out our new designs and items. We will have throw pillows, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and tote bags. The boutique will run from 10 AM - 4 PM.

Information below:

Holiday Craft Boutique
Saturday, November 13th
Treasure Island Cove
763 Comet Drive
Foster City, California

We're hoping to post photographs of our new items later today!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

the mermaid

We have a new design. I think she's quite beautiful. Shan drew this one and is now putting together the screen for the accompanying story. With any luck, this week will see our mermaid on linen bags and hooded sweatshirts.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

totes at Kepler's

So, you know those totes we were making? Well... You can now purchase the fruits of our labors at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park. I think they'll be available in the online store at some point, but for now you have to actually stroll into the store to pick one up. Grab a book while you're there (may I recommend Packing for Mars by Mary Roach?) and stop by Cafe Borrone, which is next door, for some amazing hot chocolate.

Our Etsy store is on a little hiatus right now (we're heading to Europe for a few weeks for adventure and friends), but when we get back we'll be putting up the our fairy and dragon totes and hopefully some new designs as well (we've got mermaids and cats up our sleeves), so keep an eye out.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


It's been ages, but we're starting up again. Right now, we're making tote bags for your books, your lunch, your precious odds and ends, your life.

Linen exterior. Cotton voile lining. One interior pocket . We sew these ourselves, screen them ourselves, draw and write and print them... wait for it... all ourselves. We're in the process of making a batch, so when they're ready to go up on Etsy, we'll let you know!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

why, hello there

This is almost the beginning of an adventure in which two sisters set out to indulge their various fascinations and enthusiasms by making things. You have (probably) missed (most of) the boring parts. You may be in time for thrilling escapades, cozy chitchat, odd curios, and even a recipe or two, though one never can be sure.

Let us introduce ourselves:

Megan (that's me) and Shannon (that's her). And this is us.
photo courtesy of the lovely Neil

Right now, we are making t-shirts inspired by fairytales and those picture books we used to -- and still do -- love (Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, P. J. Lynch...). We get to mess around with India ink, light-sensitive chemicals, and a homemade screenprinting apparatus. You can find the results of these experiments on Etsy by clicking here:

Most of the pictures are by Shannon and most of the words are by Megan, though sometimes we switch it up, just for fun.