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Featured Shop: Studio Liscious

Dec 30, 2013

by Studio Liscious

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Our names are Mara Minuzzo and Patrick Lajoie, and we’re the makers behind Studio Liscious. We have been working together to design and make an assortment of handmade home goods for over 17 years. We live and work on our rural property in Caledon, Ontario, which is a beautiful area just north of Toronto.

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I have a degree in fashion design and am a self-taught artist. Patrick studied graphic design and painting at art college, and is also a self-taught woodworker and a fine art photographer. Between the two of us, we have an interesting mix of creative skills that result in a style distinctly our own. In addition to Studio Liscious, we also run two other shops here on Etsy: Bluetrike Studio and Patrick Lajoie Photography. We keep telling ourselves that it’s crazy to take on so much, but we can’t help ourselves; we both really love to design and make things.

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Our process depends on the type of item we are working on, whether wood, acrylic, image transfer or fabric. We digitally print our fabric items, and then I sew them in my home sewing studio. Our used CNC router was a major investment, so a lot of our items are designed to put it to creative use. CNC machines are typically used in standard manufacturing (things such as kitchen cabinets), so we’ve always enjoyed coming up with more interesting and unique things to create with it.

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We do everything ourselves – from designing and producing all our items to packing and shipping orders. We have a little assistance from our teenage son, Max, who is a budding designer and maker. We suspect that soon he’ll want to add some of his own items to the shop. Except for Max, we choose not to have any staff or outside help. We went through a stage in our business a few years ago when we needed staff but found that we were mostly managing people instead of making things, so we decided to go back to producing only what we could manage on our own.

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We pride ourselves on being sticklers for quality and for coming up with original product ideas, which is not easy to do. Ultimately our goal is to come up with products that we haven’t seen before.

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To us, Etsy means a fundamental change in the way we do business and earn our living. It has given us more creative freedom than we’ve ever enjoyed. Because we enjoy a worldwide audience of customers, we sell our work exclusively through our Etsy shop instead of needing to supplement our income through wholesale orders to other retailers. This has a big impact on our creativity – we no longer have to restrict our design ideas to things we can make feasibly at wholesale prices. We have more fun with design now, and find ourselves inspired and excited about new ideas much more often.

All photographs by Patrick Lajoie Photography.

Imagine Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Imagine Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Imagine Tile, Imagine Wall Plaque
Imagine Wall Tile, Wall Art Word, Imagine Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Engraved Imagine Tile, Imagine Wall Plaque
StudioLiscious
$15.00 USD
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Greetings from Miami Beach' - miami beach postcard, vintage miami, postcard typography
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Greetings from Miami Beach' - miami beach postcard, vintage miami, postcard typography
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Scroll Patterned Mirror Coasters - Set of 4, engraved mirror, barware, drinkware, housewarming, hostess gift
Scroll Patterned Mirror Coasters - Set of 4, engraved mirror, barware, drinkware, housewarming, hostess gift
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Graphic Wall Plaque, Quilt Block Wall Art, Graphic Floral Wall Decor, Black Wall Tile, SALE, Engraved Art Block
Graphic Wall Plaque, Quilt Block Wall Art, Graphic Floral Wall Decor, Black Wall Tile, SALE, Engraved Art Block
StudioLiscious
$15.00 USD
Paint by Number, Circle Art Block - 'Pink Roses', vintage floral art, vintage roses, wall decor flowers, wall art, girls room, ready to hang
Paint by Number, Circle Art Block - 'Pink Roses', vintage floral art, vintage roses, wall decor flowers, wall art, girls room, ready to hang
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Nesting' -  bird nest, branches, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Nesting' - bird nest, branches, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Vintage Roses Paint by Number Art Block - vintage art, pink roses
Vintage Roses Paint by Number Art Block - vintage art, pink roses
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Moon Over Miami' - palm trees, miami beach, miami skyline, vintage miami, nighttime beach
Americana Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Moon Over Miami' - palm trees, miami beach, miami skyline, vintage miami, nighttime beach
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Sailboat' Vertical - sailing, seascape, vintage art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Sailboat' Vertical - sailing, seascape, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target #3, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Pink/Blue/Yellow - bull's eye, archery
Target #3, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Pink/Blue/Yellow - bull's eye, archery
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Target #18, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - White/Black/Red - archery target, bull's eye
Target #18, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - White/Black/Red - archery target, bull's eye
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Walnut Candle Holders, Inlay Detailing, Set of 2, Modern Tealight Holder, Wooden Candle Holder
Walnut Candle Holders, Inlay Detailing, Set of 2, Modern Tealight Holder, Wooden Candle Holder
StudioLiscious
$24.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Autumn Birches' - woodland, landscape, vintage art, wall decor
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Autumn Birches' - woodland, landscape, vintage art, wall decor
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain Evergreen' -  vintage landscape, evergreens, mountain peaks
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain Evergreen' - vintage landscape, evergreens, mountain peaks
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Large Circle Art Block 'Mountain View' - vintage art, landscape
Paint by Number Large Circle Art Block 'Mountain View' - vintage art, landscape
StudioLiscious
$54.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Autumn Birch' - vintage, trees, landscape, lakeview
Paint by Number Art Block 'Autumn Birch' - vintage, trees, landscape, lakeview
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Verdant Valley' -  mountain valley, stream, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Art Block 'Verdant Valley' - mountain valley, stream, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target #13, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Red/White/Blue, American flag colors, archery target, bull's eye
Target #13, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Red/White/Blue, American flag colors, archery target, bull's eye
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Target #6, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Yellow/Brown/White/Red - bull's eye
Target #6, Circle Art Block, Wall Decor - Yellow/Brown/White/Red - bull's eye
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain Cabin' - fall scenery, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain Cabin' - fall scenery, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain High' -  vintage landscape
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mountain High' - vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Valley' -  vintage landscape
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Valley' - vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Sail Away' - sailing, tall ship, marine art, vintage seascape
Paint by Number Art Block 'Sail Away' - sailing, tall ship, marine art, vintage seascape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Vintage Roses' - floral, vintage flowers, pink roses
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Vintage Roses' - floral, vintage flowers, pink roses
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Capilano Canyon' - Canadiana, British Columbia, vintage landscape
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Capilano Canyon' - Canadiana, British Columbia, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Fall Tree Top' - autumn tree, fall leaves, fall color, vintage art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Fall Tree Top' - autumn tree, fall leaves, fall color, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Large  6" x 14" Art Block 'Pheasant Pair' - hunting, fall color, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Pheasant Pair' - hunting, fall color, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
Paint by Number Large  6" x 14" Art Block 'Nesting Instinct' - bird nest, robin's egg, vintage art
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Nesting Instinct' - bird nest, robin's egg, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Pheasant Pair' - vintage art, birds, hunting
Paint by Number Art Block 'Pheasant Pair' - vintage art, birds, hunting
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Vancouver Beach' - Canadiana, British Columbia, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Vancouver Beach' - Canadiana, British Columbia, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Target #4, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Yellow/Brown/Pink/Blue
Target #4, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Yellow/Brown/Pink/Blue
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Target #21,  Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Aqua/Orange/Yellow/Pink
Target #21, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging, Aqua/Orange/Yellow/Pink
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Buck' - deer, stag, vintage
Paint by Number Art Block 'Buck' - deer, stag, vintage
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Autumn Scene' - fall landscape, pastoral, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Autumn Scene' - fall landscape, pastoral, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Winter Farm' - red barn, winter landscape, rural, snow
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Winter Farm' - red barn, winter landscape, rural, snow
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Autumn' -  fall color, autumn foliage, vintage landscape
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Mountain Autumn' - fall color, autumn foliage, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Autumn Color' - vintage, birch trees, fall color, autumn leaves
Paint by Number style Art Block 'Autumn Color' - vintage, birch trees, fall color, autumn leaves
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Red Barn Scene'- vintage winter landscape, farm, rural
Paint by Number Art Block 'Red Barn Scene'- vintage winter landscape, farm, rural
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Mirror Dragonflies Wall Art - Set of 3 Silhouettes, acrylic, self-adhesive, made in Canada
Mirror Dragonflies Wall Art - Set of 3 Silhouettes, acrylic, self-adhesive, made in Canada
StudioLiscious
$15.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Tropical Beach' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
Paint by Number Art Block 'Tropical Beach' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Wall Decor Sign - 'Enjoy', word decor, wall art, food signage, typography, inspirational, art block
Wall Decor Sign - 'Enjoy', word decor, wall art, food signage, typography, inspirational, art block
StudioLiscious
$15.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Sunset Hills' - autumn landscape, rural, vintage, trees
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Sunset Hills' - autumn landscape, rural, vintage, trees
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Large  6" x 14" Art Block 'Hunting Dogs' - autumn, fall color, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Hunting Dogs' - autumn, fall color, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Tropical Sailboat' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
Paint by Number Art Block 'Tropical Sailboat' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Indian Chief' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Indian Chief' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Geisha Girl' - asian art, japan, geisha, japanese geisha, vintage art
Paint by Number Art Block 'Geisha Girl' - asian art, japan, geisha, japanese geisha, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Large Circle Art Block 'Colors of Autumn' - fall scenery,  vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large Circle Art Block 'Colors of Autumn' - fall scenery, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$54.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Red Barn Landscape'- vintage winter landscape, farm, rural
Paint by Number Art Block 'Red Barn Landscape'- vintage winter landscape, farm, rural
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Ranch Horse' - horse farm, brown horse, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Ranch Horse' - horse farm, brown horse, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Pheasant Flight' - bird hunting, plumage, fall, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Pheasant Flight' - bird hunting, plumage, fall, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Mirror Word Fridge Magnet Balance - typography, handwriting, sale
Mirror Word Fridge Magnet Balance - typography, handwriting, sale
StudioLiscious
$7.00 USD
Drink Mirror Fridge Magnet - typography, text, word decor, acrylic, made in  Canada
Drink Mirror Fridge Magnet - typography, text, word decor, acrylic, made in Canada
StudioLiscious
$10.00 USD
Word Fridge Magnet Savour - mirror, typography, handwriting, SALE
Word Fridge Magnet Savour - mirror, typography, handwriting, SALE
StudioLiscious
$7.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mallard Flight' - duck hunting, water fowl, fall, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Mallard Flight' - duck hunting, water fowl, fall, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Bow Lake Teepee' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations, Rocky Mountains
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Bow Lake Teepee' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations, Rocky Mountains
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Totem Poles' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Totem Poles' - Canadiana, Native American, First Nations
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint by Number Art Block 'Winter Tree' - vintage winter landscape, trees, rural
Paint by Number Art Block 'Winter Tree' - vintage winter landscape, trees, rural
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number Large  6" x 14" Art Block 'Autumn Birches' - fall color, autumnal, vintage landscape
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Autumn Birches' - fall color, autumnal, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Mountain View' - vintage landscape, image transfer
Paint by Number Large 6" x 14" Art Block 'Mountain View' - vintage landscape, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Tall Ship' - seascape, sailing, vintage art
Paint by Number Circle Art Block 'Tall Ship' - seascape, sailing, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD

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