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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.

Branch Wall Hook, 'Twiggy' LARGE size, Single Coat Hook, Wooden Coat Hook, Modern Twig Hook, hooks and fixtures, storage and organization
Branch Wall Hook, 'Twiggy' LARGE size, Single Coat Hook, Wooden Coat Hook, Modern Twig Hook, hooks and fixtures, storage and organization
StudioLiscious
$28.50 USD
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Pink Roses' - vintage floral art, vintage roses, art on wood, wall art, girls room
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Pink Roses' - vintage floral art, vintage roses, art on wood, wall art, girls room
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Graphic Wall Plaque, Quilt Block, SALE,  Wall Decor, Quilt Pattern, Wall Art
Graphic Wall Plaque, Quilt Block, SALE, Wall Decor, Quilt Pattern, Wall Art
StudioLiscious
$16.00 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
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Mountain Evergreens' -  mountain valley, stream, vintage paint by number
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Mountain Evergreens' - mountain valley, stream, vintage paint by number
StudioLiscious
$22.00 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
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
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Vintage Roses' - pink roses, floral art, roses art, painted roses, art on wood, wall art
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Vintage Roses' - pink roses, floral art, roses art, painted roses, art on wood, wall art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Imagine Wall Tile, Wall Word, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Wall Plaque, Inspirational, Typography
Imagine Wall Tile, Wall Word, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Wall Plaque, Inspirational, Typography
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Nesting' -  bird nest, branches, vintage paint by number
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Nesting' - bird nest, branches, vintage paint by number
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Handmade Face Mask, High Quality Reversible Mask, Fabric Face Covering, Washable and Reusable, 100% Cotton, Leopard Print, Unisex
Handmade Face Mask, High Quality Reversible Mask, Fabric Face Covering, Washable and Reusable, 100% Cotton, Leopard Print, Unisex
StudioLiscious
$14.00 USD
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Come Sail Away' - sailing, seascape, sailboat, vintage art, art on wood, marine art, wall art
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Come Sail Away' - sailing, seascape, sailboat, vintage art, art on wood, marine art, wall art
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
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
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Treetop View' - Wall Decor, vintage Paint by Number, vintage landscape, pastoral, countryside
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Treetop View' - Wall Decor, vintage Paint by Number, vintage landscape, pastoral, countryside
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
High Quality Fabric Face Mask, Embroidered Black & White, Reversible, Face Covering, Cotton Face Mask, Handmade, Adult Size, Unisex
High Quality Fabric Face Mask, Embroidered Black & White, Reversible, Face Covering, Cotton Face Mask, Handmade, Adult Size, Unisex
StudioLiscious
$14.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Rocky Mountain Poppies' - Canadiana, Lake Louise, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Rocky Mountain Poppies' - Canadiana, Lake Louise, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Lake Visitor' - wildlife, mountain lake, deer, birch trees, nature scene, wall art, art on wood
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Lake Visitor' - wildlife, mountain lake, deer, birch trees, nature scene, wall art, art on wood
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Modern Wall Hook, 'Twiggy Straight' single coat hook, Stylized Twig Hook, Minimalist, Wooden Coat Hook, hooks and fixtures, organization
Modern Wall Hook, 'Twiggy Straight' single coat hook, Stylized Twig Hook, Minimalist, Wooden Coat Hook, hooks and fixtures, organization
StudioLiscious
$15.00 USD
Midcentury Chair Art Block - Pink Chair, SALE, midcentury modern, vintage chair, chair art, midcentury art, vintage decor
Midcentury Chair Art Block - Pink Chair, SALE, midcentury modern, vintage chair, chair art, midcentury art, vintage decor
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target #16, Circle Art Block, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art  - Yellow/White /Black/Red
Target #16, Circle Art Block, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art - Yellow/White /Black/Red
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'High Seas' - vintage paint by number art, sailing, tall ship, marine art, vintage seascape
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'High Seas' - vintage paint by number art, sailing, tall ship, marine art, vintage seascape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging,10" Circle,Your Choice of Colorway
Target Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Decor, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging,10" Circle,Your Choice of Colorway
StudioLiscious
$49.00 USD
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Kicking Horse Pass' - Canadiana, Rocky Mountains, train, image transfer
Vintage Postcard Art Block 'Kicking Horse Pass' - Canadiana, Rocky Mountains, train, image transfer
StudioLiscious
$20.00 USD
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Island Life' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Island Life' - vintage, palm trees, ocean, beach
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Target #17, Circle Wall Art, Target Art, Wall Decor, Black/White/Red - archery target, bull's eye
Target #17, Circle Wall Art, Target Art, Wall Decor, Black/White/Red - archery target, bull's eye
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Modern Birdhouse - Walnut 'Canopy' series
Modern Birdhouse - Walnut 'Canopy' series
StudioLiscious
$85.00 USD
MIND, BODY, SOUL Wall Plaque Set, Word Signs, Wall Art, Wall Decor, Word Tiles, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
MIND, BODY, SOUL Wall Plaque Set, Word Signs, Wall Art, Wall Decor, Word Tiles, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$48.00 USD
HUMEUR Wall Plaque, Word Sign, French language, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
HUMEUR Wall Plaque, Word Sign, French language, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
LIBERTY Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
LIBERTY Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
JUSTICE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
JUSTICE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
SERENITY Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
SERENITY Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
PEACE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
PEACE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
TRUTH Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
TRUTH Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
COURAGE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
COURAGE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
SAVOUR Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
SAVOUR Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
BALANCE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
BALANCE Wall Plaque, Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Mountain View' - woodland, landscape, vintage paint by number art
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Mountain View' - woodland, landscape, vintage paint by number art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint by Number style X-Large *FINISHED Art Block, 'Island Life', 6" x 14" - palm trees, vintage art, tiki, tropical scenery, beach scene
Paint by Number style X-Large *FINISHED Art Block, 'Island Life', 6" x 14" - palm trees, vintage art, tiki, tropical scenery, beach scene
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Autumn Scene' - fall landscape, pastoral, vintage art
Paint by Number style *FINISHED Circle Art Block 'Autumn Scene' - fall landscape, pastoral, vintage art
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Sail Away' - sailing, tall ship, marine art, vintage seascape, nautical, wall art, art on wood
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Sail Away' - sailing, tall ship, marine art, vintage seascape, nautical, wall art, art on wood
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD
Wall Tile BODY, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile BODY, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile JOY, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile JOY, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile TRUTH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile TRUTH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile LAUGHTER, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile LAUGHTER, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile FAITH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile FAITH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile WISDOM, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile WISDOM, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile HARMONY, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile HARMONY, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile LUCK, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile LUCK, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile HEALTH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile HEALTH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile ROMANCE, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile ROMANCE, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile LAUGH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile LAUGH, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Wall Tile COURAGE, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Wall Tile COURAGE, word plaque, typography, wall decor, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Word Tile Wall Decor, HOPE, wall plaque, typography, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
Word Tile Wall Decor, HOPE, wall plaque, typography, signage, wall art, inspirational, language, word decor
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Paint by Number style X-Large *FINISHED Art Block 'Autumn Scene', 6" x 14" - fall color, autumn landscape, vintage landscape, art on wood
Paint by Number style X-Large *FINISHED Art Block 'Autumn Scene', 6" x 14" - fall color, autumn landscape, vintage landscape, art on wood
StudioLiscious
$59.00 USD
LOVE Wall Plaque, LOVE Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
LOVE Wall Plaque, LOVE Word Sign, Wall Art, Wall Decor, SALE, Word Tile, Signage, Typography, Inspirational
StudioLiscious
$16.00 USD
Branch Wall Hook, Modern Twig Hook, 'Twiggy' Coat Hook,  SMALL Size, Single wall hook, Wooden Coat Hook,Storage and Organization
Branch Wall Hook, Modern Twig Hook, 'Twiggy' Coat Hook, SMALL Size, Single wall hook, Wooden Coat Hook,Storage and Organization
StudioLiscious
$23.50 USD
Target #15, Circle Art Block, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art - Yellow/Black/Red
Target #15, Circle Art Block, Wall Art, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art - Yellow/Black/Red
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Target #8, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging-  Blue/Red/White
Target #8, Circle Wall Decor, Target Art, Bull's Eye Art, Archery Target Art, Target Wall Hanging- Blue/Red/White
StudioLiscious
$29.00 USD
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Twin Peaks' -  mountain valley, vintage landscape
Paint By Number style *FINISHED Art Block 'Twin Peaks' - mountain valley, vintage landscape
StudioLiscious
$22.00 USD

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