I do a lot of digging for simple graphics for all sorts of craft and design projects, and I found one today that I had to share IMMEDIATELY. Like, I haven’t even put dinner leftovers away yet because this is, truthfully, urgent. Often I start with a Google image search, but that involves a lot of wading through spam. But THIS. It’s a site called The Noun Project and it’s a beautiful searchable site with tons and tons of crisp, clean, gorgeous, scalable icons covering just about every “thing” you can think of.
Just a few examples – a search for “sewing”:
A search for “bird”:
And a search for “anchor”:
I’m going to stop with just 3 examples because I’ve probably already lost you. You’re probably already over there digging for yourself. I could probably tell you about that time I ate a huge dinner topped off with red jello and then hopped up onto a stage under hot lights and alllllmost made it though the Christmas program finale before losing said dinner in front of 300 people. SO EMBARRASSING. And you’re not even still here to read about it. But for those that are still here – aren’t these fantastic? Freezer paper stencils, digital cut files, stamps, stickers, pattern repeats, you name it!
Of coooourse you have to read the fine print about acceptable use and attribution, just as you would with any other resource. But even if you were planning to grab these for commercial use there seem to be reasonable terms for that.
Have a friend who’d love it? Share this post with ’em! They’ll thank you. Hopefully with something handmade-y. :)