silly and strange paper and household goods

Austin, Texas · 778 Sales


silly and strange paper and household goods

Austin, Texas 778 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
laura fisk

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laura fisk

special order for louann - 11 cards
Thank you chicken and hen card set of 8
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5 out of 5 stars
Maria Esposito

Maria Esposito on Nov 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I can't recommend this shop enough! The towels are excellent quality with vibrant graphics that look even better in person! Beautifully and thoughtfully packaged.. and mailed out so quickly! Love it, and thank you so much!

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Silly and Strange Illustrated and Screenprinted paper and household goods.

Hello from fisk and fern!

Fisk & Fern is a little paper and household goods business out of Austin TX, owned and operated by illustrator Laura Fisk. Her products features all sorts of funny characters that are each hand drawn by Laura using an army of pens and pencils. There’s always a good dose of silliness in he work, and hopes to make people chuckle and smile. Growing up, she always wanted to make cards and be a cartoonist, and after a couple of twists and turns found her way to doing just that.

Our line of funny food tea towels and aprons are hand screenprinted in Austin. Our greeting card line is illustrated by Laura and printed in the US.

Her work has been featured on Daily Candy, Edible Indy, The OC Register, Giftware News,, the food in jars blog, Oh so beautiful paper, among other wonderful places.


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Shop members

  • Laura Fisk

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Screenprinter, Illustrator

    Laura fisk is an Illustrator and printmaker based in Austin, TX. All the designs you see in the shop are her designs. She started fisk & fern so her silly & strange characters could come alive on greeting cards, tea towels and so much more!

  • Amanda

    Operations Manager

    Amanda is quite literally THE most organized person on the planet, and is one of the sweetest too - she keeps Fisk and Fern on track. While she is new to the team, she isn't new to the family, as she is Laura's fabulous sister.


  • Screenprinter

    Austin, TX, United States

    I work with a wonderful local printer to print my tea towels here in Austin. She is quite possibly the most meticulous printer I know (and we are a finicky bunch). All towels are printed with waterbased non-toxic inks.

  • Coaster Maker

    Austin, TX, United States

    An amazing fellow small business owner and coaster maker extraordinaire assembles all my sweet drink coasters here in Austin.

  • Digital printing

    Austin, TX, United States

    I work with a great local printer for many of my printed materials and greeting cards.

  • Digital Printer

    Birmingham, AL, United States

    I work with some wonderful folks that know their way around a greeting card - in fact their business is specifically designed for greeting card designers so they know greeting card printing inside and out.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
Hello! All my illustrations are hand drawn and then finished in the computer. I draw everything you see! Every printmaking print is hand-pulled or hand-pressed, printed in limited runs. There is some slight variation from print to print (in color and position sometimes) but that is the beauty and nature of hand done printmaking.

When it comes to "green" policies - as we feel it's important to have those! we are not a fully green operation yet, but working on it. All my paper is partially recycled and made in the US, all my fabric is 100% cotton. All 'plastic' sleeves are a plant based plastic. Also, rest assured, i would use the word militant to describe my recycling practices. every sliver and scrap is recycled, if not reused for other, interesting uses.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
we accept payment through paypal or credit cards, if you live in the state of TX, tax will be added to your item.
We typically ship USPS first class package mail. During the holiday or by special request we will ship priority mail with adjusted cost. We are happy to ship anywhere in the world. All of our US packages are tracked with delivery confirmation.

We ship our orders out from 1-3 days after your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
We do offer returns. To receive your refund, the item will need to be shipped back to us within 10 days of purchase and we will refund the item amount of return shipping as well, after we have received the item and it is in good condition (unwashed) upon return.

As our items are all handprinted and assembled we do NOT accept returns on items that are ever so slightly different than what you see photographed. Please take the time to read the size and description of items as a return will NOT be issued if something is a different size than expected. Please note that aprons and tea towels WILL shrink in a hot or warm wash. we will not offer refunds for an item that has shrunk.

We do everything in small runs and while the colors are usually the same from run to run, there will be slight shifts in color or position from time to time. we see that as the beauty of the human touch!
Additional policies and FAQs
We welcome wholesale orders and custom illustration inquires large and small.

We also are happy to take requests for custom orders, new designs for stationery or anything you can cook up! Please contact us for costs and rates for custom.