Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Anyone looking at my shop knows that I have a soft spot for ceramic art and I have quite a few ceramic favorites on my list. One of the first artists I found on Etsy was gr8clay. I love the surface decoration of his work as well as the colors! For anyone who isn't experienced with clay, getting such beautiful reds is really hard to do. All of his works are porcelain which is also tricky to work with but the results in this shop are simply beautiful. Check it out!

Futurescape Bowl

Copper red wine cups

Robot Shot Cup

Monday, September 29, 2008

Patapri and Ilovepinkdots

It's a two for one special today on this gloomy Monday. The weather wasn't always like this Saturday when I met these two sellers at an art walk in downtown Chicago. Beautiful weather and beautiful work, who could ask for more?

The first seller I met was Yuko from Patapri. She screen prints her modern, geometric and colorful designs onto pillows, dishtowels and cards. I bought two of her cards over the weekend. They're as pretty in real life as they are in the picture. Just take a look at some of this goodness:

Spring Tree Card

Blue Fish Dishtowel

Pillow Covers

The second seller I met was Tiffany from ilovepinkdots. Her studio was right around the corner and it was interesting to see two different artists putting on their own style and spin with the same media.

Brown bird/pink dots teatowel

Brown skateboard on yellow teatowel

Turntable teatowel

Both of these sellers have impeccable craftsmanship and are super friendly to talk to. I always encourage to buy handmade but if you're in the area, I highly recommend to shop local and support these two wonderful shops.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Featured Friday Seller - Novitajulien

NovitaJulien has been on Etsy since 2007, and sells handmade bags and purses from Switzerland. She is active on a couple Etsy teams and on the forums and chat, which is how I found her shop. My personal favorite is the Orange Damask bag which is also very trendy for this season. Along with her support of Etsy teams, she is also selling a couple bags in support of ending SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It is always wonderful to see Etsy sellers supporting charitable causes. :)

Autumn Corduroy Bag

Fidela Bag - Orange Damask

Chloe Bag

If any of these bags catch your interest, NovitaJulien is offering free shipping through Christmas. :)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Good Cause

A few weeks ago I came across a request in the Etsy Forum asking for donated items to help put together a basket for an auction. Sept. 20th, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition had a Run/Walk and Silent Auction. Etsy seller MillieDogDesigns put the basket together and I think she did a wonderful job. I donated a gray scarf which you can see in the first photo. You can read all about the effort here. :)

Shout Out to my Danger Ladies

My fellow Danger Lady Flashframe, as mentioned below, not only snagged a treasury but also wrote up a really great blog post describing the rest of our team and giving a breakdown of all our shops. Since I can't mess with that kind of success, I wanted to link to that post so everyone can read all about our team here.


If I had a a million dollars... C'mon everyone, sing it with me! If I had a million dollars (to spend on Etsy), I would buy the rest of Microcosm's work. Her shop used to be Srussart where the first two pictures are from, but then she moved shop over to Microcosm. I'm in awe of anyone who can weave/crochet wire like this.

Woven Wire Sculpture - Sea Urchin

Copper vase

Sea Anemone Bracelet/Cuff

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

John Golden

Going through my favorites on Etsy is like a trip down memory lane. I remember where I was sitting when I found this shop, and right then and there I wanted to buy about 10 things. John Golden's shop is amazing. The amount of work he has to offer is monumental. 400 items! Everything from town signs to robots to birds to scooters and whimsical animal prints, there is something for everyone. I'm really glad to see that there are digital artists on Etsy. His work is both unique yet familiar with the subject matter he chooses. I love the vintage retro feeling he imparts in his work. You'll see what I mean with these images.

Vespa 8x10 inch Print

Tin Toy Robot Print

Bird Collages, Set of 4, 3x3 inches

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New items in my shop!

I designed these cards a few months ago and then ordered some cellophane wraps for my cards and envelopes to fit into. I finally got the wraps the other day. I'm ready to start selling cards!

Here are a few examples:

Happy Birthday


Thank You

So take a gander at my shop and check them out!


I think I found Joom from browsing around some Storque articles. Or maybe I saw a picture in the Recently Updated List on the front page of Etsy. Either way, I immediately noticed the bold colors and clean designs of her work. Turns out everyone else has too! If you visit her profile you can see the many places her work has been featured, including a spot on the Rachael Ray Show! Check these out and you'll see why:

Yellow Hummingbird with Eucalyptus Rectangle Pillow

Framed Orange Birdie Print

Love Birdies Card

I still haven't made up my mind what to get, there is so much good stuff.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fabric Worm

This Etsy seller ended up in a Pounce search today, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I found. Fabric Worm, a shop out of California, carries a bunch of hip, modern and fresh fabric I can envision using for a billion projects. Check out some of these amazing fabrics:

Alexander Henry - Apples and Pears

Scooters - Japanese Imported Fabric

Erin McMorris - New York Park Slope Circles and Stems in Fuschia

See what I mean? The possibilities are endless at her shop. :) Check it out!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

First post, fourth treasury!

Aw yeah! It's my second month selling on Etsy and I got word I made it into my fourth treasury! It was put together by my co-Danger Lady, Flashframe. I really love the collection of items that she put together if I do say so myself. :)

Check back tomorrow when I start featuring an Etsy seller each day during the work week. It'll be awesome!