Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Featured Seller - Gracious Creations

Today's featured seller is Gracious Creations out of Louisiana. She creates handmade baby supplies including bibs, blankets and other accessories in a range of cute fabrics and styles. Anything in her shop would be perfect for a mom-to-be in your life.

Apple Seat Belt Covers

Ava Security Blanket

Argyle Reversible Bib

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Melbry is hip in a way that I wish I could be hip. Her work looks so funky and edgy. I love it. I bet she was an eclectic art student, the kind just by looking at her you knew she made art. (I was never that kind of art student). She makes scarves out of fabric swatches and connects them in a way it looks like they were meant to be. And being based out of Indianapolis, you'll need a scarf or two. Each scarf is a one-of-a-kind piece, and if you live in the Ohio or Illinois area downstate you might be so lucky to try on a piece in-store. Imagine yourself in one of these...

Jellybeans Scarf

Sea Blue Origami Scarf

Copper and Silver Coin Scarf

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


It may be a cold and snowy November where I am, but looking at Flandersfield's photography you'd think it is already spring. The colors are so bright and cheery it'll make anyone's day. Behind the lens is Jenny Flanders out of Washington State. She has photographs in her shop in a variety of colors and sizes. She's also a member of a bunch of teams including Photographers of Etsy, EtsyMOM, and EtsyRAIN - a Seattle based group. Check these out and feel your day brightening.



Inner Beauty - 1 of 2

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Doris and Delva

Today I'm doing a bit of two shop promotion. The first shop is Doris and Delva. Puttering around her shop, I realized she has a second store, Little Whirl. Doris and Delva features handmade resin jewelry. Little Whirl features home decor for kids along with kids quilts. I've shown a combination of both stores so you can get a feel for what each offers. I think my two favorites are the red stack necklace and Lincoln quilt. They seem so whimsical and fun.

Lincoln Quilt

Coral Stack Necklace

Seafoam Slice Necklace

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sarah Jane Studios

Sarah Jane Studios is quite possibly the cutest thing you could ever see on a Monday morning. She is one of Etsy's most popular shops, even making it onto the front page as a Featured Seller. It's easy to see why. Her softly colored illustrations of children at play remind me of early Winnie the Pooh books. Her images are perfect for nurseries and playrooms. If you're looking for a perfect shower gift for that mom-to-be, look no further. There are so many cute prints and card sets to choose from. However, if you just can't decide, Sarah Jane also has gift certificates. A great choice for the holiday season.

This Much Postcards - Set of 10

Holiday Stationery Set

My Little Lamb

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Artsy Danger Ladies Blog Giveaway

Nothing cheers everyone up like a giveaway, so how does a 12 day giveaway sound? The 12 Days of Holidays Giveaway starts Monday, December 1st over at the Artsy Danger Ladies Blog. 12 different sellers in 12 days, you are bound to find something you like. All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment with a way to contact you, along with a note telling us another item you like in the seller's store. We encourage you to comment each day, cause you never know if the winner might be you. All of the rules, list of sellers and other info can be found on the blog.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Featured Seller - Kerstin Hanson

Kerstin Hanson is today's featured seller. Based out of North Carolina, she makes jewelry partly inspired by her love of beads and large bead collection. The results are quite pretty. She has only been selling since August and she already has over 20 sales. It's easy to see why. There are plenty of styles, colors and shapes to fit your budget. I've picked three I like best.

Purple Tiger Eye Earrings

Blue Swirls

Cranberry Ice

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Elijah Aller

I want to say that this is my first Etsy glass artist on this blog. What an honor then, to feature Elijah Aller. His shop is filled with awesome handmade and handblown glass items. He has ornaments, cocktail glasses, jewelry, and much more. He even had wine glasses (that I oh so coveted) and a beautiful sun catcher/essential oil holder that was lovely. Check out his sales page for more that he does. He is truly very talented and I'm glad to see he is on Etsy.

Red Beads

Hand-Blown Martini Glass


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Yay for today's seller, Niknod! Another Artsy Danger Ladies teammate, her shop features cute-as-a-button crocheted hats and gifts for kids. She's even been a finalist in the Handmade Kids Etsy Challenge, quite an accomplishment given the number of entries it generates. Of course, what makes her shop extra cute is her adorable model, her daughter. All of her hats are available in various children sizes and she's been popular for custom work. Check it out!

Cherries Hat

Sairy the Squishy Fish

Blue and Green Hat

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Page Pottery

More pottery this week! Woo hoo!

Today's selection comes from Page Pottery, a husband and wife team operating out of their converted horse barn studio in the hills of North Carolina. The area sounds beautiful, as are the wares in their shop. There's something for everyone, a wide selection of kitchen products like salt and pepper shakers, casseroles, mugs and bowls. There are even garden planters and sake sets. Most of their work is high fire but they also feature raku selections. To see more, you can also visit their website for more.

Casserole Dishes

Salt and Pepper Shakers


Monday, November 17, 2008

Made With Love By Hannah

It's Monday. I was feeling meh until I went to see who would be my Monday blog pick and I immediately got happy cause it was Made With Love By Hannah. I think I saw her skirt once on the front page and I fell in love with it right there. How fun and cute are these? I want to get one and just twirl in it all day. I'd be the hit of my German Club meetings. Hannah also has prints that she sells. Check out her fun and festive Etsy shop and leave some love about what you like best.

Scherenschnitte Skirt

Forest Fairytale Skirt

Matryoshka Skirt

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Featured Seller - FlashFrame

Today's (or should I say tonight - it's been a long day) featured seller, supporter of this blog and fellow Artsy Danger Lady member is FlashFrame. She's also been an influential force in creating the Artsy Danger Ladies blog. Her shop is filled with interesting photographic prints, notecards and keychains. Her robot prints are pretty popular, I must say. :)

Power Lines Print

Robots Rule Keychain

Leaves Notecard

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Flight Fancy

Every time I look at Flight Fancy's shop, I become a little kid in a candy story. I want this, and that, and that and that and everything. I need a lot of disposable income, basically. I love the style of her necklaces how she arranges the beads geometrically into these really awesome shapes. Love. Pure and simple. I love love love her stuff.

Spring Green Earrings

Purity Necklace

Whispering Witch Moonstone Necklace

Is that enough convincing to go look at everything in her shop? Go, go look now!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I see Radrb8vicki in Etsy Chat (when I'm on). She is the first seller I've seen that sells paper beads and turns them into the neatest things. I have never seen a paper bead purse done so well, have you? Her shop features many things including loose paper beads for your own projects, baskets, purses and jewelry. The color combinations she chooses can be used for so many applications. I want to buy some loose beads but can't make up my mind! Check these out:

Coral Beads

Beaded purse


What's your favorite? Tell me in the comments section!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DAH Ceramics

It's a ceramic day, so prepare for much gushing on the part of me.

Ready? Let's go!

The seller I'm featuring today is DAH Ceramics. The DAH stands for Dara Anne Hartman. She received her MFA from a school in Montana and had a chance to study at the Archie Bray Foundation. For all the non-ceramic artists reading, that is like the place you want to study if you're into ceramic art. Ceramic heaven. I'm glad to see there are such accomplished ceramic artists selling on Etsy.
Dara's shop features slip cast vases and tumblers and even some wall tiles. When you see the wall tile you will know, if you know anything about my work, that this is so up my alley. Let's have a look-see.


Carved Tile

Bud Vase

Monday, November 10, 2008


Lake is a cool shop. Short for Julie Lake, the designer, her shop features handmade metal jewelry that is shapely, organic and modern all at the same time. She offers earrings, rings, pendants and even hair sticks. She's been on Etsy since 2007 and racked up a ton of sales. Let's look at some of her work and you can see for yourself why her work is so popular.

Pantaloon Earrings

Molecule Earrings

Fused Hair Stick

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I'm going out of town this weekend so I'm skipping the Friday Featured Seller part to my blog this week. However, I didn't want to leave you all without a new post to read, so I am featuring Morava. I have bought from her store before and I can be the first to tell you that if you are looking for gloves for the holidays for yourself or others, she is the person you need to talk to. She made me a pair of acrylic gray mittens that are amazing. I worried at first that maybe acrylic wouldn't be warm enough but already this season I've had a few chances to wear my mittens and they are great. I couldn't be happier. Plus they have a cool cable design going down the front which looks stylish with any coat I pair them with. She has tons of colors to choose from and she is wonderful to work with so if you go to her site and see something you love but you want another color, don't hesitate to ask. She makes other cold weather gear, some of which I'll feature below.

Pink Scarf

Lodi Wool Mittens

Persimmon Fingerless Gloves (loooove this color!)

AmyHatch and JunkyardGypsy

As a shout out to AmyHatch and JunkyardGypsy for featuring me in treasuries that got back to back front page viewings, they're both getting featured on my blog. One good turn deserves another, I say.

I'll start first with Amy. She is based out of Washington state and has been on Etsy since 2007. Her shop features beautiful handmade jewelry that gives off a feeling of romantic vintage. Soft colors and a delicate simplicity highlight the pieces.

La Petite

Rosettes Earrings

Pink Topaz

JunkyardGypsy is based out of North Carolina and has a blog, if you'd like to follow along there. She scours estate sales, auctions and other places looking for pieces to incorporate into her recycled art aesthetic.

What a View

Smoking Santa

The Democrat