Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Balanced is one of those shops where I don't know how she does it, I'm not sure I want to know how she does it, but I love it and it is amazing.

I'm talking about these totally awesome cool beadwoven bracelets and other jewelry of course! You'd think with my mind for crochet I could get a sense of what end is up with these but I can't. And I think knowing her secret would ruin the mystique for me so I'm just going to sit back and admire. And show them to you so you can admire them as well.

Beadwoven Lattice Ribbon Bracelet - Sky Blue and White

Beadwoven Lattice Ribbon Bracelet - Fuzzy Green

Lavender Pearls, Light Rose Pearls, Copper - Cuff Bracelet - Spring Lavender

Ahhhhh love it. Share your love for these in the comments section.

Monday, June 29, 2009


As a child, I had a thing for koalas. Now that I think back on it, I really don't know why. Maybe something about how they moved slowly and were so gosh darn furry it looked like you could pluck them off of their eucalyptus tree and hug them and squeeze them and call them George.

Ahhh. Sesame Street. So educational.

Anyway, I had the thought to search for octopi after reading Odd Fish and I came across this lovely octopus plush. He also comes with a coordinating gift set (a separate listing) for all you new parents out there.

Oliver the Octopus Plush

Kiley the Koala Plush

Jungle Animal Plaques, Set of 4

Awwwwww. Now I really can hug and squeeze this koala (but I'll pass on calling it George). Cute! :) Leave some love in the comments section for this new shop!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Featured Seller - BonTons

BonTons is this week's Friday Featured Seller! Her shop is located Down Under and offers cheery and bright personalized gifts for children. Towels, pillowcases, bags, you name it, it can be personalized!

Kiss Hug Kiss Hug Pillow Case

Personalized Towel

Personalised Drawstring Kindy Pre-school Bag

Very cute. Best of luck to this international Etsy shop. Always nice to feature someone in another country!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crystal Campbell's Art

Crystal Campbell's Art is based out of Seattle, Washington. Crystal spent time in Hawaii and Alaska before coming back to Seattle with her family. Nature and the natural world are the subjects in her paintings. I love her style. The sky where it meets Mt. Rainier is just lovely. Crystal's shop is brand new to Etsy so I look forward to seeing more work in her shop. After finding her Mt. Rainier painting on the front page, it looks like she's off to a good start!

Mt. Rainier

Good for You

Daisy Days

Tell me what you think in the comments. Featured Seller post going up tomorrow! Could be you!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


NestKids is a relatively new shop to the Etsy block, and what caught my eye was the graphically bold and colorful prints. I'm a sucker for typography and these items use it really well. Perfect for birthdays, birth announcements and a little something to add some color to your child's room whatever their age.

Custom Name Print - Boys

Count with Me 123 Apples Print

Custom Birth Print - Girls

Very cute. Love the modern clean design. What do you think? Let me know in the comments. You could be featured here Friday for participating!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Magical, mythical, whimsical. All these words describe Adorapop's shop. Under the name The Mymble's Daughter, the shop sells jewelry and pendants with steampunk, fairytale and storytelling roots, from Alice in Wonderland to other natural motifs. I found a few bird images I liked of course. :)

Alice in Wonderland Secret Door Pendant

The Ornithological Steampunk Pendant

Thaumatrope Illusion Necklace

I love all the little touches especially with the Alice in Wonderland pendant with the key and bead. These are fun to check out. Let me know which one you liked best.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Spinning Wheel Studio

As much as we don't like to think of it, winter will soon be here in the Northern Hemisphere. It may be 85 degrees now and hardly appropriate for a scarf, but I've already started working on my Winter 2009 collection. So, that takes yarn. One of my happier discoveries is that you can buy handspun/dyed yarn on Etsy. Even more delightfully, I discovered Spinning Wheel Studio, a shop that spins fibers into beautiful skeins of yarn, sometimes utilizing yarn colored and painted by other Etsy artists. By buying from here, you're continuing the chain of Etsy teamwork into your finished piece. Love it! I also love these colors, so check these out.

Pretty Please 3 Skeins

Sand and Surf

Miss Rumphius

Awwww, it makes me want to buy more yarn right now! I need more funds in my Paypal account! Tell me what colors you like best (or if you knit or crochet, what skein you'd love best) in the comments below.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Featured Seller - Satin Doll Co

Happy Friday! Hope it's a good one. It'll definitely be a good one for Satin Doll Co. as they are today's Featured Seller! Yay! Satin Doll Co. features handmade jewelery in bright colors, chunky beads and shiny metallics to create unique and eye-catching designs.

Exotic Treasures

Urban Jungle

Pearl Leaves

Check out her shop, check out the many features and sales that's going on, and if you're in the mood for a giveaway, check out her blog! Want to be a featured seller next week? Leave a comment and you might get picked!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

At this point in time...

Here's what popped up in the Time Machine function of Etsy, right now!

Vintage Flour Tin

Double Nature T-Shirt - Black Silkscreen on Creme American Apparel Deep V-Neck - size S

Dulce de leche marshmallows

Mmmm. Hi.

Well that was fun, wasn't it? A little peek into the everyday that is Etsy.

Friday Featured Seller tomorrow! Comment away if you want to have a go at it!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Everything Else?

I decided to go a different direction today when deciding what to feature. I was browsing through the categories when "Everything Else" caught my eye. Everything else? Is this like the "Beyond" in Bed, Bath & Beyond's store title? So, in puttering through the results I came across some interesting things. Instead of highlighting just one shop, let's have a random go at 3 items of interest, in no particular order.

Sushi Roll Up Scarf - Crocheted and Guaranteed FRESH

Crazy Car

Flower Circles Paper covered bottle opener 2.25 inches

Feel free to have a spin in the Everything Else category. There certainly is a range of products there (though I wish Graphic Design wasn't in that category but more of a standalone one, but I digress). Just a note of caution, the modest or those with kids probably don't want to look at the "weird" subcategory. Just sayin'.

What'd you all think? Leave a note in the comments below.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I haven't had my ears re-pierced since I was a kid and they closed up due to an ear infection. I've been meaning to get them re-pierced, and earrings like the ones I just saw at Blonde Chick makes me want to run out right now and get that crossed off the list so I can wear them. Hot tamale! BlondeChick's studio features all sorts of handmade jewelry that just screams hip and stylish. I found her work on the front page and it's no wonder why. Cute!

Pink Rose Cabochon and Teal Medallion Bronze Necklace

Wavy Golden Leave Mesh Earrings

Patina Chandelier Black Leaf Earrings

Cute cute cute! See why I want the earrings right there? ^^^ Funky. :)

Leave some love about your favorite.

Monday, June 15, 2009


This shop was an oldie-but-goodie find for me as I thought I favorited this shop before with the intention of putting it on my blog. It must've gotten away from me. When I found RedYellowandBlueInk's shop again I knew I had to pounce. The shop is after my heart: bird themes AND cool repurposed supplies in the forms of traffic light discs. There are bird feeders and other items like towels in the shop. For the images Gocco and linoleum prints are used.
The other great thing is that with each purchase a partial amount will be donated to various causes like the Audubon Society, Nature Conservancy and Endangered Species International. Each listing specifies what cause is highlighted. Pretty cool.

Emerald Skies and Warm Sunshine Bird Feeder

Bird Feeder Basics 101 Feeder

Natural Flour Sack Towel, Gold Finch and Cosmos

Pretty cool! What do you think? Let me know in the comments section below.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Featured Seller - Lars and Addie

Yay Friday! and Yay Fabric!

Fabric is what you'll find at this week's featured shop Lars and Addie in the form of coasters, scarves, bags and more. What makes the items appealing is the use of bright colors and funky prints to really catch your attention from across the room or down the street.

Coasters - Orange and Yellow Polka Dots and Stripes on Linen

Small Pear Bag

Medley Scarf With Orange and Brown Stripes

Inject some color into your life and check out her shop. There are a lot of items to choose from. Be sure to leave a comment if you want to be just like Lars and Addie and have your own feature next Friday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sewlutions by AMO

Sewlutions by AMO is a shop run by Arlene out of Toronto, Canada. She makes inventive purses, wristlets, bags, wallets, you name it, all with a signature twist. The diecut purse was what first caught my eye, and I was pleasantly surprised to find some neat stuff for men. Perfect for Father's Day? Check it out.

Men's Bifold Wallet with Snap Pocket

Chartreuse All-Leather Dana Wristlet

Cosmopolitan Diva Wallet

Add some funk and beauty to your wardrobe with these picks. Like what you see? There's more where that came from. Post your favorites in the comments section. I'm drawing the Friday Featured Seller pick after today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It's June.

Month of weddings.
Month of gardens.
Month of beautiful warm weather.

Put it all together and what do you have? FLOWERS!

More specifically, flower hairpieces from StarzSelection. There are a ton of items to choose from. Perfect for weddings, parties or just as an extra boost to add some flair to your wardrobe.

Red and Aqua Rockability Flower Piece

Flower Pin/Brooch for a Dress

Ivory Hair Clip

How glam are these? Like I said, there is a ton of stuff to look at in her shop, so stop by and check it out! Leave some comment love too!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tattoo Dreams

I decided to venture over to the "woodworking" category of Etsy to see what's been going on over there and found these wooden boxes made by Tattoo Dreams out of Indiana. The concept is simple, stamping different images and words on to a wooden box (almost like 3D scrapbooking) and then turning the object into a functional yet beautiful piece. Plus, there are other objects too like cat scratchers that are really innovative.

Garden Box

Cat Scratcher Pad

Artist Box

Pretty nifty! I thought it was a nice spin on something we've seen before yet in a new way. Share your thoughts in the comments below. Maybe you'll be featured this Friday?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pieces of Pine

After you look at the banner of Pieces of Pine's Etsy shop, you'll be envious of the tree filled view of this lucky Etsy seller's sewing room. What an inspiration. This shop is filled with colorful, detailed, textured quilts that are perfect to hang on your wall, give for a baby/toddler birthday or shower, or just to have around the house. The craftsmanship is beautiful and I love the touches of whimsy that are in these quilts.

Latticed Forest Friends

Bali Sun Dance Quilt

Firecrackers Wall Quilt

Beautiful! What do you think? Tell me your favorites in the comments below.