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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Etsy Child

As a mom to a toddler I think one of the best categories at Etsy is the items available for children. If you search children on Etsy you will find 134685 items! Those 134685 items include everything from hats, toys, clothes, books, plushies and many more. What a great place to find a perfect birthday present! Each item is hand made with love!
I have chose some of the find Etsy sellers who dedicate their shops to little people to feature this week.
Lookmamamadeit joined the Etsy community on February 29th of this year. Her shop features felt food items for children. She is inspired by her 5 year old. Silvia has been thinking about making children's toys since she was a child! She has her Masters in Art History.
While browsing Silvia's shop I saw this lovely Cake and Ice-Cream Summer Party. The set comes with a strawberry and chocolate cake (2.2"diameter x 1.8"tall), two cookies with pink liners, a strawberry ice-cream cone (3.9"long), a chocolate ice-cream cone (3.9"long), and a lemon lollipop. Each item is made out of rich wool blend felt except for the ice cream cones which are made out of thicker acrylic felt. You can find this
for $32.00. Silvia also offers fruit, vegetables, and other assorted goodies.

Crackersart is another great Ets
y seller who joined the community on August 8th of 2007. Sarah used to be a graphic designer but found it didn't give her enough of a creative outlet. In 1998 Sarah started Crackersart to achieve the creative outlet she desired. Her two little boys are her inspiration for her great digital illustrations.
Quackers the Duck is a great example of her digital illustrations. He is
printed on smooth acid free 100% cotton rag fine art paper using archival inks. This print is 8" x 10" with a white boarder making it easy to frame. Each print is signed and date on the back. You can find this print at for $18.00.

If you are look
ing for a great wall mural then look no further than Loribiebel's shop. She joined the Etsy community on November 11th of 2007. She started doing children's murals in 1991. She realized that making murals that could be move able and not permanent was the way to go. This would be a great way to decorate your little one's room without having to paint over it as they grow!
My favorite mural from her shop is Farm by Storytime Walls. It comes with a barn (21 1/2"x16 1/2"), cow (16"x15"), horse
(17"x14"), pigs(15 1/2"x9"), lambs(16"x11"), tree(9"x14 1/2"), and clouds (17"x11") You can find this great mural at
$138.00. Loribiebel's shop also offers a circus mural, bug mural and individual pieces.

Whimbrella joined the Etsy community on August 12th 2007. She learn
to sew from watching her mother as a little girl. She still enjoys sewing with her mother. One of my favorite items from her shop are her Ready to Go Coloring Totes. Each tote comes with 8 standard crayons and a coloring book! What a great way to help your children pass the time in a car or at a doctor's appointment. The tote measures 6"x6" and is machine washable. You can find this tote at for $12.50.

Etsy is a great place to find the perfect gift for any little one in your life!

Check out all these great Etsy shops at

Monday, April 14, 2008

Featured Seller- Barflybling

If you are looking for a great pair of earrings then stop in at Barflybling. The first thing you will notice is her great banner featuring a pin up lady drinking a martini that sets the tone for her shop. Barflybling got her BFA in drawing and painting and has 20 years experience creating jewelry. You can see how materials inspire her when you look at her exquisite jewelry. She likes to work with sterling silver wire, gemstones and lampwork beads.
Barflybling enjoys taking apart vintage items to make them into contemporary pieces. She has done this beautifully with these Silver Seed Pods. The beads are vintage silver Lucite beads that hang from a handmade round sterling silver ear wires. These earrings are one of a kind! You can get them at
for $12.00.

Blue Tornado is a great example of Barflybling's use of lampwork beads. Made of 18mm blue twisted glass with purple swirls accented with glass blue beads make these earrings stunning! The earrings measure 1 3/4" long. You can find these beautiful earrings at for $9.00!

Barflybling isn't limited to just earrings! Silver Swirl Necklace is a stunning necklace featuring a Silver tone swirl charm on a 18" sterling silver chain. You can find this gorgeous necklace at for $12.00. You can get the making earrings for $12.00.

These are just a few examples of the fine jewelry Barflybling makes. Check out her other items at

Friday, April 11, 2008

Etsy Friends

Etsy has a community like no other! There are so many people who are willing to selflessly help others that it never fails to amaze me.
I thought I would feature some of these fine ladies who took the time to blog about me.

I love this print from Arabbitgirl's shop. It is a great example of Asian art! Arabbitgirl's is from one of my favorite places in the states Boston. She has been making collages for twenty years. A great example is Wind. Wind is a 7"x7" digital collage reproduction print. Arabbitgirl's prints each of her prints on Epson Professional Enhanced matte paper. You can find this print at for $20.00! While you're there check out her other works of art!

Odannysgirl has a patten pending on this Lace Certified Organic Cotton Dining Out Travel Bib Set. This is an item that I wish I had when my son was a baby. How great is this not only does it fold up for traveling convenience but it's also organic and comes with a great wood spoon! You can find this great bib set at for $44.95. It won't be long before this is the gift to give to new moms and dads.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Beautifully Brown

Beautifully Brown? you might say. How can brown be beautiful? Usually when you ask people their favorite color you will very rarely hear brown. I'm am on of those rare people who find brown beautiful. All you have to do is take a wander around Etsy to find some really great examples of why brown is beautiful.
This first piece is a fine example of why brown is beautiful. Jessica Doyle is the artist behind this piece in titled Spring 8x8 Fine Print Art. There are three other prints in this series representing all the seasons. This fine print was created using Faber Castell Pitt artist pens, Micron Pens, Windsor and Newton watercolor on Arches cold press watercolor paper. Each print is titled and signed on the back. You can find this great piece at for $18.00.While you're there check out Jessica's other prints!

Early Budding Vine Bracelet from Giftbearer's Budding Vine (TM) Line is one of most original pieces of brown I found on Etsy. The process of making this wonderful bracelet takes two weeks! Giftbearer uses fine silver slip layered onto a real vine then burned out. A bronezey-gunmetal color is then added to give the bracelet texture before the stones are set. This bracelet will fit a 5" wrist. You can find this excellent bracelet at for $600.00. While you're there check out Giftbearer's Budding Vine Line!

Homelab is responsible for this next piece, Beige and Brown Collar with Wood Buttons. I saw it awhile back and thought it was off a runway. This collar can be worn as a wrap, a scarf or a half turtle neck. You can find this great piece at for $45.00 While you are there check out Homelab's other pieces!

Dawn Lewis created this ACEO, Heritage Gee Gee, Limited Edition Photo Card. The story behind this card is what fascinated me the most. The little girl butterfly is actually Dawn's mum as a little girl. She photoed the photo to create this card. What was more fascinating was that the cards are printed on playing cards. You can choose which ever card you want! It is the first out of twenty four in her Fairy Series. You can find this card at for $4.00. Check out Dawn's other ACEO while you're visiting her shop.

The final piece in my beautiful browns is this hoodie by Binarywinter. I found that Binarywinter's description was way better than my description would ever be.
In Victorian times, a woman's treasured charm was most often a cameo carved with her own likeness. A portrait of great artistry would typically be carved on shell or stone, and framed by a floral motif that reflected the Victorians' love of gardening.
Adorned with graceful gears and delicate blossoms, our Cameo Mecanique is a modern take on a timeless charm. The cameo is nestled on the back of the hoodie, with two sets of elegant gears on both sides of the hood. Silk-screened by hand using creamy bronze ink onto a brown American Apparel women's fleece zip hoodie. 100% cotton, lusciously soft and cozy, perfect for spring nights!
You can find this hoodie at for $45.00. When you visit Binarywinter's shop you will find a list of sizes so you can pick the best fit for you or a friend!

Perhaps brown isn't the prettiest or most popular color in spectrum but I challenge anyone to say that brown can't be beautiful! These pieces from great artist show case my point exactly.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Featured Seller- Andy's Rascals

When you enter Andy's Rascals shop ( you know that you have found a little treasury trove. I discovered Andy's shop a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with her little figurines. Andy started her passion after realizing that her kids were not represented anywhere so her and a friend took a ceramics class. That one class got her hooked and Andy started making her great figurines. Her first sales came from a local gift shop where she received five dollars for each figurine. If I had ran across them at the gift shop I would have bought everyone! Andy spent the next eleven years doing the Victorian Country Christmas craft show before landing at Etsy on January 26 of this year. In the few months she has been at Etsy she has enjoyed twenty sales!!

Each of Andy's figurines has a personality all it's own. This little Donkey is pouting just like your little one does! He is $14.95 like most of her single figurines. You can find him at

How cute is this little booger?
This little guys is also $14.95 and well worth the conversations he'll start at your next dinner party! Every time I see him I have to smile. You can find him at

This two some is quit the pair! I think the frog just found out that he isn't a prince! This fun pair is $34.95. You can find it at

I hope you have enjoyed learning about Andy's Rascals! Please take the time to see all the other great pieces she has in her shop!!!!

New Pieces

These two peices were listed last week. I just couldn’t figure out how to get pictures in my blog. Thanks to Bendawndavis ( I finally figured it out! Please visit her shop she has beautiful things!

Okay here are a couple of my new pieces:

Stain Glass Cuff



Stain Glass Cuff is a combination of 11/0 Toho Beads and 11/0 Mill Hill beads. This is my first design and I’m very excited to see what else I’ll make from it!

My other new piece is Wacky Wood.


Wacky Wood is just a great natural braclet that compliments every outfit. This is the first bracelet that I’ve made that I have attachment to lol.

Let me know what you think!

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