Thursday, September 25, 2008

Etsy Rocks! Featured Seller

Anymore, I tend to spend more time on Etsy, less time in my other online groups. Hanging out in the forums, occasionally adding my 3 cents worth to discussions, and mostly checking out what other crafters are selling.

Now and then, I'm going to feature an Etsy seller here with my top 3 picks from their shop. Either one I've purchased from, or one whose work catches my eye and I just have to share them.


My first artisan is a fairly new shop from Portugal that offers fun and unique gifts for everyone.
It was hard to choose just a few pictures to put in here!

First, at left, Brown Yourself With Red Bracelet. Beautiful wood beads accented with two crocheted red beads, perfect to wear with blue jeans, or even with a dress.

Circle Yourself Bracelet. The colours of these polymer beads are so fun and bright, they almost look good enough to eat.

Lastly, I love this one for its upcycling! To take something that would have gone to the landfill and turn it into something useful to give it a brand new life...awesome! I especially love how it buttons!!

Check out wearmycolors to see their other unique items, too, they do ship worldwide!

When shopping on Etsy, be sure to check out each store's policies regarding shipping and custom orders. If you're new to Etsy and having difficulty with the checkout process, don't hesitate to convo the seller, we're very happy to help out a newbie!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So I have a slightly twisted sense of humour.

Just slightly, mind you! When Etsyhookers Team on Etsy started a challenge for strange hats, I discussed this with my 10yo while waiting (for 45 minutes AFTER our appointment time) at the hair dresser's. I told her 'no holds barred!', and she came up with a runny nose idea. Imagine, talking snot while people are trying to improve their appearance!
Anyway, from the runny nose came the Snot-Nosed Goblin. I must admit, Allie's disappointed, it doesn't look like the picture she had in her head. It was kinda hard for me to see I had to go with the one in my head. Fortunately, the finished item looks a lot like the one in my head!

The hat is now for sale in one Etsy shop...the pattern in the other.

The hats submitted for the challenge are all in, and voting is now taking place. If you'd like to see all the hats created for this, and vote, you can pop in here: Etsyhookers Blog.

My hat (like I said, pattern is available for sale in my Etsy store and on my website):

And that little bit of light green....that's the snot drip!!