Friday, February 22, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Smack, Watch, Gaggle

Seller SmackOfJellyfish sells great cards featuring collective nouns for animals - wouldn't these look great framed in a set in a sitting room or hallway?

A Smack of Jellyfish

A Watch of Nightingales

A Troop of Kangaroos

A Parliament of Owls

A Gaggle of Geese

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Paper Art

Papercutting and silhouette-making has always been fascinating to me. Here are some Etsy sellers who do it extremely well.

Heart Garland by Sanfran 67

Perfect as a Valentine's gift (if you're up for spending $65 on a Valentine's gift!) The rest of Sanfran 67's store is jaw-dropping as well.

Large Art Card - London Eye by Nickolya

Nickolya does cut-outs of many major world cities' skylines - check out the shop for more!

White Peony in Black background by Molley Jey

A simple framed silhouette - this would be beautiful over your desk.

Bee Miniature Paper Sculpture by Elsita

Elsita's bee sculptures are basically the eighth wonder of the world, I think.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Valentine's Day

Digital Paperie is a favorite of mine, and her Valentine's Day offerings are sure nice this year.

Valentine Sweetheart Tags by Digital Paperie

Black and Pink Chic Hearts by Digital Paperie

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sweet Embroidery

Birds and Roses Tea Towel by melys baby

I love embroidered tea towels - but don't you feel a little guilty actually using them?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Botanical Goodies

We all know Etsy's a great resource for jewellery, yarn, felted pincushions, and the like - but did you know that Etsy's also a great resource for dried herbs, flowers, and spices?

3oz Sample Dried Lavender Buds by PoPkO

Perfect for sweet little sachets - I've heard that enough lavender will keep moths out of your woolens, though I'm not sure that's scientifically sound.

Pink Rose Buds by Alli Pacha

These would be great in potpourri, or in a centerpiece or wreath for Valentine's Day or a June birthday.

Baby Dried Rosebuds - Purple by Allie B

Or maybe for even tossing at a wedding?

Don't know what you'd do with a whole bunch of lovely dried flowers? Get practical with some lavender tea:

English Lavender Black Tea by Lilith's Apothecary

My favorite lavender/tea blend is Earl Grey, but this black tea is probably nice too.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Favorite Seller: Shine Your Hiney Soap Co.

Though Shine Your Hiney Soap Co. may win the prize for "I am embarrassed for you with that name," they produce some of the most beautiful soaps on Etsy - period. For example:

Pomegranate Sage by Shine Your Hiney Soap Co

Can you find a more beautiful soap on Etsy? Personally, I'd say not. But you could sure try:

Frankincense and Myrrh Holiday Star

Sweet Strawberry

Basil and Herb Celtic Aloe and Olive Oil

Bzzzzzzz Goat Milk Soap

Strawberry Swedish Fish

To tell you the truth, I could have included every single soap on this list - so why not just check them out already? They're all between $3 and $5, and would make a great gift. For me, at least...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Red and Aqua

Felt Tote Bag by lusitania

the louisa by sheepy heads

Wouldn't these be cute to wear out together in February in California or in May in New York? I think so.