Oh, Etsy. Etsy, Etsy, Etsy. How my love for you continues to grow. Right now I'm enjoying these recent from-Etsy goods. First, this linen patchwork scarf that I LOVE and never want to take off, from my dear friend's brand new Etsy shop, my cabin door. The linen she uses is so soft, and I adore her fabric combinations. She's great at the color thing - (which makes for excellent company while fabric shopping, as a bonus).
I happened upon Toni's blog and shop update at just the right moment a few weeks back to snag myself one of her adorable crochet acorns. And I'm in love with it. A crochet acorn? Bigger than life size? Come on now. Too much. The kids and I have been putting it in the middle of nearly every day's centerpiece of the table.
1. Earrings by Little Llama Shop
2. Photograph prints by Madelaine
3. Recycled bakelite bracelet by Lorimarsha
4. Pleasure Time postcard set by Supercapacity
5. Cranston blouse (only wishing it was in my size) by Le Bouton
6. Yarn yum by Pancake and Lulu
I'm so excited about the role Etsy will play in my holidays this year - even more so than last year (can you believe how much is out there now?!). I'm fairly confident that in addition to one particular local craft fair/art show, and a print run at my local photo shop, Etsy will be the only other place I need visit for holiday shopping. I'm pretty excited about that - there's support for independent artists, inspiration for me, and a unique handmade gift treat for the recipient. And my favorite - it takes the pressure off and prevents me from having a crazy, hectic holiday gift-making couple of months, saving the crafting energy for the projects most near and dear to my heart and my family. Ah, yes. Thank you for that, Etsy.