I could not have said it better! These words are from the pretty blog, Lovely Clusters. There are so many reason's to love Etsy but you can't beat the work & uniqueness of a lovely handmade gift. We all have our needs from the local big box store but when it comes to a gift, knowing that it is made by hand makes it even better. Handmade may cost a little more but remember that little extra cost is because one person imagined it, developed it, loved it, had confidence in it & created it for you to love...I think that is worth every penny.
I love the industrial Edison light bulbs. I have been searching high and low for cheap Edison bulbs and some crafty, ingenious DIY ideas to showcase them. I love them plain & simple but I love them even more in a group. Some day I'll narrow down a solid idea but every time I look I find some lovely new idea.
This Saint Paul, Minnesota based company makes some awesome wallets! RobbieMoto makes these beautiful, handcrafted leather lovelies. The colors are fantastic, the craftsmanship is impeccable & they just feel good in your hand. I saw them at the Renegade Craft Fair and for a really nice leather wallet they are reasonably priced.
Nell & Mary is a Portland, Oregon based environmentally friendly & social conscious line. This line is simple, unique and refreshing. I am loving these geometric, sketchy designs. The pillows are mostly two-sided so you get a little something extra in each one. This is another favorite from the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair. I am so drawn to the mountain art...love this tote!
Believe it or not, these planters are very light weight. They look cool, they feel great and they add a great pop of color. I love these sweet cement planters from Lucid Design. I saw these at Renegade and I'm now wishing I had brought one home...
I made my way to the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend. There was lots of great stuff to check out and way too many things I wanted to buy. This line from Viva Zapata! was memorable. I love the bold, bright colors. Plus, these are so durable and functional. The bags are made from vinyl used to cover the seats of Argentinian public buses, love that!
I got a sample of a hair tie at a trade show and I can't believe how much I covet this one little hair tie. It looks like a bracelet when I have it on my wrist. It's really comfortable in my hair or anywhere I wear it. I had no idea the name of the company until I ran across them on Curio Road. These colorful, practical ties are created by Mane Message and come in every color & pattern. I am addicted.
Yellena James is a pretty amazing artist I recently stumbled across. Her work his intricate, colorful & makes me smile. I found her work on Etsy and for a limited time you can buy 2 prints & get 1 free. There are so many beautiful pieces to choose from.