Thursday, August 31, 2006

Theme Thursday: Amigurumi

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Gotta love amigurumi, don't you? If you want to learn more about what amigurumi is, here's the wikipedia article.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Featured Item: Paisley Bangle

I don't think I've mentioned this, but paisley is probably my favorite type of print. I just like the shape of the.... things on it. I don't know what you call them (the teardrop shapes), but I've always been a fan of paisley and this is why I'm featuring this bracelet today. It's not only a very original idea- I mean, who would think to make a wire rendition of paisley?- but it's also really well made and very awesome looking. I love wirework, I love paisley, and I LOVE the bracelet. Chica Style has a lot of other really nice wire bracelets, which I love. Wonderful!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Featured Item: Handpainted Leather Photo Album

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You really have to adore this photo album, even if you don't share the same connection with Canada that I do. Anyhow, Maps on Leather has other varieties for you, with everything from Mexico to the netherlands to entire globes, all on handpainted and hand-tooled leather, and made into wonderful photo albums.

Wouldn't these be great for travel photos?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Featured Item: Etsy PromoBlox

This is for all the Etsy sellers out there- an awesome promo item that I myself am going to buy more of very soon. PromoBlox from StoryBlox. I had the opportunity to sample the PromoBlox for my shop last spring and I have to say that they are worth every penny, and a great promo item. Maybe not something you're going to hand out to everyone but they are really great, and incredibly well made. So if you want something a little more interesting than your regular old business card, definitely go for the PromoBlox.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Featured Item: Dragon Necklace

This necklace has been on my favorites list for a long time, but I haven't bought it yet. Probably because it's so short and I have a big neck, but I'm quickly giving in, now that I have a ton of money coming as a birthday gift. Money I'm probably going to be using to have a gigantic Etsy blowout. But that isn't the point. This necklace is gorgeous, not because of the entire necklace- the coral chips used in the cord are just complimentary- but because of the amazing focal pendant, the pink, pearly dragon. The dragon just amazes me- made into a necklace, it's almost irresistible. There's another dragon pendant available from Dragon Lady Designs, too, this one a bit longer- this is really going to make my choice when it comes time to spend my birthday money TOUGH. I mean, I'm tempted to buy both!

PS: turns out this necklace got put on Saturday Night Special so guess who owns the pink passion dragon necklace? ME.

Again, big apologies for missed days- Life, you know? I can't promise I'll do better in the near future, but I'm certainly trying and remember that if you see something TOTALLY awesome on Etsy or if you want to draw our attention to your shop for consideration, please email us.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Blog Link Exchange

I'm trying to do a little extra advertising through blogs, so if any of you would like to link to us, I'll gladly link back to you at the left under "blog link exchange."

you can use our banner, or you can just text link us. I'd appreciate any promotional help you can give! Email us at to help us out and take advantage of being linked ;)

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Featured Item: Green Apple Plushie

How cute are these?? I was browsing a list in the Test Treasury called "An Apple A Day" and I decided that I'd show you something super cute and at the same time would share with you a random fact. Before prohibition in the 1920s, apples were mainly used to make "AppleJack" or hard cider- people did not eat them. When prohibition was adopted, this became a problem for people who had large orchards- many of which were seedling apples bought (yes bought) from "Johnny Appleseed" or John Chapman, who had bought a lot of land during his travels and grew nursery trees to sell (I suspect Johnny A wasn't quite the wholesome character we know from school). What to do? Well, the term "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" was coined, and apples were then promoted as fruit for eating, and a new era of the apple began- one in which apples were bred for red color and sweetness, rather than for cider-making.

One more random apple fact: Apples are part of probably the most important plant family to the fruit industry- the Rose family (rosaceae). Other members include pears, peaches, plums, strawberries, blackberries, apricots, almonds, raspberries, nectarines, etc.

Oh, the little things you learn in 4 years as a Plant Science major at Cornell University. ;) I'll have to try to work my random facts into the blog more often.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Dealing with Life

Features will resume asap.

In the meantime, check out the Entries for the EtsyCraft contest.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Featured Item: Grid Glasses (+ Gushing)

OK, I know, I know. these glasses are cheesy, and can safely say I wouldn't buy them because I could make them. But how FUN are they? HOW FUN ARE THEY? I mean, i would seriously pay the seller $5 just for coming up with the idea.. assuming he did. But that's not the point. What is more cool than a pair of glasses made from neon-colored plastic canvas? In any color you want? In different shapes? TRES CHIC! Ok, maybe not chic- maybe more of a faux pas of fashion, but they'd be great at a rave and for this rainbow-loving girl, that is what truly matters. Wanna make them cooler? Rainbow embroidery. ;)

And now, some gushing... Remember that cheesy journal I featured a little while back? Well, I finally bought it (part of my quest to make the Etsy top sellers list just by buying a ton of stuff... sort of not working now that I've started having to save up for grad school but I digress. wanna trade?

ANYWAY. I bought the journal. Yes. Yes I did.

I LOVE IT! Cover to Cover even included a cool case made from the "Reach" record that was orphaned when the case it belonged to was cut up in order to make a fantastic journal. Overall I am SO incredibly pleased with this order and the seller? I want them to come into the red room because I bet they are WAY cool.

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