Friday, November 30, 2012

give a cozy gift this holiday season

What could be better then to get all snuggly with one of these hand knit lovelies...?
Well perhaps a cuddly puppy might be, but then you've got the maintenance piece to think about... No, I quite think that a hand knit scarf, or hat, or bag, even if not knit by your own hand, is a much more thoughtful gift. And these etsy shops have it all (even something for that puppy...) 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

get crafty

Are you a DIY-er? Then get your crafty selves over to these two etsy shops and go crazy why don'tcha?

In Sarah's shop, A Hue of Duck Egg Blue, you will find all sorts of card stock tags, little boxes, cotton tape, along with custom stamps and ink pads to help you stamp up a storm! Hey, you should make your own gift tags!

At Reminiscence Papers, Debra has collected all kinds of ephemera that can become extremely useful when, say, you just have to find the perfect pair of vintage porcelain doll body parts for your current mixed media piece.
You'll also find watch parts, vintage printers type, metallic wings, and lovely artists papers.
    Some with bugs.
Have a friend who's a devoted scrap-booker? You can put together the most awesome customized gift just by shopping with Sarah and Debra. How easy is that!!?

Friday, November 23, 2012

home goods

Whether furnishing your own home, finding a unique gift, or picking out a special something for the hostess with the most-ess. These etsy sellers have you covered!

top row: High Street Vintage
middle row: Intres
bottom row: Timo Handmade

top row: objecta
middle row: 86 home
bottom row: Found ART vision

top row: daisy flores
bottom row: vagabond merchant

middle row: airy obsessions
bottom row: Monki Vintage

top row: Project Sarafan
middle row: Bozena Wojtaszek
bottom row: Lizzie Joe Designs


happy shopping!

Monday, November 19, 2012

the family jewels

Check out any anthropological dig and you're sure to find the ancient evidence of human adornment.
Dig into this handy guide to find just the right piece of jewelry for yourself, or perhaps, someone special...
All from the imteam family on etsy...

vintage and antique jewelry

textile jewelry

glass jewelry

beaded jewelry

precious metal clay jewelry

metalwork jewelry

 La Chica de los Anillos

 O bliss jewellery

enamel jewelry

clay and porcelain jewelry


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

play it again

These days, we're all into "reduce, reuse, and recycle". So here are some suggestions for gift giving this holiday season where those ideas are in fine form... 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

You need this!

There's more to holiday gift giving then just gifts... Make yours look good!
Cards, tags, gift boxes...

top: caitlihne    bottom: Ciaffi

top: FolkArtvision   bottom: TheLeveretsNest

top: lizziejoeDesigns   bottom: LAccentNou

And don't forget the gift wrap!