Whole Lotta Etsy

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I made you Sweet Potato Cookies with leftover mashed sweet potato my Dad’s infamous pie.  I mixed up the dough.  I portioned out little walnut size balls.  I popped them on the baking sheet and into the oven.  Then I sat down and made a terrible mistake.  Good things did not happen.  Not as good as these awesome cards from The Beautiful Project

See… I started browsing Etsy.  

Thirty minutes later my Sweet Potato Cookies were sad little creatures.  They were hard enough to pack into a canon and use as a weapon to storm some unsuspecting village… if I were in to that sort of thing.  

Truth is… I didn’t really want cookies.  I really wanted to shop.  

Instead of cookies, I bring you Etsy.  Cute.  Handmade.  Precious.  All from happy crafters.  I’m shopping all Etsy this holiday.  I like knowing that people as kooky as me are making me cool things.  Also,  it’s impressively cheap.  Also, I think my neighbor is cooking fish sticks for dinner.  On Thanksgiving!?  Very distracting.  

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Look at this photo from Meganlee.  It’s so simple and  gorgeous.  Want.  Maybe a picture like this will be just the inspiration I need to write that dang cookbook. Yes.  I think this will do the trick.

Now excuse me while I try to do something about this fish stick smell.

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These hand-cast, porcelain replica milk bottles are beautiful.  Pretty and functional and dishwasher safe, making my world a better place.  

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I don’t wear a tremendous amount of jewelry, but I love pieces that are simple, colorful and fun.  DaisyChains, I like what you’ve got going on.  

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Handmade stuffed lady skunk with a scarf and purple ears… how have I lived without you for so long.  Pupa.  I love it.  

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Yes.  I’m a sucker for pretty food photos.  Honey and Jam photos are so calming and serene… a lovely contrast to the chaos that is usually consuming my kitchen.  High five.  

These are just a few of my favorite Etsy spots.  What’s your favorite find on Etsy? Feel free to leave a big fat link in the comment section.  I want to see what kind of Etsy gems you’re hiding up your sleeve ?

63 thoughts on “Whole Lotta Etsy

  1. I read a blog every day called Everybody Likes Sandwiches. It is written by the crafter of The Beautiful Project. You should check her out :)

  2. I think I typed on something like that in high school and then college. No, wait, my college type writer actually plugged in.

    Pass the fish sticks and a serving of Etsy (it is craftily addicting!!).

  3. How about my poor neglected etsy shop? I’ve left it alone for most of 2009, after the birth of my daughter. I’m feeling the need for creating though, and hope to get it up and running again next week! :)

    I adore etsy. Have you tried the color browsing? It’s totally addictive :)

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