Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eco-Friendly on Etsy

I stumbled across this wonderful shop, thecraftpantry, while cruising the Etsy treasuries this morning. The below tote caught my eye, and, upon clicking on it, I found that it is made from recycled cotton, and is priced at just $20!

This classic tote is available with many different print options; cruise the shop and I'm sure you'll find something to fit anyone's taste. I've just included a few of my favorites here.

This "lovebird" design is just perfect!

And who doesn't like owls?

The Craft Pantry also has a variety of beautiful cards available, all printed on recycled paper.

Love the colors on these!

As always, I have linked the above photos to their corresponding product pages, so it's easy for you to just click through to their Etsy shop for a closer look. You'll also find gift tags (printed on recycled paper) lunch bags (made with recycled cotton) and many other lovely items in the shop. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Something a bit more fun

I love making scarves, cell phone cases, and other things to sell in my Etsy shop, but making gifts for people I know is even more fun. This week, I got to make a baby blanket for a good friend of mine who's expecting her first baby. It turned out really lovely, and so, so soft!

I had some yarn left over from the blanket, so I couldn't resist trying a hat and booties too. They're so adorable! I haven't made hats or booties since I was just a kid (I used to make them for my baby dolls) but I followed a pattern that I found online, and it was very easy. The photo doesn't do them justice (it was so dark and rainy yesterday it was hard to get a good shot) but all in all, I've very happy with the way these turned out. I hope my friend is too; now to mail them off to her!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seaglass, Anyone?

I've always loved seaglass, and I can literally spend hours looking through all the gorgeous seaglass jewelry on Etsy, without getting the least bit bored. That's how I came across today's featured shop, newsprout.

I admit it was difficult to narrow it down to featuring just one seaglass shop today (and I may have to remedy that with more seaglass posts in the future), but what really set this shop apart is that I wanted to favorite just about every item in the shop!

I love the simple beauty and elegance of these pieces. The glass itself is so beautiful, it pretty much stands on it's own, and I love that the artist allows it to do that.

These earrings catch the light so nicely.

In addition to seaglass, the artist sometimes uses vintage sea-smoothed pottery pieces, as in this bracelet.

I really like this style of two coordinating pieces of seaglass together as a pendant, and it's not something I've seen in any other shop.

Again, with the simple, elegant beauty!

These earrings are just gorgeous, and the excellent photography shows them off so nicely. As someone constantly struggling to produce presentable photos of my own products, I really appreciate good photography when I see it!

There are many, many more beautiful items in the newsprout shop (I didn't want this post to go on forever, so there were LOTS that I wanted to include but didn't). If you like what you've seen here, then be sure and go take a browse around for yourself. I've also linked each photo to its corresponding page in her Etsy shop, for your quick-click convenience.