Monday, June 29, 2009

Etsy Tag Monday: Texas

Hooray! Vacation is near! I'm extremely excited this week because not only is tomorrow my Friday, but Wednesday we are heading to Austin! We went last April and had a blast, and I'm looking forward to some fun in the sun (and heat), getting a tan, tubing, eating some tacos, or whatever else our friends Heather and Andy have planned for us. With that being said, hopefully I will get some great shots this time and post some pictures of my trip. So....Etsy Tag Monday is Texas. Thought it appropriate.

Found these gorgeous prints from Futurowoman Fotographie and Bonnie Jones respectively. It gets me excited to go and see the landscape, and try to pull off shots like these.

Lucy Blue Studio based out of Austin has made this adorable Robot belt buckle. While it may not resemble Texas, it sure does represent the talent that comes out of it. This Robot is part of a new, cute series featuring cartoon skulls, robots and rabbits.You should check out the rest of their stuff!

CottonEye Josie has some of these great pin up belt buckles. A little more Texas at first glance, you gotta love the Texan flare. Yee Haw?

You wanna scream Texas pride, but at a more subtle level? You can rock these earrings that say "Don't mess with Texas." Made by Kalli has a nice array of jewelry, and though there arent any other cute state representations, you can bet there are others you might want to war.

Friday, June 26, 2009

a tribute to Michael Jackson

With this unexpected tragedy of Michael Jackson's death, apparently a lot of craftsters are jumping on the bandwagon, and paying tribute in their own way. Here are some I found.

the dapper man...(or woman)

Thought these were super cute, and I wanted to share. They are all hand whittled, hence the somewhat hefty price for a mustache on a stick, but I'm sure the quality is second to none.

I think I'm inspired to have my own arsenal of mustaches on a stick, and may just try to figure out how to pull it off on my own. Thoughts?

Also as of note...found this "mini mustache" on a stick too. So funny...Maybe I can afford this one for Gertie.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Etsy Tag Monday: Watermelon

Yesterday was the first day of summer! Hooray! With summer for me comes a trip to Austin, live music, walks in the park, pitchers of ice cold lemonade, and attempting to get some sort of tan in the Bay Area. (unlikely) Summer also makes me crave watermelon. It brings me back to the days when I had a swimming pool in my back yard, and every party ended up in bathing suits with huge slices. Thought I would bring back the memories with todays start to summer and Etsy Tag Monday.

This is probably not the best one to start off with, only since I'm not sure that the melon suitcase is still available, but the tomato colored one is pretty cute anyway. Nana Company has other adorable cases as well. Id imagine they would be great storage for other crafty stuff.

Check out these fun earrings that would go with a nice summery dress this season. This Cute and Fun shop sells these for a mere $8. A summer steal!

If you read my blog, you know I am a fan of the crocheted hat. I really should just suck it up, and take the time to learn how to crochet well, because I will end up spending a fortune on crocheted hats when I have kids. This "watermelon" hat is exactly what I want to learn. I love the bill. You should check out the rest of Cite' Fuzz's shop. Cute hats with ears as well...

This watermelon tote is on sale for %50 off! A cute beach or picnic accessory, you should grab it while the sale is still going on! Population One has a great selection of other bags as well; travellers, coin purses, wallets, etc.

Ugh...too cute for words. A custom made watermelon outfit from head to toe. Angel Fish Boutique has a ton of other adorable crocheted outfit they can make for you as well...but I want to know if the little girl comes with it. How adorable is she and her posing for the camera?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!

This post is not going to be the complete one I want it to be...and thats because my dad is sitting in my living room, and we are getting ready to go to Napa to wine tasting. However I did find a few cool things on Etsy that would be good for any dad's kitchen. The shop Yava Glass has all sorts of awesome recycled glass items.

These recycled Rolling Rock glasses are pretty cool. They are old bottles, but now functional glasses.

An innovative spoon holder just proves further that this shop has a way with their glass.

They also do coasters to go along with your glass. I'm a fan of decorated glasses. I have a tendency to "borrow" cool beer glasses from local bars. This eliminates the "borrowing" all together. If my glass cabinet wasn't overflowing already, these coasters and glasses would definitely make my way into it

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

its a bib sale!

I thought I'd jump on the sale bandwagon, and put my newly designed tie bibs on sale this week. $5 will get you a little formal wear for your little one...or at least keep their formal wear clean while still lookin good. Check out my Etsy page for the items...hooray for new listings!


Love this. Found it on OMG posters, and they directed me to Mondo, and I love it. WANT. Such a cute representation of one of my favorite movies!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I just added two new, similar onesies to my shop. Trying to gain focus, and thought that this lil guy was super cute! Let me know what you think...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Project research: throw pillows

So I have taken on the task of making some throw pillows for my couch. I'm going to take Mick shopping with me for fabric, because after all its his couch too...but I am browsing Etsy for ideas and cute pillows that people are making and selling. I thought I would share my research. It's been a few days since I posted last, once again flaking on the Etsy tag Monday, so I am going to make up for it with some cute pillow listings.

I kind of love this fabric. Honestly, there are only so many places that a funky chicken fabric would work in my house, but I might make an exception for this pillow. Couch Potatoes etsy shop has quite a few unique pillow fabric choices. Definitely worth taking a look. I also like the simplicity of the design, as I think its something I am capable of making.

I adore the incorporation of my newest favorite thing into this pillow, the minky fabric. Its so soft. This pillow would be perfect to the touch for any little one to sit with. If you look through Icing on the cupcake's Etsy shop, you can find matching blankets as well.

Just for fun I love this whole store. DiffractionFiber has some of the best, most creative, delicious pillows out there. This fortune cookie is just one of the many food pillows that you can find in this shop. Looks comfy too!

If I didn't think that these would get trashed with my pets running amuck, I would consider these adorable scrabble tile pillows. I highly recommend Pillow Happy's shop. Birds, olives, pears, coral, pillows for geeks...whatever you want on a pillow, its likely there. Browse. DO IT!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Branching out!

I made my first baby blanket to add to my Wunzees Etsy shop. I finally busted out the sewing machine that Mick bought me, and put it to work with some of my fabric that has just been siting around, waiting to be used. I can see that this is a learning curve but I liked my first attempt so much that I am selling it.

Expect to see more blankets from me. It was fun, a challenge, and while many may be laughing at how I'm making a big deal out of something so simple....I've been doing nothing but hand-stitching till now. The Brother sewing machine may become my new best friend (if I can find my misplaced instruction manual) :)

What do you think??

Thursday, June 4, 2009


This may be my new favorite thing that I don't have but want, and I dont know what I would do with. I mean, aside from the obvious and use it as tape. But, honestly, its too pretty to JUST use as tape. Maybe create my own cards, or send fun packages to people? Happytape is colored Japanese masking tape, which I guess is now being sold in the United States. It is made of Japanese washi paper. I want it.

Think of all the fun you could have with this.

Or this

Here is some examples of what people are using this for via their blog. Seriously...I may invest in some. Just to have around. Its gorgeous.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

another giveaway! the rikrak studio

Seriously, everyone is giving away something...maybe thats the trick. Maybe I should do that as well. *thinking*.

Anyway, the rikrak studio, one of my favorite etsy shops (she has GREAT fabric choices), is giving away a vintage fabric clutch. In order for ME to have a chance to win, i have to tell YOU about the give away. So basically visit her blog, do what she says, and you could win!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

oh, hello friend giveaway

I like free stuff as much as the next, so I am promoting this giveaway on the blog oh, hello friend. There is a reason this blog is on my blogroll. It's full of fun and inspirational entries, and I highly recommend you check it out. And, if you enter the contest, feel free to give me your winnings. :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Etsy Tag Monday: Beard

So, I guess it had to happen at some point. The tag Beard. It surrounds me all the time. I don't know if you have seen pictures, but my boyfriend has a pretty amazing beard. So much in fact that he has an entire blog dedicated to putting stuff in it.

Oh, and another interesting fact about todays tag. Their were 666 entries in Etsy with the tag beard. Spooooky.

I love this tote, because lets face it...beards ARE sexy. The Bold Banana has a great selection of screenprinted goodies ranging from aprons to totes to t-shirts. For $8 you can't really beat it.

Now, I'm not even sure I know what this is, but I love it. I would want him keeping me company at work and staring at me, judging me. Only because my beard isn't nearly as awesome as his. Old Man Fancy Pants is pretty awesome. CaseyBot only has two items in her shop right now, but I looked at stuff she sold...and its all awesome.

I saw this shirt a while back, but I still like it. I like the mental image of throwing beards from a plane. What would happen then? I don't think that Secret Lovers shop needs my help selling their shirts, but hey...i liked it.

I saw these folks at Sweet and Sour Goodies this past weekend at the Maker Fair in San Mateo, CA, and loved their plush toys. These in particular are their circus dolls and I love the bearded lady. The garden gnomes are pretty cute too. :)