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Friday, June 08, 2007

etsy friday

long time, no see! :) let's skip ahead to the good part, eh?

brat
Toddler backpack from bratsacksbaby.etsy.com

Yall know the kiddo by now, this is a major favorite. Bratsacks uses all recycled and vintage fabrics, and does different details (ladybugs, trains, etc.) in mainly corduroy fabrics. This is a nice backpack-- drawstring and velcro close, great for little hands. The straps aren't adjustable, but I can see this fitting my (somehow) slight, tall kid for a while.

The only drawback is that he stuffs it to the brim with toys, and often has me carry it home for him. :) Too small for me to wear, and you parents out there know how heavy those metal Thomas trains can be.

hat
Crocheted toddler cap in cotton by pdxbeanies.etsy.com

I know, how cute right?! Except he never wears it... only today since I was taking pics of him. (Such a ham, I don't know where he gets it from! ;)) The workmanship is great-- everything's even, finishing is very professional. I can't say anything more than I've *never* seen a commercially made cap for toddlers look better, and this is handmade for me in a custom color choice.

looby
Looby Lou bag from loobyloucrafts.etsy.com
(fixed link, sorry!)

For being a tomboy, I sure collect a lot of purses (under the guise they hold my knitting, of course!) This bag is really awesome though-- a smaller profile than my felted miter malabrigo messenger bag (any interest in the pattern for that? i found the notes the other day...), and I just am head over heels in love with the ume blossom print. The webbed strap is adjustable, and also takes the purse out of that too-dressed up realm (I can't bring myself to wear anything but tshirts and jeans), and overall its sturdy, well made and fully lined. It also has little details inside like a zippered pocket and a keyfob-- I didn't think I'd use either but both are currently employed :)

And something to go with the new messenger...

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Silkscreened print on silk business card holder from RedMailboxPress.etsy.com

Love this. I'm going to use it to hold business cards with sample stitch markers attached (like the ones I send with orders from my shop). Red Mailbox Press has a shop full of great stationery, too.

Finally, another repeat of something delicious...

pige1
Superwash blue faced leicester (BFL) roving from pigeonroofstudios.etsy.com
(artichoke & blackthorn)

I actually custom ordered these from Krista, so I didn't have to do the snatch and grab that often occurs during her etsy shop updates :) I am almost thru the "nightshade" colorway, and the blackthorn is haunting me already.

Something I haven't bought, but yall may be interested in...

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etsyFAST goody bags from etsyfast.etsy.com

I'm a member of the etsy Fiber Arts Street Team, and our moderators recently put together a "goody bag" for sale on etsy containing samples from some member shops (including mine). I'm not buying one to give someone else a chance, but the goody bags look so tempting and full of great stuff! There should be more supply sample bags available for sale soon, so keep your eyes open (or rss feeds on!) :)

Another great way to find new things on etsy is to look at someone's favorites list... this is a list of items (or shops) that a person has "hearted"/saved for later. My favorites list is pretty long... it is full of things I will buy eventually (crafty alien's adorable felted knit patterns, red stapler stationery from pinkbathtub), wishful things (if i had another baby i'd carry her in this, if i ever got married i'd want a wedding band like this), inspiring things (crocheted dinosaur skull, fishscale stained glass) and everything in between. You can look at just about everyone's favorites and see what they're into, its a fun peek inside :)

Have a good one!

18 comments:

Joyce said...

Yes, yes, please....I am interested in the pattern for the felted miter messenger. I LOVE that bag. Do you want an email address? Or, will you just post it on the blog?

Opal said...

thanks for turning me on to looby lou. what gorgeous stuff!

lexa said...

More neat stuff! I've taken a look at people's favorites. It is a good way to stumble across neat things.

Stacey said...

you always give me plenty to do on fridays - surf etsy with all the links you give! :)

suttonhoo said...

and in other news: evidence of first ever zerØ markers found in Morocco.

K8 said...

I'm interested in the mitered messenger bag as well!

Kelli said...

I sooooo blame you for getting me AND my roommate hooked on etsy. lol

Rachel said...

I would rather stuff my pockets to bulging than carry a purse, yet I seem to have an awful lot of handmade bags...hmmmm....

I would love to have/see/buy the pattern for your malabrigo bag.

Liz said...

I am v. interested in the pattern for the felted miter messenger bag. I have a large stash of Malagbrigo & want to knit gifts for my family this xmas - my 12 yr. old would love the messenger!

Chris said...

Such pretty things!

Cynthia said...

thanks for all the pron and the links Aija - crap; it is the motherlode! I love the cap and the rovings....and the bag...and....

sopranospinner said...

I'm interested in the bag pattern, definitely. My Nightshade singles are calling out to be felted with something...

Lindsey said...

Super cute hats like that make me want to learn to crochet, like, right now. I love your etsy purchases! You always find the neatest things!

Kirsten said...

I actually had some of that Blackthorn sitting in my cart, but decided to resist. I have to spin up some of my stash fiber before I buy anymore. Pigon Roof rovings are hard to resist though!

Deb for Fearless Fibers said...

Wow ... you are SUCH a good Etsy shopper! There's just so much there that I can never seem to find much. I end up on sensory overload every time I try to shop!

Leah said...

That bag is soooo cute!

I *heart* etsy fridays!

aquaknits said...

Those bags are just beautiful! I'm not a purse kind of girl either, but yarn and project carrying really doesn't count. :)

Your son's cap is totally adorable too!!

Anushka said...

I'm sure you've seen it already but just incase - congratulations! The Space Invader socks are featured as one of the top 10 geekiest knitted things: http://www.threadbanger.com/post/433/the-top-10-geekiest-yarn-creations-on-t

As an aside, I really dig that business card holder. The colours are fab.

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