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Friday, July 13, 2007

etsy friday

...an abbreviated one, anyway :) Summer just makes everything slow down, I haven't even updated my shop for over a week. Spent too much time dragging my feet at the farmer's market this morning and its back outside again for me and the boy, with a pocketful of these and some lace. Maybe meeting some local grrls this weekend will help jumpstart me out of my languid state... pics if I don't forget the camera (and they're down!)

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"good for amusement only" pendant/necklace from oldsouljewel.etsy.com

Self-deprecating and been thru a lot of hands-- just like me ;) Really though, Old Soul Jewel has a bunch of great necklaces she makes from vintage coins and watch parts. I've skimmed her shop several times (really like the aztec coins)... but this one is as me as it comes.

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Cards and postcards from trevorluckman.etsy.com

Trevor Luckman Photography just started offering cards and postcards from his prints-- they're quality gloss printed on cardstock, not photographs mounted on cards, more of a "traditional" card (I like all kinds). They're also ridiculously reasonably priced, good thing since I couldn't decide between the yellow and red ladybug and the balance girl.

You'll want to scroll if you don't want to ruin the surprise...





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Cards made from cutouts of a Japanese toy collectible book and Godzilla memorabilia catalog, by obsidiankitten.etsy.com

Obsidian Kitten makes some rad one of a kind cutout cards... her store is *filled* with rockstars like these. Some are themed, while others are blank (like mine). Best yet, she packaged the cards in a catalog page, and she's a knitter (check out her banner!) :) [edit: some images in shop mature content only]

...and I mentioned a contest in my last post :)

Yall know I'm a small box purse fan, they're perfect for taking sock projects with me and also just keeping them all organized so I don't lose needles or patterns in the maw of my desk. Satomi of JapaneseHandmadeEtc is back in full swing making her small pouches again after her relocation to the US, and would like to give one away to a winner next Friday. It really is beautiful, some pictures of the prize:

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Vintage brocade with peonies print bag by JapaneseHandmadeEtc
photos courtesy of JHE

I love pictures that show the insides and details of things-- you can see that the purse is reversible (as all of her pouches are), and the construction is superb. (All of my photos are uploaded full size to flickr, click to enlarge). She's also taking custom orders/reservations if you see items in her sold items list that you like and aren't currently listed-- she's really great to work with.

What to do to win? Simple! Leave me a comment in this post with a link to something you like on etsy-- a shop, an item, a blog post mentioning etsy. It can be a shop you really like, it can be your shop, it can be an item you found today or one that's lingered in your favorites list, a post you wrote about etsy... anything! It'll be a random draw (so you don't need to link my shop ;)), and I'll announce the winner next (etsy) Friday. Satomi will ship directly to you, so please be sure there's a blog address or good email addy with your comment to contact you at if you win.

I'll start, even though I'm not entering... I'm in love with swirlingthoughts.etsy.com, just found the shop a few days ago. The photography is at once haunting, revolting, fascinating-- all in a good way. I get this pit of my stomach feeling and it feels like love, feels like sickness. I'm confused and I love it. Wish they had cards (I think I will end up purchasing 4x6's and using them as postcards).

You can also always check up on other shops I've loved/featured in my past etsy friday posts, too :)

Have a good one!

83 comments:

jen said...

My friend Bean makes awesome pincushions, aprons, and other fun sewn stuff at coyotecraft.etsy.com

Bee said...

one of my faves: robandlean.etsy.com

heatherjeany.etsy.com
and orno.etsy.com

yum.

Patricia said...

My dad loves all dragons, especially purple ones, so I picked this out for him recently: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6237330

Unfortunately haven't had the chance to order it yet though. :(

For fiber: merlinthecat.etsy.com

Jennifer said...

I have lots of favorites on etsy, but I'll mention my own shop, lovelylilly.etsy.com . :-)

Linda D said...

I LOVE NORTH STAR ALPACAS! Beautiful alpaca roving, unreal customer service, lots of little extras with your order. I am tempted to give up spinning wool.

Christina said...

I love Lori Rase Hall. She has the coolest artwork and is really super nice. Here etsy shop is at www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=65875
They aren't on etsy, but if you go to her blog, you can find a link to buy her art cards.
rasehallstudios.wordpress.com

allergicmom said...

I love Wicked Stitches bags. I've got the alphabet one coming to me!
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=83971

Bertha said...

My favorite etsy shop is:

http://www.sunshineyarns.etsy.com

I think I have more of her sock yarn in my stash than any other! She is a color genius!

planetKnit said...

Ooooo. I have lots of faves. One of them is Dichroic Jewelry, who is a fabulous artist. Lis does absolutely gorgeous work. And reasonable!
Another favorite is a metalworker, ialuna.    I bought some lovely bookmarkers there.

Chris said...

How fortuitous that I posted a few etsy links yesterday! :)

Liz said...

So many to choose from. My absolute favorite is Carrie from Funky Carolina. Her rovings are to*die*for.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=76181&order=§ion_id=&page=1

Shanidy said...

I have a very girly daughter and I love the handmade designs at vmdesigns.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5108304

sgeddes said...

I love looking at the pendants in this shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5072156

DaFawnz said...

Designs by Tami DesignsbyTami.etsy.com makes cute needles, though my favorite designer isn't on etsy she's on ebay... Scary Merry http://stores.ebay.com/ScaryMerry-KNITTING-ACCESSORIES-ETC
She made me custom Corpse Bride needles and stitch markers, SO AWESOME!

Ann-Marie said...

i bought some thai fishermans pants from and etsy seller and i LOVE them.
they have a TON of colours--and i bought black as seen here:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6132829


oh and i have a shop too:
sprouty25.etsy.com

tea cozy said...

I love this lamp. I can't decide whether to buy it for my roommate's birthday --- it's great, but I think she'll think I just got it 'cause I liked it so much myself! :D

easybeinggreen.etsy.com

April said...

dear aija,

please stop posting pictures of things i need to buy.

thank you.

:)

island girl said...

I love Allison Krefts beautiful glass pendants!! They are just so beautiful and unique!

http://www.allisonkreft.com/

Janis said...

I love the little dangleless stitch markers at HIDEandSHEEP.etsy.com
I keep thinking about buying some but haven't managed to yet.

Alyson said...

I like this very much: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6223575
(It reminded me of you first thing when I saw it. Hee!)

And I love this supercute bag: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6175347

And I love Emilygems (she did my wedding jewelry) and Heatherjeany (she did my wedding invites).

Alison said...

Having great fun looking at the etsy sites everyone has listed!

I've been looking for some hair accessories for a formal night out coming up, and I've found some lovely hairsticks at

time2cre8.etsy.com

... once I figure out what colour dress I'll be wearing, I'll know what colour to order!!

Jesh said...

ooh contest.

my favourites list is a mile long (okay-- only ten pages), most of it your fault, because every time you make one of these posts I find something else I want to have.

I love this ring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6290204
this adorable wallet: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6354202
and, since you linked to the store, this necklace: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6291298

lexa said...

I saw these featured on the home page the other day and thought they were kinda cute:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6020355

The seller is feltbaron. I like Sour Apples, too.

I have two of Satomi's bags on hold for me now, and she's working on another one for me to take a look at. One is for me, and the other two are going to be Christmas presents. (Yes, I'm trying to start early this year. Must start knitting a few, too.) I told her I learned of her shop through you, btw. :)

Have a nice weekend!

Christy said...

My love is soto softies:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=40469
Maritza's praying mantis softies are the most amazing things.

Ariel said...

I love Fearless Fibers etsy shop! I bought some of her yarn a month ago, and I just cannot bring myself to knit it - it's too pretty in its hank!

adrienne said...

I pretty much love everything you link to, but here are a few shops I really like (not yarny though)
sudlow.etsy.com
zerkahloostrah.etsy.com
theblackapple.etsy.com

staceyk said...

Well. Mine of course I love http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5032512

Also I love this store http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7627 My everyday purse that I can put all the kids stuff in is from her!!!

www.singlewhiteknitter.com said...

hair clips, hair clips, hair clips!!!
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5041532

Carla said...

Love the bag!
My friend dyes beautiful yarn
etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=47909

Anonymous said...

JapaneseHandmadeEtc is my favorite so far. I bought one of her box bags and decided I they are perfect for many things.
Punkin at needle-to-needle.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Here's some of my favorites:

(This just cracks me up!!! I haven't order one...yet)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6403538

And I love jsut about everything in this shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=93256

Lauren/knitting in the dark said...

my newest favorite since I'm about to decorate a new apartment and trying not to increase any stash right now:

substudio.etsy.com

Josiane said...

You've introduced me to quite a few interesting shops (and now a few more, thanks to the comments here!), and as I was reading about the way to enter your contest I had in mind the mini bread baker you've bought some time ago from risingsunearthworks.etsy.com - but I'll go with something else, something that maybe you haven't found out yet (is it only possible?) :)
So... one day as I was looking around Etsy for handfelted creations, I've found kerirounding.etsy.com - she makes really interesting brooches and necklaces!
kimianak [at] gmail [dot] com

Brittany said...

Those bags are lovely! I'm adding her to my favourites.

Another one of my favourites? Tomoko at Tadworks (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=101018). Super cute stuff and amazing customer service.

Meghann said...

Well, me of course! http://illusionyarns.etsy.com

I'm also drooling over the gorgeous bags here, at tmstudio
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=109353

Reesa said...

French Knitting's Create a Yarn Kits
frenchknitting.etsy.com

So much possibility in a tiny bag. I think I love that best about art.

Emily said...

I'm sure someone else already mentioned Fearless Fibers, but I really want to get some of her yarn someday.

Panhandle Jane said...

I'm a new spinner, and I've exceeded my fiber budget for the present, but come next month, I'm going for this, if it's still there. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6299283

tilaturtle said...

My new favorite thing is fabric headbands and SugarChicBaby.etsy.com has a ton of super cute ones. I especially love how hers are reversible.

I haven't bought any of her baby items, but I love looking at them too.

Marianne said...

The etsy shop I love is ENTRELAC. She makes wonderful tiny stitch markers that I use for lace knitting. My yo's stay behaved with them. Her customer is great also with super fast shipping.

cbknits80 said...

I like Chicken Knits store: BrownBagSoap.etsy.com. It's got great homemade soaps.

Mango said...

This frog is already sold, but it's divine. She also has some pretty nifty note cards, giraffe is my favorite.

Thanks for another esty Friday -
I look forward to them!

Lothlorian said...

I adore this shop

mommamonkey.etsy.com

she does amazing bags and kits, I have a Jack sock bag on the way and a custom full size too...very naughty ;)

Susan said...

One of my favorite yarn enablers on etsy is Ruby297. Better known as Ruby Saphire Yarns.

Obsidian Kitten said...

i'm so glad you enjoyed the cards!

thanks for the mention of the shop. what a great photo you took!

and yes, my spouse's "lady parts" sex ed painting is rated MA, lol

etsy is so dangerous--so far i've spent everything i've made buying other cool stuff on etsy, but hey, it's not a bad way to support one's etsy habit...

Obsidian Kitten said...

So here's my visit to Etsy Labs 2 weeks ago for the CREST trunk show. Includes photos if you've ever wondered what the Labs look like:
http://obsidiankitten.blogspot.com/2007/07/in-which-okitten-visited-etsy-labs.html

And a recently-begun but very promising blog by a fellow Etsyian about stuff Etsy:
http://snowgalvin.blogspot.com/

Stariel said...

I love this shop and especially the posey rings.

Christy said...

I almost don't want to say for fear that you'll buy something I want from her shop, but Liz at http://hobbledehoy.etsy.com makes the best batts for spinning! They're just so much fun. :-)

Sherry W said...

I love Loop batts!
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=102343

chris said...

I absolutely love Sophies Toes yarns by http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=47909 - the colors are just gorgeous and a joy to knit with. But really, I've a ton of etsy sellers in my favorites and it's such a great place to be as a seller and buyer!

Knitting in Pink said...

I love the the little Pos from Tadworks and Pidledee's shop.

Amy said...

I love Lorimarsha's site. She has great recycled handbags and jewelry.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=69874

SheepsPyjamas said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5084620

I'm a stitch marker junky, so this one speaks for itself, I'd guess. I like that they're non-dangly...

What an interesting contest, and what a dangerous set of comments in response :*) I'm off to wander the other favorites listed.....

teabird said...

http://lovelylilly.etsy.com/

Gorgeous stitchmarkers, bags...

Stacey said...

one of my favorites is one of yours as well (I have so much of her stuff marked as "favorites") - Ling Glass!

StarSpry said...

I love the cards at Knitterella.etsy.com

Victoria said...

one of my favorite:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6448527

and:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5080595

Karen said...

I love alphabettispaghetti's shop, especially their silver anticlastic ring. It's an unusual design and I fiddle a lot, so it'd be perfect for me.

5elementknitr said...

I met this girl at my Target job and she has some beautiful purses!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=23193

This one has great art and she puts her art on beautiful little mirror compacts!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=12865

Joni said...

One of my favorite etsy shops is Made from Coins at:

jessiedriscoll.etsy.com

I have two of Jessie's pieces and they're very well done. I feel very pretty in them yet they're nothing my kids can break and I get lots of compliments on them. Jessie has been great to deal with too. :)

Margene said...

I've got to stop reading your Friday posts...too dangerous! ;-)

BeckleSpeckle said...

I really like the Chewy Spaghetti yarn shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=20256
The yarn is so very pretty, especially the "keen" color.

Andrea said...

One of my favourite shops lately is http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=89725 (Littleput Books). I absolutely love the nexklaces and they come in coordinating boxes!!!

It's so hard to choose.

Jolene said...

One Etsy shop I love: NeedleNoodles (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=33135). I don't crochet too often (I'm s-l-o-o-o-w) but will crochet for her patterns!

Joan K said...

I love SoMK. Wonderful ancient jewelry designs.

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=14983

Madame Purl said...

I love the work on these felted dogs. They rock. I can barely my needle felting look like a dog. These are http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6377845incredible.

dobarah said...

I love to visit merlinthecat.etsy.com but I also love the dragons, so I will have to check out the one patricia mentioned! My email is dobarah at yahoo dot com...I want to make it easy!

Kaitie Tee said...

Yarn Bee just opened up a shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5015860

Paper said...

I'm a total addict...

emilyparson.etsy.com

mrspao said...

You've already mentioned my favourite Obsidian Kitten. I also like Clementine's Shoes.

Holly of HollYarns said...

I love Starry Designs

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=14098)

Pretty pretties!

The Curly Knitter said...

Oooh! Your shop would actually be on my list!!!
Some favorites:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5084620
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=31153
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7231
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=21636
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7140

elaine said...

oooo...if i had unlimted funds and a closet just for purses/bags, i would buy a few from persnickitydesign.etsy.com and miamaria.etsy.com and lots of others

then i would build a jewelry closet and buy some from LingGlass.etsy.com and caughtredhanded.etsy.com and others

i have to say-most of my favorites come from when you list them!

Mary said...

One of my new finds and fav is for hair clips/hair ties/hair pins. She's got a wide range of fabric selections and is quick to respond. Very helpful when I wanted a custom order is always pleasant. Her fabric choices are so wonderful!

http://www.magpiesnest.etsy.com/

jen said...

i really love this seller:
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6325012
Katheryn Reichert because she stamps the metal with letters. I love type and letterforms. Nothing is more beautiful to me than a letter form. SO i love her customizable cuff bracelets. Someday i want to buy one that says LESS IS MORE-MIES VAN DER ROHE
because well it is my mantra

jen said...

oh and darn it i hit return

my sister and i have a shop too

it is:

piddleee.etsy.com

littlepeepsmom said...

I really love http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5183350

She says in her profile that creativity is infinite. I think that is so inspiring to think of even when you feel like you are in a creative rut.

Heather
littlepeeps.etsy.com

Elizabeth said...

i have been lusting over the pants at thaidreams.etsy.com -- they look so comfortable! :)

just have no money right now :(

Phoebe said...

I have two etsy sites to add that I love...one for soaps and lotions:
Rebecca's soap deli at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=2871
And the other is CleverGrl who makes great hand butter (and will start up again in the Fall):
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5009035

Miki said...

mi[dot]yuck@gmail.com

I really love

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6443803

it's hand dyed sock yarn in a brilliant koi fish colorway. It makes me feel so full of energy!

Anonymous said...

I really love Broke Down Barn:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=64012

Really nice handmade jewelry for a good cause! Ashley (the artist) just started making cool prints in addition to jewelry - I think I might need the print of rampaging squirrels out for revenge.

I hope I win! I'm Megan from pensivefrog - pensivefrog at gmail (.) com.

Knit Me said...

I love Lisa Kendall at XS Baggage & Co. Her eye for fabric that is both elegant and whimsical is quite good. I've been "stalking" a delicious pillow that matches nothing in my home, but is floral, fun and fabulous. Her shop can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=44640

You can also search for the seller: bagladiesinpa.

Love the fabric but have no need for purses? Lisa has recently opened another shop: fabricladiesinpa for those interested in purchasing yardage. But what knitter can't use another bag? I gave a Cleo, a zipper pouch and a key fob as a gift. It looked perfect online and exceeded expectations when it arrived. I've got my eyes on some fabric.

Elizabeth said...

This is a good one!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6618410

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