08 August 2007

Another New Favorite Website

I'm what I have termed "recreative," meaning I see what others have created, and then I copy their ideas. (Then I usually give them away as presents and take all the credit.) I used to think that my stuff was pretty good. That was until I found Etsy. Holy smokes, these people blow me away! They are all so talented and make such beautiful stuff. And for the most part, it's really affordable. Here are a few of my favorites:
  • This bracelet. I saw some cufflinks made out of old typewriter keys at Eastern Market and loved them then. I still love them. Ooooh, I just found these earrings! When I get them, what letters should I choose?! (Remember, my initials are an oft-used Canadian interjection, so probably not the best idea.)
  • This purse. Actually, I'm not sure how I feel about this exactly. I mean, all the good stuff has been taken out!
  • These pacifier clips. Again, presents, people, presents.
  • Bottle-cap anything is my new craft. Good thing I got some birthday money to spend on this endeavor. (This one is funny to me.)
  • And then there's the stuff that makes you say, "HUH?" Like this. Really? $99? Wow.

There's just too much fun stuff. I could spend hours just looking at all the talents these people have. That's a good thing because I have hours.


Amber said...

Cool, love the pacifier clips.

Niederfam said...

Yeah, good finds, except for the um......Crown........I'm with you $99, are you kidding me????? But whatever makes you happy, eh. Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

Very cool stuff! As far as worring about offending Canadians, let's remember that WE DON'T LIVE IN CANANDA!! It reminds me of a time I had a roommate (Emily will know who I'm talking about) whose mom was from England and I said "booger" once and she thought I said "bugger" - which is offensive in England, but not the U.S. - and she totally went off on me. I had to correct her in what I had actually said, but if it were to happen again, I'd reminder her kindly that we aren't in England anymore! So I say do what you want if it's not offensive to Americans and just don't take the earings on holiday to Canada - sorry, vacation.

emily said...

love the stuff! i'll let you do all the searching and send me all the links.

you could do a cheesy "c" and "e" initial. or "P" and "i" you know for Pi - in case you can't spell. that's my vote, Pi.

and you bet i am totally expecting to see that "sisters rock" bottle cap in the mail soon - as a necklace or something cool like that.

erin said...

i agree, megan, but i wasn't so concerned with offending Canadians. my initials aren't offensive, just well-used. "pi" is an interesting option em.

holly said...

WOW! etsy is seriously fun browsing. as for the earings, go for the 1/4 1/2 keys. maybe punctution, "! ?" Pi is cool too though.

Camie said...

I saw earrings somewhere on Etsy that were scrabble tiles...I was going to get them for you, but I couldn't decide on the letters and I forgot about it until now. So now I'm just telling you about them.

Gretchen said...

I just bought the CUTEST prints from this Etsy Shop: Belle and Boo. (I'll be posting them all framed up on my blog as soon as I get them.

If you haven't started browsing using the Colors section ... DO IT NOW! So much fun! (e, i already told you this ... my advice is for others.)

You could pick letters that you like the shape of. I like "f" and "y". I wouldn't worry about symbolizing something.

erin said...

what about a mix of letters and punctuation? like "e" and "!"? i kinda like that!