Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spreading the Etsy Love

Several weeks ago I participated in the One World One Heart "world wide" blog contest.  To enter the contest I asked that participants leave a link in their comment to a favorite etsy, artfire, dawanda, etc. shop.  Some of the entrants obliged (don't worry I didn't hold it against you if you didn't) and I thought I would share the commenter's favorite shops with you.  Many of them were new to me and perhaps they will be new to you also.  Brace yourself this is going to be a long post but I wanted to make sure every shop mentioned was included. 

Jewelry Shops 

These earings have been on my wish list for awhile.  Abigail also sells original art pieces and prints. 

This shop has a great selection of invitations, stationary and cards but I just couldn't pass up this sweet embroidered necklace. 

These initial necklaces are so much cooler then the horrific diamond encrusted name necklace I once owned.  That "M" is calling my name.  

The comment for this etsy site was "Jane sells the coolest felt brooches". My first thought was "ehhh, not really my thing" but when I clicked the link I was blow away by the vibrant colors and meticulous embroidery.  One of these pinned to my laptop bag would be delicious. 

This shop sells had crafterd ceramic pendants, jewelry and gifts. 

This shop also sells whimsical cloth dolls, mixed media and cards. 

Art Prints and Mixed-Media 

This little hedgehog would be an adorable addition to a childrens room. 

This shop is loaded with prints, totes and cards whose illustrations have a fun retro feel.  Most are suitable for adult decor but I'm partial to the A to Z prints (funny because I have no children).  

Deborah sells small art quilts and larger mixed-media peices.

Stationary and Cards 

Little brown pen is one of my favorite etsy shops and it was my first introduction to printable notecards and stationary.  Little brown pen provides you with a pdf of their adorable designs and you print out as many or as little of the cards or stationary that you need. Genius.  

This shop sells extremely sweet hand painted cards and printed cards which are reproductions of original watercolors. 

The Miscellaneous Category

It's always easy for me to get behind a shop that is willing to make this find of commitment: "To celebrate the wonderful buzz Mixology is receiving, we want to share our blessings!  Our goal is to be able to sponsor 1 clean water well in an African village through The cost is $3,000 so we are donating 5% of our business sales to reach our goal! We are currently $500 away from our well! Can we do it?"

This shop sells aprons, tea towels, totes, and more. 

Now that is one very stylish dog collar. Hmmm, perhaps it's time for a new collar for Milo


  1. I want--no NEED--Abigail's earrings. So swoon worthy!

  2. Thank you for including me! (mushroom tote)


  3. Lovely picks! I've been adding a lot of etsy jewelers to my favorites. Too much goodness!

  4. Thank you sor featuring my brooch on your blog. Love and hugs, Jane x

  5. Love those Abigail P. earrings! Gorgeous!

  6. Hi there! Thank you so much for mentioning my cupcake cards on your blog! What a sweet surprise!