Friday, May 4, 2012

Etsy Love! Have you Esty--ed today?

Man oh man oh man.  You know what I just realized? It is MAY already? Yes, May! I can hardly believe it.  And more importantly this realization made me come to terms with some bad news.  I officially have failed by New Year's Resolution.  I have not "crafted" for the whole month of April. I really thought this would be the resolution...where I wouldn't fail.  So oopsy daisy!  I am not going to stop though.  I just am choosing "skip last month" as if that is a life line button.


So today, I am sharing something interesting...and what seems to have come hand in hand with me blogging.  I started to read so many others' blogs.  And through those I discovered Pinterest, Etsy, and many many independent craft shops.  So today I give love to Etsy.


Starting in January (3 short months ago) I stumbled upon the exciting shopping world of Etsy.  Have you Etsy--ed? If you have not, I am sorry! Please go directly to www.etsy.com, do not pass go, do not collect $200!  Because I promise you will want to spend $200! :)


I have several favorite shops that I check on constantly, like a hawk!  So I thought I would take some time to give these hard working independent shops some hard core Internet shout out time because I definitely have a case of the Etsys!


First of all, I will begin with the first shop that I bought from.  The shop is called Grace & Lace.  Check out Melissa's shop here! You can also like her page on Facebook!  She began selling boot socks and leg warmers in October of 2011.  These are not just your throw back 80's work out gear.  They are lacey, frilly, girly, embellished accessories for the fashionable woman like you! I have purchased one pair of boot socks, two leg warmers, and several pair of her spring sock must have--Lacey Peep Sock (for flats and pumps).   I even won a giveaway from the Funky Monkey--which was for one of her spring scarves!  I must say I am a big fan of Melissa and her awesome sewing craftiness!




Next up? Three Bird Nest! Check out Alicia's shop here!  You can also like her Facebook page too!  I stumbled upon her shop due to a blog that I read daily, The Small Things Blog.  Kate's button for her blog is on the side of my page.  Kate gave a tutorial on how to wear a headband made by Alicia. So of course, I traveled right on over to Etsy to check them out!  Her studio specializes in funky and eclectic handmade headbands, scares, accessories, socks, and more!  So far I have gotten a headband (which I love), 3 head wraps, and a spring scarf!  Alicia's products are definitely in fashion and I love that she shows you how to wear them!  What are you waiting for, go check her out!





Last but not least I must share The Lucky Elephant.  Check out Jutta's shop here. You can also like her Facebook page here!  I honestly do not have rhyme or reason for how I found Jutta and her shop.  I was just pursuing Etsy through the categories and pop I saw the most beautiful beaded leather wrap bracelet.  So many colors were just begging me to view the shop...and with a closer look I discovered the most adorable elephant adorning the clasp!  
<---------see why it caught my attention?


I knew I just had to have one.  It took me a while to determine which should be mine, as I was sure there were so many that I needed.  But I finally made a decision...Spring Special...Turquoise and Brown Lucky Elephant Leather Wrap Bracelet - Mixed Beads with GOOD LUCK ELEPHANT...see below!
 
A few weeks later I found myself ordering this beauty too. It is perfect for so many outfit styles.  Not to mention a great summer accessory! :0) I have actually been thinking about ordering another one so I can wear two together.  We will see on that last thought later.  Be sure to like her Facebook page as Jutta offers special deals and coupon codes!  Nothing makes shopping better than a coupon! :)




So I apologize for dropping the ball on my crafting schedule.  But perhaps I will break for a bit while I finish up the school year and head into the summer season.  I can always keep you posted on fantastic shops.  I just ordered some ADORABLE organizational items from shops I learned about from The Small Things Blog.  Once I receive those I will definitely give you a post! 


Take care and happy weekend all!


That's just what jessi is up to! :)












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