Thursday, 5 June 2008

Etsy Love & Blog Envy

It's that time again!
I have some really lovely finds for you this week my pretties, first up the Etsy Love, let's go!

It probably comes as no surprise that I have been scanning Etsy for sweet treats for the new baby. I have stumbled upon some reeeeally cute stuffs!

I am loving the colourful creations of Funky Shapes, it comes as no surprise that the brains behind these booties is from Chile, the amazing use of colour was a clue, people from that corner of the world seem to have the most amazing knack for combining rich glorious colours and this Mum, living in the Isle of Wight, is no exception, just check out these cuties....

That, my friends, is a Bootie Call! Yum!

I stumbled upon the ChARiTy Elise store completely by accident, and was instantly smitten by her bright and cheerful Pottery.

This talented mama from Atlanta, USA, creates a whole menagerie of wonderful pieces, from plates, magnets and mugs to earrings and pendants, her prices are a treat, there is something here to please everyones pocket.
My favourite piece is this the super pretty soap dish, loving those colours...

Finally, I found this next store of delights via Flickr, and my heart skipped several beats. Colorful Dayz has the most beautifully vibrant pretties, I'm warning you, you will not be able to visit this store without parting with some of your hard earned cash....

I fell head over heels with this amazing sketchbook/journal keeper, featuring some wonderful embroidery. I want it, I want it so bad, it is top of my wish list!

This is available as a custom piece, in whichever size/colours etc you wish, always a bonus!

So, let's have a little Blog Envy too! Searching for inspiring blogs is one of my favourite things. Here are my recent favourites...

How could I not include a blog called My Polka Dotted World, I mean seriously, a woman after my own heart!

Kristin is from Oceanside, I will pretend I know where that is, um, possibly the USA... anyway, she is so super inspiring I nearly keeled over and died of pleasure when I happened upon her delightful candy coloured creations.
Her blog shares lots of her crafts, including some beautiful paper crafts/journals, vintage finds and photos of her super sweet home, check it out...

So much cuteness!

Next up, Resurrection Fern is one of those blogs that lights up a little corner of your soul. Margaret Oomen is a wonderful writer, so many of her posts take you on a wee magical journey, like this one, I defy you not to read this and immediately want to go and sniff out some beautiful lilacs and old forgotten buildings.

She is a seriously talented madam, her embroidery work in particular, leaves me breathless...

An awe inspiring mixture of well written posts, beautiful photography and inspiring crafts, Margaret's blog is one not to miss!

Last, but of course, not least, is the good enough to eat Be, Dream, Play... Elizabeth Bunsen is a mixed media artist, who displays her work here in glorious technicoloured abundance. Her collages are especially beautiful, and her various musings and prettyfull photography draw you in and make you want to Be, Dream and Play a little in her world, before skipping off to dream up your own.

Truly magical!
Enjoy! :)


  1. Sweet finds! They're all so adorable!! Lovely blog!! So nice to have hopped by :)

  2. Congrats on the new baby! I love those little booties. Too cute.

    I saw your forum post. I'd love if you featured my etsy shop. http://www.sewbettie.etsy.com/

    Thanks for looking!

  3. I love your blog post. All the choices are so colorful and fun to look at. You have a nice sense of style!

  4. Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog!! Nothing like waking to such a wonderful surprise.

    Loved your other finds, too. I will be checking out all those sites ... and those adorable booties make me almost wish for another baby ... almost ...

  5. Wow! The pictures from each of your Etsy pics, and blog pics make my heart go pitter-patter! Thanks for sharing, i will definitely check them all out!

  6. wow! Merci! Muchisimas gracias! Thanks a lot:) for be so kind to us and for include our shop in your wonderful blog! I love each of the items that you post! Is that Cahiers de Cinema??!! ah!!! and well, lucky me, I am having my second boy nect august,so he will be very spoiled with lots of funky booties:)
    Best of luck with your blog, with your family, with with you beautiful felt work and with your dogs, cats, chickens and goats in France:)


  7. thank you ever so much for including my blog in this wonderful list of yumminess - your blog is an absolute delight and I do love these polka dots - and I will say my dream journal painting looks perfect here chez vous...

    have a happy and colorful day!

    xox - eb.

  8. Alors...salut toi! My fellow English speaker, adrift in a sea of Frenchies (ah, but the Men...gotta luv 'em!). Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Ou habitez-vous? J'habite dans le département de l'Ain.

  9. Thank you so much for these wonderful finds!! I have some new favorites:)

    I am also a huge fan of the Bread and Roses shop.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  10. this is an amazing list of artists, so glad I happened by!

  11. I love your blog...Love the felt baby shoes....They are too cute....Heck everything you showcase on your blog is too cute...Great finds.

  12. hello !! your blog is delightfull !! thank you for sharing !!

  13. I was SO giving the Etsy love this weekend...it seems I no longer shop anywhere else. :P

    Also, I'll take one of each item listed in this post, please. ;)