Whatever the cause, I have spent the past 48 hours freaking obsessed with etsy.
For the uninitiated, etsy is a website where people can buy and sell handmade items. Everything must largely be the work of the person selling it, and no mass produced items are allowed. The result is a very artsy, fun, and neat little marketplace.
My very favorite local artist, Rachael Sudlow, has a little shop. I'm getting some great ideas for felted bead necklaces here and here. This little heart would be the most perfect thing ever for Valentine's Day. And I just bought the pendant pictured above from Littleput Books. (Her little recycled scrabble tiles are so pretty, it took me almost an hour to pick the one I wanted.)
I'm usually so against promoting the accumulation of stuff--'cause don't we all have enough?--but today I'm making an exception. For this week's poll:
Do a search on etsy--you can search by category, location, or even color, but personally I'm a big fan of the "pounce" feature. Leave a link below to one thing you absolutely love and tell why.
Comment and discuss.