Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I am newly obsessed with Etsy.  It's like Ebay for handmade items - arts and crafts, jewelry, vintage items, the list is endless!  

It's proving to be a great wedding resource for me and my quest for an inexpensive but stylish wedding.  In fact I'm just about to order our "Save The Date" cards from an Etsy seller Fading Flowers.  Here is some of her work:

Mrs Fading Flowers uses a Gocco, which from what I understand is a self-contained screen printing system using flash bulbs that originated in Japan in 1977 and is a bit of a cult item.  The "Save The Date" will be designed on a computer and then individually "stamped" onto the paper, which I think lends a really lovely rustic feel - each one will be different - while being very cost effective.  I can't wait to see them (hopefully they'll ship end of February - though they are just going to the out-of-towners)!

Here are a few of my other favorite items from Etsy which I love not just for all the great stuff you can buy, but for how it inspires me to be more creative and crafty every day!

I LOVE these handmade White/ Blue Porcelain Cups, $15.50 each from New Moon Studio.  It's really tempting to get a few of them!

This Purple Porcelain Vase, $28, is also from New Moon Studio and I just love the colors!  I may have to hint to Andy that it would make a great Valentine's Day present!

These prints are by Etsy seller and fellow Australian (though she is based in Adelaide) Naomi Murrell:

You can even buy mustaches on a stick on Etsy!  And don't laugh, I actually own these!  Yes, I saw them online at somethingshidinghere and I had to have them, they are really fun!  I had planned on having our photo taken with them for our "Save The Date" cards but we decided to go with the Gocco print instead.

I bought these adorable glitter forget me not elephants, $12 each, at the same time and they look really cute lined up on our kitchen shelf:

Last but not least I find myself totally fascinated by this Blue Sinking Fairytale sculpture by poodlebreath, $75.  I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I spotted it a while back!

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