October 13, 2009

Tuesday Top 12 - Masks on Etsy

top 12 masks

October 12, 2009

Etsy Monday - Handy Hands Corner

This week's Etsy Monday featured seller is the very talented Magda of Handy Hands Corner. She makes gorgeous hand-embroidered bags and the most beautiful batik fabrics. I was introduced to her shop while on the Etsy forums the other day, and instantly fell in love with her work. Her embroidery and batiks are stunning, and I love the minimalistic style of her bags.
Magda has taken a moment to answer some questions about her work and share a bit of her inspiration with us. Without further ado, here's what she had to say.

October 7, 2009

Wool Room Music - Bowerbirds

This week I wanted to feature an amazing band called the Bowerbirds. They're a trio from North Carolina, made up of Beth Tacular, Phil Moore and Mark Paulson. They're considered "nu-folk", a genre which I'm loving at the moment. I found them on YouTube originally - I'll share the first video I saw of theirs here. Their sound is warm and so rich, with beautiful vocal harmonies and a gorgeous instrumental combination of guitar, bass drum and accordian. Other songs I particularly like are "My Oldest Memory" and "Bur Oak", both of which are from their debut album "Hymns for a Dark Horse."  Here's "In Our Talons" - enjoy!

October 6, 2009

Tuesday Top 12 - Birthday Cards

It's my birthday today, so I thought I'd do an appropriately themed Tuesday Top 12. Enjoy!

1) Robot BIRTHDAY Cards - BDAY by lrhbindustries
2) BEST WISHES, 3D Craft Card by twistywish
3) Bake Me Greeting Card by Juliapott
4) Happy Birthday Letterpress Greeting Card by twoguitars
5) Summer by EllaParry
6) Happy Birthday Mums Card by floraandfauna
7) But your birthday invitation said smart casual by ableandgame
8) Happy Birthday Circles Letterpress Card by paperdragonfly
9) Happy Knitted Birthday by fuzzywork
10) Happy birthday letterpress greeting card by smockpaper
11) Happy Birthday To You Pop-Up Card by tracychong
12) carnival happy birthday by afavorite

October 5, 2009

Etsy Monday - Twisted Silver Jewelry

Today I have to privilege to share the incredible work of Mel at Twisted Silver Jewelry. She creates gorgeous wire-wrapped jewelry, unlike anything I've seen before. She combines amazingly creative wire wrapping with stunning gemstones to create absolutely stunning jewelry.

Mel was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about her work, her process and inspiration. Let's see what she has to say!

Featured on Etsy's front page!

My Caramel Diamond in the Rough fingerless gloves were on the Front Page of Etsy this morning! Unfortunately I missed seeing it, but I found a screen shot on Flickr to share. It's always exciting to be on the Front Page. Big thanks to pixelcurious for including me in this gorgeous treasury!

Check back shortly for the relaunch of my Etsy Monday feature!

October 1, 2009

The Button Drawer (.com)

A couple of weeks ago I ordered some buttons from a site called The Button Drawer. I'm going to pretend I'm not the last person to hear about this site, although I could be totally wrong. I got my order today and I was very impressed, so I thought I'd pass along the info in case it comes in handy for anyone out there searching for buttons!

These are the buttons I needed, desperately, and the reason I found in the first place. I used them last year for my crocheted cowls, and when I ran out, the store I bought them from was not able to get any more in stock.