Handmade Pirate Picks

Avast, me hearties!  “X” marks the handmade spot! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!  AARGH! Pirate Party Boat Cupcake Topper AND Wrapper SET OF 12 by Party Parade Pirate hat for dogs and cats by Lena Pavia Pirate Ship Canvas Art by Cute As A Button Art Pirate Ship Royal Blue and White Schooner Baby, […]

Feature Friday: Inspired by the City of Oaks

Acorns are starting to fall from the neighbor’s massive oak trees that tower our house. In the summer these trees provide much needed shade. But when the temperature starts to fall so do the acorns. The sound of falling acorns on the roof can be both comforting and annoying. For the next month or so […]

Feature Friday: Fall Home Decor

Fall is my kind of season. I love everything about it. The smell of burning leaves, the colors, the chill in the air. I also love decorating my home for fall. Vivid oranges, reds, and yellows, combined with beautiful chocolates. Or in some cases, rich greens like the leaves on this Falling Leaves Pillow Cover […]

Feature Friday: Handmade for Fall

The days are already starting to get shorter and fall weather is just around the corner. This week we are featuring some wonderful warm colors and textures from Etsy that should help get you in the cozy mood for autumn. Crimson Coffee Cup Cozy or Cold Drink Sleeve with Handmade Button by Slitely Askew Rustic […]

Feature Friday: Handmade Halloween

With fall just around the corner we thought it would be a good idea to feature some handmade Halloween items from Etsy. Make sure to order your items early so you won’t find your favorite item sold out. Also, lots of sellers offer ways to customize or personalize your items which is another good reason […]

Feature Friday: Back to School Handmade Finds

I always love to support handmade whenever possible so this week I’m featuring a few items I found on Etsy for back to school. If you want to find more simply go to the website and use the search term “back to school”. These are just a few of the amazing items that I found! […]

Feature Friday: Original Sock Dogs by Three Red Trees

Stacey Hsu is not only a super busy mom to two wonderful children; she is also a wife, children’s book illustrator, published author, plush designer and creator of Original Sock Dogs. Her Original Sock Dogs were first introduced at Art Unleashed 2005, an annual live and silent art auction benefiting the Humane Society of Greater […]

Feature Friday: EcoCuffs by Green Market Girl

Small business rocks my world. When I find goodies from those same independent retailers that make me look insanely stylish, yet fit in with my tree-hugger ways, it’s like falling in love over and over again.  EcoCuffs give me that giddy feeling every time I look at them. EcoCuffs are the brain child of Designer/Yogi/Green […]

Bib and Burp Cloth Set by Emili

via etsy.com So, yes. This is a little shameless self-promotion, but dag nab it, I don’t have a baby now. My friends are pregnant, so that gives me Carte Blanche to call Emili and get her to make custom goodies for me. However, this Bib and Burp Cloth Set she has on her Etsy shop […]

Handmade Finds for Father’s Day

I love to find unique gift items for all occasions on Etsy but here are a few handmade finds for Father’s Day that I love.