Etsy Finds Friday

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Seems like a good thing to do on Fridays, so maybe I’ll try this each week. Clockwise from top left:

Mimi Kirchner, Fairy Godmother, $140.

Vintage Songbird, quilted potholder in vintage fabrics, $15.

Lusitania felt beads, 18 beads for $36.

Lalitah pomegranates cushion, $32.

Sweetnellie Daffodil Peep, $26.

Seabreeze Studio wristlet, $26.

Kinchi flowerchild dress, $55.

Decoylab wall clock, $28.

Z is for Zebra by Simone Capote, mixed media, 9″x11″, framed, $50.

How Toys Become Real

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The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, illustrations by William Nicholson.

We’ve been reading The Velveteen Rabbit over the past few days. I didn’t remember the story, but it is the sweet tale of a stuffed bunny who becomes real through the love of a little boy. Clearly I am feeling sentimental these days, but it makes me a bit weepy as I think of the bits and pieces of childhood that my children are leaving behind on their way to someplace else.

Anyway, this classic book would make a nice gift paired with one of these sweet things:

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Pink Sweetie, $18.

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Strawberries and Cream, $22.

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wholelottalisa, $28.


Etsy Spring Inspiration

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I know spring isn’t here yet, but these are some lovely things that I found on Etsy. Clockwise from top left:

onegirl Designwrks A Fleur Called Calla, $32.

The Intuitive Garden cotton candy floral pendant, $17.

barkingbirdart Dreaming of Fresh Lettuce print, $14.

LoveLee Soaps bunny soap, $3.50.

Grandma’s Girl sunbonnet, $8.

Purple Flower Designs bookbag in spring garden, $46.

Miss Fickle Media speckled egg in sky blue pendant, $10.

Pogo Kami, $25.

sparrow design works flour sack towels, $10.50 each.

Political Crafts

If you live in Rhode Island, Vermont, Ohio or Texas I imagine that you might be voting today. Here are some political crafts from Etsy for a little inspiration. This is a craft blog!

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Barack Obama finger puppet from Abbey Christine, $16.

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Hillary Clinton earrings from DIY-or-DIE.net, $9.99.

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Button from thedogcoatlady, $1.

Spring Bags

We’re having what I hope is our last burst of cold here in Atlanta, so I’m focused on spring. Here are some nice bags for the soon-to-come warm weather:

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Those of you who know me might recognize this Granny Bag from Sea Breeze Studio. I am on my second bag of this style and love it. You can stuff anything in it and it’s easy to keep clean. Available here in a variety of fabrics for $60.

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This bag is made of cork! Pretty cool, huh? Just wipe clean. The Casablanca Cork Tote is available here from Cork & Cotton for $58.

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Woodsy Bird Tote from The Orange Bicycle, $28. I love that woodgrain fabric.

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Ella Since OSix messenger bag made with vintage fabric, available here for $49.50.