Friday, May 27, 2011

Featured Friday: Que Interesante

Although I'm not much of a science person, I LOVE these Chemistry Crayon Labels from Que Interesante. The shop's tag line is "Where Geek Meets Art," and it absolutely fits! The crayon labels are meant to be put on a set of crayons to indicate what chemical compounds can be burned to produce that color. If only I had had a set of these when I was a kid, I could have tried to convince my relatives to burn all sorts of interesting things in their fireplace. :) Que Interesante also makes greeting cards with diagrams of chemical compounds that match the sentiment of the card. Too cute! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gone Fishing

Got a father who loves to fish? Check out this great fishing related items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Gone Fishing Vintage Lampshade from Sassy Shades

Fish Tale Soap from Seattle Sundries

Monday, May 23, 2011

Celebrating the Evergreen State

Western Washington is stunning year-round, but when ALL of the trees are green, it's even better. I'm out traveling this week, but I know I'll be seeing lots of green trees, like the ones captured by these Team EtsyRain photographers!

Sunny Road Home from Sykin's NW Wonders

In the Forest from Art Whims Paper

Friday, May 20, 2011

Featured Friday: A Cut Above Coins

Every once in a while, I spot a shop that just blows me away. A Cut Above Coins is one such shop. I met the artist responsible for this amazing work at an EtsyRain meetup last month, and if you think his photos of his pendants and earrings are awesome, you should see this stuff in person! The detail is amazing, and even more so when you realize that he does all of these by hand--these are not machine cut! All of the tiny little delicate details are just astonishing. It's so hard for me to choose only one of his items to feature today, so you'll just have to swing by A Cut Above Coins to see them all for yourself!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Get a head start on Father's Day shopping!

Father's Day is June 19th, which gives you plenty of time to find a great gift for your father, husband, or other important man in your life. Check out these excellent upcycled embellished ties from members of Team EtsyRain, which are great for guys (or gals)!

The Gold Rush Tie from Haute Under the Collar

Victorian Cyclist Upcycled Men's Necktie from Sunday Drive Designs

Monday, May 16, 2011

Books!

In addition to my crafting (and all of the other things I do), I'm a writer. When I don't have crochet to work on, I occasionally take a notebook with me on the bus to make good use of my commute time. With beautiful notebooks like these, I'm sure I'd be the envy of all of my writing friends!

Mini Brown Upcycled Leather Book from Modern Rogue

Silk Screen Printed Sketchbook from Slide Sideways

Friday, May 13, 2011

Need some luck?

If you feel like you might need a little extra luck to help you get through Friday the 13th, these Team EtsyRain artisans have you covered!

Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Art Clock from Off Her Rocker Art

Hamsa large dual style sterling silver bookmark from King David's Lyre

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A little love for the Big Damn Crafters!

I don't get a chance to feature the Big Damn Crafters here very often, as we're a smaller group than EtsyRain. But when I saw these cute Firefly/Serenity related toys, I had to share them!

Knit Jane/Jayne Owls from Knitty MD

Kaylee in her Layered Cake Shindig Dress Peg Doll from My Little Niche

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy birthday to my sweetie!

My fiancé's birthday is tomorrow. Although he hasn't asked for any presents, I've got my eye on a couple of things on Etsy for him. But they'll have to wait until after his birthday, as I waited far too long to order them in time for his actual birthday.

This is on my to buy list, because he loves oversized mugs for his coffee, and one with tentacles is pretty much perfect.

This one is on my to buy and then make list, as it's for a pattern for a crocheted Chewbacca. Because somehow, the concept of a Polar Wookie came up, and now he wants one. :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Team EtsyRain show tomorrow!

Team EtsyRain's spring show is tomorrow, Saturday, May 7th, at the Intiman Theater in Seattle Center. Read all about it here!

There are going to be so many talented artisans selling their creations at the show that it's hard to pick just two to feature!

Fabric Necklace Scarf Pronta Orchid from Pronta

Merino Silk Plum Chevron Long Ribbed Fingerless Gloves from Lolide

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Party decor in pink

Planning a party? Check out these great pink party decor items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Girls and Godiva PomPoms from Sevyn Designs

Decorative Mini Wooden Clothespins from Crafty Clementines

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kitchen textiles in green

Bright green textiles for the kitchen add a fun splash of color, and the cute screen printed designs on these items from members of Team EtsyRain are a ton of fun!

Grass Green Linen Apron with Bicycle from Sweet Nature Designs

Dahlia Napkins in Chartreuse Organic Cotton from Sage and Kai