Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Seattle

Nothing says Seattle like the Space Needle. Check out these great pieces of Space Needle-related art from members of Team EtsyRain!

Seattle Space Needle Shadow Box from Color Story Designs

16 x 20 Original Canvas Art, "Space Needle" from Handmade NW

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Little Bit of Sunshine

It's still cold in Seattle, and there was even snow where I live on Saturday morning, but the sun has been coming out a lot more often. I think spring just might be on its way! Enjoy a little bit of sunshine from these members of Team EtsyRain!

On My Way Necklace from Lolly Jo Lolli

Yellow Sapphire Stick Earrings from Foamy Wader

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Swinging Suede

Today's selections come from the 60s and 70s, and embody popular colors for the time period--the mustard and rust of this patchwork skirt go wonderfully with the jacket. Though they may be from different decades, they make a great match!
70s Rust Suede Jacket from North Brooklyn Dry Goods

60s Patchwork Leather Skirt from Sour Owl in the Iele Tree

Friday, February 24, 2012

Featured Friday: EquestriaKnitting

I've somehow missed out on the current My Little Pony/Friendship is Magic craze, aside from seeing some of the trailers where people have dubbed the audio from a real trailer over scenes from the show. Not quite the same, I'm guessing! :) But my friend Kai, who runs Equestria Knitting is on top of these things. She knits adorable versions of the various ponies from the show.

I'm rather fond of this purple pony, Twilight Sparkle, but all of Equestria Knitting's plush ponies are cute as can be. Although the whole herd isn't available in her shop at the moment, she will take orders for custom and request work.

And I suppose, sooner or later, I will have to break down and watch this show. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blue Flowers

Though it may not seem like it at the moment, spring is on its way! Celebrate spring with these fun flower accessories from members of Team EtsyRain!

Cool Blue Trio Tsumami Kanzashi Hair Pin from An Original by Thea Starr

Priscilla Rosette Pin from (Into) The Fray

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stone Sculpture

These abstract stone sculptures are absolutely fascinating, don't you think?

Flame Stone Sculpture from Matheson Gem Works

Ocean Swell 2.5" Soapstone Sculpture from Sleepy Puppy Creations

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fun Scarves

I've been thinking about scarves as accessories to dress up some of my plain T-shirts lately. These beautiful scarves from members of Team EtsyRain are just the sort of thing I have in mind!

Jersey Scarf from Olympia Handmade

Nuno Felted Scarf in Blue and Gray from Indigo Crane

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Amethysts for February

February's birthstone is amethyst, and these two pieces of vintage amethyst jewelry look like they were meant to be worn together!

Antique Hat Pin from Quite Right Slick

Vintage Victorian Sash Pin from The Eclectic Diva

Friday, February 17, 2012

Featured Friday: Gabby and Zack

I love wearing T-shirts, but inevitably, I end up with too many of them and have to give some away. That's why I love seeing shops like Gabby and Zack, which take old T-shirts and repurpose them into cute clothes for kids!

At first glance, Gabby and Zack may look like it's primarily just clothes for girls, but there are plenty of T-shirts mixed in with the twirly dresses and skirts. Some of the T-shirts are designed with boys in mind, but I think many of them could be worn by a boy or a girl. There are also items for infants like bibs. Add all of this to a lot of superhero themed items, and you can see why I'm a fan of Gabby and Zack!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fiber Art

Being a fiber artist myself, I'm always interested to see what other people are creating. Today, we've got some lovely fabric art from members of Team EtsyRain!

Orange Poppies and Happy Little Bee from Twig and Bird

Summer Fields Vintage Kimono Fabric Wall Hanging from Earth Now Sky

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nesting Dolls of a Different Sort

I love matryoshka dolls--the Russian nesting dolls that are traditionally painted to look like babushkas. But I'm also a big fan of non-traditional styles when it comes to matryoshka, like these fun robot and penguin nesting dolls!

Blue Robots from The Window Sill

Penguin Nesting Dolls from Art Matryoshka

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

To all of the readers of Shop Etsy, I hope that you have a lovely Valentine's Day! And here are a couple of cute eco-friendly paper heart items from members of Team EtsyRain!

Pick A Word. Custom Definition PaperCut Mounted on Wooden Block from Paper Cut Works

Eco-Chic Heart Mini Pennant Banner Bunting from Paper Scraps and Book Pages from Elves in the Attic

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Ceramic Love

For a kitchen filled with bright colors, look no further than this pitcher and bowl set and a set of four mugs. Though the colors are reversed between the sets, they still make a great vintage match!

Vintage Valentines Day Waechtersbach hearts pitcher and bowl set from Adeptsy

Ceramic Heart Mugs (set of 4) from Grani Attic

Friday, February 10, 2012

Featured Friday: Drapes of Wrath

After some spectacular messes in the kitchen, I'm becoming more and more convinced that maybe I should be wearing an apron while I cook--if nothing else, to prevent ruining my clothes when things splatter! And if I'm looking for cute and functional, I think I'd have to start at Drapes of Wrath. Drapes of Wrath has full and half aprons for men or women and for any season, including holiday themed!

In addition to the themed aprons, Drapes of Wrath also offers upcycled aprons, constructed from clothing, linens, and otherwise repurposed fabrics. Custom work is also an option, with a wide array of styles to choose from!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts: Flowers for Your Hair

The best kind of flowers are those that never wither and die, like these hair accessories made by members of Team EtsyRain!

The Glamour Girl Pin or Hair Clip from Mad Madam Mims

Hot Pink Crocheted Rose Hair Clip from Scary White Girl Designs

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts: Sparkly Jewelry

Sparkly doesn't always mean diamonds, as you can see by these beautiful sparkly necklaces from members of Team EtsyRain!

Fused Glass Valentine Necklace from Glass Elements

Clear Faceted Glass Necklace from Tissage

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts: Candy

If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, candy makes a lovely gift for Valentine's Day. Check out these options from members of Team EtsyRain!

6 Sweet Valentine Lollipops - Cherry-Cinnamon and Honey-Jasmine Flavors from This Charming Candy

Chocolate Valentine Sampler from Sweet Coconut Bakery

Monday, February 6, 2012

A Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Valentine's Cards

Cute little colonial-era hairstyles are not necessarily what you think of first when you think of Valentine's Day. But these vintage valentines show that this was not always the case!

Colonial Kids Valentine's Day Greeting Postcard from Mud in the USA

Raphael Tuck Sons Vintage Valentine from Jezebel Chic

Friday, February 3, 2012

Featured Friday: HeensayPaperGoods

I really love the tagline for Heensay Paper Goods: "Fill Mailboxes. Not Inboxes." As someone who loves it when I get mail that isn't a bill or junk mail, I can get behind this sentiment. And when you couple such a sentiment with the eye-catching designs of Heensay Paper Goods' cards, you'll start thinking about all of the people who you really ought to write a note to!

In addition to the cards that they offer in their shop, Heensay Paper Goods also offers custom design work for stationery, wedding invitations, baby announcements, and more. The examples of their design on the cards in their shop make me suspect that they would turn out simply amazing custom work as well!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day Candles

Candles are a lovely way to set a romantic mood on Valentine's Day, but they're also just a nice addition to your home. Check out these lovely natural beeswax candles!

Hand Rolled Beeswax Candle from Jackwood

Pure Beeswax Pearl Covered Heart Shaped Candle from PeaceBlossom Candles

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Day Gifts: Jewelry Hearts

If you're looking for jewelry to give or wear this Valentine's Day, here are a couple of pieces from members of Team EtsyRain that are great for the occasion, but also great for every day wear!

Red Guitar Picks with Winged Hearts Earrings from Lucy & Larry

I Am My Beloved's and My Beloved is Mine Scrabble Tile Pendant from Poemweave Designs