Monday, June 29, 2009

Raindrops on Roses


I don’t know what prehistoric rock I just crawled out from under, but I’ve become enamored with a new website. My husband’s reply when he heard about my find, “Uh oh.”

Etsy.com is on online schmorgisboard of all things handmade. You might remember from earlier posts, one of my favorite things is delighting in what others have invested time and work into creating.




I spent over an hour yesterday looking for a gift for my college friend (read her story here) as a congratulations for the birth of her twins. The baby hats and booties are so irresistible. I actually had to stop and remind myself that we are “done” having children. Etsy.com is that powerful.


Next, I plan to look for some unique brown-colored earrings to match a dress I bought for a wedding we’re attending in August. Too much fun!


Just a note: I’m about the most frugal person you’ll come across, so while I drool over all the wonderfully made items (oh, that artwork!) I’m mainly doing just that, admiring the ingenuity that radiates throughout Etsy.com. It really is like raindrops on roses for me.


Have you visited? If so, what did you think? If not, why are you still reading this?

Check out what I wrote about lovable pets over
here later today.



*photos by flickr

16 comments:

  1. I haven't been to Etsy, but do notice it on some of the creative blogs I visit. I like your suggestion that it's almost an art exhibit of the wonderful handmade crafts people create, which is definitely an artform in itself. I'm off to give a little visit!

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  2. I've never heard of that website. I'll have to check it out. :)

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  3. Ooo--I'll have to check it out! And I'm frugal too! Nice to know! Have a great day!

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  4. I drool a lot too over well-made items:)) I will go look but hopefully only look!

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  5. I love to "look" too. There are so many creative folks out there. I love to admire their work.
    I hope you have a day filled with praise.
    Amy

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  6. I adore etsy. In fact, I am opening a jewelry shop of my own soon. I could spend hours there... wait, I have!

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  7. Etsy is the besssst. One of my favorite vendors is The Ardent Sparrow.

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  8. I really love etsy. Supporting handmade is the way to go--especially in today's economy where so many are joining etsy as a way to help support their families. If I ever jump back into handmade stuff to sell, I think I'll skip ebay and go right to selling on etsy. :)

    ~Shaye

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  9. Yes, I love etsy and the creativity of so many of the artists! The Vintage Pearl has some amazing jewelry.

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  10. I haven't visited Etsy, but I've visited many blogs that link to it and seen the creative items they sell. I can't believe some of the things people do--such talent!

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  11. Umm... I'm afraid you've introduced a new addiction. *sigh* my husband will be so dissapointed. =)

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  12. Never heard of it! But now I'm curious! Love your new blog pic, BTW!

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  13. Joanne, what did you think? What did you think?

    Katie, I think you'd like you...curious about your thoughts, too!

    B.J., by blog design alone, I could have guessed that. :D

    Jill, it can be quite comical b/c both me & my husband are.

    Terri, did you just look or did you get sucked in and buy something?

    3 Blessings, I read what you wrote about having a day filled w/ praise and it struck me...I loved it b/c I love to praise God. Thanks for the hope for me.

    Christyklein, I love reading your blog. I will have to drool over your jewelry now too! :D

    Luisa, making mental note...Ardent Sparrow (great name).

    Shaye, what would you make for etsy? Just curious.

    Inkstillwet, will go check it out for those brown earrings perhaps. Thanks for the tip.

    Cindy, I agree, such talent and it lifts me up somehow to witness it. Hard to explain, but seeing other people's inventions and creativity fires me up somehow.

    T. Anne, my husband literally said, "Uh, oh."

    Jody, thanks about the pic. You remember that is a hard deal for me...I just struggle w/ thinking that in pictures I never look how I really do...in real life I'm far more attractive. :D :D :D

    I'm laughing all the way to tucking the girls in bed!

    I hope you enjoy your shopping & appreciation of the handmade items!

    Night Night.
    ~ Wendy

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  14. I know of Etsy, but I've never done much looking around. Don't tempt me! :)

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  15. I'm addicted to etsy! I love to find new shops. Some of the things I find are just stunning. Such talented women out there!

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