My November Treasures are a bit all over the place, from a comic to stickers, mermaids to aliens, it’s kind of a cross section of various things I enjoy. My favourite shop for this month is Baku Forest Studios which makes incredible necklaces that are so detailed and interesting, very different from what you typically see on Etsy. I also love the Enid paper doll even though I am not a fan of Ghost World (I feel like I am the only person who just didn’t get into that movie). Not to mention the UFO bookends by KnobCreek Metal arts – a perfect gift for Victor for Christmas but I feel like he wouldn’t be happy if I told him how much they are. Let me know what your favourites are or any recommendations you have.
This week’s pick is the fun and colorful company Needlings run by Hamilton artist Heather Saunders. She makes cute and colorful plush creatures by hand and I happened to run across her creations while on vacation in Toronto. I just had to pick one up for myself and one for my best friend (mine is the green one because it reminded me of Invader Zim). I always enjoy homemade plushies for some reason and hers are really darling. She also runs a super cute website/blog that you can check out as well. I like to just have mine hang out by my record player, photo below!
a few of my favourite items:
This week’s pick is the adorable Etsy store Love Teacup Kisses by illustrator Avo. She sells prints, stickers, brooches, original artwork and more of her adorable illustrations. I just love her artwork. It’s light, fun and super cute. It was impossible for me to resist the stickers with all the colorful hair happening and amazing fashion. I also picked up an original artwork because that “Fuck Off” jacket and hair do just screamed me (she does portraits as well that are really well done – if I wasn’t scared of getting mine done I would in a heartbeat). She was also super kind and sent me some extra monster stickers with the original – and they are amazing. It’s a great store and she puts a lot of care into each package. If you want to know more about Avo, she has an adorable blog and posts videos of her process on Youtube that you can check out!
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A closer look at all the stickers and the print.
a few of my favourite items:
This week’s pick is the cute shop The Tiny Hobo which specializes in brooches, and other jewelry. They have a good selection of adorable jewellery that is perfect for the summer and super affordable. Like the cute cactus brooches that I picked up from them which are just beyond awesome. I’ve been wearing mine for weeks now anytime I go out and they are the perfect accessory for the summer I think. Plus I am terrible at actually keeping cactus so at least these don’t need to be watered, lol. Check them out!
a few of my favourite items from the store:
So many amazing things I’ve found online lately. Feel so wonderful that there is artists and trades people out there being able to make a living using Etsy and Storenvy. It’s really a wonderful thing and there is just so many treasures around the corner. Feel like if I was ever able to afford even half of these items on here I’d feel like the luckiest girl on the world. lol. Check out May treasures!
- Theres No Place Like Home print by dannybrito
Dannybrito’s art is so simple and cute, love this print
- Mininature Mushroom Pincushion by FoxtailCreekStudio
Such a cute gift for a friend who likes sewing (I don’t sew a thing)
- Feather Watercolor print by RiverLuna
I love the color combination of these feathers and the tribal feel
- Baby Hibbo Totem by HandyMaiden
I want a whole collection of totems, her’s at my favourite and she constantly has new ones. My friend is obsessed with hippos for some reason and this made me think of him.
- Tiger Moth Hand Carved Stamp by extase
Love hand carved stamps, there is some really talents people making stamps on Etsy, it’s worth a search if you like stamps.
- Terrarium Air Plant Doll by EarthSeaWarrior
So this may be my house by the end of the summer, air plants in doll bodies – best idea ever.
- Mina & Milala paper dolls by SandraArteagA
I’d have so many artist paper dolls if I could, she has a whole bunch and other pieces of art.
- Glow Xray Cat Patch by CyanFoxDesigns
Been looking at patches a lot lately and this one is beyond cute. Continue reading %s
Pick of the Week: Boojiboo
This week’s pick is retro and vintage aprongs by Etsy’s store Boojiboo. I found them a few months ago when I was looking to pick up a cute apron for baking. Yes, yes I know aprons are super easy to sew yourself but I don’t own a sewing machine and secondly I have no idea where to find cute fabric. That’s actually why Boojiboo stood out to me when I was looking on Etsy, the fabric. They have some really unique fabrics that have a vintage feel to them that I love. They also have a huge selection and great prices. Another thing I noticed is that every few months or so they have different fabric so there are always fresh choices. One of my favourites got scooped up and hasn’t come back yet so make sure if you see something you like to scoop it up. My hearts apron was my second choice but I love it and it’s really well made. Wanted to share with you guys!
a few of my favourite items from the shop: