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Etsy Find: More random Christmas ideas

Here are some more products I’ve seen on Etsy that might be good for someone on your shopping list. I hope to create some more specific “gift guide” type lists later on, but this will have to do in the interim.


Owl stuffed toys by katedurkin, $18.


Wood block photograph, no. 0089 by keriherer, $48

il_430xn45742234Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything earrings by pawandclawdesigns, $18


Tree moleskine (laser etched) by modofly, $36


White Rabbit art print by berkleyillustration, $15


Don’t Be a Blowhole bookplates by onegoodbumblebee, $8


Etsy Find: Let the Christmas shopping begin!

When my mom and I were driving around doing errands this weekend, to my surprise, she had a Christmas CD playing in the car. It was because there had been nothing good playing on the radio during her previous drive, but it struck me that Christmas is indeed coming very soon. I generally start shopping in November, buy a couple things, and then finish up in the final days before Christmas Eve. Hopefully this year I won’t cut things quite so close!

Below are a few of the items I’ve noticed on Etsy that I think might make good gifts.


Locket by MStevensonDesigns


Custom embroidered letter by ChezSucreChez


Cosette cowl by AllinStitches


True love necklace by trystbykerry


Whale soap dish by FoxAndClover


Birds on a wire painting (custom) by EarthArt

More to come, I’m sure!

(At least one of these will surely be going to my sister, who is the easiest person to shop for. I always end up buying her present first.)

Etsy Find: Prints by Adrian Marie
October 19, 2008, 8:23 pm
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My longtime friend Adrian recently started a shop on Etsy, and she is currently offering 8×8 prints of her twists on traditional nursery rhymes. They’d be perfect for someone looking to add some creative artwork to a nursery or a child’s room! Adrian is a fantastic graphic designer, and very clever, as evidenced by this collection. Please check it out! $15


Etsy Find: Yellena James
October 10, 2008, 5:55 pm
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I’ve been eyeing some prints by the extraordinary Yellena James (shop, blog) for a long time, and I think I’ll have to indulge in a couple very soon. I don’t think there are many words that could adequately describe her work, so I’ll steal one from Will Ferrell as James Lipton on SNL: scrumtrulescent. Both of these pieces are on my wish list.

Etsy Find: Seafaring Heart
October 8, 2008, 9:42 pm
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I kind of love foxes. When I stumbled across Sarah Blank’s blog earlier today, I saw this print and then bought it as soon as I got home from work. It’s beautifully detailed, and I hope to find a nice place for it! (I actually didn’t realize her shop offered both in paper and canvas versions, and wish I’d paid for the latter.)

Another foxy print I once bought, from the extremely talented Black Apple: Neko!

Etsy Find: The Bluth Bunch
October 8, 2008, 5:16 am
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This print will probably be the next thing I buy on etsy. I have purchased three prints from elloh (here, here, and here), two of which are hanging by my DVD collection (the last one still needs a frame).

Tobias Fünke: I blue myself.
Michael Bluth: There has got to be a better way to say that.