Thursday, August 7, 2008

Extraordinary Etsy





Okay, so you all know I am a newcomer to public blogging. I love to write, I love to interact with people, and I love to design and create. So many of the blogs I have visited have included links to delightful “handmade” Etsy shops. Etsy artists are incredibly inspiring. Today I discovered over a hundred Etsy shops based right here in our little Nation’s Capital of Ottawa—wonderful!

Some of my Etsy favourites so far:
Kangas... Wonderful, unique bead jewelry, some using fabric beads! Well, I never...
MonkeyPowered... Ottawa based illustrator. So very kewl.
MissVee... Simple bead earrings. Love the photography.
JoJo’s Room... I love the nostalgic note cards using vintage children’s book illustrations.

I have spent every available minute today exploring Etsy shops, discovering AMAZING talented artists, and—wait for it—opening my own shop. Yes, Leslee’s giveaway prize cards inspired me to finally take the plunge and set-up shop to sell my designs. I will also offer a collection of beadwork—my other creative release.

Introducing JOE designs—the shop, named for how I have signed my greeting cards since I was about ten.

Adorable, I know.

What are your favourite Etsy shops?

6 comments:

  1. You will do great! Everything is so beautiful but I must say Heart Garden is my favorite. Good luck!!! :)

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  2. Hi!! Thanks for stopping by!! Etsy is the love of my life!! :)
    Here's my faves. I've ordered from them and not only are they talented, but they're nice, lovely women!! You can find them by searching for these under usernames.
    Baffinbags
    lemontreestudio
    janesays
    sonya
    persnicketyme
    sewgracious
    magpiesnest
    32lives
    headtotoe2007
    I order from Etsy for everything, from gifts to paper to soap!! Enjoy!!
    Tabitha

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  3. BTW, I love your designs!! So pretty and whimsical!! FABulous!!

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  4. What a great idea! Very very beautiful work - great to be able to share it. I'm loving Etsy too, but lack the time, energy, and creative talent to do anything myself. Kudos to you!

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  5. Very nice...no favs here! :)Go Hard!

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  6. I love your design! I know you'll do great!!

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