Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winning Layouts

Little Red Birds Don't Worry, from Lindsay's PaintMeAPicture etsy shop.
We have a winner for theLostEarring's blog giveaway -- a $15 Gift Certificate to bibbysrocket --- and it's Lindsay of PaintMeAPicture on etsy. Lindsay makes personalized paintings and decor for children and nurseries -- her designs are whimsical, with a knockout sense of color and composition. Honestly, I can see these paintings working well in many spaces, the rest of the home, in a cozy shop, many a space can benefit from these enlivening pictorial notes.

Again, thanks so much to all who entered at Kelly's blogspot blog, thelostearring, and to Kelly for hosting this fun giveaway party!

Now, follow me to another blog feature from etsy seller JewelsOfSaraswati's blog! And you'll love her shop -- semi-precious jewelry that combines earthy and sparkling stones in many shapes and sizes to inventive effect.

Let's hear it for these Truly Inspiring Etsians!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shop Certificate Giveaway

**Check out theLostEarring's lovely blog for a $15 gift certificate giveaway
to BibbysRocket on etsy!***
ENDS DEC. 21st!

Kelly, of theLostEarring, is a wonderful writer, photographer, and designer (I love the design of her well-written and engaging blog, and her eye for photography), who also makes jewelry. My favorite in her shop at the moment are these customize-able pet pendants, which, if you look at the listing, are made with inventive use of materials, and sterling silver.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Seventies Prairie Dress, Calicos, Florals, Bohos

If you are anything like me, you might snoop around etsy a little more often than often; it wouldn't be a stretch to say I'm snooping almost all the time, and you may be snooping around less than that and yet enough to be proud of!
And sometimes something really neat catches my eye, like this colorful, slightly altered 70s paririe dress from tulip's shop, in an eye-catching, bright mix of yellows, reds, and greens. It's very Fleetwood Mac-meets-Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House, a little of the sexy wanderlust of both worlds, European and American, innocence and maturity.
In my own closet, I have a couple of such vintage prairie skirts, and one handmade long coverall-sack type dress (no photos, sorry!), that is so unassuming, I feel it conveys honesty! Is it possible for a garment to do that? And in my shop, there is the most modern and innocent all-white eyelet and ticking Gunne-Sax-type seventies dress that one could ever hope to happily wear without dusting the ground. (free shipping in December ;)