Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some of my Favorite LOCAL Etsy things...

I thought it would be nice to show some love to the super-talented Indy artists who sell their goods on Etsy! We have some incredibly talented artists nearby ~ and I love supporting local artists!! I made this nice collage to showcase their work:

{Clockwise from top-left: "see beth blush" felt brooch (can also use as a hair clip) from Accessoire; "Heather Bailey Mums" fabric covered magnet board from SteelDreamingDesigns; "Story Book" gift tags (set of 6) from Viva Variety; "Lots O Dots" round handmade stickers and seals from Keepsake Couture; Monogrammed note cards from Fresh Coffee; "you and i" cards from City Bird Designs}

I would totally be caught wearing the sweet pink felt hair flower (possibly even as a brooch, but we'll see...) ~ wedding day or any other day! Check out Accessoire's shop for more colors & designs.

I love the magnet board ~ you could give this as a gift, OR buy a few and hang them at your reception or ceremony. You could use them as "Reserved" seating signs or to post pictures of you and your fiance (or loved ones who couldn't be at the wedding). SteelDreamingDesigns' shop has other fabrics to choose from to coordinate with your wedding colors.

The storybook gift tags are so cute! Obviously, these would dress up your bridesmaid/mother/father/groom gifts, AND ensure the gifts get to the right person. :) Viva Variety's shop also has other paper goods and trinkets for sale, so be sure to stop by!

I can think of a bajillion ways to use the collection of round stickers: seals for thank-you-card envelopes... fancy-ing up clear candle holders or vases... labeling favors... I could go on, but I won't! Keepsake Couture sells a variety of chic notebooks & paper goods; perfect for a paper-lover like me!

The monogrammed note cards by Fresh Coffee are so adorable ~ I would love to have a stash of these on hand to send out little notes to my friends & family. I love snail mail! Fresh Coffee also has a bunch of lovely paper goods for sale, including wedding invitations!

Finally, (my favorite!) I must congratulate CityBird Designs on their fantastic "you and i" cards. Fill-in-the-blank/check-box cards are so fun! I can think of so many friends who I haven't seen in a while ~ I would love to send each of them one of these cards to invite them to coffee or a girl's night. I'm going to have to check in with this shop more often because everything is just so cute!

Happy Shopping!


VivaVariety said...

Thanks for the feature! Indy does have some super talented artists out there! I've met so many wonderful Indiana artist through the INCrowd Street Team on etsy!

Carmen said...

thanks so much for the sweet compliments!