Words can’t possibly explain how much I love Mini-Eco’s printable gift wrap (among other things! What a great blog!)
I LOVE October. I think it’s safe to say this is my favorite month of the year. The weather is just right PLUS apple picking/cider PLUS pumpkins PLUS sweaters PLUS Halloween.
I could go on.
I had a blast making pumpkins last year, and this year I want to get a jump start on some really fun ideas. I wish I had time for all of these:
The weekend is here!! And even though that means absolutely nothing to my schedule, I can’t help but feel that “Hooray! It’s Friday!” vibe all around me at the end of the week. To celebrate, here is my fun list of things I found while scooting about the intertubes, including one of my pieces from a little collection I’m working on of Twin Peaks characters. Enjoy!
- You don’t need a fancy studio to take great shots of outfits on the go. Check out these inspiring ideas in this great tutorial.
- As the title says, “A Giant Can of Coke Pops Up in Iran.” See how artists, Icy and Sot, reacted when their president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, declared a ban on large American companies like Coca-Cola.
- Ever see a piece of fabric walking down the street? Now you can with William Hundley’s fantastic photo collection. Go. Look. See.
- FRIENDSHIP BRACELETS! I want arms full of them! And I will after I go over these great tuts!
- Friendship doesn’t jsut come in bracelets… it comes in necklaces too! I want to cover myself in them! v
- Family portraits like you’ve never seen them. Imagine your face split seamlessly with your sibling’s or parent’s in photoshop. This photog did.
- Art made of matchsticks and toothpicks. A must see.
- Make my own suspenders?? Don’t mind if I do!
- “A unique DNA based typeface” called Skin Type. Appropriate. Fantastic.
- Do you drink wine AND enjoy pretty things? Weird! Combine your loves by making your own Wine Bottle Wall Vase.
- Before & After of a garage studio that I will be moving into whether the owners want me to or not. Love.
There is so much going on in the arts in Brooklyn. I love living in such a creative borough of NYC. It’s really inspiring. So this week I pay homage to my home “town” with some of awesome Brooklyn Etsy sellers. Enjoy!
Tshirts, Bags, Knitwear, etc
by: Cubist Literature
As the tag line says, “All we got are really cool clothes!” It’s true, I love the tshirts here. If I had the dough, I’d have one of each… with a matching bag… and button.
Celebrity Inspired Baked Goods
Sorry for those of you outside of NYC because they currently only cater to our area, but how could I not feature such a fabulous shop? I’d like a dozen Colin Farrells please!
Recycled Sail Pillows, Bags, Purses and more
I’m not really into sailing personally, but I’m totally into these recycled sails. They’ve thought of everything here, even unique luggage tags made of, you guessed it… sails!
Brooches, Bracelets, Bookmarks and more
by: Tilly Bloom
I’ve always kind of wondered why brooches haven’t made an accessory comeback. Maybe it’s because we were waiting for someone like this to come along?
What’s Brooklyn without its graffiti? These lamps are seriously way cool. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes… and they’re not all graffiti. A must see.
You know how it is. You’ll just be walking down the street and catch a glimpse of something in a window and think “Oooh, I gotta have that.” You don’t really need it, but the window made it look so… necessary.
Same goes for Etsy, but in this case it’s all about the photos. Some sellers are so good at presenting their wares that even though you don’t need it, you want it. Here’s a few finds that fit that particular category for me:
Little Topiary Fir Tree ($15)
I mean, who really needs a decorative topiary? I do now. Before I saw this I never thought “Hmm, a little scented topiary would be just right in my kitchen.” Now I want all three.
Salt and Pepper Shakers ($38)
from Midwest Finds
I’m pretty sure the salt and pepper shakers on my stove just broke and I have to replace them right away. Thank goodness I found these. Where would I be without Etsy?
Tissue Pom ($5)
by Sweet Poms
I don’t really have guests at my home, it’s just not that kind of home. But now I suddenly want to dangle a bunch of these from my ceiling, buy a proper couch and have a party. What the heck?
Sugar Creme Emulsifying Scrub ($10)
by Haus of Gloi
Dude, I don’t even know what “emulsifying” is, but this looks like the seller is suggesting I bathe myself in a coffee based treat and I am totally on board. Want. Might eat.
Nerd. Artist. Crafter. Lover of life. All of us can appreciate the awesome power of a steampunk inspired Stormtrooper helmet, right? And the best part? It’s just one of many in the 501st Stormtrooper Legion TK Helmet Project, a charity event for the Make a Wish Foundation.
Every now and then I like to do a little roundup of Giveaways (usually of the Etsy kind) because who the heck doesn’t like free stuff? It’s simple really, click the images to go to their respective giveaways and win! Which ones are you going to enter?
Your choice of a Boojiboo Apron
Giveaway by Girly Giveaways
I’m not much of a cook. However, I’m still forced to spend time in the kitchen on occasion and although I’m not much of a girly girl, I still want one of these beautiful aprons! See the giveaway for instructions!
Steampunk Ring by Londons Gate
Giveaway by Through Green Colored Glasses
Dude…this ring is amazing! According to the shop it features a “truly beautiful Bulova 17 Jewel Watch Movement.” Hell if I know what that means, but I want it. Good luck suckers, I’m gonna win this one!
This large Buttercup Bag
Giveaway by Forshee Designs
Woah! What a print! Nothing better than a gorgeous big bag, right? This one measures 15″ wide, so you can probably fit your tiny dog in it, if that’s your thing. Hurry up cause this one ends tomorrow!
Pea Shoot Necklace by Bella-Bijou
Giveaway by Bella-Bijou Jewelry
Oh la la! I don’t have a lot of necklaces anymore and I’ve been dying to acquire some new ones. Wouldn’t this be perfect? It seems I keep forgetting these giveaways are for you to enter. Mine, all mine!
Vintage Tray Memo Board by Mostaza Seed
Giveaway by Favourite Vintage Finds
You might be able to make this yourself, but quit kidding around. You’re not gonna and Mostaza has paired up the tray with some beautiful magnets. This upcycle is inspiring and adorable. You gotta have it.
At least I can dream! How about you make one and tell me about it? Then I can live vicariously. Works for me.
The last few weeks I have been searching for other blogs like A&D to find some online comrades. Blogs that love the arts, crafts, photography, whatever. Anywhere within the realm of creativity. Now I find myself overwhelmed with fantastic reading material so I figured I’d better start sharing the wealth.