One of my new favorite places to hang out is Etsy. There are so many…okay, overwhelmingly many wonderful shops to browse through. Handmade items are so intriguing to me. I wish I had more time to knit, sew, scrapbook to name a few, but I enjoy finding beautiful things that others have made. I always wonder what the story is behind each item, but without doubt, each beautiful handmade object is made with love.
Here are a few of my most recent finds. Oh, and I’m not being paid to say all these nice things!
I’m just sayin’ ’cause I’m lovin’!
~Marie-Madeline Studio Dishcloths
Aren’t these beautiful!? Don’t you want them in your kitchen?? I do. It’s all I can do to keep myself from buying them right now! I love all of the amazing things that the ladies of Marie-Madeline Studio create.
These dishcloths were crocheted by their Nana who is spending more time in her rocking chair these days. See, I told you that these things had to have a story behind them.
It’s a funny name, I know, but Michelle and Kelly who run Goosegrease are incredibly creative and talented. They make the most wonderful handpainted items. From customized wedding cake toppers, yoyos and cupcake toppers to dolls, dominoes and pirate checker sets, they do it all.
Whenever God blesses our home with a girl (besides me), I’m going to get her some of these dolls. The paint that Goosegrease uses is non-toxic so it’s generally safe for children after they stop putting everything in their mouths. I wouldn’t have a clue what that’s about though! Ha!
~Lily Pottery “Flowericious” Jewelry
I l.o.v.e this girl’s stuff! She makes everything you can imagine. She has just recently introduced her “flowericious” rings and necklaces. I don’t think that the flowericious rings have made it to her Etsy shop, but Lily blogs as well. So, check out her sites!
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the Etsy shops that I love.
Note: I have personally met the owners of GooseGrease and Lily Pottery. I haven’t met the lovely ladies of Marie-Madeline Studio, but from the e-mails that we’ve sent back and forth, I know that we would be wonderful real-life friends! All that to say these folks are wonderful, honest and super creative!!
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