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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

It’s never a challenge for me to locate gorgeous handmade work online, it is abundant! Would you like to see what’s on the decor8 radar this week? Polaroid collage, print your own party, products that look to be straight out of Sweden, felt photography and boho jewelry are a few of my favorite things…

Megan Auman in Pennsylvania is so very talented, I mean look at her creations! They are what you’d imagine viewing at the Design House Stockholm or displayed at the ICFF. Her new home collection is all about openwork floral patterns and metal with most being made from laser-cut steel in her latest pattern, small cluster, and finished in either matte black or white powder-coat. (Powder-coat is like paint, only much more durable.) The storage basket, for my ever growing magazine pile, is my favorite of this collection — I can’t take my eyes off of it! I’d gladly own the pendant light too. Amazing! {blog} {flickr}

Lisa Teso is a creative mom who lives in Massachusetts and has a shop called Trampoline featuring her original Polaroid collages. Lisa sums up her unique work nicely, “Original collage created from too pretty to throw away Polaroid cast offs. They are studies in color, texture and nuance…peeks into everyday life.”

Kima is the founder of Kup Kup Land who is originally from Barcelona now living in Athens. Her background is in graphic design and illustration though she loves to experiment with felt and photography too. She combines her felt creations with photography and offers unique prints. Not limiting herself to only wool, she has a fondness for tiny plastic animals and pastries as well (tiny animals are a current trend in independant photography, have you noticed?).

Wiyomu Jewelry designs pretty necklances and earrings as a hobby that seems to cater to the dreamer — the bohemian girl at heart, the eclectic collector, the flea market junkie. So feminine and soft! {flickr}

Happy Papers is a good name for this shop as it’s hard not to be joyous looking at all of this red and blue! Nesting dolls, owls, sheep, so many sweet themes to choose from. This shop features only work that you can download and print, which is great for those looking to save money and have instant gratification. Party kits, stationary sets, cards, tags, a to do list, bookmarks, birthday sets and more!

Thanks for joining me this week for another Etsy Take Five Tuesdays!

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Posted in Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on February 24, 2009
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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Hello friends and welcome to this week’s edition of Etsy Take Five Tuesdays. Here are some shops on my radar this week that you may like to add to your list of faves. I’m always so inspired by what is being made in this creative community by so many who are living their dream and others who are living their dream and making a living from it. The more we shop indie before the big department stores, the more we are helping a small business to grow and for them to feel that unbeatable joy of selling their goods to others.

Isabelle Abramson Ceramics is based locally in Boston’s Jamaica Plain and has mad skills with clay and glaze. I can’t take my eyes off of the lattice bowl. {website} {blog}

Ebba Handmade, St Louis. These block printed images are from her original drawings cut from linoleum and printed using heat-cured textile color on earth-friendly materials. Very organic, sweet, and simple. Now I want to run through fields of flowers or chase chickens or something.

Up Up Creative in Rochester, NY is a small business built around the idea of purchasing printable paper goods, the latest Etsy trend taking off like wildfire — a trend that I hope sticks around as it’s really so very practical don’t you think? {blog}

Sooooound is Shuxin, a graphic artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. Her work is inspired by, “the conflicting and harmonious relationships the urban environment has with the natural world”.

My Wire Empire is Melissa Bryant in Indianapolis, IN. Don’t miss out on her sale, buy 2 get 1 free print sale! (Free print equal or lesser value; excludes collages/originals.) Just type in the name of the 3rd print that you’d like in the comments at checkout.

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Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on February 17, 2009

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

This week I thought I’d try to find a few brand new etsy shops to include, ones that so far have zero sales and have never been blogged. I’ve also included a few favorites of mine who are better known but still make my heart go boom boom bada boom.

Berlinski: Handmade bags and clutches by Alison Willis in Sydney using vintage fabrics. I adore these… very stylish and current.

Herzenart in Germany designs dolls and things out of her home studio and I think her work is pretty special. Sandra Monat is such a sweet person, I’ve had a few conversations with her via email over the years, she’s not only talented but very warm and modest. I really like that recently she has brought her viking doll designs onto greeting cards — very sweet. {website} {blog}

These are a riot, prints of panties! Blue Pumpkin Juice is an artist in Belgium who apparently has a cheeky sense of humor. Fun!

Dr. Kennedy Jones is Hollie Chastain, an artist in Chattanooga who transforms scraps of crumbling paper and dusty, tattered books into art. {website}

Cary Walker of Little Love Blue crafts sweet little things out of wool in her Brooklyn home. {blog} {flickr}

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Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on February 10, 2009

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Lots of goodness over at Etsy this week, well every week really, Etsy is so hot! The stream of talent setting up shop there on a daily basis just amazes me. Here’s wassup this week, you better like ‘em! Well, at least fave a few for me okay?

Vlas Store, Kuala Lumpu, Malaysia

Sprout Studio, San Francisco, CA.

Napolean Quilts, Birmingham, AL {+website}

Blue Bonbon, Takamatsu, Japan {+ blog}

The Lucky Button, Rochester Hills, NY.

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Posted in etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on February 03, 2009

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