Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh Etsy...

I was minding my own business, reading up on some of my favorite blogs. Then, at Dear Daisy Cottage I read this entry and swooned.

Of course I love Kim's doll house, but it was that sweet glittered cottage that Mandy made for her that I wanted to get my hands on.

Oh. My. God. I love little glittered houses. Honestly, I love pretty much anything that's glittered. I think it's because I have ovaries.

Anyway, I went over to Mandy's Etsy shop. She has some lovely things, including a little pink glittered house. Adorable. Seeing that house got me poking around on Etsy.

There is so much to see there!

http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.78923251.jpg
This house is only $3.50. Seriously.

Look at this one!
http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.58055370.jpg
So sweet! And only $10.00!

Ooo! Look at these!
http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.81454176.jpg
There are here for $7.50.

I'm going to stop.

Probably.

But look at this one!
http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.78338955.jpg
It's here. $19.00. Unbelievable.

Know what I love about Etsy? It's like a creative hive where all of the individual bees hum along building, making, creating and designing. Tremulously putting forth their work. It's like peeking into a thousand souls.

Going to the big box stores kind of makes me forget just how incredibly smart and creative so many of us are. The variety that the human mind creates blows me away.

What do you do? Is your job your passion? What do you like to create?

12 comments:

TJIC said...

I create bowls, pepper mills, knives ... and tools with which to create the other three.

http://tjic.com/?p=12126

http://tjic.com/?p=12229

http://tjic.com/?p=12104

http://tjic.com/?p=12129

...oh, and I make firewood...when one of the aforementioned jobs goes bad.

TJIC said...

Dang it.

Make those into links, stupid blogspot!

Sara Padrusch said...

I love your work TJIC!

David W. Padrusch said...

I create non-fiction television programs in which several unlucky souls are usually getting their heads hacked off.

And gas.

Lots and lots of gas.

Michael said...

And to think you East coast folks make such a fuss about our Midwest coal plants. Thank God the wind blows towards Europe.

mgster said...

I make scrapbooks. I love paper! I adore it! I have stacks and stacks. I love journaling in my scrapbooks with pretty pens...yeah, I love pens also. And wooden stamps. Of birds, and flowers, and scrolls. Phew! Aren't you sorry you asked! Right now I'm making tiny Halloween scrapbooks for gifts. I've been loving Etsy for a long, long time. I hope someday to sell there. Right now I will stick to buying there. :)

mgster said...

By the way...I remember you were blaming the DOGS for the gas smell in your house! Hmmmm...

Michael said...

That's were Sara put it. Boston beans and pugs.
But that is one of the perks of pets. Putting social inappropriate smells on the animals.

marie said...

Love Etsy! There's so many incredible things to see. You found some great houses ~ love the one with strawberries.

Hope Jess is doing well!

Ginger said...

Those are adorable. You always find the cutest things.
I received my Godiva chocolates from your giveaway...thank you so much. They are delicious.

Lisa said...

etsy is amazing! I really love to just search there and get into one thing! These houses are great!
Hugs, Lisa

Lauren said...

Sara, you probably don't know this, but they guys who created Etsy are my friends from college :)