Monday, March 21, 2016

Improve your day with a bit of beauty from Etsy.



When I'm not feeling my particular best, I find window-shopping at Etsy often cheers me up. I make a point of strolling through categories of things I couldn't make myself, let alone dream of. If I wander through jewelry, which I make, there's a big chance I could start feeling a bit low ("why couldn't *I* have thought of that, etc.). That kind of attitude is just no good to your psyche!

My first Etsy find involves dimensional paper Luna moths, a huge favorite of mine. Candygears makes beautiful Luna moths, among other things, and I'm enamored with them.

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Aren't they beautiful? You can glue the dimensional art to headbands, costumes, or enjoy as art. They make me think of fairy princesses of the night garden.


Next is art from an artist whom I've followed for a long time, Wyanne. I've always loved her dreamy art, but through the years, I feel she's really grown. This print is called "Catch and Release" and I love both the idea behind it as well as the colors and emotion it evokes. Plus, narwhals.


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Moving on ... with two cats who live to play, these handmade catnip jellyfish (jellyfishes?) are too darned cute.



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My two cats would love these, but wouldn't they look cute hanging from the ceiling in your bathroom?



Lastly, yarn. I've noticed that many, many bead makers and jewelry designers gravitate toward knitting and crocheting. I think it's first about the colors, second about making something, and third the ability to create yet another stash with nary a shred of guilt. (Well. Maybe a *little*. But not enough to stop!)

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Megan Risk creates gorgeous yarn for any occasion. This is definitely not your grandmother's Red Heart yarn! Sumptuous with lots of yardage, you can make a decadent scarf or a sumptuous sweater. Stuck on finding a pattern? Try Ravelry.com and discover a world of wow.


Hopefully your day is a bit brighter from exploring these handmade vendors. Have fun shopping!


Hugs, 

14 comments:

  1. Love these pics! They are great!

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  2. Hi Lori! Thanks for the Etsy window shopping! Really love the Luna moths. ;)

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  3. I love to browse Etsy! There are a lot of really creative people out there.

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  4. Love your finds and that Ravelry site. I've never seen it before but will be sharing it with everyone! thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful finds! I do the same thing...and when I am feeling really low, I buy stuff that on a normal day, I would not buy!

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  6. I do quite enjoy browsing through Etsy but I also have to do it when I don't feel bad about not having any money to spend! I tend to be an emotional shopper. Lol

    These are some beautiful and very creative items! And I'm sure I hear that skein of yarn calling my name ;)

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  7. Anonymous4:49 AM

    So nice post!

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  8. I do really love Luna moths! I think that it is so great that we have so many awesome online shops nowadays! I usually go for shopping when I feel I am stressed. Now, I even do not have to go outside:) I just sit down, relax, and start shopping:)

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  9. Thanks so much for sharing. I have loved Luna moths for many years and sometimes see them here in TX. So gorgeous. And that yarn.....I'm in love.

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  10. I agree window shopping (beaded items) is always a fun way to pick up the spirits. Wishing you a happy day.

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  11. I hope this helped you to feel better. Those jellyfish are adorable.

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  12. Oh my gosh - the moths and the yarn! AND THE CATNIP TOYS - adorable. Hope you're doing well, my friend. :)

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  13. These are all great finds but I especially love the luna moths!

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  14. Woolen products are great wears during the winters. I love them with various designs and styles.

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