One of my favourite things about being a member of the etsy community is shopping. Well, maybe that's not so much of a surprise, but it's more than that: it's shopping directly from small companies and independant craftspeople and artists that makes it extra special for me.
I like to buy fabric and other craft supplies on etsy, too, but I thought I'd share a few of the handmade pieces I've bought over the last few months.
I bought this bag from Carol at yorktown road and I love it quite a lot. It's made from grey linen with beautiful wavy pleat detailing, and has soft leather handles. It's a bit smaller than the bags I've been using over the past few years, so I like to think it marks a departure from that stage in my life when I carried around lots of baby gear, wherever I went.
I fell in love with this cheerful little smock, made from vintage cotton. I bought it for Keira, from starbugaloo on etsy, which has lots of great stuff for little girls in it- smocks and bloomers and hairpins.
And my most recent purchase was this gocco print: 'Ruby Slippers' from Flowerpress in Australia. So much great stuff in there- it's very inspiring to me as a beginner with the old gocco machine. Susie's work is beautiful.
So, there you have it... long live etsy!