Etsy is all over the place lately.  A friend of mine sent me the link at least five years ago and what did I do?  I dismissed it with a wave of the “I’m not interested” hand.  Then about a year ago, the same friend sent me the link again, saying “I don’t remember if I sent you this before…” Again, I just kinda said cool, but no thanks.

Admittedly, I was slow on the uptake, but I’m finally beginning to see why Etsy is not only a fun place to shop, it might be a fun place to sell as well.

I’ve bought a couple of things on Etsy that I absolutely love:

hedgehog 
photo credit: 
Debos

I love this little wristlet.  I bought it on a whim but it’s so versatile and well made I’ve been using it as my main handbag.  Other people love it too–and why not?  It’s a hedgehog bag for heavens sake!

I also bought these coasters on Etsy:

lushes
photo credit:  handmadeluck

Lush that I am, I simply couldn’t resist them.  They sit on my coffee table and we use them every day–and they never fail to amuse me.

My sister-in-law has a store on Etsy, which you can find here:
Creatress Designs

I’ve not purchased anything from the store, but I have bought a couple of the crocheted necklaces she sells here, so I know the quality.

Shopping on Etsy is like going to a fantastic craft show filled with stall after stall of wonderful treasures handmade by people just like me.  The prices are reasonable and the artists are talented.  So I’m thinking I just might open a shop there…

2 Replies to “Etsy Does It”

  1. Antoinette says: August 29, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Thanks for the plug doll! I think you should. You can’t beat the price. I ADORE the wristlet. So cute!!!! Now I’ll have to go check out hedgehog items.
    I love my coasters too. I have the Lizzie Bordon ones.

  2. handmadeluck says: August 30, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks blogging about my coasters, Holly. And that hedgehog wristlet…way cute! I love Etsy.

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