Saturday, September 11, 2010

Amazing Video from Etsy!

Howard from Julia Pott on Vimeo.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Latest Etsy Purchases...

Since I've gotten more involved with Etsy, I've been doing more shopping! Obviously, the things I bought aren't up for sale anymore, but you should still check out the amazing shops they came from.

I was checking out a blog I love and saw these beads one day. Well, I'm not sure how I'm going to use them, but I'm determined to do it. I think the vintagey wood texture will look amazing next to something needle-felted and fuzzy.

So, I bought those today. They're from Etsy seller Jewelee who sells beads, yes, but also makes/sells amazing jewelry pieces you'd never expect with beads like this.

And I bought something else today, but that was a gift; I'll have to wait until it's been received to post it...

 A couple days ago, I was putting together the treasury I posted about, and selfishly bought something I found instead of including it! I was searching for "aqua" (the beads are also aqua... my color lately?) and found this gorgeous piece:

It's so Gatsby! Can't you just see Daisy or Jordan wearing this on the hottest day of the year? It came from a treasure trove of a vintage shop called GreenEyesVintage. If you ask me, that is the perfect name for the shop--aren't you already jealous that I snapped up this gem? There are amazing deals here, too. Check out her Under $10 section!

This last item is one I bought a little while ago, but absolutely needs a mention. I bought it for my husband as a congratulations present for starting his PhD in philosophy. Yay, Nathan! It comes from a shop called JamJamTees, where a Canadian husband and wife team designs tees with a truly ingenious sense of humor. Did I mention I love Canada? I do. I grew up in Northern Minnesota, so it's almost the same thing, without affordable health care or Crunchie candy bars. But I digress. The tee--Ready? Get set? Laugh!

Well, that's today's installment of my Etsy shopping addiction. Goodnight, folks!

Front Page treasury! and a Blog Feature!

I haven't posted in such a long time, I know, but I moved to New Haven, CT and started a street team here and started a new school-year this August. (please take a look at our team

I have exciting news to share, though, and this time it is actually Etsy-related. My recent treasury made it to the Front Page yesterday, and while *I* didn't see it, the comments tell me it looked pretty good! It's made of beautiful things that inspired me to feel nostalgic about college and studying abroad. Since I now live so close to Yale and know two beautiful young women just starting college at Barnard, my alma mater, I wanted to make a college treasury. Take a look!

Here's what it looked like when it was on the front page: (thank you Craft Cult for your awesome Vault!)

I'm also totally flattered to have my cake topper featured in Etsy seller extraordinaire MaddyAnne's blog. Her features remind me of Anthropologie's web layouts--they're so beautiful! Only, they feature handmade things, so they're a million times better, of course.

My Jack Russell is about to be featured in another blog, so an update about that will follow soon!