Anyone who knows me knows I love cats. Heck, I AM the crazy cat lady. So, of course I had to feature a cat lover (and New Yorker)Â this week! Andrea is the mastermind behind Paper Sparrow. She has an adorable cat named Skittles and loves drawing. So fun!
Here are some of my faves!
Glasses Cat Ring
Not only is this item totes adorable, but it’s also on sale. Bonus! I think this would sure to be a statement piece. LOVE.
Giraffes in love mirror
I don’t know about you, but for me this pocket mirror would bring a smile to my face each time I use it. How cute! And if giraffes aren’t your thing, no worries! The last photo shows all the animals that the mirror comes in. I totally dig the narwhal too!
Spring Deer Print
This 5X7 print comes with a border, so it’s all ready for you to pop in a frame. I love the colors of this print. I also miss spring. 🙁 I am not a fan of the cold, I’ll just let you all know now.
I can tell you from personal experience that this Etsy vendor is so easy to work with! I couldn’t be happier with my items! (I got the cat in glasses pillow and some mirrors). The shipping was super quick and everything was packaged nicely.
I hope you all love Paper Sparrow as much as I do! Cat lovers unite! 😉
You all know I love me some headbands. 🙂 So of course I had to feature today’s shop, Get Banded- Headbands by Emily. Emily makes darling headbands right out of her San Diego home. Since I love San Diego and headbands, this was a match made in heaven.
Burgandy band with silver sequin bow
This headband is my absolute favorite! I love the color combination of burgandy and silver, but if you don’t, no sweat! Emily can make the headband in any color of your choice. I love accomodating sellers.
Red Cameo headband
I love the vintage twist of this headband. I have always held cameos near to my heart. My Grandmother always wore one around her neck. I love the idea of incorporating it onto a headband. Brilliant!
Baltimore Ravens headband
My husband said, and I quote, “you have to feature this one.” Can you tell his favorite football team?! Emily also makes headbands to represent your favorite MLB, NBA, NFL, and NCAA sports teams! Who says you can’t add a touch of feminity to a jersey?!
And, in true Etsy Monday fashion, Emily was kind enough to answer some questions. Enjoy!
1. What made you want to start an Etsy shop?
I had started making headbands for fun, I love crafts and saw a tutorial on making headbands from a friend. I had just gotten home from College for the Summer and I was SO BORED. I went out and bought the stuff I needed and just sat on my couch and made tons. Whenever I wore them, people would ask me about them where they could get them. I decided that I was going to start to sell them, not necessarily for a profit, but at least to make my money back. I was watching the news one morning and saw a whole thing about Etsy. I had never heard of it before, and immediately jumped on it. After that it was love. Etsy has been amazing and has enabled me to not only get the word out about my headbands, but actually turn it into a profitable business.
2. What is your favorite item in your shop?
It is so hard to pick a favorite because they are all so personal to me. I love anything with a cameo or applique. I also love my Hot Pink and Black band with Silver Pearled Bow. That one looks really cute on!
3. What is your bestseller?
My bestsellers have sort of changed over the years. My top 3 would be Cameo on Red Thin Band, Purple Scroll Applique on Black Band, and recently it is all of the sports/school ones.
4. What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is green.
5. How fast is your turnaround time once someone orders a headband?
The turnaround on my headband varies from 2 days to a week. Because I make every headband to order, sometimes I might not have an applique or charm or ribbon color in stock. So when that happens, I have to order it/go find it at a store before I can make it. That usually doesn’t take longer than a week. But I promise it is worth the wait!
Sometimes I find an Etsy shop that makes me stop in my tracks. I then check my bank account to see if I can afford every item in the shop. Nine times out of ten I cannot. Sigh. Today’s featured shop, owners, did just that.
The shop’s ownersÂ are a husband and wife team (Cale and Meg) from Oklahoma. While sprawled out on a green couch drinking tea, the idea for their shop was born. Hence the name, Green Couch Design.
Some of my favorite items are:
Peace, Love, and Cookie Dough
This mixer cover was the first piece that caught my attention. I am a peace lover and cookie dough fanatic. This is a must for my kitchen. It is approximately 16″ wide, 3″ deep and 14″ tall and fits basic stand mixers. I love you KitchenAid, but I’m going to cover you. 🙂
Modern Bolo Necklace
This fabulous necklace screams my name. It is adjustable so you can wear it long and loose one day and short and tight the next. I am all about versatility people. Plus, I think the copper and concrete is super cool. Love.
Pink Cracked Egg Hand Stamped Towels
I simply love this tea towel! It comes in pink, orange, and yellow. I would like one of each please! This towel is handstamped and machine washable. Perfect for those who tend to make a mess in the kitchen like yours truly.
I hope you love Green Couch Design as much as I do! Enjoy!
Since you all know I heart anything ecofriendly, I just had to share this fabulous Etsy shop with you! Please allow me to introduce you to Colorstory Designs! Colorstory Designs is created by Amy Gibson and Andrea Read. The shop’s mission is seeking to create a positive environmental impact with our work, we have developed a unique method of collecting and repurposing discarded magazines and other paper products” Love.
I actually own this piece! And let me tell you, it’s a great conversation starter. Plus it’s pretty darn neat!
Flower Vase made from recycled magazines
I love this little vase. I keep buds in it and little flowers I pick from my garden. It is made from “a surprising texture created from recycled magazines, cut into ‘pixels’.” There is a glass vase at the center.
Give a HOOT shadow box
This adorable owl has been cut from heavy duty cardstock and the background is recycled magazines, which can be customized to meet your color scheme. This shadow box can also be hung or placed on a table.
Lastly, how great is this necklace?!
Black and White Pendant
This pixel necklace is made out of recycled magazines. There are touches of black, white, and gray on the edges of the pendant. It sits on a silver chain. Lovely.
Hope you enjoy this shop as much as I do! And go green folks! 🙂
One of the greatest things about blogging is the people I get to meet. I have the honor of calling Ashlee a friend! We connected through a blog swap and I just fell head over heels in love with her Etsy shop. So of course I had to feature it! So, without further ado, please allow me to introduce you to Ashlee’s Boutique.
Ashlee specializes in baby clothes, ruffle shower curtains, and felt wreaths. All things I adore! 🙂 She is a wiz on a sewing machine and a tie dye queen! Here are some awesome examples!
Tie Dye OnesieTie Dye Onesie
Seriously, how adorable is that?! The colors are just too cute and the screen printing is precious!Â I think every baby needs a little tie dye in their life. Size is 6 months and the onesie is from Carters.
Green Doily Cap Sleeve OnesieGreen Doily Cap Sleeve Onesie
Your baby will be super fashionable is this adorable onesie! Made of august green doilies and is size 3 months. This is just way too cute!
Quilted Marilyn ToteQuilted Marilyn Tote
I have an obsession with Marilyn Monroe, so I must have this tote bag! The best thing about this tote is that it is totally washable. I am all about convenience! This tote measures 15.5″L x 2″W x 15″H and is 100% handmade. LOVE!
I hope you all enjoy Ashlee’s Boutique as much as I do! She is also a wiz at custom orders! Happy shopping!