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Crafty Times

July 18, 2011

Filed Under : DIY - MY LIFE

First of all…
405 freeway

That is one empty freeway!  Speaking of empty freeways,
LA was a complete ghost town this weekend.
We got to Renegade in 10 minutes from West LA (unheard of)
and also ventured over to Silverlake for the rest of the afternoon
(more on that later).
So “Carmageddon” turned out to be quite nice.  No traffic anywhere!

renegade craft fair

Renegade Craft Fair was amazing once again.  If you ever get the chance to go
in one of your cities, I highly recommend!
Beautiful handmade and vintage jewelry,
letterpress, stationary, custom-made stamps,
washi tape galore, baker’s twine,
art art and more art,
handmade soaps and candles,
basically anything and everything you could ever want.

I didn’t take that many photos because I’m a really good blogger
and forgot my camera.
Oh, and I spent all o’ my time spending cash too.
What did I buy, you ask?
Several bracelets and rings, a handful of cards and stationary, a “hello” stamp,
another washi masking tape, a craft magazine called Uppercase, and piece of wood art.
Renegade has so many great things to offer and I was happy to support!
But here are a few instagrams from the day:

renegade craft fair [it was a HOT day so thank goodness for this breezy H&M skirt]

renegade craft fair
[we got one of these carved woods of the Los Angeles skyline]

renegade craft fair
[table after table of the neatest jewelry]

renegade craft fair
[I wanted to order one of these custom address stamps so badly!]

renegade craft fair
[2 bracelets I found & loved]

renegade craft fair
[my goodies from “Oh, Hello Friend” – LOVE that table/blog/girl]

renegade craft fair
[downtown LA makes me happy]

Let’s Talk Etsy

February 5, 2010

Filed Under : STYLE

I am a HUGE fan of Etsy. I won’t lie, I’ve spent my fair share of consecutive hours perusing through seller after seller finding amazing creations, from vintage jewelry to handmade cards. I. Love. It. All. I’m constantly finding new sellers and items that I love but here are my top 10 Etsys that I simply cannot get enough of:

  1. www.etsy.com/shop/littleloveliesshop The Little Lovelies Shop is full of vintage rose earrings and pins. Adorable, cute, perfect. Enough said!
  2. www.etsy.com/shop/LemonLovesPaper Lemon Loves Paper is a great resource for fun and amazingly creative greeting cards. The “thank you” cards are my fave.
  3. www.etsy.com/shop/FreshyFig The Freshy Fig Etsy store is one of my all-time FAVORITES! I’ve never seen such cool and unique jewelry. You must peruse through all 180 items to get the full effect. Sarah, I want to get this one for you.
  4. www.etsy.com/shop/japonicas The beautiful vintage jewelry on this Etsy is very whimsical and feminine. J’adore this camera necklace.
  5. www.etsy.com/shop/seedknits The Seed Knits Etsy has the most gorgeous handmade knits. By now, we all know how much I love tube/cowl/circle scarves. One more couldn’t hurt, right?
  6. www.etsy.com/shop/waysideviolet Wayside Violet’s coffee “cozies” are a perfect alternative to paper sleeves. How innovative and eco-friendly!
  7. www.etsy.com/shop/TheLobsterPot Though there are quite a few “Keep Calm and Carry On” Etsy shops, I love The Lobster Pot‘s because of my not-so-mild obsession with cupcakes.
  8. www.etsy.com/shop/irenesuchocki This Etsy has beautiful and enchanting prints/photos/cards. There is a certain je ne sais quoi about these photos that I find to be so whimsical and lovely.
  9. www.etsy.com/shop/hellohandmadepaperie I’ve already introduced you to Hello Handmade Paperie in my Valentine’s Day post but they definitely belong on my top 10 fave Etsys as well. The Valentine letters that they’ve recently sold out of are my definition of a perfect gift. And the calligraphy is just stunning!
  10. www.etsy.com/shop/thecozyfarmhouse And of course my favorite Etsy is The Cozy Farmhouse! I introduced you to The Cozy Farmhouse awhile back as well. Ann-Marie’s creations are the perfect dose of feminine. I can’t get enough!

[Images via littleloveliesshop, LemonLovesPaper, FreshyFig, japonicas, seedknits, waysideviolet, TheLobsterPot, irenesuchocki, hellohandmadepaperie, thecozyfarmhouse]