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Saturday Social : Etsy & National Craft Month

It has been a while since I sat down and pulled together a Saturday Social post. I don’t know if you have ever paid attention but there are websites out there that compile together a list of all the crazy national holidays. Me being a sucker for random tidbits of information, I love seeing them. So with this month being national craft month, I figured I should pull together a post.

When I think of crafts immediately my mind goes to Etsy. There are so many shops on Esty, that unfortunately not all of the vendors get the awareness they deserve. I find that a lot of the shops I like, or am drawn to, are in Europe. I actually tend to follow a lot of European or Australian shops on Instagram as well. I need to make it a goal of mine to find more American driven shops. (Not to say I don’t already!)

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When I was sitting down for this post, I really didn’t have a theme in mind. As I started pulling items together, I quickly saw that the post had a mind of it’s own. Each item has their own unique qualities but compliment each other perfectly. So here is a quick run down of who I picked and why I loved their pieces.

1 MACHEANIMAL

So I know you are probably wondering what exactly this cat thing is and I just want to let you know, you aren’t alone. The minute I saw it I was intrigued and immediately thought of the mache projects I did in 5th grade (which I loved by the way). After browsing the shop, I immediately fell in love. The first thing I thought was that my daughter would love the cat for her room and then I saw that you actually can get your cat’s custom portrait done. I am currently (and have been for months) planning on doing a photograph and collection wall and I think these mache heads of our cat & dog would be adorable. Price 68.00

2 BETONDEKO

I can’t count all the ways that I love this shop. I had to include the planter because I have plans this summer to get succulents for around the house. The shop also has other awesome pieces that are definitely checkout worthy. Price 10.00

3 THISISGROUND

These little holders made it in here sort of by “mistake.” I was looking at their cord holders that you can use for the iPhone ear buds because mine are always getting messed up. When I was looking at those, I happen to see the little knick knack nacho pouches and being a lover of little, random items I knew they had to make the cut. I absolutely loved the rawness to them as well, including how they closed. Price 35.00/3

4 KILNWITCH

As soon as I opened Etsy this mug was on the home page and I was in awe. The mauve, rose gold look on the handle is just gorgeous. This mug also has a raw, organic feeling to it and every time I look at it I love it more. Price 45.00

5 RACHILLUSTRATES

I am a huge fanatic of hand lettering and if you follow my Pinterest board, I am sure you already know this. I love this shop and I don’t think there isn’t one piece here that I wouldn’t showcase in my own home. Price 22.22

6 MSSPANNER

I actually found this shop through another one of her pieces and literally all of them have me wanting more. I ended up putting this portrait here because I have been really wanting one of our family. I think about them and then just forget to dig down to order one. And if you notice, I had to pick the portrait with the cat. Apparently I am needing more cats in my life. Price CUSTOM

 7 PRINTSMITTEN

Remember how I said I loved hand lettering, well I also love water coloring, and even more so when it is combined with hand lettering. I loved a lot of her pieces but decided that the Mother’s Day card was a perfect choice, saying it is right around the corner. Price 4.50

8 INOOWDESIGN

I bet if the cat mache head didn’t leave you with a question mark, this hook did! While this doesn’t fit into my home decor, I keep trying to find a place for it. The listing has this for coat hooks but I actually first thought about it being a great use inside a closet or pantry. There are a variety of colors they have listed and while you are there, check out their other pieces. I can’t decide which one I love more! Price 36.67

Celebrate national craft month. Sharpen up on your craft skills & support Etsy – Tweet this!

xoxo,

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