Sunday, December 02, 2007

Etsy finds

Although I'm not doing an entirely handmade Christmas (nuffink wrong with a book or five, they're still creative works...) I thought I'd post a few Etsy shop links here. It can be tricky, amongst the enormous choice, to find things you like.

Decor8, which is a fabulous blog for design/decor/homeware/craft ideas, pointed me in the direction of Raydel Photography (I particularly like The Bird in Hand image) and Irene Suchoki (love the blossom twig still lifes, and the black and white work) - dreamlike vintaged still life photography that suggests more than you can see in the frame.

Holly at Decor8 also did two fabulous roundups of 2008 calendars from various craft artworkers. Part One here, Part Two here. Letterpress, screenprinting, all sorts of ideas.

Pie Bird Press has letterpress cards in saturated colours with designs reminiscent of Kaffe Fassett fabrics, such as this Chard one and these Plums.

Nicquiltz has various artworks, but this linocut of Pretty Beach particularly caught my eye. I also like this Rose Thorns linocut by Winged Lion.

When you see the cost of some scrapbooking/collage/altered art embellishments, the array on Etsy is both vast and good value. Piddix sells lots of different collage sheets, including these vintage snowflake photos (taken by a lonely Northeastern farmer in 1900) and vintage Japanese wood blocks.

I'm fond of tags, and there are so many to choose from, like these shabby blue scrolls and these scalloped round ones. You can also find quirky vintage ephemera, such as vintage flash cards and more.

If you've got favourite Etsy shops, please leave their addresses/URLs in a comment.

I haven't put images here because I didn't want to burgle copyrighted ones, but the links will take you over to see the items.


Nic Bridges said...

Thanks for the shout-out - glad you liked the print!

piddix said...

What a great collection of etsy shops. Thanks so much for the mention.