Thursday, July 31, 2008

Review - AmyEsther

I just completed a trade with the awesome Etsy seller AmyEsther. I sent her a pair of my Nuclear earrings and she sent me a pair of her red square cups.

Because of a problem with one of the cups, she ended up having to send me a replacement. However, not only did she replace the cup, she sent me two of her adorable dip trays as well!

All of this was instigated because of a give-away that she had on her blog, In the Night Kitchen. Needless to say, I'm very happy with the results of our trade, even despite the slight problem with the one cup.
I'm in the slow and drawn out process of transferring my kitchen to handmade ceramics. Right now I have an assortment of cups (AmyEsther's pair is the only matching set) and several large and medium sized serving bowls. I'm hoping someday to get a set of matching plates or shallow bowls, and after that a full set of matching cups.
While I took a ceramics class in college, I determined that clay hates me even though I love it, and didn't come up with anything I'd trust to eat off of or want to look at while eating. Thus, I welcome the cups Amy sent me as another addition to my growing collection!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Etsy Sellers Do Wholesale!

So JuliePeach of Etsy has created at great new blog that is dedicated to listing all of the Etsy sellers that accept wholesale orders. It's searchable either by location or by the type of product the seller makes - so for example, you could search for glass artists from Florida, and find exactly what you wanted. To see the whole site you can go here, or if you would like to see my listing as an example, click here. I'm sure this will make many shop owners very happy to have one big list to look at instead of endless searching for the perfect wholesaler.
Thanks Julie!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Big thanks to Anandi of etsy for including me in her lovely molecule themed treasury this week! My Nuclear earrings are featured on the second row, far right. The treasuries are only live for a limited amount of time, so make sure you check it out before tomorrow night! If you miss it, you can still see the screenshot I took on my flickr page. It's a little hard to read in this picture, but if you click on it it will show you an enlarged version.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mossy Fun

I have to say, I find moss to be a very attractive plant. It's always fuzzy and soft, and I wish they could make pillows out of it.
Since they can't, I guess I'll have to go for one of these moss terrariums by MadebyMavis instead. They look like they're just the right amounts of soft and fuzzy, and by 'the right amount' I mean 'a lot.'

Plus, if the moss ever started overgrowing my jar, I could use it for some natural pranking. Try out some moss graffiti using either a dairy mixture or a beer/sugar mixture.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A tiny bit of delicious...

BO Tartelettes
Originally uploaded by _sk.___ PetitPlat

So I'm usually not much of one for the miniatures fad (unless you count my job, but that's slightly different), but I do happen to have a weakness for fruit, especially fruit tarts.
I have to say, these fruit tart earrings by PetitPlat are looking pretty tasty right now.

So whether you need a fruit salad for your dollhouse, or you just happen to really like super tiny recreations of your favorite snacks, you should check out her shop.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Natural Blues

Right now I'm totally loving the blues in this necklace from AKeepersJackpot. The matching iridescent beads compliment the blues, teals, and pinks of the pendant perfectly, and these cool colors are the perfect thing to contrast the heat of summer. And, at just $16 dollars, it's pretty affordable too.