Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Today's Featured Seller!!

There are so many stuffies on etsy it's hard to choose. But this seller's creativity is seemingly endless. Most of the Mr. Beardsleys in her shop are in disguise. So it's like you get two dolls in one!

Mr. Richardton Beardsley

Pimp the Chimp Beardsley

Baby of Baby Beardsley- Yellow Smock

Masked Man Sully

Little Lammie

I think it's so cute that the masked Beardsleys look like garden gnomes. Or even like those fuzzy dogs with the mustaches and beards, what are they... schnauzers? I don't know if it was intentional but it's great all the same. I would love to get one of those guys home and switch his disguises off and on, maybe getting a couple of them and trading up like I did with my brother's GI Joes when I was little.

I found this shop while looking up Smashing Pumpkins items on a whim, and I found Mr. Beardsley disguised as Billy Corgan. It was perfect, obviously the work of another Pumpkins fan. It was correct down to the Fender Stratocaster and the tiny orange belt. Of course I decided I must have this and let her know that it was the best thing ever created. Too bad you guys can't see it, it was really great.... but it's MINE!!

And just in case you haven't noticed, or couldn't really tell from the picture, the lammie doesn't have legs. Nope. None. Zero out of four. Why, I don't know. But it's funny and sad at the same time. Makes you want to take her home, huh??

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fat Daddy Bake Shop

Featured Seller of the Day!!

Got a sweet tooth? PMS? Forget that... Do you have eyeballs??? The first time I laid eyes on these wonderful little guys I fell in love. And started drooling.

Candy Cane Christmas Party Cupcake

Plain Jane in a Party Dress Cupcake

Berry Berry Dark Cupcake

Cuckoo For Coconut Cupcake

Sugar Daddy Cupcake

Okay. Now close your mouth and wipe your chin off.

She's the type of person you pray you move next-door to. And she uses the highest quality ingredients in these little pieces of heaven, so you know she loves what she does. I am amazed at the originality this lady has. The twists on holiday favorites like sugar cookies and candy canes? Genius! I imagine she is always coming up with recipe ideas, waking up in the middle of the night to jot the newest scrumptious one down. She's sold over 1000 of them in just four months, so you know she's doing something right!!

The banner at the top of her shop page says "Fat Daddy Bake Shop Loves You."
Well, I'm pretty safe in saying the feeling is mutual. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

Nov. 27, 2007

Yesterday I didn't post anything cos I went with my friend, Crystal, to lunch and then to her house to just sit around and do crafts. I knew this girl was crafty, but WOW. I felt like a kid in a candy store! I had no idea where to start. I'm talking every single craft you can think of, it's in her house and she can show you how to do it. Insane.
I recently told her to go check out etsy, and sell the things she's made, cos she's so good at all of it. Her things are so wonderful, I'd buy all of them if she'd let me. I can't wait for her to get her shop up and running so I can feature her. I think she's going to do very well.
As for me, she showed me how to make clips for your hair, so I think I'm going to try that out. I've been wanting to for a while now, I just wasn't sure how to attach the clips properly. I bought the cutest little tiny child-size clips in different bright colors so those will be fun to use. And then for adults I got basic black. Can't go wrong there.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Nov. 25, 2007

So I've been told I should talk a little about myself on my blog as well. Share what's going on, how my day was, the etsy stuff I'm making. I have to admit it's a little strange. I'm not one to write out stuff like this.

I'll tell you one thing, though. I am NEVER moving again. Okay, maybe once since I can't stand the place I've moved to. But never again afterward. I hate every aspect of it. Because of moving, things I've kept bottled up for a while have uncorked and come to the surface. Very stressful times. And to top that off, I am unable to spend any time on what calms my nerves-- painting, knitting, or sewing. I just today got my internet back. I was without it for four days I think it was, and for me, that's like taking away oxygen.

I did, however, get a new phone. Well, new to me. I had a pink Razr. Which I hated. My uncle works for the company that I have service through and I told him at Thanksgiving, "I haaaate my phone. As soon as I'm available to upgrade, I'm so going to your store and you're gonna get me a good phone. And immediately after that, I'm going to back over my pink piece of crap with my car a few times, and then set the lousy thing on fire." His girlfriend then says that she just got a new phone and her old one is still working quite well, and if I want it I can have it. So I took it. It's got a full keyboard for texting (my preferred way to communicate), and I don't even care what else it's got, it's not a pink Razr!!! I am seriously thankful this Thanksgiving.


Today's Featured Seller!!

Before etsy, I was afraid of handmade soap. Cos I heard a lot of jazz about, if you make it wrong it can burn your skin and blah blah blah. I was pretty content with my cucumber and green tea Dove bar. But after seeing some of the beautiful creations on etsy, I am intrigued. And have been wanting bar after bar after bar of it.

Coconut Cream Cake Scented Handmade Soap

Handmade Soap-Vegan Pear Fig Scented- Limited Edition

Kiwi Cold Process Soap- Handmade- Fresh Kiwi Added- Vegan

Raspberry Lemonade Shea and Cocoa Butter Cold Process Soap

So my girl, Bradli is from my home state, Indiana!! We're from opposite ends of the state, but we're still Hoosiers!! I recently ordered and received the coconut cream cake, raspberry lemonade, Corona Beer (gift for my brother-in-law Mick), and vanilla marshmallow. Every once in a while she does these outrageous sales and I just can't help myself. The Corona soap is so cute... it has salt all over it! Sure it's for exfoliation but that is just the cutest idea. The other scents are so wonderful, you almost wanna lick them! That's probably a bad idea though so I really don't suggest it.

I can't wait to draw a hot bath and lather up with one of them. I'm almost afraid to use them, they're so pretty! Check bradli out if you want any kind of bath product, she makes them all!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Today's Featured Seller!

Let's go over a few things I am obsessed with.
*sacred hearts
*curls and spirals

CarmelaJay's items include all of the above. How could I NOT love them? Holy crap, they're awesome!! I go to her shop at least three times a week to see if she's got new items. They're so unique, and rich with culture.

Christina Corazon Vida

Dead Pez Murphy

Grover Corazon

Koz Vida

Ms. Parrot Vida

The items in CarmelaJay's shop are inspired by the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Celebrated on November 1st and 2nd, it is a tradition to remember and celebrate the lives of those precious family members who have passed. It is often misunderstood, and thought to be gruesome or scary, when it's just the opposite. A beautiful ceremony to honor those that came before them.

I don't really know too much about the significance of the decorated skulls or the sacred hearts, but I recognize their beauty. CarmelaJay presents these pieces so beautifully that it makes me want to learn more about the history.

Plus.... They're SPARKLY!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Today's Featured Seller!

There is just no other way to put it. Melissa Moss and her art are just plain rad. The way she uses color is so calming, even if the painting features a nasty, toothy, sea-like creature. Swirls and dots and lines... so simple but yet so amazingly alluring.

Burden Print

Lura Print

Moon Print

Oase Print

Verlin Print

One reason I haven't lined my entire home in her work?
I'm afraid I'd be drooling all the time. I can just stare at these prints, lavishing every wavy line, every spiral. You can definitely tell Melissa Moss studied color psychology in college. Her use of color is beyond doubt unlike anyone else I've seen.

So be warned... I'd get your prints framed immediately if I were you. I doubt they're drool-proof.

Monday, November 19, 2007


Today's Featured Seller!!!

Beauty. Whimsy. Variety. Birds.

OIive sure likes her birds. She's got several areas of specialty listed on her shop, but it's very apparent her fondness of the feathered creatures. I've only put one example of her fowl obsession below, but if you look at her site you'll see what I'm saying.

The 2nd Cutest Sheep Ever Pillow

Out On A Limb Wall Hanging

Painted Modern Pillow

Village Print

OIive is a real sweetheart. She loves Christmas so much that every item sold from November 3 to December 3, gets an entry into a contest. The winner gets a present picked straight from their favorites list. She truly appreciates her customers, and really shows it. OIive's items are more than just stuff that she's sewn together, they're little pieces of her. You can see the love she puts into every item, and I find her whole shop to be simply marvelous.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


Featured Seller of the Day!!

Okay so I have a thing for octopus. Octopi? Yeah.

This is creativity at its best. Usually when you think of an octopus, you see swirling arms, suction cups, an angry mouthless octopus face.... And OctopusMe utilizes the tentacles alone. The jewelry on this site is so captivating, I find myself looking at the site for what must be hours.

Small Curly Duo Unmatched- Octopus Tentacle Earrings

Versatile OctopusMe Tentacle Ring

Curly Octopus Tentacle Pendant

3 Octopus Suction Cup Stacking Rings

OctopusMe also provides a bit of education on the subject in their shop announcement and profile. I, for one, had no idea that an octopus will sometimes rip its own arm off and wave it around in order to distract their foes, because they can simply grow a new one! I know I'd be distracted if someone I was fighting ripped their arm off. Bitchin!!

My favorite is the tentacle necklace. I would love nothing more than to get one of these for Christmas. Or for no reason at all. Any takers?

Remember to stop in each day for a new, groovy featured seller. And also stop by my shop if you like.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Beautiful Pottery.

Today's featured seller is...

Jennifer Nesbitt makes the most beautiful pottery. Totally unique. I fell in love with the rust heart brooch (below) and begged her to make me a custom wall hanging. It's similar to the gray heart hanging (also seen below) and I could NOT be happier. She is such a sweetheart, so friendly to me when I approached her. And inexpensive!! I told her she should raise her prices. I'm sure Jennifer will be very successful with her pottery... how could she not??? It's amazing!!

Wheelthrown Three Point Swirl Serving Bowl moss green turquoise rust

Wheelthrown Poison Skully Mug ARSENIC rust copper

Handmade Spiked Heart Wall Art Opal Gray Purple Turquoise

Handmade Spiked Heart Brooch rust copper

Handbuilt Soap Dish with Spiked Heart and Feet black rust

I sincerely hope to be making more purchases from her in the future. She is extremely talented, and so creative. I've never seen anything like her pottery before. Do yourself a favor and buy some of her pieces before she gets famous!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

LOVE her.

Featured artist of the day.......

How much does Stoopidgerl rock? Well, she rocks my socks off.

Her photos have that dirty, ominous vibe but are also sweet and childhood-memory inducing. And her resin jewelry is fantastic. Glittery and girly, yet humorous and sometimes creepy. This chick has mastered the art of combining the pretty and the ugly.

Take Me To Candy Land Fine Art Holga Print

Sweet Tooth Candy Sprinkles Resin Necklace

Swimcap Fine Art Print

Above all, her work is colorful, sparkly, thought-provoking, and beautiful. I truly wish I could buy her whole shop. She is obviously someone who thoroughly enjoys what she does, and it is reflected in her work.
Thank you, Stoopidgerl, for being so effing rad. Rock on with your frock on!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The first of many.

Alright so here is my very first featured seller!

:: drumroll ::

The girls at Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio are so sweet. And their yarn is an absolute dream. So beautiful, so easy to work with. After using their handspun and hand-dyed yarn, I refuse to buy from Michael's anymore. I just bought my fourth skein of yarn from them and don't see me stopping anytime soon.

Isla Merada


My current favorite, Peppermint Stick

I am so in love with Sunrise Lodge Fiber Studio, I want to take a bunch of their yarn and just roll around in it. Okay maybe that's a bit much, but they are definitely a life-changer for me. They have introduced me to handmade yarn and now there's no turnin back!

What do you really do with these things??

So I started this blog. Not really sure what you're supposed to say in them. I've never really been the type to write down my thoughts.

However, I did see someone else's blog today and really liked their idea. She featured items from etsy, Ebay, and other sites that she was obsessed with. I easily become obsessed with random stuff so I figure, hey that's a great idea! So I'm using it.

I'll be back with some random wonderful stuff. Stay tuned.