Etsy Schmetsy: Purses!

Purses, handbags, pocketbooks, clutches; they’re all fantastic in my book. If you too are a handbag afficionado, you owe it to yourself to check out these lovely finds from etsy.

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Row 1:
This gorgeous metallic upcycled vintage clutch by brittnilaur will be a hit at any holiday fête.
I think this clean, classic black-and-white clutch from JuliaSherryDesigns is lovely and its bright pink dupioni lining really pushes it over the top.
This bag from bagonia was the inspiration for this week’s Schmetsy — I love the modern, feminine take on an old-fashioned doctor’s bag.

Row 2:
Owen bought me this bag from neikodesigns a few years ago for my birthday and it remains one of my favorites — I always get compliments when I carry it and it is incredibly well made.
I always like DrikaB‘s color and fabric combinations, and the Red Salander Wristlet doesn’t disappoint.
I couldn’t resist including a second bag from bagonia; it is just adorable.

Row 3:
I love the texture and detail on this Ninfea (water lily) bag from ninu.
While I do love little bags, I have a tendency to carry a lot of stuff and this Rabbit bag from artoncrafts seems large enough to schlep all my stuff and then some.
This mini-clutch in its de Stijl-esque fabric from Bagitarian would be equally cute on its own or carrying essentials in a larger bag.

Etsy Schmetsy: Cozying Up

Living in San Francisco, we’re all used to schlepping tons of layers around with us — I always have a pair of arm warmers in my bag and generally carry a scarf. While these lovely Etsy finds are always appropriate in San Francisco, for those of you who actually experience seasons, they will help ease your transition into the cooler weather in style.

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Row 1: Overcast; DeNovoStyle; kmknits
Row 2: deliriumkredens; rimadesigns; adventuresofjr
Row 3: CoquelicotSalon; adventuresofjr; ToastyKnits

Etsy Schmetsy: Dia de los Muertos

In honor of the season, this week’s Etsy Schmetsy is inspired by el Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead or All Souls’ Day), with a special tribute to these fantastic Star Wars calaveras gocco serigraphs by Mis Nopales Art (first row).

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First Row: Star Couple, Chewbacca Calavera and Ewok Calaveras Limited Edition Gocco Serigraphs by Mis Nopales Art

Row 2: X-Large Blank Sugar Skulls by Licorice Tree; Day of the Dead Kitty Large Magnet by Illustrated Ink; Ignacio Dia de los Muertos Painted Gourd Calaca Skull Wall Ornament by Ay Mujer

Row 3: Dia del Muerto Cookies by FunFavors; Small Bright-Colored Skull Garland by Raw Bone Studio

Row 4: Mini Day of the Dead Shrine Magnet by krakenmosaics; Dia de los Muertos Skull and Rose Necklace by Sparklynn; Let’s Dance Skull Fiesta Gift Tags by wearwolf

Row 5: Cupid Muerte Dead Reindeer by Carmela Jay; The Little Skeleton and Coffin of Mr. Felix R. Schmidt by WalkerWorld; Dia de los Presidentes Muertos Linocut by Monstrous Industries

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It seems hard to believe, but the holidays are quickly approaching. Owen and I have been printing and designing like madmen and should have the shop filled with new holiday designs soon.

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While we do our best to photograph the cards accurately, they actually look much better in person than they do online. If you are in the Bay Area, we will be selling our cards at:

  • Indie Mart at Thee Parkside on Sunday, November 8th
  • RISD Alumni Sale at Ft. Mason on Sunday, December 6th

Hope to see some of you there!

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Etsy Schmetsy: Spooky, cute and handmade.

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Row 1: Little Vampire Hair Clip from emandsprout; Custom Haunted Mansion embroidery from giddygirlie; Ghost Friends Necklace by marymaryhandmade
Row 2: Creepy Crawly Spider Cross Stitch by youheartus; Handsoap set from foliage
Row 3: Ode to Romero pillows from brokesy; Hand Engraved Glass Candle Holders from daydreemdesigns;  Love devil from Mariska
Row 4: Halloween Faces Garland from paperacorn
Row 5: Skeleton Finger Puppet from cherylasmith; Halloween cookies from TSCookies; Pop-up Cat card from tracychong

Etsy Schmetsy: Foxy!

One day I saw a red fox walking across the road. He stopped to look at me and we had a little moment (I took it as a good omen). Please enjoy these foxy finds from Etsy, in homage to my fox friend.

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Row 1: Red Fox Print by Berkley Illustration; Winter Fox Original Wall Hanging by mummysam; Fox and Hare Print by traceface

Row 2: Butterscotch Tweed Fox by Sleepy King; The Duke Of NY Riding His Bike Print by matteart

Row 3: Mook with Fox Mask by ilovegreyskies; Little Red Fox – OOAK Needle Felted Plush by Magpie Felts; Fennec Fox Hand Embroidery Wall Hanging by muchodesign

Row 4: Foxy Fiddler Hand-Printed Letterpress Mini Calendar for 2010 by YeeHaw; Aiden the Red Fox by Nonesuch Garden; F Fox Embroidery Pattern by penguin & fish

Row 5: Fox Print by e.soule; Fox Chubbikin by erin ellis

Etsy Schmetsy: Brooklyn

Sorry this is late; we’ve jetset and are now jetlagged in Brooklyn, where we’re on vacation. But no week is complete without an Etsy Schmetsy on Wednesday. Brooklyn is full of crafty folks, so we thought we’d go local this week: all Brooklyn handmade sellers.

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Row 1: goosegrease; ninadinoff; peppersprouts
Row 2: jeanpelle; warpeDesign; hijirik
Row 3: bicyclepaintings; ballandchain; TillyBloom

Etsy Schmetsy: Wrapped up in Books

We’re big in to books. We make books, read books, buy books; there are very few things we don’t like about books. Here are some awesome books and book-related items from Etsy.

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Row 1: My Little Diary ring from MoonFaces; Burst journal by paintedfishstudio; Old Spines fine art print weberphoto

Row 2: Bookshelf 32 print by  janemount; White Geometric Handbound Photo Album by brooklynbookbinder

Row 3: Book Mobile by theshophouse; Sepia Books from jillruthandco; Antique leather book necklace TheBlackSpotBooks

Row 4: Coptic-bound blank journal by anybodyinthere; Books print from theblackapple

Row 5: Custom Book Art by BookOfArt; Engraveable open book charm TheSCOOPatBOOPS; The Library by NestaHome.etsy.com

TypograFriday: Effin’ copperplate

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We’re happy to announce our second ever birthday card is now available in our Etsy shop. It’s Gocco-printed in bronze and light blue ink on black duplex paper (white on the inside) or chipboard or special limited quantity on pale aqua and reads Happy Effin’ Birthday.

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The message and ornaments are hand-lettered in a Victorian-era style of calligraphy called copperplate. I spent much of the summer learning it, and now know it well enough to make very pretty letters — heck, I’m nearly ready for the marathon challenge of addressing wedding invitations. But, I wrote this about halfway through the class — we wanted it to have of imperfections and downright mistakes so that your birthday recipient won’t squint at it and say, “oh is that Kuenstler Script?”

More information on copperplate, the class I took and some fonts after the jump.
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Etsy Schmetsy: Say Cheese!

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Row 1: Polariod Camera print from monstergallery; Hand-carved rubber stamp from cupcaketree; Argus Fine Art Photograph by jmbarclay

Row 2: Mini-embroidery PDF from wildolive; Camera cufflinks from LittleAngelsJewelry

Row 3: Antique Camera Pendant Necklace from shes; Katakana Graphic T-shirt from snowconecollective; Leica Diagram Print by Roosevelvet

Row 4: Retro Camera Handsewn Felt Fridge Magnet from moddyboy80; Falcon Original Fine Art Photograph by mitchyleephotos; Vintage Photographer T-Shirt from theboldbanana

Row 5: Felt Camera Camera Case from hine; Wooden Star House Camera from urastarhouse; Imperial Fine Art Print by michelemaule

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