New cards in our etsy shop!


Owen and I are really excited that we finally have birthday cards in our shop. We’ve been working on this card for a while and it didn’t seem quite right. But, then we switched it to Owen’s new favorite color scheme, and everything fell into place. The yellow is a lovely, slightly-shimmery metallic ink that looks great in person. Check it out here.


Etsy Schmetsy: Moon Landing

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, here are a few fun celestial themed items from etsy.


Row 1: Adorable Lego spaceman cufflinks from cosmic fun palace; Beautiful miniature constellation embroideries from Miniature Rhino; Awesome spacesuit for Blythe from nickyniczz
Row 2: Great original lunar oil painting from Mike Cluett; Lovely, modern silver eclipse pendant from Megan Goldkamp; Super-cute orbit girl charm earrings from marmar
Row 3: Fun, vintage-looking cast bronze spaceman keychain from Fabuluster; Amazing crescent moon photograph from Celestial Wonders; Lovely, classic crescent moon necklace Istanbul Designs

Etsy Schmetsy: Loads of Totes

Whether you are carrying around a sketchbook and tools or you’re headed off to the flea market or grocery store, a tote is totally the accessory you need. It has become a vehicle for self-expression, more fashionable and functional than a tee shirt.


Row 1: LAYERxlayer; raeburn ink; Moop
Row 2: Bao Studio; The Small Object; Happy Cat
Row 3: Loyalty & Blood; Rainbow Swirlz; Sveika
Row 4: golcar house; Pat&Cake; Happy Family
Row 5: Ginnip; Lotay10; mycutehandbags

Etsy Schmetsy: Grayellow

It came up on The Fashion Show the other week (admittedly on Merlin’s dress which got him kicked off): grey with yellow. I’ve been looking for it and thinking about it as a color combination a lot recently and it may be my new favorite. So effin beautiful together.

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Etsy Schmetsy: krafty!

Kraft paper, cardboard, chipboard: the experts are all suckers for the stuff. Here’s a little tribute to the versatile beauty of a simple material.





Row 1: Classic Girl Moleskine Cahiers Journal by cutiepie company; Vintage Button Gocco Badges by asking for trouble; Bark Personalized Notes by Earmark

Row 2: Plan B [Escape]  Moleskine Cahier Journal by shoofly; Object – Stone  by layerbylayer; Procyon Loto Raccoon Cards by his wendy

Row 3: Cooking Sweets Silkscreen Poster by dirty bandits; Screenprinted Wall Hanging or Wrapping Paper by arugula press; Lucky Feather by The Paper Apartment

Row 4: Buck Jr. Deer Trophy by Cardboard Safari; Repurposed Cardboard Pen by beetnik505; Little Playhouse by doggiepiggie

Etsy Schmetsy: Feeling blue


Row 1: Erin Tyler Photography; Mi Bazaar Latino; Olivia Clare Designs
Row 2: Cosas Minimas by Blanca Gómez; Geninne’s Art Store; Studio MIK MIK
Row 3: Polaroids and Pinholes; poodlebreath

Etsy Schmetsy: Pretty in Porcelain (and clay)


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happy fambly

I know I’ve raved about ememem‘s felted bears before, but I just received two more and I could not be happier. The three make such a scrumptious little fambly (or “family” to the layperson), I just had to share.


What we’re buying…

We thought it might be nice on occasion to let you in on a few of the our recent etsy purchases that haven’t yet been featured in our weekly Etsy Schmetsy round ups. We wouldn’t want anyone having the misconception that only sell on and post about etsy — we are also frequent etsy shoppers. This week’s purchases are all made by Samantha and Jessica (tiniestj); it appears that Owen and Kirsten have been exhibiting a bit more budgetary control.



lampswhoopie pies

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Etsy Schmetsy: Lovely, lovely lace, lace, lace.

As some of you may know, I love lace. I am so intrigued by the femininity and intricacy of the patterns: so delicate, yet structural. Here are some delightful lace and lace-inspired finds from Etsy that I’m loving at the moment.





Row 1: Recycled Canvas and Lace Tote Bag by Forest Bound; Abelina Lace Necklace by Fox & Clover; Antique Linen and Lace Sachet by Tuttie Lou

Row 2: Laced Ring by All Those 3hrees; Greer Necklace by tree & kimball; Soft French Lace Bag by tortilla girl

Row 3: Saffron Headband by teeny house bunny; Spool of Lace by The $5 French Market; Lace Ring No. 1 by Masami Kelly

Row 4: Carved Lace Vase by Mad Hatter Ceramics; Trompe L’oeil Lace Embellished Canvas Bag by Show Pony; Leila Clutch by Percy Handmade