Etsy Schmetsy: Crafty Mapsy

We love to travel and it is no secret that we love maps (we’ve posted about them a whole bunch in the past). I also love seeing how many fantastic ways etsy sellers are making maps — from pillows to prints, paint-by-numbers to cut paper, here are some really awesome mappy finds.





Row 1: World Metro Map pillow from atelierpompadour; Vintage Paint-by-number USA from somethingshidinghere; Heart Strings Map Pillow from FelixStreetStudio

Row 2: Typographic World Map from designahoy; Map of USA Necklace from ilgattoselvatico

Row 3: Customizable USA Pillow from lovecalifornia; Chalkboard United States map from shopdirtsa; Stay Golden California pillow from sundaymorningpaper

Row 4: San Francisco mapcut from studiokmo; The Roadtrip print from JanuaryJonesPrints

Etsy Schmetsy: Foodie Fun





Row 1: EmilyLynch; SweetFineDay; tealandgold
Row 2: PigeonToeCeramics; FreestyleGifts; Modred12
Row 3: paulova; girlscantell; ricochetstudio
Row 4: vesselsandwares; chefrepublic; FamilyFabrics

Etsy Schmetsy: Anchors Away…er, Aweigh




Row 1: lostatseashop; downhomeamy; EmsOddsAndEnds
Row 2: infraredstudio; TotallyLinens; motherMAEi
Row 3: GetLuckyVintage; TruNicCreations; thenerdsofafeather
Row 4: AutrefoisVintage; RedDragonflyAKATOMBO; magshhh

Etsy Schmetsy: Ho Ho Holidays!

With Christmas quickly approaching, we felt a holiday schmetsy was in order. This week’s schmetsy leans a little more vintage than normal, but there are so many awesome vintage Christmas finds, I couldn’t help my self. Enjoy!

**UPDATE: TimberGreenWoods would like to offer a 10% discount to our readers off any order from their shop. Enter the code theexpertsagree at checkout.

** UPDATE #2: In case you miss it in the comments, silhouetteshop is offering a 15% discount on their stockings. Just use promo code EXPERTS at checkout.





Row 1: CathodeBlue; silhouetteshop**; MrFilthyRotten
Row 2: witandwhistle; uncommon; Vintage4Vintage
Row 3: LaVignette; presentandcorrect; JuJuToo
Row 4: TimberGreenWoods**; WinterNook; 5gardenias
Row 5: ionascloset; MagiaMia; ismoyo

Etsy Schmetsy: Comic-con

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So Comic-Con was last weekend, and though I couldn’t go, I was riveted to the news that came in. Comics aren’t just for geeks like me anymore, as the movies based on them and influenced them dominate the theaters and are starting in on television. This week on the ‘schmetsy: inspired by the films inspired by the comics.

Row 1: The slit throat choker from Burlesquers (on sale!) would make a fantastic zombie accessory, as would the “I heart brains” necklace from beatblack. Inspired (loosely) by the upcoming AMC show The Walking Dead, which I couldn’t be more excited about: smart long-form zombie narrative on the network that brings us Mad Men.

Row 2: this delightful raven vase from laurawallstaylor and vintage rainbow bridge bookplates from oiseaux relate to the iconography of Thor (Odin’s ravens flank his crazy gilt glitz throne; the rainbow bridge to Asgard I am only hoping with show up in the film). And while I’m interested in Kenneth Branaugh’s take on this film, I was even more excited to learn Joss Whedon is now going to be in charge of the Avengers movie which will be following a year later!

Row 3: Cowboys vs. Aliens. Daniel Craig vs Harrison Ford. Harrison Ford playing a bad guy. Jon Favreau directing, in the vein of John Ford. Ok, enough gushing. How perfect is this print of cowboys and cowgirls shooting space invaders by morrisetsy? He has a whole series in that retro colorscheme. Or this Space Invaders-themed western shirt by mydumpbear — totally my style of geekery.

Row 4: Last but not least, pursemaker farfallagialla is so smart to have made some really nice Ramona Flowers bags in advance of when the film of (my personal favorite graphic novel series ever) Scott Pilgrim arrives. Not only is Ramona the love interest that Scott Pilgrim must fight a league of seven evil exes to date, but her rad purse actually features into the plot a few times, and contains a subspace tunnel. This high-quality reproduction is definitely the go-to bag of the season!

Etsy Schmetsy: Trianglish

We’re particularly partial to triangles this week. “Why?” you ask. Well, we spent the fourth of July weekend gocco’ing our latest cards and we’re pretty darned pleased with them. Check out out our new cards below this week’s schmetsy.

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Row 1: lisacongdon; spinthread; whitemetal
Row 2: clarebowers
Row 3: heatherfuture; LauraLombardiJewelry; selflesh

And, on to our cards: on white it’s a birthday card primary-upbeat enough for your nephew or designy-sophisticated enough for your BFF. On chipboard it’s an all-occasions card with a shimmering layer of triangles, brimming with positivity.

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Etsy Schmetsy: Earrings a go go

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Row 1: michellechangjewelry; SigneNjustJewellery; TwistedDesigns
Row 2: lazygiraffe; ColleenBaran; reginepfanzdesigns
Row 3: MiniCyn; aprilkawaoka; 3dots

Etsy Schmetsy: L7

Etsy thumbnails are squares; Schmetsy thumbnails tend to be squares. The Experts are pretty much squares and my guess is you are too. Here’s nine (3×3) Etsy takes on the shape.

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Row 1: From my hometown, this quilt pattern from CarolinaPatchworks is a pretty rad modern quilt I wouldn’t mind having (though it’s not a manquilt, as one of their other patterns is described). This Linked Squares Necklace from Lana0Crystal lends playful geometry to an evening look. Birdie Squares by yumiyumi has square after square of cute birds.

Row 2:  As pocket squares should be used for fashion not as surrogate tissues anyway, this wool pocket Square by woodcock is fantastic. I have a few coats missing some buttons and occasionally think about getting some new vintage ones to replace em: I’m liking these wood square buttons from PieceofPeace. And speaking of wood, I’m digging the wood texture and interior glazework on these Wood-textured cups by digitdesign.

Row 3: A complicated and randomized system of overprinted blocks make up this CMYK monoprint by JoelBerryArtwork. We’ve never ordered food over Etsy but these artisinal Apple Pie Marshmallows by haveitconfections sound pretty fancy-tasty. And finally, the irregular lines and  antiqued finish of these square hoop earrings by sstargell takes some of the cold geometry out of the shape.

Etsy Schmetsy: It’s a girl!

Or, it will be soon. My best friend is having a baby girl this week — I can’t wait to meet her. Congratulations Maile and Jordan!

When selecting a gift for your best friend’s newborn, consider items that are practical and thoughtful. Some popular options can include a personalized baby blanket or onesie, a set of baby essentials such as pacifiers, burp cloths and bibs, a baby photo frame or memory book to capture precious moments, a plush toy or stuffed animal, or a gift card to a baby store for the parents to choose their own items. Ultimately, choose something that reflects your love and support for both the baby and the parents.

Getting modest dresses for your best friend’s baby can be a thoughtful and considerate gift option. Modest dresses provide comfort and coverage, which can be important for the baby’s well-being. It’s important to choose sizes appropriate for the baby’s age and consider the preferences of the parents. Taking into account their style and cultural considerations can make the gift even more meaningful.

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Row 1: Studio1am; littlesaplingtoys; LaLaShoes
Row 2: nurserylove; Puddletonbaby; petitcollage
Row 3: qstar; littlealouette
Row 4: pioupioukids; ciuccio; boutiquejoule

Etsy Schmetsy: eat your veggies

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Row 1: Organic Cotton Hand-Printed Produce Bag from paintedapple; Vegetable Print by Stockton; Emery Pincushion – Felt Peapod by dottyral
Row 2: Eat 5 A Day print from pixelandpost; Radicchio block print by drenculture; Hand Carved Carrot Stamp by EnchantingStamps
Row 3: Green Veggie Recipe Cards by DingbatPress; Eat Your Veggies – pinback button by BarrelOfMonkeys; Happy Veggie Magnets and Crate by vrielle42
Row 4: A Happy Eggplant from nataliemae; Hand Printed Fruit and Veggie Paper Gift Bag Set by silkoak; Veggie Alphabet – Learning Base Set by evgie