Tag Archives: Etsy

Give Me Strength

Today I need strength.

Maybe this little guy dangling from my neck will help?

From My Bear Hands - 'At The Circus' Strong Man necklace

Maybe I’ll get some of Minnie Mouse’s sass with underwear like hers?

Minnie Bra & Knickers - Buttress & Snatch

Red lipstick always helps, especially a Rockalily lipstick…

Rockalily Lipsticks

I will repeat this mantra hourly…

Que Sarah Sera Creative Metal Jewelry - Strong Women Bracelet CuffWhat makes you feel strong?

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Bedroom Zig Zags

My new zig zag lights didn’t quell my hankering for zig zags, I wanted some more to finish off our bedroom and found this set of two cushion covers from Etsy seller Say It With Pillows.

Throw Pillows Set of 2 - Say It With Pillows

Along with these John Lewis value cushions in red and blue for £5 each, I now have enough zig zags and cushions in my life.

Red and blue cushions galore

I like that the zig zags on the cushions and lights are a bit different and don’t match exactly, do you?

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DIY Baby Tail

Since writing about baby tails I’ve found a handy version for any of you hankering after the mermaid one but unwilling or unable to pay the £70 price tag.

Mermaid Cocoon Knitting Pattern - 4aSong

Order the knitting pattern from Etsy seller 4aSong and knit your own mermaid baby tail cocoon (or ask someone nicely to knit it for you) for $4 plus the cost of the yarn.

4aSong have plenty of other sweet patterns, admittedly not all very practical, there are lots of novelty ones for photo shoots. But this one would keep little legs warm out and about in the buggy or during a daytime nap.

If any of you give this a try I’d love to hear how you get on…

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Picture Perfect Necklaces

Iluxo have used cameras as the inspiration for these cute necklaces, the tops slide off but instead of film inside they are hollow so you can use them as lockets to store a little photo or object. Made from unvarnished bamboo the designs have been etched and cut using a laser.

I’m really hankering after this Polaroid SX-70 inspired camera necklace.

Polaroid Camera Necklace Locket - Iluxo

This Leica M3 Camera Locket Necklace is so detailed.

Leica M3 Camera Locket Necklace - Iluxo

Or maybe you prefer this Rolleiflex Camera Locket Necklace?

Rolleiflex Camera Locket Necklace - Iluxo

All come with a gold or silver-plated necklace for $35 and delivery from San Francisco to the UK is a little under £4.

What would you put in it?

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Hopeful Doves

This morning I’ll bet there were more than a few people relieved that January is out of the way. It doesn’t usually, but this year January got to me.

But it is February today and I have high hopes for this month. So high that I may need some help from some hopeful doves.

A dove necklace but not like any other, the Paloma: Dove Hand Shadow Puppet Necklace is really different and will have you trying to remember shadow puppet shapes from childhood memories. This sweet shadow puppet website might jog your memory (I particularly like Grandpapa and Boy – I thought it was only animals that could be made! Anyway I digress…). This necklace in either finish is £50 from Bouf.

Paloma: Dove Hand Shadow Puppet Necklace - Bouf

I bet the black doves (not ravens!) on this acrylic ring by The Mesh would cast a good shadow too. Gorgeous and even including shipping costs from Portugal you will be left with change from a tenner.

These Are Not Ravens, Are BLACK DOVES ring - The Mesh

The Dinky Dove is a new greeting card seller on Etsy, she makes cards from her nest in Surrey. The cards are deliciously simple in their designs, I love this ‘Dove Flying to Heart’ card. All the cards are £2 plus postage.

Dove Flying to Heart Card by The Dinky Dove

I wonder if The Dinky Dove’s nest looks like this ‘Ménage A Trois’ Boutique Hotel for Birds by Doveshed?

'Ménage A Trois' Boutique Hotel for Birds by Doveshed

You can choose your choice of Farrow and Ball paint and with the optional copper tropical love birds and monogrammed lead heart this could be a beautiful wedding or anniversary gift. This three-bedroom version is £109 and the six-bedroom ‘Le Petit Chateau’ is £129.

Our cats would get very fat very quickly if we put this in our garden so, unluckily for our cats, I may instead opt for the wine rack or cupboard that Doveshed do in similar designs.

Here’s hoping to a fantastic February!

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Rainbow Styling

I’ve mentioned Mixko before and their dreamy cloud necklace but the item that first drew me to their Etsy shop was this unique and smile inducing Here Comes the Sun necklace.

Here Comes the Sun necklace - Mixko

I wasn’t sure if in the flesh the quirky plastic dove would look tacky and the delicate ribbon rainbow too delicate. But when it arrived (very speedily) the classy packaging reassured me that Mixko know design. Their necklace is delicate and light but very well made, the dove elegantly flies across your neck and the ribbons sit perfectly one underneath the other. The final piece of wonderful design is the ‘last drop of rain’, a single blue Czech crystal bead that hangs down the back of your neck from the clasp.

Here Comes the Sun necklace - Mixko

This necklace brings a splash of colour and character when worn and has been admired by everyone I’ve seen when I’ve worn it, even my goth daughter!

When I ordered this it was supposed to be a present but I guiltily kept it for myself. I’ll have to order another for the original recipient, but at less than £20 it’s affordable and as Mixko give 20% of their profits to victims of the Japanese earthquake I can feel that by nicking someone else’s present, I am in fact doing good.

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