Inspiration tends to hit at the oddest moments. I was unpacking a new remote control car for my son and noticed these little plastic thingamagiggies that sit against the styrofoam with those annoying twist ties that hold every possible edge of the toy down. Now, I understand we want to make it hard for people to reach into the box and pluck out the toy and sneak out of the store, but gosh, have these people ever sat with an excited kid that just wants to play with their new toy?!?
Anyway, I had these three little pieces of plastic sitting on my table and noticed for the first time that they are pretty cool looking. I played around with them and finally decided that they would make an awesome layered pendant and I just happened to have blue and black satin cord in my supply stash. Voila! Recycling at its best!
Be sure to snatch this bad boy up before someone else does because I don't anticipate many new toys coming our way until my son's birthday in May!
There is something for everyone on Etsy! I love to browse and often find myself hearting things that I totally want and also things that my loved ones would like. I currently have the perfect gift for my husband, my almost 2 year old son and as always for me.
My husband loves TV and movies and has many favorites, but Star Wars ranks very high on his list and this Boba Fett Tshirt by avazava would surely put a smile on his face!
My son's newest obsession is coloring. The boy could sit with crayons and scrap paper for hours drawing pictures. He started off just scrawling and scribbling all over the place, but now I noticed that he is trying to make small shapes. I am quite impressed and very proud of my little guy, and I know for a fact that he would love this Take-A-Long ART FOLIO by whimseys.
I LOVE sprinkles - I like them on ice cream, cookies, cupcakes and whatever else you could think of putting sprinkles on. I've been eyeing up a lot of the things in stoopidgerl's shop for quite some time now and I think this Sprinkles in a Bottle Resin Necklace is my favorite.
And there you have it! My family's Etsy wish list! Take a peek on Etsy.com, I'll bet you'll find something for everyone in your family!
Happy Shopping! ~Melissa~
PS - Don't forget about the Spring Fever Sale - 20% off purchase of $10 or more. Details here and here.
The featured EtsyBlogger for the month of March is Designs By Nora. I admit that I have not visited her shop before, but as soon as I clicked through and it loaded up, I said to myself "I want it!!".
These flower stud earrings are just perfect for my current fashion taste. I like to wear earrings, but I need to wear small earrings that won't catch my toddler son's attention and thus make him say "oooohhhh" and grab at my ears. But, at the same time, I want something that is pretty and that will make adults say "oohhhh pretty" (b/c most of the adults I know, will not tug and yank on my earlobes).
As I am writing this, Nora has the flower studs available in ten different yet equally fabulous colors as well as star studs. So, hurry on up and grab yourself a pair, she's having a sale and these pretty earrings won't be hanging on for long!
Spring! After a long snowy winter its a relief to see the temperatures climbing and the sun shining. Of course, for me, it also means the eyes will be itching, the nose will be running and my rescue inhaler will be getting a work-out! Even though my allergies will be in full bloom, spring is still a welcome season. I love it when its warm enough to stroll out in a fleece or light sweater and I really love the fact that my son can play outside again. A 2 year old boy has TONS of energy and my small living room just can't contain him, so being able to play outside really brightens both our days.
Spring always makes me think of flowers, and I do have some sweet flowers in my shop (and they won't make you sneeze!):
EtsyNJ member TheClayMuse recently posted a blog about her little clay dragons and I instantly fell in love with the little guys. I think this one in particular would look adorable sitting next to my computer at work gazing up at me at I sit in my otherwise drab cubicle. So, check out her shop and take advantage of her Spring Fever sale - buy one get one 50% off until March 14!
Don't forget!! I'm having a Spring Fever Sale! Get 20% off any purchase of $10 or more (not including shipping). Just put "Spring Fever Sale" in the notes to seller at checkout and I will refund via PayPal.
EtsyNJ has Spring Fever and we’re passing on the Savings so you catch the Fever too!
Check out the list of stores below to see who’s participating and be sure to Enter “Spring Fever Sale” in the “Notes to Seller” section at check out in order to receive the Sale.
This Sale Code is Valid March 1-14, 2009!
AbbieRoad’s Artful Designs & Custom Print Services http://www.AbbieRoad.etsy.com Custom Professionally Printed Business Cards & Postcards - buy any quantity of business cards or post cards and receive a free upgrade to full color printing on the back side of the card!
jtatmusic http://jtatmusic.etsy.com Accessories for Hair & Home Buy 1 Get 1 Half-Off - ask for reserved listing for your new price, or purchase, and I will refund the savings through Paypal.
Kameknits -Crocheted and knitted items - blankets, scarves, hats, and custom items! http://www.kameknits.etsy.com FREE SHIPPING on all orders in the US and 15% off off of any orders of 2 or more items.
marcinyc - handcrafted jewelry and gifts http://marcinyc.etsy.com Free Shipping on any purchase during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale. Enter “spring fever” in comments to seller; shipping fees will be refunded via PayPal.
My Favorite Things: customdesignpaperie http://www.customdesignpaperie.etsy.com Mix and Match sale: Choose 5 of any 3.00 cards for 12.00 OR Choose 5 of any 2.00 cards for 8.00 I will provide you with an adjusted invoice through Payapl.
Made By Melissa http://madebymelissa.etsy.com Handmade Beaded Jewelry and Crocheted blankets/scarves/washcloths 20% off all orders of $10.00 or more(refund via PayPal)
Seahorse Designs Fun, Funky, Wearable Art http://www.seahorsedesigns.etsy.com FREE Shipping to US, Canada and UK during Spring Fever Sale Enter EtsyNJ Spring Fever as coupon code.
SOYA SCENT - HAND POURED NATURAL SOY CANDLES http://www.soyascent.etsy.com FREE SHIPPING WITH EVERY PURCHASE DURING ETSYNJ’S SPRING FEVER SALE! WE WILL ALSO INCLUDE TWO COMPLIMENTARY ASSORTED FRAGRANCE TARTS.
TheClayMuse http://www.theclaymuse.etsy.com An Array of Polymer Clay Creations Everything in the shop is Buy One Get One Half Off (any item of equal or lesser value) during EtsyNJ Spring Fever! Just enter EtsyNJ Spring Fever in the message to seller box, and your preference of a revised invoice or refund via paypal!