Tag: Etsy

Make every day a good hair day

I can’t believe I’m already thinking of holiday accessories but, yup, I am. Mainly because I’ll be among those “shopping my closet” this year and looking to update old looks with affordable new accessories. On a wild Etsy tear this week, I came across this lovely headband from artist Paige Redwine of HouserWallis that is screaming my name. The rosettes lined with zippers give it a modern downtown edge, but the sophisticated colors and the teeny pearl in the middle mean I can wear it with my uptown holiday party clothes. Paige is a brand new etsy seller but...

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Gorgeous, affordable holiday gifts with one catch – have to order them now.

Is it too early to start thinking Christmas gifts yet? Well, not if you have your eye on something from one of our favorite Etsy shops, the mom and daughter-run The Brick Kiln. There’s so much here that makes for charming, affordable holiday presents, but the catch is, they’re not accepting custom orders after November 1. Such is the pitfall of popularity. My top pick is easily the sweet personalized ornaments that you can customize with the name of a child, and even specify the hair color or go with a bald baby. Lovely gift for just $15. If...

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Paper & Cake’s downloadable halloween party is a treat

One of my kids thinks that Mickey Mouse is a horror figure, so I’ve learned to keep our Halloween “unscawy.” Instead of settling for whatever I can find in the big box stores, I get to look so put together by downloading CMP fave Paper&Cake’s   downloadable Trick or Treat Halloween Party decor which gives my gathering a pulled-together look without costing more than my Halloween candy budget. [Edited to add: The specific Halloween party decor reviewed here is no longer available; however, Paper & Cake has plenty of new printable Halloween decor in their shop!]   I used to...

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Artwork for Sid (or Nancy) the Science Kid

Attention science geeks: The nursery art of your dreams is here. Etsy printmaker Shannon Blank has turned the periodic table into alphabet prints that can be assembled to spell out your child’s name. In fact, I don’t think you even have to be a science geek to appreciate how much cooler this is than some cards with Pooh bear spelling out the letters with his body. True chemistry experts will say but hey! What about J, Q and W?  Well Shannon’s taken care of those letters too if you don’t mind a little poetic license — J is Jennerium...

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Scaredy cat

If you’re looking for a fun Halloween gift for a child that sidesteps the cavity quotient, I think this black cat push toy is just adorable. Or, as the toymaker calls it, the “Scaredy Cat – Not Scary Cat Push Toy.” Important distinction. It’s real American folk art from a real American folk artist. And it’s small, just 5″ tall, which makes the cat a great size for little hands. Maybe not those so little that they’re putting toys in their mouths, but at least it’s all painted with non-toxic paints over native New Hampshire hardwood. Not everything at...

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The cutest handmade baby booties – CMP does etsy

I can’t wait to show you what I’ve found for this week’s Etsy roundup. Baby shoes! Ok, you might not be as excited as I am, but when all your kids are big and sweaty and teens that smell like Axe, I’ll ask you again and then you’ll squee. This felt pair of shoes from La La! Shoes looks so comfortable and fun. Put little stars under their feet! Plus, the bright colors will catch your baby’s attention. These little brown and cream baby boots from Wooly Baby? They’re made from recycled lambswool sweaters and are no doubt able...

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Great handmade baby shower decorations – CMP does etsy

Provided you hold the embarrassing games, we love baby showers. Yay for momentous occasions! If you want to make the event as pretty as can be, we’ve collected a few unexpected decor ideas all from the indie artists and crafters on Etsy. On a budget? You can download an entire set of printable decorations including matching invites, place cards, banners and party hats from Paper & Cake for just $8. I love this French Circus Party design. Decorating is half the fun of any party and these festive Zinnia paper pom-poms from PomLove come in so many vibrant colors....

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Collages have just been elevated to a whole new level

As the veteran of countless “fancy collages” made for me by my children out of magazine pages and Elmer’s glue, I’ll confess that I never knew something as delicate and lovely as Linda Solovic‘s creations were possible under the “collage” moniker. Yet her Etsy shop is filled with high-quality prints of her paper collages, each one more darling than the next. Each series of prints is a limited edition, so don’t waste any time figuring out which ones are your must-haves. Of course you might want to display this collage art separately from the kids’ own work. You understand...

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Hey, we’re Etsy’s guest curators!

Here’s something way cool: Check out the Etsy blog, The Storque starting today and you’ll catch editors Kristen and Liz as this week’s guest curators. Whoo! It was so fun pulling together a collection of our favorite nursery art found on Etsy–minus the part when we were weeping about the hundreds of amazing pieces we didn’t have room to include. (If you have an Etsy artist you love, feel free to let us know in the comments at the Storque. We always adore reader tips.) And hey, if you’re visiting via Etsy, welcome to our humble abode. Grab yourself...

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Make lunch unforgettable

Yeah, I love fancy lunchboxes, too, but my daughter’s getting to that age where she’s leaving splashy behind for a more subtle sense of style. She’s also leaving behind her homework, her jacket, and occasionally her lunch, depending on the day. Would it be mean to get her MissNatalie’s Don’t Forget Me Lunch Bag? C’mon, it’s adorable with that nice little subliminal message, there, in the red bow around the finger. Plus the canvas is machine washable. Besides, I couldn’t find a lunchbox that says “I know it’s incredibly difficult to remember your lunch when it has been set...

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