I love shopping on Etsy! Why buy gifts and home decor items anywhere else? The wares on Etsy are handcrafted one of a kind pieces that you will find no where else. And I'd rather support individual artisans instead of mass marketing. Have you perused Etsy lately? There are so many down right adorable things to be found! Case in point, this little blue bird jewelry dish by Elm Studios at http://www.elmstudiosonline.etsy.com/. The shopkeeper takes custom orders so I ordered a few dishes for end-of-the-year teacher gifts with two birds, a teacher and student, printed with the word 'fly.'
The second photo, featuring a fabric poppy is made by Middleburg, a folk art studio. How cool to dress up an ordinary denim jacket with a pretty little flower. This shop features papier mache figures made of 100% recycled newspaper, so this is also an environmentally friendly shop. To view these adorable pieces log onto http://www.middleburg.etsy.com/.
Now, how about this elephant in the last photo? Irresistible, huh? Too cute with it's pink and white polka dot outfit holding onto a little pear. This little guy would make one smile every time they walked by! To see more adorable critters made by Lizzie Jane click on http://www.lizziejane.etsy.com/. Happy shopping!