Nov 6, 2009

Etsy Addict

I mentioned on Monday that I'm an Etsy addict... the place is awesome! You can find everything you ever dreamed of! :p It's basically a place for sellers of all different types to sell handmade goods - art, clothing, pottery, etc. I find myself going on there to find things I "need"... instead of needing something first and then finding it. tee hee hee. Dan's probably going to try to block me from the site at some point.

Anyways, thought I'd share some of my recent purchases in case you need "inspiration" for spending money! :p

Purchase numero uno... a gorgeous custom quilt for Janers. When I was a babe, my Mom made me a quilt that I used to play on, sleep on, pee on, everything! I still have it. So, I thought it would be a wonderful Christmas gift for Jane to get her her own quilt. I found this shop, Warm Winters, where you can choose your fabric, design, size, everything. Nichole, the "shop" owner, has been great to work with and I can't wait to see the finished product. In fact, she just emailed me letting me know that she's purchased the fabric and wanted to know which way I wanted it quilted and what colour thread I wanted - which I have no idea about so I told her I trusted her! :p What's nice is, once you select your fabric and quilt pattern, she can send you a picture of what your quilt will look like when it's put together. Here's the picture of Janes. Nichole is generously offering 10% off to all Mommy Brain followers!! Just quote MB10 when ordering - YIPEE! :)

Secondly, I have been looking everywhere (well, not really but you know what I mean) for nice Holiday dresses for Jane. It's hard to find the right red, ya know? Anyways, I thought ETSY and found these two different, but fabulous, little dresses for her. One of the best things about Etsy is that, if you find something you like, but it's not the right size, colour, or you want to change something, you can ask the seller and, every time I've done this, they've been willing to work with me to give me what I want. For example, the red corduroy dress (left) is from Half Stitched and was offered in sizes 2T+. So, I contacted the seller and she is making it in 6-9 months for me, YIPEE! The second dress is called a "pillowcase dress" (never heard of it before) but there are tons of different designs on Etsy, this one is from Sheila at Delaney's Den. She had the best prices and the best looking styles. Sheila is also offering a 10% discount for you - be sure to check out her fabulous shop!

Lastly, I bought a few Christmas gifts for my nieces. I had a beautiful custom beanie made for my three year old niece, Anna, by Lovely Knits. I was able to choose which colours I wanted - I went with Chocolate for the main colour and Pastel Pink for the flower and trim (same style as pictured).

As I said, the best thing about Etsy is the ability to customize and get what you want for a reasonable price... not to mention you end up with a completely unique finished product! The shipping costs are usually pretty fab as well.

Happy shopping!

Jen :)

PS - Just a reminder about our 10% off at Warm Winters (MB10) and Delaney's Den... beautiful Christmas gifts for everyone!

PPS - This is what we woke up to this morning - thinking I'm a genius now because of my smart move on Monday! :) If I look like I just woke up, it's because I did! :p

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1 comment:

mommacain said...

LOVE pillowcase dresses! Jorja's Christmas outfit is a pillowcase dress and the little pants that you see worn with them alot with the ruffles on the bottom. I too had a hard time finding a Christmas outfit this year. If your into really fancy dresses for something special try Biscotti, beautiful stuff!