31 Oct 2012

Everything Etsy #3

I had so many things that I thought I'd be able to share with you by now, but it has just been one of those weeks.  You know, the weeks where everything that seems simple turns into a total gong show (or a gong show and a half in my case)?  I started a little magnet project for Fin more than 2 weeks ago (sneak peek here).  It was supposed to take an hour.  Well, 2 weeks later and I STILL don't have anything done.  I also started working on the octagon end tables that I picked up an estate sale a few weeks ago.  I figured a couple coats of paint and they'd be done.  Nope.  I made things more difficult than they needed to be, and a week later I am still slapping paint on them.  I seriously hope they turn out in the end or they are just going to the dump.  Add on the fact that Season 4 of Sons of Anarchy was released on Netflix this week, and I'm pretty much a gonner.  Sorry, but Jax Teller wins against octagon end tables every time.  Anyhow, enough about my sad story.  Let's look at some pretty stuff that other people made, shall we?  Click on the photo to visit the seller's site.

You know I'm a sucker for cute art, right?  Well these guys from Barbara Szepusu Szucs Illustrations take the cake.  
I think they'd look so cute framed and hanging up for Christmas.  Christmasy, but not too Christmasy. Know what I mean?

We joke around our house about Fin being a Ninja all the time.  I think she needs some Ninja felted soap as part of her nightly bath time routine.  

This little felted soap mini Ninja from Sapling Naturals is only $7.50, and would make a great stocking stuffer too!

From felted Ninjas to pretty gold jewellery.  I wish I had a better segue, but I just don't.

I'm totally in love with this Forget Me Knot ring from White Fly.  So simple and delicate.  I'm all about simple jewellery, so it's a win in my books. 

Do you have a man in your life who likes offbeat t-shirts? (or maybe you are a man? Do any men actually read this blog?  Speak up if you do...)  I do, and I think he'd love this otter t-shirt from Zen Threads.  

An otter in glasses, a tie and a hat....can't beat it.  

While we are on the topic of ties...I found this tie from Handmade by Emy that I just love. 

Mr. Swell hates ties and only wears them when he absolutely has to.  But maybe for that once a year occasion than he has to don one, I can suggest this one.  I love that it can tie in so many colours (pun totally intended).  

And lastly, I'll leave you with another awesome piece of art. 

I don't know what it is, but something about doors just makes me so happy.  When I went to Ireland a few years ago I was most excited to see all the coloured doors.  I had seen them in posters and couldn't wait to see all the cute houses with bright doors. Am I alone in my door fascination? Or are there other door loves out there?  In any case, I think this door photo from bialaKura Photography is pretty swell.

Hope you are having a great week!  Is your house inundated with Halloween candy?  Fin looked so cute in her costume.  Once I get organized I'll be sure to post some pictures.

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