Etsy Blossoms

I love these pillows by utilitarianfranchise. They’re cool and clever, and I think I need some for my living room! They were recently featured on Apartment Therapy too!Uniqueartpendants makes some great jewelry. I had a hard time picking pieces to show – they were all so beautiful.  I love the different collections her pieces are grouped into. It’s easy to see why these little works of arts are carried in so many museums!I love tiny things, and these books by Ruth Bleakley are superb mini treasures. Of course, not all of her books and journals are tiny, and all of them are fabulous!Aren’t the little moth notecards by Moth to a Flame great? I love that they’re actually moth-shaped! After browsing through the beautiful goods here, be sure to check out her other shops, Unearthed Elements, La Petite Abeille Ruche and The Milliner’s Daughter.WrenWillow has silkscreened hand dyed tees for every member of the family – even the dog –  in ridiculously cute designs.  I love the mandolin, and the VW, and of course the luna moth.  Check out her other shop – ArtHistory101 – for more tees, this time art history themed, and buttons and magnets with quotes and art history questions and answers.

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Etsy Blossoms

It’s back to school time! I still love new notebooks and pens, even though I’m not headed back to school anymore. Today’s Etsy Blossoms are too cool for school, and you will be too if you stuff your backpack with these goodies!  First up is Crown Bindery. I oohed and aahed over their notebooks and binders at the Austin Renegade Craft Fair a few months ago.  I love the clean looks and fabulous papers of these notebooks and binders! Just as tempting are the paper pockets and paper chain kits at sister school Crown Paperie.  And who wouldn’t want an adorable clothesline kit with cute little papered clothespins? Perfect for hanging everything from crayon masterpieces and report cards to magazine tear sheets and beautiful business cards. Pick one out at the third jewel of a shop, The Papered Crown.  For even more office-y goodness visit Carla’s blog, handmade. home. office.

There’s nothing like a pretty pen to brighten up your day. These from Polymer Clay Shed are gorgeous! The designs are so detailed and colorful! I’d love to add some of these paper clips to my collection! And why not add a keychain with a secret compartment and a pretty little pill box to your stash of goodies?  If you need just a little more polymer clay pretty you should stop by Crafts by CAG for beads and jewelry and the Polymer Clay Shed blog.

Aren’t these the coolest crayons you’ve ever seen? They were made by 7 year old Max (with the help of mom) and are available at MadebyMAXX.  I think any kid (or grown up, really, let’s be honest!) would love a set of crayons that spell out their name. And I know quite a few folks who will be getting skull crayons sometime soon! 

Something new for back to school – is reusable fabric sandwich and snack bags by Cotton Top Quilts.   I love these – practical, green, and pretty! I love the travel trash bins too. My mom has been looking for a trash container for her car, and I think this one will be perfect!  And for your regular crayons, a coloring wallet, of course!  You can find more from Paula at her other Etsy shop, Elgies, and you can buy fabric from her to create your own pouches, bags, and whatever else you want at Cotton Top Fabrics.

Finally, here are some sweet pencil boxes, pill boxes, baskets and frames from Mmim. I love the old-school feel of the Dick & Jane pencil box, and the skip ahead a couple of decades to the yellow #2 box. I’m all about trees and houses right now, so you know I want the tiny tree pill box and the light switch plate covered in little houses all in a row. Mmim has some great sales going on right now too!

Hope you’ve found something cool for your backpack! Have a great day all!