Etsy.com has probably made the biggest impact on handmade goods of all time. I’m constantly inspired by the wide range of creativity and talents in this marketplace, and this slideshow highlights a few items I stumbled on by accident. I found myself through some search term (miniature-something), looking at dozens of pages of dollhouse furniture. From miniature Eames replicas to $100s in vintage mini-hutches, Etsy had an incredible variety of dollhouse pieces. I never picked up this hobby personally, but I couldn’t help but be drawn into the art and craft. Being a foodie, I’ve included the miniature food items. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Check out these miniature food items and many more, here at Etsy.
One of my many crafty loves is sewing. Any craftster knows that whenever you take on a new craft, most of us end up with an immediate stash problem: in this case, bundles and scraps of fabric piled up in closets, drawers, under the bed–just about anywhere you can put it. Textiles are like crack to me. Different patterns, colorways, textures, materials. Oh the opportunities! As soon as I spied Holli Zollinger’s fabric collections on Spoonflower, I knew I was toast. My addiction kicking in, I immediately had to order a bunch. Her animals on linen are particularly compelling. Maybe they’ll become a patchwork picnic blanket? Maybe pillows for a friend’s little one or a new nursery. And maybe they will remain in my stash, where I will happily unfold them once in a while, dreaming of their possibilities. Check Holli Zollinger out at the following links. All of her fabrics are available for sale here. Spoonflower Etsy Holli Zollinger.com