Well yesterday was Black Friday and apparently today was Small Business Saturday. Over the past few years I have been trying to do more of my shopping at local businesses and from artists, artisans and crafters so when I stumbled upon www.etsy.com it was wonderful. Now I do a good portion of my shopping from etsy at Christmas and throughout the whole year.
I figure when you know about a great thing it’s always good to share so I created a list of 10 of my favourite etsy sellers. I don’t know any of these sellers personally, I have just bought items from them and have always been thrilled.
1-Because she made the best purse I’ve ever had
2-Because she takes old sweaters and creates the most marvellous mittens
3-Because they create beautiful jewellery for animal rescue
4-Because not only are these socks colourful and fun they are also so very, very soft
5-Because I love pitbulls and so do they, donating the proceeds to Evenchance Pitbull Advocacy (and their products are top quality)
6-Because I REALLY love pitbulls, their jewellery is fun and a portion of the price of their pitbull jewellery goes to Villalobos Rescue Center (the largest pitbull rescue in the world)
7-Because she makes the most exquisite soaps
8-Because they take a bit of brass, a dash of literature and a bit of magic to create the most stunning bracelets
9-Because they are F.A.R.P (The Fabulous Animal Rescue Project) Need I say more?
10-Because her artwork is so enchanting it never fails to call to my inner child
And a bonus- Because we live and Saskatchewan and it’s so hard to find a coat that fits Charlie but this lady makes custom coats to fit any pup
Like I said this is just some of my favourites, etsy seems full of treasures made by wonderful creative folks
Love to hear if you know of some great hidden gems as well (or if you have started making your own creations PLEASE let me know)