Thursday, August 9, 2007

In the leafy treetops

I think I have a thing for trees. Maybe it's because I'm in Southern California - a place not really known for them. Fake boobs, yes. Trees no. We can plant trees but we don't have any of those thick wildernesses. Anyway, my thing for trees usually leads me to tree-ish type crafts on Etsy. Or maybe everyone else also has a thing for trees and that's all they do, so that's all I see. It's not my fault, it's theirs. Regardless, my favorites list there is filled with trees. Loads of them. Here are a few.

I've been eyeing this particular picture for months now. I like how the leaves look like perching birds. I also think her striped tights and pleated skirt are adorable. I'm naming her Sally, no matter what the artist says.



These plates are pretty much the cutest things I've ever seen. Berries. I'll need lots and lots of berries to serve on them. With whipped cream. And mint.






You can't tell just by looking at it but within this leafy pink roll are many pockets for knitting and crochet needles. And since I have the World's Largest Needle Collection it would be both functional and lovely.

I really should limit the time I spend on Etsy. Because whenever I'm on it I want to spend money. Even more so then when I'm in an actual physical store. I have very little problem looking at something in a store and admiring it and wanting to buy it and then putting it back on the shelf because I always tell myself that if I really can't live without it I can go back and get it. I don't tell myself this with Etsy because so many of these things are one of a kind. I could decided that it has to be mine and go back only to find that it's gone forever. Rent clothes! Gnash teeth! Why didn't I buy that Felt Mr. T! Oh, right, because I told myself that I could probably whip one up myself with the help of the World's Largest Felt Collection.

10 comments:

Katie said...

You've got to check out Jessica Gold Brown's etsy shop: Jump Up and Down. She makes adorable things, and there's links to even more adorable things, and a link to her crafting blog, which is adorable. Was that the longest most obnoxious sentence or what? Anyways, check it out.d

Amanda said...

Do you have these on your favorites? I saw your plates and instantly thought of this, which is in MY favorites on etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6593016

And just stop right now with the felt Mr. T. That is the best thing ever!!! Such fun!!

Amanda said...

Okay Rachel, I want to see all the crafts from etsy that are on your favorites! How do we do this?

Amanda said...

Okay Rachel, I want to see all the crafts from etsy that are on your favorites! How do we do this?

Mz. Liz said...

am I going to be dragged in the square and flogged for having NO idea what etsy is? Because if so, I won't mention it. I am still brilliantly confused though. Is it like a crafter site?

Rachel said...

Etsy is a site to sell hand made stuff. It has everything on it and it's very addictive. Just click on one of the pictures and it will take you there.

Rachel said...

Oh, and Katie, I checked out Jessica Gold Brown's sites! Cute!

Mz. Liz said...

And I'm fairly in love with those plates as well. They beg cheese and crackers too.

lisa m. said...

Okay...I really looked at the birds in the picture. They're awesome! I particularly like the one that looks kind of green with a yellow beak and big, bulgy eyes. Do they have names?

Rachel said...

They do have names. From left to right: Edward, Nancy, Pete and Clive.