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April 1st, 2011 | Etsy Picks: Spring Fever

Spring is here!!! Woohoo! And I have spring fever! I’m so excited, Spring is my second favourite season (Fall being the first). This week’s picks are colours/things that just visually make me either think of spring, or give me the same refreshed feeling that Spring does when I look at them! Oh happy days!

The 3rd last one is a little special – my most recent Etsy buy. Floral mug (pattern of your choice) with whatever letter you’d like on them! I ordered the pink, with the letter K of course! We’re so excited for Spring! Has it arrived where you are yet?!

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March 23rd, 2011 | Have you heard of Heartsy?

I can’t believe I haven’t found out about this earlier! Today I found Heartsy, it’s like Groupon… but for handmade stuff! Every day there are new offers where you can save up to 50 – 90% on handmade goods from Etsy sellers. The featured daily deals also have contests where you can enter to win the coupon for free.

You can browse by newest deals or extended deals. They also have a feature where the  can users vote for which deal should be considered as the next featured one. If you’re an etsy seller, this is a great way to promote your store! It’s completely free so go sign up! Go go go!!

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March 21st, 2011 | One of a Kind Toronto

Sorry that I have neglected my blog for so long. Life has been pretty busy. I was really sick, then I had my family birthday celebration, work was busy, and then all the craziness in Japan happened! (My best friend teaches in Japan, she is safe and is in sunny Florida now with her family.) And now I’m sick again. Oh dear.  I’ve missed a few weekly etsy pick segments, but I promise I’ll make up for it! I’ve also fallen behind in my 52 weeks photo project so I’m busy playing catch up with that as well.

One of a Kind Toronto

In other news though, next week is Toronto’s handmade/craft show One of a Kind! It takes place from March 30th until April 3rd. Tickets for adults are only $10 online, or $12 at the door. The show takes place at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, and is open from 10am until 9pm every day except for Sunday when it closes at 6. It’s not just all about the shopping though, they have tons of events too, panels & workshops, how to’s and more! So be sure to check out their website to plan your visit. I’m hoping I’ll be well enough by then to go for one of the days, and will do a follow up post if I’m able to go.

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February 25th, 2011 | Weekly Etsy Picks Vintage Florals

Hello everyone! I’ve decided I’m going to start a new weekly segment which I’ll be posting every friday called Weekly Etsy Picks! I think the title is pretty self explanatory. Etsy is one of my favourite places to shop online. So without further ado, here is this weeks picks!

This I decided to do a theme, Vintage Florals.

Jennifer Lilly Vintage Dress

Vintage Floral Duffle Bag

Vintage Gold Etched Floral Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Teacup Candle

Vintage Floral Tapestry Saddle Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damask Covered Dress Form

Ivory Lace Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m obsessed with patterns that most people consider to be ‘tacky’. Vintage florals are currently my favourite patterns. What’s your favourite pattern?

 

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February 14th, 2011 | Theit “thebossi” Camera Bag!

This bag is GORGEOUS. If you’re anything like me, you’re style conscious as a photographer and not just looking for functionality. This bag is perfect for any style conscious photographer, looking for the same quality, functionality and support of all those other DSLR camera bags out there (y’know, those ugly things). Unfortunately, its sold out and has a long wait list. The good news is you could win it!!!!

Theit "thebossi" Bag

There are several ways to win this lovely bag, and yes ladies of Canada this is finally a contest we can enter too!

1.Theit Page:  View the contest rules and how the enter over here. and save $50!

2. The daybook page. Visit their blog for contest rules, and information of how to enter!

The contest ends next tuesday, Feb 22 so hurry and go enter soon! GO GO GO!!! Good luck everyone ! My turn finally arrived and I just ordered my bag today, and will have it in March! Check out their webpage here.

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