Thanks to Etsy, homemade holiday gifts are no longer synonymous with contrived thank yous and poorly concealed cringes. The reason is that now you don’t have to make those handmade holiday yourself! Just hide the glue gun and the sewing machine already and leave it to the pros. Personally, this is terrific news for my friends, because, though technically it is preferable to give what people rather receive, I can’t help but have a color wheel of my own, and it involves the color pink, pink and some more pink. Pink is definitely my favorite crayon. Also, I am a sloppy crafter, two words that don’t mix well.
Here are two irresistible artists who sell their lines of delightful textile creations on Etsy. The Etsy seller Lupin discovered today via the French blog YoupiTouch is from the UK, Gloucestershire to be exact. (How do you spell that? And, being French, how in the world do you pronounce it?) Her colors are thrilling and so is her use of felt. Adorable. I’d want those on my walls, my ceiling, my lapel, my purses, my scarfs... Wouldn’t anyone?
The other is a great discovery. She's a designer who has appeared on the Martha's Stewart show and works for Pottery barn kids but also has her own line of terrific designs on Etsy. She is has a great blog named Pretty Little Things and is the Etsy seller Lorimarie. Her owls have the best personality. They say, "i'm cool" and "don't you mess with me." Go to her Etsy store for a brand new line of goodies.