Friday, September 12, 2008

Etsy Birthday

A few posts ago when I mentioned the things I speak frequently of, I forgot to mention Etsy. I don't actually speak the word Etsy because I don't know how to pronounce it. I'm sure Google could help me out there, but I haven't gotten around to that. At any rate, I speak about Etsy often, and surf it even more often. I love what Etsy is doing - a virtual shop for artists to showcase and sell their work. I love buying beautiful things directly from the hands that made them. My goal is to find more and more of my gifts for others and artwork for our house on Etsy.
August 31st has been a stop-everything-and-celebrate day for me for 15 years or so - it is Keiko's birthday. And later (for me) it became Zeb's birthday as well, so now that day pretty much wonderfully overtakes my life for a week before and after. I love August 31st. This year I combined two of my favorite things, August 31st and Etsy. This is what I came up with:

For Keiko: Domino Pendant from Gentle Suds

For Zeb: Oil painting entitled On The Green from Studio236

Companion painting The Sandtrap from Studio 236.

I did stray from Etsy for one item this birthday. Supporting artists' directly is very important, but so is finding the perfect gift that just screams out someone's name. And so far no one on Etsy makes these, and I just had to have it for my boy.

Could it get any more Boy than a lego ipod dock? (Don't tell him it came from the girly Paper Source.) It was a one time exception though, I'm already planning an Etsy Christmas.


Marianne Elixir said...

Hey..August 31st is my birthday too!

Trespasser said...

All my hip friends rhyme it with fretsy, so that must be it. I admit, I've heard it spoken of for a couple years and never checked it out. I shall do so now.

Valerie said...

Umm... how does one pronounce Fretsy? Does it got with Betsy or with greetsy (as in when someone is in the mood to greet everyone and everything)?

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Marianne! (I was off Facebook that weekend so I never knew!) Jem - yeah, that didn't help at all, Betsy or greetsy?

Marianne Elixir said...


As far as I have heard (and that might only be in my head) is it Etsy as in Betsy.

Janelle Rispler said...

I love Etsy. Great inpsiration for the stay-at-home mom who finally has time to do "crafts." Today I'm making little matching dresses out of vintage material for the girl cousins with my sister-in-law.