Category Archives: Etsy Finds

Oh look, Christmas!

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calcium carbonate powder where to buy deliver It feels super weird writing about Christmas. Like, hang on, I’m pretty sure it’s October. I don’t want to be that person who says “this is PREPOSTEROUS. Where HAS the year gone?” and mostly I don’t think that. So much happened this year. But this tail end of the year always seems to disappear into a puff of festive smoke, leaving me grappling for a hint of the Christmas spirit. Grapple I will! Here are three nice wee things from NZ land very much in the Christmas spirit: something crafty, a tasty treat, something to buy for your beloved (or your dog). Merry Grappling! Continue reading

Kate Broughton: Etsy Finds sewingpaperkit

claritin canada study Etsy is way up there with life-changing, awesomerfying inventions of the last decade. I could spend days trawling through wonderful, whimsical creations. Of course, all good things change. That’s a side effect of growth. Sometimes change is good and sometimes it’s not and sometimes it’s a game of wait and see. This year Etsy went public and changed some policies which has been a controversial topic in the realms of the internet. Despite all of this, there are still makers on Etsy who deserve our support. It pays to be aware of the new policies which have modified the definition of handmade. Many sellers are quite transparent and looking at a sellers policies, details and feedback is enough for me to feel comfortable buying from them. One such seller is Kate Broughton whose shop I stumbled upon and instantly fell insanely in love with. She creates gorgeous stationary in her home in the UK. Like seriously, you MUST have a browse. There’s cacti and tea pots and yarn, in stationary form. Have a peruse and if you like, comment and we can chat about handmade, Etsy changes and the cacti movement. I’m eager to hear your thoughts on all of the above. Have a great weekend! :-)