Monday, May 26, 2008
For those of us who love to patronize talented artisans, Etsy is a terrific find - a place to get all sorts of handmade items from people near and far. The San Francisco Chronicle ran a nice piece on Etsy today; I never realized you could ask for a custom-made piece on Etsy until I read this article!
Here are just a few things I've found on Etsy recently.
Tree Top Collections makes some lovely pine needle baskets, one of which is shown above.
This egg basket comes from Grandma Weezie's Basket Garden.
Cheryl has baskets in a range of styles.
How clever is this? M "n" M Treasures makes collapsible wood baskets - collapsed, they serve as trivets. The designs range from this stegosaurus to a pig, a train, a teapot - and many more.
Lucky Find Designs makes linings for bicycle baskets.
Papaver Vert makes stunning nesting felted bowls.
And Shirley Cook makes some incredible felted vessels.
Spider Felt sells lovely felt boxes - and has a wonderful logo. Update on Feb. 18, 2013: I'm no longer seeing these felt boxes in the Spider Felt Etsy store.
Lauren Sng makes silk rag baskets from old kimono linings.
Finally, I'd like to point you to knitwit4ever - not because it has anything to do with organizing, but because the person behind it is my college roommate.
Etsy: 6 Attractive Alternatives for Storage
Tiny Little Baskets