It's finally Fall and some of our favorite handmade finds include knits and gifts for pampering yourself. See them all below.
If I was in New York City this weekend, I would definitely make a stop over at the Brooklyn Expo Center for the latest Renegade Craft Fair ( September 11, 12, 13). Renegade is a huge name in the handmade world with shows in Los Angeles, Austin and even London and more. Since I can only be there virtually, I went through all the amazing vendors and handpicked the booths/vendors that I would love to shop. You're welcome :)
SHOP:: Ashware Studio
BOOTH :: 55
SHOP:: Seagrape Bath and Body
SHOP:: Thread and Paper
BOOTH :: 127
SHOP:: Carrie Bilbo
SHOP:: Bole Road Textiles
SHOP:: Hannah Guerin
Our very own Jillian will be there with a colorful selection of pillows. Hopefully you can stop by her booth and say hi.
SHOP:: Jillian Rene Decor
BOOTH :: 5
If you are lucky enough to be there, you probably won't go home empty handed.
It looks like there will be over 200 vendors, but if you can't make it, be sure to visit their online shops.
I love this time of year! Everything in my garden just started growing and even some flowers are blooming. It's like overnight everything decides Spring is here! I've been busy fertilizing, pulling weeds and tidying up the garden. Even though it's work it doesn't feel like it. It's how I relieve stress and since the temperature is not yet above 80 it's enjoyable to be outside. In my part of the country this is our rainy season, so for my April Inspirations I was feeling greige, natural woods, geometric and pops of blue. To me that combination feels just like a perfect rainy spring day. What's your favorite aspect of April?
Now that it's Spring, that usually means a lot of us are starting to travel more. I personally travel on planes at least 6 times a year. I'm not an expert, but I know what works for me. My number one rule is COMFORT. That doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style, but it does mean that less is more and packing lightly is the way to go. Here are my basics for what to wear on your flight and what to keep handy in your carry on. If I can avoid it I never check a bag. I always have a small hard sided suitcase and handy backpack or tote for my essentials. I look for a bag that has pockets or zippers on the outside for easy access ( like this waxed canvas bag from Independent Reign). I definitely have my tablet on hand so I can read magazines, books or if I get really bored I will play a game. Last, but not least are three beauty essentials :: lip balm, face mist, and moisturizer. Trust me on all three and I swear by the face mist. It really does refresh you plus for those prone to dry skin it's really a treat.
Clothing again must be comfortable. If you are sitting anywhere for a long period of time it's just not worth it to not feel as comfortable as possible. My basics are a long or short sleeve t- shirt, leggings, and slip on shoes ( in this example-ballet flats). Depending on where I'm going I would probably also include a cardigan or light jacket and a scarf that can double as a small blanket. So recline your seat, grab your tablet and enjoy the flight!
What are your must have's for plane travel?
We're so excited to announce our first LOOP GIVEAWAY on Instagram! We've partnered with 17 amazing shops on Etsy to create 17 unique handmade and/or vintage prizes + 17 winners + a BONUS prize. Wow!
Here's how you can enter ::
Starts at 3pm EST on Wednesday March 3rd.
The loop will begin at our Instagram account :: @elite16etsy. You can start there and then click on the loop giveaway image which will take you to the next person in the loop. Once you get back to the first person in the loop ( in this case @elite16etsy) you have completed the loop and the entry requirements! It's so easy.
You will need to follow each user, like their photo, comment on the photo by tagging a friend to share the giveaway with and then follow the loop. The contest ends on Thursday March 5th at 3pm EST. The BONUS prize will be given away by @elite16etsy, a $25 Etsy gift card!
I'm getting pretty tired of single digit weather and my heart is solidly aimed upon the arrival of spring. I would venture to say that it's my most favorite season of all - every year, I can always smell the beauty of the Earth coming out of hibernation and my spirits are lifted. Our theme this month is IN LOVE and I am super in love with anything botanical that gets my mind fired up for spring! Our team of ETSY STYLISTS have been curating amazing gift guides exploring this very theme - making navigating Etsy easy and FUN! Our guest stylist today is Leslie of CHOISETTE and she brings forth some happy floral beauty from her LA studio in this gorgeous SPRING COLLECTION! I instantly fell in love with her modern styling and her fun title The Flower of Persuasion! Leslie, send some of that warm CA weather out this way - the Northeast could sure use it!