Thursday, April 30, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Beaverton

Shop of the Day: smarley19. Actually -- I'm not sure if this is the name of the actual shop or not. There is only one item in the shop, but, as a nanny, I can attest that this is a great idea!

Check it out.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Bay City

Shop of the Day: Sweet Everythings.

Check out Sweet Everythings romantic and beautiful hairpieces and more!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Battle Creek

Shop of the Day: Juniper Rush.

There are 2 dozen shops in Battle Creek -- a lot to choose from! So, I was glancing through several and for some reason Juniper Rush jumped out at me! Check out these unique pieces of jewelry and accessories!

Looooooove these.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Bad Axe

Shop of the Day: 8th Day Creations.

This may be the only shop in Bad Axe, but she's got some great handmade fleece items!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Auburn Hills

Shop of the Day: Vintage in Retrospect.

This lover of all things old and vintage finds new uses for garage sale finds -- including old yarn -- check it out!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Michigan Etsy SHOPS of the Day: Ann Arbor

So, it seems choosing just ONE shop of the day for a city like Ann Arbor, where there are dozens and dozens of shops, proved to be too challenging. I couldn't even look at all of them, but I tried my hardest to narrow it down and came up with five amazing artists.

Click on the links below to visit their shops (listed in alphabetical order)!


Elevated Press

Elle Moss Photography

KP Glass Jewelry

Sloe Gin Fizz

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Alma

Shop of the Day: LLL Designs.

LLL Designs creates all kinds of girly gifts for little ones, including super fluffy tutus, flowery hair clips and much more. Check it out!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Allen Park

Shop of the Day: jl photography.

This photography shop has images from throughout Michigan, including a little bit of country and a little bit of city. Check it out and be jl photography's first sale!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Allegan

Shop of the Day: CJ Kopec Creations.

This stay at home mom got back to her love for fiber about a year ago, and is making the most colorful and amazing hand-dyed blends of fiber. If you are a spinner, this shop is for you!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Shop of the Day: Algonac

Shop of the Day: Cheryl's Mardi Gras

Cheryl makes vibrant jewelry using all kinds of natural stones, as well as beads, many of them with unique wire wrapping. Check it out!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Albion

Shop of the Day: the b-line

Amy makes the most intricate polymer clay magnets and all kinds of jewelry. For some reason, it really makes me want spring to be here once and for all!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day!

I've decided to start a daily feature called the Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day!

Every day, Monday through Friday, I'll type in a Michigan city and choose my favorite from among the shops that pop up and will display one or more items.

Of course, there are some cities that will have a million shops and there's no way I'm going to make it through all of them. But I'll make it back to that city (not villages, townships, etc., just cities -- there are plenty!) eventually and will get to a different shop or item.

Even more -- I'm going to go in alphabetical order. Since I may do some of these posts ahead of time in the interest of actually MAKING SURE there is a post every day, I can't promise the items I highlight won't be sold by the time the post is up.

To see if your city has been featured or go back to see what I've featured in general, I will use the tags "Shop of the Day" and the name of the city, so you can search.

I just thought it would be a nice way to honor independent Michigan artists and crafters!

First up: Adrian

Shop of the Day: ABADesigns

Andrea's got some simple and beautiful original watercolors including this black and white one (I can't help it -- love black and white).

She also has hand-sewn pillow covers and hand-painted postcards, so check out her shop!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Loading up the shop for spring!

I had a great time at Spring Flint on Saturday in Ferndale -- great to see so many talented artists and crafters and to see so many people out shopping and supporting independent artists on a beautiful sunny day!

Last night I loaded up everything that didn't sell into my shop, which includes about 10 skeins of hand-dyed wool, a bunch of beer bottle cozies and even some leg warmers!

So, come on by and check them out. And remember, if you know someone who would like to have a baby blanket, shawl, or a coffee or beer cozy custom made in their favorite colors, I offer gift certificates in any denomination.

Thanks to everyone who came out this weekend -- I had a blast hanging out with Jay from Jennifer Joy Creative and Noonday Textiles.

And thanks to Shannon at Comfortably Lovely for organizing everything!