Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures... Items Worth Purchasing!

I've made quite a few purchases on Etsy... materials and beads for my jewelry, gift items, things for myself. And today's post will feature some of the sellers of these items, sellers whose products I highly recommend.

If you like handmade soap, and there are many reasons to choose handmade over commercial, you'll definitely want to try krugsecologic. She has an Etsy shop and her own website, and she was recently featured on CNN! I was fortunate enough, and oh so thrilled, to receive a gift certificate to her shop for Christmas from another member of the Etsyveg team, lulubugjewelry who makes and sells fabulous pieces (which I have featured here in the past). I chose three bars of soap and let me tell you, these are sizeable soaps that last a long time and smell fabulous... Vixen (scrumptiously sensuous), Agave Almond (sweet and luxurious), and Fall Harvest (deliciously warm).

Have you ever thought about handmade laundry soap? I hadn't given this much thought until I saw it on BlissCandle's blog. Suzanne of Bliss Candles had featured me on her blog last fall, and I've been following her ever since. She's also been a featured seller on Etsy. A month or two ago, she recommended MayleesGarden for natural home and bath products, and so I decided to try some laundry soap... and it's what I'll use from now on! I have been impressed with its cleaning power (and trust me, my husband gets his clothes dirty with outdoor work and as an automotive instructor) and the small amount that you have to use for each load, and it's safe for HE machines, which is what I have. I chose the cedar and sandalwood scented eco-friendly laundry detergent.

When Christmas was approaching, I purchased a couple of small bags from CrazyDaisiesDesigns, one for my daughter and one for myself. My daughter loves her bag in pastels and pinks, and I really like my hip bag! It's just the right length for me, it's easy to get in and out of, and I like it because it's small (I don't carry a lot of crap in a pocketbook) and doesn't weigh down my shoulder. Crazydaisies is closing her Etsy shop, so now's a great time to buy since everything is on sale, and it's all well worth the price!

I recently got a new point and shoot Nikon Coolpix and wanted a nifty handmade case for it. After searching through Etsy at the many sellers who make these kinds of products, I chose a camera pouch by KaraMiaSofia. I have to admit that I was looking for a snazzy, colorful pouch that would accent the cobalt blue of my camera, and let me tell you, KaraMia has lots and lots of gorgeous fabrics to choose from. And once I received my camera pouch, I was not disappointed... my camera fits perfectly in it, it was well-made, and I am thrilled with my choice.

Last summer I bought an earthy leather-look barrette by pjlacasse and I love it! She works a lot in polymer clay, and her work is gorgeous!

Last summer I was featured on a blog by mymothersgarden who creates beautiful clay and ceramic products for the garden and home with garden themes. I love her natural work and colors, and I've purchased one of her trinket dishes with lizards. I highly recommend this seller!

Buying clothes online, sight unseen and without being able to try them on, can be a very tricky thing. But sometimes you see something on the screen that you just fall in love with. That's what happened when I took a look at the shop of freeflightclothing. I love her styles and her designs, and I bought a royal blue peacock dress that is so soft and free-flowing. In fact, it's what I'm wearing on my CD cover photo. I recommend you take a look at her shop for yourself!

Browse through the shops of these sellers... you won't be disappointed!


  1. I love your down-to-earth collection of beautiful and luxurious and practical items!

  2. OMG Rebecca!! Thank you so much! What a sweetie you are. You have made my week!

    I'm so happy you and your daughter are enjoying your bags. I'm so happy that you have one, it means alot.

    Great post wonderful stores I'm off to check them all out!

    Peace & Love,

  3. Hi Rebecca~
    What a great variety of products here! The soap that Krugsecologic creates looks divine! Thank you for sharing one of my little dishes with others on your blog. You brought a smile to my face : )

  4. Thanks for mentioning me on your blog! I am super excited, and I love the other stuff you have featured too! I am gonna take a minute to browse some of these shops! Thanks again!