Last year, we compiled a list of 10 Food-Themed Baby Costumes for Halloween. And then we died of cuteness. Now, we're back from the dead to bring you 10 more. Cotton candy! Shrimp! Hot dog! Nom, nom, nom, nom . . .
Etsy user fingerfooddelightWe've gathered some handmade food gifts that will make you go "yum" or "huh?" (Above).
Etsy seller mihowEtsy seller mihow's Zesty Fennel Lollipops.It's December 15--are you panicking yet? You've got 10 (actually, it's more like nine, really) days left to shop, and you really should try harder than just popping into Target for some gift cards. Luckily for you, Stick A Fork In It is ... More >>
diylol.comAs we circle the parking lots, wait in the never-ending lines, push through an ungodly amount of people, we might ask ourselves, "Why do we even have to give gifts for Christmas?" It's a fusion of several pre-Christmas winter traditions ranging from the Roman Saturnalia to the demanding ... More >>
Good-looking and (at least somewhat) useful kitchen art!
Etsy user printerettepress It's no secret that around these parts, we really love Sriracha. And other than slathering the spicy Thai condiment on everything from pho to tacos, how else can we show our love for rooster sauce? We took to Etsy, home of just about handmade-everything-you-c ... More >>
Valentine's Day has come and gone, and for those of us with that "special someone" in your life, the romantic holiday is all about buying expensive flowers and going out to expensive (and crowded) restaurants in order to show your significant other how much you care. However, if you're lucky eno ... More >>
If you're looking for a good excuse to go shopping for something new for your pad, look no further than that soon-to-be outdated calendar on your wall. A quick visit to Etsy will turn up enough snazzy date-keepers by indie designers to make your head spin. 2011 Wall Calendar by Corella D ... More >>
[Trendzilla] And it'll even look like you planned it all along
Recently, Etsy launched a new feature called Taste Test, and it is awesome. Click on some pictures based on what you like best, and you're presented with a whole slew of amazing indie craft goodies you're sure to love! I took the taste test and it was spot on--here's some of the great things it told ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Stephanie Kuoch wants you to 'put your happy panda face on'
We're only a couple of weeks away from Halloween, are you ready yet? If you have no idea what you're doing for the holiday, never fear--there's loads of great handmade goodies on Etsy to give you some Halloween flair! Grizzly Halloween Costume hat by Sunshine Indie This grizzly bear hat wo ... More >>
If you're into vintage or vintage-inspired jewelry, today's Etsy crafter feature is for you! Dyanne Bolt is the artist and jewelry designer behind 2Dy4, a great collection of accessories built on found vintage treasures. These pieces are revamped with sparkle, wit, and a few modern ac ... More >>
The school year's gettin under way, and what better way to get in good with the teachers in your life than to present them with some great handmade apple crafts from Etsy? Let's take a look at some (red) delicious options! Homemade Apple Pie by Oh So Delicoius The way to an A can be paved ... More >>
I hate to break it to you folks, but it's the last day of August. If you're going to school, you're either back already or heading back soon. If you're a workin' drone, the upcoming Labor Day weekend gives you the last warm weekday off for a while. Either way, yuck. Don't break out the Drano cocktai ... More >>
If you're an artist or crafter selling online, the actual being online side of things can be a little overwhelming at times. Once you list your items on Etsy, you need to promote your work on your blog, Facebook, and Twitter. On top of that, people need to be able to find all of these outlets. The b ... More >>
Relish in another work week almost over! In honor of the weekend, I've found some great boozy-themed Etsy selections to satisfy your distinguished drinky tastes and get the party started right. Bee stainless steel flask by Cosmic Firefly You can hardly be called a drunkard if you're sporting a fl ... More >>
It's time for another installment of Freaky Friday! To celebrate the end of another work week, let's take a look at a few outstanding selections from the vast array of indie arts and crafts on Etsy that the creators themselves have bestowed with the search keyword "freaky." ... More >>
Putting some last minute time into planning that summer wedding? It's just one more way you can buy handmade on Etsy. The options for original and often quirkly wedding invitations available from independent designers is practically endless. And with many sellers offering files that you can print at ... More >>
I was recently searching for something on Etsy (possibly fabulous goodies to share with you fine folks!), and found an interesting acronym in the title of a few items. Upon clicking the mysterious PIF items, I discovered a whole grouping of indie arts and crafts I hadn't seen before. A selection of ... More >>
Image taken from Etsy's blog, featuring a photo by Bliss In A Teacup For Etsy's birthday this June 18th, the indie arts and crafts website has teamed up with the new Meetups Everywhere tool to encourage a world-wide day of making stuff! Crafty parties are already being planned all over the ... More >>
Etsy has an email list that you can sign up for that delivers a post chock full of good crafty finds to your email every day. It was in Monday's Etsy Finds that I was introduced to the enigmatically named Hong Kong based shop called Shan329. Shan329 doesn't have a huge shop--in fact, at publishing, ... More >>
April showers bring May flowers, they say. (Though I'm not sure who "they" are.) Celebrate the springtime warm-up with me by making some May flowers of your very own! If you don't know where to begin making flowers it's all right - there's a ton of downloadable pdfs on Etsy with all kinds of fun cra ... More >>
[Trendzilla] Good ol' Etsy comes through with cute stuff-carrying accessories for cyclists
I'm not talkin' about Tootsie Rolls, or the accompanying "Let Me See Your Tootsie Roll" song by 60 Boyz - today we're looking at the fun crafts aimed at teaching kids from Tootsie's Tidbits! Spring Matching Game flipbook from Tootsie's Tidbits (Hint: Your kid wins this game Vegas-style, ... More >>
The old weather adage says March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. And while the weather's been pretty mild (albeit a little chilly lately), the lions march on through the work of lots of talented crafters on Etsy! Orlan Lion Ring by Miz Dragonfly After the jump, more wildcat craft ... More >>
Here we are, a week into the 2010 Winter Olympics. Keeping track of where we're at in the standings? There's a summary here. Keeping track of cute handmade goodies celebrating the games? We've got you covered there, too! I Heart Skating charm necklace by RJ Charms Join us after the jump fo ... More >>
Admit it, time's gotten away from you and you forgot to take care of your Valentine for this weekend's upcoming holiday! Don't fret - using Etsy's "Shop Local" option, you can narrow down your search for that special something for that special someone to Etsy sellers that live near you. Me ... More >>
If you're getting all gussied up to go out on New Years Eve, don't forget to accessorize! Hats are hotter than ever, and there's a whole lot of toppers available at your websurfing fingertips on Etsy. Red Cocktail Hat by The Millinery Shop Vintage styles like this fez-inspi ... More >>
Face it, one of the best things about Christmastime is the chance you'll get to make out with someone under the mistletoe at a party. "Pocketful of Kisses" Mistletoe Comb by Which Goose After the jump, more mistletoe-themed Etsy goodies for your holiday makeout sessions.
We've seen some great turkey and cranberry creations, but no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a little dessert! Felt pumpkin pie by Pearl25 I'm loving the elegant whipped cream topping on this felt pumpkin pie slice--after the jump, more pie-themed Etsy finds to make you drool!
So last week we took a look at some delicious turkey crafts on Etsy--in keeping with the Thanksgiving feast theme, let's take a look at some mouthwatering cranberries. Winterberry Halo Earrings by Emily Gray Jewels These delicate cranberries are sure to class up any of you turkeys. I real ... More >>
The big bowl of leftover Halloween candy is still sitting on your counter, yet there's Christmas decorations every which way you turn. Did we all forget about Thanksgiving? Turkey fused art pendant by Jochris12 Thank goodness for these fab turkey finds--after the jump, some more ta ... More >>
There is no escaping it--between the new Twilight movie coming out soon, and True Blood (and now Vampire Diaries) on the boob tube, bloodsuckers are everywhere. Including this blog! There's definitely a fair share of "inspired by Twilight" crafts available on Etsy, but never fear--there's plenty of ... More >>
Did you know Etsy's not just for shoppers looking for finished handmade items? It's also a mecca of supplies--beads, notions, fabrics... you name it, there's sure to be an Etsy seller that's got it! This "Sushi" color assortment from Janet Wieczorek of Felt on the Fly also reminds me of ... More >>
If you saw Monster Squad back in the 80s, then you're well aware. Wolfman does indeed have nards. He's also got quite a presence on Etsy--check out all these great werewolf-inspired goodies sure to make your Halloween a little more badass. "When the Wolfbane Blooms" artwork by Custom Zombie A ... More >>
Tracy Owens Chasteen is a wife, music lover, thrifter, and a city girl who lives in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas--the Live Music Capital of the World. She's also the prolific crafter behind the successful Etsy shop Polished Two, a veritable smorgasbord of great earrings, bracelets and one o ... More >>
Ahhhhh, Monday morning. Settle back into your 9-5 cubicle job, grab a cup of tea, it's time to surf the internet! FemininiTea by Herban LifestyleDid you know you can find herbal teas (that people make themselves!) on Etsy? Herban Lifestyle is one Etsy seller doing just that, providi ... More >>
I think we know each other well enough now for me to share that when I was seven, I got my mouth washed out with soap. Caramel Apple soap by Sun Basil Garden If only these awesome food soaps had been around back then! It wouldn't have tasted any better I'm sure, but it would've been neat to ... More >>
Cupcakes. Bright colors. Fabulous jewelry and hair accessories. A sweet flamenco-style flower by Shari Bonnin of Bonnin Designs Have I gotten your attention? I'm talking about Shari Bonnin, a city of Orange crafter that's been doin' what she do for almost 10 years now. The craf ... More >>
You know as well as I do that bacon is one of the most perfect foods. So delicious my vegetarian sister gave up the lifestyle for it. Today, let's celebrate it with a selection of fab findings from Etsy. "Tastes Like Bacon" pillow by Diffraction Fiber I love this pillow because it's bacon ... More >>
Folks, there's no denying it. The end of summer is upon us. Stop crying, we all knew it was gonna happen eventually--let's take a moment to savor the last few fleeting weeks with a look at some beachy Etsy selections that will help keep summer with you all year long. Botanical Shell drawing b ... More >>
Listen, if you wanna be a good indie craft lover, you gotta keep up with your trends! There is nothing bigger right now in indie crafting than moustaches (except for maybe bacon), so get your hands on these handlebars before they're shaved away! Can't decide which kind of moustache ... More >>
Folks, I don't know if you realize, but it's summer out there. Aw, but times are too tight to fly somewhere for a little weekend vacation. Time to hit the streets for a crafty road trip to Northern California! Julia McCabe of JnJ Designs will be taking part in Saturday's Design Downtown block party ... More >>
The Kids Are Alright
For the young or just young-at-heart on your holiday gift list, Irvine-based Etsy shop Atomic Dog (go ahead, sing the rest) has the perfect fun and inexpensive gifts or stocking stuffers in the shape of Smurfs, donuts, ice cream cones, artist palettes, roller skates, cupcakes and yes, in case you w ... More >>
No, your eyes do not deceive you—that is indeed an apple cozy. Hand-knit by San Clemente-based Handamade, I can't exactly say fruit cozies—pear cozies and coffee cup cozies are also up for sale—are entirely necessary, but they sure are reeeeeeeal freaking adorable. The cozies might ward off ... More >>
Okay, so I admit I never did get to dissect a lab rat or frog for high school biology—though, I did have my go at a formaldehyde-soaked mink and fetal pig, which wasn't nearly as disgusting as I thought it'd be—and I never did opt for the conscientious alternate assignment to write a 50-page res ... More >>