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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Etsy Love

I'm sure I'm not alone in my love for Etsy. I could spend hours browsing the shops and all of the amazing items. I have always had a strong desire to be crafty but I never seem to find the time to sit down and do it. I don't know if I'm creative enough in that way to be a very crafty person.

While I was pregnant with W, I purchased a few items for him and I loved them all. Almost all of my transactions were wonderful. The first thing I fell in love with for W was the sweetest little stuffed elephant.
He was purchased from Leahkl's Etsy Shop. Considering she is in Australia, the shipping was quick and the elephant arrived in perfect condition. He now sits on a shelf in W's room and I still adore him!

The second Etsy purchase I made for W were prints for his nursery. After many hours of searching (and finding so many things I loved) I decided to go with these prints:



These were purchased from Nestkids Etsy Shop and the transaction went fairly smoothly. They were shipped from Canada and the speed of shipping was acceptable. I was slightly disappointed by how they were shipped as the prints got bent in shipping. Luckily, they were still usable and they look wonderful hanging about W's changing table/dresser.

I may be making another purchase from Nestkids because she offers prints using the birth information, but I have concerns over how it would be shipped so I may end up going with a different shop even though she has designs that coordinate with my current prints.

My third purchase from Etsy for W was the Purple Cotton Sherpa Sugar Plum Baby Newborn Diaper I reviewed from my newborn stash. I purchased it from Monkey Toe Diapers. The price was amazing (she was having a sale) and the shipping was extremely quick. It was a great transaction and I wish W had used the diaper but I will save it for when #2 arrives (which will not be for awhile).

My last purchase for W from Etsy is one of my favorites. I purchased his baby book from Ruby Love Designs. After searching for a long time for something that appealed to me, I decided to take the plunge and make the investment in one of her baby books. This is the design I purchased, although it was personalized for W:
The shipping was extremely quick and I love the book. It fits my style perfectly and I even remembered to take the page for his footprints to the birthing center with me! That pages was extra but it was worth it. I also ordered the holiday page pack and an extra baby shower page since I had more than one shower.

Although I'm realizing now that I may not have needed this book because I'm really into making photo books on the web instead, I am still in love with it. I just have to stay focused and make sure I stay on top of filling it out! One of my favorite features is the calendar in the back that has little stickers you put on the days for the milestones!

So, as you can see, I'm in love with Etsy and if W had been a girl I would be in so much trouble! Although there are a lot of cute things for boys, there is much more for girls. Lately I've been on the hunt for some good drool bibs and burp cloths. I'm also always on the hunt for cloth diapers as I would love to find some good ones that would also support an Etsy seller.

On the topic of Etsy love, I'm excited to mention that I am working on setting up some reviews and giveaways with a few Etsy shops! I have discovered some wonderful new shops and I'm looking forward to passing on the chance for my readers to discover them too! Stay tuned!

4 comments:

  1. Hi!
    I love your blog - it's so cute! I also love making photo books online. I'm following you now. :o)

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  2. Love your blog! It's so cute! Wanted to thank you for your thoughtful comment the other day. Following back!

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