It's the first official Friday of 2019 as part of the Viva la Frida Swap with Bee Creative Swaps! Every year during this swap, I post inspiring Frida Kahlo related content for the swappers or anyone who loves Frida. I'm kicking off this year with a recap of some of the amazing ideas and guest posts from last year! Stay tuned for next Friday's special post for new ideas for 2019.
Want even more Frida inspiration and ideas? Check out last year's recap of Frida inspired items!
Hi friends! I know it seems very early to be posting this, but we are in the midst of the Dia de los Muertos Swap with Bee Creative Swaps. During swap times, I always try to post related content, inspiration, and just things I'm generally loving. Some of these items are on Etsy and some of them are just great finds either Lizette or myself have discovered!
TerraMaya makes shrine supplies, molds, and a few pre made items. The pieces are so cute and you can order kits that are easy to put together. Check out TerraMaya on Etsy or on Instagram.
Calaveras y Diablitos is another great shop that has an great assortment of Dia de Muertos themed items as well as other awesome pieces. It's hard for me to pick a favorite item from this Shop! Visit the CyD Shop on Etsy or check them out on Instagram.
Paperlyss is a little different in that the themes of the items in the shop cover a huge range of themes and events, but their Sugar Skull cupcake toppers are SO CUTE! If you're looking for any kind of party supplies, check out Paperlyss on Etsy or on Instagram.
I love the tradition of using marigolds during Dia de los Muertos! These pom poms are such a cute nod to the tradition and made by PomLove. View their poms on Etsy here.
This one is a little different in that it's not from Etsy, but did you know that Pyrex makes Dia de los Muertos inspired containers?! I love my Pyrex containers and get so excited about their seasonal products. I have several of these containers from various holidays, but this design might be favorite! Check them out here.
Happy Frida Friday everyone! I'm here with your weekly dose of Frida inspiration! If you follow Bee Creative Swaps on Instagram then you've already seen a few of these. I may have even posted about some of these before, but I love them so much I still want them! Don't forget to check out what Lizette (she's got a great giveaway!) has posted about here and check out Bee Creative Swaps on Facebook!
If you check into my shop with any regularity, you may have noticed I've been posted more and more Vintage Finds lately. A few of these items have already sold and I'm excited to share more and more with Etsy browsers. Here's a bit of a shop update!
I've missed thrifting, collecting vintage, and the hunt of a good find. Many of the items that I've sold on Etsy are pieces that I've had for many years. There used to be a street in my old neighborhood named Antique Alley where my friends and I would bother the thrift shop attendants as 10 year olds tend to bother everybody. I've been on the hunt for new items as some vintage stores around my new Boston neighborhood. My best recent find was a stack of a few gently loved books for only 99 cents! They will be perfect for the children's art programs I do once a week.
And, of course, I found a few gems to keep adding to Etsy! Keep an eye on the shop to see what I've found.
We've had record amounts of snow here in Boston which makes going outside to take photos of jewelry quite a challenge. At one point, my camera even fell over in the snow! But I still managed to get some photos of a new line of necklaces I'm doing! Hooray! You can check them out on my Etsy shop. I plan on doing a full range of the letters of the alphabet to make necklaces that can be used to spell out words, worn layered for initials, or worn individually. So far I only have the letters D and B posted. There's no significance to that, those are just the letters that I grabbed first to photograph.
I hope every is having a fabulous new year!
I attended a craft party last Friday in honor of Etsy's birthday. I know many people around the country hosted or attended similar events and it was awesome to mingle with some creative folk. Some friends and I headed down to Pearl in Fort Lauderdale for the event hosted by the Hollywood Craft Mafia. I had never attended an event quite like this before! Out of the various craft options, I decided to make a stamp which you can see its purpley majesty above. It came out pretty cool, but I was feeling rather uninspired. During the event, we were also given special discounts to Pearl so I took advantage and stocked up on a few things I needed for TMB.
I've discovered two new Etsy shops with I am in LOVE with and wanted to share some fellow makers with you! They're the kind of shops that really make me wish I wasn't so damn tight on money. The first shop is leemeszaros which makes merit badges for silly and wonderful reasons like for being "Busy as a Beaver" or "Doing It Like Rabbits." I feel some intense early holiday gift shopping coming on in my very near future. I just want a whole jacket covered with them.
My other new favorite is kharaledonne which sells hand painted lockets and I want like 10 of them so I can wear them all at once. I love finding new and exciting shops on Etsy that sell original products!
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