Yesterday I discovered my Wayfarer Purse featured in Etsy's gift guide titled Shades of Sapphire. It celebrates the hues of sapphire, September's birthstone. I am always perusing Etsy's gift guides to keep up to date with what is popular and to see if any of my items might fit into a gift guide. If one of my works fits into a category I will tag my item accordingly. I will also consider creating an item that will fit into a guide. If you are a seller and want to see if you have been featured go to Heartomatic and just type in your shop name. Below I posted some more lovely items featured in the Gift Guide. By the way, sapphire is my birthstone!
Katzenhohle by Dornroeschen Filzunikate I recently came across this incredible cat bed made by German artist Dornroeschen Filzunikate. This beautiful piece of functional art called a Katzenhohle , cat cave, is handmade of felted wool. It's definitely the most unique cat bed I have ever seen. It would bring a bit of nature into my urban NYC home. I think my Anni would love a cat cave although her favorite spots right now are the pillow behind my head in bed, a straw basket that was meant to store magazines and a storage box made from fabric that becomes a hammock when she sleeps in it. My sweet Anni FOX 5 Update : A while back I wrote a post about a story that Fox 5 news was doing on Etsy and the handmade market. I was interviewed in my studio as part of the feature. An Etsy press agent recently informed me that the story aired April 15th and he also missed it. He said he is trying to get a copy of it from the studio. I'll be sure to post a link to it when it becomes ava