I love Etsy. I love mama owned businesses. I love the Pacific Northwest. I love supporting those things by buying handmade, especially if it is eco-friendly, local, or made by moms. And, yes, I am a big believer in the idea that you get what you pay for…
Etsy is one great place to find those things, and there are so many more. I wanted to share with you some of the great Northwest finds that would be perfect for a little one’s Easter basket, or anytime! Easter is only one week away, so better get hopping if you haven’t snapped up any of these lovelies yet!
Local Etsy Finds:
Who could resist this cute Little Bird ($22) in such a sweet shade of blue? Or this Woolen Bunny ($12) made from recycled wool? Chet and Dot is based in Portland and makes some really cute stuff finding “inspiration in vintage craft magazines, Japanese design and crafts as well as nature.” Check out her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/chetanddot.
This Sew-a-Rabbit kit ($16.15 with other colors available) from Kit and Caboodle Designs is so cute! You can either make your sweet babe a sweet bunny, or let your older child have a great eco-friendly sewing project. Plus, it’s on sale now through Easter! Find all of the fantastic kits at http://www.etsy.com/shop/kitandcaboodledesign.
Isn’t this flapper beanie ($24) from PDX Beanies just the most ridiculously cute thing ever! The sweet babe doesn’t hurt either. Love, love, love all the hats and headbands for girls, plus there are some sweet ones for boys too! Find everything at http://www.etsy.com/shop/pdxbeanies.
How adorable would your little bean be in this Baby Bib and Burp Cloth Set ($22) from Quiltish? Alisa Jacobs is the creative mind behind some fabulous “handmade bags, baby gifts and little creations”. I am totally in love with some of her zipper pouch cosmetic bags, like this one, and zipper clutches, like this one. I am sure those tweens and teens would love them too. Find everything at http://www.etsy.com/shop/allisajacobs.
I think this Sky Blue Blossom Pendant & Necklace ($11) would be perfect for an older girl. The Garden of Dreams, based in Ashland, has some really sweet necklaces, many of which are on sale. The designer is an eco-conscious student and is even working on organic gardening with a local jail. Find all of her creations at http://www.etsy.com/shop/thegardenofdreams.
Technically, I suppose you wouldn’t be putting these I Love Candy tissue poms ($28) into an Easter Basket, although I suppose you could put the kit into a crafty teens basket. They are just so pretty I couldn’t not include them! They would make a lovely decoration for an Easter brunch (or any other Spring event for that matter). Prost to the Host make some fabulous tissue poms made of 100% recycled content all in the northwest!