Monday Etsy Madness

It’s getting so close to Christmas now that the rush is on.  A bunch of Etsy shops will be closing down soon for well earned vacations.  So time is short!  But there are still items available to choose from.  Some very nice items too!  With that someone in mind that is difficult to buy for, I went through Etsy again and looked for the unusual.  And it wasn’t hard to come up with some pretty darn unusual things.  So sit back, sip your coffee, and check out what I found!

Handpainted Maple LeafPagan Gypsy– Barbara from Waymart, PA

Barbara loves to paint leaves, but it is not an easy task. It’s really hard trying to find a leaf in the fall that has no holes, tears or brown spots on it. Then they have to be prepared and pressed between newspaper or paper towels for at least 6 months to a year. This picture is of a barn in the snow in winter. Since she lives in NE Pennsylvania, winters can be rather brutal. If you choose to purchase this item please do not put it in direct sunlight. That is the only criteria for having it last for a very long time. The picture frame is gold and the measurements are 8″ x 10″. $25.00

Lucky Far East Catnip Fortune CookiesJake and Micah– Los Angeles, CA
Every cat deserves a lucky treat! These are the ORIGINAL Jake and Micah lucky catnip fortune cookies done in true Siamese cat style in printed cotton fabric. You will receive two handmade lucky catnip fortune cookies with each order in the Asian print fabrics shown. Approximate size is 3.5″. Made with 100% cotton fabric. Stuffed with poly fiberfill and plenty of 100% Premium Organic Catnip gown in the USA from certified organic growers. Cookies feature REAL kitty themed fortunes. There are eight different possible fortunes, so be surprised today! $9.99 Join the Jake and Micah mailing list and read up about Jake and Micah on their blog at

Working Etch A Sketch NecklaceH. Modine– Magdalena, New Mexico
A tiny, working Etch A Sketch necklace! Sooo retro….it is bright red with working knobs to draw. NOTE–you can write a message and shake it up-side-down to erase, but it is novelty quality and may not work forever (still VERY fun to wear!!!). It measures approx. 55mm x 40mm x 20mm and is on a 22″ to 24″ petite black ball chain and has 2 silvertone bails on back, so it hangs straight. $14.00 Free Shipping!

Eight Realistic Crochet Cactus PatternsPlanet June– Waterloo, Ontario
A crocheted cactus never needs watering, never dies, and is always in peak condition. With these collections, you can make 8 different cacti in individual pots, or a beautiful cactus garden arranged in one large crocheted pot. It’s the perfect thing to brighten up your window, or to give as an unusual and thoughtful gift. Details: each pattern is 13-14 pages long and includes over 30 step-by-step photographs and explanations so you can crochet perfect cacti of your own. Individual cacti are approx 3″ wide by 4.5-6.5″ tall (including pot).
Cactus garden is approx 5.5″ wide by 6-6.5″ tall (including pot). This pattern will be e-mailed to you as a pdf file. $12.50 Stop by and visit their blog at to see more amazing patterns.

Taco BagLittle Bags by T.L. Wayman- Arizona
Very cute!!! This bag measures approximately between 6 by 4.5 inches, it varies, and has a designer cotton fabric exterior, zipper, and colorful lined interior with no exposed seams. The felt guys are hand cut and machine stitched on. $6.99  Bet that person that has everything doesn’t have one of these!

Medium Woven Candy PurseAmorita Mexicana– Cuernavaca, Mexico
This fun multicolor woven purse is made from folded Mexican candy wrappers. It was made with care by an artisan in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The purse is durable and shiny and measures 10 x 5 x 3 inches. The strap is 19 inches long. Any girl’s dream purse! $20.50 They are offering a 10% discount for the holiday season! Use the code: XMAS10 at checkout. Also be sure to check out their blog at

Sushi in a Bottle PendantSelf Rescuing Princess– Spokane, WA
This miniature bottle features 6 tiny hand made Uramaki spider rolls (delicious!). Also includes a pair of tiny chopsticks, a little ginger rose and leaf shaped wasabi for a bit of extra taste. Comes with an 18 inch ballchain, make a note in the “message to seller” box if you would like a different length. This pendant will be shipped in a gift box. Look for matching sushi earrings also listed in this shop! $10.00 Also, check out her facebook site at

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch FlaskKitschville- Lori from Pleasant Valley, NY
Funny, vintage Grinch flask with all the lyrics of the classic, nostalgic tune. Guaranteed to inspire some impromptu sing-alongs! Includes all the Suess-inspired classic phrases such as: I wouldn’t touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole. Your heart’s a dead tomato splot with moldy purple spots, and the classic ending– You’re a three decker saurkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce! Their specially-treated vinyl image features eye-catching grinchy graphics on the front, and grinchy-font lyrics that wrap around the sides and back of the sturdy 4 ounce flask (holds 2.5 shots of your favorite libation) which tucks discreetly into a pocket or purse. Makes a GREAT GIFT for all the Grinches on your list, but even folks that are more who-ish will love it! $22.00

Colossal Octopus Bank- Full Blown Glass– Brent from St. Petersburg, FL
Hand blown borosilicate Glass Octopus Bank. Coin deposit slot in the top and a removable Cork on the bottom for easy withdrawal. They started with clear borosilicate tubing and heated and blown out to their signature octopus head. Clear glass rods were heated and place on the octopus to simulate movement. Holds quarters, dimes, nickles and pennies and any currency no bigger than a U.S. Quarter. Dimensions: Length 7″, Width 6″, and Height 4″. $70.00 Search Full Blown Glass on facebook and become a fan!

Art Attack- The Wright Suds Art SoapBubble Genius– Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass windows, this is one of their proprietary molds – you won’t find this soap anywhere else! It’s a substantial bar, measuring 4″ x 3″ x 1″ and weighs a serious 7 oz. Each soap is hand-done (yes, it’s all soap), so yours will undoubtedly differ somewhat from the one in the photo – “stained glass” panels might differ in color. Hand-poured natural vegetable glycerin soap, vegan friendly. Cedarwood, Musk Scent. $10.00

Butterfly Kisses Sock MonkeyAunty Ann Designs– Pacific Northwest, USA
This listing is for a cute butterfly print monkey sock doll. She measures approximately 15-16″ in length. This monkey sock doll was made by creating the “socks” from cupcake thermal fabric and pink knit ribbing. The doll is very soft and has embroidered black eyes and a red embroidered mouth. The bow at the neck is a soft pink with mini white polka dots grosgrain ribbon. Since she was made from fabric, she can be hand washed or machine (delicate cycle) washed. Each doll is individually made and the ribbon color may vary slightly as stock is available. $23.00

Peas in a Pod NecklaceBaby Loves Pink– Vancouver, Canada
Cute little peas in a pod necklace with happy smiley face. This happy pea measures just under one inch. Necklace comes gift wrapped ready for gift giving. Polymer clay charm measures 23 x 11mm. 16″ Silver ball chain necklace. $10.00 Check out her Facebook –, and blog at

Remember, time is short and shops are shutting down for the holidays.  So pull out that keyboard and mouse and show these shops some love!


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  • Anonymous January 26, 2011, 7:07 am

    I love your blog. I liked you on facebook and pulled your shop into my favs on Etsy. Did I miss you anywhere else? LOL…Great and entertaining blog.

  • blueviolet December 13, 2010, 6:19 pm

    I never thought about the face they close for the holidays. No fair! I'd better get busy!

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