Monday Etsy Madness

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Today we are celebrating the small things.  Miniature things to be exact.  I’ve always been fascinated by how much detail some artists can put into tiny things.  And those artists on Etsy are no exception.  They put more meaning in the old saying, “Good things come in small packages”.  So go grab a cup of coffee and lets all appreciate some of the small things in life…


Miniature Hand-Dyed Leather Book NecklaceJanDa Jewelry– David and Janice from Mount Sterling
This miniature book can be used as well as worn!  This artist recycles old leather from shoes,purses,coats,just about any thing and turns it into these adorable little books.You can put them on a necklace, put them on a charm bracelet, or just about any thing you like. This one is a thick book and  has a little leather strap and buckle with ribbed spine.  It reminds me of those antique books you see in an old library.  They hand aged the paper then hand cut each individual page and put it all together with a lot of love to create this beautiful little book.  Approx. Size:1 inch high, 5/8 inch wide, 3/8 inch spine, Approx 60 pages.  Chain Length—Approx. 18 inches. $30.00  Free shipping in the USA!

Miniature Oil Painting- Garden FairyEthereal Art– Marcia from Columbus, OH

Title: Garden Fairy- Size: 2.5 x 3.5 inches, Medium: Oil, Support: Hardboard.  This tiny original oil painting would make a great addition to your ACEO collection. She wears a floral garland around her head and a tiny blue flower necklace. She is fae and can be found in and around gardens. She will arrive in an acid free clear plastic sleeve for storage or display. And she will have a certificate of authenticity. The image on your screen is greatly enlarged to show detail.  $48.00  This artist, Marcia Roeder Snedecor, has been widely published on book, magazine and CD covers and won many awards. She is represented by Studios On High Gallery in the arts district of Columbus, Ohio. Please visit her website at http://www.etherealart.com/

Miniature Appliance Set A4Table–  Glendale, AZ
Miniature Appliance Set with kitchen floor.  Set up a mini kitchen with this set of vintage blue appliances – this package includes: Refrigerator, Stove, Sink, Washer, Dryer and Checkered Floor (7″X7″).  Scale is 1:24. $30.00  If you are looking for “out of the ordinary” pieces to help furnish a doll house, this shop may be able to help out.  These painted wooden shapes that would be suitable for little ones to have fun with!
Miniature Terrarium Pendant with Sterling Silver ChainDoodle Bird Imaginariums– Patricia from Eagan, MN
Imagine an entire ecosystem hung around your neck! This tiny glass bottle is filled with live green moss. Bottle measures 1.5 ” tall and is made of high quality, break-resistant glass. Care is simple and will come complete instructions. Lightweight, not overbearing. Included is an 18″ sterling silver chain (other sizes available) with secure lobster clasp.  $18.00 Please visit her Doodle Bird Blog at http://caiqueclowns.blogspot.com/!
Miniature Fairisle SweaterCC’s Kitten Knits– Carol from Mentor
This little Fairisle sweater is made with Trenzado yarn. It has the fairisle design on the back also. The cuffs, neckband and bottom band are 1×1 rib. This would make a great gift for that knitting friend or as a Christmas ornament.  $7.95  Visit her blog-  http://cckittenknits.wordpress.com/, or find her on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1380942159.  

Sweet Miniature Pink Cake EarringsPlushable– Natalie from Israel
Sweet little cake earrings made of polymer clay. White and pink strawberry cake with a tiny rose on top. A sweet treat for your ears! Dimensions on cake: 1.5 cm. Comes with a beautiful gift box.  $6.00 Check out her blog at http://Israblog.co.il/plushable.  

Exotic Miniature Crochet BagYarn Mantra– Rita from Sydney, Australia
Intricate crochet bag, in the colour of purple with golden bead trimming on both sides. This cute pouch can be used as a gift bag for lucky coins, crystals or jewelry, or perhaps add an accessory to your favourite doll. Great stocking stuffer too! Length measurement of each bag is approx. 2 1/4″ and width is approx. 2 1/2 “.  $3.00

Do the Chicken Dance Jar- Big Me Little World–  Susan from Rochester, MI
Put one wing out to the left…the other out to the right….shake your feathers with all your might, do the chicken dance!  This cute guy is made out of clay and then handpainted.  He has been attached to a spring green grass pod… to the lid of the jar.  The lid has been painted in a soft mint green acrylic, along with a fine irridecent glitter top coat finish.  He truly does make you want to do the chicken dance.  The  jar stands at about 5 inches high, by about 3 inches in width.  $16.00   * $3.00 of every sale now through July will go to the American Red Cross / Japan Tsunami Relief Fund .  Every order over $20 dollars [ including the shipping] receives a complimentary handmade magnet or painted mini rock.  

Lemons Tiny Beadboard ArtThe Cottage Store– Wendy from Slidell, LA
Lovely lemons. Hand Painted Beadboard. Perfect for hanging.  Measurements are 2.5″ x 3.5″.  $18.00  The Cottage Store is a great place to find unique pieces of art you and your home!
New designs coming soon! Follow them on Twitter @TheCottageStore.  
Breakfast Fun Playscale Food SetElfy’s Shop of Shineys– Tanya from Philadelphia, PA
Limited Edition of 2 sets of each kind (one left). The Breakfast Set includes: Storm Pups Cereal box, milk carton and yogurt tub (both by Lactatron, the company with the most unappetizing name, according to my husband) and cereal bowl with removable “cereal”. Doll or doll furniture is not included. Each set contains at least 2 items that have lolspeak somewhere on them. It is even readable, although you may need to use a magnifying glass. Cereal box even has the games and such on the back! This set is 1:6 scale, so it will fit Momokos, Barbies, Silkstones, FR dolls, Takara Jenny, Pullips, Blythe, J-Doll, and any other 11-12″ dolls or action figures. $6.00 Every now and then, Tanya also share creative advice or random thoughts, on her blog : http://elfinarium.blogspot.com/.

Beeswax Tiny Pinecone Candles (Set of 4)- Peace Blossom Candles– Angelika from Oregon
Molded from life, these cute pine cone candles measure 1 3/4″ in diameter and stand 1 3/4″ tall. As they are deeply incised, they have a limited burn time (about 2 to 2 1/2 hours), but they will get you through a dinner party or cozy evening in style. Imagine how great these would look on your table intermingled with fresh evergreen boughs! Made of fragrant natural gold beeswax from Oregon bees and all cotton wick. $10.00  Their golden wax comes from hardworking Oregon bees. All of their candles are non-toxic, dye-free and unscented. 

PDF Crochet Pattern- Miniature Sock MonkeyMuffa– Mariella from Italy
Want to try out some miniature crochet?  In this pattern you will find all the instructions step by step to crochet a miniature Sock Monkey!  The sock monkey in the picture is 40mm tall (1.57”), crocheted with #12 cotton thread and sewing thread for the muzzle. This crochet pattern is clearly written in english with attention to detail and involves the following techniques: work in round, chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, increase and decrease. The pattern is sent by email in pdf format.   $5.18 USD.  If you want to see more pictures of the miniatures she has made, take a peek at http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasubio9/ or check out her blog: http://muffa-minis.blogspot.com/.


Wow.  How’s that for some tiny stuff?  Amazing.  Now go show these wonderful shops some of the love they deserve!  



{ 2 comments… add one }
  • chillin with Quillin April 18, 2011, 1:36 pm

    WOW some really cool stuff, love the tiny book on a chain!
    Paula

  • Mª Reyes April 18, 2011, 8:49 am

    Es todo maravilloso. Besos

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