Sunday, April 18, 2010

Eliza's Etsy Finds

My best friend of 17 years had a baby girl last week and next weekend I'm a bridesmaid in another friend's wedding.  Since it is the year of babies and weddings  I figured I'd share something blue and something baby.  

Something blue:  I think the perfect way to do the blue tradition is to wear it in your hair.  So I found the perfect accessories and its crocheted.  I'm always amazed at small scale crochet, I didn't even realize these hair pins by derinmavi were crocheted when I clicked on them.  This designer is in Istanbul so I should have figured as much.  Do you ever notice the loveliest crochet items come from Turkey?  And that's where I got my inspiration to begin crocheting.  They are truly artisans.  You should really put it on your list of places to visit if you like handmade.

Something baby:  I love this butterfly mobile by kismetsunday.  So pretty.  

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Orange Yarn

There is a skein of ugly orange yarn that has been screaming at me for months to either use it or get rid of it.  It stares at me from across the room in its translucent drawer.  It's brand new, never been opened.  I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it. Oh wait, I bought it online.  My computer lies to me when it comes to color.  Should I toss it?  I feel so wasteful.  I'd donate it, but its only one skein and like I said "ugly."