Monday, August 10, 2009

I have been shopping on Etsy...

This is Paprika a darling little cat with her own personality, from here. Is she a gift? Or am I spoiling me?
Hand knitted cotton dish cloths, no chemicals, no plastic, no middle man eating up the profits. So I got a practical and useful bargain from here.
Pot holders, do you see my sad, faded and frayed old one in the middle? I bought it 20 years ago! I went to grab a pretty one from a chain store shelf a few weeks ago and stopped myself. If something is going to be in my home another 20 years I like the idea that it is a one-off made with care and in fair trade conditions. I got these ones here.

6 comments:

Kath said...

Nice buys! I love that little ginger cat on the pot holder, is that a button or a brooch? Just being nosy! Kath in England

Janet said...

All really great buys. I especially like the kitty but I could sure use some new potholders. Hmmm, maybe I'll go shopping online!

Sam Marshall said...

Very nice!

Jeanie said...

Those are cute dish cloths. I make them all the time, but don't have this pattern. It's cute!

Dot said...

Thanks for the links to the etsy sellers Julie. Love that little kitty and the hand knitted dishclothes are gorgeous.
Doteexx

Julia said...

Hi Julia,
I'm so glad you liked the print I sent, I was worried you hadn't got it yet.
I have also been buying off etsy, too much lately, have to stop as it might get addictive...LOL..
Love the pussycat at the top, such a cute shape..I have a embroidery design I did myself for a pincushion, very similar years ago. I made one for dot recently, didnt know you were a cat lover too.....xxx