So I realize I pulled another internet disappearing act, I promised you pictures from the East Coast trip I took, but to be honest it was bitter cold and snowing the whole time and I didn’t pack for the weather whatsoever, and was too much of a wimp to go out at all! My coworkers and I took a taxi to a pub though and saw a local band and got a little bit tipsy on gin drinks and it was loads of fun! Only there weren’t really any pictures taken of the beautiful rocky coast line!! I’ll just have to go again someday when the weather is warmer!
In the meantime, I couldn’t resist posting about all the amazing things that have been happening online recently! In the past year or so a bunch of my absolute favourite bloggers/ladies (and in some cases real life great friends!) have taken their Etsy seller talents to a new level and released handmade collections, all of which are amazing!
Not that you guys need me to tell you, I’m sure anyone who reads my silly old blog is already big fans of all these girls, but I felt like I wanted to give them extra kudos on how talented and amazing they all are! A real inspiration to non-sewing-talented gals like myself.
THE VELVET BIRD
Vanessa’s has been a longtime favourite blog of mine, she’s one of the most creative ladies, always posting nifty craft ideas and delicious treats she’s making. The felted critters she was making a little while back were the absolute best, but she’s truly outdone herself recently with her handmade collection of dresses and skirts (and even a little capelet!!). I’ve already got one from each of her collections and it was hard to pick just one!! Check out her shop here, and if you don’t already follow her blog, do so!!
I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren a couple of years back (wow I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since that trip!!) when I road tripped around the South, and she’s one of the absolute sweetest most wonderful ladies! There’s no end to the things this girl is good at, she has one of my favourite vintage Etsy stores and also started her own handmade collection recently enough, and I love it so much!! Her Sewing Saturday posts on her blog are like crack for me, and her and her husband Neil are just a dream team when it comes to her outfit posts! I guess it doesn’t hurt that they live in beautiful Tennessee (so jealous!)!!!! Anyhow, her collection can be found in her Etsy shop, and her blog is always worth reading, though I’m gonna assume most of you already know all about it!
Quincy and I forged a funny little online friendship a few years ago when I was a way more active blogger and Etsy seller (I’m horrible at it now!). When I was lucky enough to meet up with her and her husband Jonny in Baltimore a few years back, it was like we were long lost friends, and we quickly planned another visit, this time for a whole week at their house in Delaware! They were the most fun and the most wonderful hosts and I think about that week all the time and wish I could make a trip out to see her at her new home in Tennessee (jealous again!). Soon I hope! Well, aside from being a super successful full time vintage seller on Etsy, Quincy has outdone herself yet again, revealing her amazing 1950′s inspired Summer handmade collection complete with anchors on sundresses and gingham print playsuits and so much more! Her shop is a dream and you can check it out here, and if you love reading about Elvis and seeing beautiful pictures of vintage fashion inspiration, check out her blog here!
Josie is another lady I’ve had the honor of meeting a couple of years ago when she was on an amazing cross-American road trip! She was as lovely as anything, and we had a great time walking around Boston together and seeing the sights, and took a bunch of pictures together in old cemeteries!! She lives all the way across the world in Australia but her blog is my favourite to read while I am drinking tea in bed in the evening!! She put together the most amazing handmade collection not too long ago and all the items have made their way into my “coveted” folder for sure! It’s getting a ton of (well deserved) buzz and I’m so excited for her!! Check out her shop here, and make sure to add her blog to your reader if you aren’t already a huge fan like I am!!!