I often wonder what we would do if we didn’t have the internet, would more people attend craft fairs? With the internet if we want something handmade/homemade we can simply search a site like Etsy. I’ve found the past year I’ve used Etsy more than ever, here are a few of my favorite things!
When we found out we were expecting I immediately went on the search for a big sister shirt to be able to tell our parents. When I found Zoey’s addict I was amazed, their design’s stood out above the rest I had seen, I was even able to get a rush order without breaking the bank. I’m already planning on using them for Lexie’s birthday shirt this year, as well as Christmas shirts and of course Jax’s first birthday.
Having followed Jessica of Eat Pray Yarn on Instagram I fell in love with her owl hat before I knew I was expecting, I originally was going to order it as a winter hat for Lexie then I saw a post of a baby shoot and knew I had to have it for that. We didn’t do a “theme” for Jax per-say but we love owls so it was perfect! Jessica was very accommodating on the color change and ideas. I will be ordering both kids winter hats from her when the time comes; and definitely recommend her to anyone wanting a newborn photo prop!
I knew I wanted a “Jackson” blanket, so I took to Etsy and searched. I was in shock when I found Simply Boca Baby; it was perfect! The color option fit the colors we’d be using for his stuff, the option of a hat was great for photos as well. I was so happy she was able to accommodate what I wanted and in the time frame. I think the swaddle blankets are the perfect gift for any new mom!
I had seen other parents do big sister/big brother gifts from the new baby and thought this was a great idea, I knew I wanted to make it a keep sake and Lexie loves her jewelry. I went to Etsy wondering if I could find a simple “big sister” charm and was elated when I found this big sister necklace from 2luvbugs. Not only does it have the big sister charm I wanted but also Lexie’s birth stone and a 3rd charm with her initial on it.
Most recently, while planning Jax’s baptismal I was searching for blue elephant items. I happened upon this elegant cross elephant necklace and knew I had to have it! Not only does it match my dress perfectly it’s also two of my favorite things. HoleinHerStockeings was great, she even created a custom listing for just the charm (being that I have more than enough necklaces around); I can’t wait to wear it!
Have you found anything good on Etsy recently? Have you ever shopped Etsy before?
*disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored post, these are items I fully paid for and adore; with shops I will surely do business with again!