Keeping It Local

After the organized get together with fellow Etsy sellers in Austin, Texas last Saturday, I am delighted to introduce several of them via this week’s Etsy finds!  So many great local artists!

 

Fiber-Bracelet

Fiber Bracelet

Rachel Anderson of One Man’s Trash makes these really cute fiber bracelets from braided satin, scrap cords, and wrapped cotton fibers.  Add some vintage style floral twill end trim, a stretch loop and buttons, and they fit perfectly around the wrist.  They are all unique and really colorful!  According to Rachel, they are,  “A little bit 80’s…a little bit hipster..and just weird enough to make your jeans and ratty t-shirt cool enough for happy hour.”  Gotta love that, and the fact that these beauties are recycled and re-purposed!  Rachel also has some lovely necklaces, earrings, and rings in her shop, all made with salvaged materials.  I think she must get pretty excited when she comes across a little box of vintage fabric and notion treasures that nobody else knows what to do with.

 

Baby-Bolt

Flying V Guitar Bib

Love, love, love the cute baby and children’s clothing pieces from seller Baby Bolt (Striking Kidswear).  Austin is certainly known as the “Live Music Capital of the World”, and there’s no reason not to introduce the kiddos at an early age to electric guitars!  The custom guitar design is zigzag stitched onto this classic size bib (for babies 6-24 months).  The reverse is a soft flannel in black and white line checks. This bib has been lined with an extra layer of flannel for extra drool absorbency, which gives it a nice weight and feel.  Just place around baby’s neck and attach with the super soft velcro that won’t scratch sensitive infant skin.

All fabric used by Baby Bolt is washed in eco friendly dye and fragrance free detergent prior to sewing to ensure minimal shrinkage, and finished clothing can be machine washed and dried.   All clothing designs have been tested on babies and children both at home and on the playground prior to listing in the shop.  Your kids will love them, and so will you!

FetoSoap

Feto Soap

These bars of oatmeal, milk, and honey soap by Feto Soap are so pretty with their “bee” design.  A soap favored by both men and women, it is scented with a delicious blend of honey, almond, and vanilla.  Yum!  The honey in this soap comes from local Texas wildflowers, and no colorants have been added.  It’s great for dry and sensitive skin.  This hypo-allergenic and coconut oil based soap weighs 1.7 ounces and measures: 2 x 2 x 1″.  It is packaged in a white organza drawstring bag.

All Feto Soap items are handmade locally in small batches in Austin, TX.  Soap is made from scratch with both cold and hot process methods.  The shop carries glycerin soap, perfumes, lip balms, lotion bars and NEW shea butter sugar scrubs!  Products are carried in retail outlets around the country, and are sold in many Austin boutique stores.  Feto Soap products are offered as private label, guest bars, bridal shower favors, wedding favors, and baby shower favors.  You can also have them shipped as a gift  directly to your recipient!

Feto soaps have been featured on Home and Garden Television’s Show, That’s Clever, BUST, Woman’s Day Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune.

 

Strong-Poster

Strong Poster

This great poster measures 8×10 inches and is professionally printed on high quality paper. Each poster comes individually packaged in a clear protective cover and includes backing board for shipping stability.  All proceeds from this particular item in the Tisa’s Creations shop will be donated to the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas.

Tisa’s shop carries simple, modern paper items including cards and stationary.  You can also check out her website at:  www.tisasspot.blogspot.com.

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