I have a special place in my heart for handmade items, so you know I love Etsy. When I first started using Etsy it overwhelmed me, but in more recent months they’ve made some user friendly changes. Now I don’t feel so bombarded when I go on a one of a kind item hunt.
After I introduced Etsy Find of the Day earlier last year, I had several reader requests for more handmade products loathing products as found on Etsy. A few readers mentioned that there were too many options available and they couldn’t find exactly what they were looking for when they browsed Etsy on their own. If you’re an Etsy fanatic how do you search for your items? I typically use keywords and omit filler words (a, the, it). I figured I’d sift through Etsy for some cute skirts and dresses using keywords like modest skirt, modest dress, long skirt, long dress, OOAK (one of a kind) skirt, and OOAK dress. If you use specific keywords your results will not be too overwhelming. If you have time to wade through multiple items you should use very basic keywords. I also set price limits; I don’t want to see things I can’t afford! Here are my favorite picks:
If you are an Etsy seller feel free to leave your store in the comments. Do you have a favorite Etsy store or seller?
Note: I cannot vouch for the quality of these items. Purchase wisely; read reviews and communicate with the seller of these items. I did not receive any monetary gain from featuring these items.
Oh, ArtAffect! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
I’ve scaled back on my shopping, so I hope ArtAffect still has this dress when my spending fast ends! Why can’t I find more dresses like this? Check out the neckline, the sleeve length, and the hem line. Love! I’d definitely have to go up a size so the dress wouldn’t be as form fitting. I think I need to ask ArtAffect to make me 679 of these dresses in 1,567 colors and prints…or…is that a little much?
Check out Art Affect’s products here
Check out the first blog post I wrote about AA’s products here
Nikia (Chitown Fashionista) and I joke that we’re twins when it comes to fashionable items we crave and save for. I’ve been scoping out oversized clutch purses for awhile now, so I wasn’t surprised when I saw her blog post on oversized clutch purses. Nikia, do you read my mind, woman?
After browsing the interwebs for clutch purses I finally stumbled upon and landed on some fantastic clutch purses (under $50!) by Silicon Valley area designer, Kristina aka Krust. Krust’s handmade bags are eye catching and feminine. Weddings, evening events, and special occassions are prime moments for clutch purses. When hobo bags and satchels won’t work carry a clutch purse.
Sewing and handmade items are in Krust’s blood; her grandmother, mother, and aunt were avid sewers and her mother made sure the family trait was passed on to Krust. After losing her job (twice) Krust decided to jump head first into her sewing business.
Krust does take special orders, so if you have a specific color or fabric in mind for her clutch purse you can totally let her make you a OOAK (one of a kind) clutch purse. Krust also has satchels, tote bags, and messenger bags in her Etsy shop. Moms, petition Krust to make your next diaper bag.
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Shop Krust on Etsy.
It’s Wednesday and it’s Winsday! As promised (here and here), today’s Wednesday post is sponsored by the lovely ladies of E W McCall. Morgan was featured in yesterday’s Modest Beauty blog post and I’ve already written a few blog posts about the accessories and upcycled clothing designed and sold by E W McCall.
Morgan and Lois have agreed to allow the winner of the giveaway choose any item from the E W McCall Etsy store. There is plenty to choose from for men, women, and children. Here are a few of my favorites from the store:
Here are the contest rules:
1. Visit the E W McCall store and find an item that you like. Leave a comment on this blog post stating why you like the item.
2. Gain one extra entry by liking the MoMoMod Facebook Fan Page AND the E W McCall Facebook Fan Page. If you’re already a fan of both pages, simply leave a comment stating that you are already a fan. If you like both pages leave a comment stating that you liked both pages.
3. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. You must have a mailing address to participate. Your mailing address will be used to send your item to you.
4. Random.org will be used to select the winner. The winner must respond to an email from the MoMoMod email account within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.
5. The contest ends on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm PST.
6. Read more about my blog here. If you would like to host a giveaway, please send me an email using the contact form on the About page.