I sort of made a vow to myself not to do anymore shopping-inspired posts (there are enough other people doing a better, more consistent job of it—check out Bliss—and it's just not really my thing) but I went a little crazy on Etsy today and instead of making me feel all dirty and rotten like most shopping does (think weirdo, subversive secret trips to Target), this made me feel clean and smart and well made. So much so that I've decided to try to have a completely handmade Christmas (when I am not buying books, which, as everyone knows, are the best gifts of all).
Here are just a few of my finds today:
These baby leg warmers
This felt play food
These strawberry booties
Next I am going to make a Six-Word Memoir t-shirt with Smith Magazine and Spreadshirt. I think it's going to say "I started blogging this year too." Not exactly handmade, but cool just the same.
P.S. In the interest of full disclosure I have to admit that I had already made a few non-book, non-handmade purchases before my vow. If I could undo that "Baby Doctor Barbie" and those Matchbox cars, I would. Believe me.