All those kids are going back to school. Some start in August, others in September, but one thing is the same no matter when they start... they need STUFF. Lots of stuff. Supplies and clothes and other things.
And any chance to go shopping is another chance to show your support for handmade over commercialism so don't forget all those handmade artisans out there ready to help you start the school year off right!
It's Sew Cute! Boutique - Children's Clothes
It's Sew Cute! Boutique on Etsy
Dresses, pants, sunsuits and bows. This shop has a wide variety of clothing for little people perfect for sending them back to school in style. Beautiful workmanship, beautiful photos of these lovely items... and a quick turn-around on custom orders all make this shop one that if you have a little one heading back to school you won't want to miss stopping by and taking a look.
HamjArt - Original Animal Artwork by HamJ
Helen Ann Marie Jones from Canary Islands, Spain
Kids love animals and that makes HamjArt a terrific stop for someone looking for back to school supplies. This shop has a wide variety of backpacks, pencil cases and notebooks with artisan painted original animal artwork by Helen Ann Marie Jones. There's a menagerie of animals for your child to fall in love with and all backpacks, pencil cases and notebooks are currently 50% off!
Earmark - Social Paper Goods
Bridgette and Mike from Boston, Massachusetts
From pencils personalized with "This has been in my ear" to paper kits, cards, banners and more, Earmark is a great shop not just for students but for teachers as well! Inside this shop you will find cards, stationery, journals, prints, decor, invitations and much more. Each design hand crafted by a couple with a quirky sense of humor and boundless enthusiasm.
The Pattypan Shop - Tote Bags, Lunch Bags and Lunch Purses with Style
Aunt DeeDee, Aunt Dene, CeeCee, Nisey and Lady from Maryland
A shop ran by a group of five women who work together to create a variety of stylish tote bags, reusable insulated lunch bags and lunch purses as well as a variety of lunch time accessories. Whether a teacher wanting to bring along their own lunch or a parent wanting to send their kids to school with nutritious food, the items in this shop are sure to help keep things fresh for lunch time!
I hope you enjoyed today's collection of shops as much as I enjoyed finding them! Etsy is a great place for handmade, and back to school is a terrific opportunity to shop the handmade community for unique ideas and supplies.