Friday, May 6, 2011

Crochet Creations, Wearables and Accessories Inspired by Nature

Talk2theTrees on EtsyAs many of my readers already know, I'm a big fan of those with talents at knitting and crochet. But, with that said, I have to admit that's not what first drew me to today's shop. What first drew me to today's shop was the photographs of a cute pixie-like woman wearing a slouching beanie hat and a mischievous smile.

She's gorgeous, and I swear she could sell potato sacks as dresses. Not only that but she looks amazing in hats as well, which makes her the perfect model for today's feature shop.

Talk2theTrees on Etsy is a shop that's filled with hats. All kinds of crocheted hats from pixie hats and beanies to slouches, cloches, animal hats, headbands and more. There's even a handful of jewelry pieces mixed in.

Each hat is beautifully pictured and designed by hand by a very talented artisan from Salt Lake, Utah. And the amazing part? Rachel, the artist behind all of these wonderful creations, doesn't use patterns either. Everything at Talk2thetrees is an original design straight from the artist's own fountain of creativity. And she offers custom work too!

Tree Talker on EtsyRachel also has a second shop that offers prints and artwork as well.

Her Tree Talker on Etsy shop is filled with beautiful artwork with the same inspiration as her shop of crocheted items as well as lots of color and a personal style that easily connects both online shops to this very talented artist.

Rachel draws her inspiration from nature and trees to horror art, macabre, Halloween, mushrooms, Asian art, religion, cemeteries, dreams, antique bottles, tarot cards and palm reading.


It's a wide variety of inspiration and her artwork expresses the eclectic mix with beautiful flair and style.

I have personally fallen in love with her big-eyed art pieces like the one featured here in this post titled "Silly Squirrel", but she has a variety of styles to browse through and lots to fall in love with.... in both shops!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO VISIT TALK2THETREES ON ETSY OR TREETALKER ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK THE LINKS PROVIDED.

You may also enjoy visiting Rachel's Talk2theTrees blog!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Art of Nidhi Chanani

Nidhi Chanani on EtsyToday's shop is filled with beautiful artwork depicting loving moments in life with family and other loved ones.

Nidhi Chanani on Etsy is a California-raised Indian-American artist who loves creating art for the pure and simple reason that it makes her happy.

Many of Nidhi's works have been displayed on very well known blogs such as CNN, DailyCandy, Nesting Newbies, Sepia Mutiny, Illustration Pages, Gori Girl, BollyInstyle, Design Wali, Green Eyed Monster, The New Indian Bride and more. Quite a list right?!


I love browsing through this shop because the shop itself is imbibed with a warm glow of love perpetuated by every piece that's shared there.

These pieces, with their emphasis on love and family values would make wonderful Mothers Day gifts (Don't forget! Mothers Day is just around the corner!) as well as gifts for family or used as inspiring pieces of art to hang on the walls of anyone's home.


YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO VISIT NIDHI CHANANION ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE!

If you like what you see in Nidhi's shop, you may also enjoy visiting Nidhi's blog or website or stopping by to say hi to the artist on Facebook or Twitter!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 5/4 thru 5/10


I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Taylor's Eclectic Artisan Wearable Art and Paper Jewelry


Click here to visit Taylor's Eclectic on Etsy
For today's feature shop I had an extremely hard time picking a picture. There's just so much jewelry in this shop that I've fallen in love with that it was nearly impossible to pick just one. In fact, it was so impossible that I decided to use one of the features on Etsy called an "Etsy Mini" to share four of them with you instead!

Taylor's Eclectic on Etsy is filled with beautiful colorful jewelry with a delicate, feminine flair that draws the eye and tempts my wallet... and I'm positive that it's going to tempt your wallet too no matter if you're looking for a gift for yourself or shopping for someone else.

All pieces are in Taylor's Eclectic are individually hand-sculpted of paper and wire for a unique, artisan style. There are no molds or forms involved in the work at all. Instead, each piece is a wearable sculpture, specially sealed using a technique the artisan herself developed so that they are waterproof against the worst of weather conditions.

Taylor's Eclectic also offers custom orders! So if you feel inspired by the artist's work but would like something made just to your specifications or your imagination's musings, you can contact the artist for custom work as well.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO VISIT TAYLOR'S ECLECTIC ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Custom Monogram Handcrafted Apparel and Gifts

PecaniereGirl Gramme's House on EtsyHappy Spring to everyone! Yesterday was May Day, one of my absolute favorite days of the year. And today I would love to introduce you to a shop that's fresh and bright and perfect for a lovely spring day browse.

Gramme's House on Etsy (aka. pecanieregirl) is a wonderful shop filled with terrific items for mommies to browse through, grandmas to shop in and everyone else who is looking for the perfect gift for mothers to be, busy moms and little tots and tykes.

This shop has a wide variety of items for babies, infants and toddlers from dresses and little boy's jon-jons to bibs, ribbons, hair bows, and diaper bags. I personally love the little girl's frilly diaper covers and dresses, both of which are both adorable and come in a variety of colors, styles and themes.

There are also key fobs, badge holders, koozies, purse organizers and kleenex tissue holders for perfect gifts for adults as well as items that will make terrific gifts for wedding parties and baby showers!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO VISIT PECANIEREGIRL ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE!

You can also visit the artist behind Gramme's House on her blog or stop by and say hi on Facebook!


[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

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