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I’m a light Etsy user, but Lost

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 05, 2007

I’m a light Etsy user, but Lost Mitten has a great store: Super Mario Bros drink coasters, Katamari Damacy buttons, Bob-omb needlepoint patch, etc. I’m a proud owner of a set of Bubble Bobble coasters. She takes custom orders, will reissue sold items, and all her stuff is 20% off until Thu. (Know of any good Etsy stores? Share them in the comments.)

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The ColonelSep 05, 2007 at 4:32PM

Wonderful little mixed media pieces here:


JAbbottSep 05, 2007 at 4:50PM

Must. Not. Plug. Own. Store. Sorry, I can’t help it.

JAbbottSep 05, 2007 at 4:52PM

After all that, it clipped my URL: http://jabbott.etsy.com/

CTSep 05, 2007 at 4:52PM

iamgracie.etsy.com has cute iPod and other gadget covers.

ArielSep 05, 2007 at 4:52PM

I sort of love these hilarious hairy camelbacks:

CiorSep 05, 2007 at 5:08PM

My favorite Etsy shops*:

odkins gets me every time. I love her softies and have created a little empire of mini odkins at my house. It’s become an addiction, I have to buy each one she makes. I think I must have 20 or more. The love I feel for them has also become infectious — my boyfriend is shockingly protective of them, always reuniting the couples on the shelf.

blue bell bazaar offers a lot of scavenged vintage items, I strangely adore all of them.

The Mincing Mockingbird takes hipster bird fascination to a whole new level with classic portraits of very dirty-mouthed avian specimens. A Guide to Troubled Birds should not be missed.

gorgeousbaby takes baby slings seriously! I bought this sling for a friend and it promptly became the most-favored thing in her wardrobe.

jeweled monkey designs has some of the sweetest, vintage-inspired earrings I’ve ever seen. I’m a huge fan, not only of the products but the prices.

Otter Moon Designs came through for me when I couldn’t finish my baby knit project in time for an upcoming birth. I bought their kitty hat in white and pink and the cuteness that resulted is too powerful to describe in words.

joom’s bird pillows are highly coveted in my household. I can’t think of many places where I wouldn’t use them. The color variations are outstanding — providing a match with just about anyone’s decor. I also purchased an insanely cute bib that firmly established my friend’s infant in the upper echelons of baby society.

typeHigh gives great letterpress. I purchased a card from them which they happily signed for me and sent to the recipient. The extra mile, by far. Bonus points, they make me laugh.

purposedesign came through for us when we were revamping our new kitchen. I bought a magnetic spice system and it pleases me every time I use it.

Kathryn Riechert makes fascinating jewelry. I bought a Compass Ring and always get questions about it. I’ve been thinking about purchasing another as a gift. It came beautifully wrapped, even though she knew I was buying for myself. It was such a treat.

* I’ve done business with all of these shops, perfect transactions, great products.

Joe WilliamsSep 05, 2007 at 5:41PM

http://monsterfashion.etsy.com is the stuff my wife makes. She takes vintage fabrics and makes cute bags and wallets.

ZackSep 05, 2007 at 5:44PM

If you’re interested in original art, I just launched a community site for artists called Artbreak. It’s just getting off the ground, but there are some great artists already selling their stuff on there. A few of my favorites are normalnotwell, emptyhead and Bill O’neil.

AmandaMSep 05, 2007 at 7:09PM

I really enjoy the site: myste.etsy.com

she has some cute crocheted things.

Roger Sep 05, 2007 at 7:38PM

All my female friends have been wearing fabric earrings from The Tilted Tulip. They look great in person.

dunrieSep 05, 2007 at 7:40PM

I like the stamp art at Shining Designs http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5068612

DanSep 05, 2007 at 8:14PM

All of the Handmade Detroit crew have great stuff:
Phantomb Limb
Lish Magic, Inc
Make Out Goods
Glass Action
and Reware Vintage (not an Etsy shop, but great nonetheless)

Andrew ParkerSep 05, 2007 at 9:40PM

I got the Zelda coasters a few months back. They’re an excellent conversation starter. Growing up is overrated :)

mr. roachSep 05, 2007 at 9:54PM

starprints.etsy.com. my wife’s shop. go there now, if nothing more than to check out the original World of Warcraft stickers.

GuySep 05, 2007 at 10:15PM

I like the zombie bear at http://mariska.etsy.com

Jeff GeertsenSep 06, 2007 at 9:45AM

Excellent whimsical stuffed animals at http://madebymagi/etsy.com

NicoleSep 06, 2007 at 10:55AM

I’m a big fan of JuJu Designs. The jewelry is well-packaged in a cute and fun style which makes it great for a gift. Of course, I’ve given myself some “gifts” from JuJu too.

kaetheSep 06, 2007 at 1:27PM


Felt sleeves for MacBooks and other amazing things, all 100% handmade in San Francisco.

Becky DobbinsSep 06, 2007 at 2:14PM

Have you seen found’s lamps yet? They’re great.

ScottSep 06, 2007 at 4:37PM

Not exactly Etsy, but small (me and Debbie), home-concepted and designed…


Maybe a Recondite for Ollie? Or perhaps Puerile’s a better fit?

ElaineSep 06, 2007 at 7:26PM

I just bought a clutch (what she calls a “wristlet”) from tenderroni.etsy.com — although I bought from her in person at the Olympia Farmer’s Market, not online. It’s just the right size and feels really sturdy. Plus her sister was really nice while I stood around and tried putting all my things in one bag after another.

(Oddly, it doesn’t have her makeup bags or glasses cases — I’m thinking about getting a case for my ginormous sunglasses, something that matches my red & white purse.)

addieSep 07, 2007 at 9:21AM

i don’t know if it competes with “funny sex” and “very feet” but here’s my photography for sale on etsy:


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