This week was all about Easter stuff. While wandering around Etsy I was sorry I didn't do Easter stuff last week so you could have time to purchase things from these shops for your baskets and gifts! Keep these artisans in mind for other occasions too-like the fudge from Jewel of the Lion-yum!
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JEWEL OF THE LION- This Las Vegas shop is chock full of tasty treats! I had to call my husband in to check this one out and he said, "I'm actually drooling!" This sweet shop has some wonderful combos like Neapolitan fudge squares, Key-lime fudge w/ graham cracker crust and Grasshopper Pie fudge w/ oreo crust-now I'm drooling! Keep her in mind for your next special occasion too-uhhh Mother's Day is right around the corner--hint hint-
AMBER ALEXANDER: This Vermont native loves animals and it shows in her work! Many of her watercolor depictions are of animals doing human-like things such as reading and snuggling their babies with a pretty dress on! Her dreamy watercolors just stole my heart and you're sure to love them too! I really connected with her bio-she said that she had always been artistic, drawing dolls and animals from Beatrix Potter with clothes on! lol-But says it took years for her to find her voice and that Etsy was a vehicle for that process! Amen to that! She also blogs about her studio experiences here Check her shop out-she has LOTS more than just bunnies!
BROWN PAPER BAG ART (NAOKO STOOP)-This Brooklyn, NY artist creates the sweetest little things, all on-what else-brown paper bags! Her work is a mix of painting, collage and illustration, factor in the texture of the paper, and it makes for a wonderful effect! Naoko is an illustrator and the Brown Paper Bag collection is just one of her styles. This is an Etsy fave of mine-but check out her other ETSY shop---NAOKO STOOP and website for more of her work...www.brownpaperbagcollection.com
Also- Magazine-a-holics be sure and check out IVY AND PIPER'S new blog...
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK FOR MONDAY INSPIRATIONS...HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY