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10 Things I love on Etsy March 2016

Every month I like to take a moment to highlight some of my recent favourites from various sellers across Etsy. If you’ve never been to Etsy, you really should check it out! There are all sorts of fantastic hand-made, vintage, eco-friendly, niche/craft/artisanal goods to be found and there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re a total boho babe or are more into finding super exclusive fashion, they’ve got you covered!
01. I’ll start us right off with this gorgeous scarf from AnnushkaHomeDecor. Such lovely shades mixing together in this scarf in a striking visual design that’s still light weight enough for wear throughout the summer. The colors remind me of cherry blossoms and flamingos, perfect for spring or summer seasons without bulking up or adding too much heat. Delightful!

02. How about these sexy tights by ChicAudrey? Tights or stockings are always a fun addition to your wardrobe and make an easy way to take any outfit up a notch. I love layering with a fun pattern or colour on my legs! The subtle grey earthy tone in these will work throughout late summer, autumn and winter but can be worn any time by a true fashionista. Rock them under a little black dress and some boots or heels for the perfect going out look!
03. The textures in this scarf are amazing! Hand knitted by Elenashandmade shop, she has a ton of really fun options to choose from but I absolutely adore scarves, especially this one! Like tights and stockings, it’s really easy to add an extra kick of zest to an outfit simply by wrapping up your neck in something warm and cozy. For people who really like to keep their wardrobe simple, accessories can be an excellent way to change up your style throughout the year without having to get a whole new set of clothes. 
04. All that being said, I think I could still find a way to justify fitting this bodycon dinosaur bones miniskirt by BadBunnyshop into my wardrobe. I already love dinosaurs, so any excuse to wear them is a major bonus for me. The body conscious design of this skirt ensures it’ll be sexy and form fitting without bulking you up, ladies!
05. And OH MY GLOB,you guys! Who wouldn’t love this Lumpy Space princess dress from Opheliareigns? I’m a huge fan of Adventure Time! LSP is such a pretty shade of purple, too, perfect for a casual going out look.
06. Cooleggingseveryday brings us these mermaid leggings perfect for yoga, jogging, partying, etc. What girl doesn’t want to summon her inner mermaid at every given opportunity? I especially dig this light green colour, not too vibrant but still super sexy! They have several different colors up on their Etsy shop so check them out if you’re a fan of fun leggings. 🙂
07. This Starry skies pullover by Lollipopninja is so, so cute! Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater to snuggle into in the dead of winter? While, true, summer is on it’s way in for us in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s rapidly on it’s way out for our friend’s down south so stay warm guys! I like the power lines in the design, reminds me of many good places in my life when the stars  first came out for the night. 
08. How dank is this tie-dye t-shirt from Dyedfromthehart shop? It kind of reminds me of a creepy face! I like the unusual design choice, very fun. Antho and I are big fans of tie-dye and look for inspiration and motivation from all different sources, even other Etsy sellers sometimes. There’s so much incredible talent and it’s so fun trying to reverse engineer how people create their designs! When it comes to tie-dye there are so many possibilities, so many techniques and styles and colour combinations that there’s always something new to discover and duplicates are practically impossible to create. We’re constantly googling and admiring the work of other tie-dyers around the world~ 
09. And OMG this coffee cup  by Daisyandaster is SO cute! Hop in dork, time to go!
10. And how darling are these galaxy print shoes from the Bohipstian
Etsy really is such a great resource for buyers and sellers alike, I hope these posts help inspire you to look into what kind of goods and shops there are for you!
Have you ever purchased from an Etsy seller before?
XOXO
Nau
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Project: Spring Tie-dye 2016-03-18

Happy Spring, guys!

How is your month going?
We’ve recently moved and during the process a lot of our tie-dye stuff got buried…but we’ve managed to dig it out of the abyss of the garage and made a fun new batch of goodies to share with everyone!
If you haven’t noticed before, Antho and I are pretty fond of tie-dying. It’s an excellent creative project that we can work on together and it’s so much fun to unwrap and unveil the finished products! There are so many fabric textures, colour combinations, folds and techniques that we’re constantly evolving and trying new things as we go.
We’ve also been doing research into ordering products wholesale and sourcing fun new styles. 
I really enjoyed how this long sleeved ribbed cotton shirt turned out!  
It’s almost long enough for me and I’m 5’10”! I prefer having my tummy covered with longer shirts but it could totally be rocked as a belly-baring shirt for the braver ladies out there. We’ve been using more or less the same dyes since the very beginning, but we’re really excited about a recent order for some high-end dyes that should be arriving soon. Our shop has also been getting more business lately, but we’re still far from the top performing tie-dye shop on Etsy and I want to change that. I’ve sunk some time into watching free lectures and reading blogs from top performers and gleaned some useful tips that have already quadrupled our sales! We’ve even sold a shirt to Luxembourg & one to Spain since I added international shipping to our shop!
Goals, people.
I got them!
Check out the rest of our colourful new creations after the jump!

Isn’t this embroidered skirt fun? The threads in the design absorbed the colours really well while the sequins remained bold and white. The skirt is really light and comfortable, perfect for prancing around barefoot!
We also found these awesome studded shorts, which Antho graciously modelled for us. 
Even though they’re a size 10, there’s no way my butt would fit into these! 
Seriously though, I really love these stud details! I would be so happy to wear these, too bad they’re too small for me. Oh well, some lucky Etsy shopper will be able to rock these!

Sexy studs!

Then there’s this flow little number. The cotton is so soft and comfy and the skirt drapes nicely! Sometimes these skirts can make me look puffy and weird, but I like how this one fits my body.
It’s a size XL and the waist is elastic so it gives a good bit of wiggle room. 
Another pair of shorts! So excited to find these. The stitches and buttons remained bright white and provide a nice contrast against the tie-dye. I love how the pink, purple and navy blue bled through the material. It almost looks ice-dyed!

As I mentioned before, we’ve been experimenting with new patterns and sizes too, now offering 3XL and small sizes on top of the children’s line we started. So far XL has been the most frequently purchased size and there’s certainly no harm in branching out and adding selections for all shapes and sizes. We don’t believe in gendering our clothing because neither Antho or I ever shop strictly within our designated departments, and tie-dye is for anyone who wants to rock it! Some of my favourite clothes were men’s tops or shoes. I make sure to provide measurements for every item, too, because sizes can vary subtly between shirts and brands. 
Again, these shorts are way too small for me, which is a shame. Look how fun they are!
What do you think, would you rock any of these?
If you really liked them, please check out our Etsy shop and help support our small business. Every sale helps us to pursue our dreams of making the world a more colourful place!
Tell us your thoughts!
XOXO
Nau

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Project: Tie-dye 2016/02/13

Antho and I have been doing a lot of tie-dye recently. These have all been posted in our Etsy shop so if you see any you like be sure to check it out! We’re both quite pleased with how we’ve been progressing through experimentation and practice. ^_^ Hope you like!


XOXO
Nau

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10 Things I love on Etsy Fall 2015

Are you familiar with Etsy?
If not, you should be! It’s a wonderful site driven by the creative community. Whether you’re into crochet, leather, one-of-a-kind jewelry, fashionable handmade clothes or prints, there’s something for everyone! I’ve been a proud member of the community for over 6 months now, but I’ve still got a lot to learn. One of the best parts of being in their creator community is all the beautiful work there is throughout the site and all their helpful forums and blogs for connecting users. For this feature, I’m sharing some of my favorite finds from other artists! Let’s begin, shall we?


It’s time to renew my passport already (my how the years have flown by!) and this charming cover would be a charming way to keep the booklet in pristine condition no matter how far or how frequent you fly! 

Isn’t this shawl beautiful?! I love the detailed image of the owl and the way it wraps around effortlessly in the soft, semi-sheer fabric. 
This quirky little backpack with an elaborate Elephants design is so fun! I love a good backpack for all my storage needs, be it hiking the hills of San Francisco or working an event in Vegas.
Speaking of backpacks, I find the vibrant colors of this pack really pleasant. It would be the perfect piece to take for an adventure around the city on a spring or summer day, or even to brighten up a dreary winter haze!

If I had all the money in the world to spend (or an absurdly rich suitor), you could bet I’d have this rock on my finger! The stunning combination of the rough stones’s cool pink tones wrapped in a halo of rose gold works with any skin tone. 


In the same shop resides this little beauty, at a fraction of the price of the whopper above! A greenish tinge contrasts against the gorgeous pink tone of the stone, gilded by dainty wisps of gold. 

Sporting colored locks is a lot of fun, but one of the challenges is resisting the urge to change color every 5 minutes! It’s a bit like a mood ring, except there’s a bit more effort involved in going from green-blue to soft periwinkle~ ^^; When my hair is ready for the transition, I would love to sport this color! 

Continuing with the whimsical travel theme in this post, this world map infinity scarf fits in quite nicely. 
My feelings every morning, pillow. You get me.
Not gonna lie, I already own this shirt. It’s SO soft and cozy! Perfect for snuggling in with a book and catching up. 
So, what do you think?
See anything you like?
Each purchase helps to support artisans and crafters from all over the world, so it’s shopping that I can feel good about supporting!  

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Las Vegas: Brennan’s B-day Tie-dye project finale 2015-09-25

He really likes tie-dye, what can I say? 🙂
Once the shirts were soaked overnight, we rinsed them off thoroughly and dried them. 
I took these photos the very next afternoon! They faded a bit, but that’s to be expected as the shirts are going to look a lot darker when still wet anyway. 


My black and orange shirt.

Brennan’s bluesy and orange toned creation!
Antho made this striking fly-head design…well, it’s open to interpretation, but I think it looks like a fly’s head. ^_~
Dalton’s bright bull’s-eye and our group creation!

My icy design and Antho rocking his harness shirt.

Antho graciously modeling with the towel I made. 
We used only left-over packets of dyes that we had lying around from previous projects, but it ended up being a perfect amount for the materials we had to work with! I’m also quite pleased with how the color combinations came out. These have been some of our more popular shirts when I shared them to Facebook! Looks like we have a good excuse to do some more tie-dye in the future. 😉
What do you think? 
Do you like any of the designs?
Why or why not?
^_^
Feel free to comment! I love hearing from our readers!