Today weâ€™re participating in the Mommy Monday Tip with the fine ladies over at the Mommy Community. My Mommy Monday Tip is to tell you about a great website I recently discovered to find great unique handmade items for you and your kiddos: Etsy! Etsy is an online marketplace where you can browse, buy, and sell all things handmade. There are hundreds of sellers and you can find anything and everything, from bibs to cloth diaper covers to chic purses for Mommy. Itâ€™s great to find that special outfit or essential baby item thatâ€™s just a little different. I mainly dress my daughter in Carterâ€™s but sometimes I want something that not all the other babies at the playground already have.
I learned about Etsy from my friend Jessica, who is very crafty and has her own Etsy store called Pumpkin Head Baby Co. Her baby & kid items are very fun and unique. Iâ€™ve bought several for myself and friends, including two of these soakproof bibs for Sophia. They are amazing â€“ truly soakproof! Sophie is a champion drooler so I always put one of her Pumpkin Head Baby Co. bibs on her when we are going to be out for a long day. That way I donâ€™t have to take several bibs with me. Jessica has tons of fabric to choose from, and I chose two funky purple prints that really dress up her outfits. I also love these sock monkey bibs!
These make great baby gifts when you are looking for something distincitve, or are shopping for someone whose tastes arenâ€™t quite status quo. For my friend Kelly, pregnant with a little girl but not absolutely devoted to pink, I bought a gorgeous brown, red, & gold patterned minky blanket & matching soakproof bib. They were feminine yet funky and really made Mommy happy! I also love the custom toddler clothes. Check out this adorable ice cream shirt I just bought for my cousin Ellieâ€™s little girlâ€™s 1st birthday (surprise Ellie! I mailed it Thursday!):
How cute is that? I just love giving things that were handmade just for the recipient, even if it wasnâ€™t me who made it. I mean, after all, no one would want anything made by me, â€˜cause I canâ€™t even sew a button. Which is why, for Emilyâ€™s birthday, I had Jessica make her this fab-U-lous purse:
Now donâ€™t you wish you were on my gift list?
So do yourself a favor and go browse Etsy! Some of my other favorite sellers are Onegirliegirl, where I got Sophia this fabulous hair clip, and SassySisters â€“ two cute elementary age girls who design great jewelry. I recently bought a great pair of earrings from these girlies and they make me ridiculously happy! As does the fantastic headband I just purchased from their mom, who has her own store, Chubby Baby Designs. I think I have an Etsy addiction…
Now, go Etsy Everybody! If you see anything you like at Onegirliegirl’s shop, just mention “Mommin’ It Up” in the notes to the seller to receive 10% off your order!