March 30, 2007

The First-Ever Sugarcube Design "Show Me Your Etsy" Photo Contest

Okay, here's the deal: I'm looking for pics of the Etsy logo stuck on the craziest, craftiest, most subversive places you can think of. Use your imagination, because pretty much anything goes. Wallpaper your room with it. Stick it on your dog. Plaster it to your mama, for all I care. Just don't do anything illegal, and don't tell them I sent you.

If you don't already have one, you can find a copy of the logo here. Pics should be .jpg's no larger than 500 x 500 (that's pixels, folks, not inches), and must be submitted by 7:00 pm DST on Sunday, April 8, 2007 (it was going to be earlier, but lots of you asked for extra time) to me at

Enter as many times as you like. All entries will be posted as I receive them. Five winners will be chosen at random, and will be announced on Tuesday, April 10th. Each winner will receive a free Sugarcube Design Trifold Notecard Set. Now get going!

>>NEW! Now you can also post your entries directly to the "Show Me Your Etsy" Flickr Group! Now it's easier than ever to enter!<<

Zippity Do Da!

These zippered purses from Florspace are so retro and cute! They're made of Japanese printed cotton twill with a red cotton interior. Toss in a lip balm, your Etsy business cards and a couple of coins and you're good to go. You're definitely going to need more than one of these! (Red Train Mini Zippered, $6.50)

March 27, 2007


...with a hot cup of TeaNoir's Tart tea. Tangy hibiscus flowers and Yunnan black tea infused with organic grapefruit and ginger essential oils, plus pieces of ginger for an extra kick! Mmmm... I feel better already. (Tart Tea, $7.50 for 4 oz.)

March 26, 2007

In A Flap

Such clever little notecards! Scribble your message and lick the flap; no envelopes necessary! Set contains three stripes and three flowers, and also comes in pink. (Tri-fold Blue Notecards, $5.50 for six)

March 23, 2007

Gone To The Dogs!

Why should we have all the fun? Check out this leash from TheModernPet's shop and Fido will be trotting around in style! (Pebble Beach Dog Leash, $24.95)

March 20, 2007

Coptic binding. Wooden boards. Creamy hemp paper. Goldleaf-sprinkled endleaves. Yes, I lust after this notebook from NinaJudinBooks. Enough said. (Luxury Notebook in Wooden Covers - Small, $50.00)

Feeling Blue?

This serving bowl from MSPottery is dishwasher and microwave safe, and would be great for serving pasta or salads. But I think I'd just place it on my kitchen table and stare at it. Beautiful! (Cobalt Blue Serving Bowl, $28.00)

March 14, 2007

It's the newest addition to our collection! A gardenful of mod orange flowers printed on crisp, white cardstock. Set includes six 3.75" x 2.25"notecards and six matching envelopes. They're tiny; just the right size for tucking in a business card! (Mod Orange Flowers Notecard and Envelope Set, $4.50)

Pack Up And Go

This messenger bag by Angela Liu Designs is constructed of a sturdy denim canvas twill paired with the fabric of your choice (check her shop for a wide selection of prints). You have to lug your stuff around anyway -- why not do it in style! (Design Your Own Large Messenger Bag, $90.00)

March 13, 2007

Spring Fever!

I just found this beautiful little handthrown porcelain bowl by Foldedpigs! The handpainted green grass on the outside and orange glaze on the inside really make me long for warmer days! (Spring Fever Little Grassy Bowl by Foldedpigs, $12.00)

March 11, 2007


Welcome to Sugarcube Design's spankin' new blog! It's dedicated to great design so you'll see lots of wonderful Etsy shops featured here, as well as the best of the artsiest and craftiest items I can find.