Finding The Very Best Of Etsy (So You Don't Have To!)
May 14, 2007
This stunning blank book from KupoKiley's shop has been constructed with genuine Japanese kimono remnants and is, as she says, "ready to hold your sketches, dreams, desires, or dirty little secrets!" (Stars and Silk Book, $18.00)
Yeah. We know that not everyone on your holiday list is as easy to please as your mom. Some people just aren't as thrilled with your mastery of papier mache and glitter as mom is.
But we're here to help! That's why, all this month, we'll be featuring our picks of the best Etsy has to offer for the holidays with our Holiday Guide 2007!
So pay attention, and you just might find the perfect gift for that not-so-perfect someone! Yay!
What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?
Other Things Are Wonderful, Too!
We know it sounds crazy, but there are a few wonderful things out there that are not Etsy related. Here are a few of the non-Etsy things we can't live without:
Half zine. Half blog. Half not good with fractions.
Free Horror and Sci-Fi Movies
Bored? Catch up on all the old skool horror movies you've missed. From 1925's "Phantom of the Opera" to vintage 1970's Vincent Price and everything in between. It's completely free and a great way to kill some time. (Ha! did you see what I did there? ...with the kill, and the ...forget it).
How To Make Paper
This is a Flickr photo set tutorial on how to make your own homemade paper. It's super-easy and not as messy as you think. Bookmark it for a rainy day.
LibriVox Like to listen to audiobooks? Light on cash? LibriVox provides free public domain audiobooks like Sense and Sensibility, Robinson Crusoe, and The War of the Worlds. Just download them to your computer, iPod, or any mp3 player.
BookBurro BookBurro is a sweet little Firefox extension that allows you to easily compare book prices. When it "senses" that you are shopping for a book, it overlays a small panel which displays that book's price at other online bookstores like Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and AbeBooks. It even checks to see if your local library carries it. We told you it was sweet.
Like what you see here? There's plenty more where that came from. For starters, you can hop on over to our Etsy shop. See you there!