I mentioned before how I am attempting to do all of my holiday shopping online this year. It’s cheaper – oddly enough – and it will hopefully save my sanity. Originally I had a deadline of December 1st, but I am not so sure that’s going to work out. Especially if I keep getting distracted by some of the bizarre things people put up for sale on Etsy.com.
Don’t get me wrong, I think the online craft marketplace is fantastic. What a great way for some very talented people to make a name for themselves, as well as some extra money. It is almost impossible to break into retail and Etsy provides an awesome opportunity for sellers and for buyers to find some pretty unique items. Some of my favourite gifts have been from Etsy. However, I find it is a bit like shopping at a consignment store. One has to search very hard to find the treasure. My love for snark often delays this hunt.
For instance, a recent foray into the unknown presented me with this excellent t-shirt.
If only I could decide who it would suit more… It’s pretty tempting to just buy if for myself.
Maybe I just don’t have the right Etsy skills. There should almost be a course for uninitiated Etsy shoppers. A kind of “How To Shop on Etsy Without Snickering and Sending Snarky Links to Your Friends All Night.” With a better title, of course.
I have managed to find some cute items. This handbag is one of my favourites.
But shortly after that great find, I happened upon this puppy purse. It kind of freaked me out a little. Is it just me, or is the puppy watching a little too intently?
And while these baby booties are just precious:
I don’t know what to think of these:
Clearly, I need some help. Maybe I just don’t know how to properly appreciate arts and crafts.
Maybe I should just stick to the mall.