I love Etsy. I've found so many cool artists and artisans who have inspired me to try to find my own artist within. She's lurking in there somewhere, I just have to find her. :) Meanwhile, I'm enjoying other people's art. It really all started when I was looking for bedding for Samuel. I still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for, because honestly what I find at Babies R Us and other nursery stores is just. . . well, cheap looking. Or hokey. I thought I wanted to do a monkey theme (think Curious George, because I LOVE Curious George), but all the monkey themed stuff is just kinda lame. I've felt the same way shopping for baby boy bedding as I always feel when I walk into the Disney store. Lame. I just don't do stuff with Disney characters on it. It just seems lame. (have I overused that word yet? :)) In my quest for cute fabrics on Etsy, I found some that I really liked:
Eventually I found this awesome dress made out of some of the vintage fabrics, at which point I realized I had to focus back on "boy stuff" :)- but isn't this an AWESOME dress?? I LOVE it!!
While on Etsy, I found some really COOL artwork that I would love to put up in the girls' rooms. This first girl, Tim's Sally, is fabulous. I have started reading her blog and seeing the amazing stuff she does. Look at this sweet mother-daughter picture:
LOVE the mixed media/collage look of this. Maybe I could totally do it. Also check out this girl, Rachel Awes of Etsy:
I guess having four girls, the girl stuff really draws me in. Maybe my eye for boy stuff will come when Sam finally arrives. :)