As school starts back up and we all start believing that autumn and cooler weather surely will actually return...someday, life tends to get back into more of a routine for lots of folks. And that sometimes comes with little slices of internet-surfing boredom. So if you find yourself staring at a screen needing to peruse some fun and interesting stuff, head over to Etsy sometime and check out some really fine creations--here are some great ones I recommend you start out with:
First up, because summer is not quite over yet, we have this wonderful Sunbathing illustration from Kelsey Garrity Riley Illustration. Her work is charming and just a bit quirky, which I really enjoy. Kelsey also does custom work, particularly wedding invitations, and more of her illustrations can be found at her personal site.
Next is a beautiful hand-painted porcelain cup from PS Porcelain. Pam doesn't use molds or wheels for her pieces, which are hand-painted before they're glazed. She also makes beads, pendants, and other small porcelain items, as well as larger sculpture pieces featured on her personal site.
Last but certainly not least, we have a knitted cyclops potted plant from ButterflyLove1, which has this added feature: "The eyeball is also removable for extra fun." Thus the old adage about "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye..." is disproven swiftly and efficiently. Dawn also has lots of other knitted wonders, such as an indoor snowball fight kit and zombie halloween candy. There's also a knitting pattern for the plant (and several of her other amigurumi designs) available, should you want to knit your own.
What fun and exciting things have you found over on Etsy? Let us know in the comments!