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My Etsy Favourites | July 2015

This time last year, before I became a seller myself, I really didn't know much about Etsy. I knew it existed, but it would never have occurred to me then to have a browse through in search of a birthday or Christmas gift, and I really didn't know much about what sort of things Etsy had to offer. 

However, in the last few months since I've been more active on the site, I've found myself ever lusting over some of the gorgeous products up for sale there, and now I really don't know how I ever lived without it! It's an absolute treasure trove of beautiful, creative pieces by some very talented artists and crafters selling everything from ceramics to textiles, homeware to jewellery. Another great thing about Etsy is that every time you buy from there you're supporting independent businesses and sellers too.

I've got so many things in my Etsy favourites at the moment that I'd thought I'd compile a bit of a wishlist and share a few of them with you, if only just to showcase some brilliant Etsy sellers and their products.

Blue bohemian ceramic coasters by Shop Crystal Cove I don't have much use for coasters at this time in my life but I love anything with a morrocan/bohemian print, especially on ceramics, so these caught my eye. I think they'd made a beautiful housewarming gift.

Silk hummingbird hand-embroidery hoop by Pixiecraft Handmade I've always loved embroidery work, and have found some amazing embroidery on Etsy recently, including quite a few embroidery hoops. However, this one was one of my favourites. It's 100% silk and I just think the colours are amazing. So much work must go into producing these as well.

The owner of this shop makes a ton of really gorgeous stamped ceramic bowls. This Oasis-themed one was my favourite, I think it would make a lovely jewellery holder.

Set of two antique hand-painted ceramic drawer knobs by The Collectors Yard As well as shops selling handmade items, Etsy also has an abundance of vintage and antique shops, amongst which I found these gems. Again, because I don't have my own house at the moment I don't have much use for them but I'm looking forward to a time when I do!

'All Good Things are Wild and Free' mug by Small Glow I'm an absolute sucker for mugs, I can literally never have enough of them. I'm not entirely sure what the appeal is, but if you are my friend you will receive one from me at some point during the course of our friendship. I think it's just because, in my opinion, there's nothing quite like having a warm cup of tea in a really nice mug. They're almost like a symbol of home and comfort. This is one of my favourite quotes, in some cool typography, and on a mug! What's not to like?

'Blog Ideas' spiral notebook by The Journal Company There aren't many gifts aimed specifically at bloggers out there, so I thought this was a fantastic find. Having nice stationery or a notebook where I can gather my thoughts always inspires me to get a bit more organised- for a little while anyway before I'm back to being my usual disorderly self.

Skunk print lavender sachet by Cafe Lala Another comforting thing, the smell of lavender. I think lavender sachets always make lovely gifts- provided the recipient actually likes the smell of lavender! I'm sure some people don't- and I thought these were really cute and a bit different.

Lilac dip twig pencils by Aubergine Fox I've had my eyes on these for a while, I just think they're so cool and they're made out of actual twigs! Someday I'll find someone to buy them for.

Cactus printed cushions by The Fox in the Attic I genuinely love these, I think they're class! I can see them being a really quirky addition to a living room or bedroom and I'm definitely going to keep these in mind next time I'm doing some interior decorating. If you like these, the seller has a whole range of really cool cushions so I very much recommend you check them out.

'Though she but but little, she is fierce' cuff bracelet by Kaiel Designs One of the reasons why I started making hand-stamped bookmarks was because I really loved the effect the technique produced, so I can always appreciate a good metal-stamped piece. I love these kinds of cuff bracelets, they're lovely and simple, and with a Shakespeare quote too, A+++.

Purple crocheted elephant by The Crocheting Chemist In case you didn't know, these lovely little elephants are made by Hayley who writes the blog Water Painted Dreams. I actually already have one that she made me but they're always a favourite of mine. I think they'd make for a beautiful christening gift or a gift for a newborn. She's actually started selling little crowns to go with them now- so adorable!

Amethyst slice necklace by Aubergine Fox I'm a big fan of Aubergine Fox, it's one of my favourite Etsy shops. They're stuff is really pretty and interesting yet still very on trend. They sell a lot of druzy necklaces and to be honest, I like them all so it was hard to choose a favourite. But I do love the colour of this amethyst one.

Porcelain bird necklace by Aubergine Fox Another of my favourite picks from Aubergine fox. There's so much detail in this pendant, it's so beautiful! 

What are some of your favourite things from Etsy?

Back to Uni Wishlist | 2014

The trip back to uni is now only two weeks away for me so of course I've started to fantasise about all the lovely things I'd love to bring back over with me... Some of these things I think I will treat myself to after payday.

Black lace-up boots: Pull & Bear I just thought these would be really good for the winter time, especially because it rains A LOT in the North West and I hope these will keep my toes warm! I've actually already bought these but just want to say, if you're going to buy these online, the soles on my pair are a lot lighter than they appear in the photo.

Tartan scarf: ASOS  I just thought this looked so cosy and would probably go with everything. I do need a new scarf for the autumn/winter time.

Jack Wills Hoodie This is one of those things I'll probably not be getting any time soon, and I know they're a bit cliche these days, but I really want one, just because they look so cosy!

Coral Hunter Wellies Another thing I probably won't be getting any time soon, but I love Hunters more than anything in life and I just thought these were so cute for autumn time!

Moroccan-style fairy lights: I think I might get these for my uni room this year, just because they're so pretty.

Instax mini 8 camera I've wanted one of these for absolutely ages but unfortunately they've always been a bit out of my student budget. One of my good friends, Giselle who's from Hong Kong though messaged me the other day asking if I'd like her to bring one home for me because they're a lot cheaper over there which was really really kind of her.

Clocky Alarm Clock I am notoriously bad at getting up in the morning. In fact, last term I had an exam at 9.30am and woke up that morning at 9.40, absolute nightmare! My mum has joked for a long time about having to get an alarm clock that I have to chase after and now I've actually found one!! Whenever this alarm goes off its wheels start moving and you have to run after it to turn it off, such a good idea!

Photo Chain: Urban Outfitters I posted something like this on my uni room inspo and originally I was going to just make it myself but apparently you can purchase them at urban outfitters- win!

Sports fleece: H&M I really want something like this so I'm able to go running once the cold weather comes since I find normal hoodies a little too heavy!

Navy Converse: Office always a good shout. I'm hoping the navy will go with most things!

Purple sports shorts I've wanted these since I saw them in H&M a few weeks ago, though of course I was skint at the time (still am!). I sort of want to get them for motivation to try for really toned legs this year.

Adidas sports leggings: Next Basically I just need a pair of full-length sports leggings, again for the cold weather because the majority of mine are cropped!

Update: I just got twitter again. If you would like to follow me (and I'd love it if you did!), you can @alphabethblog

What's on your back to school/uni wishlist?
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