I’m a little bit obsessed with Etsy. If you’re not familiar with it (where have you been hiding?!), it’s a website where independent sellers can trade their handmade and vintage goods. As I’ve already mentioned on the blog, I really do like a bit of vintage! But I’m also a really big fan of all things crafty. When I was little I remember loving being sat at the dining table and having paper, glitter and glue everywhere! As I’ve grown older, I’ve had different ‘crafty phases’…knitting, crochet, card making, embroidery, painting…however, I’m not particularly good at sticking to one thing so there’s now bags of wool, boxes of buttons and unfinished ‘projects’ spread around at home! My half-hearted creative endeavours have made me really appreciate individuals who have the determination to turn their hobby into a business, and this is one of the reasons why I love Etsy so much. Not only do I get to swoon at gorgeous handmade or vintage items, but I get to admire the effort and passion that has gone into selling them.
This morning I ventured into the world of Etsy Treasuries (in Etsy’s on words ‘an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery‘). I really like the concept of browsing other member’s collections and think it makes the online shopping experience fun and exciting. Inspired by the fantastic weather we’ve been having recently and the impending chocolate binge next weekend, I decided to create an Easter treasury. It was very simple and easy to do; all you do is find the item URL of up to 16 items, and then you can drag them around and make your ‘mosaic’ look nice and pretty. I really enjoyed searching for just the right items to feature…however I fear that this may become another frequent ‘Dissertation Distraction’ technique!