Thursday, November 06, 2008

Gotta Have Art...


I had to share some the art I have been collecting in recent days...


Look how wonderful!




Here are two sets of ceramic buttons handmade by my friend Tara Ross in Seattle. I absolutely adore her work. Please check out her etsy store and blog. You will be so glad that you did!






Here are two fabrics I fell in love with on etsy and had to get them. I am sure they will be made into a journal in the coming weeks! Etsy is a wonderful place to find thousands of fabrics that I never see in the stores. I like to buy fat quarters so that I can have enough for a project, but then have room to keep buying more! :) I purchased these from a store called Uberstitch and they were wonderful to work with.



Mr. Pogy




Copyright Peng Peng




Look at these amazing one of a kind Bears created by the incredibly talented Peng Peng.


She creates each work of art by hand and sells them all over the world.

As you all know, Melanie collects teddy bears and this is the second year in a row that I got her a Peng Peng creation for our birthday. Mr. Pogy just arrived and he came from a wonderful family of other Buddah Bears. It was hard to choose which one!


Here is Mr. Blix from last year...


Mr. Blix



She also creates collectible kitties, ellies and sock monkeys. Please check out her website, blog and etsy store!

What new things have you found lately that put a spring in your step? Please leave a comment and/or a link to let me know!

22 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Wonderful items Melissa! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful ETSY finds. That green fabric is to die for!!!

Phyllis Dobbs said...

Wow,you have been on a shopping roll. Love your Etsy finds! The fabrics are gorgeous! They will make great journals.
Thanks for your comment on my blog!

Laura said...

Etsy is a dangerous place - LOL! My husband and I collect bears too - 1 a year on our anniversary! I'm off to check out those Etsy shops!

Aniemother said...

Mr.Pogy is too cute! I wanna go shopping.. Sigh..

Ane

Sandra y Coco said...

AWESOME FABRICS! thanks for the info, I got my fabrics in Michaels, and after looking at the others journals I can see the difference! I will get nice fabrics for the coming journals

Candace Trew Camling said...

I am really diggin' your finds. My mom collects teddy bears, and I think she would love one of those!
I have left you an award on my blog!

Puglette said...

Hi Melissa, I love Etsy not only for all the fun shopping but the concept of being able to sell handcrafted items on a small, personal scale is wonderful. I love shopping from people like you, where you can see the love in every item.
That makes me happy!
Hugs,
Puglette
:o)

Rebecca said...

What new things have you found lately that put a spring in your step?

Today I found you ... in person! Thanks Melissa for taking time to meet us on our way out of Boulder! You are energizing girl.

Maggie and Mitch said...

You find the neatest things, Melissa!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

TooCutePugs said...

Mommy has to go and get a Mr. Pogy now. Maybe more than one.

We have an award for you on our blog!
Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

Joan said...

Absolutely wonderful finds! ETSY is fantastic! That fabric is beautiful - thanks for the link. The bears are way too cute. One of the things I found this morning was a creative designer of "zipper jewelry"...you'll have to check it out.

Have a Happy Thursday!
Joan & Skippy

Tara Ross Studios said...

what a nice collection, I love the fabrics. Thank you for including me!

2DogStudio said...

OH, I especially like the buttons and one Mr. Blix!!! THanks for sharing your new found items! Have a wonderful day Melissa!

Liss said...

I love those bears!

Peng Peng said...

Hi Melissa & Melanie~ gosh, you humble me so! I'm so flattered you posted the bears I made for you :O) thanks for sharing them on your blog! big hugs :))

Peng Peng said...

OH, and P.S> i just posted about you on my blog :O)) couldn't resist!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa...wow!!! these are wonderful finds....I am so amazed at all the wonderful pieces you collect...

Have a wonderful day...

Hugs
Diana

The Devil Dog said...

The buttons are super cool, but mom LOVES that first fabric. Thanks for telling mom where to get it.

Roxy

marianne said...

tHEY ARE CUTE!!!!
Melanie must have been very happy!

Nancy and the fatties said...

These little bears are SO CUTE! they have so much character. I love the emmitt collage photo, too. He looks so happy in his puppy photos. Like he was thinking to himself "hey, I've found the perfect mama. She is gonna SPOIL ME ROTTEN!!!"
xxooo

Pugs and Kneedles said...

I love your collection. What a happy assortment! Give Em big hugs from Casa de Pug.