Contest Time


This is my 475th post since starting this blog in March. Leave a comment between now & my 500th post and you will be entered into a drawing for various prizes. The only catch is that in order to be entered, I ask you to leave a link to a funky find in your comment. I think this will be a great way for readers to help spread the word about indie artists & crafters, as well as cool companies, that they know of. And this will also be a way for me to show my appreciation to my loyal readers! So stop lurking & start commenting. Thanks everyone!

49 comments:

Chito said...

I hope this find has not been listed here before.
http://www.elisalou.com/index.shtml
I especially like her bags!

Deanna said...

You might have already seen this one... This store has the best website: http://www.whippetgrey.co.uk/

Jackie said...

Love this...hope you do too!
http://www.lisasolomon.com/portfolio_r.html
fresh; funky; stylin'

Handmade Girl said...

Love your blog! I can personally vouch for Kumi @ Atelier Jade. http://www.h7.dion.ne.jp/~atelierj/I love her fabrics, and you can't beat the prices really!

susannah said...

How fun- here's mine, she has great purses- really cool, they're like carrying a piece of artwork around! www.tuffbettybags.com

beth said...

Just found your blog a few weeks ago--love it!! Here's one of my favorite finds http://www.superherodesigns.com/

Linda Woods said...

I love the colorful graphics on the card games from Zolo.
http://www.zolo.com/cardsgames.html

Melissa A said...

Hi Jessica! My funky find is Deadbeat Leather at http://www.deadbeatleather.com/goods.html. They are located in Dallas, TX, and they make leather products and really cute onesies for babies! Hope you like it!

Congrats on your 475th post!!
Melissa

Step said...

Last week I bought the cutest dog collar - it came this Saturday. I love it!!! Thanks for the heads up on the site.

http://www.lindsaydesigns.com/content.php?content_id=1

This is from your Aug 13th week.

Thanks for all the cool finds!!

Jane Wynn said...

Horray!!!
http://threadless.com/
http://WynnStudio.etsy.com

XoxoxoX
Jane Wynn
w y n n s t u d i o

Plastic said...

475th - you are a postin machine - way to go.

lets see... man this is hard cause you already have most of mine listed....

www.gigposters.com
love the posters there
www.flatstock.com
great poster convention with links to the designer's sites

MaryMo said...

Oh what a great idea!
http://www.coxandcox.co.uk/index.html
http://www.vintagefaerie.com/
http://www.fabricindulgenceandartsupply.com

I'll have to spend some quality time with all these readers links!
Thanks for always having great stuff to share Jessica! ;)

wannabe said...

My new fav is http://www.scoutsswag.com/
Scout is an indie designer who can handpaint you a swag of any color yarn...she also just partnered with several other indie designers to start the Scout's Indie Swag Club which you can read about on her store page.

Another fav is www.goodtobegirl.com
Amy hand makes all her stitch markers...they are AMAZING and have such great detail.

You already know about one of my other favs...MaryMo Handmade.

I also really love www.charmdesign.etsy.com
She makes awesome bags and clutches!

Eve said...

Anna Chambers made some cute Nintendo plushies for the "I am 8-bit" art show. Her other plushies and illustrations are also quite cool.

http://www.annachambers.com/

kstyle said...

I love these bags from black bags. They're one of a kind and darling. I bought the "Pear Shaped Diamond" and every time I use it I get great compliments.
http://www.leslieannblack.com/handbagsandtotes.html
Great idea. k

taureau at yahoo.com said...

I love these cute card cases. Very nice. And she has other fabric goodness, too.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=2648

kelli

BeccaU said...

I really like Caro of (splityarn) - I have a little wallet she made, and i've given her stitch markers as gifts:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=1249

KiWi said...

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=10262

check out Dollygagging.

Annabet said...

I like this one:

http://www.oopsimeantto.com/

it's cool pencil art. check it out!

twitchy fingers said...

Ah... 375- Congratulations! According to wikipedia 375 = spur routes of Interstate 75 in the United States... I don't know what that means, but it sounds impressive...

* An Australian home-based bag designer - Red Instead

http://www.redinsteadbags.com.au

* Australian graphic designer and indie artist

http://www.auntycookie.com/

Anonymous said...

This is a really cute site which I have ordered items from:

http://www.hollydoodle.com/

Jo from Canberra Australia :)

Heatherly said...

Here's a really cool site ... this guy posts a collage a day (hence the name)
http://acollageaday.blogspot.com/

Jenn over at Stilleto Heights does some really fantastic art work:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=38394

Nancy is also all over it with her lovely art!
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=65896

Joanne said...

Congrats on many many posts, and so many hours of self inflicted eye-strain! (or is that just me?)

Check out The Arts & Crafts Home - 'A Design source for Home Decoration'
http://www.achome.co.uk

Something for all tastes Im sure. I love it!

Tara in AZ said...
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Tara in AZ said...

Oops!! Spelled the name wrong. www.papayalicious.com

She has the most beautiful cards and journals, and her use of color is incredible. I can't say enough good things about this artist. My favorite from her is the India Inspired Post Card Set.

quenna said...

Here is a great link:

http://cheekybeaks.blogspot.com

She designs her own fabric (beautiful hand screenpainted botanical prints) and makes the best handbags and zippered pouches. Fantastic construction and lines!

Congrats on all the posting!

Angie Urbon said...

Love a great contest and more funky finds possibilities! Checkout www.homewarestore.com for some fabulous goodies.

Angie U

Karina/Fototiller said...

Congrats on all the posts - wow, that's a lot of funky finds!!

Here are some fun gnome funky finds.

Michele Reed said...

http://www.hippychixshop.com/

beautiful clothes! not sure if they can be considered "handcrafted", etc...but someone somewhere had to think of these designs...check out the gypsy daisy especially, they look flattering too. ;)

Anonymous said...

http://www.zinkmetalart.com/

Fun and Funky yard and wall art in all price ranges. Adorable notecards too!

Margy said...

http://www.helena-angelique.com/index.htm

Helena´s and Angelique´s shoes and boots are too cool!

Groetjes,

Margy

Tracy said...

Congrats!

These are possibly the coolest lamps I've ever seen.
http://www.tramplamps.com/
They're made completely out of lingerie. She also does some using bathing suits.

carole m. said...

~I found my absolute fave from you-thanks! MaryMo:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=23193
~these to go with my trash mouth:
http://16sparrows.com/shop/ass_to-do.html
~jenifer is great and so are her ceramic good luck birds here:
http://homepage.mac.com/bob.jen/sprout/index.htm
~Adore it all here:
www.betzwhite.com

MaryMo said...

Love the 16sparrows.com Carole - especially the Effin' birthday cards!!

creative kismet said...

Here are two I like
Goshdarnknit- http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=25219
great art prints, journals etc.
and
SuperChica-
http://www.superchica.com/index.html
Fun jewelry and t-shirts.

Very cool of you to hold this contest. Supporting the indie art/crafters is so important!

Jonathan said...

Oops, i posted in the wrong one...
heres my "entry" well, also a contribution to this blog

Here are some funky decorative pillows from Nina's Pillow Designs. They have cool new pillows that you can order a custom name on and let's you insert a photo too. Its very unique, something i have never seen before. They also have other modern designs that are very refreshing to the eyes, and so I think this makes a perfect addition to your blog.

Link: http://www.ninaspillowdesigns.com/

tanya said...

I like Accessoryalamode Etsy shop. I am about to feature her gorgeous pendants.

Anonymous said...

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lou@patrou.com

Lou Patrou

atelier455 said...

You should take a look at Cj O'Neill's new Feeding Desire range of tableware - it's stunning. I've just posted about it on my blog.

Great competition by the way! Very impressed that you're heading for 500 posts!

ellia said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS! i might be too late... but check this out.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/yalu/

she doesnt sell them just yet because shipping out of argentina is pricey but i so love all her products!!!

ellia said...

wrong link under my name- i need to take a nap :(

StickyPrints said...

I found this blog through indieshopping.com and I just love it! As for cool new sites, there are just so many. First there is mine, www.StickyPrints.com, and the runner up is a new site for little boys tees, www.ColinMaguire.com .

kweaver said...

I have recently noticed the buttons over at AnthroPoMorphCo and keep finding myself back there looking!

holly said...

i'm sure you've been there countless times, but i always enjoy looking at wrapables. cute stuff!

congrats on all your posts!

Mary Richmond said...

Hi--I found these wonderful baby announcements at www.PeaPodAnnouncements.com
cuter than a button and well designed.

miranda said...

Lucky Kat Crafts sells punk/rockabilly/tattoo-flash/pinup items mostly handmade or hand-customized by Liz Rosino. She's most widely known for her painted bowling pins, but she also makes cute clothes, jewelry boxes, other housewares.

http://www.luckykat.net/

Danelle said...

That's a lot of posts!

www.monsterfashion.net
www.otterotto.com

Anonymous said...

Wow!!
Congrats on #475!This is the coolest idea. I have found such great websites already. Here's one
that does rock poster party invites, birth announcements,weddings AND full Custom commissions for any occasion.
www.rattle-n-roll.com

N said...

Hello!
Great website - have come across this company www.rubyrice.com They have journals covered in real Bollywood posters and hearts made from vintage saris....hope it hasn't been mentioned before -
www.rubyrice.com