Hello, everyone! Are you ready for another fun-filled, weekly post of some awesome items? I've been seeing a lot of enamel pins throughout the last several months, and they are still very trendy and just fun in general. They are a great way to express yourself and show off some of the things you love. I figured it was about time to do a pretty long post. Hope you enjoy! (Warning: Pins may induce lots of nostalgia)
Item #1 is from ShopZoki
Sloths are one of my favorite animals! They just move so slow that it's funny. Their cuteness makes it even better. This little guy is munching on some watermelon. The pin is held on with two clutches and a double pin back to make sure the hold is secure. He would definitely brighten up your day and the day of anyone else who happens to catch a glimpse of him.
Item #2 is from HennelPaperCo
I love this pin! I actually need it because I love cats! I've always had them throughout my life--I've had way more sweet moments than jerk moments with the ones I had (actually, I don't think I've really had any jerk moments). This pin looks like it's a very happy tabby cat and has a little heart on it. It makes me want to grab CoCo and give her kisses. The pin has a butterfly closure and is about 1.25 inches at its widest point.
Item #3 is from Grimestreet
Talk about the nostalgia associated with this one! It takes me back! Does anyone else remember Rocko? Maybe I'm showing my age here...hmmm. It was a cartoon show on Nickelodeon in the 90s. It was one of my favorite shows (that I still watch if I can find it on youtube). It is double posted for a more secure hold. Make sure to get one as it will bring all Rocko fans together!
Item #4 is from sweetandlovely
I so identify with this one. I'll be the first one to tell you that I'm a strange bird. I'm a little odd--the black sheep of the family if you will. All in all I'm a weirdo, and nothing is wrong with that. ;) I like that the designer chose a heart to put the words in because it seems to me that it shows you are embracing who you are.
Item #5 is from carolyndraws
I probably love sleep a little too much! I like to sleep late and taking naps, but my naps are more like small comas. I'll sleep for 3 hours. Forget that 30 minute mess! You'll get a grumpy person if that's all I get to sleep. This pin is about 1.25 inches wide and has a butterfly clasp to hold it on. This would be great for any professional sleeper to put on their bag, jacket or hat.
Item # 6 is from AnatomicalElement
The first thing I saw when looking at this pin was the work "think" inside the brain. Haha. That's neat, and it looks like the folds, too. I always found anatomy interesting when I was in college (heads out of the gutter! I took A&P). The human body is just amazing. This pin has a rubber clutch to hold the pin in place. It would look great on a bag, lanyard, or jacket; and would be a wonderful reminder for people to "think."
Item #7 is from Enamelpinco
If you don't watch "Rick and Morty," you'll probably wonder why I'm posting this. You seriously need to watch it if you've not seen it. Its been along wait for season 3 (2 years +, I think), but I think the episodes have turned out to be worth the wait. In this particular episode, Rick turns himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy. It snowballs (the family had a dog named Snowball too) from there. This pin is double posted with deluxe locking clasps and is 1.5 inches in size.
Item #8 is from JayHyltonShop
Alright, this description contains a story and involved Game of Thrones. *Begins story....If you watch Game of Thrones, you know the theme song. Well, somehow my fiance, our roommate, and I came up with a song we sing EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. it comes on. It goes, "Wiener, wiener wiener, wiener wien chicken dinner chicken dinner (pronounce the "i" like the "i" in "ding"), and somehow we added "figgy pudding" to the mix. Don't ask how we came up with it. I'm not sure I remember it because it just sort of happened..haha. Yes, we are weirdos. I thought this pin was really appropriate for reminding us of that (and maybe now it's stuck in your head too). It's also great for those that think a chicken dinner is a winner!
Item #9 is from WeirdoWeapons
Does anyone else remember the Everlasting Gobstopper from the old Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? The one from 1971. That's the one I grew up on and could watch over and over again. I watched it so much that I could say the lines with the characters. It will always be a favorite of mine. The new one creeps the crap out of me. I don't know what it is, but it's dark the entire time; It's a no for me. Whenever Gene Wilder held up that Gobstopper, I always wished I could actually eat one. Well, you can technically eat one. Willy Wonka candies has Everlasting Gobstoppers, but to my deep disappointment, they do not resemble the treat from the movie. If it looked like the one from the movie, I might give them another try, but until then, I can do without. This pin would be a wonderful dose of nostalgia for those that really loved the old movie, and it would be a way to connect with other fans.
Item #10 is from millypins
This is another pin that takes me back! There are so many of these memory inducing pins today! Did anyone else eat the Kid's Cuinsines back int the 90s? They were so good even if the damn brownie never cooked or was hard! My favorite would have to be the chicken nuggets one, but I did eat the others (except the pizza, I never liked that one because it reminded me of the ones we had at school). I'm sure they've changed I lot since I last had one..haha.
Item #11 is from HeatherBuchanan
This reminds me of a breakfast item that I call a "toad in the hole." You may know is as an egg in a basket, egg in the hole, or cat in the hat. There are several terms for it, but not matter the terminology, we all can agree that it's an excellent dish (not just for breakfast). This dish is a piece of toast with a hole cut out of the middle and an egg cooked inside. It's a quick and easy fix, but not a hand-held treat..The yolk is supposed to be runny, and you use the bread to soak it up and literally clean the plate.
Item #12 is from KatyPillingerDesigns
Some days, alcohol is a necessity. Other days, it's just nice to drink. This would be perfect for any fan of gin or alcoholic beverages in general. This pin is an adult lemonade I guess you can say. I don't really know my liquors, I just order the pretty drinks ;)
Item #13 is from OHNORachio
Isn't this succulent pin cute? You all know I'm a huge fan of succulents. This one is no different. I don't have a story for this one---it's just cute.
Item #14 is from NostalgiaPinCo
Did anyone else's parents read them Goodnight, Moon? I remember this one being read several times when I was really young. And I did find a mouse of every page ,I believe. I'm sure you'll get a lot of nostalgic tails from fellow readers.
Item #15 is from LindseyBalbierz
Oh, how I love pancakes. They're so good! Do I prefer them over waffles? Of course! I also like all kinds..chocolate chip, banana, buckwheat, red velvet, you name it. We always get a big breakfast if we're going to be skipping lunch because it keep us full and energized until dinner time. *Insert buzz* Time for another quirk I have! I do not eat syrup or butter on my pancakes. I want to taste them, not the syrup or butter. Most people look at me like I'm crazy, but make sure to try it before bashing it ;) This pin would be awesome for any pancake lover in your life or even yourself if they're a breakfast go-to.
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all these pins! I know it really took me down memory lane, and that was so fun. I may have to grab a few of these for myself (or at least put them on my want list!) Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! What do you think of the new title for our weekly posts? I thought it was high time to revamp it a little, so I started with the name. I may be going to start adding items other than what you can find on Etsy. Don't worry, I will still showcase a few Etsy items, just not as many. I figure it's time to broaden out a little bit. I think I've already done a succulent post this year, but I thought, what the hell? lets do another one. You all know I love my succulents; I'm even using them in my wedding!
Item #1 is from MutedRoseEmbroidery
I am loving this cute embroidery! The stitching of the cactus and succulents in incredible, and I really like the combination of colors with the fabric chosen as the background. The polka dots make it really interesting. This cutie would look great and any room in your home and is a nice size at 4 inches in diameter. The designer is willing to work with you on the fabric choices to make it a little more custom to your liking, but this one is really awesome ;)
Item #2 is from JewelleryForWorld
The combination of succulents in this pair of earrings is absolutely perfect! You get both warm and cool colors and three types of succulents. These earrings are on ear wires (meaning they dangle a little). They would be a wonderful addition to your jewelry stash and will get many compliments on them!
Item #3 is from PlantsInMind
This is so pretty! It's a hanging terrarium for your succulents! This one is a hand-blown, teardrop shape that has blue sea sand (gorgeous!), mini seashells, starfish, and moss inside; and it sits in a moss-filled silver tray. You can hang this terrarium with the sisal rope attached or leave it in the tray--either way it will look absolutely gorgeous. That blue sea sand is just stunning and really makes it pop. If you live in Canada, you can get the succulents included, but it you live in the US, you will have to find your own succulents--thank you, customs. Succulents are pretty easy to keep alive. They will develop roots into the moss and usually only need to be sprayed with water once a week--something even those with black thumbs can keep alive!
Item #4 is from CollectedEdition
OMG! This is everything I love in a ring! Succulents and stacking rings! Oh my!! This is actually one of a 5 piece set of succulent rings (gotta have them ALL) that are sold separately to allow you to create your own set. There are four different finishes to choose from: raw brass, raw bronze, raw silver, polished brass, polished bronze, polished silver, 14KT rose gold, 14KT white gold, and 14 KT yellow gold. They are all really pretty, but I think I'm liking the raw ones--the texture really draw my eye. All of the raw pieces have been tumble polished to leave a rougher texture while the others have been polished for a shiny surface. The brass and bronze options have also been sealed with a protective clear coat to prevent tarnishing. You could wear these beauties anywhere with anything. Definitely a must have!
Item #5 is from DoGoodDecor
This wreath is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combination and variety of succulents included. They look stunning against the grapevine wreath, and the moss added another interesting texture to it. This would look beautiful on the front door (I would probably keep this up year round because it's so pretty), as wedding decor, or maybe as a decoration for your office or classroom door! Part of the profits will go to charities that help support children in foster care, so not only are you getting a gorgeous decoration, but you are also helping those in need.
Item #6 is from WhenAdamMetEve
These earrings are a little different since they don't feature 3D succulents, but I love the take on them. I think these send the message that you are a little more quirky sand like unique things (like I do). The shapes are laser cut from wood and then color is added. The colors do provide a nice pop, while the brown balances them out. They'll go with a number of outfits, and I'm sure you will get lots of compliments on them!
Item #7 is from EtenIren
Here is another gorgeous ring! Actually I love everything in her shop! When I feature items, I try to use only one item per shop, but a majority of what I was liking from from this designer! It's all so pretty. Each leaf of the succulent has been handmade using polymer clay---if you've never used this before, let me tell you, if you aren't an expert, it will drive you nuts. I don't have the patience for it..haha. The succulents were hand sculpted and "planted" into the wooden ring base. It resembles a planter actually. The ring base does look like it has some detail on the sides, and I think that it just adds to the beauty of this piece. I think this would be a cute detail to add to pretty much any of your outfits--any of her items would be great.
Item #8 is from MarieLoraine
This sticker had be giggling this morning, and that takes a lot when I've not slept well the night before and haven't had caffeine yet. I guess you can say I'm not a morning person? Vinyl stickers have multiple uses because you can stick them pretty much anywhere your little heart desires! You can put it on your laptop, your thermos cup (or Yeti cup), some sort of case, or the rear window in your car. This one is a pun, so make sure to put it somewhere where it can be seen by others and give them a little giggle, too!
I've got a surprise for you this week! What to get down and DIY? I've got two places for you to check out!!
(1) Try this tutorial from The Design Twins
(2) or pick from one of the seven over on the Liz Marie Blog
That's all I have for you today my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed this week's round up. Did you like the DIY link idea? If so, let me know, and I will do my best to include some in later editions! Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
p.s. Feel free to share, tweet, tag, like, or pin <3
Ahoy, matey!! Welcome back for another edition of Weekly Wednesday, where I feature fabulous handmade items from Etsy! This week we're jumping into the sailing life with a nautical theme! I thought it would be pretty neat...lots of people are still out on their boats having fun in September. Starboard, port, aft, enjoy!
Item #1 is from BlueRidgeNotions
I really love how simple this ring is! It's very minimalistic, but it also has the detail of the rope band. It's actually made from two 1 mm bands that form the single knot on the top. The ring is made of sterling silver and comes in sizes 2-12 and includes half and quarter sizes. It's always good to see that because rarely does anyone have a ring size that's a whole number (or maybe it's just me).
Item #2 is from Theshabbyshak
This shadow box of sailor's knot is really neat and would be great for anyone who loves sailing. This piece features nine types of nautical knots on a navy blue background with metal labels specifying each knot. The frame has been refinished, painted with the color "ocean blue," and then given a distressed finish. It's very rustic and something you would associate with boating even without the knots.
Item #3 is from MyLimoIsWaiting
I've always liked spoon jewelry. I for some reason think it's more popular in the south, but I'm not entirely sure on that one. I had a bracelet at one point. Leave to me to be a southern girl and hate monograms but like spoon rings! haha. This ring is made out of an antique silver-plated spoon that has had a silver anchor added to it for more detail. The anchor itself is torch soldered on, so you definitely don't have to worry about it coming off. This ring is adjustable and fits sizes 6-10, so it saves you the trouble of figuring out your finger size if you don't already know it. It would be great for casual or business casual dress or for a night out.
Item #4 is from BeachDwellerBoutique
This is really cool and seems like it would be something you would see in a beach hotel. I even could see this in a pool house or something like that. The towels look so inviting even! The wood for this piece has been upcycled (yay!) as has the box it is shipped in. A dock cleat holds the towels or other items on the shelf. This would be great if you're short on storage or don't have the floor space for cabinetry. This would even be awesome for when you have guests over--the towels are right there.
Item #5 is from nurdanceyiz
This makes me want to curl up and take a nice nap. I love duvet covers, but I don't know why because they are a bitch to put on. I usually end up climbing inside to straighten everything out. It's gotten easier since I learned a hack about putting it back on, but sometimes it still gives me trouble. I really like that it allows me to change up the print...I get bored when it's always the same. This particular duvet would allow you to mixed and match pillow patterns and blankets. It would look good even by itself--it has detail but not too much. You can get this in twin, twin xl, full, queen, and king sizes.
Item #6 is from ModernPrintDesigns
I'll go ahead and say it. I love my wine. I prefer the whites over the reds, because the reds are too bitter to me. Anyway, this is a set of 4 stemless wine glasses that have had images on a lighthouse, sailboat, anchor, and ship's wheel sandblasted on them. They would be perfect for the beach/coastal areas or for those that sail or live around a lake. With these you also wouldn't have to use the glass markers to tell whose glass is whose (you really couldn't use them since the glasses are stemless..haha)--you just have to remember what image was on your glass.
Item #7 is from AllisonColeJewelry
Here we have an anchor bracelet. It's made of navy blue rope and has an anchor as a closure (very appropriate). I could see this being combined with other bracelets from this shop or with a gold cuff or set of bangles. If you want a snug fit, make sure to order a half in larger than your wrist size; for a looser fit, order one inch larger. If you're going to be on a boat dealing with ropes and sails, I would suggest a snug fit just to ensure your safety.
Item #8 is from OMearasCottageCharm
I've always liked sand dollars and seashells. Starfish are ok, too. I've even been lucky enough to grab a whole sand dollar out of the ocean! This listing comes as a set of three --a shell, starfish, and a sand dollar. The frames are a matte white and a grey burlap has been used for adding texture. These are very nice and would be great for pretty much any room in your home. You could hang them, lean them, or put them on a standing holder. If you love the beach, but don't live there (or even if you do), these would be great for you.
Item #9 is from MysticKnotwork
I've always thought that these knots were really neat. I would probably drive myself crazy making one. This trivet will protect your table or counter from the heat of dishes right out of the oven or off the stove. It is made of natural white cotton rope, and the ends have been tied off to prevent fraying. I think it would look great whether the decor in your kitchen (or even your outdoor area) isn't nautical themed.
Item #10 is from
Compasses were what travelers used way before GPS and maps, but this one won't get you home if you're lost! It is really pretty though, so that has to count for something, right? The compass sits on top of a sterling silver rope band. The rope bands are really pretty and lend themselves well to making a stacked ring. This one would look great as a stacked ring in my opinion and would be great for anyone!
I hope you all have gotten your sea legs going and have enjoyed this nautical themed edition of Weekly Wednesday! Do any of you sail or do the boat life on the weekends? Let me know in the comments what you love about sailing or going out on a boat! Make sure you head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.