Hello, everyone! It's time for another adventurous Weekly Wednesday! This week, I was struggling to com up with an idea, but I happened to see an avocado-themed item, which sparked a thought. Avocados are becoming increasingly popular, and I've seen an increase in the variety of items with the avocado theme, so I decided it might be an interesting theme. Why not? First off, let me say one thing: I absolutely do not like avocados or guacamole (eating them anyway). I do not like either here or there. I do not like them anywhere. (Sorry for the Dr. Seuss tidbit, but they're green, soooo...) I just don't like the taste--I mean, to me they taste like I'm sucking on a bottle of aloe vera or something of that nature. I did find out that I was able to tolerate them in the Fresh Mex Bowls at Chili's (I'm not being paid by Chii's in any way to promote their bowls, but I would because they're good). Although I really don't like eating them, that doesn't mean that avocado items aren't darn stinkin' cute. I'll give them that much ;) Here ya go!
Item #1 is from MilkandHoneyLuxuries
If you've ever made guacamole, you know that there's some scooping involved. It's either cut it or scoop it. It's your choice, but I think this cute little spoon would make scooping fun! The bowl of the spoon would be perfect for scooping--it like like it would be more gentle than a regular soup spoon. "I <3 avocado," is hand-stamped into the bowl, so everyone will know this spoon is for scooping avocado out of the skin or serving your guac!
Item #2 is from WoleaHandmade
This little pin (brooch) is pretty cute. It's tiny and fits inside of a bottle cap. I feel like it would look cute on a denim jacket or on a purse/messenger bag/gym bag--this type of accessory is making a huge comeback (check the fashion shows--you'll see a lot). The tiny avocado is hand embroidered onto green, olive green, brown, or gray fabric. A cute must-have!
Item #3 is from AvocadoSeedPlanter
If this doesn't scream avocado-theme, then nothing ever will! This is an avocado seed planter for those of you that are interested in growing an avocado tree. I honestly have thought about doing this since my fiancée really enjoys them. I really don't understand why, but he can eat them without any seasoning whatsoever. I figure I'd enjoy growing them. This kit includes a mason jar and the device that helps hold the avocado seed as its roots grow in the water-filled mason jar. This can be reused multiple times, but the seed is not included in this particular listing.
Item #4 is from LeshkaArt
I thought this was a really neat take on the avocado theme. It's a ring made from the avocado seed. This lovely piece of jewelry is eco-friendly and entirely hand-carved with a teeny, tiny knife. The color variances are part of the natural color of the seed and give the ring a unique look. There is a nice texture going on here as well since the artist left the outside more rough and showing the cut of the knife. Te ring has been covered in coconut oil to protect it, but it's most likely a good idea not to get it in the water---who knows, it might actually grow an avocado tree (just kidding....maybe).
Item #5 is from RockyTopSoapShop
While growing the avocado soaps, I came to realize that many makers are just using avocado oil and not the whole thing. This particular brand--Rocky Top Soap Shop--uses several avocado ingredients; it uses avocado oil, avocado butter, and real avocado purée. Just the ingredients made this one appeal to me more than all the rest. It's extra moisturizing, lathers really well, and can be used all over the body.
Item #6 is from LilliannaMarie
Don't judge me here..just look at the cuteness of this mustached avocado toy. EEEEKKK! It's just so darn cute...I may have to have it. Me! A hater of all things guacamole! I don't care about adding the bow for girliness (which you can do)--I think it's cute just the way it is!
Item #7 is from ITWScreenPrinting
I've found a piece of avocado-themed clothing for you! There are several clothing items, but I found this one to be my favorite. On the front it says, 'when life gives you avocados," with an image of an avocado and what looks to be guacamole, and on the back it says, "make guac." I really like the typography on the shirt--it has a it of vintage appeal, but I can also say it looks like the font that names on credit ares re printed with. Either way, it's cute. You can get it in white or gray and in sizes small to extra large.
Item #8 is from Suite7Seven
Now if you really want to show off your love of avocados (or maybe you just like the way they look, like me), then I think you should really check out this phone case. The designers have cases that fits several versions of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. I can personally sat that this shop's phone cases are awesome! The case for the iPhone 7 plus fits perfectly (and has protected my phone thus far--yes, I've dropped it several times). The one I have on my phone right now has cacti/succulents on it, and the decals have stayed on--no peeling whatsoever. My main concern was the case turning a yellowish color, but I've had it since sometime in November, and it's still perfectly clear. I definitely recommend them if you're in search of a phone case!
Item #9 is from MissMaddyMakes
I had to share this! It's just too funny, and I would love to stick my Cozie cat (CoCo) in one of these. She may not like it, but I'd definitely get a hoot out of it! There are a;was dog costumes and clothing but none fore cats, which is truly unfortunate. Let's get our fabulous felines dressed up!
Item #10 is from InrainbowsBecco
Yes, I've already shown you a stinkin' cute stuffed avocado toy, but this one was also too cute not to share! It's little face and pink cheeks are just darling. This, like the other one, is more for decoration than laying your head on, but who cares?! You can simply put it in a room or office to make the space a little more joyful and friendly.
Item #11 is from MadAboutHue
I saw this painting, and it just spoke to me and captured my attention. Even though it's a print, it still has enough visual texture to make you think it's really canvas and want to touch the brush strokes. The artist has done an impeccable job in making this painted avocado look real with the variation in the tints and shades of the hues used. This print comes already matted for an 8x10 frame.
Wow! That was a long one, huh? I found so many items that I liked that I couldn't narrow it down any further. I hope you've enjoyed this week's broadcast. Tune it next time for....I'm not sure on the theme yet..haha In the meantime, hope on over to your favorite handmade sites and show some artists some love!
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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.