Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Heavens to Betsy!

I'm addicted to Etsy.

I've always liked etsy. Somehow in the last week, it became my new favorite website to browse.

Usually, my internet time consists of the following:
-Reading blogs
-Pioneer Woman (BTW... I think she's crazy for the whole cinnamon toast thing. Who really has time to be so picky about cinnamon toast? I make mine the "horrible" way and it's served me well for 26 years now. Thanks PW for the cinnamon rolls though. swoon.)

But here lately, I've spent a ton of time perusing the endless handcrafted vendors featured on Etsy. Feathered headbands. Handstamped jewelry. Personalized everything! I could easily spend hours upon hours looking at different things and drooling over this and that. One store in particular -Elizabeth David Designs- has really caught my eye. This gal is talented!

A mini portfolio? Yes, please. What a perfectly cuuu-te place to keep notes and to-do lists and receipts and even my drivers license and a credit card!

And a ridiculously cute lanyard! Wouldnt it be so fun to wear something like this at work!?? I have a feeling that once we transition over to hospital provided scrubs (aka boring single color, unisex, poorly fitting scrubs), that I'm gonna need something fabulous like a lime green zebra printed lanyard to hold my badge AND add a little pop to an otherwise blah set of scrubs.

And this! I've always wanted a cute checkbook cover. I still have the boring bank-issued variety swimming around in my purse. Oh and have I ever discussed my love affair with all things Amy Butler? Oh geez.

And this!!!! A perfect kindle cover. I bought it. It's mine. I Love it. I was in the market for a Kindle cover, which ultimately led me to Liz's store in the first place. I dont know how many of you have ever shopped for a Kindle cover, but the ones listed on Amazon are borrrrrrring. There are so many super duper cute covers in Liz's store, I was in agony over which I liked best! Ultimately, I settled on the gray one, which ended up being a custom order. Through all my special fabric requests and questions, Liz was such a NICE person to work with.

In fact, she is SO nice, she's giving away a mini portfolio to one of you lucky duck readers!

To enter: FIRST check out her etsy store: Elizabeth David Designs

THEN post a comment with your favorite item! She also has MORE cute things in her other store, Accessory Heaven, so make sure and look there too! I'll randomly select a winner from the comments received.

The giveaway will close next Tuesday, May 4 at midnight.


Elizabeth said...


Anonymous said...

Such cute stuff!! I wonder if the Lanyards would work for us to keep our Disney tickets in when we go?!?! How cute would that be to get family matching lanyards for our tix??
Thanks for sharing!! I like the quilted candy dot, the black & gray damask & the retro pink flowers..every time I decided one was my fav, another one would stand out! that mini portfolio is so adorable...million uses!!

- Lara Fort

tracy said...

TOWNE handbag QUILTED 6 super padded pockets BLOOMING STRIPE and BROCADE
love this! hope you randomly pick me for the giveaway!

Kristina said...

I love the Meadowsweet zippered wallet! and I'm with you....I love Etsy AND Amy Butler fabrics!

Casey D said...

its super hard to pick something that you like the most. I would love the mini portfolio or a lanyard for work. I think my fav overall was the BITTY MESSENGER BAG Amy Butler MORNING GLORY fabric perfect for small CAMERA Adjustable AND Detachable strap. All the stuff is too cute though.
Thanks Hol

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

Everything is so cute! I don't know how I could pick! I am on a winning roll so we will see if I win this giveaway! : ) Haha Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!! Hope you are having a great week! By the way, I love the name of your blog! So good!! : )

annie hall said...

Her stuff is really cute! My favorite is the APPLE DOT DUO MINI BAGS in green... I think that fabric is super cute!

Annie (Casey's roommate) :)

Atypical Girl said...

I love her BIRDS OF NORWAY mini-messenger bag!!!

artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

very married said...


Woot is a favorite of mine too!

I love the colors in this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/42172368/lacey-cathedral-mini-portfolio-journal

hana said...


Oksana said...

I love the MALIBU MESSENGER HANDBAG JOEL DEWBERRY DAMASK, its looks so stylish, so amazing and so cute!!!


Stephanie said...

I love the larger cosmetic bag with the elephants and rhinos on it! Too cute! Great giveaway!

Teisa Linscott said...

The towne handbag is perfect for summer.


Anonymous said...

The BLOOMING STRIPE quilted zipper WALLET would be a great present for mom's birthday.


Celestia said...

I love the Birds of Norway Kindle cover- so cute!

celestia dot price at gmail dot com

Jack said...

The PEACE SIGN OWLS GO GO WALLET is too cute! I love owls!


Tooele Brezoff said...

How darling is all I have to say, I love all the fabrics that are used for the mini portfolio and the designs on the Etsy site are so fun, My favorite is LARGE STYLE MESSENGER handbag featuring AMY BUTLER LACEWORK and WALLFLOWER!!!

I am now a Super Happy Follower (#35 to be exact)
and look forward to winning!! (I hope I do, I hope I do!)

Laura said...

I love the fabric used in this bag! http://www.etsy.com/listing/42402810/mini-messenger-handbag-back-zippered

Anonymous said...

I like the Cupcake and Desserts standard size portfolio.

Thanks for the chance to win!


ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kristen said...

I like the BIRDS OF NORWAY TOWNE handbag.

couponboss at gmail dot com

Samantha said...

Love her stuff! I really love the GARDEN TOUR MINI PORTFOLIO purse size extra interior credit card pocket. So fresh and pretty! And I love the bright blue closure button.

xXchocolate-princessXx said...

i love the kiwi swirl portfolio because i'm a sucker for pretty colors :D


sheba said...

Lovely giveaway! I like the MARISSA Handbag BLOOMING STRIPE and BROCADE one its soooo pretty!!!

Marya Marsh said...

I am in love with the Kiwi Swirl Portfolio and the Best Paisley Mini Portfolio! I am so glad you showed me this b/c I think I'm going to have to buy one if I don't win! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kendra said...

I love the mini messenger bag that has the Birds of Norway print! Beautiful colors!


elaine said...

I also like My Messenger Handbag-beautiful fall print!

Elaine R

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

loving the MINI MESSENGER HANDBAG back zippered pocket white bird pattern - beautiful fabric
june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

So cute!!
My favorite item is the
MINI MESSENGER HANDBAG back zippered pocket CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC in the white/red color shown in the store!

romii_parasorteos at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

Sooo cute! I love everything! Thanks for the giveaway!

katia said...

i love the hippo mini portfolio cover! so adorable


Jeri said...

Here's another site you might enjoy looking at. It also has a zillion talented artists. A lot of them have stores on both etsy and zibbet.

Shelley said...

My favorite item from Elizabeth David Designs is the DYO Portfolio Organizer. Another fav is the mini portfolio in the print The Best Paisley. It's a hard choice with so many cute things to choose from!

Thanks for the giveaway! :)


Bhav said...

I LOVE the FOLKLORICA TOWNE HANDBAG. It is fabulous!! Thanks for the giveaway!

bvbabybv at gmail dot com

Carapace said...

I like the GoGo Wallets! Smart and sharp!

Thank you!


Annie said...

I love the Zippity Doo Dah and Sunspots mini portfolio!


Krissy said...

i also found her site looking for an e-reader cover! My fave item of hers is the QUILTED TOSSED OWLS PORTFOLIO organizer all-in-one WALLET! =D thanks for the chance!

Ľubaša said...

I love MALIBU MESSENGER handbag 6 padded pockets adjustable strap. The colour combination is great! vivid and natural in the same time. thanks
lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

Mendy said...

My sister likes the Circular Medallion one...I don't think I have a favorite yet :)

DEBIJOT said...

I like the Trip to Asia Journal

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