The first-ever Etsy Design Awards celebrate the work of extraordinary creatives from around the world. Handmade Decor and Unique Finds from Etsy Award Finalists spotlights a few favorite makers and the inspiring fruits of their labors!
While the award winners will be chosen from an international expert panel of judges and announced next month, I’m thinking we can put our own curation skills to the test with these lovely favorites.
Are you in???? Meet me at the finish line to let me know your favs!
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Handmade Decor and Unique Finds from Etsy Award Finalists: A Few Favorites
Earth-Friendly & Oh So Lovely
Fall in love with Pepita Calabaza’s handmade organic stuffed doll with the most darling clothing and demeanor!
Slumbering bunnies are hard to beat, but awakened joyful monkeys sewn with love and a smiley face mouth…oh, goodness…you are winning my vote, Pepita Calabaza!!!!
UK finalist TWOMEshop on Etsy creates these beautiful, cross-back, linen Japanese aprons by first hand-dying the fabric in Hampshire England.
This finalist also offers her hand-dyed fabrics to photographers and stylists, longing for naturally made textiles to elevate their vignettes and flatlays.
Inspiring Styling With TWOMEshop Creations
Creative Collaborations: So Much Eye Candy!
Etsy Award finalist AnimalAristocrats creates handmade digital Renaissance pet portraits to royally thrill their pet loving following even as they preserve precious memories.
How does the process of commissioning a portrait of your pet work? Before going to work in photoshop, Animal Aristocrats asks you to send high resolution photos of your pet to decide on the best shot for the final portrait.
You’ll also work together in determining your pet’s specific quirks and personality details to capture an authentic furry fantasy to honor their belovedness!
Personality Plus Pet Portraits
Personalized Messages Inside
Unique, personalized, and a treasured keepsake, these handmade clutches printed with a message inside FROM YOU is a heartwarming gift for a 50th birthday, an anniversary, a bride, or just because.
Etsy Award finalist Fontem creates these beauties from fine Italian leather.
Inventive Decor Creators Shine
How sweet and nostalgic are these wee clay handpainted houses from finalist Maisie Parks Designs?
Imagine a collection from Maisie Parkes Design on a window sill or in a child’s room.
Swing Into Stylish Storage
It’s easy to see how the trapeze-like ceiling mounted hanging clothes rack by Kroft Studio caught the judges’ attention.
What a breezy and minimal alternative storage solution.
Inspired by nature, rustic black pottery from Wurzel Welt Raum brings an organic edginess to modern tablescapes, and this maker brings us a taste of cozy autumn wonder to come.
I love the Crafts Manhattan concrete side table with its rugged statement with feminine curves, and I am betting this inventive piece woos the judges as well.
Signature Style Standouts
Linen lovers rejoice with Lauren Winter Co’s timeless and stunning collection on Etsy…
Ooh, la la, I would wear every single piece from this award nominee!
The natural linen is calling my name!
Find more lovely Etsy sources for beautiful finds to wear in this fashion over 50 story.
Charming & French
Handmade pouches for your makeup, meds, and mini bits, anyone?
These pretty pouch cuties from award finalist, Madame Gustave Couture caught my eye!
Awards finalist illo Leather creates well-made stylish bags, clutches, and accessories that may be customized in a color to your liking.
So sophisticated, simple, and chic.
Festive Celebrations: Rocking Romance!
Handmade leather ballet flats from The White Ribbon may be designed for brides to be, but blogging fairies and followers can be smitten by The White Ribbon too!
Oh, what dreams may come on a wedding day in these!
Did I mention metallic?
Speaking of weddings, did you read my ditty about what to wear as well as decor inspo for a wedding shower? A must have treat served at my nephew’s recent wedding shower was French macarons, and I’m always seeking tips for perfecting my own recipe…check out this tutorial:
Lovely & Handmade Creations
There’s also romance blooming in lovely handmade creations to wear and give from awards finalist Foe and Dear…Hello, Lovely!
One More Earth Friendly Fav!
One glance at this herbarium lovely flower press from Studio Karamelo, and you’ll recognize the beauty blossoming for the judges at Etsy.
Peace to you right where you are.
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