Today is a big day over here at Lulu. One of my best friends is getting married today and considering I have known the fellow since he was in diapers, I am beyond elated! Congrats, Jason!
Enough gushing - on to today's Etsy Friday Five.
Lulu hasn't really covered many things for kids so far. There are a few reasons for that, but the main one is that I have zero impulse control when it comes to buying adorable things for my kiddo. If I wrote about kid's stuff frequently, I would be living under a bridge within a year.
However, I happened to meet the next two artists last weekend at the Germantown Friends School craft fair, and since they are a) extremely talented women with great product and b) local (Lulu is based out of Philadelphia) - I had to cover them.
The first artist that I saw at the Germantown Crafts show was Jahje from Baby Jives. Jahje makes the most beautiful nature-inspired fabric mobiles. They are airy and whimsical and would be the perfect finishing touch to any nursery or kid's room. I especially love the butterfly one below. She takes custom orders too, if you are looking for a particular theme or color scheme. And a big congrats to Jahje, my Feb issue of Bust magazine arrived yesterday and she is featured!
Butterfly ballet - handmade fabric mobile by Babyjives - $94
The other Etsian (is that really a word?) was Julia from EIEIO. She has a great line of little girl clothing that is fun and functional. Her designs are excellently crafted and her fabric choices are uber playful. What I loved about her roundabout dresses, is they are they are reversible! I saw some great items at the show and I think it must have been a good show for her, because her Etsy store is a bit light right now. I would bookmark it for sure and check back for her adorable line of Twirly skirts, which are a great spring staple. You will be glad you did.
Modern Home Reversible Roundabout by EIEIO - $35
This trio of girls by Theaterclouds had me staring at my computer for more than a few minutes. The use of light, depth and reflection create such a layered mysterious piece. All of Elly's works are like that - tiny complex worlds unto themselves. I am warning you, if you click over to her store, do it when you have some time to spend. Her pieces will draw you in and you won't be able to click away.
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