It’s a no-brainer to support small businesses for me. Pandemic or not, I’ve been shopping Etsy and supporting smaller shops and my Instagram friends for a long time. Supporting makers who think up/create/handmake their items and are usually a sole person or minimally manned team, who also package and ship on their own, is what it’s all about. I want to see everyone succeed!
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For awhile, here on the blog, I was doing a Link Love series highlighting my favorite finds around the internet. Obviously I’m deep in on cross stitch patterns, enamel pins and home decor, but I always have go-to things I look for on Etsy.
Just recently however, I started actually making specific lists, on Etsy itself, of my favorites/wants (with plenty more to be added). I may not have all the money now to buy all the things, but I sure as hell will be going back for stuff when I’m able.
Below are just some of my favorite Etsy Shops right now:
This is a recent find of mine, but I need just about everything in the shop. I’ve talked before about my obsession with cryptids… and I haven’t seen better art forms than this. [heart eyes for sure]
It’s not secret that I had a commission done by Maria (the first photo in this post that I’m in love with) and have been VERY into her art style. I’m looking forward to her stickers releases and the art she produces in the future!
Another shop I’ve been obsessed with. (I mean, what am I saying, I’m obsessed with every shop in this list…) I adore this art style so much and I need just about every sticker and print listed.
I have two gorgeous prints by Brian Serway and need more for my gallery wall. His art is unique and beautifully ethereal.
Do I really need to explain why Night Spirit Studio is one of my favorites? I obviously have MANY patterns and finished stitches from our wonderful gothic vampire.
I have many pins from Ectogasm. Actually, one of my very first official pin purchases was FROM Ectogasm! They always have such awesome pieces and now I need the Cthulu-like socks.
I have admired Vonn Art pieces for awhile and was lovingly gifted that last print (titled Death by Decadence) for my birthday last summer as well as an enamel pin that came with his art book set. I can’t wait to acquire more!
I’ve been re-learning how to crochet and my goal is to be able to create just about all of the patterns in Shea’s shop. Pokémon and Animal Crossing, all day every day, thanks.
Yes, yet another art style I absolutely covet. I need all the stickers and prints. They’re just too adorable!
I have several gorgeous pieces (a necklace, enamel pins, a coffee mug, and gifted my dear friend a cape) from Lady Moon Co and I’m not stopping any time soon. The shop exclaims that ALL Witches are Welcome and it’s so lovely.
If you have recommendations, send them my way in the comments or on Instagram! I’d love to support many more small businesses.