I’ll start off with another confession, though two Fridays in a row is a bit much, I know, but bear with me. Here goes: I’m not crafty. This might not seem like a big deal except I was raised crafty. My mom crochets beautiful afghans, and my dad does all sorts of woodworking things. They spent a few years on the regional craft show circuit, and I’ve tried to get my mom to open an Etsy shop many times. With that kind of heritage behind me, I should be crafty, right? I, however, have about the same crafticity level as my 4 year-old. It’s too bad. Ladybug loves stories like Shoe-la-la and Crafty Chloe. I wouldn’t be surprised if crafticity skips a generation.
I’m fairly content being a craft-appreciator for the most part, and it’s National Craft Month, so I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite Etsy shops for your browsing pleasure.
- Bookshelves of Doom isn’t just a kidlit blog, it’s also an Etsy shop filled with book related crafty items. Right now she has pendants and brooches made with vintage literary stamps.
- Water Nymph has all sorts of lovely jewelry, including this lovely ring my honey gave me for Annibirthmas:
Unrelated to crafts entirely, this video is too good not to share. (via Intelligent Life)
Twin Cities Weekend Picks:
- Black & White: The Absence of Color opens at the MPLS Photo Center tonight. The exhibit will be on display through April 22nd.
- Sunday is Family Day at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. This month the MIA is partnering with Casa de Espana en Minnesota to celebrate the arts of Spain. There will be music and art activities, and it’s free! :)