{Thoughts on Shops} Greener Frog Gets Your Gifts Wrapped Up EcoEtsy Style

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Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese art of wrapping square pieces of beautiful cloth for gift giving and carrying items. It is a wonderful eco-friendly practice and alternative to throwaway gift wrap and lunch bags. Greener Frog is the wonderful Etsy shop of Doris from North Vancouver, Canada. Doris offers stunning furoshiki wraps in two sizes. Her work is [...]

{Thoughts on Shops} Natural Grace Has a Passion for Creating Organic Lotions!

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Natural Grace is the wonderful organic and vegan lotion shop of New York’s Heather McCoy. Heather creates amazing creams, facial and bath products, baby products, herbal oils and green home care items. She has a passion for creating organic lotions! The first thing I see is her shop banner which is beautiful and works very [...]

{Thoughts on Shops} – a question from Picky and some minor tweakings

Picky French Children's Boutique Upcycled Clothing

Thoughts on Shops is back! For this week’s tweaks and peeks we take a look at Picky the amazing old fashioned french children’s boutique of Canadian seamstress Elsje Boer. Elsje has the specific question of whether to have 2 shops for her 2 different lines and wanted a second opinion on branding, adding DIY patterns, made to [...]

{thoughts on shops} Stella saves the Day

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Welcome back, lovelies! Today we’re visiting my fourth and final (thoughts on shops) for April: the gorgeous handmade jewelry store of Stella saves the day! I just love this unique shop. It’s filled with gorgeous, one of a kind, limited edition, keepsake locket necklaces, charms and delightful earrings. { Great storytelling } Right away, I [...]

{thoughts on shops} curb appeal with Darryl Black

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  Welcome back lovelies!  It’s another fun shop visit! This week we’re headed to the fabulously unique handmade eco friendly apparel shop: Darryl Black. I just love the gorgeous upcycled designs here. I think the look is edgy, fashion-forward, well-constructed  and just brilliant. I’d love to help Darryl take these beautiful creations to the next [...]