The Bus Leaves Any Minute

Happy Wednesday, Kids!!!
Itโ€™s been almost a month since the holiday festivities, and I donโ€™t know about you, but Iโ€™m ready for a little retail therapy. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Yep, you guessed it – we’re going shopping!!!!

The bus is all warmed-up, the snacks are packed, and guess who’s driving?

Sir Beads has volunteered!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

He says he’ll make as many stops as we like, and he doesn’t care what time we get back.

So, is everyone here? Well then, All Aboard.

First stop – etsy. . . .


Upcycled Cowl Scarf

Isn’t this fabulous? Can you believe it’s made with recycled t-shirts? So very chic and the silver pin is the perfect finishing touch. From modernshadesofgrey


Teeny Tiny Crocheted Turtle

Oh my goodness! I am a crocheter but this little fella is tiny! It must take incredible talent and patience to create him. Talk about a miniature work of art! From pasubio9


Recycled Paper Beads

These very cool beads are made from a vintage book entitled “Un tribut a la race acadienne” written in 1928 by a Montreal Canadian. Each bead has the beautiful patina of vintage paper. They’d be wonderful mixed with some silver beads in a chunky-style bracelet! How fun to create art and save the earth – all at the same time! From 42things


Baby Ballet Booties

Talk about adorable! These tiny “ballet slippers” are crocheted using 100% organic un-dyed cotton yarn. Available in 4 sizes: Preemie-Newborn up to 9 months. Treat a little ballerina you know! From JennOzkan


Chocolate Cake Made of Felt!

One look at this miniature (6-inch!) cake and I’m feeling hungry. Beautifully created from felt, this playful Chocolate Icing Tea Party Cake has 4 segments – decorated with lots of Strawberries, Wafer Sticks and Creams. Great item for those afternoon tea parties – and no calories! ๐Ÿ™‚ From onenonly88

Oh-oh! We’ve been gone for hours. I suppose we should think about heading back to the bus. Did anyone remember to pick up a sandwich for Sir Beads? He’s probably starving by now. Ah, no worries! I see he has a half empty pizza box there, near the driver’s seat. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Hope you had fun! I know I had a ball spending time with all of you!

Be sure to visit the shops of the amazing etsy artists featured here today.



Group Shop!

I know you’ve heard of a “group hug” . . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

Well, it’s been so long since we’ve been shopping together, that today I’ve scheduled a “group shop!” ๐Ÿ˜€

This time, we’ll enjoy a little fall foliage as we head out on a shop-til-we-drop tour with an autumn theme.

I’ve splurged on the fancy tour bus – because nothing is too good for you Kids. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And, as always, I’ve packed a whole bunch of tasty snacks – shopping is hungry work!

OK, remember now, we’re using the buddy system – I don’t want anyone getting lost! Ready? Here we gooooo…….

Thanksgiving Storage Basket/Organizer Bin

Is this cute, or what? Perfect to place on a table by the entry way to hold keys or mail, use in the bedroom, baby’s room, bathroom, for just about anything! From rellaroo

Adorable Autumn Accessories

These precious Autumn/Halloween pins are made of 100% wool felt, and layered and embellished with beads, crystals and embroidery. Their designer/creator has an absolute gift for fine details and exquisite stitching. I wish you luck trying to decide on a favorite from the extraordinarily talented beedeebabee!

Stoneware Leaf Dish

Maple Leaf in stoneware clay made from real Wisconsin leaves – no two are the same. Perfect for your fall decorating – use as a spoon rest, soap or trinket dish, candle tray, or just for display! From carolbroadleypottery

Sunflower Fringe Scarf

Luxurious, hand-painted, Ocher silk scarf! Sunflower design on one end with metallic highlights. Also available without fringe. From Alananat

Gee, these trips go by fast. Hope you had fun!

Seriously, there’s so much talent on etsy! Visit the shops of today’s artists by clicking on their names, above.