Monday, May 26, 2008

The Etsy Shops

The Etsy Shops have become a fantastic place to shop for designer quality hand-made clothing you truly won't find in any boutique. Independent clothing designers from literally all over the world have come together to offer a large selection of clothing and accessories made using eclectic and distinctive fabrics and patterns.

Naomi Terblanche is the name behind Australian-based thula thula. After years of experience working in both Europe and Asia in Costume Design, Fashion, Theatre, Film, and Dressmaking, Naomi decided to turn her love of sewing into a vintage-inspired clothing line for kids.

All thula thula fabrics are sourced in small quantities, so only a limited amount of each garmet is made and sold...making her clothing line even more unique. The Safari Drawstring Top caught our eye...with its beautiful combination of brown, lime, and creme hues and drawstring neckline detail.

If you are tired of frilly bows and sparkle clips, Shabby Baby makes hair clips and pins using colorful, retro fabrics made to match many of the items in their Etsy Shop. The Fabric Flower Clips are a bold and simple way to complete any outfit. All clips are made using fabric which has been double-sided, and sealed at the ends to prevent fraying. Shabby Baby also offers button-decorated bobby pin clips that remind us of colorfully designed lollipops!

With new arrivals posted every Wednesday, Norwegian-based tiny happy creates bright and refreshing designs using all natural materials including wools, cottons, and linens. The knee-length Sunburst Skirt is cut from a light, drapey vintage cotton blend fabric and is sure to bring a smile to any little girls face. Complete the look with bare feet and sand!