Archive for the ‘Etsy Spotlight’ Category

Handmade Etsy Purses Make Great Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 13th, 2012 | Etsy Spotlight

I am not a huge proponent of Valentine’s Day but I am all for celebrating love  and what better way to show someone you love them than with a handmade gift? Here are some love-themed gifts from creative Etsy sellers. Click any photo for buying information or use them as inspiration to make your own lovely gifts.

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Etsy Spotlight: Fantella

May 27th, 2010 | Etsy Spotlight

Etsy handbagOur next Etsy spotlight is Fantella. Fantella makes all sorts of bags from clutches to diaper bags to messenger bags with special laptop pockets.  Her purses have simple shapes and feminine detail and most are made of linen, twill and/or wool. They all have the absolutely essential inside pockets and several come with an adjustable strap.

Fantella offers mutilple sizes, fabrics and colors at very affordable prices.


The very first Purse Pixie giveaway will be a Fantella clutch! Check back tomorrow to see how you can win.

Etsy Spotlight: AllyBu

April 6th, 2010 | Etsy Spotlight

My favorite purse from high school was made for me by my friend, Emily, out of green velour and a pair of khaki pants, so there is a special place in my heart for handmade bags.

“Handmade” is sometimes interpreted as poorly made but Etsy is doing a lot to change that. Etsy. com is a site where artisans and craftspeople can sell their creations like jewelry, art, pottery and, yes, purses, along with vintage items and craft materials. Periodically I will be featuring Etsy products and sellers that will make you proud to say that your purse is handmade.

Handmade purseOur first Etsy spotlight is the seller AllyBu. AllyBu has a day job as an accountant and uses sewing as her creative outlet. She makes cute cotton hobos and wristlets in a variety of colorful patterns. They are just the kind of light and airy bags I want to carry after a winter full of dark leather. They are fully lined and have pockets to hold your assundry small stuff. Please check out her entire selection of products here.