nanopod axon terminal earringsI am completely in love with the artwork of Tosca Hidalg y Teran of Nanopod Hybrid Studio. This Toronto artist makes jewelry and sculpture based on items normally found in science fiction novels and anatomy textbooks, and the results are stunning. All of her work is strange and beautiful, like it comes from some alien landscape or a biology lab of the future. You can check out her work at her Etsy shop, or you can visit her website at http://www.nanopod.tv.

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SOFT-bannerEmily from Heartsexplode has started a new Etsy shop called SOFT (Sewing Only For Tattoos). She’s making adorable bags for a good cause: to get herself some much-needed ink. All of the money she makes is going into a special tattoo fund, not to be touched until the day she can afford to get the tattoos she so desperately wants. Go check her stuff out and buy a bag or two – they’re hand-stitched and made with only the prettiest fabric around.

HE-large-iconI have to give some love to my lovely lady Emily from Heartsexplode. She’s been working on a bunch of new purses, bags and pouches made from reclaimed fabric and zippers, and I have to say, they are absolutely adorable. I’ve seen them in all stages of production, and she has poured her heart into these bags. Each one is carefully hand-stitched – no sewing machine needed for this girl. She’s adding more bags this week, so be on the lookout for even more cuteness! You should go check out her shop and buy something before they get snapped up.

P.S. Like the logo? I designed this sucker. If you want one for your shop, let me know at craftease@gmail.com.

octopus - boygirlpartyI stumbled upon boygirlparty.com at work today, and let’s just say it was love at first sight. Susie Ghahremani’s website is filled with adorable art, jewelry, clothing, paper goods and more, all featuring her unique style of animals and plants.  I’m in love with anything owl or octopus-related right now and am completely crushing on the Socktopus.  It’s an octopus. That knits. Awesome. She’s also got a neat blog and a band called Snoozer and is an all-around creative, crafty girl. You should check out her site, sign up for her mailing list,  and maybe buy a few things for you and the people you love.