Thursday, June 04, 2009

Speaking of Spending, one more List

Since I'm in a groove making lists, here is one more.

Amazon is my catch-all online store, but since I'd like to shop from more independent dealers, I asked some friends for their favorites. Here is the list so far. Please add your favorites in the Comment section!


Home of handmade goods. Tons of artisans sell their work here -- jewelry, clothing, paper goods, artwork, home goods. You might want to clear a few hours to explore this site if you've never been there before (but don't feel daunted -- 5 minutes will also give you a taste).

Chocolate and Steel
She uses re-purposed/recycled metals and materials and a lot of her jewelry has stories to them (my necklace is based off a children's book she wrote).

fun clothes

Also re-purposed materials made into purses, skirts, hairpins etc. She will custom make items too, like bags made from pillowcases etc.


Chronicle Books

this publisher supports wonderful artists and has great stationary, journals etc too


I've been buying blank board books for various journal projects here (they have a few fun blank items to spark creativity). Also, toys, home things etc.

a brand new store -- sister to Romp

Fred Flare
quirky gifts and paper products


The Little Seed
adorable baby things

Great toys

Beco Baby Carriers
I have loved our carrier and her fabrics are fun. She's local in Costa Mesa -- gotta love that, too.

Bronwen Handcrafted Carriers
I had to include these because her name is Bronwen. A friend of mine really likes these.

Belle Heir
incredibly beautiful (and expensive) vintage children's clothing -- so beautiful that you should click on the link just to look at it

Mahar Dry Goods
vintage and artisan crafted beautiful things, especially children's things

Frency Baby Organics
yummy simple organic baby/children's clothes

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