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My Latest Etsy Buys

I just wanted to share with you some of the lovely things I’ve purchased from Etsy lately with my Latest Etsy Buys.

My links are affiliate links so if you click them they won’t cost you any extra but may earn me a few pennies. Thank you in advance x

Jewellery

I couldn’t resist popping back to Love Light and Harmony for another bracelet and was thrilled to find this gorgeous lapis lazuli and rose quartz one with a delightful angel wing charm. I’m wearing it all the time.

lapis lazuli and rose quartz bracelet in box.
bracelet on wrist

I also bought this lovely, and so unique, pendant necklace made with wood and resin, from 358 Walking Sticks

unique wood and resin pendant necklace

For the Cat

I decided to treat Ash to a new collar and figured he’d look pretty cool in this camo one from Muttley and Martha

I’ll put it on him if I can keep him still long enough!!

camo cat collar with a little bell.

For the Home

I say, for the home, but it’s for me really. I’m really get back into crystals again. I have a collection dating back nearly 30 years. When Boo showed an interest in crystals recently, she was astonished to see how many I had stashed away. What I really want is a lovely bowl to display some in on my coffee table, but I’ve not found the right one yet. But while I was looking I came across is gorgeous blue agate tea light holder from Empowered Crystals.

blue agate tea light candle holder

Crochet Animal Crossing

My girls love Animal Crossing and I was delighted to find this adorable pattern for Celeste from Kittens and Mittens.

Celeste owl from animal crossing in crochet.

Of course, after downloading the pattern I also had to buy the wool from Handmade By Mary Port.

I promise to let you know how I get one with making this.

Do You Etsy?

I’ve enjoyed telling you about my latest Etsy buys, what sort of things do you like on Etsy?

If you are quick you might have time to enter my competition which finishes on 11th July. All you have to do is like my new Facebook page and this post. Then comment on the post and I’ll be picking one person at random to win a £15 Etsy voucher.

Good Luck,

Anne x

More details about competition here.

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Competition Time! Win a £15 Etsy Voucher

I’ve started a new Facebook page to go along with this blog, but it needs a little love. Are you willing to show it some love? In return I will give one person a £15 Etsy voucher in my new competition.

All you have to do is to pop along to my Facebook page and like this post. Then share with your friends and tag a friend in the comments.

The competition ends on 11th July so be sure to pop along and enter. I’ll be using my Facebook page to compliment my blog and to bring you lots of extra exciting news and offers. Including the latest money saving offers that I find. It’s really hard to get started with a Facebook page though, so I’ll be really grateful for your help in building it up for me. That’s why I’m offering you the chance to win a £15 Etsy voucher in my competition. Trust me, there are lots of things you’ll be able to use it on.

Etsy

As you probably know, I’m a big fan of Etsy and you can find my Favourite Items Here.

You can read some of my Etsy posts and Gifts guides both here on At Home a Lot and on my other blog Raisiebay.

My Favourite Etsy Shops

The Squishy Things in Life

Shop the Unique

Father’s Day Gifts 2020

Have you ever shopped at Etsy? Do you have an Etsy shop? Do let me know in the comments I love to give them a mention.

Here is one of my Favourite shops from a fellow Spoonie. Do pop along and take a look.

358 Walking Sticks, Handcrafted Items from Our Narrowboat.

358 walking sticks
competition time

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My Favourite Etsy Shops

Today I would like to share with you my favourite Etsy Shops. We all have different tastes and maybe this will give you a little more insight into me and the things I like. I am an Etsy affiliate which means my links may earn me commission if you click through and buy something. It won’t cost you any more though, isn’t that great? I love being an Etsy Affiliate, it’s a wonderful magical place of things to find and there is something for everyone. Most of it is home made and by using Etsy you are supporting small businesses which is a lovely thing to do, especially in these difficult times.

So, let me share with you some Etsy Magic.

Here are my current favourite shops on Etsy, I’m adding to them all the time. I also have favourite lists of items. It’s good to be able to keep the things your love in places easy to find.

Jewellery

When I was 12 years old my Mum bought me a silver necklace for my birthday. I remember it was a Dusty Bin necklace from the gameshow 321 which I loved. I wish I’d kept it, I bet they are pretty rare now! It started my love of jewellery, I had my ears pierced when I was 13 and since then I’ve collected a lot of lovely items. I do love handmade jewellery though, especially things made with glass or crystals. Here are a few of my favourites.

Turquoise Tree of Life Pendant

Glass Butterfly Pendant

Leaf Ear rings

Crystals

I love crystals and I have been collecting them for 30 years! Here are a few Crystal Items I’ve added to my favourite things.

Bracelet

I already have bracelets from Love Light and Harmony but I definitely wish to add to my collection.

Crystal Tree in Rose Quartz and Carnelian

Gemstone Bowls

Candle Holders

I love candles, but I also love the adorable candle holders you can buy on Etsy.

I hope I have given you some inspiration and encouraged you to pop on over to Etsy to see what you can find.

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The Squishy Things in Life

My children love tactile things like slime or squishies. We have spent many an hour destroying having fun in the kitchen making our own slime. But when the disasters became too unbearable we went on to buying stuff instead.

Now you may think this is an easy task, most stores sell some sort of slime or Squishies, just take a look in The Card Factory or The Works. They probably even sell it in the supermarket. But, we are a fussy lot and we like ours to be particularly squishy, or squidgy or smell just right.

We love Etsy for this, it’s a risk buying online because you don’t get to smell or squidge before hand. But then most products sold in the shop come in sealed containers so you don’t know what you are getting until you open them anyway. We have come to love a few Etsy sellers that have not let us down and we would like to share them with you.

Slime Marshmallows

Kristi from Slime Marshmallows is our ultimate favourite seller for slime. She always contacts us after an order to make sure it’s sent out at the right time if it’s for a special occasion. Slime does have a ‘shelf life’ but if I’m honest, we still have some fabulous slime from her that has lasted for ages.

All slime orders come with: borax powder, a small bag of extras, a personalised note and a care sheet. You can generally choose whether you want a basic pot or a stronger one. The stronger one is more expensive but your slime will last longer in it.

The orders are always a delight to receive and they often come with extras which can include either: glitter, foam balls, fimo slices or beads!

Her shop items change regularly but I’ll show you some of the favourites we’ve tried or wanted to try.

In Your Dreams £6.50
Love Potion £3.50
Rainbow Chiffon Cake £6.25
Unicorn Ice cream cloud £5.95

I bet you never thought slime looked so good! It also smells and feels amazing. (oh, okay, I admit, I like it too!)

Squishies

The thing about squishies is; they are fabulous while they last. Sadly, as they are meant to be squished and squashed they do tend to fall apart. So, don’t expect them to last forever…unless you don’t squish them which defeats the object.

They also come in many shapes and sizes. Some like them hand size so you can just squish away while doing other stuff like watching tv or homework. Some like them bigger for that stress busting squish experience. I think they are cute so I like to have one on my key ring. Big or small, it’s so nice to give them a little squish every now or then.

Squishes can be really soft or a little firmer, some squish and come back into shape immediately and some are slow rising. Everyone seems to have a preference.

Here are a selection I’ve found to share with you.

Some Squishies look yummy but don’t eat them!

(my son found half a doughnut under my daughters desk in her bedroom and told her she was disgusting for leaving food in her room…I went to see and found out it was a squishy doughnut!)

Popcorn Squishie £1.50
Mochi Squishies £1 each
Disney Squishies £4 each
Pack of 7 slow rising jumbo Squishies £15.81

I’d like to finish off with this fabulous party kit I’ve found. We have had all sorts of crafting parties for birthday’s in the past. Last year, Boo went to a birthday slime making party which she loved. However, this is a squishy party kit with everything included for 10 children to design their own squishes. All you need is a table with a disposable table cloth and the kids will have a wild time. So tempted to try this myself for Boo’s birthday this year.

10 person Squishy party pack £67.18

I hope you’ve enjoyed my squishy, slimy post 🙂 I have included affiliate links which if you click and go on to buy something you will help me earn a few pennies at no extra cost to yourself. So thank you x

awin

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