I have this awful habit of browsing Etsy shops as five in the morning, after a long night of work. It starts out as an effort to wind down - I shower, browse some blogs and Etsy shops and eventually tire myself out. Sometimes, I'll pass out halfway through a paragraph. Others, such as tonight, I just click and click and click through hundreds of items, oohing and ahhing over all of the handmade and vintage goods that I shouldn't be purchasing right now. Here are just a few of my favorites:
This lovely little repurposed wallet, from Hoakon Helga. How freaking cute is that? At only $25, it's an absolute steal. She makes bags and wallets from old leather jackets. I love it!
This amazing blouse from Supayana. I want the hat, too!
And one last item, before my eyes fall out of my head (it's 6:11 AM) - this fringe necklace from Norwegian Wood. It's fantastic. It doesn't hurt that the girl modeling it is drop dead gorgeous.
If only I could afford to treat myself to a few things. But, I have a couple of vacations that I have to save up for and that means no excess spending until then. Curse this recession and my budgeted lifestyle! In the meantime, window shopping will have to suffice. Now, I just have to figure out how to keep it from affecting my sleepy time.
p.s. If you're already clicking around...check my Postlapsaria update! More on that, later. End of shameless plug.