A couple months again, my fiercely crafty friend Allie approached me and told me she was interested in starting a blog and Etsy site, so of course I volunteered myself unsolicited to be her personal cheerleader. I love Allie, and her attention to detail and enthusiasm for arts and crafts is truly commendable, so of course, I couldn't wait to see what she had up her sleeve. A couple week after our convo, Allie showed up at my house with this little guy, that she had named Alec Baldwin...and he was MINE TO KEEP!
|Alec is so adorably creepy. I am in love|
The whole thing was handknitted by my friend, which made it all the more special. She said it was her first completed stuffed piece and because it was made using a pre-existing pattern, she couldn't sell it. It also inspired her to branch out and start making her own originally designed handknitted, stuffed pieces, like Huck the Owl shown below:
|look at that cute face!|
I am thinking of highlighting a different Etsy small business on a bi-monthly basis, so if you have one and are interested in hearing my take on it, contact me. I could seriously blather on about this stuff for hours.