Saturday, 30 August 2008

KJS Design

Another wonderful illustrator from the other side of the world. These works are by KJS Design, who is based in Tasmania and whose work you can see more of on Etsy. I love these - I recognise the girl in the first illustration - a famous australian model who I have seen many times in Elle and Vogue and on the catwalks.

Enfin La Voila

I really love these stationery designs from Enfin la Voila, another Etsy seller, this time from Belgium. I love the unique kitsch style - there are many more designs to see at her Etsy shop.

Aussie Patches

Some beautiful drawings from Aussie Patches, another artist who sells her work on Etsy, who is, as her name suggests, from Australia. A place that seems to be brimming with design talent at the moment.

Crafty Devils

Some lovely printed leather items from another creative Etsyian, the Crafty Devils who are based in Seattle.


I love this colorful little tea light holders by Mary Ink, another etsy favourite from the US. I especially love the silhouette design at the top.

Suzy Jack

I have so many Etsy favourites which i have bookmarked over the last couple of years so instead of keeping them to myself this week I will be featuring some of them on the bettyjoy blog. SuzyJack is the first, I just love her bold print designs which are simple but very pretty.

Monday, 25 August 2008

Lush Designs

I'm in love with Lush Designs!! We are in the process of making our house a bit nicer this summer and so have been trawling through the 'net in search of lovely bits for our house. During one of my recent trawls, I came across Lush Designs who make these amazing lampshades, I would love one of each design as they are all wonderful. Lush also design tea-towels, cushions aprons and more and for those of you lucky enough to live in/or near London, they also have a shop based in Greenwich Market.

Jezze Printed Cloth

Another lovely Etsy find, Jezze is based in South Africa and block prints these lovely bindings and fabric. I really love the mix of colors on her work.

Gypsy and Twink

I found these on Etsy the other day. Lovely wooden block designs from Gypsy & Twink.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Hollow Bear

I found this wonderful ceramic creation on flickr this evening made by Krukan.

Teeny Tiny Houses

I am totally in love with little prefab houses and could easily devote a whole new blog to them if I had time! These ones are really cute which i found on Small House Style (top pic) they are made in Texas (I know, everything from Texas is supposed to be HUGE, right!) by Discovery Architectural Antiques who have started up a new project called Tiny Texas Houses and are made from old vintage and antique woods which are salvaged and turned into these lovely teeny weeny houses. Tumbleweed Houses (bottom pic) are another maker of these wonderful tiny houses - check out their range of different sized properties. Seeing as property prices just make me feel sick at the moment, maybe this is the way forward.

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Lightbulb moment!

Another lovely idea from Espirit Cabane

Fairy Lights

We are having a bit of revamp of our tired old house and got rid of our old fairy lights, I wasnt sure waht to replace them with and then I found this cute idea at Espirit Cabane - maybe I will give this a go!

Red Ruby Rose

Im not normally one for posh silk clutch bags as I'm more of a rucksack girl at heart (Im much more likely to be hanging out at the local old mans pub with a pint, not in the jazzy wine bars with a white wine spritzer) but when I saw these lovely elegant clutches by Red Ruby Rose I could almost envisage myself proudly clutching one of these beauties and strolling up to a posh bar in high heels (!!) and asking for a cosmopolitan!! These lovely clutches are made in the UK, are available on Etsy and would make fabulous Christmas presents ( I know its a bit early for that but just a thought!)

Tsuru Bride

I just love these cute metallic Orwell purses and clutch bags by Tsurubride who is based in America. I'm especially fond of the piggies!!

Thursday, 14 August 2008

M Patrizio/Camilla Engman

I saw these fantastic decalled (is that a word?) boxes today over on the fab blog Bloesem. They were made by the talented M Patrizio using Camilla Engman's lovely new decals which are available from Third Drawer Down. I love the decals on the glass jars -very pretty.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Bon Spiel Creation

Bon Spiel Creation makes these birdie and nature inspired leather screen-printed accessories which I absolutely love - I'm especially fond of the birdie bumbag (or fannypack!). Bon Spiel Creation is from Canada and her work is available from Etsy.

Monday, 11 August 2008


Soop is an artist based in London who makes these lovely nature inspired acrylic rings which you can wear separately or all on one finger to create a woodland scene or your own unique landscape. Mix and match the rings however you like. Soop also have their own website which showcases their ceramic work


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