Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hot, hot Etsy pick — Frank & me

I love, love, love Etsy! I love the way it has enabled so many people to start home businesses easily. I have purchased many beautiful things for myself and a gifts on Etsy. I bought almost all my best friend’s baby shower gifts from Etsy sellers. Several of them were custom orders, and were more amazing than I hoped for.

Two of my Pay it Forward recipients received gifts purchased from Etsy sellers. Today I want to feature one of these sellers. Frank & me. Lauren (SAHM to Frank) makes beautiful things. I first purchased a two bibs from her a couple of months ago. One was a little gift for the woman who donated her leftover meds to me. The other is for another friend who is due next month. When I received them, I knew I would be buying more from her. I didn’t realize at the time what a wonderful and generous person I would be getting to know.

I purchased a couple of bibs for Jennifer’s Virtual Baby Shower. (You can’t have too many bibs. Or so I’m told.) Lauren was out of town the week before Jennifer’s shower and asked if it was okay for her to ship them the following Monday, or did I want her to try and get her husband to ship them. I told her that Monday was fine, and since was a virtual baby shower, I would email pictures of the bibs. Well, imagine my surprise when I looked at the photos of Jen’s gifts posted a week after her shower and saw not two, but four bibs! I emailed Lauren and asked if she had sent extra. Of course she had, so I outed her to Jen so she could thank her. I asked Lauren if she would mind if I featured her Etsy shop on my blog and asked if she’d be interested in donating something to the U.T.E.R.U.S. Etsy shop. She has said she will, so Io, if you haven’t heard from her yet, I’m sure you will shortly.

The fabrics she uses are beautiful and so soft, and of course, her designs are child tested by her son Frankie (Lauren says he’s the boss).

Someday (maybe next year?) my baby will be here. Won’t he/she be styling in a Frank & me bib or blankie!


Billy said...

and will be looking great! Lovely things in Lauren's shop!

HereWeGoAJen said...

I washed the bibs last night and they are even softer now! I was so surprised when I opened the package to find four, not two!

Michelle said...

That is so Awesome! I just heard about Etsy and I love it already!

Anonymous said...

Blanche was so right- You can depend on the kindness of strangers. So cool that you found a kindred spirit on line that matches your wonderful & generous nature!