There were so many vendors at the Unique LA event and it was great to see that a lot of them have Etsy shops. I loved the idea that I could meet the artist in person and be able to physically look at the items they’re selling. Plus, I don’t have to pay shipping and I get to take it home right then!
These were two of my favorites:
The name is very fitting because there was an explosion of bold graphic prints on aprons, oven mitts, potholders, wallets, passports holders, etc. My eyes will always automatically veer towards bright pretty patterns and I saw her booth from a mile away. What was more impressive was the quality and craftsmanship of each item. It is definitely worth your money! I coveted an apron to replace my old Hello Kitty one that I got for free at Sanrio (remember those gift stamps?). Unfortunately, Collisionware’s etsy shop doesn’t have all the selections they offered at Unique but I am crossing my fingers that she will update her store soon.
Somehow the texture and layers on hitree’s products makes it so adorable. It seems to be calling out to you, “Touch me. I’m cute.” I imagine it wouldn’t feel so nice during the summer time because of it’s very thick material (felt? wool?) but it will you make you happy just looking at it.
So now all we need is to get Etsy to start holding events like Unique LA. They should invite members to participate in their local area and it would be a live Etsy shop. Wouldn’t that be great?
Next up are my purchases from non-Etsy, but just as special, sellers.