Etsy Crush: Umbrellas

It’s been drizzly here in Austin, Texas, and that has me thinking about umbrellas! Normally I actually don’t use an umbrella myself – I like to feel the rain :) But I do like umbrellas in and of themselves. They have such an instantly recognizable shape! They’re completely practical, yet somehow whimsical at the same time. So I went on a search through Etsy to see what kinds of people are making with this rainy day icon.

I found a fun greeting card by Earmark:Hello below Fun and Whimsical Greeting card for all ocassions

A hand carved rubber stamp by eat pray create:Umbrella Hand Carved Rubber Stamp

A spring showers ring by Minty Fresh Studio:Spring Showers - Adjustable Ring

A rainy day in Brooklyn print by Art Shark Designs:New York Love gocco art print- Brooklyn Bridge

A spring rain oil painting by Karen’s Fine Art:Karen Tarlton Original oil painting Ladies in Spring Rain

April showers gift wrap by Smock Paper:April Gift Wrap/Wrapping Paper. 100 percent post consumer recycled paper. 4 sheets. 922

A crochet pattern for a parasol by Fashion Patterns:White Lace Parasol PDF Pattern

A fine art print of a sun umbrella at the beach by Irene Suchocki:umbreLLa - Fine art polaroid photograph

And a fun, printable cocktail umbrellas by print your party:Printable Cocktail Umbrellas- Wedding Designs

I used to collect the umbrellas that came in my Shirley Temples. And when I was little I had a Mini Mouse umbrella. It was clear, so I could see the rain falling through it! What was your favorite umbrella?

3 Things Friday

Snow from the balcony 1Frozen Water from GutterChase with a snow-stacheFrozen fountain

Another week has flown by, and what a week it’s been! Our gym finally opened, I made soup for the first time, and we tried a new local restaurant. It’s been 80° and 17°. We had Groundhog Day [I’m all for pointless holidays, but they should at least involve candy!] and Chinese New Year – did you celebrate? But I’m most excited for today: SNOW DAY! What a great way to end the week! 😀 And when it boils down to my three things…

The good: I learned a new knitting stitch, and I absolutely love it! I’ve started on my first blanket with a soft, lustrous yarn in….Herringbone Stitch!Herringbone Stitch

The not-as-good: I wasn’t as productive as I could have been. I spent much of last night playing Sudoku (I’m addicted) instead of working on anything.

The best: I get to spend today completing projects! I already finished a painting, which was super fun, and next I’ll be sewing! Then maybe some crochet and cross-stitch…It’s going to be good :)

Granny Square Painting

What were your 3 things this week?