When I was a freshman and first got my hands on copious amounts of money (thanks, financial aid! lol), Etsy was one of those sites that I found and decided to squander my money around in. Brands were of no importance to me then (except maybe when it came to backpacks. And sneakers), and I would go around buying purses and pouches I didn’t need in the most interesting of fabrics. I remember when I first got this piece of handmade beauty:
I thought it was glorious, and it became my purse of choice whenever I’d go out. It didn’t hurt that it had the unkempt look going on, so whenever I had my backpack and suddenly had the need for more space (like, say, when buying groceries and my only mode of transportation were my feet and a bus or two), all I had to do was fish it out from some small pocket because it was foldable and amazing and oh-so-compact.
Eventually, though, I decided that Etsy was a bit too unhealthy for me and my wallet (I used to spend hours just browsing around and looking at the pretty stuff over there), so I did some self-imposed ban on the site (which I am actually quite surprised that I was able to stick to). It was only recently that I remembered all about it, while I was hunting around for a pretty case for my Kindle. After checking my emails, I found that I hadn’t bought anything from there since 2008.
That was 3 years ago.
Holy snaps, where did that self-control of mine go to???
(You know what, I’m pretty sure it ran away and met up with my old pal, Creativity.)
Anyways, it brought back my appreciation for handmade things, so I decided to share some awesome stuff that I’ve either a) already spent my money on, b) plan on spending my money on, or c) thought were aksjdnalsdansdlasdknalsd and would gladly spend my money on if I had more of it.