Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy New Year 2010 from T.E.S.T.!

On January 1st we launch into the second decade of the new millenium. Time to celebrate! The T.E.S.T. blog once again has scouted local hand-made or vintage goods on etsy for this occasion.

Welcome Baby New Year with the Groovy Guitars Minky Bib by SaritaBaby.
Go glam for New Year's Eve with Cascading Changelier Earrings by shanellesmith




Break ou the bunting! mini fabric bunting - pinks, purples, and reds by knottednest




Wear the Heart Brooch Fifteen by Blackjam for the occassion!





May your 2010 be full of cake! Like the Little Cake Ring (vanilla and chocolate) by CandyChick




When else do you get to go ridiculous and glitzy, if not New Year's? Get the Ridiculous and Glitzy Guitar Brooch by HibouAccessories



Go sparkle with Bikay's oversized beads bracelet





The perfect night to wear the Iridescent beetle/peacock fascinator by magpiecanada




Get your bling handmade-style like this Diamond necklace by ratgirl!





Or maybe this
Wire wrapped Smoky Druzy Druzi Quartz bubble necklace
by Vitrine




Go icey blue with this necklace FREE shipping to the US and Canada - Fancy Lady - 18K Gold Plated Necklace with large Round Aqua Swarovski Crystal in a Handmade Net Bezel by SolBijou


Have a wonderful, thrilling night. Get the Thrills 8x12 Frames Metallic Print by tanjatiziana

Monday, December 7, 2009

City of Craft

Members of the Toronto Etsy Street Team will be at:
City of Craft 2009
December 12 & 13, 2009
Saturday NOON-7:00pm
Sunday NOON-5:00pm

The Theatre Centre
1087 Queen Street West, Downstairs
Toronto, ON

$2 at the door

We're coming out to help represent Etsy! So come on by and say hello, see some great local craftsters and artists, and see some TESTy stuff.

This weekend, you can find other team members at the Portobello East show and the Indie Xmas Market. It's a busy time of year for the handmade makers! Crafty Torontonians, let us know about your up-coming art & craft events, so we can spread the word.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

TESTy Winter Holiday Treats

Well, due to the holiday rush, Canada Post recommends any international packages should now be sent express, but buyers within Canada can still get packages in time for Christmas long as they are sent by the 11th. Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hannukkah, Eid, Yule, the Solstice, Diwali, Boxing Day, New Year's, or one of the other the many winter holidays or simply getting out of the cold, December is a time for getting together with friends and family. The Toronto Etsy Street Team has some great holiday items. There are things fit for your swankiest holiday party, like Blackjam's Blue Green Cocktail Ring and great gift ideas too.

Present your gift in a trinket box by funwallart, like this Green Snake Skin Trinket Box if you want to impress.




Go with this funky retro A Very Vintage Christmas Card-Canberra Christmas Cracker..free shipping to US and Canada... by dervish



Or a crazy celebration for your little monsters with Hooray for Holidays by SoRad




Black Beauty- Necklace by herprettybird, for you, or to give?





SALE Holiday Berries- Red and Green Earrings by bijouxdesignsforyou to dress for the occasion.




There's holiday plushies like these Two Christmas BumbleBees by BombusLane




And unique crocheted starfish like this Red Starfish by angelune





BOGO SALE - Chrysolite Celsian and Ruby Red Glass Flower Earrings - Portugal Earrings in Green and Red by Dalim might make an outfit.



Choose a fascinator or kanzashi to dress up for holiday parties, like the Iridescent Rainbow Organza Kanzashi Hair Flower by magpiecanada



Find fun Christmas jewellery like the Christmas tree pendant and earring set by Element4you




Original art makes a great gift for any occasion like this wintery scene Original Linocut Print -Tiger Sun by magprint



Wear this whimsical a yellow tie affair - necklace by moonlightforviolet





How about a lil bling by shanellesmith for your next celebration?





Glazed Japanese Paper Pendant- 'Garden Greens' by vitrine to remind us that even in darkest winter, spring is coming.



In the meanwhile, give always fresh paper flowers Pour Moi - Large Custom Bouquet of Handmade Paper Roses by ohvotrecoeur

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

TESTy People & Places

There's a huge variety of amazing handmade goods to be found on Etsy made right here in Toronto. This week we bring you goods about people and places

Consider this Rosette Sorbet by cocoboudoir.

Indulge your nostalgia for the Toronto-which-was with this water colour of Sam the Record Man by ezhilin



This print of a multimedia piece evokes both the library and the Librarians Limited Edition Fine Art Print by GirlCanCreate



This Courting with Flowers Brooch by HibouAccessories is about people from another time.




To the Sacred Heart of Paris Fine Art Print 8 x 10 by jpet is one of the many places his photos can take you.




Traces of people are illustrated in Fingerprint - linocut greeting cards - set of two by kiwipunchdesigns




In this shop it's all about the little fashionable people - Blythe dolls that is. SALE - Cotton shift dress for Blythe by kltrocks



Keep mother and baby warm this winter with
Now in Polar Fleece Sling-o-Jacket Size M,L Babywearing AND Maternity and Nursing Wear - Ultimate Fall Winter Garment For Mama and Baby by LiliesOValley


The ECO WRISTLET - Blessings by LMcreations will remind you of home.





Scents can bring you places, like
Smells Like A Day At The Beach Lotion by mythicalmatters





Local pirates should check out the Toronto Pirate Hat by robotnista





The photography here will take you all sorts of places, including this evocative print of the streetcar graveyard Blowing in the Wind... - 8x8 Resin-Coated Metallic Print by tanjatiziana

We've even got favorite imaginary people with Dr. Ross from E.R. in Resuscitate me, Mr Clooney by
TheGirlinYellow




Maybe he could revive the Vivisected Man - White on Black by TorchedStudio ?




Disguise your people with Mustache Handkerchiefs - Pop Of Color - Set of 4 by avrilloreti




Go downtown wearing your new downtown cowl - tube scarf by knitrovert
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