Handmade Goodness

The economy is tough and money is tight, but you don't have to spend a lot to get high quality, handmade products.  I did a browse through Etsy recently and found a whole lot of shops that sell really great items for under $10!  (And in some instances this includes the shipping charge as well.)  So check them out, treat yourself, and support handmade - it's a win-win.  :-)

Limoncello and Tuscan Rosemary Soap by TallulahsSoaps looks good enough to eat.  At only $6 for a 5-7 oz bar, this hand cut soap will arrive decoratively wrapped for gift giving.  Or keeping.  ;-)

This cute little French bull dog, fashioned from a marble, comes from greyskycreations.  At only $3.95 you can afford to buy him and a tiny buddy for him to hang with!  Kristina has a variety of these Marble Pets in her shop and can even custom make one if you have a specific animal in mind.

 If you like vintage you'll love this sweet pillbox carried by YesterdaysSilhouette.  Shop owner, Laura, describes it as a pocket sized treasure with a time worn patina. Hurry though, it's on sale for $6.38 and won't stay in her shop long at that price!

No, this gorgeous knit wrap isn't $10 - it's $115  (and well worth the price in my opinion).  But if you have the talent and ability to knit you can purchase the pattern from PreciousKnits for $8, and once emailed to you, create this versatile, reversible wrap yourself.

 Clary-Sage, Lemon, and Lavender all help to remove nervous exhaustion and restlessness.  These essential oils are found in this Stressaholic lip balm handcrafted from scratch by inlulusgarden.   Only $4.95 for a .30 oz tin.

 Last but not least is this $8 set of 5 different vintage book page cards made in Portland by velvetonthepage.  These 7x5 cards come in many themes and are paired with envelopes, but are also suitable for framing.  A free gift of three mini vintage illustration gift tags with twine ties is included with each set - how great is that!

xo Christina


  1. Great finds!
    I love the soap and the lip balm!

  2. What terrific finds for under 10 bucks! Love this collection.

    Thank you for including my soap amongst these fabulous artists.

  3. Fab finds! Thanks for making affordable Etsy shopping easy for us! I'm honored to be featured here!

  4. I simply love handmade soap! Yes, it is almost unbelievable how many wonderful items there are on Etsy for under 10$. Thank you for sharing those links.