Etsy Round up: Cat Obsessed

Etsy Roundup- Cat obsessed by Melissa Louise

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Iv always loved cats and all of a sudden the world loved them too. There’s pretty much a kitty craze going on at the moment and I couldn’t love it more. This totally relates to my feeling of designers taking inspiration from their surroundings, how cool.

Etsy has so many precious hand made gifts which are puuurfect (see what I did there…) for Christmas. Number 4 is our very own Zana tote bag designed by the talented Robyn, I love all these products but am a little bias. hehe.

xxx

Images: by various, listed as numbered. 

 

Kamers vol Geskenke Market- Part 2

On Thursday the Zana team attended the Karmers vol Geskenke market, It was lovely. Here are a few of the photographs I took while browsing, I had so many photos to choose from that I broke it down into two posts, see Part 1 here.

Here are all the things I wanted to buy but my budget didn’t allow…

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

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Kamers ends on the 10th of November if you are not able to visit, they will be back next year from 5-8 June.

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

I couldn’t resist these Three of Hearts illustrated bookmarks. They are sold unfolded with a full description of how to do it yourself. They are made with recycled paper and are so delicately illustrated. At an affordable price they were by far one of my best buys.

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

Also spotted my product crush Ball and Claw Oak serving board, still one of my favourites.

Karmers Market by Melissa Louise

 

Until next year…

xxx

All photographs taken by Melissa Louise. Kamers banner curtsey of kamers.co.za

Etsy Round up: Ombre/dip dye

Etsy Round up Ombre by Melissa louise

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In the Zana studio this week we have been busy with a fun new project involving the dip dyeing of fabric, a messy but fun process. Keeping in theme this weeks etsy round up is inspired by just that.

Happy Friday!

xxx

Images: by various, listed as numbered. 

Etsy roundup: Nature inspired products

Etsy round up nature by Melissa Louise

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IT’S FRIDAY and time for the good ol’ Etsy round up. I really enjoy doing these. Etsy has so much to offer, its an amazing online community of beautiful things.

I’m so inspired by nature and what surrounds me. Lately I’ve forced myself to S.L.O.W down and enjoy the small things. There is so much detail in our environment, the way the sun rays hit my desk or the repetition of bricks along the path.

Take a moment to look around and notice.

xxx

 Images: by various, listed as numbered. 

Etsy Roundup: Evil Eye

Evil Eye Etsy round up by Melissa Louise

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HAPPY FRIDAY!

We are kicking this Friday off with something that’s trending like crazy at the moment, the Evil Eye symbol. 

I was first exposed to the evil Eye when on holiday in Greece. The evil eye is a malevolent look that many cultures believe able to cause injury or misfortune for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Talismans (A talisman  is an object which is believed to contain certain magical properties which would provide good luck for the possessor and possibly offer protection from evil or harm.) created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called “evil eyes.”

Traditionally in Greece the evil eye is predominantly a feature in jewellery and glass talismans while today its a symbol that’s being applied to any medium.

Below is a roundup of  evil eye products that can be purchased on Etsy. While evil eye jewellery remains quite traditional, the evil eye has been adapted in print and in some instances it has been broken down into elements that only suggest the symbol.

My absolute favourites are numbers 7, 11 and 13. Which are yours?

You can see a few previous Etsy Roundups here , here ,here and here.

 

xxx

 Images: by various, listed as numbered.