What can make you smile, even when you are paying for a cart load of groceries? Yes, that bag of brownies might do the trick, but even better than that would be a really cute wallet. A pretty, unique wallet has way less calories than the brownies, and is just one more way to express your own sense of style and personality each and every day. Enter: Bliss by Heather. These handmade fabric wallets have a slightly retro feel, and lots of space to keep your daily life organized.
There is also a whole line of carriers to help keep any “personal hygiene products” discreetly (and stylishly) stashed away.
A little bit of bliss can go a long way. If you want to see more, or pick up a piece to hang out in your favorite purse, head over to the Bliss by Heather Etsy shop or visit her blog. You’ll be glad you did.
I have weird hair. It’s true – it’s kind of curly, but not really. Often, my solution is a really cute hat. Which is why I quickly bookmarked this shop!
Sparky Jones is more than just cute hats, though. The force (and I mean force!) behind the shop is Jemima (aka JJ), and she’s got some pretty solid ideas about what she wants from her life and her business. Her philosophy is
Reuse resources + Recycled what you have + Reduce Impact + Refuse to be disposable
All the Sparky Jones products are made using upcycled fabrics, the hangtags are printed on recycled cardstock by a local Vancouver printer and every little scrap is turned into something new and wonderful. On her Etsy site, JJ shares that she only has one small bag of waste from her workshop each month. Fantastic! You can read more about her environmentally conscious practices here, including the name of her green bicycle that she rides to the post office!
I really love the different textures and colours that are featured in the Sparky Jones collection – bright, beautiful and unique pieces. I definitely love the cute hats, but the bags are a conversation starter. Check out the Mama Jones diaper bag below – no other Mom in your playgroup is going to have a bag quite this cool!
I’m also loving her Waste Wonderful pocket wallets, using up the scraps from her days creations she ends up with a lovely little card wallet. The larger Bujetta Jones wallet is chock full of features, with zippered pockets and card slots to keep us all organized.
You can find the BC-based Sparky Jones on Etsy, but also over at Cosa Verde (a new marketplace for me, I must admit!) where the shops all have a focus on handmade + environmentally friendly products, on her personal site at SparkyJones.ca, or on her blog. If you visit her blog, you’ll see that she’s super-creative, with gorgeous flower headbands and new hats & wallets posted that don’t seem to make it to her shop before they’re snapped up!