today i thought i'd post about some of the blogs i read regularly, especially those about crafting, etsying, and dolls. (i'm partial to google reader..)
first is the storque, of course. here you get updates on everything going on at etsy, and you can subscribe to certain sections alone if you want.. etsy news, reviews, how-tos, etc.
there is also unofficial etsy news, which is an unaffiliated source for news only. this is great for when etsy is down, and, well.. times when they aren't keeping us abreast of everything. (=
the artisans challenge is a weekly contest for etsy sellers and other artisans to show off their goods and have readers vote for their favorite. i just entered this for the first time, so i'm hoping the knitting catergory comes up soon!
sweet figments is a blog that features cool and cute items on etsy, artist interviews, and weekly giveaways. i've found lots of great stuff here.
on the dot creations spotlights polka dotty stuff with a different theme every day, and also has giveaways! lots of fun, and i think i found a perfect christmas gift for my best friend here.. shhh, not telling. (=
then there's the delightful doll, which i've mentioned recently. here you can find updates on new doll items on etsy. lots of stuff for blythe, pullip, and latis here. i see some super-cute dresses there right now, in fact...
thimble is an awesome arts and crafts blog. knitting, sewing, cooking.. all stuff i love! also a great monthly suggested crafting soundtrack.
(speaking of cooking.. start cooking is a really good resource for novices, not that i would need such help of course, ahem...)
pluckyfluff is well-known in the knitting/spinning world for her amazing handspun yarns. really inspiring. can't wait to get a spinning wheel myself. (maybe next year, sigh..)
boogie knits is by amy of spunky eclectic. (i used her yummy neopolitan bfl roving to make this neopolitan ice cream-colored yarn.) she has tons of great free knitting patterns and blogs about knitting, spinning, and more foood.
hope you find something you like! as for me, i'm working on a couple things that should be ready to list in the shop tomorrow. ooh, mysterious...