I was browsing through Etsy searching for some Easter inspiration when I stumbled upon these adorable digital designs by Sunshine Lemons (adorable name too)! The brainchild of Louise Sanders, Sunshine Lemons specializes in digital scrapbooking paper sets and party printables that range anything from labels, gift tags and greeting cards, to cake toppers, coaster designs and paper bunting (you just need a little imagination).
This is an excellent resource if you are one of those crafty DIY humans. Furthermore, the extreme cuteness-factor in Louise’s designs makes for perfect kids party decorations and invites.
Another exciting little fact about Sunshine Lemons – she’s from Durban. And you know how I LOVE to find new South African creatives – especially on Etsy!
You can also download this awesome digital Easter freebie (below) from Sunshine Lemons’ website: here… Boy, I love freebies!
As inspiration and to wish you all a happy Easter, here is some of Sunshine Lemons’ beautiful digital designs – all available for purchase on her Etsy shop: here
Today Mzansi, I would like to share some truly beautiful and ingeniously unique objects with you (all Easter related of course). I do however, not only do this in order for you to have something pretty to look at but also to motivate you to create some Proudly South African pretties of your own…
You see, all the lovely items below are from Etsy. If you are unfamiliar with Etsy: it is an e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. It is a platform for creatives to sell anything from art, photography and clothing, to jewellery, ceramics and other bric-a-brac. Think of a cross between an amazing flea market and eBay.
I could browse through Etsy for hours and hours. I noticed, unfortunately, that there are only a handful of active South African crafters (Skinny laMinx being one of them, by-the-by) using Etsy to sell their products. So, today I want to implore you, dearest South Africa, to use this amazing platform available to us.
The global trend is towards anything and everything handmade and therefore websites like Etsy are flourishing because of the high demand for unique and quality crafted products.
Now I know for a fact that we as South Africans have a vast amount of really creative individuals – let’s show the world what we are made of. Whether you are a professional fine artist or Polokwane housewife with a needlework hobby there is a spot on Etsy just for you.