Nice & Oh Merci

Today I had the pleasure of discovering a mother / daughter pair of crafters. First up we have Mary Holcomb (the mom) of Oh Merci. She has created a girly Versailles wreath that is fabulous. She also has these adorable Chicks on Parade that will deliver your Easter goodies in style. Mary's daughter, Caitlin, has an Etsy shop called Nice. She has lots of terrific vintage goods to choose from, such as the black & gold bar glasses which I love. I usually shy away from animals that have been mounted, but the faux stag mounting is just whimsical enough to make the cut. Have a look at all the cool items these crafters have assembled & check back regularly for updates.

Amy Elise Designs

Amy Elise Designs is full of wonderful handmade paper goods. I love the Easter Delights tag set that would spice up any Easter goodie basket. There's also these very pretty bird's nest tags that have blue glitter frames. I love the bright chartreuse chandelier tags, too! There are so many terrific tag designs in this shop, which makes it hard to pick just a few to feature. A couple of my favs include the bicycle tags, the fairies, and the Got the Chocolate Blues set. Have a look at all the great items Amy Elise has to offer!

Plush For Pup

According to the blog, Plush For Pup is a non-profit, friendly group of individuals with the common goal of helping abandoned baby animals and neutering/spaying adult animals to prevent this catastrophy from happening again in the following years.

If you want to help, you can donate any of the items listed on the site such as blankets & stuffed animals. Or, if you'd like, you can sponsor a snuggle puppy or kitten which is a realistic stuffed animal that breathes, coo's, and has a heartbeat. They are given to abandoned animals to help prevent seperation anxiety & are $27 each. You get to choose which design you'd like to sponsor & you'll receive a thank you note from the puppy or kitten that is using it.

There will also be an art raffle to raise funds. Submissions should be in by June 1st & raffle tickets must be purchased by June 15th. Check out the Flickr group for more info, too.


Now, I am scared to death of real birds. But Gadgetgirl's use of birdies makes them seem near likable. Chirpy is a cute little fella featured on a fun pendant & the red bird in a cage is one of the most unique pieces of jewelry I've seen in a while. I also really like the chocolate & chrysanthemum book tote that is currently on sale. Other items you don't want to miss include the swoop snap wallet, adorable Bernard the Beaver, and the hangin' monkey tee.

Creative Babies

Creative Babies is a wonderful shop full of lovely sweaters for little ones. I love the fact that they are recycled from adult-sized sweaters that have been felted & refashioned. Check out the sale price on these cuties! And how cute are these pillows? I especially love the bright flowers. The little girly purses would make any princess so happy, myself included. Of course, the fuschia daisy bag is a perfect accent for your spring wardrobe.

And the winners are...

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Here's to another great year!!

9:44 AM

I am unable to view your profile Heidi, so please email me with your address & I will get your tee in the mail asap.

I was overwhelmed by all the kind comments everyone left yesterday. Thank you all so much! I am so thankful for blogging because I have gotten to know so many talented, kind & supportive crafters & artists I wouldn't have otherwise come in contact with.

I've decided to send out two more little packages to the following people. Please send me your address!

Anonymous said...

happy happy birthday to you
yvonne b

Michelle B said...

Love you blog! Congrats on 1 year!

10:53 AM

Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage, Vintage & Fancies

Mrs. Kwitty's Cottage, Vintage & Fancies is a lovely Etsy shop that I recently discovered. There are many items that will appeal to those of us who love the shabby chic style, such as the Toile with a Twist drawstring bag. The handmade Fuzzy Wuzzy Wuzza Bunny would make a wonderful Easter gift for just about anyone. I adore the Cherry-Oh wristlet & card wallet, too. You do not want to miss the beautiful collages, like this Butterfly Beauty shadowbox, either.

One Year!

Today marks the one year blogiversary of Funky Finds! I want to thank all of you for being such loyal, supportive & caring readers. I have had a blast featuring so many talented indie artists & crafters. I look forward to posting about many more in the future. And to celebrate today's milestone, I am giving away a tee by Eireann of Bara Design which I've featured before. Just leave a comment & you will be in the drawing.

Nydam Press

Nydam Press has lots of wonderful block prints to choose from. I love the Italian Greyhound & the bright pink rotary telephone card. The guitar print is very cool, as is the moose print card. And look at this adorable printed onsie!


Mamadelic has a menagerie of cool goods to choose from. I love the oversized tote bags made of vintage canvas from the 70s. The armadillo charm necklace appeals to the Texan inside me. And I would love to have a Wonder Woman pillow reminiscent of my Underoos from the 70s. The vintage trim headband & tiny owl earrings would make an adorable pair. I also love the vintage Airedale Terrier charm pendant, as I have always admired this breed. I believe Mamadelic has something that will appeal to just about anyone, so won't you take a look around?

Blue Bell Bazaar

Gosia of Blue Bell Bazaar has collected a wide array of vintage goods. The white notes rabbit & chicky figurines caught my eye for spring. I love the vintage silhouette portrait, as well as the pig bank. Blue Bell Bazaar also has vintage jewelry & dishware. Have a look at all the fabulous vintage goods & sign up to be notified of the newest additions.

Present By Design

Julene Ewert wrote in to let me know about the wonderful goods she sells at Present by Design. This company works to redefine the art of giving by creating useful, practical & beautiful presents you would love to give, as well as receive. One of their new products is the adorable Fortune Tootsies. Of course, I love the All Monkey Business gift basket, too. Julene has a great selection of gifts for new & expecting moms, as well as for the wee ones. Be sure to have a look at all the wonderful cards, journals & albums, and jewelry.

Softie Awards

Voting is now open to the public for the 2007 Softie Awards. There are tons of fabulous handcrafted softies, making it very hard to decide who to vote for. You can see all the entries on Flickr. Congrats to all of those who entered. Nice work!

Ruby-Crowned Kinglette

Ruby-Crowned Kinglette is an Etsy shop full of charming goods ranging from cheery wristlets to sweet cloth bunnies. I am really wanting one of the linen bookmarks that is adorned with pretty beads and I love the acorn sachets, too. The hand-embroidered ditty bags are perfect for toting around your goods this spring. Have a look at all of Ruby-Crowned Kinglette's goods, as well as the blog.


Swank is a one-woman company selling loud and unusual jewelry to those of us who want to stand out. Becky Wignell, the creative force behind this company, is a girl on a mission to rid the world of dull jewelry. I love the Light of My Life earrings made of cool mini lightbulbs. And how cute are these little Lego earrings? Becky also has an Etsy shop for those of us spending US dollars. The Just the One earrings are perfect for any wine lover! Also noteworthy is the fact that Becky is a proud founder member of Leeds Craft Mafia, the first craft mafia in the U.K. Learn more about Swank on MySpace.

Claudia Rae Designs

Melissa is the sole owner, designer and purveyor of the cool shop Claudia Rae Designs. She has created the most adorable mini purse keychains in a variety of patterns & colors. Melissa has also designed lots of handbags & some of her unique designs are currently on sale. I love the ultra suede orange crush bag. You will also find beautiful handcrafted jewelry at Claudia Rae Designs. The Darling Dream set is perfect for spring. And don't miss the cute fabric card holders either.

Dog Bone Art

Looking for great Easter basket goodies? Check out the cool funny bunnies by Dog Bone Art. There's also fabulous plush chickie babies and cupcakes. Of course, the mooses with big toofeses plushies are sure to delight any recipient! Dog Bone Art also has lots of great tees, pocket mirrors, totes, and much more.

Rethrifted Goods by Color fool

Do you love to thrift shop, but have little time or few local resources? If so, then Colorfool is going to make you very happy! Colorfool has access to many thrift shops in her area. She purchases goods such as fabric & glassware, then sells them on her site. You will also find a few great vintage aprons. Check back often for newly added items.

I recently discovered the website Delight while reading the Shelterrific blog. According to their site, is an every day shopping adventure dedicated to putting the joy back in shopping. Every day at noon Central time, a new product is featured. The feature will remain on the site for twenty-four hours. The majority of products featured are for women; however, occassionally you will find clever stuff for guys, adorable baby gifts, presents for pets. They also do weekly spotlights on unique art and design objects. Today's feature, the Auto Bird Turd Emergency Kit, is a riot. Check out the Delight store to find more cool products.


Chimpfeet is a comprehensive source of gifts for pets & pet lovers alike. There are tons of adorable dishes for your canine to enjoy eating off of, as well as stylish duds any hound would look great in. Check out all the bling, too. If you are more into felines, there's plenty of great items for you to choose from. You'll find cool bedding, toys and treats. There's lots of items for other small pets, as well as a great sale section. And of course there's plenty of gifts for the pet lovers in your life.

Peep Accessories

Peep Accessories is having their biggest sale ever right now to kick off spring. From now until April 15th, everything in the store is 10% to 40% off! Check it out today!

With A Twist

With A Twist is a cool Etsy shop that is full of fun products. There are cute heart magnets, cool postcards, and beautiful tags. I love the fruity cards, too. Check out all the hip products With A Twist has to offer.

A Curious Zoo

A Curious Zoo is a wonderful Etsy shop full of whimsical, fun items. The original paintings, such as Squeaky Pig, are absolutely charming. The Adventure Peas bring a bright smile to my face to be certain. And who wouldn't love Girard Giraffe? Also up for purchase are cute mini cupcakes & chocolates, as well as beautiful handmade bibs for your wee one. To see more of the fabulous work by A Curious Zoo, visit this website.

Wry Baby

I love Wry Baby's tagline raise funny people. I think we can all agree that life is much more enjoyable when we are able to laugh & put a cheeky spin on things. Now you can dress your wee one in cheeky snapsuits featuring quips such as I don't floss and I might barf! There's also cute outfits that come complete with long sleeve tees and tights saying things like someday I'll demand a pony. Don't miss all the hilarious accessories and bundles that make great gifts for new or expecting parents.

Uniq Pieces

I recently discovered the cool jewelry of Uniq Pieces through Flickr. A few pieces I really like are the brown love bracelet, the beautiful pearly leaf bracelet, and the pearly pearls ring. The hand-knit white flower earrings are also intriguing. You can also find Uniq Pieces' jewelry on the Lovli website which is a community art market.

Nut and Bee

Annette Lauder of Nut & Bee has created illustrations that are absolutely fabulous. Her Sketchbook Sweeties are produced three times a week & you can vote as to which product you would like to see each sweetie appear on. The products include lettersets, buttons & magnets, stickers, and more. Take a look at all of Annette's wonderful creations.

Felt Club Auction

Michelle Caplan emailed me letting me know that Felt Club, a huge monthly craft fair in Southern California that she participates in, is trying to raise some dough to pay off some hefty fines. There are three huge lots you can bid on through eBay. Each lot contains heaps of great stuff including vinyl zip pouches, crocheted softies, jewelry, baby tees, one-of-a-kind handbags, silkscreened sketchbooks and more. Note that the auctions end at 6pm on Sunday, March 18. You can also purchase Felt Club swag through Etsy.

Pepperina Press

I honestly haven't been this excited about stationery in ages (and I love stationery!). Helen Evans of Pepperina Press has created the most wonderful notecards. The bold retro graphics used in the Bella Figura collection are fabulous. The Chopsuey-cocktails sets are based on photographs Helen has taken all over the world. These images have a vintage look that is divine. Pepperina Press also offers personalized stationery, as well as adorable thank you (love the monkey!) and holiday cards. You can also purchase Helen's wonderful cards through her Etsy shop. You will not be disappointed in the quality of these gorgeous products!

Unique Expressions by Jessica Mattingly

Unique Expressions by Jessica Mattingly is full of, well, unique items. You'll find everything from cute hair pins to funky earrings, as well as decorative magnets & push pins. And who isn't in need of a little affordable bling? Jessica is also having a HUGE sale on pendants and earrings 'til they're gone!
ETA: Jessica wrote in to say that she will offer 10% off your first purchase from her store when you mention 'funky find' in the 'notes to seller' at checkout. So generous!

$10 Shopping Guide

Check out the latest guide by the peeps at Rare Bird Finds - 100 cool goodies for $10 or less. Not THAT fits my budget!

Miele Fresca

Taylor Jacobson and Brook Perdigon combine their artistic talents to create the look of Miele Fresca hand-printed tee shirts. Unfortunately, this shop is closing soon. So grab the cool tees & tote bags while you can! There are lots of cool desigs still in stock, including the lifted hooded tee & the exotic cobra tee. Also, there are lots of adorable tees for children, such as ahoy! and the baby octopus. Check out the cool men's tees, too.


Petals is an Etsy shop full of unique tote bags & more. I am definitely wanting a giraffe tote of my own, as well as a cool reversible dress form tote bag. The dinosaurs & Bruno the Rhino are also calling my name. Have a looksie at all of Petals' wonderful creations!

Karissa Cove

I know that spring has sprung for many of us (yay!) but I still want to draw your attention to the adorable apple scarves by Karissa Cove. Wearing one of these little cuties might make the winter blues a thing of the past. Karissa has also created some adorable little totes for those who love to knit.

Cherry Momma

If you're a Momma who's looking for clothing that's a little more rock 'n roll than cutsie tootsie, then Cherry Momma is the shop for you. Started by stylish mom Leila Wylie, Cherry Momma is full of clothing & accessories that are hip and fun. The tees and onsies are weathered to give them a soft vintage feel. I absolutely love the live fast, nap hard design, as well as Rock 'n Roll Sweetheart. There's also several handmade dresses that are adorable. The skulls and Elvis designs are too cool! Be sure to check out all the cool accessories, as well.

Onegirl Designwrks

Onegirl Designwrks is full of unique goodies ranging from sweet softies to beautiful photography. I love the one-of-a-kind oobee fashioned out of vintage fabric. The sewn cards are equally delightful. Of course any crafter can appreciate a beautiful photograph of antique spools. I also love the recycled denim jean zipper pouches & the handprinted fabric business card holders.

Quixotic Clothing Co.

Brad Tennant and Cody Clark are the socially conscious minds behind Quixotic Clothing Co. The minute I saw the goat shirt I knew I must post about this company! You'll also find vegetarian friendly cow shirts, as well as windmills remniscent of West Texas. The windmill tee for girls is extra cute, as is the pink robot tee. Quixotic also has cool pins featuring clever graphics. The current price of $10 for the tees is in celebration of the company's first anniversary, so take advantage while you can!

Tamar Assaf

Tamar Assaf is an emerging artist residing in California. According to her bio, she combines her travel experience with her observation and fascination with animal concepts, investigating our acquired perception of animals in comparison to reality. Tamar's paintings are very different from the typical works of art I've seen depicting animals. You can also purchase greeting cards with reproductions of her artwork. I absolutely adore the giraffe & zebra depictions. Have a look at all of Tamar's fascinating work.


Attention all knitsters! Check out the cool knitting needles by Chelle. There's everything from knit wit to beautiful roses. You can also purchase needles with initials for a personal touch. Chelle has also created beautiful felted wool bowls, as well as handcrafted jewelry. I would love to have the felted wool business card holder for my desk, too. If you'd like to request custom knitting needles, contact Chelle through Etsy.

The Broken Plate Pendant Company

The Broken Plate Pendant Company puts a chic spin on recycling. This Etsy shop is full of beautiful jewelry that is fashioned out of old plates, vintage slides, and more. There are many eye catching pendants, as well as cuff links and earrings. And I absolutely love the romantic red floral broken plate necklace. Take a look at all the unique pieces Broken Plate has to offer.

Patchwork Pottery

Patchwork Pottery is another terrific Etsy shop I recently discovered through Flickr. Laurraine is the creative force behind Patchwork Pottery & she has created these fabulous teacup & coffee mug pouches. She has also created these adorable cupcake pincushions, as well as the three deminensional quilted teacups. Laurraine has created some truly creative items!

Project Grab Bag

MaryMo recently posted about a lovely gnome pin cushion from Project Grab Bag, a delightful Etsy shop full of miscellaneous goodies. You will find unique pirate babies, lots of vintage buttons, and even a vintage gnome party boot! Now if that doesn't scream unique, I don't know what does. Other vintage goodies include this cute little devil, matchbooks, and paper packs. The dessert cup pin cushion is too cute, as are the children's shirts. Don't miss all the cool earrings either.

Notepolish Paperie

Notepolish Paperie has so many fabulous stationery and gift items that are sure to delight. I love the well-designed moving announcements, as well as the new pet announcements. I wish I had those when I got Abby! There's also a wide variety of themed baby shower invites. And one of my favorite things is the children's stationery. Aren't these fun & whimsical? A few other things I find to be absolutely adorable are the bridesmaid thank yous, the dinner plate invite/menu, and all the wonderful personalized stationery. There's lots of good deals in the sale section, too. If you're looking for invitations and stationery that stand out, Notepolish Paperie is the place for you.

Brooke Medlin

I found out about jewelry maker Brooke Medlin from Susan of Sulu Design. Brooke's metal jewelry is beautiful & very unique. I love the Story to Tell necklace which features three hanging brass petals on a handmade chain. I am also fond of the Double Bubble earrings, as well as the Coventry earrings. And the buttercup earrings will be perfect for spring!

Tina J

Tina J has created lots of beautifully designed stationery, invitations & more. The coral notecards are gorgeous in their simplicity and I love the bamboo which you rarely see used in design. Of course I also love the lounge chair cards for their quirkiness! There's many fun invitations to choose from, as well as gift tags. I really like the use of the geometric patterns & colorful text used on these. Have a look at all of Tina J's designs. You're sure to find something that will make your next event very special.