So, I hadn’t really ventured to purchase too many things on Etsy prior to buying baby items. I had always browsed the site and loved everything I saw, but I was so nervous to actually pull the trigger and order something!
Well, I couldn’t resist any longer and I could not be more happy with what I decided to buy. I have been *trying* as much as possible to shop local and small business when purchasing for baby. And while I have way more than enough, there are always so many cute items that are hand made by people who take such time and care to create beautiful products. I thought I would do a quick round up of the favourite shops that I have found!
3 Joyful hearts design
While this shop isn’t exactly local to me, the quality and care in the products is irresistible. My little boy is going to look so adorable going home in this cute owl crochet hat. It is super soft and made with gorgeous detail. I also purchased a cute basketball hat and diaper cover as a photo prop. If you are looking for cute crochet hats for babies or children or even some props for a newborn photo shoot, look no further than this awesome Etsy shop.
3 Joyful hearts design has hundreds of crochet styles to choose from and they are all absolutely gorgeous.
CD & Bree
I was shopping around for those cute bandanna bibs on Etsy and I was really hoping to find some super local. I searched for my area and hoped to do local pick-up. I found this great shop, CD & Bree, for baby apparel including the bandanna bib, in so many cute patterns! Using organic cotton, these bibs are great for little baby’s drool and spit up but they still look super cute! I can’t wait to see my little guy in them! I will definitely be ordering more and I love that she is local.
In an effort to buy and support local and to avoid the big box, and valuing quality while keeping the baby toys at a minimum (really, they do not need many toys), I was introduced to Mimi Shop. This great Etsy shop is based out of Vancouver, so relatively local for me and all hand made, unique, quality baby toys. These items are so adorable, great quality and one of a kind. I purchased a music box that can be attached to the car seat or crib as well as a baby rattle. I will definitely be looking to purchase more as the quality just can’t be beat and, they are just so adorable! There are a variety of items and styles to choose from and mine were shipped out almost immediately!
Baby Nell Designs
I was looking for a simple tag blanket toy and again, wanted to purchase local. I found this local shop, Baby Nell Designs. This shop has beautiful quilts, tag blankets and bandanna bibs. I absolutely love all of the items in this shop! They are all such beautiful and unique creations and the fabric patterns are very unique! The items were shipped out quickly and again, they best part for me is to get quality hand made goods while supporting local business!
Twig and Timber
I purchased the four woodland wall pieces from Twig and Timber a while back for use in the nursery. I love how unique these pieces are and you have the option to completely customize what you want. Their woodland décor fit my nursery theme really well but they have such a variety of items to choose from that can work in any room. I highly recommend them if you are looking for something unique to your home!