Friday, April 02, 2010

Fabulous Friday Finds for April 2

As I've been doing these Fabulous Friday Finds posts, I've noticed that I'm finding things earlier and earlier in the week that I want to include. In fact, I've begun "cheating" a little... creating this blog post as soon as I find something I know I want to include and scheduling it to post on Friday. Thank goodness for scheduling!

The first Fabulous Friday Find for this week was actually supposed to be in last week's finds, but I somehow forgot to include it. It's a site called Voila, and it's filled to the brim with polymer clay goodness!

I don't know how I could forget, because this site is awe inspiring. It showcases some of the most wonderful polymer clay creations you can imagine.

There's also a section on the site for Tutorials (some free and some you can purchase). Just in case you have a stash of polymer clay and have been wondering what you can do with it. (Doesn't everyone have one of those stashes? Or is it just me?)

Fabulous Friday Find #2 is all about Tiny Plastic People. Specifically, the tiny plastic people who live in worlds created by Vincent Bousserez.

One of my Etsy friends was talking about these little people and just how cool they are. They're teeny tiny little people, adults and children, in all sorts of poses and outfits. And they're a hoot!

My friend shared a link that ultimately took me to the flickr page where Vincent Bousserez has created his Plastic Life world. He's placed these tiny plastic people in all sorts of settings and photographed them. I thought I'd share this one since Easter's coming up, but you'll find lots more on flickr.

And in case you're looking for bunches of tiny plastic people for yourself, you can find them on eBay (well, of course). Look for o scale people. I gotta get me some of these. :-)

This next Fabulous Friday Find was sent to me by one of my Facebook friends, who told me she was wearing her "distracted by beads" t-shirt.

I definitely need one of these.

In fact, with as much time as I spend playing with beads, I should probably have one for every day of the week.

This shirt, and a whole bunch of other items with the phrase "I'm Not Easily Distracted. I... Hey, look. BEADS!" is available in the cafepress shop called Spare Time Design.

My kind of shirt.


Fabulous Friday Find #4 is all about spring cleaning. Actually it's all about cleaning anything and everything. One of my Full Time Etsy Crafters teamies sent a link to this site: How to Clean Anything.

There's a lot of information on the site, so it's one of those sites you might want to bookmark for future reference.

There are even hints and timesavers. That's what I need. Now if I could just figure out where all that saved time goes...

Do you like oddball free stuff?

This next Fabulous Friday Find was posted on Make. It's an offer for a free promotional plastic resin sampler puzzle. And it's kind of cool.

Of course, it's nothing you need. But when does that ever stop you?

It looks like fun. Like a 3D version of Tetris.

Last, but by no means least, is Fabulous Friday Find #6. It's an awesome Etsy shop by another of my Full Time Etsy Crafters teammates, nicholasandfelice. Well, okay. It's TWO of my teammates, since Nicholas and Felice run the shop together.

See, I had planned to include this gorgeous pair of earrings from their shop in one of my Fabulous Friday Finds posts. I saw them and immediately fell in love with them (black and white are my favorite colors, and I really LOVE the etched finish on these). I actually planned to purchase them, but first I had to run an errand. My gnat-like attention span took over, however, and by the time I went back to get them they were GONE! SOLD! And not to me!! *sob*

Shortly after that happened, our team had a "team chat," and I told Felice what had happened. She told me she had another pair that were just slightly different than these (the shape of the glass pieces), but she hadn't photographed them. So while we were still chatting away in the team forum, she took a picture, listed them just for me, and I bought them. And they arrived yesterday. AND I LOVE THEM!!! She even sent me a special treat, and it's equally wonderful. I am a happy camper.

And on that note, my Fabulous Friday Finds post for this week is done. I hope you enjoy my finds.


Athena said...

I wish there was a way to purchase Vincent's photography- I don't know what I'd do with the tiny people, but I love the photographs!

Felice Luftschein said...

aw gee- thanks Marylou!Love your blog!

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3 Peeps Designs said...

I was drawn to the plastic resin sampler cube... then I showed my husband (he's a packaging engineer)and he immediately signed up for a sample... I made him promise to let me see it and play with it when he gets it - since I showed it to him.

:-) MaryLou said...

Mona - How funny! I was intrigued by that little cube just because I like puzzles. I used to work with packaging engineers when I was doing drafting and design. Your husband will be the envy of his coworkers with that little cube. :-)