friday finds – By Nanas Hands

For this week’s Friday finds, I’d like to introduce you to the work of Melana from By Nanas Hands. Please take a minute to visit her Etsy shop and check out her blog. You can click on any of the photos below to go to the listing.

I think her owl sewing kit is just the cutest thing and they are available in different colors.
by nanas hands owl sewing kit

This fun spider web tote bag is perfect for this time of year.
by nanas hands tote bag

She even has things for men, like this flame eyeglass case.
by nanas hands eyeglass case

Since tomorrow is the beginning of October, which means breast cancer awareness month, we can’t forget the pink. Protect your Kindle with a fabulous cover like this one.
by nanas hands kindle cover

time to think pink

It is time to think pink! October is breast cancer awareness month and the Etsy Angels Street Team is raising funds for this great cause. Check out this forum thread for a list of participating shops that are donating a percentage of their October sales.

Near the beginning of the recession, I came across a reference to the lipstick effect. Here’s what Wikipedia says about the lipstick effect:

The lipstick effect is the theory that when facing an economic crisis consumers will be more willing to buy less costly luxury goods[1]. Instead of buying expensive fur coats, people will buy expensive lipstick[2].

At the time I thought, hmmmm lipstick beads would be cute. More recently trying to come up with something pink and fun the lipstick idea resurfaced.

Here’s my first try. This one has some cosmetic issues (pun intended) and will be made into a charm to put on my purse. The next round is in the works and will hopefully get listed later this week. There will also be a lighter pink version.