Will was six years old when I started this blog and decided to name it after his pocket stuffing habit. He and I and this space have all grown and changed in the six years since then, but I always find it reassuring to see that some things remain constant at their core, even as time passes. Here are some of the bits I've pulled out of Will's various pockets in recent days:
(I didn't include the pair of dirty socks that were all wadded up into little balls and stuffed in his shorts. You're welcome for that.)
I think many of us are collectors of some kind, no matter what our age. Tucked away in pockets, boxes, file folders, or drawers, we gather items that inspire us or make us remember, smile, or wonder.
Lately, I've been gathering up summery things in my "Items I Love" folder on Etsy. Here are some of my favourite handmade and vintage finds for warm weather adventures. (Click on the highlighted text for more information about each item.)
Ice Cream Bowls and Spoons from PennySpoonerCeramics
English Oak Bird Feeder from LayerTree
Raccoon Sleep Mask from JulienEmilyDesign
Bicycle Bell from BringaLingBells
Herb Garden Wooden Plant Markers from MileNine
Recycled Wool Picnic Blanket from EllieEllieltd
Tiny Brass Bunny Earrings from saffronandsaege
Custom Leather Keychain from madebyperri
Toasted Marshmallow Soy Candle from SmellsLikeCanada
Lawn Dice Game from ArtiZanGroup
Ebony and Maple Wood Frame Sunglasses from tmbrwood
Farmhouse Tray from ChalkedBySam
Sagan Star Chart in Navy from wildwanderco
Tablecloth Playhouse from StripedCoast
Blue Agate Slice Coasters from BullCityGems
Morse Code Secret Message Necklace from RusticBrand
If you live in the Waterloo area and are interested in doing some in-person shopping for handmade treasures, you can visit the Etsy Local Market at RIM Park this Saturday. There will be more than sixty creative and talented artisans displaying their handiwork there, and admission and parking are free. It's a good place to discover something new and lovely to add to your collection.
Have a wonderful June weekend!
*Full disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for shopping Etsy through Pocketfuls.
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