Wednesday, November 9, 2011

O is for OCTOPUS

For those of you who are new to my blogging efforts, I am blogging my way through the alphabet.  Today's jaunt takes us to O, and I was torn as to whether it should be for owls or octopi.  I love both so much in their quirky, kitschy ways and they are both hot in fashion trends.  The only way to decide any serious debate is to arm wrestle for it.  And I think you know who won...  Octopus!

Here are a few of my Etsy listings that feature an octopus.

First, in a super-cute ring...

Next up is a an octopus in shiny brass on a statement necklace...

Here are listings from other wonderfully-talented Etsy artists who feature an octopus in their work.

Ah!  There are so many octopi listings on Etsy.  It's so much fun and I've only scratched the surface.  I'd love to hear your comments on this topic or suggestions for the letter P, so drop a line in the comments section below.  You can also find me at  beaotch.comfacebook, or twitter.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

N is for Naughty!

Hiya, folks.  So I'm blogging the alphabet and we've arrived at the letter N.  N is for Naughty!  Naughty is defined as "mildly rude or indecent, typically related to sex."  I am a crafter with a love for all things fun and funky.  I have a soft spot for items which are sassy or of questionable decorum, so this blog post is right up my alley!!  :)

Here are a few of my Etsy listings that are just a bit Naughty...

Here are listings from other wonderful Etsy artists who are a bit naughty, too...

Well, I could go on and on for days with this topic, but our Naughty time has come to an end.  Please feel free to leave comments on this blog entry or suggestions for the O entry in the section below.  You can also find me on Facebook or Twitter and on


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

M is for Metal

I'm still blogging the alphabet and now we're at the halfway point: M!  M is for Metal.  Metal doesn't have to be hard and masculine.  Metals can be worn and displayed in pretty, fashionable, feminine ways.

Here are some of my Etsy listings that use metal.  I'm a lover of metal, so this is only a taste...

And now here are listings from other wonderful Etsy artists that use metal beautifully...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

L is for Laughter

So, folks, I'm still blogging through the alphabet.  We're here today on the letter L.  L is for Laughter!  How could I resist??  First off, Laughter is my surname.  How awesome is that??  Secondly, it's laughter...  and who doesn't like to laugh?  Love and laughter make the world go 'round.  So, let's get it started....

I don't have any Etsy listings that directly have the word "laughter" scrawled on them.  However, I have cracked myself up with some of the pieces I've created.  Here are a few:

For this one I said that, "Your reputation precedes you, but you can wear this for the few folks that're out of the loop."  Yes, I think it's hilarious for someone to wear this necklace.  Definitely gear steered toward a confident person.

This framed cross stitch piece makes me laugh because of the contrast in the message and the frame.  One would think that something in a gold frame like that would be serious and then you see the message...  hilarious!  Also, cross stitch patterns are usually very goody-goody and this is snarky.  Love it!  I like to imagine that it will hang in someone's office at a bank or somewhere really stuffy.

Here are some other laughter pieces from some awesomely talented Etsy artists:

Antiqued Brass Giggle Pendant Necklace by KandKartistry on Etsy

Life's Greatest Remedy Laughter by mizzmufasa on Etsy

Tickled Pink by ComoSiComoSa on Etsy

I Love Laughs Small Serving Plate by Mudcakes on Etsy

This was so much fun!!  Thank you for tagging along on my trip through Laughter.  Please feel free to leave comments below for this entry or ideas for the M blog post.  Thanks!