Tag Archives: Etsy

10 Book Inspired Soaps to Clean Up Your Act

21 Aug

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Books smell good. You know what I’m talking about, right? Apparently it’s down to this:

Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla absolute, subliminally stoking a hunger for knowledge in all of us.

– Perfumes: The Guide

The good news for us is that there are some bookish crafters who have combined their love of literature with their desire to be clean. The results smell pretty good. Continue reading

Novel charms: Book-themed Accessories on Etsy

4 Jun

I love Etsy almost as much as I love Regretsy. You can get amazing and unique gifts, and all the profits from your purchase go straight to the person who made it! Here are my current five favourite bookish accessories. Click through for more information!

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Tiny Book Earrings by TheIdleBindery.

Harry Potter 'Always' Haircomb by KyraBothwell.

Harry Potter ‘Always’ Haircomb by KyraBothwell.

'The Hunger Games' Mockingjay Pins by Gliterature.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Pins by Gliterature (that’s me!).

'I Found My Love In A Book' Necklace in Blue by BeneathGlass.

‘I Found My Love In A Book’ Necklace in Blue by BeneathGlass.

Miniature Bookcase Necklace by JanDaJewelry.

Miniature Bookcase Necklace by JanDaJewelry.

Were there any that I missed? Let me know in the comments!

Conform, Consume, Obey: Zombie Bedset

8 Jun

This ‘Never Sleep Alone’ bedset by textile designer and Etsy-extraordinair christiemelissa has me sheeting myself. Not literally, because as well as being bloody in the gore sense, they’re bloody expensive — shipping to the UK is £32 alone. But this undeadly design is rather lovely, don’t you think?

And you know what they say: lady in the streets, zombie in the sheets. No, wait…

Conform, Consume, Obey: Sound FX Headbands

20 Aug

BOOM! Aren’t they neat?  There’s something vaguely amusing about looking like you’ve stepped right out of a graphic novel whilst receiving a non-fatal blow to the head. …Maybe that’s just me.

On a side note, I was wearing one of these when Laurie Penny told me I looked like Tinkerbelle. Just sayin’.

You can buy one of these muthas from janinebasil’s Etsy store.