Y’all know that I’ve never been one to make pretty things with my hands.
While, I can admit that practice has made me remarkably better at these things (see awesome Lego Table and adorable cabinet upcycle for proof), I’m never going to be able to get down with a sewing machine, or a needle and thread, or really, even pair of scissors.
I’m just not creative like that.
Doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the pants off of some handmade goodness!
Esty, everyone’s favorite handmade & vintage storefront hosting place, is filled with people who rock handmade like a boss.
So many ingenious, adorable things.
I could spend half of my day just clicking around on that site, making up reasons I need a bee hotel more stuff, and pretending I’m rich enough to afford it all.
There are just so many pretty things I could use right this moment in my house, or on my body, or even in my belly.
Finding Stuff Dudes Like however, requires a few extra clicks, but it’s there too; all handmade perfect for the male peeps in your house. It’s just slightly harder to find.
I’ve decided that’s just silly. Dudes like looking fly too. They like handmade toys and wall art for their playrooms and edible treats as much as the next chick. And, their mamas do too.
So, I’m bringing you Dude, Etsy.*
A monthly feature of some of my most favorite Etsy shops doing awesome things for the Dudes on this planet.
One creates these super cool crayons in shapes dude-kids tend to dig (dinosaurs, robots, Lego guys, and what not). The other designs some of the most awesome adventure costumes on the planet (I’m talking Robin Hood, knights, princes, and the like!). Perfect for gifting and rainy-day enjoyment (also awesome on it-is-so-stinking-hot-my-nostrils-burn-when-I-breathe days).
And, in honor of my new site, they have both agreed to gift one of you with something awesome!
Go ahead, gimme the spirit fingers!
To win, just leave a comment on this post telling me about the bestes gift your child has ever received (What? I have a birthday party to shop for this weekend!).**
*Know a Dude-a-licious shop that I seriously need to feature? Be sure you share that with me too!
**Contest is open to US addresses and closes 4/25 at midnight EST.