I've been in love with Etsy.com for about 2 months now. It's the freshest, most creative spot on the Internet!
I first caught wind of it about a year or two ago, but it wasn't until recently that I really looked it over and realized that all the hype was indeed well-deserved!
Where else can a girl go to find the most adorable cupcake made of crocheted fabric...while simultaneously having a chance to support grassroots designers as they market their one-of-a-kind handbag creations?
It's the place to go if you need an odd piece of furniture...or an apron with two strips of bacon, a fried egg, and some buttered toast sewn on the side.
There's even a category of items called "Geekery" with a subcategory of "Kitsch" where you can instantly locate the anatomical "Healthy Lungs" pendant (which would make a great gift for any girl looking to kick the smoking habit).
And yes, there is even a page appropriately called "Alchemy" where you can bring to life your mind's wildest creations by posting your ideas and watching as sellers bid on the opportunity to make the goods for you. It is incredible!
But what I love most about the site is that fake food appears somehow, in some form in almost every category. If you browse the lapel pins, for example, you're soon to find one made to look like sushi. Window shop through the scarves, and you'll no doubt find one that has an appliqué of a bowl of soup. Yes, even a glass of milk might be stitched onto the side of a pillow where it's least expected.
I doubt the creators of Etsy.com expected this; it must have just evolved due to the artistry base and the clientèle demand. But for a girl who is enraptured with all foods fake, these unexpected delights while shopping are sure to bring her back!