Day Four of the Daily Dozen: Small Business Saturday: November 26th, 2011: Etsy Madness

A friend and artist reminded me that Etsy personifies small business. Thus, today’s daily dozen is devoted to 12 Minneapolis-St. Paul based Etsy businesses.

Miss B Accessories My favorite? The layers of buttons clip, but the flower bow with button might just win this contest.

Letterpress cards make me want to write letters. Vandalia Street Press  features fun and funky cards right in St. Paul. Their designs are spare and colorful—the kind you want to frame and put up on your wall. I’m especially smitten with the birch tree holiday cards.

Also is St. Paul is Visions and Revisions. Another paper artist, Anna Pease creates the most charming paper garlands. My favorite? The Minnesota one, of course!

I definitely hope to find a Radiant MN Wool Beer Cozy in my stocking. It’s only $2. A great example of upcyling from Bekah Worley’s Recycling is Rad shop.

Since it seems I’m shopping for me, I’ll continue with Water Nymph. I’m positive the dance ticket necklace will go with everything I own.

Thinking of others (and a little bit for me), the Klement Gallery is definitely worth a visit. Stunning photos of Paris and St. Paul—what could be better?

Move over Pampers, and check out the psychedelic all-in-one cloth diapers from the Eli Monster for that special baby in your life.

When you really need a striped robot or chocolate keypad of Happiness, visit Kelly Newcomer for paintings and ceramics.

How about a Paper Doll Cow Card  from Hungry Dog Designs in Minneapolis?

Do you know a Viking-Packer household? Look no further than Made by Liz P. for her Wisc-sota heart pendant.

I love Dain Larson’s prints and paintings. I’m torn between his Up North  series and Twin Cities landscapes.

Don’t forget that Etsy is more than handmade. Lishyloo overflows with vintage kids’ clothing. How about some vintage pink Osh Kosh overalls for your little fashionista?

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