Nothing inspires me more than parents who still find time to make things after their kids are born. Babble’s Top 50 Etsy Parents of 2012 not only somehow find the time, but much of their work is actually inspired by their children. How cool is that?
Here are 15 of my favorites from the Etsy shops of these mommy and daddy makers.
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Home Goods: Set of 5 Mini Planters by Wind & Willow Home 1 of 15Adorable & modern mini planters with the natural beauty of wood with a bright splash of neon. Perfect for growing succulents in your kitchen window!
available for $29 from wind & willow home on etsy
Home Goods: Hello Wood Sign by Oh Dier 2 of 15A genuine recycled wood greeting to brighten your day. You'll definitely want to visit this Etsy shop and check out their unique collection of handmade wooden signs.
available for $42 from oh dier on etsy
Home Goods: Custom Name Plate by Ninainvorm 3 of 15How often would you get an opportunity to buy a custom heirloom piece from an artist in the Netherlands if it weren't for Etsy? Starting with a vintage plate, Nina of Ninainvorm adds screen printed images and hand-cut letters that spell the name of your choice. So sweet!
available for $57 from ninainvorm on etsy
Home Goods: One-Of-A-Kind Mobiles by Jikits 4 of 15The Alamobile perfect mobile for your little cowboy or cowgirl's nursery. All of the Wild West icons are included: the Alamo, a chuckwagon, a turquoise guitar, a horse with a lucky horseshoe, and a tiny snakeskin boot.
available for $90 from jikits on etsy
Home Goods: Red Orange Bear by Herman Marie 5 of 15Both young and old alike will fall in love with this colorful and adorable wooden bear. Equally at home in the nursery or the kitchen.
available for $35 from herman marie on etsy
Paper Goods: The Elephants Texts Bookplate Stamp by Ink+Wit 6 of 15A lovely natural rubber stamp for personalizing your book collection. A wonderful gift idea for a baby shower or your best friend.
available for $22 from ink+wit on etsy
Paper Goods: Party Confetti by Knot & Bow 7 of 15No party is complete without confetti! Here's a lovely little prepackaged pack of tissue paper circles in a gorgeous array of colors.
available for $8 from knot & bow on etsy
Paper Goods: Birthday Cake Party Kit by The Party Fairy 8 of 15Make sure your party is pretty in pink down to the last detail with this kit filled with an assortment of party favors. Includes 30 assorted paper straws with printable straw pennants, drinking straws, paper, bags, and baker's twine.
available for $5 from the party fairy on etsy
Paper Goods: Don’t Forget The Milk Notepad by 1canoe2 9 of 15You'll never forget the milk as long as you have this totally cool notepad illustrated with watercolor. The 1canoe2 shop is filled with unique letterpress cards, notepads, and calendars.
available for $7 from 1canoe2 on etsy
Paper Goods: Mix Tape Card by Enormous Champion 10 of 15A wonderful bit of nostalgia for those of us old enough to remember the joys of getting a mix tape, letterpress in bright orange ink on white card stock. A perfect sentiment to send an old friend from school.
available for $5 from enormous champion on etsy
Kids: Camera hanger by MIKODESIGN 11 of 15Your little one will never know the difference as they happily snap "pictures" of the world around them with this minimal & iconic plush toy camera. Where else can you pick up a cool & funky handmade gift for just $4?
available for $3.98 from MIKODESIGN on etsy
Kids: Anagram Wooden Camera by Twig Creative 12 of 15This sustainable, handmade toy inspired by Instagram is the coolest wooden kid's camera yet. I love the combination of wood, cork and leather.
available for $35 from twig creative on etsy
Kids: Felt Campfire Toy by Hopewell Creek 13 of 15The only campfire you can leave your child with unattended. I bet they don't even notice the marshmallows never finish cooking.
available for $85 from hopewell creek on etsy
Kids: Stacking Wooden Circus Toy Set by Watermelon Cat Company 14 of 15Remember the old "Bill Ding" robot stacking toy? Here's a revival of the classic stacking toy that's even cooler this time around..
available for $37 from watermelon cat company on etsy
Kids: Halloween Spooky Plushy by Jess Quinn 15 of 15Every handmade doll by Jess Quinn has a style that's uniquely its own. These little monsters, more cute than scary, are made from hand-embroidered linen.
available for $25 from jess quinn on etsy
Be sure to check out the complete list of Babble’s Top 50 Etsy Parents of 2012!