Have you ever let your crafty mind run free and create something you're proud of? Have you ever then showed your family who Ooh'd and Aah'd and said "You should totally sell that! You could make millions?" Well when Martina Plaschka started to make her marvellous creations, she did just that. She headed over to Etsy (A wonderful online site that you can sell your creations on) and created The Urban Squirrel.
Martina crochets and felts wonderful items such as headbands, hats and bowls and after an eager chat through her Facebook page (Links will be at the bottom) I awaited my parcel.
After around a week's wait, it finally arrived and I was over the moon.
The first thing I noticed was the envelope itself which was covered in gorgeous vintage looking stamps of The Urban Squirrel, which gave it such a personal touch. Then looking into the envelope (More like tearing it open in excitement) I found a paper gift bag covered in my favourite thing in the world - bunting with yet another adorable touch of an Urban Squirrel sticker.
Upon further inspection I noticed that there was a wonderfully vintage postage card of the New Yorker cover on the front addressed by The Urban Squirrel once more. This little touch did not fail to impress me, as I am a sucker for all things carefully thought out and vintage.
The headband itself is meticulously crafted which I would happily find in places such as Accessorize. You truly cannot tell that it has been made by the fingers of a lovely lady from Austria. The colour is gorgeous, and the brightest purple that she thoughtfully chose for me (Ask me to choose a colour and I suddenly forget everything) and it matches my hair wonderfully.
It is perfect for the colder weather (And I know that some of you may be into the hotter climate but if you are anything like me, and are in Britain then...it's pretty much winter). It is definantly going to be one of my wardrobe staples in the future.
They make wonderful presents for your friends of family, and what is nicer? Something that you can pick up in a mainstream shop? Or something that has been created with love? I know what I would choose.
The Urban Squirrel also create mother and child creations, and much more so do not hesitate to take a look at her wonderful store!
Click here for --->The Urban Squirrel Etsy Store
Please note that this is not a sponsored post and I only review items honestly.
Let me know what your favourite Etsy store is!
Much love x