Welcome to the Nor Cal Nestie Handmade Directory. I'm expanding this blog soon to include creative Nestie businesses, too (such as photography & design). Please let me know if you'd like to be included! (Just leave a comment, or page me on one of the Nor Cal boards).

If you haven't set up an Etsy account yet, you can use me as a referral. I haven't been able to figure out what referring someone to Etsy actually gains me, but I love points of any type :) Click
here to get the process started. My Etsy username is dragonflybride. http://www.etsy.com/register.php?referral=dragonflybride

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Craft Fair idea

I'm thinking of organizing a Northern California Craft Fair for our Nesties.

 I would find a space that could accommodate some of our very talented local Nor Cal Nest/Bump crafters and artists, and go from there. Let me know if you'd be interested in attending such a fair, or being a vendor by leaving a comment here!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Color Splash designs - SportyMrs.23

Etsy Site: Color Splash Designs

Heather creates amazing wall murals - guaranteed to brighten any room! She specializes in kids' rooms, but can work with anyone to create the room of their dreams.

Besides painting, Heather is also a fabulous knitter! Check out her hand made scarves and hats - they are made with lots of love and care.

Rounding out her talents (although I'm sure there are more that I just don't know about), she also hand-paints aisle runners. These add an extra level of personality and class to any ceremony.

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Purple Paintbrush - mrslsb

Lorna is one of our out-of-town Nor Cal Nesties, recently transplanted to North Carolina.

I love her new jewelry designs. Especially creative are her keepsake pieces, in which she takes your child's artwork & turns it into a pendant or pin. Wow!

Every piece is unique, so make sure to take a look!

Team Eco Nest!

Just a shout-out for another blog that's filled with Nestie hand-made goodness:

I'm excited to try some of the goods featured here, especially Crunchy Clean detergent. Although reading about it makes me hungry for some reason...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Angel Face Designs - Puahula

Etsy Site: Angel Face Designs

Heather's stamped metal jewelery has been taking the internet by storm! She opened her Etsy store just two months ago & has already had 20 sales! She has some fantastic creations, so great that people on the street have even stopped her & asked where they can find her stuff! Way to go, Heather!

Ga*Ga*Doo! - Celyn

Teri (of Cashmere Cuddles) also has a shop on Zazzle which feature her "Clothes for babies with attitude." Check it out!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Swish Designs - SweetieP

Etsy Site: Swish Designs
Design Blog: http://swishdesigns.blogspot.com/

I've been lucky enough to experience Donna's work first hand. I'm so impressed with her attention to detail & promptness. She specializes in elegant monograms, birth announcements, save the dates, photo cards and more (even pet memorials!) I'm so happy to feature her etsy site here.

Gypsy Monkey

Jill isn't a Nor Cal Nestie (as far as I know), but she is a friend, & I'd love to showcase her whimsical children's play clothes here. I've seen the mermaid pants in person, & they are adorable, and really well made. Check out her complete collection!

Redhead Shop - Hannikan

Hannah wears her natural redhead status proud & creates fun designs tailored to fellow redheads. Check out her different Cafe Press Stores:

ZBlankets - Mama_v2.0 (aka amyandtherain)


Amy has been creating fantastic swaddling blankets, burp cloths, and other fine blankets since her first daughter was born. She's now expecting her second child any day, and continues to add new designs all the time.

Cashmere Cuddles - Celyn

Cashmere Cuddles

Check out these great handcrafted baby carriers. Teri created this fantastic obi-style carrier to cart around her youngest safely & in style. Nice job, Teri!

Strawberry Jam Designs - Wabadee1

Etsy Shop: Strawberry Jam Designs

Jewelery Blog: http://strawberryjamdesigns.blogspot.com/

Amy creates gorgeous jewelry! Just take a look at this beautiful piece & you'll see what I mean:

AnnaViolet3 - SerendipityRox


I bought a pair of Roxanne's GoGoLegs for my baby nephew & they looked so cute! Not only does she make leggings for babies, she also has a line of nursery art, and it looks like she might have tutus, too!

HeartHugsDesigns - MrsActressAngel


Ashley & her husband work together to create fantastic homemade cards, personalized photo invitations & announcements, scrapbook embellishments, and more!

Quilts by Patty - Patty&Nick

Quilts By Patty

Patty put two quilts on her new Etsy site & within hours she had her first sale! She's specializing in baby and child-friendly quilts. Here's a sample:

So cute!