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

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!