Etsy has started a new #StandWithSmall campaign to support their sellers since small businesses need our support more than ever. They asked me to share some of my favourite shops and it was perfect timing as I’ve been keeping a list of shops I’ve rediscovered through updating our archives. All these artists and makers were originally featured on SCK back in 2008-2012 and it’s been so delightful to find them still open and making super cute new things.
At time of writing, all these shops are open but there may be delays and restrictions with shipping. Please favourite shops and products for later if you can’t buy now.
Bunny With A Toolbelt (USA) create fun handmade sculptures with so much personality. There’s loads of different animals and birds plus holiday themes and more. I especially love this narwhal with rainbow horn but you really need to have a browse yourself as there’s so many to choose from.
It’s been 9 years since I first stumbled across SuAmi (Vietnam) and I still can’t get over how they can create such tiny cuteness in crochet! This mini mushroom is just 12mm high and comes with a tiny turtle friend too. This is another store with pages and pages of amazing things so do have a look.
I’ve enjoyed the cute art of KittyCassandra (USA) since the Shana Logic days and you can still buy prints of those classic cat paintings plus lots of new stuff. This House Cat print would be perfect for our new stay at home lives.
HELLO Happy (USA) have been creating kawaii crochet patterns for a long time but I had never seen their planters! It’s such a fun idea, whether you choose a koala, alpaca or sloth. They’re digital patterns too so no shipping required.
Can’t keep a plant alive? hitree (USA) have you covered with the cutest handmade felt plants. These tiny monstera plants would love to hang out on your desk and don’t mind if you forget about them for weeks. Thre’s lots more nature-themed goodies too.
I hope you found a new favourite! Have a look at Etsy’s #StandWithSmall Editors Picks’ Page for more great shops. Please support your faves too in any way that you can – we shared some tips on How To Support Kawaii Shops, Artists & Makers recently.
This post is sponsored by Etsy but all shop picks, words and opinions are my own.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.