My moratorium on shopping (due to saving for surgery) has been lifted, and here are some of my recent handmade purchases.
To begin with, my jeans were getting a little loose, and for a long time I've wanted a decent belt instead of the cheap junk I picked up from Kmart or hand-me-down leather from my Dad. I had seriously considered going to David Jones in the city as I have often browsed the belts there while waiting for my mother. I knew from that experience that I would need a good 70 to 100 dollars to come away with something nice. But then I remembered an etsy seller I had seen while browsing, and thought I'd look up the shop, and I'm so glad I did, because I was able to get a custom sized belt with a beautifully designed belt buckle, as you can see in my top image, and I can tell you I only paid USD$24 for the belt.
The etsy seller is Valento www.valento.etsy.com and I really enjoyed the friendly service, and he created my custom size faster than anticipated, the quality of the belt is excellent, I really could not be happier!
The image above is of my handmade headband from etsy seller BargainHeadbands, her bands promise to be headache free (which is important for me) and both my bands delivered on this promise. Not only that, but this seller is happy to adjust your band for you if you find it is too tight or the wrong size when it arrives. It is also possible to shop for co-ordinating headbands and purses. I believe the shop link is www.bargainheadbands.etsy.com