Crafty encounters of an Etsy kind – today’s word is space

Space. The final frontier. Space has been on my mind this week for a whole lotta reasons – take Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin for example. Yesterday was the anniversary of his death, plus “Yuri’s Night” is coming up at the Ontario Science Centre on April 5th.

From Yuri’s Night is an international celebration of the first human spaceflight, taken by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in April 1961. Over one hundred Yuri’s Night events are planned all over the world!

I can’t wait. I’m also thinking about inner space, specifically the inner space around my organs, which feels to be disappearing daily. Little kielbasa is rapidly expanding, making space the hottest commodity inside of me at the moment.

Then there’s the story that broke from the PSFK conference this week about NASA and Etsy teaming up to run a space-inspired crafting contest. Etsy founder Robert Kalin verbally gaffed when he suggested, “we’ll send the two winners into space.”

From “Etsy and NASA are partnering on a program that we’re calling Space Craft,” Kalin explained. Space Craft will be a contest in which Etsy members create products inspired by NASA’s logo; finalists’ work will wind up in the NASA gift shop, and two pieces of winning artwork will get to go into space.

So in honour of all that spacious-licious-ness, this week’s Etsy word is “space”.

Currently there are 2201 items tagged “space” on Etsy.

Here are seven of my favourite picks (plus one bonus wtf and one shameless plug):

hillary_one.jpg Item: Space Darling
Seller: glamgill45
Price: $45.00
hillary_one.jpg Item: Flying Squirrel in Space Pin
Seller: FaffCreations
Price: $2.50
hillary_one.jpg Item: Strange Sperm (description for this is hilarious)
Seller: TheSillySpermShop
Price: $20.00
hillary_one.jpg Item: Orbit Girl
Seller: marmar
Price: $26.00
hillary_one.jpg Item: space jam
Seller: knottynaomi
Price: $19.00
hillary_one.jpg Item: BACK SPACE Vintage Typewriter Key Adjustable Ring Black
Seller: KeysandMemories
Price: $12.00
hillary_one.jpg Item: Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Seller: graycarbon
Price: $28.00
plus one wtf:
Item: Leopard Print Space Cadet Helmet in Blue and Black
Seller: EnRapturingReVisions
Price: $120.00
and one plug:
Item: Yuri Gagarin button lot
Seller: lilydustbin
Price: $1.00

Have an idea for a word? Email me or leave a comment.

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One Response to “Crafty encounters of an Etsy kind – today’s word is space”

  1. Eve says:

    Thanks so much for the feature… and what a great way to feature etsy artists! I love your blog!