The spawning of the world's handmade marketplace has never made it easier to get your hands on the perfect bacon scarf, so long as you're willing to wade through all the feathers, yarn, buttons, and bizarre headwear to find it. With hundreds and hundreds of thousands of merchants shilling their arts, crafts, vintage, and, um, miscellaneous wares on Etsy, never has it been so easy to discover an awesome artist thousands of miles away. But before you sell yourself out to an Oregonian woodworker, you might want to look a little closer to home at some of these ATL-based Etsians. Especially if the words "cat hat" pique your interest.
Lego cufflinks at Gen X Boutique
Cufflinks are traditionally reserved for the finer occasions of life... but I'd be down to waltz into work in a penguin suit if it meant getting to rep the ultimate Jedi master on my sleeves.
Ridiculously adorable plush toys at huhquestionmark
The "handmade doll" territory on Etsy can be one fraught with creepiness. Thankfully, the hand-sewn creations in this store are impossibly cute... particularly this set of crown-bedecked teeth.
Superhero wings for kids shoes at smallfly
Remember that time those brand-new Keds had you running faster, jumping higher, and leaping over mud puddles with the astonishing grace of an ibex? You would have been unstoppable with these bad boys. I'm pretty sure both your six-year-old self and Kanye would be equally jealous of a pair of kicks tricked out with gold wings.
Finger puppets at cherylasmith
The sheer range of characters fit for your phalanges in this shop is astonishing; not to mention the fact that there is an Edgar Allan Poe finger puppet just waiting to be caught in a finger-duel with Yankee Doodle Dandy and/or a lion.
Nature you can wear around your neck at wearableplanter
Perhaps I could remember to keep my rosemary alive if it were swinging from my neck. These beautiful and unusual creations are a green thumb's dream come true, and something that Urban Outfitters probably won't be knocking off any time soon.
Hats for cats at ToScarboroughFair
Well, Internet, here we are. Cats, hats, and hats on cats just might be the culmination of everything the World Wide Web stands for, and to think it all started right here in this Atlanta-based artist's Etsy store. This feline milliner offers everything from a very Rive Gauche-inspired wool beret to a special little spring bonnet that would look particularly fetching at church. Oh, and for all the cats prepping their grills and sneaking fireworks over from Alabama in preparation for Independence Day... she's got you covered.