Posted by: DD | April 28, 2008

no. 644 – Pimping the Etsy

Right before the Holiday season, I acquired my very own etsy account so I can do some Christmas shopping. I completely underachieved and only purchased one item, this blockprint on red paper for my bicycling-crazed sister. While my Mom was a little freaked out by it, my sister LOVED it. She’s weird (and cool) that way.

Recently I started shopping for a checkbook cover. Yes, I still write checks. The sun goes behind the clouds, flowers die, and the poppers and lockers all freeze in unison when I whip out my checkbook. I don’t care and most merchandisers around here don’t mind, either, figuring it’s better than me offering a dozen eggs, a slaughtered calf or pickled pigs feet in exchange for their services. This is rural Nebraska, after all.

But because I refuse to be of the norm, my checkbooks are of the top-stub type. Carbon checks are a royal pain in the ass because by the time you get to the 49th check, the carbons below have been all but obliterated. However, the problem I have with top-stub checks is finding a checkbook cover for them since they are too big for the cute ones found in department stores. The last cover I bought was from ebay: a horribly dull, black, “leather” cover that has become so abused that the “leather” is fraying around the edges and the black has cracked to brown. Yucky.

I checked ebay once again, sadly resigned to have to buy yet another dull cover, when I thought about looking on etsy. I found some perfectly gorgeous covers…for the standard checkbook. Taking a chance, I contacted Lori, shop owner of Thirty One 13 Designs about my dilemma.

She replied immediately and was positive she could create something up for me. Once I sent the dimensions and fabric preference, she whipped one up, just for little ol’ me.

Il_fullxfull And here it is. Isn’t it adorable?! So even though I’m holding up the line of 50 people at Target, they can all be swooning over my checkbook cover.

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  1. That fabric is fantastic! I bought some photo “brag” albums for the grandmas for Christmas off of Etsy that were encased in fabric. I *love* that site.

  2. I just ordered a checkbook cover and some coasters! thanks for making my etsy addiction that much worse! heeheehee

  3. very cute!

  4. That is some of the Amy Butler prints – I LOVE THEM! I know you like to sew and her MIdwest Mod pillows are superfabulous. Some of her fabric is in the finalist category for our dining room curtains. Sorry to ramble, but I LOVE it when someone else likes the stuff I do.

  5. Definitely very cute. I also like to write checks. My husband makes fun of me, but I find writing checks makes me slow down and really pay attention to all the crap I buy.

  6. That’s so cute! I love Esty.

  7. TREE KILLER!!!

  8. super cute!

  9. Cheques….now there’s a qord that used to fill my day with dread as an adolescent cashier…

    J

  10. Shit. I am personally responsible for 4 checking accounts. It still pisses me off that so many of my bills require check sending instead of e-billing. Every check I write to those people I attach a sticky note asking when they will join this century.

    Love the cover by the way…you are just a funky kinda girl aren’t you :)?

  11. Very cute!

  12. I use the top stub checks also. I love the cover and will have to find me one. thanks

    • I need to get a new one. It’s held up really well plus I sprayed it with stain repellant, so that helped. Next time I’m going to have her make it about a 1/2″ longer (not wider).


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