Shop Etsy

Featured Buyer: Jay McCarroll

Dec 17, 2008

by missbatch

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

This week’s Featured Buyer is Jay McCarroll, fashion designer and winner of the first season of Project Runway, and now, fabric designer. Read on to find out what inspired Jay to pursue a life of creating, and check out his Etsy Christmas list below!

I was born in a little town in Pennsylvania in 1974. I was the last of six children. My father made septic tanks. My mother had a delicious hall closet stocked with remnants of fabrics and tins of buttons and bags of yarn. This was my favorite place in the house. My sisters were in the high school marching band and my brother was on the football team. I made myself costumes and twirled batons in the front yard. I suppose this is where it all started.

From my very early memories of watching my father sharpen pencils with a knife and my mother crocheting afghans, I have always been fascinated by what people are able to accomplish with their hands. It’s so organic and natural and beautiful and goes back to the very beginnings of time.

I made everything with my hands for the first 15 years of my career, and it is the one thing that brings me the most joy and satisfaction to this day. Sure, it’s gratifying to see hundreds of something I’ve designed with a label with my name in it, but it’s really special to see a one-of-a-kind item that my very hands have created.

TITLE OF COLLECTION: ARBITRARY TRINKETRY

I really tried to come up with a common theme for my picks… but  there’s like a trillion and a half amazing items on Etsy! If I went with an all green-y, organic-y  theme, I would be neglecting my super-poppy plastic friends, and if i went with an all red theme, I would be neglecting my awesome pukey-yellow friends. In the end, the commonality is the personality I found in each item; either the seller or the work itself. …Oh and color! I am very simple that way: great color is a deal-maker or breaker for me.
il_430xN.48939665.jpg
Rectangle Moss Ring by AdornJewlery

I love this ring because I think it reminds us to stay close to nature. I wonder if you can grow mushrooms in there?


Oh Deer by soop

So cute! I want to wear a whole farm on my finger. I wonder if you have to have a light finger like ET to achieve the full translucent effect?


Hand Etched Wind Farm Brooch in Sterling Silver by ashhilton

So simple and beautiful. I want a whole set of dishware or wallpaper with this motif. It reminds me of this big ole windmill farm in Palm Springs, California, where I hung out for a few hours one afternoon this summer. Mesmerizing.


Nels the Narwhal by skunkboycreatures

Never in all my years on earth have I seen anything narwhal. I can’t help but think that the creator must like the B52’s as much as I do.


Original Tree Branch Buttons by thebuttonshop

Um…yes please. Send me a box of these ASAP!


Blue Bear Button by poodlebreath

This turquoise bear would look amazing sitting atop a pukey mustard, deliciously heavy knit scarf or shawl.


Blue Eyeball Earrings by KnitKnit

Seriously, who wouldn’t want a pair of eyeball earrings? These are sold in a cute shop here in Philly called Mew Gallery. I am always drawn to them.


Will You Please Put Down That US Magazine and Listen To Me by mincingmockingbird

This is a very cute bird. I would hang it up on a rough wooden wall somewhere. Yes, I am drawn to the painting, but I am more drawn to the titles of this sellers work. So smart and sweet and weird.


Hand Silkscreened Designer Button – Ophelie by kinos

I want to take all the buttons off of a boring blazer and replace them with these colorful little works of art. This is why I love Amsterdam!


Hand Painted Earthenware Mug by houseofharriet

So weird. Wasn’t there a Go Go’s cover like this? It’s the perfect cup to serve some tea in on a spa day with your gal pals.


Yellow and Black Stripe Short Glasses from kitschcafe

These cups remind me of my high school. These were our school colors. Isn’t it amazing how you learn to just hate those colors? I am just now getting used to liking black and yellow together. This is also my buddy Drew’s Etsy shop. Visit his site at www.drew-o-rama.com.


Is Is Cake Time Yet by mummysam

This piece has the cutest little story behind it. I love the colors and the teeny tiny little fork and knife and tea cup. Adorable!


Max by morningglori

I wish we had creatures like this inhabiting earth with us. I could think of a couple awful human types that I would gladly trade in for this yummy little guy.


Tatto Climber Mutant Toy by doinkydoodles

Weirdest guy in America! Again, lets trade in people who litter and mean cats that pee on your comforter and bears that attack people for this super weirdo creature face.


Wildflower Windmill Print by dutchdoor

I am a sucker for all things that look like this. It must be the close proximity to Lancaster Amish country times. It also reminds me of my time spent in Amsterdam. Missing you!


Bird Brain – Surreal Collage by dollfacedesign

Um, yes; when can you have a whole flock of birds living in your hair? This would be so tickley and fun!


The Mulit Soopa Chain by Yokoo

Can we say I wants to marry me this girl? If I were straight, I would love girls like this. I am simply obsessed with her work, her color palette, her photography, her look. I hope she finds me and we can be bffaeae!

For Jay’s latest creation, check out his fabric line, sampled below:

The line was inspired by all of the little yummy creatures who live at flea markets and estate sales in basements and in boxes with dust on their heads who need a good home. I have no intentions for an end use for my fabrics. I want people to buy them and use them with their greatest imaginations. I am so very
excited to see them pop up in a quilt, bag, creature, dress, card, circle, square or triangle, I am giddy with anticipation.

Thanks to Jay for taking the time to get to know Etsy and share his finds with us! Need more of Jay McCarroll? (We don’t blame you!) Check out his site, this documentary, and his clothing line for QVC. 

 

Looking for past Featured Buyers? Check out our archive! 

199 comments

  • LaveMeSoapCo

    LaveMeSoapCo said 8 years ago

    Love the picks!!!

  • kmwatkins

    kmwatkins said 8 years ago

    I love his picks. Good taste!

  • alidesign

    alidesign said 8 years ago

    What a fun and wonderful article! I love Jay and his picks! :)

  • chakrapennywhistle

    chakrapennywhistle said 8 years ago

    I am such a fan of Jay!!!! How awesome to have him as a featured buyer :):)

  • AutumnLeavesJewelry

    AutumnLeavesJewelry said 8 years ago

    Nice! I'm also a huge fan of moss rings! This one he chose is really nice! Sweet pics!

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 8 years ago

    Ha! That Yokoo write up cracks me up!! Fantastic picks. Loved seeing what Jay gooooshes over :)

  • weardaily

    weardaily said 8 years ago

    Great stuff! I love the bird painting.

  • LuckyFindDesigns

    LuckyFindDesigns said 8 years ago

    Oh Dear is fantastic! Great pics.

  • bethanylorelle

    bethanylorelle said 8 years ago

    Great Stuff

  • kjoo

    kjoo said 8 years ago

    WOW! Jay is one my very faves at project runway. Great taste!

  • youwannatalkjive

    youwannatalkjive said 8 years ago

    faaaaaaantastic. i have had a designer crush on him for years.

  • CrowBiz

    CrowBiz said 8 years ago

    Narwhal mania - I love it!

  • creationsinglass

    creationsinglass said 8 years ago

    hehe, this was a good read, HI JAY if you are reading comments!

  • olivebrown

    olivebrown said 8 years ago

    great pics jay! (you're still my favorite from project runway!!)

  • arabafree

    arabafree said 8 years ago

    woo woo long live Jay and his hilarious little list! I looove Max the other totally adorable little creatures made by MorningLori!

  • lolos

    lolos said 8 years ago

    Awesome picks!!! I love the earrings!! :-)

  • phydeaux

    phydeaux said 8 years ago

    What a treat to read about Jay's picks (and great picks they are!)!

  • petalouda

    petalouda said 8 years ago

    Wow I love Jays picks!! This is so cool he's one of my fav's.

  • fernfiddlehead

    fernfiddlehead said 8 years ago

    That was a lot of fun!

  • glamasaurus

    glamasaurus said 8 years ago

    Wow these are awesome picks!

  • MissAvocado

    MissAvocado said 8 years ago

    So. Darn. Nifty.

  • retrothreadz

    retrothreadz said 8 years ago

    Wonderful article Jay, I simply enjoyed viewing all your purchases , fun!!

  • makepienotwar

    makepienotwar said 8 years ago

    omg jay! you and me see eye to eye! i love this article!

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo said 8 years ago

    Love this fabric line! Great picks, too!

  • curbsidetreasure

    curbsidetreasure said 8 years ago

    i love jay's picks :) especially the mincingmockingbird's print. everything is so cute!

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore said 8 years ago

    Jay, you're my favorite PR contestant and winner ever. You're even the winner of the winners. Care for a penis pop?

  • PoPkO

    PoPkO said 8 years ago

    thanks jay! i agree with you. these things ARE lovely! i love color too.

  • SteppingStones

    SteppingStones said 8 years ago

    Great choices Jay!! Go Doll Face!!!!

  • pixiebell

    pixiebell said 8 years ago

    mmmhmmm ..I am a Yokoo fangirl too, brilliant isn't she?

  • sabrosavintage

    sabrosavintage said 8 years ago

    great picks.. i really love most of them. it's wild how many amazing things on etsy i've still not seen.

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink said 8 years ago

    Great picks! I loved the Yokoo commentary, there's amazing work there and in all these picks!

  • tvandoren

    tvandoren said 8 years ago

    Jay, you are tops! I loved your PR collection and can't wait to see the documentary. You picked great Etsy goodies... 'cause of your stellar eye! Great!

  • michelemaule

    michelemaule said 8 years ago

    Awesome picks! Love all of them :)

  • vitamini

    vitamini said 8 years ago

    Jay is my all-time favorite PR contestant, ever! Great picks!

  • yifatiii

    yifatiii said 8 years ago

    Hi Jay ♥ You're making it work and we love you also in Israel :) I love your Etsy picks!

  • EJPcreations

    EJPcreations said 8 years ago

    i DO LOVE THE MOSS RING!!!!

  • zwzzy

    zwzzy said 8 years ago

    Ohhhhh that bird brain one is toooooo awesome!! :D

  • bobnstitch

    bobnstitch said 8 years ago

    Jay totally rocks!!! He is a fabulous designer!!!!

  • jesswitaj

    jesswitaj said 8 years ago

    I love Jay!!! This was awesome.

  • maryvsmith

    maryvsmith said 8 years ago

    Great pics Jay! My favs are bird brain and soopa chain!

  • zombuki

    zombuki said 8 years ago

    Go Jay! I still cheer for you ;3

  • eRosasjewelry

    eRosasjewelry said 8 years ago

    Your "tickley and fun" Jay....great list:)

  • littlealouette

    littlealouette said 8 years ago

    oMG I lerv you!!!

  • littlepapoose

    littlepapoose said 8 years ago

    nice. ;)

  • GollyBard

    GollyBard said 8 years ago

    Love your trinketry aesthetic, Jay!

  • skunkboycreatures

    skunkboycreatures said 8 years ago

    How wonderful! I am so honored to be included!!!

  • warblerzine

    warblerzine said 8 years ago

    best featured buyer feature everrrrr!!!

  • littleloveblue

    littleloveblue said 8 years ago

    really great selections from a great designer!

  • farfelue

    farfelue said 8 years ago

    YAY JAY! gawd I love jay! awesome picks ^_~ the lori brown lady is awesome I have shared a few shows with her I def pick up a stuffie every time I see her!

  • kilsook

    kilsook said 8 years ago

    narwhal indeed. i'd like to take all of the skunkboycreatures in. great other picks. really love the fabric prints jay. really good work. gold star to your forehead!

  • miriam

    miriam said 8 years ago

    great great choices :D

  • mstong

    mstong said 8 years ago

    it's so great to hear about you again, you are extremely talented, our best wishes to you. michel and jordan

  • OriginalsbyLauren

    OriginalsbyLauren said 8 years ago

    I love Jay, I am so glad to find out that he is designing fabric!

  • stilettoheights

    stilettoheights said 8 years ago

    I heart Jay McCarroll!!!

  • ageratum

    ageratum said 8 years ago

    Truely an artist in every since of the word! Love your list of favorites! :) Donna

  • calebwalt

    calebwalt said 8 years ago

    great, great stuff. and i agree about yokoo. i got one of her warmers and it's a piece of art.

  • JetWhitePonytail

    JetWhitePonytail said 8 years ago

    Sweet.

  • Rockalicious

    Rockalicious said 8 years ago

    Awesome picks! And I like his fabric line.

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 8 years ago

    OMG!!! i ♥♥♥ Jay!!! :D

  • amandababu

    amandababu said 8 years ago

    spooky how many of these are my fav's too...kooky

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 8 years ago

    I, too, choose favourites on etsy by the quality and originality of the work and the stories behind them. It is in the stories that a greater appreciation of the work unfolds, and a greater attachment to it! thanks for this article about Jay and his desires!

  • hellome

    hellome said 8 years ago

    I just loves me some Jay McCarroll. Okay Etsy, now we've really arrived.

  • acageybee

    acageybee said 8 years ago

    I'm a huge Jay fan! Great picks too. Found some new shops to add to my favorites. :)

  • ghostsama

    ghostsama said 8 years ago

    I liked jeffery but jay was my fave on PR! :) Those patterns are teh awesomeness btw!

  • RaeGun

    RaeGun said 8 years ago

    oh have of these were already in my favorites and I need to add the rest I love them all

  • Lundberg

    Lundberg said 8 years ago

    I want birds in my hair too.

  • fabricfarrago

    fabricfarrago said 8 years ago

    Lovely picks! And, I NEED his fabrics! I can't find them anywhere!!

  • babydragon

    babydragon said 8 years ago

    I ♥ Jay's designs. I can see why these are his picks. The selection is great!

  • PhineasandLou

    PhineasandLou said 8 years ago

    Perfect list!

  • AdaRosman

    AdaRosman said 8 years ago

    Wonderful picks. Such great images and pieces.

  • shellieartist

    shellieartist said 8 years ago

    Ahhh, so fun to see Jay here! I was just watching him on Bravo yesterday. Great picks too :)

  • wartpiggydesigns

    wartpiggydesigns said 8 years ago

    mincingmockingbird DOES have hysterical titles. Great pics!

  • neonshimmyshop

    neonshimmyshop said 8 years ago

    Great picks!! I love that button!

  • MoUO

    MoUO said 8 years ago

    Green with envy. In another life I'd be as cool as Jay and Yokoo and DoinkyDoodles and... Sigh.

  • seababejewelry

    seababejewelry said 8 years ago

    We love narwhals too!

  • makemesmile

    makemesmile said 8 years ago

    Wow, very fabulous choices =^x^=

  • dogties

    dogties said 8 years ago

    Excellent choices.

  • misscourageous

    misscourageous said 8 years ago

    oh yeah, this just confirms how much I adore Jay!

  • CrystalynKae

    CrystalynKae said 8 years ago

    yayyyy! I heart Jay and am so delighted that he's sharing the love with etsy!

  • HandworkNaturals

    HandworkNaturals said 8 years ago

    You are so fun!

  • popsiclestick

    popsiclestick said 8 years ago

    I love you, Jay! Love your new tees, too! I have the "Will You Please..." print along with three others and I have to say they are my best purchase to date. No home should be without a M. Mockingbird print (or original, if you're lucky enough to nab one!)

  • PaperGoodness

    PaperGoodness said 8 years ago

    I didn't want to read this whole thing.... But I couldn't stop, Jay you are tooo tooo funny! And just awesome! I don't make super awesome scarves but I would be your BFF! Happy Warm days to you all..

  • ydolem

    ydolem said 8 years ago

    Delicioso!

  • DandyLionsDelights

    DandyLionsDelights said 8 years ago

    This is soooo Awesome!! I'm a big fan of Jay. Jay what Fun picks. Love them all. I especially like the creature Max, Hella cute. HAve A MeRRy Christmas Jay!!

  • DandyLionsDelights

    DandyLionsDelights said 8 years ago

    Hey Jay Love the fabric Line by the way. And your tunic sweater is FAB!!!! ♥ Love Yah!!

  • whimdesign

    whimdesign said 8 years ago

    Jay is so funny. He needs his own show. Cool picks.

  • theaxx

    theaxx said 8 years ago

    This is my favourite blog post in ages. Love everythinG!

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 8 years ago

    I love your picks!

  • AquarianBath

    AquarianBath said 8 years ago

    that's a wild collection

  • TALKTAGZ

    TALKTAGZ said 8 years ago

    Jay rocks!!!! Fantastic picks!! Lovin your fabric line...We need your fabrics on ETSY!!!!

  • TheCottageCheese

    TheCottageCheese said 8 years ago

    Great picks, particularly love the windfarm brooch!

  • f2images

    f2images said 8 years ago

    Oh, my hubby and I are huge fans of Jays from Project Runway! Thanks for sharing with us, Jay!!

  • timesandchimes

    timesandchimes said 8 years ago

    Amazing, unique items!!! "Max" is so fabulous!

  • swedelakeexchange

    swedelakeexchange said 8 years ago

    Oh my gosh!! Hello! I love your work and am so excited to see you on here!! Great picks!! I have adored you since day ONE

  • vivikas

    vivikas said 8 years ago

    COOL! I love Jay, he is one of my faves from Project runway, nice picks.

  • ShopClementine

    ShopClementine said 8 years ago

    holy crap, I love Jay!! Awesome pics.

  • annamatrona

    annamatrona said 8 years ago

    i love this stuff jay!

  • LoboMau

    LoboMau said 8 years ago

    All your picks just tug at my heartstrings just a little---so cute

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 8 years ago

    Jay...Project Runway is not the sme without you...you are a genuine artist with the soul of real innovator. Your talent is amazing (the dress inspired by the Empire State Building was a hi-light of the show!) Thanks for embracing Etsy and all these fabulous shops!

  • Happiknits

    Happiknits said 8 years ago

    Awesome!!!!! Jay you rock :0

  • MeltBrianna

    MeltBrianna said 8 years ago

    Woo hoo!

  • ClaudiaLord

    ClaudiaLord said 8 years ago

    Love Project Runway!

  • KarmaRox

    KarmaRox said 8 years ago

    Jay is so Hawt! Love your picks, dahlink!

  • sticknymph

    sticknymph said 8 years ago

    Oh, I agree so strongly on the quirky plush for less interesting earthly creatures swap-out. Beautiful picks and I love that narwhal!

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff said 8 years ago

    What a great article MissBatch! :) Jay is so awesome! I love his picks too...

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 8 years ago

    Great picks - made even more special with Jay's comments. Great article!! (I heart Jay, too!)

  • CutieDynamite

    CutieDynamite said 8 years ago

    Fantastic! I absolutely adore the Narwhal and bird brain print!!

  • ChaiChe

    ChaiChe said 8 years ago

    love the picks. love his work.

  • mpaperarts

    mpaperarts said 8 years ago

    Fun article. I ooh-ed and ahh-ed and cracked up. Love your fabric designs too!

  • acrossthepond

    acrossthepond said 8 years ago

    Great article! I love all the things Jay picked out. Such talent here on Etsy!

  • buttercupbloom

    buttercupbloom said 8 years ago

    Love Jay's style. Great choices...and I'll armwrestle you for those branch buttons! xo

  • MadeByLaura

    MadeByLaura said 8 years ago

    I love Jay Great read! And Jay has fantastic taste loved his picks.

  • CelesteLaurenDesigns

    CelesteLaurenDesigns said 8 years ago

    I love Jay and his choices! He always makes me laugh too..

  • sunbasilgarden

    sunbasilgarden said 8 years ago

    Really great pics Jay! Really enjoyed your narrative. So down to earth.

  • kristensteinfineart

    kristensteinfineart said 8 years ago

    I'm so glad I saw this article. Not only am I a huge fan of Jay's style and work, I absolutely adore his picks. Wow! I found so many new favorites. THANKS!!!

  • kristensteinfineart

    kristensteinfineart said 8 years ago

    Oh...and can someone tell me what 'bffaeae' means. :) Thanks!

  • VintageGardenKnits

    VintageGardenKnits said 8 years ago

    I am a big fan of you and poodlebreath!

  • destroyedbydesign

    destroyedbydesign said 8 years ago

    Jay is beyond amazing. I totes wanna be his bestie. Maybe if I make him a custom narwhal necklace?

  • AscendingPeculiarity

    AscendingPeculiarity said 8 years ago

    this collection is fabulous. Many of my personal favorites. And Jay's fabrics are too cute.

  • pamelam

    pamelam said 8 years ago

    great selections Jay. I found some new favs.

  • MyKangaroo

    MyKangaroo said 8 years ago

    Oh so fun and entertaining. Love you Jay and your new line of fabrics.

  • gjarvisjewelryetc

    gjarvisjewelryetc said 8 years ago

    Jay you are too funny. If Yokoo doesn't find you it looks like you have plenty of fans who would love to be your bffaeae!!!

  • thebuttonshop

    thebuttonshop said 8 years ago

    thanks totally for including me! you rock!! :0)

  • TheDamnNation

    TheDamnNation said 8 years ago

    I want these items! haha

  • TheChainmailleLady

    TheChainmailleLady said 8 years ago

    Hi Jay!! Just saw your "Project Jay" for the umpteenth time! Love it and love this article. Thank you for shopping at Etsy!

  • MichelleStudio

    MichelleStudio said 8 years ago

    Very interesting picks.

  • Thinkoutsidethebox

    Thinkoutsidethebox said 8 years ago

    While I don't much share in Jay's style...I have to give respect for his complete and ridiculously thorough etsy finds! WOW!I am however..luvin' those branch buttons..YUMMY!! I can also see that Jay has jumped on the bandwagon with his fabric prints..that baby pink and 80's aqua are a very 'now' color combo with that sweet and nightmarish kitschy kawaii style animal prints..really cute..even luvin' the Charlie Brown on acid zig zag print!

  • angie180281

    angie180281 said 8 years ago

    what a funky collection - so much fun browsing!

  • chocolatetulipdesign

    chocolatetulipdesign said 8 years ago

    MMMmmmmm fabulous pics and style....thanks for sharing Jay!

  • WHIMSYlove

    WHIMSYlove said 8 years ago

    Love the fabrics Jay!! Yours was my favorite PR season EVERS!

  • sewingmomma

    sewingmomma said 8 years ago

    I love what he picked. I also love his fabric line. How do we get it?

  • haveheart

    haveheart said 8 years ago

    nice stuff :)

  • haveheart

    haveheart said 8 years ago

    oh. & your glasses are really cool.

  • seedknits

    seedknits said 8 years ago

    narwhal!!!

  • kachingdesign

    kachingdesign said 8 years ago

    Great picks!

  • PetiteHouse

    PetiteHouse said 8 years ago

    im really glad there is someone else out there who refers to mustard colors in terms of puke and baby poo.

  • threegreenapples

    threegreenapples said 8 years ago

    was a fun read ! Jay, you're great. Good luck...

  • KnitKnit

    KnitKnit said 8 years ago

    Wowzers! Great article, Jay - so happy you like my eyeballs! I'm from a small town in PA too - the lovely Lancaster. Beautiful selections - I have a bunch of the same items/shops in my faves as well. :)

  • buffet

    buffet said 8 years ago

    really nice!

  • FancifulForm

    FancifulForm said 8 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • Art2ArtColorado

    Art2ArtColorado said 8 years ago

    what a fun read! love the picks!

  • duckduckGoosestuff

    duckduckGoosestuff said 8 years ago

    lovely read; and what fantastic taste. brilliant.

  • raisinlike

    raisinlike said 8 years ago

    Wow, how cool is this feature! I love Jay!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 8 years ago

    Oh, I love that stuffs!

  • janicej

    janicej said 8 years ago

    A fun read and really interesting picks!

  • DistressingDelilah

    DistressingDelilah said 8 years ago

    Wow..he finds the greatest stuff!!!! Come shop for me Jay!

  • saraaires

    saraaires said 8 years ago

    I'm in love with this wishlist too!! Wow!

  • Sinta

    Sinta said 8 years ago

    I want the adorable narwhal! Actually I quite like all the items on this feature :)

  • BluCille

    BluCille said 8 years ago

    Cool rings and buttons! FREE SHIPPING in my shop with purchase of any two or more items until December 21st! Expedited available.

  • paperhill

    paperhill said 8 years ago

    I love project runway & Jay is so talented & fun to watch! Thanks for sharing your picks with us!

  • Hende

    Hende said 8 years ago

    Quirky, eclectic, stylish, fun. But of course! So very Jay . . . Thanks for the picks. (Glad to see you designing fabric!)

  • julietaromano

    julietaromano said 8 years ago

    wonderful picks!

  • Mere

    Mere said 8 years ago

    This was a fabulous article. Not only were your picks really great and interesting (I checked out all the shops) but the commentary was awesome. Entertained!

  • pinkshowercurtain

    pinkshowercurtain said 8 years ago

    yay for Jay! love his picks and his new fabric line. i need that little bird painting/ print! so cute. al

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 8 years ago

    I love his picks very cute and unique.

  • kitschcafe

    kitschcafe said 8 years ago

    this is perfect, jay! it's all totally you...

  • LoopyDolls

    LoopyDolls said 8 years ago

    I love Jay! ANd his fabrics are the greatest; I'm gonna get me some!

  • jadewicks

    jadewicks said 8 years ago

    I'm not sure who he is (yes, I know, please throw things at me), but I have heard of Project Runway. Either way, awesome picks. Great taste. I esp love the rings and the windmill brooch and the wooden buttons!

  • willyandnilly

    willyandnilly said 8 years ago

    I loved reading Jay's pics!!

  • nanouke

    nanouke said 8 years ago

    I love Jay on PR and this is a proof of his good taste! Awesome finds!! If I was a Lesbian I'd love to marry Yokoo too! ehehe :)

  • ShaneLilyRain

    ShaneLilyRain said 8 years ago

    Great Picks and Wonderful Story :)

  • bananafishpoet

    bananafishpoet said 8 years ago

    Several of these are on my favorites list, and the ones that aren't, are only because I hadn't seen them yet. LOVE Jay's style and taste, he could make all of my clothes and I would be estatic. Eclectic and bright and completely unfussy and unpretentious. Did I mention I love him (grin).

  • Lynnaddison

    Lynnaddison said 8 years ago

    Jay was entertaining and fun on PR and it continues in his etsy picks. Fab Finds along a great story line. Good luck with your new fabric line.

  • dollfacedesign

    dollfacedesign said 8 years ago

    so excited to be featured!!! you rule the school jay!!! ♥ xo layla

  • dollfacedesign

    dollfacedesign said 8 years ago

    p.s. fantastic picks!!!! go etsy!

  • sarawearsskirts

    sarawearsskirts said 8 years ago

    go Philly! much love to the mew gallery, and superfantastic picks, jay!

  • tomsaaristo

    tomsaaristo said 8 years ago

    very cool!

  • busdriverstu

    busdriverstu said 8 years ago

    Good to see Jay on etsy with some fun picks! Also, the link up top when he's commenting for the blue bear button goes to the wrong item. Just a heads up.

  • mandinka

    mandinka said 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing Jay! Love your descriptions. I bet creativity just oozes out of your ears. :-}

  • hollyillustration

    hollyillustration said 8 years ago

    Love all the picks and the fabric. Mockingbird, windfarm and max are to die for! Love them!!

  • megach

    megach said 8 years ago

    Love the narwhal - he is too CUTE!

  • laralewis

    laralewis said 8 years ago

    great choices!

  • thefunkyfelter

    thefunkyfelter said 8 years ago

    fun! fun! great picks :)

  • judemcconkey

    judemcconkey said 8 years ago

    Great and fun picks. Sigh ... I wish Project Runway was on tonight :S Love the reruns with Jay... best ones everrrrrrr.

  • trixiecub

    trixiecub said 8 years ago

    Great pics...love ashhilton's work....we live in the same neck of the woods.

  • foxaz

    foxaz said 8 years ago

    Anyone notice that our "featured buyer" has no feedback, and has apparently bought nothing? Usually you have to buy something to be called a "buyer"

  • tshemanth123

    tshemanth123 said 8 years ago

    All the items are really amazing !!!

  • VedaArtsFabrics

    VedaArtsFabrics said 8 years ago

    very cool!

  • Heathered

    Heathered said 8 years ago

    welcome to the wonderful wold of etsy, where we love narwhals. i love mine in felt form.

  • Heathered

    Heathered said 8 years ago

    welcome to the wonderful wold of etsy, where we love narwhals. i love mine in felt form.

  • ShadeOfABonsai

    ShadeOfABonsai said 8 years ago

    Awesome picks.

  • kellyvanhook

    kellyvanhook said 8 years ago

    Thanks Jay - great picks!!! I'm still so happy you won Project Runway, my favorite show! Super happy you are designing fabric!

  • AlisonDuBois

    AlisonDuBois said 8 years ago

    Cool selections - this was such a fun article! Thanks, Jay :)

  • tangledhangers

    tangledhangers said 8 years ago

    *LoVe* it !! ; *) THaNKs JaY... YoU aLWaYs WeRe My *FaVoRiTe* !!! NoW, WHeRe do I GeT Me SoMe of that FaBuLouS~FaBRiC !!??!! ; *) xox })i({

  • sewsillydesigns

    sewsillydesigns said 8 years ago

    Great pics Jay, especially love mincingmockingbird, have one of her prints myself, staring at me while I am on the computer!!

  • SheritaN

    SheritaN said 8 years ago

    Fabulous picks Jay!!!

  • nectarjewelry

    nectarjewelry said 8 years ago

    go NEPA! (i grew up about 30 minutes from jay.) fabulous picks!

  • mareastudiodesigns

    mareastudiodesigns said 8 years ago

    Great picks Jay.

  • beadsnall

    beadsnall said 8 years ago

    Great picks. Jay's one of my favorites!

  • Soov

    Soov said 8 years ago

    Loved seeing your picks it links some of us to shops we might never have found. Cool.

  • waltersbeads

    waltersbeads said 8 years ago

    great line of fabric picks

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 8 years ago

    AWESOME!

  • MissLissOriginals

    MissLissOriginals said 8 years ago

    The fabrics are ADORABLE! They actually make me want to learn how to sew!!

  • nickiefrye

    nickiefrye said 8 years ago

    Yeah, love all this stuff. Finally, a featured buyer I agree with.

  • FoundVintageStyle

    FoundVintageStyle said 8 years ago

    great choices. whimsical, clever and all good!

  • paulasmits

    paulasmits said 8 years ago

    I just love Jay. I was so happy when he won :o)

  • fuzzibax

    fuzzibax said 8 years ago

    I wondered what you were doing Jay.

  • sandali

    sandali said 8 years ago

    Crazy!! I absolutely LOVE it!!!

  • Cheenara

    Cheenara said 8 years ago

    Love Project Runway!!! Jay, great picks!

Sign in to add your own