Camera Strap & Etsy

I ordered a custom-made neck strap for my camera a couple weeks ago and it arrived!

I ordered it from SewTamz on Etsy

I am so excited to have something so soft and cushy and add some padding around my neck when wearing my big honkin’ camera + lens.

I had SewTamz add a camera lens cap pocket to my strap.

I can just tuck my lens cap right in there and the chances of misplacing the lens cap go way down.

Sometimes I am wearing pants without pockets so just having this pocket always there and built into the strap is great and not having to worry about holding the cap while taking the shot.

The strap also has quick-release buckles to release the strap from the camera body in case I don’t need it.

For anyone who has a camera with an attached strap, you know what a pain strap removal can be.  Or even just getting the strap on.

I admit, the first dslr camera strap I put on, I had to google it to figure out what I was doing!

It’s not as easy as it looks to thread all the strap material, and configure the buckles and “pulleys” properly, and feed it over one part, under another, and get it all “assembled”.  If you have ever put a dslr camera strap on, you know what I’m talking about!

My new strap has a damask print outside with an uber soft Tiffany-blue minky on the underside

The last time I bought anything minky, it happened to be from an Etsy seller, and it was minky-lined cloth diapers for this little girl’s bum, years ago.

If you think Charmin is soft, you ought to try minky-lined cloth diapers.  Nothing but the softest for her butt.

Ironically, Skylar’s bedroom set has an almost identical color pattern and theme to my neckstrap

And my blog header is also Tiffany blue + white + black

At least I’m consistent!

I love my new super soft strap.  It makes carrying around The Beast a little bit easier.

Yes, that’s the camera body + lens I use (specifics on the camera bodu + lens for the camera and photography geeks folks like me are in the first section of my photography tab)

It’s.No.Joke. And it’s very heavy!

I took all of the above photos of me with my iMac built-in camera + Photo Booth that I discovered and mentioned two days ago.  Still loving that discovery!

I also love Etsy.

It’s where I got my custom made camera bag, too.

From my last post, Going Back For It, it seems we all have those items we wished we had bought at the time, but for whatever reason, we didn’t.  Sometimes we can go back for it and the item is still there, but sometimes, it’s not. Sorry so many of you have those kick-yourself items that you wish you had bought.  We all have them, though.

Interesting to hear how many of you talk yourself out of purchases, too. 


1. Do you have a favorite color palette or color/patterns/themes that is sort of your ‘signature’ or a look you just gravitate toward?

My mother, not kidding, has a house decorated in shades of pink, dusty rose, lavender, purple, and plum.   She just loves pink and purple that much.  (I love it to wear, but not as the basis for my household decor)

For my household colors, I like creams, chocolates, browns, charcoal gray, dark wood, with a splash of accent color.   Usually teal or a Tiffany-blue.   I am 100% a West Elm girl for my household decor.

My bedroom set, bedding, and desk are all West Elm.  That’s just what I see to gravitate toward.  But I also love tons of other looks too, so it can be tricky to really define my style. <–But that’s normal, right!

2. Have you ever purchased anything from Etsy?

Blog readers, blog writers, cooks, photographers, yogis, and the like strike me as creative types and I’m pretty sure help to keep many Etsy shops in business.  Anything you just adore that’s an Etsy purchase?

I have purchased everything from to camera bags, neck straps, and cool clothing items for myself and home decor things like blankets and throw pillows.

Also cloth baby wipes, cloth diapers, and natural diaper care salves and creams back when Skylar was in diapers

From my Trip Down Memory Lane post

I could go broke browsing EstyThat, and Anthro, of course.

Are you an Etsy shopper?

P.S. Thanks for the Shaklee Giveaway entries.  Keep ’em coming to get your free clean on.

40 comments on “Camera Strap & Etsy”

  1. I love the color palette! I unfortunately don’t have a camera worthy of a strap, but I love how yours looks… nice and soft. I could spend days wasting away looking through jewelry on etsy!

  2. Can I have that camera? K, thanks :P

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  4. I LOVE etsy! I bought tons of random things from there while making all the decorations for our wedding last year. I also bought my garders from a lady on there who makes custom garders. That was cool. AND I also got a ton of fun little gifts for my bridesmaids on etsy, and put them in a handmade bag. It was really fun and inexpensive. I could literally spend HOURS on etsy.

    I love your new strap! Turquoise is my absolute favorite color, so when I first caught a glimpse of it, I loved it!

  5. I have never bought anything from Etsy, but I have friends who sell stuff there sometimes.

    I like a lot of different color patterns, but the only thing that’s somewhat consistent is black. I like sky blue paired with black and baby pink with black. Purple and black, green and black, anything but yellow and black. I’m not into bees… ;)

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  7. I love the strap!!! And I love that you support etsy. I used to sell stuff there, and I wish I still could but I just don’t have the time to make that much stock anymore. Its too bad really, but I do try to support etsy sellers as much as I can.

    The lens cap pocket is a genius idea. I am forever misplacing mine.

  8. i should have started to read your blogs in chrono order–but oh well….i am the kind of person who reads magazines back to front…so does my mother….

    and here is that serving platter you wanted to buy and did not, or went back and was not there—how much was it by the way?

  9. Hi I have been looking for a camera strap as a gift for my wife. This strap of yours is exactly what I had pictured in my mind colour and all. Could you please tell me where you got it I need to order one. Thanks Kris.

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