Monday, December 31, 2007

Ta-Dah EtsyMini Monday


It's EtsyMini Monday again this week's feature shop is quite appropriate for the night of new year's resolutions, New Year's Eve. Many of us have resolved to be more eco-minded in the year to come and a great place to look for inspiration is Megan's sweet little shop, Ta-Dah Handmade. The beautiful one-of-a-kind garden decorations and bud vases are all made from reclaimed glass, wire and small items so you can feel good about the environment as you beautify your life.My personal favorites are obviously the bud vases. These cuties are made from reclaimed test tubes, perfect for any of the chemists on your gift list (like me!) or for anyone who wants to add a bit of whimsy to their decor.
Don't forget to check out the blog at www.tadahpdx.com for updates on the shop, brick & mortar shops and local events where you can find Megan's work, and fun family news on the whole Ta-Dah clan.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Monthly TREAUSRE HUNTS!!!

Have you heard about the new EtsyBloggers event?

Monthly treasure hunts!!
The first one is Saturday, January 19th.

Are you participating??

All the info is here in this forum thread.

It Is Xiane's Birthday


Long time Etsy seller Xiane is having a birthday today. Clicking on the link above will take you to her shop to learn more about her. Happy birthday from the EtsyBloggers.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Want an EtsyBloggers avatar?

Here's our official EtsyBloggers team avatar!




If you're a member of our EtsyBloggers team, you can use this avatar whenever you'd like. It's sized at 75 x 75, so you can use it as your Etsy shop avatar whenever we have a team sale, a treasure hunt, any promotions, team events, etc.

It's not required that you change your avatar for any of our team events, but to help promote your team, many of our teammates do!

Simply right click on this image and choose "Save Image As" and save it to your computer.

Not a member of our team? Then you can register to join us!
Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out! http://etsybloggers.com

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Birthday



Team member JT Stiches is having a birthday today. Jennerosity is celebrating a birthday tomorrow. Since I will be on a plane tomorrow her birthday mini is being posted today.

We hope both of you have a fantastic day.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Artsy Clay Mini Monday



From her Etsy shop profile I discovered that the inspiration for Artsy Clay was the work of a child. In some of her pieces you can see that whimsical feeling that would speak to the child in all of us. In other pieces you find sophistication that is very pleasing to look at and sure to get you comments and compliments when worn.
To learn more about this artist you can take a look at her shop or her blog.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy House Quilts Mini, um..Wednesday!



Before writing this (belated) mini Monday, er, Wednesday, for happy house quilts I was determined to make it spectacular to make up for the fact that it is late. But when I came to look at the shop I found that making a review of the work for sale there was not all that difficult. It radiates spectacularity (yes, it is a word. I just made it up, so there) in the cheerful colours and fun shapes of die cut and hand-cut fabric and quilting goodness.

The shop's by-line reads "Practical & Fashionable accessories for daily life," so you start to see that happy house quilts is about fun and pretty quilted accessories, not actual blankets, as the un-initiated of us might believe. I am now initiated. I just initiated myself. The craft of quilting is applied far beyond the limits those of us not in the craft might have fabricated for it and it is a great place to go for unique hairpins, broaches and the famous hair quilts. Stitched by hand and 100% Wool, these creative creations will add a bit of hand-crafted style to your mop, turning the cowlicks and the stressed out curls you call your do into a little work of art.

What caught my eye the most is the cute holiday ornament craft kits, shown above, but there is plenty to please in this shop, and plenty to read on the blog, at http://happyhousequilts.blogspot.com. Stop by the blog for a special HHQ tutorial on how to make your own cheerful holiday wool & cedar pouches!!

Happy Birthday!

Simply wired is having a birthday.
Stop by her shop or her blog to say hello and happy birthday.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sixth & Elm can't read a calendar....

Which is why the Etsy Mini Monday for December 17 will be posted later today!! My apologies to Happy House Quilts - I'll make it up to you by posting a fantastic mini monday!!! On tuesday....

Monday, December 17, 2007

December 17 Blog Carnival Is Up!

Thanks once again to Super Host Extraordinaire Stormy, who bring the latest edition of the Blog Carnival! Read about quick n easy gift ideas, learn some new holiday recipes, and share the Christmas memories on her blog.

This will be the last carnival until after the holidays and they will start up again January 7th.
Please visit this page for the carnival list.

A Birthday Wish



Happy birthday wishes go out today to Play Ventura. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 10, 2007

December 10 Edition Blog Carnival ~ Holiday Traditions and Musings

The December 10 Edition of the Blog Carnival is now up! You can read all of the the entries for "Holiday Traditions and Musings" posted on Stormy's blog. Thanks for hosting, Stormy!

Mini Monday with Beornica




From her Etsy Profile in the artist's words-

Danielle McEachern, the talent behind Beornica Designs, is an illustrator/ graphic designer who graduated art school with her degree in Graphic Design in 2002. Proud member of Worldwide Women Artists and EtsyOwls!

She currently stays home to play betsy homemaker to her wonderfully hardworking husband and two scrumptious daughters in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. And in the wee hours, she paints things for you to buy. :)

Here are some things she loves:
organic textures and shapes
colors that POP!
art deco & art nouveau
mermaids
intricacy
smooth linear-ness
painting for hours and hours

You may visit her blog here.
http://beornica.blogspot.com/

An old style mermaid inspired by a daughter.

A beautiful scene of mama watching over her babies.

Cats, ducks, birds and more make up the collection for sale from this artist. Her watercolor paintings can be enjoyed as ACEOs, bookmarks or paintings to be framed. Stop by her shop or her blog and tell her hello and that the EtsyBloggers sent you.

Yesterday 2 and Today 3

Lots of birthdays today!
Hope it is a great day for all of you from all of your team members.




Sunday, December 9, 2007

Two Birthdays Today


Here's wishing you both have a wonderful day.
Happy birthday Liskidder and Polyclarific!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Happy Birthday!


Happy House Quilts is having a birthday today. She is a very creative stay at home mom in New Hampshire. Your team members send you best wishes for a great day!

Monday, December 3, 2007

December 3 Blog Carnival

The December 3rd edition of the Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival can be found here. The posts are all about buying handmade! Thanks so much to StormyDesigns for hosting!

Mini Monday - Glamorosi


One of the things I like best about writing for the Mini Monday is getting the chance to discover so much new talent. Glamorosi was a new seller to me before the etsybloggers team, but it seems that soon there won't be many who have not become familiar with her name. Her beautiful high-fashion jewelery has been getting a lot of attention lately and has been featured in shopping blogs, Art networking sites such as TalentDatabase and fashion press.
You can see what all the hype is about when you visit her store. Combining organic shapes with bright an unexpected colours, she creates wearable art guaranteed to get you some attention if you happen to be lucky enough to score a piece. My personal favorite are her shoulder dusters, but I'd be glad to have the chance to wear any of her beautiful work if a certain husband was perhaps looking for a Christmas gift for his beautiful and quite deserving wife. A hem.
Keep your eye out for this one. I have a strong feeling we'll be hearing even more about Glamorosi in the future as an up and coming rock-star designer.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday to memoriescouture


Sending out best wishes for a great day to memoriescouture.
Happy Birthday to you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

**♥** SALE!!! **♥** Dec 1-Dec 8 - EtsyBloggers HOLIDAY SALE **♥**

Announcing the Etsy Bloggers HOLIDAY SALE!

ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN THE ETSYBLOGGERS HOLIDAY SALE??!!

Here are the details:

Some shops are offering 10% OFF Selected items from participating shops.

Others are offering 10% shopwide.

Shops should put their sale info on their profile/shop announcement.

Sale starts Sat. December 1st and ends Satt. December 8th.

Buy unique handmade gifts in the comfort of your home-no waiting in lines.

See http://www.stormydesigns.biz/blog/?p=50 to get the graphic for your blog/webiste and also to sign up and get put on the list of shops!

And be sure to help bump up and promote the TWO Etsy forum threads regarding the EtsyBloggers HOLIDAY SALE which you'll find here: http://etsybloggers.com

One thread is for chat and checking in with your team members, and the other thread is for Promotions and is for your sale details!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Holiday Carnival

The latest edition of the EtsyBloggers blog carnival can be found here.
Once again many thanks to Stormy Designs for hosting. If you would like to try hosting a carnival yourself or contribute to one the information and help can be found on the message boards. Look for the links on the right.
It's easy. It can act as a muse for writer's block. It will help build links to your blog.

Ten Minute Marketing Tips

Hey all, Check this out from the Etsy forums as posted by sarawearskirts--

It's an article detailing Ten Minute Marketing Tips for Teams Members and how to promote your shop during the holidays. There's a link on why blogs are important and how to become a blogger, too! Not that we don't already know ;)

Thanks Sara and Amy!

Groovyvinyl on Mini Monday


From her shop profile-
My poor old dusty record collection was languishing unplayed on the shelf. What was I going to do with them? I had plenty of beads and findings...one Jim Croce album later, voila! Groovy Vinyl was born. Dollar stores are among my many inspirations. I'm married to a really cool guy named Bob and we live in Massachusetts with our two crazy cats, Tricky and Little Byte.



Groovyvinyl was and is a founding and major part of our bloggers team. She certainly deserves today's recognition. Groovyvinyl is also known on etsy as impybat. Both shops feature items many items made from recycled materials. If you are shopping for something beautiful and unusual for yourself of someone else this holiday season take a look at her shops.

Monday, November 19, 2007

November 19th Carnival

This week the carnival theme is Thanksgiving. You can find the carnival hosted at http://www.stormydesigns.biz/blog/?p=41 Thanks to Stormy Designs for hosting again this week. Check it out and give it a try. We are always looking for more hosts and posts to add.

Happy Birthday


It is the birthday of TaDahpdx. She is a reclaimed glass artist from Portland. Best wishes for a great day!

Etsy Mini Monday - Joeyandaleethea


Joey & Aleethea is a name we all know quite well. Quite aside from the beautiful shop and a blog calculated to cheer your soul, there is all the work that keeps this street team afloat, done quietly behind the scenes. I think a round of applause for all her hard work in this respect is due before we go any further.

And in this super-mom's Etsy shop, filed neatly under cute categories such as "Feed the Baby," "Burp the Baby," Change the Baby", Rock the Baby", "Be Cool with the Baby," and even "The Furry Baby," are smile-inducing items for your little ones that will ensure that your child can show his style.


My personal favorite is the Vasilis the Monster shirt, but with over 200 designs in her baby boutique, there is plenty to please. From the shop profile, you get an idea of what Joey & Aleethea is trying to achieve and what is important to her as a designer:
♥ [handmade super coolness]:

Whether your baby is a monster, a rocker, a jock, a military brat, a corporate coo-er, a diva, a retro radical, a cowboy or an indian, an artiste, a prince or princess, there's no doubt your baby is super cutesie! We've got super cutesie coolness...handmade by a mom.
And the blog has a good deal of super-cutesie too. From a section for "have a giggle" to some cute stories about her little ones, quotes and inspiration for any occasion, and a soundtrack that currently has me bobbing my head to some Van Morrison, its a good way to brighten a day.

Thank you, Joey & Aleethea for all your hard work on the EtsyBloggers team, and for keeping the next generation in style.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Birthday Mini for Crankypantsknits


Our team member crankypantsknits is having a birthday today. She joined Etsy in November of 2006 and is from Ashville. Happy Birthday!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Birthday Mini for Katelynjane


Team member katelynjane joined Etsy in June 2006. She is from Dawson Creek, BC in Canada. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Birthday Mini for Nutsy Coco Creations


Photographer and jewelery maker Nutsy Coco Creations is having a birthday. She joined Etsy in March 2007 and is from Columbus, Ohio. Send her your best wishes!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November 12th Carnival

This week's gracious host has posted the blog carnival on her blog. Stormy Designs did a fantastic job with a etsy mini and links to all participants. This weeks theme was "Christmas Gift Ideas". Take a look, leave a comment and get ideas for handmade holiday shopping.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Athena's Armoury Mini Monday



When I think of the words chain maille thoughts come to mind of knights on horses wearing linked metal clothing into battle for protection. At Athena's Armoury you find out that it can be so much more. The technique of joining the rings is called weaving and every ring is formed and then joined by hand. Working in a variety of metals to create earrings, bracelets and headpieces the work is simply stunning. Clicking on the items above or the shop name will take you to Janine's shop where you can see and learn much more.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Story of Your Craft, Blog Carnival

The newest blog carnival is up! Come check it out at Sixth & Elm. And if you don't come visit, I'm going to line you all up and pelt snowballs at you. You've been warned.

If you have missed this carnival, check out the sidebar links for information on the next carnival and how you can submit your post.

Birthday Mini


Birthday wishes going out to team member Naptimecrafts who joined Etsy on September 29, 2007.

A Pretty Rock


It was truly a delight for me to prepare this week's Etsy Mini Monday feature because I am in love with so many of Yazmin's wonderful mini pieces of wearable art. It was a significantly less enjoyable time for my poor husband, who has been fending off Christmas gift hints for the past hour. I just doubled the size of my wishlist.

Flora Mother of Pearl Button Ring

My favorites are hard to single out, but a clear first place was her Flora Mother of Pearl Button ring, with deep colours and a swirling elegance. But both her Leafy Golden Blossoms Necklace and her Flora Bobbypins come in at a close second.


Leafy Golden Blossoms Necklace

In addition to beautiful pictures of her art, Yazmin's blog is quite impressive as well, boasting a bright but clean design and an integrated online shop. A Pretty Rock is an Etsy legend, a member since 2005, and her longevity speaks to the quality of her work and her skilled eye for design. A very talented artist,indeed.

Floral Bobbypins

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Birthday Mini

Our team member Alis Clair is having a birthday today. We send her best wishes.

If you are an Etsy Blogger team member make sure your birthday is on the calendar of the message board.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Blog Carnival Reminder

Just a reminder: this week's blog carnival is coming up soon, so be sure to get your posts in!

This week's carnival will be hosted by SixthandElm.etsy.com and the theme is "The Story of your Craft". How did you "get into" what you do? Did you go to school for it? Learn from your Grandmother? Get inspired by something you saw or were part of? Teach yourself? What is the first thing you made, or the first moment you gained the confidence to do the confidence to do this for real? It's an opportunity to talk about the ONE inspiration or source that started the creative ball rolling for you.

Once you've posted on this topic, submit the link to your post for inclusion in the carnival. This week's carnival will be hosted this Monday, November 5th at sixthandelm.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Sixth & Elm


This week's Mini Monday featured seller is Sixth & Elm who joined Etsy in January of this year.

From the Etsy profile of Sixth & Elm-
"Oh dear. I find it very difficult to write a bio for myself; I'm too all over the place. I started crafting as a way to keep me occupied (I get bored easily with anything but making something) and now I have found it to be one of the most rewarding things in my life."

Sixth & Elm has a wonderful selection of gifts in her shop. She has eight sections for handcrafted work ranging from hard drive clocks to wood burned treasure boxes to beautifully beaded trees. One of my favorite things in her shop is a business card couch. To learn more about the artist behind Sixth & Elm take the time to read her blog. It is always time well spent in my opinion.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tomorrow

Make sure and check here tomorrow for the EtsyBloggers Mini Monday featured seller. I will be posting in the morning Arizona time.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Etsy Mini Monday - Featured Etsy Seller Cozy

Good Monday! I'm Alicia of AliciaMae.etsy.com and it is my pleasure to be the guest blogger for this Etsy mini Monday feature of Cozy!

Etsy
Buy Handmade
cozy


As you can see A Cozy Life offers beautiful handmade fabric items for your head and neck. With beautiful lace edging and vibrant patterns it's a wonder there is anything still left in stock! Personally, I'll be eyeing those scarves when I move north next year! And to think, she makes such wonderful warm things in Arizona! Keep an eye on her store, I'm sure there'll be more beautiful knitting, crocheting, and hemstitching (as her banner tells us!) in store for our buying pleasure...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Weekly Blog Carnival


The latest edition of the weekly Etsy Bloggers blog carnival is coming up this Monday, October 22nd. Sara of SarasTextureCrafts.etsy.com will be hosting the carnival at her blog, Crafts of Texture. The theme this week is ‘The craft book that has become your bible’.

Always wanted to participate in or host the Etsy Bloggers carnival but not sure how? Be sure to check out the FAQ, and if you still have any questions, fire away!

Submitting your post each week is simple. Just make a blog post on the current week's theme (you can find the full list here) and then go here before midnight on Sunday (Eastern Standard Time) to submit it. You'll just be asked to submit your name & email (which will not be made public & only shared with that week's host in case they have a question or problem). Most importantly, it will ask for your Permalink URL. Not sure what this is? It's the link to the individual post - not the link to your whole blog. Most blogs are set up so that the title of each post is clickable, and if you click the title you will be brought to a page that just shows that post and maybe some comments. The url to this page is what you need - the permalink url.

Interested in hosting? (October 29th is still available!)
Just contact me at mallory [AT] missmalaprop [DOT] com with the following info:
the date you’d like to host
your email address
your blog address
your chosen theme/topic for your week

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Alicia Mae


Just in time for Halloween, our second Etsy Mini Monday Star is AliciaMae, home of fantastic costume masks and other make-believe mischief. She is also a maker after my own heart, creating wood burned boxes to house innumerable treasures. There's just something about an empty box that screams possibility, and hers scream with a charming Irish accent.


My favorite items from her extensive Halloween repository include her inspirational wooden bead necklaces and the (wonderfully authentic-like) magician wands, at a price any mother witch could love.

AliciaMae is donating 10% of all proceeds up to October 31 to the Snowflake Animal Rescue in Raleigh, NC, so now is a perfect time to buy. Although she is on vacation this week, any sales until her return will be shipped on October 19th, just in time for the scariest night of the year!


Monday, October 8, 2007

Rekoj



Congrats to Rekoj for being the very first EtsyBlogger featured on our new weekly event entitled EtsyMini Mondays!

My favorite item from Rekoj's shop is this pretty tank top:




Be sure to checkout all the great items in Rekoj's shop here: http://rekoj.etsy.com

Stay tuned every week for a new featured seller!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This blog's stats...



This graph is one week of data showing this blog'a stats from Monday Sept. 3rd - Monday Sept. 10th

See below post for our NEW WEEKLY EVENT entitled EtsyBloggers EtstMini Mondays!!

EtsyBloggers EtsyMini Mondays!

Hi everyone!

I'm launching a new weekly bit of fun stuff for us. :D

It's called "EtsyBloggers EtsyMini Mondays" and it will be a public blog post here on our team blog which will feature an Etsy Mini from 1 lucky member of our team.
Basically it will be a weekly promotion on our blog which spotlights one team member, every week.

Then we can each check here every Monday and comment to tell our team member how completely awesome their stuff is. Are ya with me?

The official EtsyBloggers EtsyMini Mondays will begin next Monday, 10/08/07.

So I'm looking for a volunteer from our EtsyBloggers team to take this on and maintain this on a weekly basis. The volunteer will be a weekly guest blogger for our team, and will post an Etsy mini to this here team blog every week - either over the weekend or on Monday mornings. Someone who is comfy using Etsy mini code and who knows how to a) edit the shop id of the EtsyMini and b) insert the Etsy mini into a blog. The guest blogger can either simply insert the EtsyMini code and that's it...or they can also add to the post by writing whatever they'd like, underneath the EtsyMini. That way the EtsyMini will always be the very first item within the post.

Then, once the EtsyMini is posted here on our blog, it will allow anyone from our team to start a thread on the Etsy forums, either under EtsyTeams or under the Promotions section and let us know that the EtsyBloggers EtsyMini Mondays is up! That way we can also support our team there on the Etsy forums too.

Please keep this in mind: The title of the forum post must always contain the word EtsyBloggers - that way it will be easy to search for the forum thread and help bump it up to keep it going all week long.

How will we pick who is to be featured weekly here on our team blog?
Good question. Just comment here on this post and be sure to include your Etsy user ID and you'll be featured in the order of your comment! So the first person to comment here will be our very first feature on Oct. 8th. The second person to comment here will be spotlighted here on Oct. 15th. And so on.

How do I find my Etsy user ID?
Your Etsy user ID is a #, you can see it if you go to your shop and look at the address bar (URL) atop the page. For example when I go to my shop joeyandaleethea.etsy.com I see this http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=80947 and so my user id is 80947.

Any questions? Suggestions? Lemme know!

Joey & Aleethea
http://joeyandaleethea.com

Friday, August 17, 2007

Blog Carnival Reminder!

Hey all, and Happy Friday to all my bloggin friends!

The deadline to submit your permalink to next week's (August 20th's) blog carnival is Sunday, August 19th at midnight EST. The theme is "Tips For Better Picture Taking" and it's being hosted by Humblebeads.

Check out the links to Mallory's blog on the right (Miss Malaprop) if you're interested in hosting future carnivals. We need you!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Message Board Fun

Hi all!

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Yahoo group, which has been causing some problems such as bounced emails for some of us on the team, will be shut down. This is so we can boldly move forward in a newer, much more organized direction of our EtsyBloggers message board, which you will find at http://etsybloggers.proboards83.com/ or by going to our cool new site (thanks to Sandra!!) at http://etsybloggers.com.

And then I'm noticing that Sandra has already blogged about this...oh well, consider this a reminder, then ;D

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Membership Requirements for the Etsy Bloggers Street Team

Would you like to join the Etsy Bloggers Street Team? Fantastic!
You can read the Membership Requirements, and then register via the Message Board link located on our website here: etsybloggers.com



♥ ♥ ♥

Happy Blogging!!

Joey & Aleethea

Like getting mass eMails?

I tried posting this in the Yahoo Group but Yahoo was down and then my eMails got bounced back!

So...I'll post it here too. This is for those of you who would like to continue to receive mass eMails, here's how to do it:

Go login to the new message board and look under the "Message Board Help"
section. There's a new post there entitled "How to get mass eMails"
and I wrote a tutorial for everyone there.

And if you need help with our new message board, post your questions in the Help section there!

Here's a link: http://etsybloggers.com

And read the posts below this one for info on our new website and message board!

Have fun!!
Sandra
Mom, Wife, Designer

Joey & Aleethea

Monday, August 13, 2007

We have a website and a new message board!

We have a website! Woohoo!

I purchased the URL etsybloggers.com for our team and I hooked it up for us with easy links to our blog & our new message board. :)

We only need to remember one simple website address!

And the new message board awaits you!

Check it out:
etsybloggers.com

:D

See you there!
Sandra
Mom, Wife, Designer

Joey & Aleethea

We're moving...

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since I've posted here - and I missed you!! :D

I wanted to pop in and let you know that we'll soon move our team over to Proboards, and away from the Yahoo Group. I'm hoping we can get everybody moved over this week.

The Yahoo Group is way overwhelming for lots of our members, and there
are technical issues with Yahoo too. Plus it's so hard to follow the
threads and to keep up with the topics.

I really look forward to the move, the new board is very organized, and there are many more features we'll all be able to use.

And it's all ready for us too! I've created sections and areas for us to post, and would love your input on them. I'll send you all a link to the new board later today so that you can all take a loook - I'm just adding some finishing touches to the color scheme, layout and Admin stuff.

But for now, I just wanted to let you know about the move.

And I wanted to get your feedback too. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the move!

Joey & Aleethea

Monday, August 6, 2007

New Carnival Is Up!

Thanks to A Pretty Rock for hosting this week's carnival, about Etsy purchases and the latest thing you bought from another Etsian, which can be found here. We are also still looking for people to host future carnivals! If this is something that interests you, please convo Mallory on Etsy. Her username is dismantled. See this page on her blog, Miss Malaprop, for more details.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Etsy News re: Street Teams

Here's a bit of what Etsy is up to...

"We’re planning on expanding the forums into something like Groups on Flickr. We have Street Teams on Etsy but they currently lack a proper setup on the site itself. A new Teams section on Etsy will remedy this, giving each Team their own forum, group Treasury, profile, and list of members."

How awesome does that sound? An easier way to keep up and check in with each other. Cool.

Read more here.

And for anyone who is waiting for blogring approval, thanks for your patience.
Life is nutty.

Joey & Aleethea

Monday, July 30, 2007

New Carnival!

The Etsy Bloggers have a new carnival up hosted by AliciaMae and the theme is "Preparing for a Craft Fair". You can see the carnival here~


Check it out and thanks to AliciaMae for hosting this week!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I'm here, really!!

Hey all,

I'm back, not that I was really gone or anything. I was taking a small break from the computer while Harry Potter consumed my life along with extra hours at work and such. And so, I apologize for completely ignoring my group!! Thanks to all who contributed to Collections and to Mallory for keeping it all together!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Holy Blog Interviews Batman!

The response in the forums to 2 SHOP TUESDAYS is complete awesomeness.

Here's my post which introduces the series of interviews:
http://joeyandaleethea.com/blog/2shopTuesdays

If you haven't responded yet, just pop in whenever.

:D

Joey & Aleethea

Thursday, July 19, 2007

2 SHOP TUESDAYS

Hey EtsyBloggers!

I'm just popping in here to let you know that every Tuesday on my blog I will feature 2 shops.

And it's only for us Street Team members! Why? Because we ROCK. :)

I'd love to feature your shops on my blog.

Please see this forum thread for more info!
http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5161908

Rock on.


Joey & Aleethea

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Our first carnival!!

Yay, it's here!! Thanks to Mallory who hosted and got the ball rolling on this and to all the bloggers who participated! You can check out the carnival here.


Be sure to check out her FAQs page here for any questions on the carnivals and go here if you are interested in hosting one in the future.

At the Yahoo group, there's been tons of awesome brainstorming going on for blogging theme ideas! Check out the group, and join up if you haven't already!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Of Deadlines and Such!

Hey all,

This Sunday, July 15, will be the last day to get your name on the member list for the Etsy Bloggers Street Team. Here is the thread to put your name on the list, so you can either post your request right there or convo me (Groovyvinyl). I will be sending the master list to Sara sometime Sunday night or Monday morning.

Sunday July 15 is also the deadline for submitting your blog entry for this week's group writing project. This week's theme is a tour of your craft studio/table/area--wherever you create!
Submit your permalink (which is just a fancy word for blog entry link) at this url~
http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_1992.html

If you have any question, give me a shout!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Blog Carnival and Hosting News

Hello!

I'm back with some updates on the Blog Carnival front. Mallory, AKA MissMalaprop and dismantled on Etsy, has offered to host the first carnival. Not only that, but she set us up on the carnival and has offered to be the contact person for the hosting! So three big cheers to Mallory!

The theme will be a tour of your craft space/studio/table wherever you create. The deadline for the posts will be Sunday, July 15th and the carnival will start on Monday, July 16th. So here's the lowdown:

After you make your post for the week, submit the link to your post here~
http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_1992.html

The person who hosts will also choose the theme (sorry Mallory, I sort of stole that from you). If you would like to host, Mallory is the contact person. Convo her on Etsy (http://dismantled.etsy.com) with the following info:

*the date you want to host
*your email address
*your blog address
*your chosen theme/topic for that week

She also set up a page on her blog for people to keep track of who is hosting and what the theme is. The page is here~http://www.missmalaprop.com/etsy-bloggers-carnival/

That's it for now!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Blog Post Round Up!

I know that many of you have joined our Yahoo bloggers street team group--we are now 39 people strong over there. We have been discussing a better, easier way to bring all of our group writing posts together conveniently. Having a blog host definitely worked out awesome (thanks again Sandra of Joey & Aleethea for taking the reins last week--great, GREAT job! That was a lot of work!)

A short while back, Lis Kidder had suggested using Blog Carnival to do just this. Scroll down a bit to read what the Blog Carnival is all about--I had written a short entry about it recently. Mallory of Dismantled brought up the carnivals again last week on the Yahoo group and she has offered to start us out so that we can try it out. Go to http://blogcarnival.com/bc/cprof_1992.html to see where everyone can submit their posts and see what the theme is. We're going to start next week.

The deadline would be Sunday, July 15 and the first Etsy Bloggers Carnival would be on Monday, July 16. As for themes, we could go with what SixthandElm had suggested a while back and everyone does a tour of their crafting studio/craft space. What does everyone think?

Friday, July 6, 2007

What's the word on Orange, Street?

First of all, thanks you guys for having me as a guest blogger! This street team has been so much fun already and I'm surrounded by not only some seriously cool artists but also super sweet Etsians too.

If you don't already know, GroovyVinyl has rounded us up and sent us out on our first mission; this week's challenge is to blog about something orange.

Here's a link to that thread if you missed it: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5140125 and also another here: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5144686

In one of the threads Lis Kidder said: "It would be sweet if there were a way to post teasers to each person's group blog post... the title and a few lines and a link to more info that could lead to their blog (in a new window). Hmmmmmm....."

Thank you Lis, and now for some freshly squeezed orange goodness!

See who's been blogging about orange and what everyone is blogging about:

"...has captured the essence of summer in a color way she calls Fruit Punch":
http://cozyetsy.blogspot.com/2007/06/summer-knitting-or-crocheting.html

"...I used my hand dyed fabrics":
http://pelecypods.blogspot.com/

"...orange plastic piece is part of a car turn signal cover":
http://impybat.blogspot.com/2007/06/orange-post.html

"...a hot summer 2007 fashion color":
http://etsyshops.com/index.php/2007/07/05/fill-the-void-make-something-orange/

"...this art is so vibrant, and has such a sense of humor, that I was instantly drawn to it":
http://poppycatsaffron.blogspot.com/

"...I click the fat orange Etsy rectangle, front page":
http://littleput.blogspot.com/

"...a canvas-like fabric which I imported from Japan":
http://joeyandaleethea.com/blog

"...Other colors are available but I really like the orange":
http://dashery.blogspot.com/

"...a fantastic project I can do using orange":
http://athenasarmoury.blogspot.com/

"Because I love flowers so very much... I often try to represent them, at least in spirit...":
http://www.artisan-jewelry.blogspot.com/

"that is one of my favorite colors, I have many orange items":
http://eyepopart.blogspot.com/

"always fresh and eye-catching":
http://pepperinapress.blogspot.com/2007/07/all-about-orange.html

"Orange is beautiful! Etsy is beautiful!":
http://themommyandmeboutique.blogspot.com/

"I mixed the most wonderful hue":
http://www.xanga.com/aliciamae_8/602146832/orange---a-rare-color-for-me.html

"These two hang around my studio now waiting to be eaten one hot summer day":
http://noraandwill.blogspot.com/

"...the Beavers are the rivals. And there colors happen to be orange and black":
http://luminescence-artisticimage.blogspot.com/

"...the perfect bowl to serve my Orange Chipotle Salsa!":
http://brazildesigns.blogspot.com/

"...coral howlite, a deep reddish-orange that complements the gold tone nicely":
http://impybat.blogspot.com/2007/07/its-orange-week.html

"...my husband calls me "Tiger lily":
http://livewirechick.blogspot.com/

"...Happy Independence Day!":
http://spiceycreations.livejournal.com/

And if you're not listed above then be sure to leave a comment here or in that Etsy forum thread and show us what ya got!

Also thanks to Dashery Jewelry's blog for posting a list on her blog too.

Have fun everyone and be sure to check back here and in those forum threads for updates!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Look, look!!

Look at our gorgeous new banner from Joey & Aleethea!! And that leads me to an impromptu Etsians post as inspired by Fearless Fibers. Allow me to gush a little bit here. Seriously, we have the nicest, coolest collection of people on Etsy that make it the great community that it is. They are people who want to get involved, love sharing ideas, helping each other to promote, and generally take time out of their busy schedules to give newbies advice on the forums and things like that. Most of us don't even know each other personally, ye we come together as a community on Etsy. You rock, Etsians!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Orange you glad you blog?

I know, I can hear the collective groaning of my bad pun! Today is the kickoff for the orange theme week! In case you haven't heard or forgot, this week we'll be doing a group writing project inspired by the color orange for Etsy. The challenge is to come up with a blog entry using the color orange as the theme, whether it is a project or craft you did or anything else--as long as it ties into Etsy somehow. The thread about it I had started a few days ago is here~

http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5144686

I'd resurrect it but I don't want to be annoying ;) I hope everyone has fun with this!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Spreading the word of Etsy!

Fearless Fibers started an awesome thread on the forums regarding all of the sellers who blog banding together and spreading the word of Etsy via our blogs. Wouldn't it be great if we could assist her in this effort to tell the world what Etsy is all about--not just exclusively promoting our own shops, but promoting the philosophy of buying handmade and the supporting indie artists and crafters! Definitely do check out and post to that thread to keep it going if you can, and blog about the Etsy movement in your own blog!

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Permissions Stuff

Hey all, I didn't even realize that I could add you guys to the permissions list so you could all post!!
Jeez, get on the ball Terri! So if you would like to send me your email addresses, I can add you in if you'd like. That way you can post your group writing project blog entries and such and everybody can participate more with this blog, yay!

Woo Hoo!

Our Street Team page is up, thanks to Sara! You can view it here. It still needs a banner, which is on my to-do list. I do have a few more names to submit to here, so if you didn't see your name on the team page, it will be there soon.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Obligatory Friday Post

I submitted the member list to Sara (sarawearsskirts), who is the admin of the Street Teams over on Etsy. She should be updating the teams pages soon! I did have a few more people asking for their names to be included, so I will forward those to her also. What a turnout it was, I am glad so many of you were interested in making this happen. Thanks also to the posters who kept our threads alive last week!

Organicstills has offered to make a button for our team! Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to do this for us.

Well, that's the update for now!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Group Writing Project #1!

Well let's get the ball rolling and start a group writing project! I really liked the idea of doing color as a theme (thank you Cozy), and Helen of Pepperina Press has suggested that we start with orange, for Etsy! The challenge is to blog about something using the color orange as a central theme, be it a project that you did, a story or anecdote, or whatever else you come up with, and how it is Etsy-related.

You can put the links to your entries here or on the thread for the orange theme on the Etsy forums.

The beginning date for this theme will be next week on Monday, July 2, and it will end on Sunday, July 8.

I'll bet that there will be some really interesting entries to read and it will get get people visiting and commenting on each other's blogs!

Blog Carnival!

Liskidder introduced me to an awesome website that will be perfect for the team called Blog Carnival! It's a blog communities publishing magazine where people submit blog articles on various topics. Then the links get published as an online magazine, or carnival. You really need to visit the site to see what it's all about. This is something we should get involved in. I started an account and encourage others to do so as well!

Plus, you don't have to run away from home to join ;)

Thanks Lis!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Blogging Theme Stuff

We've got some fun group blogging events lined up for our team. Cozy had a great suggestion for the group, which is to showcase a craft, art form, color, or something else along those lines and how it ties into Etsy. Each person posts a blog entry that fits our them, which would run for the week, or any other given time frame that is decided on. I think this is a marvelous idea. We can hammer out the details this week and start the chosen theme for next week, which would be Monday, July 2nd. I vote that we start with color first, and I'd be up for yellow...but I highly value your input and comments, so please pitch your ideas here!

Some of the other theme ideas I came up with are (and believe me, they're not new ideas, I was inspired by the forums!) Crafts That Came Out Terrible, Great Mistakes (projects that inadvertently came out terrific) How You Got Started Crafting/Designing, Bad Craft Fair Experiences, Best Craft/Art Book You've Read, Greatest Art/Craft Tool You Can't Live Without...this is just a start. There's so much we can do with this. I want to hear from you!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday Musings

Well, the threads on the forums are still going strong and their has been a lot of interest generated by our team! Many people signing up and this is great! Right now I am thinking of what comes next, after our team page has been set up. Maybe our team can take a cue from other successful and active street teams and run some contests or something else for promotion? Any thoughts or suggestions?

So far, so good!

There is a thread going on the forums regarding getting your name on the member list for the official team page. So far between that one and the couple other team threads that are going, there has been a ton of interest in this! Yay!

A few people have asked me why we are starting a street team about the Etsy bloggers. This is a very good question. Why were we starting this group and what are we hoping to accomplish? My answer was to network, share in your creative process, and ultimately help to promote each other, and also just for the fun of it.

Another question that popped up was are we related to the Etsy Sellers Who Blog Ring. No, the Street Team is not a part of the blog ring, although my other blog is linked to it and so are a lot of people who added themselves to our team list. I think it would be a good idea to join the ring--the Etsy Bloggers Street Team Blog on the Etsy Sellers Who Blog Ring. Which makes me think of the coffee table book about coffee tables on Seinfeld.




Saturday, June 23, 2007

We're gonna be official!

Today I emailed admin about making our team official and heard back from Sara. She informed me that she'll be updating the teams page next week, so I'll be compiling a member list to send to her. I have a thread going for this on the forums or you can just let me know right here if you would like to join.

Hello Bloggers!

Hey and welcome to all my fellow Etsy bloggers! This is the Official Blog of the Etsy Bloggers Street Team. This team was inspired by Moda Designs, AKA Cheap Boutique, from a great thread she started about people who blog about Etsy sellers. You can find that thread here.
The focus of the team originally was about people who blog about other Etsians, but really I would love any Etsy seller who loves to blog to join the team.

So if you love Etsy and love to blog, then this is the team for you!