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!


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 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:

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 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 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.