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 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


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!

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 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
smooth linear-ness
painting for hours and hours

You may visit her blog here.

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.