Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Another Birthday

Today it is Kathy Hamann of the shop Artful Soul that is celebrating. Stop by her shop or blog with your birthday greetings.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Blog Carnival - Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Nahia Creations hosted this week's EtsyBlogger Blog Carnival about Valentine's Day Gift Ideas. Visit her blog to see what all the fuss is about!

A Glass Fairy Birthday

Glass artist and team member Kari is having a birthday and we all hope it is a great one! Take a look at her shop and blog and say hello and Happy Birthday!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Etsy Mini Monday - Time2cre8

MaryLou of Time2Cre8 on Etsy sure doesn't waste any time when it does come to creating - her shop is full of art and jewellery and papercrafts of such a diverse nature that it is clear this lady lends a creative touch to any project she chooses to explore. From beautiful bead-woven jewellery to artistic illustrations and fun critter prints, Time2cre8 it packed with items to blow your paypal account on.

I'm personally falling in love with her Filigree Pig ACEO, but I also have an eye out for her classy beadweavings which must take hours to "cre8." She has retired from her corporate life, but her days are no less busy now that she has 16 waking hours a day to make to her heart's content. Ah, a dream life for us all....
Her blog chronicles her recent adventures including glass fusing, and highlights some of her favorite work by fellow artists. Check it out at

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Free Forged

Free Forged of Texas is having a birthday today. Best wishes to you from all of the Etsy Bloggers Team.

Monday, January 21, 2008

New Blog Carnival for January 20 is Up!

This week's blog carnival is being hosted by Nahia Creations. The theme is Birthdays and Their Meanings, so check out everybody's posts!

Thank you Nahia!!

Mini Monday Featuring Daibe Beads

The following is what the mother/daughter team want you to know from their Etsy profile-

Hi everyone! Daibe Beads was started on 2006 by a a mother-daughter duo;

Mother: Daibe, who the store is named after. The more crafty of the two and innovator of cute beaded critters, charms, and mostly everything you see in the store.

Daughter: Lil' Be, the business mastermind behind Daibe Beads. She occasionally bead jewelry when she has free time.

As we've mentioned in our "Shop Announcement" section, all our products are made of swarovski or regular crystal beads.
The shop announcement for Daibebeads tells you they bring beads to life. I think this charming bunny with her carrot proves that, don't you?

You can also find out more by visiting the blog associated with this creative pair. The blog generously features other sellers weekly, talks of the art world and tracks the ups and downs of selling art and craft online.

Happy Birthday

Today is the birthday of painter Abstract Heart of the Hudson Valley in New York. Best wishes from everyone on the Etsy Bloggers Street Team.

The images above will take you to her Etsy shop or you can visit her blog here.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

A successful Treasure Hunt!

Our EtsyBloggers 1st Monthly Treasure Hunt was a BLAST!
Congrats to the 9 winners!!

Here is a list of the Treasure Hunt winners and their prizes:

1. BeeDazzlesGifts won Dead Sea Salt soak from NahiaCreations

2. smilesandsunshine won a pair of earrings from BonnyJewelry

3. KohleesCreations won a pair of earrings from PerpetualPlum

4. majcmj won a bag from BeckyKay

5. SandAndSkyCreations won a pair of earrings from msbelle

6. MyissaG won a heart pendant from StormyDesigns

7. limabeanhome won a pair of earrings from ShannonSaylor

8. TallGiraffe won a pair of earrings from cserspent

9. jenniferladd won a hair scarf from Joey & Aleethea

And great job to every EtsyBlogger shop who participated in the Treasure Hunt - especially to StormyDesigns for all the work she put into this event and for doing such a fabulous job managing this event for our team. A big thanks, it was a great success and lots of fun!

Be sure to check back right here on our team blog for the announcement for our next Treasure Hunt in February!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

EtsyBloggers Treasure Hunt January 19th!

It starts today! Here is the whole thread that describes the ins 'n outs. If you are participating, add the EtsyBloggers logo (below on the right) to your prize item listing and convo it to StormyDesigns.

Etsy Love

Team member Etsy Love is having a birthday. Best wishes from all of us for a great day!
Her shop is The Crafty Devils and her blogs are here and here.

Happy Birthday!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Hello Pineapples!

This shop name makes me smile just to say it. Hello Pineapples of Nova Scotia is having a birthday. Check out her shop or her blog and say happy birthday from all of us on the Etsy Bloggers Team.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


This weeks Etsy Mini Star is Wool it Be, creator of fine wool for all your wetfelting and needlefelting creations. Sunshine colours, cotton-candy-smooth fibre and large lots draw me to the many creations possible with one order from Wool it be. From the descriptions:

You can use it for wet felting, dry felting, spinning, for garments, jewellery, interior objects, sculpture, and so much more....

Wool it be has grown in recent times and has now expanded to a second store for the wonderful creations made from wool. From the Shop announcement:

I've got NEWS for you! All works, creations and designs, made out of woolitbe-wool will be now available at ODDCREATIONS.ETSY.COM. Please, visit me there and don't forget to heart me :) Thank you all for giving me a heart so far. See you at odd's.

Hop on over and start dreaming about your next wooly project at Wool it Be, and don't forget to visit the blog at

And thanks to all who have been supportive during my recent technological difficulties and who convinced me not to throw my computer out the window after all.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

New Blog Carnival For January 14!

Shannon Saylor has kindly hosted this week's Blog Carnival, which is entitled Inspirations, How Do You Get Yours? Thanks, Shannon!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Birthday Shannon Saylor!

EtsyBlogger ShannonSaylor of having a birthday today and we hope it is a great one! You can check out her Etsy shop or stop by her blog and say hello.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 7th Blog Carnival

The theme this week was "Out With the Old, In With the New", hosted by AliciaMae.

Check it out here!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Mini Monday Featuring Home Made Originals

From her shop announcement-
I specialize in hand-knit and fulled (felted) items and items made from recycled wool sweaters. Fulling or felting is a process that shrinks the yarn to make a thick, sturdy fabric that is also soft.

What a beautiful specialty it is. The range of the products in this shop is stunning. You can find bags, pouches and scarves for yourself. For your home or crafty life there are pincushions and coasters in the shop.

Beautiful colors and great cabled style to keep away winter's chill.

Ok Red Hat Ladies tell me you can find a better way to keep your business cards together.

To learn more about this Idaho artist you can go her shop and since this is the EtsyBloggers Street Team you can check out her blog.