Friday, February 27, 2009

This Week

This week the EtsyBloggers are sending out best wishes for a fantastic birthday to Quirky Dolls!
From all of us,
Happy Birthday!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Mini Monday for A Good Witch Too

Need to wash away your wicked? You may have to wait a couple weeks but I am sure it will be well worth the wait. A Good Witch Too who runs the Etsy shop The Copper Cauldron is in the process of moving and expects have her shop back open in March. If you want to be notified of the shop opening in March you can submit your email address by following the shop link. If you are reading this post later than mid March what are you waiting for? Go shopping!

The soap above with the name Absolute Lavender is just a tiny sample of what will be available once the shop is reopened. This shop is not just soaps either. You will be able to find a lovely selection of solid perfumes and lip balms.

The main purpose if these Mini Monday features is to intoduce you to the member of the EtsyBloggers Street Team. One of the best ways to get to know an artist is to read their blog. The Copper Cauldron is certainly worth some of your blog reading, I sit in front of the computer too long, time. This blog generously showcases some of the most beautiful finds on Etsy as well as sharing the life of the soapmaker behind the shop and the blog. In particular take a minute to read this post. It explains the birth of this soapmaking business as well as an Etsy addiction.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Celebrating This Week

Join me in wishing a happy birthday to the shop owner of You've Got Maille! Fantastic name by the way. I love playing with words, don't you?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival

The latest edition of the Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival has been posted over at Rainy Day Art.
We had a good selection of submissions and they're an interesting read as always.
So grab a cuppa and head on over to read what our members had to say.

Thanks to Rainy Day Art for hosting!

etsyBloggers Team Mini Monday KRISTINE KENNEDY

(Shop: click on above banner)
Unique works of art you can wear every day

Kristine is a talented Artist in a variety of venues, to include creating scales models such as this one ...
and this Acrylic rendering of Act III CarmenProduction Design such as this for: "First Landing"
A story of the first British Colonists to land and settle
in America, in Virginia at Jamestown.

Short Biography: A career in film, television and theater production has taken me to such places as New York City, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Hawaii, and North Carolina, but I have found my home and inspiration in the Coastal Islands of Georgia, just outside historic downtown Savannah.
My jewelry making is heavily influenced by the beauty that is the Lowcountry of Georgia and South Carolina. Walks on the beach, the cry of the seagull, and the playful dolphins have worked their way into several pieces. I try to capture the essence of sea foam, the marsh grasses under moonlight, the pull of the waves….
My other major influence was my experience working on the film The New World by Terrence Maleck as a crafts person. The ability to work with a large group of talented artisans, using unique tools, building techniques, and materials, while learning about the Native American culture was truly inspiring. My first piece was made from materials used on the film and inspired by the color palette of the movie. I wore that necklace to the cast and crew premier of the film and my passion for jewelry making, bead collecting, and story telling through art has grown unabated since.
I also work in mixed media, collage and photography and intend to incorporate all of this experience into the jewelry pieces that I create for your enjoyment.I have been creating art in one form or another since I was a child, and am constantly evolving and developing my style, medium and approach to craft.
I look forward to sharing with you the ever evolving body of work as it develops.

Encrusted Turquoise Bracelet

Website: (film and television digital portfolio)

I am truly amazed and honored to be the one assigned to create this feature today. Christine is one of the most multi-talented artisans that I have had the pleasure of knowing as a teammate, and for the opportunity of learning so much more than I could have imagined.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Love is in the air

Happy Valentine's Day, from us to you. oxox

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mini Monday for Magdalene Jewels

Today the EtsyBloggers are sharing with you the shop and blogs of Pamela Baker. The shop, Magdalene Jewels, is filled with this artists lovely designs that include necklaces, earrings and bracelets. From her shop profile she introduces her work-
I started designing jewelry as a hobby and now besides selling on Etsy I have been doing many custom orders and craft fairs. I use Swarovski Crystals in all my designs, mainly because of the intricate colors which when reflected in the sunlight makes each piece unique.
Beyond the jewelry designs there is a section in the shop of scarves that are knit or crocheted. If you live in parts of the US or Canada where winter seems to be hanging on much too long you will want to take a look at those.

To explore more of this artist and her life you have two blogs to read. These blogs share with you EtsyBlogger events and friends, travel in her own area along the Hudson River in New York, and so much more!
You can read either one or both which I highly recommend by going here or here.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Join me in wishing a happy birthday to Manderly Rose!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival

The latest edition of the Etsy Bloggers has been published over at Tulips Talking by Tulips Treasure Box.
You can read it HERE.

It's a good read as always so check it out!

For other blog carnival news check our team message board.

"SEW IT'S FOR YOU" etsyBlogger Mini Monday Featured Artisan!

Julie, creator of "Sew It's For You"

"I learned how to embroider by reading a book from Sublime Stitching about 3 years ago. I have so much fun doing it and loved to share it with my friends and family. This is how Sew It's For You came about."

Boys Dino/Tools T Shirt

Beary Sweet (7) Page PDF Embroidery Patterns

"We also do custom orders on: pillowcases, tablecloths, hankies,bibs, burp cloths, onesies, napkins, towels, aprons, etc!"

"I hand sew almost everything including the adorable bag that comes with your item."

"I am a licensed merchant for Sublime Stitching and Pimp Stitch. Go check out their sites for some of the best patterns around! and"


Julie lives in Tarpon Springs Florida with her hubby and says, "We like to be chill and wish we had more money just like everyone else."

I know exactly what you mean...this is the best I could do!

Bliss Designs

Ara133 Photography

Sorry Julie, I could not resist... ROTFLOL

CPSIA Law SUSPENDED for 1 year!

Breaking News: The CPSIA Mandatory Testing & Certification Proposed 1 Year Suspension!

Read about it on Etsy via the above link, and here is the link to CPSC website:

CPSC Grants One Year Stay of Testing and Certification Requirements for Certain Products

"The stay of enforcement provides some temporary, limited relief to the
crafters, children’s garment manufacturers and toy makers who had been
subject to the testing and certification required under the CPSIA."

Yes, we did. :)