Saturday, February 26, 2011

Being Green with the EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival

As the host of this EtsyBloggers' blog carnival the theme ideas were all mine  It obviously wasn't a real difficult assignment considering the time of year, but the potential for inspiring posts as well as heart... uh or should I say shamrock filled posts is awesome! 

We always include two topics so that if one doesn't fit something a team member wants to write about, hopefully the other one will.  As we say goodbye to February and move in to the transitional month of March consider these two topics:
  1. St. Patrick's Day will be our next holiday. Write about any St. Patrick's Day traditions you have or memories... crafts.... food...
  2. Thinking Green... write about what you're doing to make this a greener planet. This could be about your art or just around the house or at work.

Participating EtsyBloggers will be commenting below on this post with links to their Green blog post.  Visit as many as you like and comment on their blog post if something strikes a chord.  We all love it when we do make that connection. 

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Now off you go to visit friends and possibly meet new ones!

Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: Honey from the Bee See EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Feature -- Faerie Garden Fancies

I'm delighted to post this week's featured Etsy artist -- the Etsyblogger of the month! Congratulations to Faerie Garden Fancies! This shop is full of wonderful, whimsical treasures, from handmade jewelry to adorable art like on this super cute bookmark:

Enjoy the interview!
1. To which Etsy Teams do you belong?

EtsyBloggers Street Team, Fantasy Artists of Etsy (FAE Team), Queer Etsy Street Team (QuEST), and Super Kawaii Pop Team

2. Please tell us about the items in your Etsy shop. What do you make? How did you learn your craft? What is involved in your creative process?
Most of my items are handmade jewelry, but I also have some original art in water colors or pencils. I am self-taught, mostly by reading books and tutorials on the internet. Usually something inspires me and I start creating, there's no set *process* per se.

3. Tell us two (or more) other interesting things about you.
Well, by day, I am a substitute teacher, certified for grades 1-6, although I sub for Kindergarten through grade 12, working my way toward a Masters in Science Education for grades 5-12. I live a few miles from Lake Ontario in the woods with my life partner, Jacqueline, and our 4 still-at-home children, who have been unschooled since birth.

4. What is your biggest challenge related to your Etsy shop?

Promoting. I am not a big salesman and you really have to be I think to get lots of sales... So I am trying to teach myself more of the business aspect of it, but it's just not one of my strengths.

5. What is your favorite item in your shop (currently for sale or previously sold)? Why is it your favorite?

Definitely Melusinia and her treasure box! I love her story, making her was so much fun, and her hair is so wild! Even her box was a foray into a new style for me... ^-^

6. What crafting skill(s) do you wish you had or hope to learn someday?

I'd like to work with precious metals and stones, real clay, oils paint... and I *think* I'd like to make glass beads or stained glass, but I'm sure I'd get burnt and cut...

7. Where else can we find out more about you and/or your creations?


Congrats again to Faerie Garden Fancies! Be sure to visit her shop for more lovely items.

Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: Mama's Magic StudioSee EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: etsybloggers.comGot a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Team Treasury: EtsyBloggers Ready For SPRING by memoriesforlifesb

Edi aka memoriesforlifesb who is now responded for our Weekly Team Promo Thread making this beautiful treasury from our team members' products.

Click to see the treasury from Etsy Treasury to increase the viewers and then click on each product to make this treasury more hot to increase the chance to get to the front page of Etsy!! ;)

'EtsyBloggers Ready For SPRING!!!' by memoriesforlifesb

Check out these pretty spring and flower items from the EtsyBloggers Team :)

One Flower plus One...

Baby Bells - Blue F...

Handmade Blank Jour...

Ruffle Twirl Skirt...

Magenta Peony Brooc...



City Tote Handbag- ...

Pink, Blue, White F...

Flowers Fabric - C...

Fairy Bubbles Bubbl...

Sunflower Welcome S...

HOMCO Flower Power ...

Indian Flower Ruffl...

Discount Deal - Bea...

blood red rose clut...

Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: Patch - Patch First Shop See EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Team Treasury: Spring is on it's way by CreativeLily

Sorry for the late of Team Treasury post. :) I still need more people to be a curator for the team treasury.. anyone who wants to help me can go to sign up in our team proboards or CLICK HERE!! Thank you in advance!! :D

Here is the team treasury for 02/18 by CreativeLily.

'Etsy Bloggers Team: Spring is On It's Way' by CreativeLily

Color begins to peek through the neutral colors of Winter in this EtsyBloggers treasury. Spring is on it's way!

Brigitte the Ghost ...

Large Butterfly Mol...

LILAC - Bliss Premi...

Get A Steampunk Rou...

25 Etsy Shop Handma...

Thinking of You Not...

Vintage style olive...

On Sale Patchouli V...

Copper Chainmail Br...


SALE - Love Can Tou...

ON SALE Flip Flop S...

Tutorial Polymer Cl...

Luggage Tags - Zebr...

Good Day Sunshine.C...

Beaded Bracelet - J...

Treasury tool is sponsored by A/B image testing.

Posted for the EtsyBloggers team by: Patch - Patch First Shop See EtsyBloggers team membership requirements here: Got a blog? Love Etsy? Check us out!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Romance . . . or not.

One of the Etsyblogger's February Carnivals is posted on member, Linda Pruitt's Blog, just in time for Valentines Day! Good reading about what members think of romance (or the second choice---winter experiences). Visit as many of the entries as possible, OK?

Happy Valentines Day!

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