Thursday, June 2, 2011

Etsy Shop: Baby Doll's Skin Care

What will I find in your shop?
You will find All Natural Skin Care. Made from the Heart One by One.

How did your shop start?

I was talking about my products I made on Facebook and several people guided me to check out Etsy. 

What is your favorite item? 

I love my Spritzer. It's the most product used in the Spring and Summer. It's great to clean my face and neck, it's great to keep me cooled off and when the bugs are biting me I spray my Spritzer all over me. It does help keep those nasty bugs off. I love bringing my Spritzer with me on those hot days. Being out all day in the heat, it's nice to know that my spritzer is there in a cooler waiting for me to Spritz myself off. I usually keep cotton balls in my car and clean my face and neck with it. It makes me feel good as new on those hot sticky days. 

What is your favorite shop?

I can't really choose which shop is my most favorite. So many people out there are willing to lend a hand and are very helpful towards one another. I have several favorite shops on my page and can not decide.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Etsy Shop: Stitchin'netka

What will I find in your shop?All the products in my shop are designed and handmade by me. I love sewing and working with fabrics, and most of all I love to create for kids.Currently, you'll find birthday banners made from a great selection of printed fabric, bags made with eco-felt, notebook set with really cute pencils, headbands and bean bag sets. I enjoy working on custom, personalized projects. There is more interaction with my customer and I feel like connecting with a client brings more meaning to my work. I'm finishing up a few new there will be more items showing up in my store. I'm really looking forward expanding my collection. It is very exciting to watch the shop grow.
How did you come about opening your shop?I have been making all sorts of kid related items since I had my first baby, that was 10 years now. I made many banners , bags, blankets, clothing etc. through out out those years, mainly as gifts for friends and family. I always got great feedback about my work and after years of encouragement, finally I decided to open my Etsy shop. It is much easier to concentrate on my work now, since my kids are getting a little older. And they are very excited for my work, and so happy to know that there are kids out there that will enjoy my creations. Besides that, I love the idea of being able to grow an independent business and make something with your own hands is very rewarding
What is your favorite item in your shop?That is a difficult one, I love them all. Each item that I have created has a special place in my heart. However, if I had to choose the notebook set with hand made felt cover and pencils would be at the top of my list. That was a popular design among kids for a very long time, I want one...I'm going to make one just for me. I love the simplicity and vibrant design, as well as practicality of it. 

My second favorite would be the banners. I love playing with different prints and putting them together into one holistic expression. All the banners in my store were created for birthdays of my children and/or cousins, so they have their very own personality. 

Also I really like the recently added Fabric Wish Flags Kit / Inspirational Banner Kit . Every flag on this banner has a space to be filled with wishes,manifestations, blessings. So at the end it is a truly custom product that has a special meaning.

What is your favorite Etsy shop?I love them all...can I say that? Etsy is overloaded with amazing artists and crafters, there is so much inspiration at your finger clicks, it's truly amazing how many creative people you'll find in one place. I have a long list of favorite shops and these would among the top and, but there is way more then that...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Etsy Shop: Bebe Beso

What will you find in my shop?You will find accessories for kids. Mostly hair bows, ribbon socks, tees and belts and for the little guys, I have neckties and bow ties. I have recently added tutus, which was my main reason for opening a store. And I hope to expand my line to include pillowcase dresses and bloomers as soon as I can invest in a serger. I do them right now for friends and family, but I use French seams and it takes me way too long to make them this way.

How did I come about opening my shop?Well, for my oldest daughter's first birthday, I made her a tutu and a matching shirt. It was very basic, but everyone loved it. Then when my youngest turned a year old, I made her a tutu and shirt as well, but stepped up my game a little bit. It was so cute and I got so much positive feedback. One of my husbands aunts told me I should make a sell them. That opened up a whole world to me. Why hadn't I thought of this before? At first, I went a little nuts. I would see something, make it and list it. Then I would see something else, make it and list it. I was all over the place, but I was just trying to find my niche-see what I was good at. Now I'm in the process of focusing and building a little bit of inventory. I still see things that I want to try my hand at, but my husband is good at keeping me on the path. It has really helped my shop!

What is my favorite item? I love them all! But I think I have the most fun with the pretty tutus. They are so fun and fluffy. My little gals love running around in them! They can be very elegant or casual, depending on what you want it to be.

What is my fav shop?I love them all-there are so many talented people out there! I really love olgaitaly (The French Market Stitch). I find myself visiting her page often and admiring her style and creativity. I absolutely love the burlesque style and her hair clips are to die for!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Etsy Shop: Ink Print Letterpress

What will I find in your shop?
 At Inkprint you will find letterpress stationery for different occasions. We are currently working on a new spring line that are bold, bright and colorful designs. We also accept custom work requests.

How did your shop start?

For Valentine's I had several cards I wanted to sell, everyone in Letterpress work knows about Etsy, so they all told me to check out Etsy. It seemed to fit with everything I am and my work fit perfectly. Opening an Etsy shop was just the natural way to go.

What is your favorite item?

My favorite item so far is the Easter Eggs card. I had so much fun printing them and they seem to be doing really well.

What is your favorite Etsy shop?

 Having one favorite shop on Etsy is like having one favorite star. But, if I HAD to choose one, it would be Suite One Studio
And my favorite item from their shop is

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Etsy Shop: Miama Creazioni

What will I find in your shop? In my shop you can find Italian handmade jewelry, particular style, but so easy to wear, with a simple shirt or a evening dress. I think it’s nice to have a necklace or bracelet, handmade, fashion, in limited production (so you know that few people in the world we’ll have it) without spending a lot of money. I love to use chains, crystal beads, hand-wrapped wire and a particular way to work the polymer clay to have an effect of rock stones, using gold or silver leaf or acrylic colors. 

How did you come about opening your shop? Before deciding to be a full time mom, I was the Customer Service Manager in an Italian company producing shoes and bags handmade, and I was fascinating by the artisans making the products by hand. So I decided to learn how to make jewelry, just to star, and I discover a wonderful world together with Etsy shop. This allows me to have a showcase in the world and to be in touch with people in every country and ... this is amazing!

What is your favorite item in your shop? My favorite is the Etnic gold slave bracelet as it is the first bracelet I made.
What is your favorite Etsy shop? There are some many beautiful shops, and I think I discovered just a little part, but at the moment I and

Monday, April 11, 2011

Etsy Shop: Paper Pearls Jewelry

What will I find in your shop?I design and create one of a kind jewelry out of upcycled cardboard. The cardboard comes from state testing booklets in public schools (I’m a teacher) and when I realized that it was being thrown away, I scooped it all up and knew a “use” for it would come to me! 

Although cardboard is such a raw and initially “ugly” material, I like to think that I transform it into something lovely. I paint, stamp, buff, and glaze to turn dull cardboard into shiny, jewel-toned earrings and necklaces. I also love that I am using a material that would have been otherwise sent to the garbage. The stamps I choose are typically detailed, life-like, vintage-inspired images – owls, rabbits, bicycles, and other images that have a classic look.

How did you come about opening your shop?I started making jewelry because I could no longer find in stores what I wanted to buy – I was always on the hunt for big, bold, brightly colored earrings with unique images on them. I began to realize that if I wanted these earrings on my lobes, I was going to have to make them myself. After I made a few pairs for my own personal use, I started to get stopped out in public – I got so much positive feedback and questions about where to buy them that I decided to start an Etsy shop. So far, it’s been a wonderful experience, and I love being a part of the community!

What is your favorite item in your shop?My favorite item at this moment would have to be my Coral Owl earrings – I’m a huge fan of that color right now, and the owl is one of my all-time-favorite stamps. That, and anything with the tandem bicycle on it … I really love that bike …

What is your favorite Etsy shop?So many fabulous artists out there! I don’t think I can choose an all time fave, but I can tell you what store I’ve been pining over most recently – that would have to be LucieEllen ( and her fantastic array of wooden jewelry. I want all of it!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Etsy Shop: Gue Gue Creations

What will I find in your shop? 
IIn my shop you will find handmade one of a kind jewelry. I would describe my pieces as eclectic, elegant and versatile. Most of my pieces can be worn to work or out on the town. Quality is important to me; therefore, I create with metals such as 14K Gold Filled, Gold Vermeil and Sterling Silver. Throughout my shop you will find Swarovski Crystals, Freshwater Pearls and Semi-precious Stones brought together using hand knotting and wire wrapping techniques.

How did you come about opening your shop? 

After hosting several Jewelry Parties a customer recommended Etsy. I find it's the best medium for reaching national and international markets (the Etsy community is an added bonus).

What is your favorite item in your shop? 

Everything in my shop has been created from my heart and soul, I love all the pieces. I would have to select this Lariat necklace as my favorite, I love the color combination!

What is your favorite Etsy shop? 

II love many shops on Etsy; however, my favorite shop is The prints are so vibrant and rich in color. The stories being told in those prints put a smile on my face.