As some of you may know, I love lace. I am so intrigued by the femininity and intricacy of the patterns: so delicate, yet structural. Here are some delightful lace and lace-inspired finds from Etsy that I’m loving at the moment.
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So, father’s day is coming up and you can’t figure out what to give the guy who has everything? There’s always the safe bet of a tie. (Actually, the hipster ties we’ve rounded up here are probably more suited for your beaux, or yourself, than your dad.)
Credits and lots of commentary after the jump.
I am fantastically fond of felt. Needle felting, pressed-fiber felt, felt in all forms. It’s fuzzy and comforting, yet substantial and strong. Here are a few fabulous felty finds from Etsy.
I’m back at work today — making the rough mental transition from vacation mode to work mode. I thought some of these items from Etsy might brighten my office, and help make the transition a little smoother.
If you shop on Etsy, or have thought about shopping on Etsy, you should take a few seconds to take the Etsy Shopper Survey. They really do want to make the shopping experience as good as possible and feedback will help. It is anticipated that the survey will be live through May 22nd.
We’ve been a bit busy lately and haven’t really had much time to post, but since I have a free moment, I wanted to share the glorious Etsy purchases I’ve made recently. Such a range of marvelous little treasures!
Fantastically adorable gocco-printed felt brooches by Anke Weckmann:
Lovely drawings of things dear to my heart (birds, typewriters AND cupcakes!) by Tabitha Emma:
Amazing vintage paint-by-number horses from BROOKLYNrehab:
We’ve just added our new Father’s Day card to the etsy shop. Owen and I are both really happy with how they turned out. The Father’s Day cards are available as a single card and also in a set with a Mother’s Day card for a little discount.
Just a reminder: Mother’s Day is May 10th and Father’s Day is June 21st.
Special: get 10% off any May etsy order from Design des Troy by mentioning you read theexpertsagree.
I just wanted to share the amazingly enchanting monogram cross stitch that I just received from Erin at treefox. I am completely in love with it! Erin has the loveliest shop, filled with wonderful cross-stitched designs. I am so excited to find a home in my home worthy of something so precious.
Many cultures have many different names for the art of cut paper: Scherenschnitte (German), Kirie (Japanese), Sanjhi (Indian) and Papel Picado (Mexican) are just a few. In honor of etsy day and my love of silhouettes, I’ve chosen some papercuttings that range from semi-traditional and folky to super-intricate and modern. All of these amazingly delicate works of art are cut by hand.
Row 1: papercutdiecut, Papercuts by Joe
Row 2: Miss Macau, papercutdiecut
Row 3: Pen and Paper, Tina Tarnoff
Row 4: MyPaperCutting, Lisa Loo
Row 5: Arabesque Arts By Darcy, olympicsparrer88
Row 6: vanillarp, Jenny Lee Fowler
* Typically we wouldn’t include our own products in one of these Etsy features, but we are all so into woodgrain that we just had to.
I love having a shop on etsy, but, as anyone who sells on etsy will tell you, it requires a fair amount of work to do it sucessfully. If you have an etsy shop and need a little help, or if you are thinking about starting an etsy shop, I highly recommend checking out the links below.
The Ultimate Newbie Guide
This newbie guide from sagittariusgallery just had its second anniversary in the forums. It is an amazing resource for new sellers and buyers on etsy. It has links to tons of useful forum posts on topics from uploading a shop banner to tracking views in Google Analytics to tips on photography.
The Etsy Seller’s Handbook
The Etsy Seller’s Handbook is an index of all of the How-To posts from Etsy’s blog, The Storque. The Storque is a great reference in general, but the articles linked from the Seller’s Handbook seem particularly useful. There are articles not only on the basics of selling on etsy, but but also on topics like marketing and pricing.
I think the name explains it all. It is a user-contibuted wiki for all things etsy-related.
I look at the Heart-o-Matic all the time. It is a super convenient way to see if your shop or items have any new hearts. Craftcult has also recently added an area where you can see if any of your items have been featured on the front page, on the Storque or any of the Gift Guides.
Craftopolis is another great tool similar to the Heart-o-Matic. It tells you if you are featured in any treasuries (including treasury west).
Modish Biz Tips
If you read design blogs, chances are pretty good the you’ve read Modish, from blogger Jena Coray. But you may not know that Jena also has a business blog, Modish Biz Tips. Modish Biz Tips has, as the name would suggest, a ton of great business tips for creative small-business owners. They are launching a new monthly feature called The Etsy Way, which will be written by Shannon Riffe and will feature etsy selling and marketing tips.
The Bakery is a firm owned by Jaime Derringer and Erin Loechner that helps small businesses with a variety of business needs like marketing, blog development and PR. I haven’t used them, but their blog has a number of uesful business related articles and they also have an etsy shop which sells a printed manual for selling on Etsy.
If there are any sites/links that have been of particular help to you, please post them in the comments below.
Please note, The Experts Agree is not responsible for the content on any of the sites mentioned above. None of the above sites, with the exception of the Storque, is affiliated with Etsy.com.
Everyone seems to be mad for plaid these days. I’m a sucker for intersecting stripes, so please enjoy just a few finds from Etsy. If you do, I’ll be ever so glad.
For the past few days, I haven’t had a moment to breathe, let alone post something. But when my amazing new succulents arrived yesterday from Monkeys Always Look, I was so happy, I had to share.
The one that looks like a heart split down the middle belongs to the Argyroderma (meaning “silver skin”) genus, and is commonly referred to as a “living stone.” The other plant (that looks to me like a bunch of little sea snakes swimming together) is known as “baby toes” (genus Fenestraria meaning “window”).
I am absolutely in love with them.
Owen and I are members of the etsy team Etsy Greetings. It is a pretty active group of greeting card designers. One of the things I like most about selling on etsy is the sense of community and support you feel from other sellers. Etsy teams are a really great way to help build those connections.
To view a complete list of cards from the participating shops, click here. Participating shops will be using this avatar, so they are easier to identify.
It’s no mystery why Russian nesting dolls are as popular as they are. Check out some of these great finds from etsy:
I wanted to have a supermodel photo shoot with the two new Blythe dresses that I just received from pomme-pomme, but I sadly haven’t had the daylight to do it. Unfortunately, these photos don’t do them justice, but I just had to share as soon as I could. They are so crazy adorable and well-made, I absolutely wish they came in my size.