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Intermittent errors while purchasing USPS Shipping Labels

In crafting,Tech Updates on December 14, 2012 by Nicholas Cook Tagged:

(10:39 pm ET) We’re experiencing intermittent errors with Endicia, our USPS postage partner. This may result in shipping label purchase attempts failing. We are looking into the issue.

(11:40pm ET) While we work with our partner to resolve this issue, we’ve temporarily disabled the ability to purchase or refund shipping labels.

(12:16am ET) Our partner is looking into the problem at this time, we hope to have another update shortly.

(12:48am ET) This issues has now been resolved.


Indie Emporium says: we need vendors!

indie emporium

Hey sellers!

Christine of suchprettythings is organizing a craft fair called Indie Emporium, and she needs vendors! The fair is happening in late October in beautiful downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. Christine says:

“Hello Etsy Folk. I’m in the process of organizing a big indie craft show, hopefully with as many etsy sellers as vendors. We’ve got a 20,000 square foot building for the weekend and in addition to the vendors, we will have a fashion show of handmade clothes, 4 or 5 crafting stations throughout the vendor booths, a few workshops / demonstrations (hopefully one by fabulous Jenny Hart!), and a gallery space (plus super fabulous after-parties!).”

For more information on participating, go here!

Posted July 20, 2007 by jallspaw


Makin’ out!

In crafting,Etsy,making,The Etsy Garden on June 29, 2007 by jallspaw

Michigan Street Team

Here’s a big ol’ Etsy shout out to the Michigan Street Team! They’ve been taking the spirit of the Etsy Labs to the streets of Michigan in an attempt to spread the word about Etsy and share their varied skills — not only with other street team members, but the public as well! As Etsy Labs’ own Mary Contrary put it,

“The [Michigan Street Team] ladies promoted the event all over the Etsy forums and in the area to spread the word about the event. What a great way to bring what we are doing here at the Brooklyn Labs to their own area! This is exactly the type of initiative we want you all to be taking with your teams and expanding the Etsy love all over! I KNOW lots of you have been wanting an Etsy Labs in your own area, and this is the perfect way to bring the concept there within your own team!”

M.S.T. members Heidi of Designchic and Danielle of PreciousPups recently organized a skill-sharing event called the “Make-Out Session.” They named it as such because they’d be would be leading skill shares in a focused “session” and, well, making things! As Heidi explains, “Yesterday we had a ‘make-out session’. Taryn from TalkingSquid did an embroidery demo and Danielle did a glass etching demo. [See Alison of PartPencil’s glass below!] It was a lot of fun, (and) I’m hoping that we can do them on a monthly basis.”

Glass etching Michigan

For more pictures from the event, see Danielle’s Flickr, and for additional coverage, see the EtsyLabs blog for cross reference!

P.S. Have you been taking initiatives with your team and setting up events in your area? We’d really love to hear about them, and show them off as examples for other teams! Send your information to


Register for Etsy! No more waffles!

In crafting,Etsy,The Etsy Garden on June 28, 2007 by jallspaw

Pepperina Press card

Do you have a special event coming up? A wedding or baby shower, perhaps? Well, you’re in luck! Registry website allows you to set up an online gift registry for items from any store you want, on or offline — including Etsy! Now you can ask for the gift that you want, from anywhere you want, and make sure you’re getting a rad piece of hand-crafted jewelry instead of a waffle maker. Best of all — I can’t believe I’m even saying this — it’s free. What more could you ask for?

In other registry related news, Etsy baby showers have been going strong! To those that aren’t familiar, I’ll allow ficklefaerie to explain:

[From the forums…]

We hold a baby shower for all the expectant mom’s on Etsy. Usually every three months. Shops that are interested in donating a gift will convo me. They send a baby gift to the mom I assign them. Free of charge completely.The gift you send is totally up to the shop. Last shower we had over 75 shops send gifts to 15 mom’s. Each mom recieved 5 gifts each.

The mom’s have to send me a pic of each gift they recieved and then socaligirl posts the gifts on flickr for everyone to see. Sort of like a big giant treasury. We post as often as we can to get the shops that donated some extra promotion.

Check out the latest Etsy baby shower photos! Shout out to SoCaliGirl for her work compiling the Flickr page.

P.S. Shout out to Pepperina Press for her eye-catching card designs, illustrated above, and to KeikiBoutique for giving us the heads-up on MyRegistry. You’re great!

P.P.S. Also, check out Another great registry site. And I really do like waffles, just not too many waffles.


Go to MY MY’s store opening!

In crafting,Etsy,The Etsy Garden on June 14, 2007 by jallspaw

MY MY's new store!

MY MY’s Taryn Hipp is throwing a big party on Friday, June 15th (TOMORROW!) at 7pm to celebrate the opening of her very first store! If you’re in the Pennsylvania area, you should totally check it out. MY MY’s brick ‘n’ mortar location can be found at 15 Byberry Road in Hatboro, PA. There will be lots of crafty folks, goodie bags, food, drinks and the entire store staff will be in prom attire for the occasion! For a sneak peek of what’s going down at the store and the loads of fun things you can purchase (from over one hundred folks around the world, many Etsians included!), see Taryn’s Flickr. If you need directions, please refer to MY MY’s website. It should be a blast!


Etsy needs your help!

In crafting,Etsy,making,The Etsy Garden on June 12, 2007 by jallspaw

Do you know any talented senior (read: 60 years and up!) Etsy users that don’t necessarily use the forums or read the blogs? If so, we need your help! We’re interested in featuring older Etsians, their shops, and what motivated them to start using Etsy—be it retirement, a lifetime love of crafting or simply a new hobby. We’re collecting these stories for a blogging idea and in order to do a targeted press pitch.

We’re also interested your senior friends, neighbors, and relatives who aren’t necessarily Etsy users, but who are doing interesting things in the world of handmade. If you know anyone who fits that description, pass it on to You can also talk about it in the forums!

Shout out to les Vieux Jours for her cool olden days, reincarnated items. We thought this image went nicely with the theme of the post!