Hey all – a process that is used to deactivate accounts has hit a small number of them by mistake. You may have received an email about your account being deactivated. We’re working on fixing this now, and will let you know when it’s all clear!
UPDATE: the accounts that were deactivated are now re-activated. Sorry about this. Yet to re-activate are Circles and Teams membership on those accounts, those are being worked on now. Also, as a side-effect of this, some databases are running a bit hot and so you may see a few hiccups.
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!
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.”
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 email@example.com.
Do you have a special event coming up? A wedding or baby shower, perhaps? Well, you’re in luck! Registry website MyRegistry.com 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 TheThingsIWant.com. Another great registry site. And I really do like waffles, just not too many waffles.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!