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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Christmas in July

No, it's not too early to start planning for Christmas. Some people do their shopping year round. And now there's less than five months left!

The team has some things to help you get a jump start. 

From Pink Pianos
Each set of 3 tea towels is made from highly absorbent cotton linen and has been artfully hand-dyed using the ancient Japanese Art of Shibori. No 2 towels are alike, and your set will include 3 distinct patterns. These make great gifts and can be gifted individually or as a set. Fantastic for a teacher, friend or family member that enjoys time in the kitchen. 
Hand-dyed Set of Linen Shibori Tea Towels
Hand-dyed Set of Linen Shibori Tea Towels

Toddler Duvet Cover and Pillowcase. Toddler bed. Duvet Set in Blue. Baby shower gift. Childrens Room. Nursery.
Toddler Duvet Cover and Pillowcase

From The Crafty Nana:
Love these Christmas Stockings that can double as a gift holder for a new baby (at least in my mind).

Christmas Stocking, Hiking Boot, Handmade
Christmas Stocking, Hiking Boot

Christmas Stocking, Handmade, Mary Jane
Christmas Stocking, Mary Jane

And from annie k designs
You can never start too early shopping for Christmas holiday decor. I offer a wide variety of novelty tree skirts with my specialty being animals. 
First up is a Yorkie tree skirt:
Yorkshire Terrier Christmas Tree Skirt, Yorkie Tree Skirt, Dog Lover Tree Skirt, Red Christmas Tree Skirt
Yorkshire Terrier Christmas Tree Skirt

Second, knowing how stressful the holidays are and generally on the cold or chilly side, here's a wonderful u-shaped neck wrap to wrap yourself in organic French lavender to take away the winter blues or the woes of holiday shopping. 

Floral and Dragonfly U Shaped Flax Seed Hot/Cold Pack, Dragonfly Flax Seed Cotton Hot Pack, Microwaveable Hot Pack, Cold Pack, Handmade
Floral and Dragonfly U Shaped Flax Seed Hot/Cold Pack

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July

A few red, white, & blue things from the team.

From annie k designs:
I love the 4th of July! I have been privileged to have so many picnics with family and friends on this great holiday and see fireworks in many parts of this great country. All pale in comparison to seeing fireworks with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop. 
Americana Wristlet, Red and Blue Stars Wristlet, Patriotic Wristlet, iPhone6+, Samsung 5/6 Carryall Wristlet
Americana Wristlet

And a few other items...

Fourth of July Handpainted Silk Scarf in Red, White and Blue
Fourth of July Handpainted Silk Scarf by Ocean Avenue Silks

Red White and Blue Tutu - Patriotic- Girls, Toddlers, Infants Photo Prop or Just for Fun
Red White and Blue Tutu by Too Too Kute

NEW!! Wonder Woman inspired - blue stars pillow case dress.  4th of July stars dress. Patriotic dress
Wonder Woman inspired - blue stars pillow case dress by 100acreCo

Blue ivory stripe dish towel
Blue ivory stripe dish towel by Leah's Heart

Americana Peace Crane Christmas Ornament Wedding Cake Topper Party Favor Origami  Paper Bird Occupy Liberation Patriot USA Please VOTE
Americana Peace Crane by localcolorist

PDF Crochet Pattern- Patriotic Wine Bottle Topper
Patriotic Wine Bottle Topper by Christina's Yarn Crafts

We hope you have a happy 4th.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Article Roundup

There've been quite a bit of Etsy news this month, with management shakeups and the usual SEO changes. A few stories you might have missed:

From the Etsy Sellers Handbook: They're trying to improve our customers' buying experience.

Etsy fixed an issue with multi-shop checkout.

Etsy's shopper protections are undergoing a new test.

You can create a custom website via Pattern.

If you have products in Home and Living, there's an experiment with attributes.

Color variations. Should you do one listing or list each color separately? A breakdown.

Check your return policy. One Etsy seller lost $386 when her return policy was changed without her noticing.

If you're in L.A. or nearby, check out team member Hilary L. Hahn's Shibori Fabrics Workshop on July 9th. More info on the workshop can be found here.

Sellers aren't really liking the new stats.

The new default for new listings is for automatic renewals (rather than manual). If you prefer manual relisting, keep an eye out.

Corporate headquarters is laying off employees. And reorganizing its workforce.

Some tests and changes in Etsy search.

Summer is a good time for a marketing checkup. But just remember, it is against Etsy policy to collect email addresses for marketing purposes (as is suggested in the article).

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Old Favorites

For today's blog post, I asked the team to show off something from each of their shops that may have been overlooked. Here's what they came up with...

From Keikeaux:
This druzy gemstone sparkles like sugar! The long sturdy chain makes this an easy go-to statement piece. 
Gemstone Neckace, Druzy Necklace, Druzy Agate Necklace, Raw Gemstone Jewelry
Druzy Agate Necklace

From Sferra Designs:
Gorgeous amethyst and sterling silver earrings featuring trapezoidal faceted amethysts, unique and show stopping. 
Amethyst Earrings in Sterling Silver, February Birthstone, Amethyst Dangle, Purple, Gems, Plum Grape Violet, February Birthday, Semiprecious
Amethyst Earrings in Sterling Silver

From Allie's Adornments
I don't normally put items on sale but the prices on these have been reduced. Both made with Victorian black glass buttons that are over 120 years old.
SALE Birds, Antique BUTTON  bracelet, Victorian glass with flowers in red & black. 7.5" one-of-a-kind jewellery. Price reduced.
Antique BUTTON bracelet
SALE Antique BUTTON locket necklace, Victorian shooting star on gold. Price reduced.
Antique BUTTON locket necklace

From Nans Glam:
This is a one of a kind aqua and brown necklace that was featured in Jewelry Affaire Magazine, July 1, 2012. It is abalone and amazonite with copper. I collaborated with Becke of OceanAvenueSilks who provided the hand painted 1" silk ribbon which she designed to go with my beach themed necklace.
Abalone Statement Necklace, Multi Strand, Ribbon Necklace, Summer Necklace, OOAK
Abalone Statement Necklace

From Zizi Rho Designs:
This little thing is perfect for keeping your smartphone in your purse or hanging it on your wrist...
Knit Cell Phone Purse with Strap ~ Smartphone Cozy Case
Knit Cell Phone Purse with Strap

What have you been overlooking lately?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

For Mom

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th. Have you gotten your mom something special?

If you're looking for ideas, look no further. Our team has some great pieces that'll make your mom feel special.

From ohmay:
Show Mom some love. Wrap her in this soft gorgeous handknit scarf.....
Merino Mohair Skinny Triangle Shawl Style Scarf Neckwrap with Beads  -  Periwinkle, Brown, Green and White Mochi
Merino Mohair Skinny Triangle Shawl

From Ocean Avenue Silks:
A luxurious silk scarf! The perfect Mother's Day gift!
Give mom a mini spa experience with a French lavender eye pillow and hot cold pack.
Tula Pink Rabbit Hot/Cold Pack and Eye Pillow Set, Organic French Lavender and Flax Seed Coordinating Hot/Cold Pack and Eye Pillow
Tula Pink Rabbit Hot/Cold Pack and Eye Pillow Set

Make Mom's everyday correspondence a lot more fun
Friendship cards (4) handmade set happy colorful heat-embossed ink wash stationery paper greeting party supplies
Friendship cards

Mom will love these real amethyst and sterling earrings, classic and royal...just like Mom!
Amethyst Earrings Sterling Silver Crystal Ball Purple Natural Stone Semiprecious Microfaceted
Amethyst Earrings

From Nans Glam
Show mom and daughter some love with this "Mother Daughter Heart Hoop earring set. Pick your size!
Rose Gold Heart Earrings, Mother Daughter Jewelry, Mother’s Day, Love, 2 Pairs
Rose Gold Heart Earrings

Even fur babies like to show appreciation for moms...
Custom Pet Portrait - Custom Dog Portrait -Oil Painting from your Photo - Portraits by NC
Custom Pet Portrait

Bunnies are a new mom's best friend!
1980's Fisher Price Bunny blanket replica in solid yellow fleece
1980's Fisher Price Bunny blanket replica

We hope you found something perfect for your mom (or yourself!). 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Searching for a T-Shirt

It's March, which means I'm in the market for a t-shirt for my brother's birthday. What do my fellow team makers have available?

KEEP FIGHTING or FRAK Off Battlestar Galactica Keep Calm T-shirt
KEEP FIGHTING or FRAK Off Battlestar Galactica T-shirt by Sloth Art

SALE! Monsters Adult Tshirt, we live under your bed, fun gift
Monsters Adult T-shirt by Little Smarty Pantz 

T-shirts as expected. But the search term "tshirt" also picks up a couple other interesting choices... 

Like, I did not expect to find a messenger bag, although this is an interesting choice.

Messenger Bag, Auto Body Shop
Messenger Bag, Auto Body Shop by Merah Muda

I wonder what this is going to smell like...

Whipped Soap My Boyfriends Tshirt Creme Fraiche Vegan 2 oz Sample Size
My Boyfriends T-shirt Creme Fraiche by savor

Not something my brother would enjoy, but here's something really cute for a little girl...

Lavender long sleeve t-shirt dress for girls with flower skirt. Flower print: blue, red, orange, white, orange and lavender flowers
Lavender long sleeve t-shirt dress by 100acreCo

An eclectic mix. Have you ever found an interesting item when searching out something else? Have you ever considered adding t-shirts to your line? 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MEET THE OWNER OF 100acreCo Anita Sparks

Anita Sparks

Anita Sparks owner of


Handmade in the USA toddler clothes & baby products
Mill Valley, California

Limited Release Clothing · Handmade in the USA

Welcome to my shop! 100 Acre was started as response to find unique, original, and versatile American made products. My store name is inspired by both my favorite children’s story and Mill Valley, CA. My wonderful husband, beautiful baby boy and I have the pleasure to live at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, surrounded by magnificent redwood forests on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

My love of crafting and sewing were taught to me by my Grandma since I was a little girl. When I moved to California she gave me a new sewing machine, this store and my passion for sewing are dedicated to her. My creations are meant to be versatile, especially the reversible dresses. These dresses are meant to be worn year round and can be dressed up or down.

Moving to Mill Valley has made me appreciate nature and simplicity more than ever before. However we are also surrounded by the most innovative and creative ideas that you could only find in the San Francisco bay area. Hence, the fabrics I choose are a mix of modern, classic and fun. They are meant to be simple and beautiful. My look is fashion forward without being trendy - in a word: Timeless. In addition, my creations are limited release so any item you purchase is unique and original. Finally, all my items are handmade in Mill Valley, CA.

My husband, family and friends have been outstanding supporting me in this new role. Previous to having a family I worked at major university doing agricultural research for 10 years. Now I’m a full time mom and wife. My goal is to continue to introduce new designs and products. Thank you so much for taking a moment to stop by my shop.

Always grateful,


PS. If you like what you see please be sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and my website which is launching soon.