The California Crafters Club of Etsy (CCCOE) is a group of independent artists, crafters, & artisans from California who sell their wares on

Sunday, September 14, 2008

2008 Indie Collective Holiday Shopping Guide - Accepting Advertisers

We have some amazing talent here at the 3COE! Why not show it off at The Indie Collective? The Indie Collective - - is now accepting advertisers for our 2008 Holiday Shopping Guide. With over 3000 independent designers and crafters listed in their shopping directory, the Indie Collective continues to be one of the leading online destinations for savvy shoppers in search of the latest offerings from innovative indie designers - like you! And their 2008 Holiday Shopping Guide is set to be the best yet! In this, their 5th year of providing a holiday shopping guide, the Indie Collective Shopping Directory will showcase your wares to shoppers who want something unique and creative to enhance their lives, and to make their holiday season a little brighter. Ready to show off your wares? Sign up today! Visit

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Publication of Event Photos

One thing that helps us remain a cohesive team are the local meet-ups that are organized by our members throughout California. When these events occur people generally submit photos and a short review from and about these gatherings to share with the rest of our members who could not attend due to scheduling or living in another part of the state. Many of these photos are submitted to the blog for publication. Many of you have asked for photos to be published from these events, yet when we do publish them we are getting feedback about how someone is not happy with the photo and it has to be taken off the site. We are unable to accommodate the wishes of all our members when it comes to this particular subject. Amanda and I simply can not keep up with who is comfortable with their likeness being published and who is not, therefor making more work for us maintaining the blog. In the future, if you are attending a CCCOE gathering, please do not pose for any photographs that might be submitted for the blog. Thanks for your cooperation. Heather

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Article Submissions

We need your help! We would like to start featuring art/craft related articles on the blog that have been submitted by our members. We are looking for a variety of submissions that cover almost any topic in the arts and crafts fields. Reviews about art exhibits or concerts, "how-to" articles, medium specific discussions, product reviews that are useful to our members... just about anything. Please submit your articles to Heather or Amanda. We are really excited about these new changes that are taking place. However, we need everyone's cooperation to make them work. Quite a few of the new ideas being implemented have been requested by you our members. So, that means we would like YOU to help in making these new changes be something positive for our CCCOE family.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

CCCOE Member Meet-Up

San Francisco Meet-up: This is who came out for a wonderful day out in SF: Wrenay/Whimsy, Carol/Quirky, Annie/Curbside, Kelly/Tresijas, Alyssa/AlliesAdornments, Wendy/Buttercupbloom, Nancy/Localcolorist, plus Nea and Onyx/TresLocas, a few friends, and a DH.
Wrenay, Kelly, Carol, Wendy and Alyssa went to the Frida Kahlo exhibit at SFMOMA Then they met Localcolorist and CurbsideTreasures at Yerba Buena Gardens for a concert. Then Kelly, Carol, Alyssa, Annie, Nea and Onyx trooped down to the Ferry Building for a sandwich and coffee. Then we all BARTed back home. Thanks to Carol of QuirkyNBerkeley for the info and pictures.

September Monthly Challenge Theme

The change of seasons have special cultural significance worldwide. What are your traditions at this time of change? Show us your Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Rosh Hashanah, Equinox, and any others that I may have forgotten, creations! CCCOE members, It's time to begin working on your entry for the September challenge -- "Fall Traditions". Items will need to be tagged 'CCCOE' and 'septemberchallenge' (one word) so that we can find them and add them to the buyer account favorites and voting thread. Deadline for entry is midnight (Pacific time) September 30. Voting will take place the first week of October. One entry per shop please. When you have your entry listed, please post its title, YOUR SHOP NAME and a link to the entry in this thread. Please copy those already listed and add yours to the bottom of the list. Most of us are offering a 10% or more discount to voters during the week of voting. If you wish to participate in offering a discount please convo VisionQuest with your shop name and amount that you would like to offer. Post your entry for the challenge HERE.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Promo Swap Call!!

To all members! The September Promo Swap is on! Promote yourself and promote others too. Participating on the promo swap gets your name out there, so those who haven't heard about you or seen your products have a chance to see what a great artist you are. You get promoted by your fellow team members and you get to promote them as well. Convo me with any questions and to direct you to know all about the fun swaps! Promos are due to me by Sept. 30th. Let me know you want to be in!