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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Creepiest Time of the Year

I love Halloween. It's one of the few holidays I actually look forward to. And it's just over a month away...

Letter Beads
Letter Beads by This and That Crafter

I can hardly contain my enthusiasm. The shops already have their Halloween things out. As do our fellow teammates...

Black Textured Monster Hood
Monster Hood by EmoSeal Creations

And I think I should probably break out my needles and knit something season appropriate. One of these days. I can look to my fellow teammates for inspiration.

Brainy Beanie - Crochet
Brainy Beanie by The Enchanted Square

Or I can drool over the jewelry--a craft that I do not have the skills for...

LIMITED EDITION Dia des los muertos sugar skull woman pendant Halloween necklace
Dia des los Muertos Pendant by Delicate Industry

Sugar skull triple strand bracelet, Sugar skull bracelet, Halloween jewelry
Sugar Skull Triple Strand Bracelet by Micheladas Musings

Halloween Spiders Lair Necklace
Spiders Lair Necklace by whimsicals

Yep, I'm looking forward to October. There's so much to enjoy.

Children's Halloween Greeting Card - Witch, Frankenstein and Mummy - Handmade Paper Card for Kids
Halloween Greeting Card by Sophie n Me

And if you've enjoyed this sampling, make sure to check out the team collection...

Friday, September 19, 2014

New Team Page on Etsy

A new feature on Etsy, the Team Page, was launched a few days ago.

Each team was able to apply for one page and use it to promote team member products. It is a user-friendly platform that will help our team create one-of-a-kind shopping collections to promote to buyers. It looks similar to Pinterest but is on Etsy's site. Like a blog or website, our Team Page has a unique URL that we can share with anyone.

We have over 20 collections so far. Like Wedding Bells:

Bag It:

Trick or Treat:

and California Proud:

There is no limit to how many items can be in a collection. We are limited to 35 collections at this time. In the future Etsy will probably increase this number. This is a great way to share more of what our team has to offer in one place. Our collections on our Team Page showcase our group’s products in an organized, “shoppable” way that buyers hopefully will love to browse.

Please share/post our team page on any of your social websites to help promote our team.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I asked the team to show me what made them think of September. (Okay, as a theme it's kind of lacking, but it's been hot and that does something to my brain.) Here's what they had.

DTailsULike says:
I love fall colors, the yellows, orange, inspire me to create and enjoy nature. My favorite holiday is thanksgiving because I can use all the colors and stop and appreciate all the good things I had during the year.
Handmade Orange Beaded Bracelet with glass beads Fall Jewelry for her
Handmade Orange Beaded Bracelet

Beginning of Fall reminds me of scarf weather, tote bags for back to school and getting organized for the holidays.  
For Thanksgiving, we are thinking of taking a family trip up the California coast by train all the way to Portland to stay with friends.  
For my shop, I'm planning to design hand printed coasters out of vinyl leather scraps that I use for my mirrors....they will be white, brown, black and hand printed in festive gold inks! Hoping to have some sample pics soon....

Beginning of Fall reminds me of changing colors of the leaves, the rich hues of orange, red, yellow.... 
Shorter days and long cozy nights sitting at my work bench late at night with a cup of hot chocolate and a blanket over my knees! 
Hustle and bustle of the holiday, dinners and family!!!
Handmade copper and agate necklace, stone necklace, agate necklace, copper necklace, metal necklace, unisex necklace
Handmade Copper and Agate Necklace

Dprintsclayful says:
September reminds me of the coming holidays and all the fabulous food. I like to create cinnamon sugar cookies and love to grate cinnamon sticks with my ceramic grater and have the fresh cinnamon take over the whole room.
Garlic Grater made from Ceramic, Kitchen Grater, Have A Grate Day
Garlic Grater

What makes you think of September?