Tuesday, September 13, 2011

OlyTeam Treasury Challenge #8 "Nesting"

Hello, what a fantastic day this is turning out to be. The sky is slightly grey and the slightest of breezes is gently dancing through my windows carrying with it the hint of a crisp fall chill! Man I love this time of year. I can't wait to dig out my Ugg's and get all bundled up in my winter gear!!!
Today I'm going to be sharing with you my latest treasury that I have put together for the team treasury challenge hosted by one of my Etsy groups. It is a local team for Olympia and surrounding areas and we have a treasury challenge up to 4 times a month. At the end of each challenge we vote for our favorite and the winner gets to be featured on the team blog! Then they get a mandatory feature in each treasury curated in the next team challenge. So the winner for last weeks challenge was our very own misschristiana @ http://www.misschristiana.etsy.com/ and www.facebook.com/olympiahandmade ... please feel free to stop by and give her a "like" and check out some of her handmade crochet lovelies. As last weeks winner, all treasuries for our current challenge must contain one item from her shop. The theme for this week is "Nesting" and this is my take on the theme with a fabulous crochet throw blanket from misschristiana herself, I hope you enjoy...

Please take a moment to stop by and show my treasury some love!!!!

Alright other than treasury lists and team discussions I have been busy gearing up for the coming Make Olympia market!!!! I can't believe it's in just a few more days! I have what seems like a million and one labels to sew into various hats and such. Next time I'll be smart enough to label as I create!

That's all for today, happy happy crafting!!!!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Etsy Group and a Treasury

Good afternoon and welcome! It's been quite a while since I've had a chance to get on here. I've been so very busy preparing for the coming marketplace I'll be participating in on the 17th of this month! For those in the state of Washington or the Pacific Northwest, the market is called Make Olympia and the direct site for this market is http://www.makeolympia.com/. I am so very excited and a little nervous to be a part of this. It is my very first market and has been one of my personal goals to get involved with public markets and local happenings!

Alright, on another note, I recently joined a new team on Etsy called The Etsians of Facebook Team! It is fairly new and already has hundreds of members. This team is really great because they provide a venue for free marketing advise and support for each others Etsy shops and facebook pages. In the few days I have been involved I have seen a 500% increase in traffic, shop hearts and item hearts for my shop. I've even sold a few items that I know would not have reached my customers if not for the exposure this team has generated! Anyone can join, and you don't even have to have a facebook account to become a member. If you are trying to make your way in the world of online sales through the wonderful site known as Etsy, I strongly recommend that you join this team! Here is the direct link to the team Etsy page....

Okay, the next thing I would like to share with you today is this wonderful treasury list that a fellow EOF team member curated featuring my crochet rainbow purse as well as other team member items. Please take a moment to go to this link and click on the little heart next to the listing. The more love we can get the better!

And finally, I would like to share a few pictures of some of my most recent items....

Okay, that is all for today. As always, all items are available for sale through my Etsy shop @ http://www.luvbuzz.etsy.com/!!! Feel free to drop by to share some love. In the future, I am planning on going through all of my new member shops and featuring a few a week to help spread a little of the love and because there is just so much great stuff out there that we miss due to lack of time! Until then, happy happy crafting....