Today I'm introducing you to another Etsy seller's shop and yakking about some Etsy stuff.
A self-described "indiepreneur" from House Springs, Missouri, USA (near St. Louis), Angela has a lovely Etsy shop called Farragio. You can find it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/farragio . She enjoys a variety of crafts, including sewing and quilting. Here's one of the items in her shop, beautifully made and beautifully photographed - a quilted Dora the Explorer kid's backpack.
Isn't it sweet? She also has up-cycled tote bags (from men's shirts - what a great idea!), fabric totes and bags, Christmas card tree ornaments and more. Pop into her shop and have a look. It's worth your time!
On to other things Etsy now. I've discovered how to make Treasuries. Treasuries are collections made by Etsy members of items gathered in a group and published. The items can have a common theme ... or not. Sellers can include their own items ... or not. The Treasury, once published, becomes available on Etsy via the Treasury search on the home page. Treasuries let sellers help promote each other, let buyers see what sellers like, and is another way buyers can search for items they're interested in. Ready to see the Treasuries I've made in the last week? Hope you like them! Follow these links...
First, of course, a Treasury of stunning quilts http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cf04d870d456d91be335644/give-them-a-quilt-to-cuddle-with?index=3
Next, a Treasury of a variety of sapphire blue items (sapphire is my birthstone)
Then, a Treasury of a bunch of Black Labrador dog items (our dog Hugo is a Black Lab X)
And here's a Treasury of purple turtle items, dedicated to my daughter the purple turtle lover
Finally, a Treasury of pig things for my husband the pig collector
Treasuries are fun to make and fun to share!
Etsy introduced a new feature for shop owners (sellers) this week - the Activity Feed. Now sellers can see a bunch of activities that have happened with their shops and items with one click. Items sold, items or shop favorited by other users, who's in their circle (sort of a 'friends' thing), treasuries sellers have been included in, and so on. This is a great feature and I love it. No more digging around the site to find these things, if you could find them at all.
Have you been to the Forums on Etsy? They tend to be more .... ummm .... civilized than the forums on ebay (if you've ever been there, you know what I mean!). Pop over for a cruise through. Not only is it loaded with information on how to use the site, it's also a great place to meet other folks and, if you're an Etsy seller, do some self-promoting (just make sure you self-promote in the right place). Check it out here:
Finally, I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that entering the coupon code PEACOCKPERCENTAGE at checkout will give you 15% off all items in my shop through December 5, 2010. I'm here on Etsy: