August Design Challenge Winner!

Posted Tuesday, September 02, 2014

August's Design Challenge had the theme "Holiday memories!".
We had lots of lovely entries from our team member but the winning entry with the most votes was...



Your little mermaid will dazzle everyone in her mermaid tail, shell top and crown. Perfect for the first trip to the beach or just for newborn photos, this will be a keepsake to treasure! Take your beach anywhere with the sandy beach blanket surrounded by ocean waves and a starfish on the shore.

Here are some more lovely items from IrishHooksAndYarn.
Baby Lamb hat with pink or blue ears in three sizesFigure Skate booties and an earflap hat available in three sizesApple - Banana  Sacks - buy 3 for Teachers - Dad - cyclists - kids - or Diaper BagPick-your-colors-stocking hat with a long braid for baby up to 24 months
SALE - Memom Slippers for baby - Size 6 to 12 months Ready to Ship FREE in the USGemini cocoon hand-crocheted for two infantsTeam Colors Sweater - Hand-crocheted for babies and children up to size 6SALE - Orange Running Shoes in Newborn to 3 month size - Ready to ship FREE in the US
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Meet Etsy Seller Littlelilybamboo

Posted Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Littlelilybamboo has been selling on Etsy since June 2009, they sell organic bamboo baby towels and wipes! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Organic Bamboo Bandana Drool Bib, Matryoshka DollsOrganic Bamboo Swaddling Blanket, Extra Large, CharcoalOrganic Baby Bamboo Hooded Towel: Teal ElephantsOrganic Bamboo Hooded Bath Towel: Elephants, Toddler Size

What motivated you to start your shop?
It first started when a friend of mine expressed her disappointment at the lack of quality of baby washcloths. I had been looking to start some sort of hobby, so I started looking into it. When I found bamboo fabric online, I knew I had to try it, so ordered a yard and experimented. It just grew from there!

What is the story behind your shop name?
I had been trying to think of a cute name for it, and was coming up blank. One day I was talking to our second daughter Tegan and called her by her nickname, Little Lily (lily is her middle name). As soon as I said it, I knew I had my business name!

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
I was surprised at just how much work one could put into it! I knew it would be lots of work, but between editing photos, perfecting SEO, and writing the perfect descriptions...I'm still miles away from where I want my shop to be! I really do love working on it though...almost as much as I love sewing the products!

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
I've always loved making my towels. I love the creative freedom I have with them, and picking fabrics is always fun!
I just started making cuddle blankets though, and I have to say, I'm falling in love with them quickly!

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
I'm usually pretty competitive with just myself, but I find that on etsy I find it hard not play the comparing game. There are so many great shops out there and sometimes I find that instead of being inspired by them I start to feel discouraged that I'll "never have a shop that nice/successful" (although I know I can build a shop and business that fits me perfectly).

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
I have a passion for babies in general. I know how nervous I was as a new mom, especially when it came to bathing and calming my baby. I wanted to create a business that provides products to help moms with those things. I'm in the process of adding tutorial to my blog for bathing a newborn, swaddling, etc. My current motto is "we make bath time cozy!"

What do you do when you aren't working?
My husband and I have five daughters, and I'm a stay at home mom. We live out in the country, and when we are not doing chores at home, the girls and I love to get together with friends who live near us. We seem to keep ourselves pretty busy!

Littlelilybamboo is offering a 15% discount in her shop. To use the coupon visit her etsy store and enter code "ETSYKIDS15" at checkout. Valid until September 3rd 2014.
Bamboo Hooded Baby Towel: Charcoal DinosBamboo Cloth Wipes, 10 WhiteOrganic Baby Blanket, Bamboo and Organic Cotton, Polka Dots, extra largeOrganic Bamboo Bandana Drool Bib, Blue Trains
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Natural DIY Weed Killer- Round-Up

Posted Monday, August 25, 2014

This Natural Round Up recipe has been all over the internet so I had to try it.  Not only is Round Up expensive but it also has plenty of chemicals in it that I would rather not spray on our lawn that our children and pets play on.  The recipe is easy and uses common household ingredients. Even though I had heard it worked really well I had to see it for myself and I was surprised at how quickly it worked.  

Natural Round Up will kill everything (including grass) so do not spray it on areas with desirable plants or grass.

Recipe and directions:
1 gallon white vinegar
2 cups epson salt ( other recipes called for plain salt so I think you can use either)
1/4 dish soap
empty sprayer
just mix and spray, let it sit a couple of hours( preferably in the sun)
By the end of the day the weeds should be dead-gone!


The left picture is of a weed before I sprayed it and the right picture is a day after I sprayed it!

Dorinda's shop, Raising Green Kids, offers eco-friendly products for your family. Follow her on Facebook and twitter and at her blog.

Treasury Challenge #41 - First day outfits

Posted Saturday, August 23, 2014

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #41 was "First day outfits".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items, but the winner with 184 views is...

NOSTALGIC Back 2 School ROMPER and Bows SET for Girls
$48.84
Girls Peasant Dress ABC Back To School Fall Blue Brown Boutique Clothing By Lucky Lizzy's
$40.00
The Morgan Dress- With Flutter Sleeves in Rainbow Chevron and Polka Dots...Custom, Boutique, sizes 12, 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6, 7
$42.00
Math Flat Front Skirt - Sizes 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Back to School Skirt
$34.00
A "Dork" Able Personalized Shirt, Custom Embroidered and Monogrammed, Perfect Back to School Shirt
$22.00
Girls Size 10 Back to School Peasant Dress One of a Kind Vintage 60s Style
$30.00
PENCIL Scarf --  Handknit Scarf, Unisex Scarf, Back-to-School, Teacher Gift, Chunky Yarn, Whimsical, One-of-a-kind Scarf, Unique Scarf
$27.00
Fall Fun Peasant Dress - Back to School
$45.00
First Day Of School Shirt - First Day of School Dress, Back To School Shirt, Back To School, 1st Day of School, Back To School Outfit
$27.00
Girls Dress, Peasant Dress: Apple of My Eye, Back to School , Choose your Size and Sleeve
$26.00
Back to School Pinwheel Bow - Back to School Hair Bow
$2.50
Back to a School girls dress 4t
$20.00
Back to school Backpack
$15.00
Crayon Box Jon Jon or Jumper Personalized
$40.00
LiliBug Back To School Red Apple Hair Clip
$6.50
toddler plaid salmon colored dress 3T EtsyKids Team Back to School
$37.00
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Thank you Audreyroseboutique for creating such a lovely treasury!

Audreyroseboutique sells lovely girls dresses and outfits. We love their back to school Hello Kitty skirt . Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.

August Design Challenge. It's time to Vote!

Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

For August our Design Challenge theme was "Holiday memories!"
We have lots of lovely entries from our team members, browse down and vote for your favourite item!
Voting is open until 27th August.

Meet Etsy Seller Cutencurlybowtique

Posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014


CuteNCurlyBowtique has been selling on Etsy since December 2011, they sell beautiful hair accessories in lots of lovely colours! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Cupcake Hair bow Girls Pink Purple White Birthday Bows BabyPurple Mini Witch Hat Fascinator Girls HalloweenPatriotic Girls Headband Red White Blue Flower BabyBack to School Hair bow Girls Pink Purple Pola Dot Diva Bows

What motivated you to start your shop?
My daughter! I was always looking for unique, one of a kind hair accessories for her.

What is the story behind your shop name?
My daughter again! Her cute curly hair is the inspiration behind the name. :)

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
What surprised me the most is the community on Etsy. Which is a wonderful surprise! And I never thought I would be spending so much time editing pictures of hair bows! LOL

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
It's very hard to pick just one, I love creating everything in my shop. But these little mini witch hat fascinators were so fun and time consuming but so worth it!

What do you do when you aren't working?
When I'm not working on hair accessories for my etsy shop, I generally spend quality time with my family. I also work full time and when I get the chance I like to read.

CuteNCurlyBowtique is offering a 10% discount in her shop. To use the coupon visit her etsy store and enter code "ETSYKIDSTEAM" at checkout. Valid until August 31st 2014.


Pink Lime Green Hair bow Girls Polka Dot BowsDorothy Girls Hair bow Blue White Red Wizard of Oz CostumeDaisy Girls Hair bow Yellow White Set Baby Girl BowsPumpkin Hair bows Girls Orange White Polka Dots
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Treasury Challenge #40 - Back to School

Posted Saturday, August 09, 2014

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #40 was "Back to School".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items, but the winner with a whooping 262 views is...

Educational Childrens Alphabet Snake Wooden 3d Puzzle Waldorf Puzzle
$35.00
Building Blocks, Painted Brights, All Natural, Eco Friendly, Poplar Wood, Set of 25
$40.00
Bloomed flower pencil topper upick colors
$2.00
Back to School Class of First Day of School Custom Personalized Shirt - MADE TO ORDER
$23.00
CLASSROOM WINDOW CURTAIN custom made for Teachers
$20.00
Pixel Map 'Colors of the World' Art Print 20 x 30 // Modern World Map // Modern Art Decor // Map Art // 8 bit Pixels // Digital Print
$78.90
Flower Crayon Wallet, Yellow and Green Retro Flowers, Toddler Activity Book, Crayon Roll, Children's Toy, Soft Toy, Kids Toy, Art Toy
$14.00
Sample Sale Back to School Shirt Bus
$15.00
Back to school Pencil roll - red numbers fabric - children gift, birthday gifts
$25.00
Custom Boutique 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade Rocks Pencil Appliqued Tee
$22.00
Red Hat Robot Knit Hat For the Kids in a galaxy far far away Red Off White and Grey Organic Cotton
$22.00
Reusable Sandwich Bag - 1 bag in Michael Miller Rock Star
$6.00
Teens OOAK Utilitarian Striped Patchwork Shirt and Cap Set Size Adult Small Clothing for Boys Clothing for Teens
$45.00
Story Box, Story Starters, Bedtime Stories, Storytime, Storytelling, Teaching Resources, Homeschool, Preschool Early Literacy, Story Time
$17.99
Girls Purse, Childs Purse, Dr Seuss Purse, Birthday Party Favor, Stripwork Purse
$15.00
Gadget Case for iPhone iPod Kindle Tablet Smartphone PDF eBook pattern INSTANT DOWNLOAD
$5.00
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Thank you YourAngelsAvenue for creating such a lovely treasury!

YourAngelsAvenue makes a beautiful dresses and outfits for kids. We love their Baby Girls/Toddler Girls Butterfly Knot Twirly Dress. Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.


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