February Design Challenge Winner!

Posted Monday, March 02, 2015

February's Design Challenge had the theme "You are my sunshine".
We had lots of lovely entries from our team member but the winning entry with the most votes was...


Pair of white enameled bobby pins decorated with buttons featuring yellow sunflowers/black-eyed susans with green leaves

Here are some more lovely items from ThatsTheCutestThing. 
Photo Prop Flower Bonnet, Crochet Pink Petals with Green Leaf Ties, Newborn Photo Prop Bonnet Baby Flower Hat, Newborn to 3 Month SizeApple Hat, Red Knit with Rolled Brim and Green Leaf, Knit Red Apple Hat Red Apple Beanie, Newborn to Small Child Size (Item 387/524/930/---)Flower Button Bobby Pins, Pink Red Aqua Purple with Pearl Center, Button Flower Bobby Pin Set Rainbow Flower Bobby Pins (Item 1257)Photo Prop Elf Hat, Knit Striped with Tassel, Custom Order Boys Elf Hat Knit Baby Boy Stocking Hat Baby Boy Elf Hat Prop Hat, Newborn Size
Valentine's Day Bobby Pins, Vintage Buttons Red Heart White Stacked, Valentine's Day Bobby Pin Set Red Heart Button Bobby Pins (Item 699)Button Cloche Baby Hat, Knit Beanie in Pink Aqua Orange Yellow, Pastel Knit Baby Hat Newborn Cloche Hat, Newborn to 3 Month Size (Item 892)Newborn Photo Prop Blanket Mat, Blue Knit Pom Pom Textured Prop Blanket Newborn Boy Photo Prop Mat Blue Photo Prop Blanket, Custom OrderBunny Photo Prop Set, Bunny Ears Hat with Braids and Adjustable Diaper Cover, Newborn Photography Custom Order, Newborn Size (Item 1033)
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Meet Etsy Seller PixieBearParty

Posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Today we would like to introduce you to
Etsy shop PixieBearParty

PixieBearParty has been selling on Etsy since October 2013, they sell colourful birthday party decorations, invitations and printables. Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Mermaid Party - Mermaid Birthday - Under the Sea Mermaid - Party Decorations - Little Mermaid Birthday - First Birthday (Instant Download)Baseball Invitation - Baseball Party Invitation - Baseball Birthday Invitation - Baseball Ticket Invitation - Printable (Instant Download)Owl Birthday - Owl Party - Owl Birthday Printables - Owl Party Printables - Girl or Boy Owl Birthday Decorations (Instant Download)Rainbow Party Invitation - Rainbow Birthday Invitation - Rainbow Invitation Printable - Rainbow Editable Invitation (Instant Download)

What motivated you to start your shop?
I design cute and colorful party printable packages for children's birthdays and holiday parties.
My main motivation for starting my online business was that I wanted to build an income source which will enable me to work from home and spend time with my (future) children. I love graphic design, cartoons and lots of colors, and wanted to create something very cute and colorful for children. Designing digital party packages was the perfect fit for me.

What is the story behind your shop name?
Since Pixiebear is a printables shop for children's parties I wanted the name to represent something from my childhood. The name 'Pixiebear' combines two of my favorite things as a child (and to this day!) - Magical Fairy Creatures and Teddy Bears :)

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
When I opened my online shop, even though I knew there was a possibility for it to reach customers from anywhere in the globe, it still surprised me.
I am happy to see that people from countries very far from mine are purchasing my party printables and it is always a nice surprise. Since I sell digital files there are no shipping limitations and my files have reached many corners of the world. I love the fact that customers worldwide are enjoying my designs.

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
One of my favorite party packages which I particularly enjoyed designing was the Rock Star themed birthday party. I loved going back to when I was a child dreaming of one day becoming a famous rock star (who hasn't done that, right?) and using those fun memories in the design process.

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
I think marketing my shop outside of Etsy and driving traffic to it from sources other than the internal search on Etsy has been my biggest challenge so far. This year I want to put a greater emphasis on collaborating with blogs in order to extend the reach of my shop. I believe these sorts of collaborations can be of great value to everyone involved – the blogger, the blog readers and me. If you are reading this and would like to collaborate with me – I'd love to hear from you :)

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
My party printables are designed with independent savvy moms (and dads!) in mind. I want to create a time-saving solution for busy moms who value great design. In my party packages I aim to offer these moms a simple and easy way to create a beautiful, memorable party for their child.

What do you do when you aren't working?
When not working I love to take long walks with my husband and our dog, spend time with my family and travel the world.

Anything else you'd like to tell us or share?
I hope my work will inspire you to create beautiful parties of your own. If you'd like more inspiration and party design ideas I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter and follow me:
Subscribe - http://eepurl.com/HyqrL
Pixiebear on Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/pixiebearparty/
Pixiebear on Facebook - www.facebook.com/pixiebearparty
Blog (coming soon!) - www.pixiebear.com
If you'd like to collaborate with me, drop me a line at: noa@pixiebear.com :)

PixieBearPartyis offering a 25% discount in her shop. To use the coupon visit her etsy store and enter code "HAPPY25PARTY" at checkout. Valid until March 4th 2015.

Rainbow Birthday - Rainbow Party - Rainbow Birthday Printables - Rainbow Party Printables - Birthday Decorations (Instant Download)Puppy Invitation - Puppy Party Invitation - Puppy Birthday Invitation - Dog Birthday - Dog Party - Puppy Invitation (Instant Download)Soccer Party - Soccer Birthday - Kids Soccer Party - Printable Soccer Birthday - Soccer Printables - Soccer Decorations (Instant Download)Rock Star Birthday - Rockstar Party - Rockstar Birthday Decorations - Rock Star Party Printables - Rock Party Decorations (Instant Download)
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Treasury Challenge #54 - It's a zoo in here!

Posted Sunday, February 22, 2015

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #54 was "It's a zoo in here!".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items, but the winner with a whooping 156 views is...


It's a zoo in here! 
Cute animals for kids!

ON SALE Fox Art print, personalized wall art, DIGITAL or Printed, nursery print, custom art print, kids wall art by Prettygrafik - Wa100
$4.50
Wearable Art, Red Owl Pendant with necklace, original acrylic painting under glass, mini art, NOT A PRINT
$28.00
Stuffed toy animal - Fox - Animal doll Fox
€18.00
Baby Bib - WHALES Minky Bib - Baby Boy
$8.00
Monkey Wall Decal - Swinging Monkey on Vine Jungle Wall Decal - Baby Girl Monkey Nursery Wall Decal Sticker - Tree Decal Reusable  - CHH
$69.99
Bird mobile - baby mobile - yellow, blue, green and pink - nursery decor - MADE TO ORDER
$130.00
Elephant Umbrella Kids Decor nursery art baby shower orange aqua
$28.00
decorative throw pillow for kids room with orange miss cat - 12 inch / 30 cm
€28.00
Wheat Baby Lion Leather Moks
$33.00
Giraffe Stuffed Toy, Felt giraffe decor, Nursery decor, Baby nursery decor, Kids art, Kids room decor,
$25.00
Easter, rabbit, WALDORF TOY BUNNY / Rabbit, Woodland animals  / Handmade Wooden Toy Waldorf Inspired
$8.00
Gold Egg Cozies - Set of 2 Hens that Decorative Hold Soft Boiled Eggs
$20.00
Children's Woodland Animal FOX Felt Mask
$12.50
Grizzly Bear Pill Box - Grizzly Bear Vitamin Box - Bear Wood Ring Box - Bear theme Box - Woodland wedding ring Box
$8.95
This Little Turkey is going To Be a Big Cousin Big Brother Turkey Thanksgiving  Personalized Due Date Shirt Sibling Announcement  Shirt
$14.00
Eco-friendly Snake Alphabet Puzzle, hand-crafted of wood and non-toxic paints... Encourages fine motor and letter recognition skills...
$24.95
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Thank you maneleDeco for creating such a lovely treasury!

maneleDeco sells colourful modern kids items such as storage boxes, wall art and pillows. This foxy storage box is a perfect match for this treasury! Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.


February Design Challenge. It's time to Vote!

Posted Saturday, February 21, 2015

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

Meet Etsy Seller PinkNounou

Posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Today we would like to introduce you to
Etsy shop PinkNounou

PinkNounou has been selling on Etsy since September 2009, they sell beautiful softies, dolls, baby goods & paper products! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

pillow doll with children's fairytale on the back for nursery roomdecorative throw pillow for kids room with polar bear & leaves wreath in gray - 12 inch / 30 cmhandmade rag doll Elvira - yellow hair with pompons & brown skirtfabric baby bird rattle - in red and gray

What motivated you to start your shop?
In the last few years the work I was doing as a graphic designer wasn’t fulfilling me, I needed to do something more creative and more “hand made” (a computer is a very useful tool but...) - and I loved fabrics, and also started to discover the work of other artists... All this together with my always and constant love for kids design and illustration lead me to start working on creating and designing my own line of products and showing them to the world through my shop.

What is the story behind your shop name?
My shop (brand) name is an abbreviation of the name of my daughter, together with a color - just simply that ;)

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
Sending my products to far away countries and the positive feedback.

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
I really like to make my bibs that have a tale. Also the pillow dolls with classic fairytales - I enjoy children's tales so much so I love working around these kind of products! My daughter also loves them ;) and thats an extra motivation!
And love making the one-of-a-kind soft toys.

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
My soft toys (and all other products...) are the result of my passion about good design, illustration, children storybooks and fabrics.
I want to make toys that children can play and cuddle and will mean something special in their childhood. So that's why my collections are only in limited numbers and many are one-of-a-kind creations.
I'm a strong believer in good quality, not only in the design, but also on the materials and what you do with them in the end.

What do you do when you aren't working?
These days I do things mostly that my small daughter also enjoys and can participate - we do crafty things in our house, cook, or go to the park, in the summer we go to the beach - we both love that!
Sometimes when I'm tired I like to just sit on my couch and see a good movie.

decorative throw pillow for kids room with gray elephant - 12 inch / 30 cmfabric baby rattle "Mr Mushroom" - in redbaby bib Once Upon a Time... Little Red Riding Hood tale (baby girl) - red & pinkcanvas zipper cosmetic pouch "Smile" quote in gray and yellow with flower / Valentine's gift
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Meet Etsy Seller HazardBaby

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Today we would like to introduce you to
Etsy shop HazardBaby

HazardBaby has been selling on Etsy since July 2014, they sell humorous infant onesies, toddler t-shirts, rompers, and bibs printed with warning signs on them. Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Baby Rompers. Caution: Handle with CareToddler T-Shirt. Danger: Flying ObjectsBaby Onesie. Warning: If odor detected contact professional service providerToddler T-Shirt. Attention: Fragile Contents

What motivated you to start your shop?
Originally from Princeton, NJ, I attended The University of Vermont where I graduated with a degree in Integrated Natural Resources.  After four years of working with the US Forest Service, my husband and I started a Country Store/Cider Mill business, while my husband, quite accidentally, began growing a masonry business.  After our first daughter was born, we re-evaluated our priorities and sold the store to focus on our new family and the masonry business.  Fast forward several years, with my two girls in school, I was beginning to look at my work options when the idea for Hazard Baby came along....

What is the story behind your shop name?
Hazard Baby was born at a propane filling station with a rented VW Camper Bus on a family tour of the Utah National Forests in 2011.  The warning label on the propane tank asked us to alert an official if we noticed an odor.  We decided that this warning also applied to babies!  We quickly realized that a great many warning and caution signs for equipment and material safety also apply to kids!  I soon got to work on designing the Hazard Baby logo and "titles".

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
I knew it would be "easy" to create an online shop..... I was and continue to be surprise at how large the market is out there, not only in baby clothes, but in online crafters in general.

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
I enjoyed creating all of my warning/caution "titles"  Each one gave me a chuckle while designing them.

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
What I find most challenging about being an Etsy seller (and in general an online seller) is marketing on a very small to almost no budget.  There are so many sellers of the same product, how do I make my brand stand out?

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
To create something fun.  My saying is "Because babies really should have warning labels!"  How many times have you heard a parent or grandparent say that?

What do you do when you aren't working?
I live in the mountains of NH with my husband, two children, dog, & several laying hens.  I enjoy being with my family, being outside in the garden in the summer, hiking, and knitting in my down time.

Anything else you'd like to tell us or share?
"What's in store for Hazard Baby's future?  I have already designed 6 more titles that will soon be added to the current ten.  More sizes and colors!  Not only can we add more sizes to our onesie, toddler, and romper lines, but most of our titles can apply to youths as well.  Perhaps even adult sizes are in our future.  Cozy sweatshirts, long sleeved onesies & t-shirts, dress, hats, blankets, and bags.  Plus more titles.  I am constantly on the lookout for more tasteful ""warnings"".  The possibilities are endless!
When it comes down to it, I hope my customers have as much fun with their Hazard Baby clothing as I do in designing them."

HazardBabyis offering a free shipping on all orders in her Etsy shop. To use the coupon visit her etsy store and enter code "HBETSYFREESHIP" at checkout. Valid until July 31st 2015.


Baby Bib. Danger: Volatile ContentsBaby Onesie. This End UpBaby Rompers. Caution: Accidents May HappenBaby Onesie. Caution: Tripping Hazard
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