Meet Etsy Seller Tickled Peach Studio

Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today we would like to introduce you to

Tickled Peach Studio has been selling on Etsy since August 2011, they sell personalized kids gifts, invitations and stationery! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Personalized Placemat for Kids - Owl Personalized Placemat - Custom Placemat - laminated, double-sidedPersonalized Plate for Kids - Train Personalized Plate - Boy Melamine Plate - Add Bowl OptionPersonalized Puzzle for Boy - Dump Truck Puzzle - Personalized Kids PuzzleTractor Birthday Party Invitation - Kids Birthday Invites - Printed Birthday Invitation

What motivated you to start your shop?
The birth of my daughter was my main motivation for starting my shop. I knew I had to do something to be able to stay home with her more and to be there for her school years. Plus I was unhappy with my full-time work environment and needed to break away. I started playing around with a design software and just started creating invitations.

What is the story behind your shop name?
When I started brainstorming names for my shop I kept being drawn to "Tickled Pink" but it was too common and there were already shops out there with that name. I am located in the sweet peach state of Georgia so I started playing around with shop names that had the word "peach" in them. It just hit me one day "Tickled Peach Studio". It was fun and different!

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
The most challenging parts about being an Etsy seller is being found in a sea of shops and staying unique. With the number of Etsy shops growing daily I find it a never ending task to keep listings updated to be easily found in top searches. I also knew that to help me stand out among the crowd I had to change something. So I challenged my artistic capabilities and started creating my own illustrations that are unique to me and my shop.

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
I believe in making the everyday special and spreading a little happiness! I love creating products that make others smile and products that others would be proud to give as a gift.

What do you do when you aren't working?
I spend my days being a wife and a mother. You'll find me volunteering at my daughter's school a lot. After school we spend our time playing, crafting, or shopping. We love to keep moving! I love baking cookies and sweets. Finding a new favorite dinner recipe is always fun! In the evenings when all is quiet I enjoy relaxing on the couch with my husband and catching up on TV shows.

Tickled Peach Studio is offering a 15% discount in her shop. To use the coupon visit her etsy store and enter code "ETSYKIDS" at checkout. Valid until December 12th 2014.
Snowball Boy Personalized Plate - Christmas Personalized Plate for Kids - Add Bowl OptionReindeer, Santa, Snowman Holiday Tags Set - Christmas Gift Tags - Printed Set of 12Christmas Nativity Puzzle - Holiday Puzzle for Kids - Christmas Gift for KidsReindeer Personalized Plate for Kids - Personalized Christmas Plate - Personalized Holiday Plate - Add Bowl Option
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Upcycled Holiday Tags Made with Gift Bags and Tissue Paper

Posted Monday, November 24, 2014

Even holiday season I try to do at least one homemade project that adds a fun DIY touch to my gift giving. This year I came across an easy upcycled craft using items from my home.  I saw this project as I was leafing through GreenCraft Magazine . With a little color and design modification it was personalized to my taste.  You could even get your children involved in this project. Older children can help cut and write on the tags and they could glue the tissue on the brown bags instead of sewing them.

What you'll Need:
  • several old gift bags
  • saved tissue paper
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • scissor

What you need to do:

  • cut rectangles out of the top part of the bag where to handles are attached leaving part of the handle in tact ( I used funky scissors but you can use regular ones as well)
  • cut rectangles out of the tissue paper. You can use festive colors or keep it neutral.
  • sew the tissue paper onto the brown paper bag rectangle with your sewing machine.  If you have fun stitches you can use those.
  • write your message on the tags and attach them to your gifts with a ribbon.

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

November Design Challenge. It's time to Vote!

Posted Friday, November 21, 2014

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

Meet Etsy Seller Lemon Lane Organics

Posted Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today we would like to introduce you to

Lemon Lane Organics has been selling on Etsy since 2012, they sell beautiful organic accessories for babies, toddlers, kids and moms. Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Custom Newsboy Cap, Organic Baby Toddler Boys Hat Pick Color and Size, Cute Photo Prop Spring St. Patricks Day Easter WeddingsFaux Fur Baby Boots Faux Sheepskin Boots Boy or Girl Crochet Baby Booties Winter Baby Booties Organic Eco Friendly Custom Color and SizeCUSTOM Newborn Hat Bootie Set Organic Baby Top Knot Roll Brim Knit Beanie Crochet Ankle Booties Crib Shoes Boy or Girl Choose Your ColorOrganic Baby Quilt Olive Green Woodland Baby Blanket Reversible Modern Asymmetrical Natural Cotton Sherpa Fox Mushroom Patchwork Boy or Girl

What motivated you to start your shop?
I have been crocheting for many years, and before my son was born I had dabbled with a small Etsy shop, not really knowing what I was doing when I started. After taking a long hiatus from Etsy after I had my son, I was ready to get back into creating things to sell, and I wanted a fresh start. I had more knowledge about how to run an Etsy shop well and more focus on what market I wanted to reach with my products.
As an infant, my son suffered from eczema due to food and environmental allergens, and I began searching for ways to help and heal his skin without medications. My search started me on the path toward using more natural and organic products in our home and diets. I began learning about how even the chemicals we use in growing conventional cotton for our clothing can be detrimental to the earth and to our own health. This knowledge inspired me to create a line of baby and kids accessories using only yarns made from organic and minimally processed fibers. It is my goal to provide beautiful, heirloom quality crocheted and hand knit accessories that are also created in a sustainable, responsible manner.

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
It is really tough to choose a favorite, since I only make things that I enjoy making. I think one of my overall favorite things to make are boy's newsboy or flat caps. They are so cute and stylish and look great on boys of all ages.

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
For me, the most challenging thing has always been time management and balancing my family responsibilities with my shop work. Being a stay at home mom means that I have no set work hours, so it is entirely up to me how much time to spend on making items and working online versus how much time to be fully present with my family. It is hard to find that balance and manage my time so that everything gets done well.

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
One of the most important aspects of Lemon Lane Organics that is different from many similar shops is that all my items are made using organic fibers. Sourcing my yarns from companies that support sustainable, responsible and humane farming practices and animal husbandry is very important to me, both as a consumer and a maker. I want parents who are concerned about these same values to feel confident knowing that every item they buy from me was made from materials that are not only going to be gentle on their little one's skin but gentle on the earth God gave us.

What do you do when you aren't working?
When I am not focussed on shop work, I am usually spending time with my little boy and my husband. We enjoy being outside enjoying our quiet little bit of Southern Illinois countryside. I also have two cats and a sweet rescue collie to care for and love on every day. My son has wheat and peanut allergies, so we eat gluten free as a family, which means I often get to spend extra time in the kitchen preparing meals that we can all enjoy together. Aside from crocheting and knitting, my other creative passion is music, and my husband and I have always been very involved in our church's music ministry.

Lemon Lane Organics is offering a 10% discount in their shop. To use the coupon visit their etsy store and enter code "ETSYKIDSBLOG" at checkout. Valid until December 19th 2014.

Organic Baby Bear Hat Knit Baby Beanie Newborn Boy Girl Teddy Bear Animal Hat Cozy Winter Cute Baby Shower Gift Photo Prop Made to OrderFingerless Gloves Mitts Mittens Wrist Warmers Teal Turquoise Hand Knit Organic Merino Wool Fall Fashion Women's MediumOrganic Baby Mary Janes Crochet Baby Booties Slippers Baby Girl Crib Shoes Magenta Raspberry Newborn 0 - 3 months MADE TO ORDEROrganic Baby Toddler Beret Custom Crochet Hat Fall Winter Kids Fashion Pom Pom Hat Slouchy Made To Order
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Treasury Challenge #47 - Gobbel Gobbel

Posted Saturday, November 15, 2014

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #47 was "Gobbel Gobbel".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items, but the winner with a 64 views is...

My First Thanksgiving Cute Turkey Personalized with Name and Year Baby Boy Girl  Bodysuit Toddler Shirt
3 decorative hearts, crochet heart ornaments, amigurumi 3d heart decor sunshine summer topper cake, party table decor, yellow, orange, ivory
Bunny hat/ Children beanie/ Big ears toddler hat/ Natural white unisex beanie
ON SALE Yellow gold Teething Nursing necklace - Babywering Breastfeeding necklace - Baby teething toy - Teether Christmas in July
Sun Goddess Ornament - Beach Sun Queen Ornament - SUN Mixed Media Keepsake Ornament - Housewarming Gift - Limited Edition
SET MAGNET "I love you"   handmade white linen with cross stitch red letter
Autumn Toys - Waldorf Sorting Acorns, Bowls, and Leaves - Autumn Colors - Brown, Red, Yellow, Orange - Montessori Sorting and Stacking Toy
Baby girl brown fabric harem pants  fabric modern harem pants baby girl plaid pants
PENCIL HOLDER HEDGEHOG, Woodland animals  / Handmade Wooden Toy Waldorf Inspired
Bunny Ears Teether Teething Toy Waldorf
Dress for Girls, Pretty Little Birds All in a Row, Girl Dresses, Toddler Dress, Baby girl Dress, Flower Girl dress, Size 2T 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Thanksgiving Turkey Food Tags Place Holder Set of 12 By Your Little Cupcake
Autumn doll in orange and brown with leaves, mushrooms & acorns
Bandana Dribble Bib with Organic Bamboo/Cotton Fleece and 'Lemon Yellow Triangles' fabric  - A Gift Idea by Cwtch Bugs
Boy bow tie, boy bowtie,ring bow tie ring bearers, pastel color, hot air balloon, boy  photo prop,newborn bowtie
Lemon Meringue Pie SCENTED Felt Cupcake, Felt Food: Hand Stitched Cupcake -- children's pretend play, tea set, tea party, felt cupcake, gift
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Thank you Customquiltsbyeva for creating such a lovely treasury!

Customquiltsbyeva sells personalized owl pillows, crib beddings, quilt blanket, owl themed baby shower, bedroom decorating ideas, kids comforters and unique baby gifts. We love this autumn themed owl pillow. Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.

Meet Etsy Seller House of Laylayt

Posted Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Today we would like to introduce you to
Etsy shop House of Laylayt

House of Laylayt has been selling on Etsy since July 2014, they sell beautiful unique felt nursery decor, banners and tooth fairy pillows! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Nautical Sailor Banner, Baby Boy Nautical Nursery,  Felt Bunting Banner, Nautical Kids Room Decor, Nautical Baby Boy Shower, NAUTICALGiraffe Tooth Fairy Pillow, Giraffe Nursery Decor, Baby Gift, Felt Pillow, Boys Pillow Decor, Birthday Gift, Travel Pillow, Toy, GIRAFFEGirl Tooth Fairy Pillow, Pig Baby Nursery Decor, Personalized Pillow, Baby Nursery, Felt Pillow, Tooth Fairy Pillow For Girls, THREE PIGGIESLadybug Banner, Ladybug Kids Decor, Ladybug Nursery Decor, Ladybug PhotoProp Banner, Felt Baby Shower  Banner, Ladybug Decor, LADYBUG BANNER

What motivated you to start your shop?
What motivated me was a combination of couple of things. Birth of my beautiful daughter made me rethink the ways we work for living, and of course made me want to spend more time at home. Naturally, we have to work for living. I love making those small crafts that make our kiddos happy, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a kid with big smile on his/her face. I put those two things together, combined pleasure with business, and came up with this idea of having my own independent shop... My husband always wholeheartedly supported my desire to chase my dreams. One morning, I put 2 and 2 together, and ended up registering on Etsy. My sweet little shop was born.

What is the story behind your shop name?
My shop is a big part of our home, I didn't have to go any further than that. I simply call it "House of Laylayt". Why "Laylayt"? Because that was one of the first words my daughter said out loud. We were outside, early spring, life started waking up after quite long and nasty winter. She pointed with her little finger towards the grass and kept repeating "gwass, gwass...", then she pointed towards the Sun and said "laylayt" couple of times. It was her way of sharing happiness Spring is finally back, life is waking up. It was her way of saying "Sun, sunshine, light". All people need more sunshine in their lives, it makes us cheerful and feel happy. We feel good when washed in light... besides, we all need as much light as possible when taking good product photos...  therefore "House of Laylayt". My choice was simple.

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
It surprised me how easy is to maintain everything, to navigate through Etsy shop console, simplicity of having your own shop (even if it's online one) even though this whole system is far from being simple, it's super complex. One thing that surprised me the most was when I discovered how detailed shop statistics are, and how much they help me to understand where my customers and followers are coming from, what people search for, and what is that they're interested in.

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
I can't say I have favorite one, all my items are dear to me and they are special. All my items are favorites in its own way. When I start the creation process, I keep thinking of it as my favorite one, but at the end I realize all those little crafts are equally cute, so I end up having as many favorites as I have items for sale listed in my little shop. I would never make/sell something I don't enjoy myself, so all my creations are made with love and dedication, truly believing in what I do.

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
This whole thing is challenging, but challenges don't scare me. I am up for one whenever it pops up. Challenging is the fact that you never know if there will be any customers interested in your little creations. Challenging is to constantly keep your shop and items gallery neat and tidy. Challenging is to stay on the top of your game. Did I say I love challenges? :)

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
My goal is to make as many kids smiling and happy as possible. They are our best creations ever, and we need to do everything in our power to keep them happy. If I manage to make at least one customer happy per day, I can say my work is well done.
Success is not easy and it does not happen overnight, but I've always been determined person and firm in doing what it takes to succeed, of course without stepping on anyone's toes in the process. Success of my business is not measured by how many products I have sold, it is measured by percentage of happy customers. Joy is complete only if both parties are happy and satisfied - 50% is already achieved by the time I complete my product, it's coming from me truly enjoying what I do... the rest, those other 50% comes with that happy customer.

What do you do when you aren't working?
All those things that make my life the way it is - beautiful. Enjoying life to the fullest, raising my beautiful kid, being full time wife and mom. Doing all those little things that make our life interesting and fulfilled... biking with my family, watching movies, traveling, going to Caribbean when it's deserved vacation time.

Anything else you'd like to tell us or share?
I invite you all to visit my little shop, you won't be disappointed. It's not officially called "The Sweetest Etsy Tooth Fairy Pillow Shop" for nothing.

Instead of promotional code, I am offering small presents with each item ordered from my shop through EtsyKids. When sending me custom request, make a note you're coming from EtsyKids, and I'll include a little present in my custom listing. Little presents are in a shape of small plushy toys made of felt. You'll get two instead of just one smiles from your kid... one for the product you've ordered/received, and another one for that little toy.

Frog Tooth Fairy pillow, Frog Nursery Decor, Personalized Pillow, Tooth Fairy Pillow, Kids Room Decor, Plush Toy, Felt Decor, SWAMP FROGGIEAirplaneTooth Fairy Pillow, Airplane Nursery Decor, Custom Name, Airplane Kids Room Decor, Felt Airplane, Travel Pillow,  AIRPLANECastle Tooth Fairy Pillow, Princess Pillow, Girl Nursery Decor, Girl Decor, Birthday Gift, Travel Pillow, Felt Pillow, FAIRY HOUSE, CASTLEPenguin Tooth Fairy Pillow, Pinguin Nursery Decor, Baby Shower Gift, Tooth Fairy Pillow, Kids Room Decor, Birthday Gift, Felt Pillow, PINGU
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Treasury Challenge #46 - Get out the mittens

Posted Sunday, November 02, 2014

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #46 was "Get out the mittens".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items. This time we also had a tie between two treasuries with the same number of views, so the winner was picked on the number of admirers. And here is the winning treasury!

A collection of sweet, soft cuddly pink for babies and little girls.
Girl cotton knit cardigan sweater. Hand Knitted. pale rose. Size 24 months.
Pink Baby Cloche Hat with Cream Flower & Vintage Button, Pink Baby Hat Pink Baby Beanie Pink Cloche Hat, Newborn to 6 Month Size (Item 1304)
Cotton Candy - Sherpa Suede Boots - 4 Sizes - Infant to Toddler - Toe-Sters
Pink and Gray Alpaca Pixie Elf Hat and Diaper Cover for Newborn Photo Prop
Baby Lovey Blanket - Light Pink Stars Lovey - Ready to Ship
Hand Crocheted Baby Girls Cardigan Jacket to fit Newborn to 3M in custom colour Made to order
Palest of Pink Tutu Dotted with Satin Pink Roses
Pink baby sweater / Hand knitted alpaca children sweater /Pink girl sweater / Kids sweater / Baby cardigan / Toddler sweater
Baby swaddle blanket, Hood, Sleeping bag, Sleep sack, Newborn, Infant, Winter, Fleece, Cotton, Handmade, Bodysuit, Nid d'ange, Pink, Beige
Elegant pink girls' jumper/jacket in merino wool, made to order
Rosebud Blanket
Blue or Pink Pant and Hat Set
3 to 6m Pink Bunny Hat Baby Beanie - Crochet Bunny Ears Baby Hat in Baby Pink Flopsy Rabbit Hat Baby Animal Hat Photo Prop
Baby Girl's pale pink Diamond lace dress and headband / earwarmer. Diamond Jubilee inspired.
Knitted baby sweater,cap, baby girl, in pink with felt flowers. 100% wool. READY TO SHIP in size Newborn.
linen baby  shoes/ girl slippers/ summer booties/ organic shoes
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Thank you BullingtonBaby for creating such a lovely treasury!

BullingtonBaby sells baby jewelry, baby bracelets and birthstone bracelets. We love this pearl baby bracelet. Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.

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