Ready for Halloween? Treats!

Posted Sunday, September 30, 2012

Either your throwing a party, or plan to have a treat bowl out for the neighbourhood kids finding something to fill it with can be super fun!!
If you want to creep it up we have found some great recipes for spooky treats.

Ghost pops - Banana on a stick, coated with shredded coconut, or you could dip them in white chocolate. View recipe at Nugget Market.

Witches Hats - fudge striped shortbread cookies, with Hershey kisses on top, super easy to make! View recipe at Rada Cutlery.

Spooky Jell-o - simple to make with orange or blackcurrent jell-o. View recipe at kraft foods.

Ghost Toasts - All you need is some bread, whipped cream cheese and currents to make these spooky snacks. View recipe at Spoonful.

And with all these yummy Halloween treats, you need something to collect them all in! And we have some adorable treat bags from EtsyKids Team members just for that!









October 2012 EtsyKids Team Desktop Background

Posted Friday, September 28, 2012

Trick or Treat!!!
Well we only have a treat today, no tricks. Here is the October EtsyKids team desktop calendar, featuring all manner of spooky Halloween items for kids.
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Featured this month: Halloween Party Spooky Cupcake Peasant Dress size 4T in stock from SweetChildofMineKids, Pillowcase, Along came a Spider, Halloween from tinystitches, Witch Hat - Crochet for Baby/Toddler/Child from crocheting4baby, felted high top baby shoes - black and charcoal grey stripe - size 1, 0-3 months from thecleverkitty, Halloween Witches Feet Shirt for Girls - Custom Size 2 to 6 - EtsyKids from aunttscloset, Halloween Flower Witch Hat Clip with feathers plus Glitter Headband from thebitsybeau, BOO creepy Halloween black and white PRINT signed by artist from BabyDobbins, Natural Wood Toy- MONSTER- Fly Me - Hand Kite- Party Favor- Halloween Party from applenamos, Halloween Owl Ruffle Pillowcase Dress - In STOCK - READY to SHIP - For Halloween Costumes or Pumpkin Patch Photos - EtsyKids Team from WearYouGo, Trick or Treat - The Halloween Tote Bag - Can Be Personalized from TinyRoseBoutique, Personalized Trick or Treat Owl Halloween Tote Bag, Black Orange Purple Green from fAverittecreations, Boys Halloween Little Monster Tshirt Shirt Custom NB 3m 6m 12m 18m 2 3 4 from FroggyGirlDesigns, Deluxe Tutu Pencil -- Halloween theme from TheDragonflyPrincess, Super Hero Cape Purple Meteor from FairyGodmother4Hire, 4pc Witches Brew Clippie Set from DrgnflyBowtique, Multicolor Stripe and Halloween stripe 12-18 months pillowcase dress from wecreationz, Purple Costume Yarn Hair for girl Halloween costume, Party or princess / doll / fairy daily fun play pretend outfit from ComiQ, Boutique Halloween Headband: one inch wide orange black green purple from LeahsLittleBowtique, Halloween Tutu for Newborn baby, infant, toddler, little girl. Witch's costume. Fluffy tulle in orange, black, purple and lime. Handmade. from GentrysCloset, Plush Halloween Owl for Her - Halloween Decor - Candy Corn Owl Plushie from tzburps

Introducing SquishyBee

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012

Today We Introduce You To Cortney from SquishyBee

Q: What motivated you to start your shop?
I loved arts/crafts and a friend mentioned etsy. I had never heard of it before so when I checked it out I was instantly a fan and knew this was for me!

Q: What is the story behind your shop name?
I had the hardest time coming up with a name I thought suit. I spent more then a week thinking and making lists until it hit me. It was right in front of me the whole time! SquishyBee is what we call my second to youngest daughter. Not only did it suit my shop perfect it was very special to me as well :)

Q: Do you have a favorite Etsy Shop (non-child related)?
I think these are too cute!

Q: What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
That people actually wanted to buy my items enough that it has been a huge success for me! I thought I might sell something here and there over a period of months but I am at the point I am booked with custom doll orders through the rest of the year! I keep the smaller things like the onesies open for custom orders though.

Q: What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
Finding time. I have 4 kiddos, I am a stay at home mom and home-school so finding the perfect balance has been hard. I want to make sure my husband, kids, and house stay my number one priority! It has been a long time of trial and error with time management but I think I am getting to the place I want to be.

Q: What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products? I only sell what I would buy and make sure each item has a quality to be proud of. I put my name on each item because I stand behind what I make.

Q: How would someone (other then you) describe you?
laid back and crafty

Q: What music do you have on while you are creating?
The music to my ears while I create is the sounds of my children :)

Q: What do you do when you aren't working?
Helping my kids with school or doing something nice with them, sometimes a date with my hubby, cleaning.... all the things that need to be done. I don’t have much time for any extra besides that!








Treasury Challenge Winner

Posted Monday, September 24, 2012

The winner for week 5 is Elizabeth from Audrey Rose Boutique!

'Sew Spooky with Etsy Kids Team' by audreyroseboutique

Halloween Witches F...

The Itsy Bitsy Spid...

Pillowcase Dress GH...

Halloween Pajama ...

Orange and Black Ha...

Halloween Ghost Vid...

Girls Boutique Twir...

Personalized Hallow...

Boy or Girl Hallowe...

Halloween Mummy One...

Halloween Trick or ...

ON SALE. Ready To S...

Girls black cat dre...

Custom Order for Am...

Matilda the Good Wi...

Walking through a S...

Elizabeth has been sewing for over 40 years. When her granddaughter, she began sewing for her and decided to open a boutique. In addition to sewing, Elizabeth is also a middle and high school teacher. She and her family love vacationing at Disney, so you'll see some vacation-inspired items in her shop.

The themes for this week's challenge are "Game On" and "Pumpkin Patch". You can catch a sneak peek of this weeks entries here and stay tuned next week when we announce the winner,!

Ready for Halloween? Party Supplies

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2012

So now we covered Halloween costumes, what about some party supplies?!
Having a Halloween party for your kids? Or just want to decorate your house and garden?
We have some great items from EtsyKids Team members to help you get everything ready.

















Halloween Party Checklist:

If you are hosting a Halloween party this year, here is a quick checklist to save you from disasters and help coordinate everything.
  • Guest List - You need guests for a great party, so write up a list of people you want to invite.
  • Party Invites - You got to let your guests know when the party will be,
  • Decorations - Got to get the place looking spooky! We have some ideas above, but also think about black ballons, cobwebs, Jack O'lanterns & window lights.
  • Party Supplies - Plates, napkins, cups, platters, table cloths everything you need if you will have food and drink.
  • Candy - It is Halloween after all, you need lots of candy!
  • Spooky Music - Create a creey ambience with some Halloween songs.
  • Games and Party Favours - Keep the kids entertained with some Halloween games, and goody bags.
  • Costume - Don't forget the most important part of Halloween, the dressing up!! We shared some ideas last week here.
With that all covered you should be set to have a great Halloween party, and your kids might just enjoy it too!! Have a spookily great Halloween.
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