March Design Challenge Winner!

Posted Sunday, March 29, 2015

March's Design Challenge had the theme "March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb!".
We had lots of lovely entries from our team member but the winning entry with the most votes was...

This adorable baby lamb hat is made with a bulky-weight yarn and is available in three sizes. 

Here are some more lovely items from IrishHooksAndYarn
Baby Mermaid set complete with beach blanket - for Newborn to 3 monthsBunny hat with pink, blue or cream earsInstant Download Baby Ghillies - Ballet Slippers PDF Crochet PatternInstant Download - Soccer Cleats/Running Shoes PDF Crochet Pattern
Gemini cocoon hand-crocheted for two infantsButton hats for babies - buy two and save - perfect for photo propIrish top hats for St. Patrick's Day in four sizes infant through adultPick-your-colors-stocking hat with a long braid for baby up to 24 months
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Treasury Challenge #56 - Hoppity hop

Posted Saturday, March 28, 2015

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #56 was "Hoppity hop".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items, but the winner with a 152 views is...

Enjoy these handmade goodies from the Etsy Kids team!
Anniversary SALE Baby nursery decor - Nursery art - Girls Room Decor - PINK GARDEN 12x16, Wall Art for Girls Room, Acrylic
doll sleeping bag AG 18 inch pink yellow bunny rabbit lamb Riley Blake woodland girl birthday American made
Easter Egg Bunting - made with wool blend felt in rainbow colours, lovely item to add to your Easter decor.
6 to 12m Baby Bunny Hat Baby Beanie - Crochet Bunny Baby Hat in Rainbow Spray Flopsy Rabbit Hat For Girls Photo Prop
DIY Iron On Easter Bunny Applique -  Easter Bunny in a Cracked Egg Applique - Ribbon Whiskers included- [EBA06-] Pastel Pink Bunny
Easter Bunny Rabbit Toy - Hand Knit Stuff Bunny - Plush Doll - Gifts for Kids - Kids Toy Plush - Child Gift - Child Toy Plush Doll Riley
3 Easter Bunnies Fruit SCENTED, Felt Chocolate Easter Bunnies with Satin Bows, felt food, Easter basket, Chocolate Bunny, children's tea set
Baby Girl Easter Egg Hat Newborn Photography Props Baby Shower Gift Idea Spring Infant Girls Beanie Cute Hats by Mila
Girl's Kimono Dress, Girls Clothing, Kimonos, Toddler, Easter Dress, Toddler dress, Girl Dresses, pink dress, size 2T 3T 4T 5 6 7 8
Baby pillow with lace trim,Personalized baby pillow, Baby pink pillow, Nursery pillow,Baby shower gift girl, Custom pillow
Peekaboo Bunny, Easter Bunny Plushie, Bunny Stuffed Animal
Alphabet Letter Magnets Learning Toy - Modern Type Face - Home Schooling magnets - Back to School - Uppercase or Lowercase Letter magnets
Belle Mix & Match bunting pink yellow florals gingham pastel garland
Children's Art, Bunny and girl, Nursery wall art, kids art Canvas and paper print " Baby Bunny" Story art, Laurie Shanholtzer,
Bunny Rattle - plush toy
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Thank you CuteNCurlyBowtique for creating such a lovely treasury!

CuteNCurlyBowtique sells cute and curly ribbon hair accessories. This Easter ribbon bow is the perfect match for this treasury! Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.

Meet Etsy Seller Re-nest Studio

Posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today we would like to introduce you to
Etsy shop Re-nest Studio

Re-nest Studio has been selling on Etsy since July 2012, they sell beautiful  yet simple collection of customized and unique home decor for childrens' spaces and parents' places! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

you are my sunshine canvas wall artvery hungry caterpillar birthday high chair banner/photo propthe script stripe monogram canvasthe circle chevron framed monogram

What motivated you to start your shop?
Ever since I can remember, I've been artistic and crafty...which all began at a young age, spending summers with my grandparents. My grandmother taught me from an early age to create, and this always stuck with me. After moving into our home in 2008, and being met with the challenge of decorating a new space, I looked and looked for the style and feel of decor I wanted to add to my home, and just wasn't finding I decided to make it! This evolved into a huge focus on children's decor after the birth of my first son in 2009, and after having a small collection of pieces to offer, I opened re-nest studio in July 2012!

What is the story behind your shop name?
Professionally, my background is in marketing and advertising, so when it came to starting my Etsy shop, I put a heavy emphasis on the name because I knew it would ultimately be my brand.
I've always believed that a home is a sanctuary - a nest - it's the place where your family gathers, there's warmth, closeness, and comfort there. These were the feelings I wanted to express through my name. The term ""re-nest"" comes from the idea that your home decor should also feel flexible - that pieces can be used in various areas of the home, and you shouldn't feel locked in to keeping one piece of decor in the same place for as long as you own it.
I am fortunate enough to have a very generous brother-in-law (who also happens to be in the advertising world!).

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
This would be a two-way tie for me! I absolutely love when an order comes through for my special dates wall art. This was actually born out of the need for an anniversary present for my husband one year, and I love that my fans will share with me the special dates that mean so much to their family, in the same spirit that I created this piece.
My other very favorite piece is my special delivery canvas wall art, which just means that there has been a new baby come into the world. I am always so honored to be asked to have one of my pieces be a part of such a special place in the home, and to be able to create a true keepsake for parents with the baby's name, birthday, time of birth, height and weight, is such a special, special opportunity!

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
The element I find most challenging about being an Etsy seller is finding the sweet spot for pricing my pieces, and really communicating that my pieces are truly handmade to order - on canvas with acrylic and paper art. This has become a bit more challenging with the number of printables sellers that have come into the market, where a similar size and theme of piece can be purchased for a lower cost.

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
I love personalization. I'm all about it, and that's truly what my pieces are about - whether it's adding a baby's name, or someone's monogram, or even just matching colors and patterns within a home, I think having something that is truly personalized to you and your family is such a gift. And, I love being able to provide that kind of service and creativity!

What do you do when you aren't working?
When am I not working?!? Outside of re-nest studio, I do work full-time outside of the home as a marketing and communications manager, and I am an active volunteer for my oldest son's school and for Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb County. But, when I truly am not working, I'm with my husband and our two young boys. We love just being together - whether it's spending time outdoors in the spring/summertime, or having movie/picnic nights on our family room floor, it's just about being together.

customized paper art baby/nursery mobilesometimes being a sister is even better than being a princess custom canvas wall arthome is where mom is custom canvas wall artit takes a big heart to help shape little minds teacher paper art frameable
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March Design Challenge. It's time to Vote!

Posted Saturday, March 21, 2015

For March our Design Challenge theme was "March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb!"
We have lots of lovely entries from our team members, browse down and vote for your favourite item!
Voting is open until 27th March.

Meet Etsy Seller Juguetes Eloisa

Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Today we would like to introduce you to
Etsy shop Juguetes Eloisa

Juguetes Eloisa has been selling on Etsy since May 2014, they sell beautiful waldorf wooden toys, handmade ecofriendly natural toys!! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

WALDORF Wooden PUZZLE TREE with turtle and rabbit / woodland animal set Puzzle/ Handmade Wooden Toy Waldorf InspiredWALDORF WOODEN CASTLE Set with two Knights and three Dragons, customized shields / Handmade Wooden Toy Waldorf InspiredMOM SHEEP and baby LAMB farm set / Handmade wooden toy, waldorf inspiredWaldorf toy WOODLAND ANIMAL SET, Set of 8 wooden woodland animals and Autumn Tree / Handmade Wooden Toy Waldorf Inspired

What motivated you to start your shop?
I think it was that, almost always I looked on the internet for new ideas on wooden toys, they turned out to be products on etsy. I started looking at all children products on Etsy and I really loved the designs, and I really wanted to be part of it.

What is the story behind your shop name?
The name means "Eloisa Toys". This is because I started doing toys first only as gifts for my daughter, Eloisa. When I realized I could sell them, Juguetes Eloisa felt just right as a name for my shop. After all, the toys I make are alll inspired by her.

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
I think I have been very lucky, because what most surprise me is how thankful the buyers are. When I contact them and they reply, or when they leave a review they always seem to be so happy for buying my toys that it really makes me happy! I never expected to be so involved with the buyer, really.

What is your favourite creations from your shop?
"This is really a hard one, as there is no one single creation I upload to Etsy that I do not like. But I think I will choose the puzzle tree with a rabbit and a turtle on it.

I love this item, was the first I ever design; it was for my daughter's birthday. Since then I had change some lines and some colors, so now the design is even more beautiful than before."

What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?
I think the most challenging part about selling on etsy is the not knowing what will come next, is this week going to be a relaxed one, or is it that tomorrow there is going to be a new huge order? or a really challenging custom order? This keeps things really fun all the time.

Please tell us a little about the children's items market / handmade movement in your Country? 
In Chile the children's item market is growing really fast, specially all baby related products. Nonetheless, I think we still have a long way in order to appreciate the extra cost it involves buying handmade products. As it is now, it is really a challenging market, as there are a lot of chinese products that are offered at prices no one can compete with. But it is starting to grow on people the wanting for national and handmade products, so I hope this only gets better for us!

WALDORF Toy, WOODEN FARM Set with House, Farmer and Animals / Handmade wooden toys Waldorf InspiredWaldorf wooden toy OWL COUPLE, Bird and Woodland set / Handmade wooden toy, waldorf inspiredMOUSE AND CHEESE Puzzle, Pet animal series / Handmade Wooden Toy Waldorf InspiredWALDORF Wooden SPRING TREE, with bunny / woodland animal set Puzzle/ Handmade Wooden Toy Waldorf Inspired
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Treasury Challenge #55 - Spring Fever

Posted Saturday, March 14, 2015

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #55 was "Spring Fever".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items, but the winner with a whooping 194 views is...

Spring Fever 
Spring is right around the corner- EtsyKids team Challenge Treasury #55
Sale. flower wall decal, girls room, nursery decor, wall flowers, 3d art. wall decor. fabric wall flower. blue fabric flower. baby shower
Shabby Chic Vintage inspired infant Easter dress EtsyKids Team
12 Wooden Eggs - Rainbow - Pastel - Pick and Choose Your Own - Bakers Dozen - Play Food - Color Sorting - Montessori Toys
Girls Easter Dress Baby Toddler Handmade Boutique Clothing By Lucky Lizzy's
Marshmallow Bunny Hair Clip, Felt Bunny Clippie, Easter Bunny Hair Clip, Easter Bow, Embroidered Felt Hair Clip for Baby, Toddler or Girl
Heather Bailey Henrietta Turtle Pincushion/Toy Sewing Pattern, FREE SHIPPING
Ribbon Woven Headband  Hot Pink White Pink Baby Pink
Girls Ruffle Skirt Upcycled Knit Made to Order
Girls Hawaiian Dress Fuchsia Kiana Crossfront Halter Dress  6m - 10
Personalized Baby Bib Appliqued in your choice of colors for baby by Tried and True Designs on Etsy
Waldorf Hand Kite Ribbon Streamer Waldorf Montessori Learning Toy
Girls Plus Size Tutu - Your Choice of Colors  - By Cuddlehugs With FREE Coordinating Flower Clip - Size 7 Girls through 33 inch Plus Size
Squirrel mobile - woodland - Nursery baby mobile - Felt green, auburn brown and cinnamon squirrel - Nursery decor - MADE TO ORDER
Windy Day Toddler Jumper or Tunic Etsykids Team
Boys Monogrammed Biege and White Seersucker Jon Jon -- Perfect for a Wedding or Beach Photos
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Thank you HarmonyGirlsClothing for creating such a lovely treasury!

HarmonyGirlsClothing makes beautiful clothing for girls, including this colourful and beautiful girls kimono. Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.

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