Meet Etsy Seller Woolies

Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015

This week we meet Etsy seller Woolies.  Woolies has been selling on Etsy since 2007. Woolies creates heirloom quality artisan stuffed animals and dolls, naturally. Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.

Bunny, Eco Kids Toy, Waldorf Toy Stuffed Animal, Bunny Rabbit,  CUSTOM ORDER, Natural and Eco Friendly, Heirloom Quality  Natural Stuffed Animal - Waldorf Toy - Eco Kids Toy - Giraffe - Organic  Teddy Bear Toy Soft Doll, Plush, Natural Eco Friendly FEATURED in Stuffed Magazine

What motivated you to start your shop? 

I had started Woolies prior to Etsy. I used to make children's clothes and baby blankets, and sold on consignment in local shops. I remember the day I heard about Etsy - couldn't create my shop fast enough! Exactly what I wanted / dreamed of doing.

What is the story behind your shop name?

I've been knitting forever. I used to design lace shawls and baby blankets, as well as other baby clothes, and give as gifts. I loved making these, and wondered if I could earn a living this way. I remember when the name Woolies came to me - I was driving in my neighborhood, noisy kids in the back seat. The name evokes, to me, softness and warmth. From there, I began my journey into the world of toys.

What is your favourite creations from your shop?

I love to knit bunnies. They each develop their own unique personality as they 'come alive' on the knitting needles. They give sweet kisses too!

 What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?

Promoting my shop! How do I keep the momentum? How do I tell people about my products? (with a minimal budget...)

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?

"I have always used all natural materials and fibers. Whenever possible, I use organic. Being green is a life motivation for me.
Childhood is a magical time, and I hope that my Woolies will be part of that journey for your child. I strive to create heirloom quality products, that might be passed down through generations. "

What do you do when you aren't working?

"We currently have 11 animals on our little ranch, many of them are rescues. They are my source of inspiration.
My husband and I have two sons. They are our pride and joy.
I also work a full-time corporate day job. :( "

Woolies would like to offer a Coupon code for 10% off in their shop. use the code "WOOLIES" until May 31st, 2015.

Twinkle Waldorf Toy - Eco Kids Toy  Plush - Natural - Eco-Friendly Baby Shower Toy  Rainbow Unicorn, Earth Pony, Waldorf Toy, Stuffed Animal Horse, Eco Kids Toy, HandKnit, All Natural Childrens Toy  Eco Toy, Educational Toy Memory Game, All Natural and Eco Friendly, Waldorf Soft Plush Toy Set

April Design Challenge Winner!

Posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

Boys red striped hat with brim by allthingsforbaby

Baseball is a sign of summer and our Summer Stripes hat is the perfect baseball hat for your little guy. Sewn in a cotton red stripe and fully lined in a coordinating cotton fabric. There's elastic at the back for longer wearing time and a brim at the front to block out the sun. Pair with our Summer Stripes Velcro wrap shoes (sold separately) for a fun look on or off the field.

Here are some more lovely items from allthingsforbaby
Toddler girl hat baby girl hat girls floral hat fabric hat for baby girls pink coral vintage inspired girls hat - EdithBaby girl shoes neon animal print shoes baby girl toddler girl shoes Velcro shoes infant shoes - Personality PlusToddler girls hat pink baby hat with brim embellished handmade baby cap pink houndstooth - KayleeGirls diaper cover baby nappy cover blue gingham checked diaper cover toddler diaper cover Wizard of Oz -  Dorothy
First birthday bowtie, boys birthday bow tie, happy birthday fabric bow tie, cake smash bow tie - Happy BirthdayBaby boy hat toddler hat blue green plaid cap boys patchwork hat - Lucky PlaidBoys hat tan brown baby hat for boys toddler fabric baby hat gingham checks hat plaid hat - Little RascalBoys tan shoes toddler boy shoes suede shoes Velcro strap boys shoes baby shoes - Little Rascal
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Treasury Challenge #58 - Sugar and spice and everything nice

Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015

The theme for the EtsyKids Team treasury challenge #58 was "Sugar and spice and everything nice".
Our team members created lots of beautiful treasuries featuring some amazing items, but the winner is...

Sugar and Spice and everything nice
by Zezling

Stuffed toy animal - Fox - Animal doll Fox
Mini Silver Sparkly Glitter  || Party Hat
Orange Polka Dot Bow Tie for Boys, NB to 2 years, Ready to Ship
K is for Koala : ABC Block Bamboo Wall Art Series // Alphabet Kids Wall Art Nursery Room Decor Animal Art Baby
Crochet Newborn Posing Basket, photography props, newborn photography props, newborn crochet, newborn photography, photography studio props
canvas zipper cosmetic pouch with flowers in pink and orange - Mother's Day gift
Jersey Knit Head Wrap  Headband-Silver/Ivory Headband-Adjustable Headband for Babies, Toddlers, and Little Girls-Christmas Headband
Cute Women's Orange White House Slippers - Spa Travel Hotel Home Slippers
Pink Wool Felt Cloudy Shoes/ Baby Girl Slippers/ Coral Botties
Organic Swaddle or Toddler Blanket in Grey Crosses with Serged Edges - 2 sizes!
Butterfly Nursing Necklace, Teething Ring, Baby Sling, Butterfly Baby, Baby Shower Favor, Godmother Gift, Baby Comforter
Grumpy Cat Toddler Tshirt
Bamboo Cloth Wipes, 10 White
Vintage Circus Tent Cupcake Wrappers Set of 12  By Your Little Cupcake
Off White  Pansy Cabochon Resin  Flower Stud Earrings with SWAROVSKI rhinestone
Crayon roll - ROADWORK Crayon Roll Up - Stocking Stuffer - Kids
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Thank you Zezlingfor creating such a lovely treasury!

Zezling sells designer dolls, baby, kids & humorous accessories. These sweet baby slippers are a perfect match for this treasury! Visit her shop to see more of her wonderful creations.

Meet Etsy Seller Raising Green Kids

Posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Raising Green Kids has been selling on Etsy since 2011.  They make eco-friendly and natural products for your household.  Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.
Felted Wool Dryer Balls Eco-friendly White set of 6    Cloth Reusable UnPaper Towels with Snaps black blue lime green white gray Set of 10                           Natural Owie bags, Ouchie Bags, Hot/Cold Therapy Bags flaxseed Girl purple pink flowers

What motivated you to start your shop?

When my children were born my interest in green living grew, I wanted them to grow up in a natural home. I began blogging about our family's green adventures and found that people were very interested in my tutorials and projects. The idea of an Etsy shop was born out of a felted wool dryer ball tutorial I posted. And it grew and grew into a full blown business from there on. I have always been a crafter and I enjoy the process of creating items myself and helping families make green changes in their homes.

What is the story behind your shop name?

My shop name came from the idea that I wanted to raise my children in a natural environment and help others to do the same.

What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?

Etsy is a fabulous network! I didn't expect to enjoy being part of such a network of supportive people. Also, it takes more time than you think to make your shop successful; having great photos, making your products visible to the public, social media etc.

What are your favorite creations from your shop?

I enjoy making the Unpaper Towel sets the most because I like putting together the different fabrics for the front, back, and colored snaps to create a look that works in many different kitchens/bathrooms.

 What do you find most challenging about being an Etsy seller?

Etsy is a large community and it changes over time so you have to stay relevant and up to date with all it's changes.

What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?

My philosophy behind my products is that if I would use it in my home then others would enjoy using it in their home as well.

What do you do when you aren't working?

 In my spare time I enjoy crafting ( surprise, surprise!), being outdoors, and spending time with my family.

Raising Green Kids has several items on SALE this week to celebrate Earth Day.

 Birdseye Unbleached 2 Ply Unpaper Towels Cloth Wipes Set of 4  Table napkins pink white chevron Eco Friendly Reversible Set of 4  EARTH DAY SALE this week! Cloth Unpaper Towels Turquoise Reusable Flannel Wipes Set of 4

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