Tuesday, October 30, 2007

EtsyFAST Trunk Show and Sale

Stock up on handmade fiber arts products such as yarns, knitting,
crochet and more! A major sale of dozens of online crafters to
celebrate the holidays!

The focus is Fiber! November can keep you warm with a team of
independent crafters and artisans who are rocking all things fiber
art this month.

The Etsy Fiber Arts Street Team is having a team-wide sale to
celebrate a trunk show (6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Etsylabs in

The sale starts Nov. 1 and will go through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 16. Dozens
of online shops will be offering sales, to help celebrate.

Make the month of November the time to snuggle up with handmade goods
bought from Etsy fiber artists. Crocheted scarves, knitted mittens,
handpainted yarns, soft roving, luxurious woven fabrics, needlefelted
jewelry and on and on. Look for unique, handmade items that escape
the mainstream! November is a celebration of all things fiber!

Let fiber keep you warm during the Etsy Fiber Art Street Team sale,
trunk show, online events … and all year round!

Who: The fabulous independent spinners, knitters, crocheters,
weavers, felters, and fiber artists of Etsy.com, your place to buy

What: A giant event, online and in person, celebrating all things
handmade and fiber!

When: Sale in online shops from Nov. 1 - Nov. 16. Trunk show date is
Nov. 16, online and at Etsy Labs 6 - 8 p.m. EST.

Where: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street, 6th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 , and
also online at www.etsy.com and www.etsyfast.com

Why: Warm up your November with our great fiber artists! Great sales
on items for the holidays, supplies, and more! Interact with our
members, learning more about these products and techniques! Buy

How: RSVP at labs [!at] etsy.com, check www.etsyfast.com for more
info, and be sure to visit us during our sale and show Nov. 16!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bob bob bobbin' along

bobblebag3, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

Ummm, I guess I like orange? I didn't make this to sell. It was an excercise in making bobbles. The pattern came from Vogue On the go Bags book. I borrowed it from a friend. I adapted it slightly, but not enough to make it original, I think. I cramped my hand making the bobbles, but boy this was fun to make! I need to line it still an attache the handles...I was so excited about finishing it I had to show.

Meet Marmalade - little orange kitty

kitty10, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

I just finished this little cat. She is needlefelt in orange wool and has a white tipped tail and bib. Her paws are demurely crossed and she loves to watch the world go by from her window seat. She measures about 1.5 inches across - she really is tiny! Almost the same size as the pumpkins I was making.

I think she's very cute. I hope to list her today.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Wake-up cat

Friday, October 12, 2007

Etsy Visualization: Front Page Featured Items that Sold in 24 Hours

Very Cool. Check Holidays (bottom right corner) My Pumpkins are there.

This is what Jared says:

Graphed in this image are all the items that were featured on the front page then sold within the day. It was generated from data spanning the last two weeks of September 2007 using a program written in Flash AS3.

Please view the original resolution.

Art is number one seller on the front page of Etsy, followed closely by Jewelry. Accessories and Paper Goods are nearly even, with the fifth most popular category being Bath & Beauty.

The most multiple quantity purchases are in the Toys category. Supplies is found at no. 8. Supplies is currently the number one selling category on Etsy but is ranked low in this graph probably because Supplies are seldom featured on the front page.

Errata: the second, smaller 'Toys' category is mislabeled, it should actually be 'Patterns'.

Etsy.com is a marketplace to buy and sell handmade goods and is a company I helped co-found in June 2005.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Interview with Rob Kalin, Etsy creator - Entrepreneur.com

Monday, October 08, 2007

I am on the front page of etsy!

etsy front page Oct 8 07, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

Wow! Wow! Wow! My first, but I hope not my last, time on the front page. It's already changed over to a new set, but I was happy to be able to catch it before it did. In case you missed it, I did a screen capture.

Friday, October 05, 2007

SOLD! One Meeeellion tiny pumpkins

I stayed up reallly late Wednesday night trying to fill a custom order for a dozen tiny pumpkins. Several hours and many fingers punctured, I finally got them done. It was worth it.

Brown scarflette

DSCN0210, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

I finished my second scarflette. It is very cozy and warm. It's made with an acrylic thick and thin yarn, but you would swear it was a natural fiber. I just wish I could remember the brand name.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Intarsia Flower Pillow

Pillow, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

I found out some things about my Autumn Swap partner...and I hope these colors are right for her.

This will be a 12x12 pillow for her bedroom once it's done. I made the pattern up myself. I never did intarsia before, and this was fun to do. I made the graph online and used photoshop to help layout the colors for the design. I printed it out and - tada! - instant pattern that was easy to follow.

I knitted this in Lion Brand Chunky wool on size 13 bamboo needles. Superfast knit. I love it!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Rabbit Rabbit!

Wow, October already. I hope things start levelling out, soon. This year has been full of ups and downs.

Today also heralds my one year etsyversary! Should I offer a sale? Free shipping?

Etsy :: Unusual VESUVIANITE and IMPERIAL TOPAZ Linear Earrings

I got these VESUVIANITE and IMPERIAL TOPAZ Linear Earrings target="blank" as a trade from Jewelrybyglamourpuss for the scarflette I posted about before. Aren't they gorgeous? Do I keep them for myself? Do I gift them to my best friend for her birthday (we both turn 40). I don't know, but wow, they are pretty!