A bridal shower is an awesome excuse to celebrate one of your BFFs and the new chapter in her love life. Let’s get started!
Craftiness abounds in the last week of April with two events: learn to photograph your handiwork or exchange tips and tricks with your fellow makers!
Australian expat Heidi Adnum lives and works in London as a photographer of children and families, though she takes any opportunity to photograph food. She has two shops on Etsy — heidiadnum and hellodarlingvintage. She also runs a photography and inspiration blog, La Isla Blogita. Hello again, fellow Etsians! This is part two of your… Continue reading
Australian expat Heidi Adnum lives and works in London as a photographer of children and families, though she takes any opportunity to photograph food. She has two shops on Etsy — heidiadnum and hellodarlingvintage. She also runs a photography and inspiration blog, La Isla Blogita. It’s such a privilege to contribute to the blog…. Continue reading
There’s a bit of a who-had-the-worst-photos competition between a few of us Etsy Admin who also run Etsy shops. Thankfully, we learned from our mistakes and over the years we worked hard to now have clear and well lit photos, but we definitely weren’t exempt from the bad lighting, blurry shots and funky graphics that… Continue reading
A friend and I recently had to get last-minute party dresses for an event. We’d heard about a hidden vintage dress shop in Manhattan. As we walked down the street I was told it was on, I looked at the buildings and something red and flowy caught my eye — a gorgeous lace and… Continue reading
Jen Kiaba, a.k.a Jenkiabaphotography, is a self-proclaimed camera addict and seasoned photographer. I recently asked her a few questions to help you choose the right camera to shoot your product photos. What kind of camera would you suggest for an Etsy seller who’s just starting out, and has a limited budget? If you’re just starting out… Continue reading
Caroline, who runs the successful Etsy Shop Paloma’s Nest, has some expert advice for sellers. Read on to find out some of her tips! Etsy sellers are known for the time, love, and energy they dedicate to their craft — using quality materials, originality, and great attention to detail. Buyers come to Etsy for a… Continue reading
In celebration of today being National Senior Citizens Day, retired Etsian John Toft shares his story of finding basket-making as a young boy and returning to it in his golden years. For John, basket-making has developed into a much-needed meditative outlet when life’s everyday stresses wear him down. A few years before I retired from… Continue reading
Want a few tips on getting your items featured? (…Not only by other Etsy community members curating their Treasuries, or Etsy Admin, but also all those bloggers featuring Etsy items?) Here are a few tips from the Shop Makeover Series to help make your photos and listings more appealing to curators everywhere! 1. Take Crisp,… Continue reading
After hearing the many Etsy sellers discussing what it takes to be chosen for the Etsy home page, StudioCherie decided to share some helpful tips on her blog, Studio Cherie. (A great resource for Etsy sellers!) She also shared the tip in the Shop Makeover flickr group. We love to see sellers sharing their knowledge,… Continue reading
Lucy of roselabiche on Etsy knew she wanted to leave her day job to follow her dreams of starting her own business. She set out with a business plan, left her job, began selling on Etsy and soon became successful enough with her sales to support herself and her new family. A day in the… Continue reading
After returning to work 4 months after maternity leave, Christine of chocolateandsteel knew it just wasn’t for her anymore. She had a passion for working with her hands, and really missed her new son while back at her day job; so she made a plan. She took two weeks vacation from work and in that… Continue reading
As an Etsy admin on the Business Operations Team, Beth aka bethela, has taken her MBA on the road and met up with sellers around the country to get feedback and hear about their Etsy experiences face-to-face. That MBA is short for Mega-Beth-Awesomeness for those who don’t know!* Falmouth, Massachusetts, a gorgeous small town in… Continue reading
It is a bit of utopia to meet up with other Etsy sellers to discuss this place we love. Many of us do this through our teams and Flickr groups, but occasionally we have the opportunity to meet face to face. On August 1st, seven of us from Central New York did just that. Organized… Continue reading