Wednesday, July 28, 2010
2. Photography print Red cherries by AutumnRainCreations
3. Painted cupcake shoes by Boygirlboygirldesign
4. My little pumkin clip by Elizabeth71080
5. Hoot owl blanket by LavenderAve
6. Baby onesie by MamaMonkey
7. Button bracelet by DDitta
8. Freshwater pearl wine charms by AlohaKitchen
9. Brown and green beetle necklace by TeaAndLaundry
10. Small wet bag by PaisleyBaby
11. Watermelon headband by LiliBugBoutique
12. Books and elephants dress by Joeyandaleethea
13. Ants at the picnic t-shirt by TheRockingPony
14. Baby Booties by IraRott
15. Tote handbag by PinkLemonadeBags
16. Fabric roll up picnic place mat by AndreaBaker
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Here we have our Etsy Moms Hippie party gift guide.
I didn't receive enough submissions for this gift guide. So I looked for "EtsyMom Hippie" in SEARCH window on Etsy and I found a lot of wonderful items from our fellow moms.
This gift guide is a mix made from your submissions and items found through the searcher.
It has been posted in the East Treasure on Etsy as well.
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Have a nice week!
Monday, July 12, 2010
What are you currently doing besides your creative craft? Besides my creative craft I am busy chasing around two little boys and keeping them busy over the summer with swimming and vacations!
Earthy Elegance Jewelry Designs: http://www.earthy573.etsy.com/.
What do you offer in your Etsy shop? My mimimarie573 shop will soon be full of treasures including my jewelry and other accessories such as classic clutch purses made from vintage, retro and upcycled fabrics!
Where do you find your inspiration? My inspiration comes from colors that I see, fabric that I just fall in love with, and for my jewelry sayings that I hear or quotes that I love.
What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business? Oh definitely being able to balance it with having two small children with a husband that travels for a living! I have learned that all days are not going to be work days in the studio and that is okay. Somedays will be good and some will be crazy and some days will be just darn insane! But that’s all about being a working mom right?!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
My name is Adrienne Bibb, but everyone I know and love calls me Addy. I am a personal chef/cake designer. I am happily married to a wonderful guy of 13 years and have three gorgeous children that keep me very busy. Trystan is 13, my laid back, metal music lover, and Xbox junkie. Karastyn is 10, my spoiled diva that loves to craft as well. And, Jailen is 7, my boisterous, busy bodied child.
I have lived all over the place and learned a lot about people from each place. St. Paul, Minnesota, Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Montgomery, Alabama, Biloxi, Mississippi, Fairbanks, Alaska, St. Louis, Missouri, Cincinnati, Ohio and now, Savannah, Georgia. Loved Alaska!
I try to be as green as possible in everything I do. I collect cookbooks. I love thrift shops and yard sales. I'm also an avid reader and movie watcher. I’m addicted to Sudoku, coffee, and bacon, but not in that particular order.
What are you currently doing besides your creative craft?
I am also a full-time Sous Chef at a local restaurant here in Savannah.
What is the address for your Etsy shop?
I have two Etsy Shops.
Addy B’s Cakes – http://www.addybscakes.etsy.com/
Addy B’s Creations – http://www.addyb737.etsy.com/
What do you offer in your Etsy shop?
Addy B’s Cakes offers gourmet, homemade pound cakes in a wide variety of flavors.
Addy B’s Creations offers a few of the things I tinker around with. I generally use recycled or repurposed fabrics for clothing, handbags, and such.
Where do you create?
My cakes are made right in my kitchen! I am certified in food safety and sanitation so no worries of it being safe or clean. All of the clothing and such are made in my office at home, right at my desk.
I love to be creative and working on lots of projects. I love to eat and I love food. After graduating from culinary school, I decided that I love being a mom more than a celebrity chef, so I decided to work more on my cakes. So, I suppose my kids are my main inspiration. They also help with taste testing new flavors!
I grew up in the South (Louisiana) and my husband is from Alabama, so Southern desserts sort of became my specialty. I love to get inventive with pound cake recipes and see what new flavors I can come up with.
How did you get started in your line of business?
I started out baking cakes as a hobby. I would bring cake in to work or do a friend’s child’s birthday cake. After getting so many referrals from word of mouth, I decided that maybe I should started getting paid for this.
How do you promote your business?
Mostly word of mouth. I also use Twitter, Facebook, and my blog.
What is one of your most important lessons you've learned since starting your business?
Prioritize everything and keep a schedule! Otherwise, everything gets all jumbled up and customers won’t be happy with the results.
What advice would you give someone just starting out?
Be patient! Everything happens when it’s supposed to, not when you want it to.
What are some of your favorite online shops on and off Etsy?
plus, I love urban outfitters, delias, and forever 21.
What are your other sites (i.e. Blogger, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter)?
Thursday, July 1, 2010
EtsyMom Street Team is dedicated to promoting women artists and crafters who also share the joy of being mothers. Some of our members work from home, some work from other places, but we all share a love of creating beautiful, useful, artful things. Our goal is to create a forum where these creative EtsyMoms can inspire each other, discuss our work, share the success of juggling kids at home, with housework, jobs and creating for our etsy shops, as well as marketing ideas for Etsy.com, advertising and promotional opportunities, and maybe make a few friends along the way.
WANT TO JOIN?*****PLEASE READ THIS******Follow the instructions below.
1. We ask that your shop have a minimum of 4 items listed for sale.
2. In order to be approved, please write one sentence telling us you are a mom with kids living at home, inserted as the very first line in your "Public Profile" on Etsy. Once you are approved for our private group site (see below), you can take it back down.
3. You must register on our private site, EtsyMom Team Site, with Your Etsy ID as the "Nickname" and complete the application.
--> If you are missing any of these first three steps, your application will be denied. Please re-apply with all 3 complete, and we will be happy to approve you. :) <---
-On Etsy, we'd like members to list their street team membership either in their shop announcement or shop profile. Items can be tagged with 'EtsyMom Team'