Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas is a time of Giving...and this man Gave.....

I had contacted a few crafters on line who sold things I thought my daughter might like, and asked if they would like to trade for anything in my shop Portable Graffiti. Not having cash to spend this year, just like many folks, I thought trading was a good idea. George of What Knot Shop didn't want to trade, but asked for my address so he could send the anklet - bracelet as a gift to my daughter for Christmas.

Here's what George wrote on his blog:  CLICK HERE.

After seeing my daughter model the awesome woven anklet in bright hippie colors, do spend some more time is George's blog. Not only does he have many photos of his work, he even shows the brave how to try and make one of his bracelets.

Now that's one nice if you need a really cool gift, that no one else will be giving, skip the big box stores and go straight to the What Knot Shop. You'll be amazed at the many different kinds of work he creates.
This is his shop: What Knot Shop.

These are similar in style to the bracelet that he sent to my daughter. But these bracelets are all one-of-a-kinds.

You can follow the What Knot Shop on Twitter.

Thanks George for making my daughter very happy and so far it seems she is not going to ever take it off.

As an added note, the skirt she is wearing and received as a gift from Santa, came from rE-cycle.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Talk about childish...Etsy grow up!

Forum thread closed because I posted a link to information about Zibbet.
Not a referral link as HeyMichele says. Just a generic link. 

Monday, November 23, 2009

BIG Etsy Sale by Etsy Bloggers Team

H a p p y H o l i d a y s ! ! H a p p y S h o p p i n g ! ! 

EtsyBloggers ROCK!!!

EtsyBloggers's Shop Announcement

H a p p y H o l i d a y s ! ! H a p p y S h o p p i n g ! ! 


Holiday sale - 20% off all product orders over $50.00 before shipping (not includes custom orders)
Hand made polymer clay accessories, beads and buttons.

Wild Goose Chase
15% off all items! Refund will be issued through PayPal after payment is received. Enter "Etsy Bloggers Sale" in the message to seller at checkout to receive cash back.
Low priced stocking stuffers including One-Of-A-Kind awesome mirrors.


Huge sale featuring my watercolor paintings, drawings, ACEOs, altered art book pages, and prints! Check out the SALE SECTION in my shop for great buys - some up to half off!

Bags and Purses

Tilt creations
FREE Worldwide Shipping. Mention "Etsybloggers" when checking out and shipping costs will be refunded through Paypal after payment is received.
Handmade handbags and accessories

Bath and Beauty

Spotted Cow Soaps
20% off all product orders over $50.00 (before shipping & excludes Special Buys Section)
Special Buys throughout the Sale
We offer handcrafted soaps and toiletries all lovingly made with our own hands.

FREE SHIPPING on anything in my shop!
Fine Handcrafted Soaps and Bath Accessories

Books and Zines

Many items will be discounted in my SALE section of my shop. All other items (excluding custom orders) will be 10% off. Write "etsybloggers" in the comment box at checkout and I will send your refund via PayPal.
Unique journals and guest books. Great for the holidays -- gifts for teacher, secret santa, hostess gifts, or holiday party guest books!


Joey & Aleethea
Super cool custom-made Monster Shirts, Monster Jeans, Monster Onesies, Monster Dresses, Ankle Biters Lounge Pants and more awesome goodness!! Joey & Aleethea™ is a super cutesie boutique for baby boys, baby girls and their peeps! Just say "EtsyBloggers" upon checkout, and I'll send your refund via Paypal!

Splendid Little Stars
30% off short sleeve T shirts (children and adults) in the HOLIDAY SALE section of my shop! This includes custom orders for all "traditional style" tie dye short sleeve T shirts. Some surprises may pop up in this section as well! 10% off all silk scarves! Prices already marked down!
Unique hand dyed and hand painted (with dye) clothing for children--T shirts, dresses, baby outfits, knotted hats. Some adult items as well! beautiful silk scarves!


Beautiful Bridget Designs
FREE Worldwide Shipping PLUS and additional 10% off of orders of $100 or more (10% refund to be given through Paypal at end of transaction).
Indie handmade knit, crochet & fabric scarves, cowls, hats, fingerless gloves, fashion accessories, jewelry, bags & purses.

15% OFF Everything In Stock. Refund given through Paypal after payment is received.
Awesomely cute and practical gifts and accessories. Handbags, Hair Accessories, Keyfobs, Laptop/Ipod Sleeves, Spa Items, Mug Cozies, Ornaments..etc!
Dolls and Miniatures

Everything Else

Simply Digital Designs
10% off EVERYTHING in my shop (refund by paypal)


Miss Millificent's World
15% off all items! Refund will be issued through PayPal after payment is received.
Polymer clay miniature "bakery sweets", discarded dollie charms, 1:12 dollhouse miniatures, photography and associated jewelry.

10% off everything! Just write "etsy bloggers" in comments box at checkout and I will send you a refund back via Paypal for 10% off all handmade goodies!


15% off every shop item
Exquisite original design pine needle baskets, each OOAK. Tons of scrubbies perfect for stocking stuffers.


A Keepers Jackpot
*Handmade Pendant Sale: BOGO! Buy one full priced pendant, get another for HALF OFF!*
See "Handmade Pendants" section
Discount applied to the lesser priced items, you MAY mix and match, you will receive a complimentary ball chain with each pendant unless specified otherwise. Limit to three half off pendants per customer. Your refund will be sent via PayPal after payment is received.

Charitable Creations Jewelry
15% off everything in my shop!!! Refund given after payment received.
Personalized Hand Stamped and Sterling Silver Hand Made Jewelry - 10% donated to charity of your choice!! Gifts for Everyone!

Fabulous Chic Designs
Up to 30% off select items- see shop Sale section for great deals.
Stylish handcrafted jewelry!

Faerie Garden Fancies
10% OFF EVERYTHING! Discount already applied...
Magical polymer clay jewelry and figurines, fanciful art, and more!

Jack & Ella Designs
Handcrafted Jewelry and Custom Designs

Linda B's Beaded Jewelry
Free shipping to US & Canada - please put EtsyBlog in Notes to Seller and I'll refund your money via PayPal or Convo me prior to payment.

Made By Melissa
FREE GIFT with every purchase
Beaded jewelry and crochet toys and accessories

Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings all made with Swarovski Crystals - 15% off + free shipping during our Holiday Sale. Please convo me if you are interested in any item, so that I can adjust the price and Reserve it for you!

Mama's Magic Studio
Free shipping, free gift wrap for jewelry items (on request), and for orders over $50 buyer chooses a free gift! Mention "Etsybloggers" when checking out and shipping costs will be refunded to Paypal. See shop announcement for more details.
Unique jewelry, handcrafted knitting needles (as seen in Interweave Knits!), baubles, and bird's nest pendants customized for the Mama in your life.

Mystic Wynd
Up to 50% off selected items - see shop sale section for great buys! Pricing will be marked down, so no waiting for a Refund!
Great Jewelry and accessories - something for everyone!
Free standard shipping World wide too!

Punky Jane Jewelry
FREE WORLDWIDE STANDARD SHIPPING on everything in my shop! Use 'EtsyBlogger' in the message to seller box and shipping will be refunded via PayPal.
Handcrafted and personalized jewelry perfect for everyone on your list!

Sparkly Park
20% off all jewelry! Free shipping in USA for all shop orders over $50 (after discount)! Refund given after payment received.
Lovely hand crafted sterling silver and beaded jewelry makes great gifts and stocking stuffers! Paper products, too--cards, tags, die cuts.

15% off all necklaces and sets in the shop, refund sent after payment received.
Ethnic jewelry with a personal haiku!

on all items in my shop,
Shipping has been adjusted to zero already!
Handmade Jewelry and Accessories !!

Buy one get one of equal or lesser value 50% off! Your savings will be refunded via PayPal, or contact me before checking out for a revised invoice.
One of a kind hand crafted jewelry for men and women, with a California touch. Plus vintage and supplies. Store wide holiday sale!

Sykin's One Stop Twilight Shop
2 FREE 4x6 photos from La Push or Forks, Washington with every purchase!
Twilight inspired jewelry & fanfare

The Grand Design
10% off all regular price items plus check out the Sale section for 20% off a variety of items.
Steampunk, Healing Stones and other unique handcrafted jewelry by CJGrand.

Tokyo Vogue Designs
15% Off ALL ITEMS (refund by paypal)
Pretty Handmade Resin Items & Genuine Gemstone Jewelry

Tulips Treasure Box
$100 off everything over $300, fast refund through paypal after payment received. No prices have been raised to make this "sale". Beautiful artisan designed and created jewelry, most one-of-a-kind.


Hand Dyed Yarns
Free shipping! Refund will be sent via PayPal after payment is received.

10% off all items in shop (excluding shipping) including those items that are currently on sale. Refund will be sent via PayPal after payment is received.
Hand knit scarves, shawls and wraps for today's women

Free Shipping to anywhere in the World!
Felted bags, bowls, garlands and goodies!

Paper Goods

Everything in my shop is 10% off. Just write "etsy blogger" in comments box at checkout and I will send you a refund back via Paypal for 10% off all handmade goodies. PLUS : Order two of any card set and get FREE matching return address labels, Just send me the address you want on them in the convo.

20% off!
Journals, Rings, Magnets, Things!

Memories for Life Scrapbooks
20% off everything in my S*A*L*E* section...prices will already be marked need to wait for a revised invoice
Memories for Life Scrapbooks...Scrapbooks and More

20% off All Paper Piecings-Singles or Sets!
Paper Piecings, Mini Albums, Premade Pages & Cards


A Vision to Remember
bogo sale on all patterns Buy 1 Get 1 Free nov 25-30


10% off all items in shop excluding shipping. Mention Etsy Bloggers Sale in the Notes to Seller and the refund will be sent after payment is received.
Polymer Clay Dog Collectibles including ornaments, sculpture, beads and more.


Indulge Your Shelf
25% OFF EVERYTHING EXCEPT BUTTONS! Write "ETSY BLOGGERS SALE" in the Notes to Seller and discount refund will be refunded to your PayPal account.
Fabulous and Funky Vintage and Antique Finds -- Decor, Linens, Artwork


Patch First Shop
Please mark "EtsyBloggers Holiday Sale" with order comment, discount refund will be turned to your PayPal account.
Bridal Custom Jewelry and Handmade Swarovski Jewelry

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I've been listing retro vintage Christmas Records

Here is just one of the vintage Christmas 45 RPM records I have listed on my shop. I sold 2 the same day I listed them, so hurry, before they are gone.

Santa Claus is Coming To Town 
Peter Pan Records
Made and Printed in the USA

Side One: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Side Two: Jolly Old St. Nicholas

In original cardboard sleeve.

Listing more records:
All in used condition as seen in the photos, but they work. I did not play each one all the way through to check for skips. Chances are there are no skips, but if there are, that's all part of the romance of old records.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I've been adding some new things to Wild Goose Chase

The geese are flying south, and that reminded me that I have been neglecting my shop Wild Goose Chase.

If you have stop in now there a few new things but keep checking back as I will be adding more over the next few days.

I've added some vintage greeting cards, like this one.

Friday, October 2, 2009

What DO my customers do with my buttons?

Here is what one customer is doing with them. She ordered 30 of my "SHIT" button and I did wonder what she was going to do with so many of them. She sent me this photo so I could see what she is doing with them. I laughed so hard. I was like, "I want one of those!"

She doesn't have a store on line, but her dolls are available at  Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, Michigan.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Over 200 buttons listed on Zibbet.

I finally reached Over 200 Buttons listed on Zibbet. Just 800 more to go.

I have to say it might be the best thing that has happened. Zibbet is light years ahead of Etsy in its features. The premium shops have the most incredible tools. I love it. Isn't it pretty? But more important it works great.

Want a Zibbet shop of your own?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Someone on Twitter asked me about Zibbet and this was my reply

Someone on Twitter asked me what is the difference between Etsy & Artfire vs. Zibbet. I wrote her this email to explain in my own words the differences. Since I wrote all this, thought I should share it here on my blog.

You can get a free shop, and be able to post 25 items.
No listing fees.
No transaction fees.
No fees of any kind.

The 2nd Zibbet option is to pay $7.00 month for a shop.
Again no listing fees.
No transaction fees.
Just a flat $7.00 month forever or as long as you keep your shop.
(Same as Artfire was I think $7 or 6? a month when they started, and then after they got a certain number of people they raised it to I think $12. month.)

So if you get into Zibbet now for $7 month it will never go higher, just for the folks who signed up in the beginning.

With the $7 month you get: (I am typing this from memory in no particular order.)

Unlimited listings, list as many things as you want.

Move your items around any way you want.

Change the color of the Zibbet logo to coordinate with the colors in your shop.

Change the background colors, can change anything to make it look how you want, just like a blog on blogspot.

Different size shop banners allowed.

You can add widgets to your shop: Like your Etsy mini in any size. Your Artfire mini if you have one. Your Facebook Fan Club if you have one. You can add one of those Twitter icons that takes people right to your Twitter.

You can also add widgets to your shop for different things you belong to like Etsy Teams, and such.

You can add your Flickr Photos on your shop.

There is also an option, and it is just optional, you can allow ads on your shop for businesses like Michaels Craft stores, Joann Fabrics and things like that. You would make money off the ads. (I haven't looked into that thoroughly, but I am assuming you accumulate money, but doubt you get rich. LOL)

That's about all I can think of offhand, but that's a lot that makes it very different from Etsy and Artfire.

Oh you can save the descriptions and such to make it easier to list a new item. And listing is all on one page, except the photos takes you to a 2nd page. So listing is faster.

Gosh almost forgot an important part. Referrals. Which is why I am posting on Twitter about Zibbet. I get credit for every referral. You get $1.00 off the $7 monthly fee if you get someone signed up in Zibbet.

So if you sign up for the Premium $7/month shop, and you get one friend to sign up for a Premium $7 shop, then from that point on you pay $6 month forever.

If you can get 7 people signed up for a Premium shop, you get your shop FREE forever. You'll never pay the $7 again.

I need just one more person to sign up for a Premium shop and then my shop will be free.

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