Monday, April 27, 2009

call for funny stories

I'm writing a book about how to get started with a creative business. Does anyone have any funny stories/would like to be interviewed about them for the book? I would credit your website for sure.My email is Thanks!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

breaking news: 4/25 Austin Handmade Market postponed

The Austin Handmade Market scheduled for this weekend (April 25) is being postponed until the following Saturday (May 2). That will be the weekend before Mother's Day, so it should be a good one!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Etsy Austin Gets Around!

I had a blast at this month's Etsy Austin meeting.  This team has done such a great job it can be overwhelming ... in a good way.  First the events for next weekend (the 25th):  I know of two that are full of Etsy Austin members.  (Please add some more in the comments). 

Ft. Worth - Funky Finds Spring Fling  - indoors and free!  Make it by the Etsy Texas Crafters Booth *

Sunset Valley Farmer's Market - rumors abound that Etsy members are found there... :-). 

My next goal is to visit every member's etsy store and blog.   I really love snuggleherd's etsy site    Her blog is really fun and if you visit there is a FREE coloring page link.   I love free!  This a fun little gift to tie in with her fun coloring cards and animal themed designs.   So much to learn from such a great group!  Thanks. 

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Declare Your Craftiness & Support the Team!

Meet Beth A, one of our awesome team chicas, shown here peddlin' our team stuff at the Austin Handmade Market last Saturday.

Beth designed the nifty team t-shirt she's wearing, as well as these fabulous new totes screen-printed with "I make stuff." They are so cool! They're really roomy & only $20 (only $18 for members!), which goes toward operating expenses for the team.

These totes will soon be available in our team Etsy shop, but if you want one right now, you can contact Beth & order one. Be sure to check out her other adorable tote bags, stationery and gifts in her Paired Hearts shop!

Monday, April 6, 2009

CRAFT has a Flickr pool!

Ok, probably everyone knew this except for me. I just realized today that one of my favorite blogs has a Flickr pool that anyone can upload any crafty thing to. And even better, they pick a few stand-outs every week to feature on the blog! How cool is that? Just wanted to make sure everyone knew about this opportunity to get your work in front of people. EtsyAustin needs to represent! : )

Check out this week's Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup. I mean, how cute & unique are those PB & J pillows from DiffractionFiber?!