Friday, October 30, 2009

New blog theme.

I gave my blog a facelift. What do you think?

Better, or worse?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

5-A-Week Features! Week 6

Welcome back. First of all, Happy Halloween to you all!

This week's feature has another theme, monochrome. Let me know in the comments what you think, and if you have suggestions on future themes, toss them in too. I'd love to hear your ideas.

Be sure to visit this week's 5:

1. - 22 sales
Lovely jewelry to match any attire.

2. - 1 sale
Intriguing raku pottery.

3. - 8 sales
Simple, classic beauty in jewelry.

4. - 14 sales
Handmade wedding supplies and jewelry.

5. - 21 sales
Cozy lap quilts in many colors.

Okay, time to compare last week's sales:
1. - 10 sales last week, 17 sales this week.
2. - 23 sales last week, 23 sales this week.
3. - 0 sales last week, 0 sales this week.
4. - 27 sales last week, 29 sales this week.
5. - 17 sales last week, 17 sales this week.

Thanks for reading, and good luck to the features!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

5-A-Week Features! Week 5

Time marches right along. We're already on week 5 of the 5-A-Week Features.
As I was looking through my list of shops with 30 or less items, I came across a couple of male-aimed items, so I thought I'd make this feature have a sort of masculine theme. Let me know what you think. (ETSIANS! Make more guy stuff, dammit! It's too far and few between. >:p )

1. - 10 sales
This shop sports some creative jewelry, including beer label jewelry, such as the bracelet featured here!

2. - 23 sales
Fantastic paintings, mostly slightly-abstract portraits. All of them display immense emotion. Beautiful!

3. - 0 sales
This shop only has 4 items currently, but all of them are some great mixes with hilarious names and captions (I had trouble deciding on a feature between this one pictured below, or the "Better Than Sex" chocolate brownies :D). Great for gifts, and easy to cook, from what I understand. I think we can expect to see more great things in this shop later.

4. - 27 sales
This is a spa set designed especially for men. Let's face it. Most men are hard on their skin and body whether at work or at play, so shouldn't they deserve a spa treatment too? There's lots of bath lovelies for the ladies at this shop too, of course.
This classic knitted beanie comes in many other colors. They're quality made, perfect for snowy outdoor activities.
Okay, now for last week's 5. Unfortunately, we only had 1 sale last week. :/ But hey, it's better than nothing! Hang in there, and we'll keep on promoting. :)
1. - 21 sales last week, 22 sales this week.
2. - 11 sales last week, 11 sales this week.
3. - 24 sales last week, 24 sales this week.
4. - 13 sales last week, 13 sales this week.
5. - 8 sales last week, 8 sales this week.
As always, good luck to you all! We'll check in next week!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

5-A-Week Features! Week 4

It's that time again! Wow, you know, Thursday comes sooner than one thinks.
Anyway! Here's this week's 5 featured Etsy shops:

1. - 21 sales
This shop has richly colorful paintings with a natural theme.

2. - 11 sales
This shop has some very cute handmade cards.

3. - 24 sales
This fellow paints Rock n' Roll folk art on plywood. Very fine work!

4. - 13 sales
There's some lovely jewelry in this shop, from colorful to elegant.

5. - 8 sales
This shop has beautiful aluminum and fabric pendants. They look like stained glass.

Okay, let's compare sales of last week's features!
1. - 11 sales last week, 16 sales this week.
2. - 18 sales last week, 25 sales this week.
3. - 20 sales last week, 20 sales this week.
4. - 3 sales last week, 3 sales this week.
5. - 4 sales last week, 5 sales this week.

Thanks for looking! As always, if you have a 5-a-week feature suggestion, email me at, or convo me on etsy at The requirements are:
*Must have 30 or fewer items.
* Much have 4 or more item listings.
*Can not be your own shop! (Get someone else to suggest you if you like. ;) )

Follow my blog! Help get the word out! :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

5-A-Week Features! Week 3

Welcome! Before we take a look at last week's 5, as usual, let's take a look at this week's features:

1. - 11 sales
This shop has some really nice wall decals, customizable to boot.

2. - 18 sales
This shop sports lovely japanese fabric, and a couple of handsome sock monkeys!

3. - 20 sales
Now, I'm not usually much of a scarf person (considering it's rarely cold enough for one here), but the colorful ones in this shop are just so awesome, I just can't resist them! They also sell some lovely headbands as well.

4. - 3 sales
Check out these lovely "blueberry" earrings. This shop has a lovely variety of jewelry.

5. - 4 sales
This shop sells beautiful hand-crafted Victorian hat boxes like the one below. Also, check out their gorgeous girls' pinafores!

Okay! Let's compare the week's sales of our last 5 features.
1. - 14 sales last week, 14 sales this week.
2. - 2 sales last week, 2 sales this week.
3. - 1 sale last week, 1 sale this week.
4. - 28 sales last week, 33 sales this week.
5. - 2 sales last week, 2 sales this week.

Congrats to eflu07 on your sales! The others who didn't have a sale this week, hang in there and don't let it get you down. There's plenty of time for sales to come later, as long as you don't give up. :)

As always, I wish you all the best of luck! <3

Thursday, October 1, 2009

5-a-Week Features! Week 2

Welcome back to 5-a-Week Features! Before we take a look at the current sales of last week's shop, here's this week's five, complete with sample photos this time!

1. - 14 sales currently
I adore the artwork in this shop. The drawings are so fun and free-spirited. Definitely check this one out.

2. - 2 sales currently
This shop has beautiful turned wood bowls and goblets. No two are alike!

3. - 1 sale currently
A cute little shop for cloth purses and change pouches. Great for the holidays.

4. - 28 sales currently
This shop features fantastic hemp jewelry with good use of color. Take a look!

5. - 2 sales currently
This shop has gorgeous ceramic pottery, as well as some very unique ceramic jewelry.

Now let's look at last week's shops, and compare their sales for the week!
1. had 27 sales last week, 28 this week.
2. had 27 sales last week, 28 this week.
3. had 16 sales last week, and 20 this week.
4. had 27 last week, and a whopping 51 this week! Nice!
5. had 0 sales last week, and 1 sale this week.
Congrats on your sales, and hang in there! I wish you all the best! :D
If you'd like to suggest a shop for my 5-a-Week Features, just convo me on etsy at, or send me an email at
The requirements are, again:
*Must have less than 30 sales
*Must have more than 4 items listed
*Can not be your own shop! :)