Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Santa is in the Garden!!



Best wishes to the many lovely people I have been meeting in my efforts to market my Etsy shop! I hope that this holiday season is proving to be fruitful for all of you. It has been slow going for me, but not really unexpected, being a little sprout in the great garden of e-commerce. Nevertheless, I am having such a rewarding time getting to know fellow artisans, networking and nurturing my fledgling business.

In the spirit of nurturing, because every great garden needs that..... I posted a  Treasury out on Etsy today to thank just a few of the wonderful people I have met along the path of promoting my shoppe. The link to the Treasury I curated is :
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=99371

 I have featured several very talented Etsy sellers - notably:
The Shutterbug Eye Photographyhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/TheShutterbugEye     Diane does jaw droppingly beautiful photography!!
 DWhiteCreations, http://www.etsy.com/shop/dwhitecreations   Dawn creates beautiful mixed media jewelry. Nothing nondiscript or ordinary about her work- just gorgeous!
Verityunmondoaparte, http://www.etsy.com/shop/verityunmondoaparte Silvia creates crocheted and hand sewn items that are just dripping with fun, and color and creativity. I LOVE her shop!
Cindy's Soaps N Such, http://www.etsy.com/shop/cindyssoapsnsuch Cindy has cute and yummy scented soaps in her shop- so many delicious scents, I think she's been raiding my garden!! ;)
TreasureGardens, http://www.etsy.com/shop/TreasureGardens The shop profile says it all...' a Treasure Trove of Earthly Delights' I couldn't have said it better myself!
GlamourDamaged, http://www.etsy.com/shop/GlamourDamaged Etsy's very own young, but 70's hippy at heart, Julie, who creates and hand makes the most adorable clutches and pouches I have ever seen!
Kate's Cache, http://www.etsy.com/shop/KatesCache She has the most snuggly, loveable hand knit and crocheted little animals and dolls in her shop.
FeelGoodEssentials, http://www.etsy.com/shop/feelgoodessentials Therapy Hot or Cold Neck Wraps with Eye Pillow sets for all the natural, pampering goodness a girl can stand! Especially a girl who is typing or creating at a desk all day! Your choice of herbs in the wraps- awesome!
CreekBedThreads http://www.etsy.com/shop/CreekBedThreads Gorgeous hand sewn pillow covers and charming flower pins. So you can look lovely and be comfy all at the same time!
Nomad Clayworks, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NomadClayworks Sculpted works of art in their shop- Ian and Phuong's work takes clay where clay has never gone before in my book! Fabulous!
TupHoney, http://www.etsy.com/shop/JoshRhi7 - Rhiannon has darling hand sewn handbags with little honey bee and hive embellishment, that is her signature, and dear to this gardener's heart.
PaperFetish, http://www.etsy.com/shop/Paperfetish- Cheri offers beautiful fabric covered journals that are adorned with lovely beads and other findings that make her items distinct, creative and useful- just what every artisan needs!
Last but not least- My alternate pick- Has to get props here in case her sweet creation doesn't get shown in the treasury- Hollybuttons, http://www.etsy.com/shop/hollybuttons Holly has the cutest plush owls in her shop! I'm desperate for one in my garden!

I had so much fun putting  this Treasury together. Etsy has such a rich, diverse pool of talented artists. It is an honor and humbling for me to even place myself among them. I plan to do more Treasurys in the future to help in my own small way, honor and celebrate the beautiful works of the wonderful people I'm having the pleasure to get to know.  Buy handmade this year, as Santa is surely in the Garden and the Etsy Elves have created wonderful items that no machine or assembly line could ever rival !!

2 comments:

DK Miller said...

Thank you so much for including my note cards in the treasury. I really appreciate it. :-) You picked some great items!

Diane

audreyscountrycrafts said...

What a great treasury!! I haven't managed to make one in a very long time - might have to try.
have a really great week!

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