Monday, September 3, 2007

Crafty Planet

The online indie retailer,, sells really fun fabrics, patterns and books. Check them out and support small business!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Craft Show Tips has a great article for those new to the craft show circuit. Checks it out!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Gocco! Gocco! Gocco!

Step 1. Buy a gocco kit! They are hard to find because they come from Japan. But there are a few Japanese sellers on Etsy who sell them!
PG-5 Gocco Kit from PrintAddictJapan

Step 2. Print your heart out.
Knitt Silhouette by Eekdesign

best wishes bag and wishbones by somethingshidinghere
doodlebug card by lizadams

notecards by michellebrusegaard

Want to learn more about gocco? Here's link to a helpful tutorial:
Brought to you by the small object!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Don't order another 1,000 business cards!

Since starting at etsy I have discovered business cards aren't the most effective or fun way to promote yourself. We make bandanas, mini-posters, lip balm, stickers and other inexpensive handmade items and give them away. People are just more enthusiastic when you give them something handmade and useful. Even magnets and buttons can be put to use making them better than a business card that will probably end up at the bottom of someones junk drawer. Here are some more ideas for promoting your shop:Custom Matchboxes by MonsterPromos

Custom Matchbook Notepads by ThePromoShop

Make a zine about your creative process!

Screenprinted bandanas! Make your own and print a whole slew of them to give out to customers. There are a few Etsy ones available in our shop if you like these. Find 'em here.

Custom pencils by Sweet Paperie. Available in a bunch of colors. Great idea!
Can you think of any others? - share them!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Lovely Packaging

make your own box out of recycled paper! go to for free templates.
oh.. lacy packaging tape. how chic! $10 at makes these sweet little owl bags perfect for packaging up small items at a craft show! 15 bags for $5.50.

Monday, August 6, 2007


We are loving right now. if you need a new notebook or some fancy labels to close up your packages with check out their shop .
mini notebooks out of salvaged materials. sweet!

silk-screened recycled labels