Saturday, December 11, 2010

TEA photos!

TEA at Voladora Design's Studio was lovely! Join us for COFFEE next Sunday at the French Press.Voladora Designs
Girl Sunday Designs

June B.


Cute Etsy Girls!

Tea sandwiches


Join us for TEA today!

404 Ruth off of Castillo, 2-6pm S.B. baby!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tips for Selling during the Holidays from Top Esty Seller the Black Apple!

I am an admirer of The Black Apple, one of Ety's top sellers, with over 30,000 sales under her belt, WOAH!!!
She kindly blogged out her tips for holiday selling on the lovely Design Sponge blog...advice I will follow next year if I can survive thru this holiday season! yikes! I highly recommend giving it a read.

Squirrel on a String art print by the black apple

Sunday, December 5, 2010

TEA and COFFEE Press Release


Press Contact | Cimmi Cumes | 805-845-7644 |

Etsy S.B. members are available for interviews!


If you haven’t heard of Etsy yet, you will soon!

What is Etsy?

Etsy is the world's most vibrant handmade marketplace. They connect consumers with independent creators and designers to find the very best in handmade goods, while providing these artists with the technology and information they need to start and grow their own businesses.

Etsy is a community that actively supports one another in the shared goal of offering alternatives to mass-produced objects. Etsy works to highlight the true value of handmade goods and their creators and encourage awareness of the social and environmental implications of production and consumption. Etsy to was created in 2005 with the vision of reconnecting maker and consumer, and swing the pendulum back to a time when we bought our bread from the baker, food from the farmer, and shoes from the cobbler.

Etsy S.B. is a “locals only” team of crafters and artists who sell on Etsy and are located in the Santa Barbara area.

What is an Etsy Team? Etsy Teams are smaller groups of organized Etsy members who network, share skills, and promote their shops and Etsy together. A Team forms around a shared location, a medium, or another interest. Etsy's 150+ teams make Etsy not just a marketplace of individuals, but an interconnected and diverse handcrafters' community. Teams are Etsy’s biggest and most creative grassroots engine!

Etsy S.B. will be putting together a series of fun events as a team and helping promote each others arty crafty work in various creative ways. Etsy S.B. will be hosting a series of open studios, trunk shows, a blog, workshops, plus participating as a team in craft fairs, and doing many fun crafty things! Our first 2 events will be held in December and are themed Tea & Coffee. Etsy SB also has a Valentines event in the works for February 5th in Victoria Court.


Voladora Design’s homey downtown studio is delighted to be the first Etsy S.B. Open Studio and will host a fun tea party and a trunk show from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday November 11th to kick off Etsy S.B.! Tasty holiday treats be available for the enjoyment of all! Voladora Designs is the featured artist and will be selling her amazing reclaimed fiber creations. In addition to Voladora, 7 Etsy sellers will be in on site with their handmade goods for sale (click on the links below to see their Etsy shops)

The Strange Bird- fine art and prints

Bohemian Bombshell – Head Ornaments

Cimmerii – Dolls and Plushies

Girl Sunday Designs- Eco friendly bags

Ayapapaya- Feather jewelry

June B Creations- Handwoven beaded bracelets, leather cuffs, Thai silver

Stacylynnc – aprons and fiber creations


Even more Etsy S.B. team members will be on hand for a trunk show at the French Press from 11-4pm on Sunday December 19th, Etsy S.B. will be taking over the back patio with a pop-up trunk show featuring 12 Etsy S.B. members. (click on the links below to see their Etsy shops)

Ecozuzu- Earth Friendly Apparel

Wearwallace – Fine Art

GiggleSparkle- Cute stuff!

Roguebutterfly – Raw Glam Jewelry

Ayapapaya- feather jewelry

rhinck (hairbows by robin)

Stacylynnc – Aprons and fiber creations

Cimmerii – Dolls and plushies

Girl Sunday Designs- Eco friendly snack bags

Voladora Designs- Reclaimed fiber creations

The sweetb- yummy knitter~!

twinbella -Simple and Elegant Jewelry


Etsy S.B. will also have several team members participating in Holiday Craftique presented by Etsy S.B. team member Mary and the Machine on December 18th from 10 am-4:30 pm. Located on Upper State Street at 4159 State.

Check out for more details.

Shop online or at one of our events and bring S.B. handmade home for the holidays!"

For information about ETSY S.B. please visit the blog-

High quality photos are available for your use! See the attached files. For additional photos please contact Cimmi at

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa Barbara Featured in Current Edition of ReadyMade Magazine

Posted by Kristen

As an artist and creative person, ReadyMade is one of my favorite magazines. My friend Stephanie affectionately refers to it as "craft porn," and that pretty much sums up how I feel about it.

Last night when I got the latest edition in my mailbox, I ran to the bed to get my relax on (and get warm! I know it's Santa Barbara and all, but it's been c-c-c-old here lately!), and I flipped it open. I couldn't believe my eyes! Santa Barbara was the focus of the Place Setting feature!

I was so stoked to read about Santa Barbara in the way that I know and love it - a place that is home to so many heart and soul creative types. I feel so blessed to live here and to be part of the Santa Barbara creative community, and I am especially excited about this newly formed Santa Barbara Etsy Team!

PS - My bio is coming soon! I promise! :) but in the meantime, you can find out more about me on my blog,