Monday, December 13, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
TEA at Voladora Design's Studio was lovely! Join us for COFFEE next Sunday at the French Press.Voladora Designs
Girl Sunday Designs
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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. http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/12/biz-ladies-tips-for-selling-during-the-holidays.html
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DECEMBER 2010
Etsy S.B. members are available for interviews!
HANDMADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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.
WHO IS ETSY S.B.?
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.
TEA: OPEN STUDIO AT VOLADORA DESIGNS Dec 11th.
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
COFFEE: TRUNK SHOW AT THE FRENCH PRESS Dec. 19th
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 http://www.maryandthemachine.blogspot.com 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- http://www.etsysb.blogspot.com/
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Thursday, December 2, 2010
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, kristenwalker.com.