Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The event of the year!

Tomorrow night, November 1st, is the event of the year! :) Ten EtsyRain sellers will be at Stir Boutique (216 Alaskan Way, under the Viaduct and across from the Ferry Terminal), at the Kick Off the Holidays Sale. This event runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., as a part of the First Thursday Art Walk in the Pioneer Square area.

The list of artists with their Etsy shops can also be found here, but we'd really love to see you in person! Get a head start on your holiday shopping, far in advance of the crowds and headaches!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Redmond Holiday Craft Bazaar

If you're looking for a place to get some Christmas shopping done this weekend, why not check out the Redmond Holiday Craft Bazaar?

The location is: 8703 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA, and it runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Though it won't be populated almost entirely with EtsyRain sellers, as the Fall Thing was, Anandi (Anandi's Laboratory) and I (ScaryWhiteGirl Designs) have a table, where we will be selling jewelry and crocheted items. Come by and say hi! :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Buy Seattle-made, in person!

If you're in the Seattle area, there are two upcoming opportunities to buy Seattle-made craft items from members of EtsyRain in person.

The first event is tomorrow, October 18th, at the Women's University Club Holiday Show. This is located at 1105 Sixth Avenue, and runs from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The only EtsyRain member I know for certain will be there is Kelly of Tomato Tomato, but there will be other crafters there as well.

The second event is Saturday, October 20th, at the Phinney Ridge Community Center. Dubbed the "Fall Thing," this event will be attended by MANY EtsyRain crafters. There will be a nice selection of different styles and mediums. This event runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and the location is 6532 Phinney Ave. N (Phinney Ridge area).

Monday, October 15, 2007


Although the precise distinction between recycling, upcycling, and repurposing may be a little bit fuzzy in some cases, we have several members of EtsyFast who are proponents of reusing materials that would otherwise have added to landfills.

Some of our members scour area GoodWill stores and other thrift stores for components for their crafts: from jewelry to wool sweaters to belts. Others scan the remnant bins at fabric stores for small pieces of fabric that no one else wanted, or use every last scrap of fabric that would have been discarded from a larger project. The different things that EtsyRain members do with recycled, upcycled, and repurposed materials are as diverse as our membership!

Check out the EtsyMini in the left hand sidebar for a small selection of EtsyRain sellers who have reused materials to create their artistic and crafty items. You can also search Etsy for "etsyrain" with "recycled," "repurposed," or "upcycled."

Posted as a part of Blog Action Day.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Birthday wishes!

EtsyRain would like to wish a very happy birthday to our very own Laura, of LAS Designs!

Laura's Etsy shop is a mix of adorable embellished onesies and some really neat ceramics. This ceramic head is a big favorite of mine, and would make a great Halloween decoration! (Click on the picture to see the other views--the side view is similarly great!)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

EtsyRain does Halloween!

The members of EtsyRain are just finishing up our first "Creative Challenge." The theme for this challenge was Halloween. If you'd like to see all of the EtsyRain Halloween themed items, click here (takes you to an Etsy search). This is just a small sampling of some of the cute and spooky stuff that our members have created.

--Dawn (a.k.a. ScaryWhiteGirl)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Happy birthday to our very own Ugly Baby!

Rosalie of UglyBaby is having a birthday today, so I thought it might be nice to show off some of her nifty shower art. This seahorse is just too cute, and has red and green stuff in his brain. :)

You could also go check out her other project, bARTer Sauce, and leave her comments all over the place. That would be fun. :)

And, of course, if you want to wish her a happy birthday in person, tomorrow is First Thursday, and she and her studio partner, Kimberly, will have their studio, Stir Boutique open to the public tomorrow night.

So happy birthday, Rosalie!

--Dawn (a.k.a. ScaryWhiteGirl)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Shop EtsyRain!

Welcome! How exciting to have a new blog just for EtsyRain! Check back soon for information on upcoming local shows and meetings. In the meantime, have a look at some of the EtsyRain artisan's work available 24/7 at Etsy. Click on the image below to explore and shop. Enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Welcome to the EtsyRain Blog!

A bit of explanation for those who don't know what this is all about: is a website for people to buy and sell all things handmade. A good number of Seattle based Etsy sellers (over 100 already!) have organized into a street team, which we decided to name EtsyRain. The street team is open to anyone in the Seattle area, but we define "area" very broadly--there are sellers who live more than 2 hours away from downtown Seattle involved in this group.

Our blog is to let the world know about cool things that the sellers of EtsyRain are doing--whether that is sales, local events, or exciting happenings. We've got several different authors who will be contributing to this blog, and I'll be continually adding links to the left hand column, so that you can browse through the wide variety of items available in our Etsy shops. (You can also use "etsyrain" as a search term on Etsy to find many of our items.)

If you're an Etsy seller who is interested in joining EtsyRain, just check out our Meet-up. We'd be happy to have you!

--Dawn, a.k.a. ScaryWhiteGirl