Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy birthday, Jill!


Happy birthday wishes go out today to Jill of York Patty. Jill makes some of the cutest kids clothing, for babies all the way up to a girls size 14. She also sews other items and knits beanies.

Stop by York Patty today to wish Jill a very happy birthday, and check out the great items in her shop. She's got clothing for any season, whether your little one needs more stuff for a cold winter day, or whether you're preparing for the coming spring!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Happy birthday, Danielle!


Many happy birthday wishes today go to Danielle, of Ravenna Girls. Danielle is one half of the Ravenna Girls team, and their shop features vintage finds and handmade items.

While the bulk of their shop is vintage, I couldn't resist this cute little onesie, with custom lettering, to show off. Stop by Ravenna Girls today to wish Danielle a happy birthday, and to check out all of the other neat stuff they've got to offer in their shop!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Belated EtsyRAIN Happy birthday wishes go out to Jennifer of TudorDesigns.etsy.com! (Sorry this is late Jennifer!)

Check out her Etsy shop and consider adding some of Jennifer's fantastic handmade one-of-a-kind clocks, calendars, books, nightlights and other "FUNctional" home accessories to your gift shopping list! Her Quote Calendars (pictured at right) come in packs of 3 -- one for yourself and two to give away! How great is that!?

Happy Birthday Jennifer!

Happy birthday, Itaya! :)


Happy birthday wishes go out today to Itaya, of Divinity Gardens Artistic Expressions and Divinity Gardens Creative Designs. The former shop contains Itaya's paintings, while the latter contains her handcrafted items, like soaps and plush owls.

So stop by one or both of Itaya's shop today, wish her a happy birthday, and check out the variety of great items she's got to offer! Her owls are too cute, her paintings are beautiful, and her soap looks divine!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Get your Christmas shopping done!


If you're local to Seattle, there are two great opportunities to get a lot of your Christmas shopping out of the way.

Urban Craft Uprising is at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall today (Dec. 6th) and tomorrow (Dec. 7th), from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.

The Punk Rock Flea Market is at the Underground Events Center, 2407 1st Ave., Seattle, WA, today (Dec. 6th), from 10 a.m. till late. It costs $1 to get in, but the proceeds benefit the Low Income Housing Institute. And if you stick around past 6 p.m., there are bands playing!

Other shows are occurring today as well, but these two shows feature a TON of EtsyRain folks. Stop by and say hello! :)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy birthday, Debbie!


Many happy birthday wishes go out today to Debbie of Baubles Buttons Beads. Debbie makes jewelry, including bracelets, necklaces, and earrings, from vintage and repurposed items.

Stop by Baubles Buttons Beads today to wish Debbie a happy birthday and to check out more of her creations!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy birthday, Trina!


Happy birthday wishes go out today to Trina of Woven Chains. Trina creates chainmaille jewelry, mixing bright colors with traditional metallic colors to make fun and elegant pieces!

I know Trina loves making the bracelets like the one pictured to the right, and they're a lot of fun to play with and wear! So stop by Woven Chains today to wish Trina a very happy birthday, and check out all of the other great chainmaille items she offers!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

No need to leave the house for Black Friday!

Get great deals in the comfort of your own home! EtsyRAIN members are celebrating Black Friday (and many through the weekend) with some great offers! Check them out... (please be sure to check each store's announcements for details).

LoveMeKnotCreations
  • Buy ONE (at retail) Get ONE Half Off! (Item must be equal or lesser value.)Buy TWO (at retail) Get ONE Free! (Item must be of equal or lesser value)
  • Plus Free USA Domestic Shipping, and discounted International Shipping.
A revised invoice will be sent via Paypal or if customer has already paid, money will be refunded via Paypal.


Sucree
  • Thanksgiving Day thru CyberMonday first paid sale of the day gets a free pair of "Fine Hoops"earrings.
  • Thanksgiving thru Dec 6th free shipping and gift wrapping/gift card if wanted.
  • BOGO Sale involving my Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments. Buy one ornament, get any one other item in the store (equal or lower value) half off.
  • As well as free shipping for any jewelry items!
  • All Recycled Tshirt dresses 30% off (reduced price reflected in listings)
  • All Quilts, Burp Rags and Bibs 20% off (reduced price reflected in listings)

GBaneyx Designs

  • 20% off jewelry (reduced price reflected in listings)

Haute Goat

ArtbyNorm

  • 50% off ArtByNorm original paintings Fri-Mon

Wire Tree

  • Free shipping anywhere with purchase of $30 or more

Scary White Girl Designs & Counting Stars

  • Free shipping on any purchase of $30 or more (which can be across the two shops), and it'll run from Nov. 27-Dec. 2.

Entangles

  • Free Shipping on orders of $15 or more

Stark Horizons

  • November 27 through December 1 - 20% off everything in the shop
  • Free Shipping to the US.

Sew Cherie

  • Cloth napkins:$1 each AND Buy 10 Get 1 Free (free item will be chosen at random)

ABiznessDigital

  • FREE shipping with purchase of $20+.
  • FREE MAGNET (my choice) w/ any purchase for items under $20

Pepo Park

  • Free lip balm (flavor of my choosing) with every order.
  • Free soap ball (scent of my choosing) for the first 20 orders over $20.

DandylionEggs

  • Free shipping Friday through Monday

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy birthday, Lauren!


Today, EtsyRain is wishing a very happy birthday to Lauren of Dress Green. Lauren makes a variety of bath and body products, including soaps, lip balms, exfoliants, moisturizers, and more.

Stop by Dress Green today to wish Lauren a happy birthday, and to check out the many great products she offers there!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy birthday, Morgan!


Happy birthday wishes go out today to Morgan, of Bygone Arts. Morgan does calligraphy, and creates beautiful one of a kind frameable pieces of written artwork! These are really spectacular!

So stop by Bygone Arts to wish Morgan a happy birthday, and to check out the lovely calligraphy work that she offers!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Open and Ready for Business!

It's been a long time coming, but the EtsyRAIN team store is finally open and ready for business! Currently featuring the items from our first Premium Member challenge for "stocking stuffers" - you will find a wide selection of handmade arts.

Items are slowly being updated, so check back frequently for new selections.

All items are donated by EtsyRAIN members to help support the various activities and the marketing efforts of the group.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy birthday, Kelly!


Many happy birthday wishes go out today to Kelly, of tomato TOMATO. Kelly is a graphic designer who mainly makes custom items for weddings, baby showers, and other life events.

Every once in a while, Kelly does have an item that doesn't involve customization, like this cute daisy card. This card could be wonderful for all sorts of occasions! So stop by tomato TOMATO today to wish Kelly a happy birthday, and to check out the other great items in her shop! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy birthday, Heather!


Join us in wishing Heather of Blythe by Design a very happy birthday today! Heather makes beaded jewelry and also sells her photography in her shop.

While I do love the stunning black and white photos that Heather takes, I have to say that her beaded rings are what really catches my attention. Simple, elegant, and brilliantly photographed! So stop by Blythe by Design today to wish Heather a happy birthday! While you're there, check out her photography and all of her lovely beaded jewelry!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

EtsyRain virtual trunk show and SALES!

On Thursday, November 13th, at 6 p.m. Pacific time, 10 of the artisans of EtsyRain will be featured in a trunk show in Etsy's virtual labs. You'll be able to find the event in the Treehouse.

In conjunction with this trunk show, some of our EtsyRain members are holding sales in their shop. Check out this list for the details of the sales!

Shop(s)DatesSale terms
Baddins Design11/13Vintage Clothing Blow Out! All Vintage clothing is 25% off. All Art by Betsy is 25% off, too!
Little Overcoat11/13Free shipping on any order over $30!
Love Me Knot Creations11/13-11/16Buy one item, get the second (of lesser or equal value) at half price!
Nits Kreations11/13-11/1650% off everything in the shop!
Norik Designs and
The Lyre of King David
11/11-11/26Buy one item, get the second at 50% off! Buy 3 or more items, get 30% off your entire order!
ScaryWhiteGirl Designs and
Counting Stars
11/13-11/16Free shipping on any purchase of $25 or more! Your purchases can come from one or both shops!
SR Designs11/10-11/15All items on sale!
WireTree11/13-11/19Spend at least $40 and get a personalized antiqued copper and leather bookmark for free ($20 value)!

(Italicized shop names are featured in the trunk show.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy birthday, Jennifer!


Birthday wishes go out today to Jennifer of Tudor Designs. Jennifer makes a wide array of items for her shop, including magnets, stickers, other paper products, clocks, and night lights! There's definitely something for everyone at Tudor Designs!

It's hard to pick just one thing to showcase, but I like these magnets for a bright splash of color on an otherwise plain fridge or filing cabinet. So stop by Jennifer's shop today to check out the variety, and while you're there, wish her a very happy birthday!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Happy birthday, Nora!


Many birthday wishes go out today to Nora, of Many Faces of Eve and The Lyre of King David. Nora makes beautiful jewelry creations, focusing on Judaica in her second shop.

I'm always surprised to see purple and green together, as I think I'm one of the few people in the world who really loves that color combination. Looks like I might not be the only one, though! Check out the rest of the jewelry in both of Nora's shops, and wish her a happy birthday while you're there!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy birthday, Samantha!


Blow out the candles and make a wish! Today is Samantha's, of Witts Wicks and Knits, birthday! Like her shop name implies, Samantha makes candles and knits, along with assorted other items.

Personally, I think this very vanilla candle would be to die for, but check out Samantha's shop and see what else catches your attention! While you're there, wish her a very happy birthday!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Happy birthday, Jessica!


Many happy birthday wishes to Jessica of Sew Many Little Things. Jessica sews bags out of T-shirts and organic lavender filled eye pillows and sachets.

Stop by Jessica's shop today to wish her a happy birthday, and shop around to see if you find anything that you're looking for!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy birthday, Janea!


Happy birthday wishes go out today to Janea, of Daisie Mai Creations! Janea makes all sorts of lovely jewelry, including toe rings--not something I've seen a lot of on Etsy!

Stop by Janea's shop today to wish her a happy birthday, and take a look at her jewelry designs. You might just find something that would make a great gift for someone you know!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy birthday, Mollie!


Happy birthday wishes go out today to Mollie of Mollie Fabric! Mollie makes a variety of items for her Etsy shop, and describes herself as "a digital artist and traditional craftswoman from the Great Northwest!"

Of course, what Mollie may be best known for is her posters of photographs of meat in the shape of words. When my youngest sister's birthday rolled around, and I told her I'd be in Texas just before her birthday, she told me that she wanted beef for her birthday. I immediately thought of Mollie's meat posters, and guess what my sister got for her birthday? :)

So stop by Mollie Fabric today and check out the meat poster and other items in her shop, and wish Mollie a happy birthday while you're there!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy birthday, Halina!


Many happy birthday wishes today go out to Halina, of HalinaB Designs. Halina makes lovely jewelry for women, as well as strong, masculine pieces for men, or for anyone who wants a more unisex jewelry piece.

Personally, I'm a big fan of both the metalwork and the beads on this bracelet, but no matter what sort of jewelry you're looking for, Halina has many options--bracelets, earrings, and necklaces. She also makes flowers that don't wilt or die from metal and beads--super cute! So stop by HalinaB Designs today and wish Halina a wonderful birthday!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Happy birthday, Laura!


Please join EtsyRain in wishing Laura of LAS Designs a very happy birthday! Laura makes a variety of clay items, including plates, bowls, banks, and, my personal favorite, mugs. I have one of Laura's spiky mugs (with some serious spikiness) at home, and I love it! The handle is nice and roomy, and it works well as a mug for hot or cold beverages.

So check out Laura's shop and wish her a happy birthday. She's running birthday week sales from the 13th through the 17th of October, so you can get an amazing deal in honor of her birthday!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy birthday, Erin!


Wishing a happy birthday to Erin of Xanadu 2 You today! Erin makes gorgeous home decor items, particularly enameled copper wire baskets. Her creations are sure to brighten up any room of your home!

Stop by her shop today and wish her a very happy birthday! While you're there, check out her crocheted wire jewelry and hats, which are super unique!

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Handmade Arts Show, part 5



This Sunday, October 12th, EtsyRain.com presents The Handmade Arts Show! This event takes place at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first 50 people in the door will receive a swag bag, chock full of all sorts of wonderful items from EtsyRain artisans.

You can check out EtsyRain Events for the full list of artists, or you can get a sneak peek at all of the artists in the posts below this one!



1. World of Whimm / Nue to Me
2. Love Me Knot Creations
3. Maluhia Designs
4. CheyLo Creations
5. Weaving One
6. A Crafty Arab
7. I Make Cute Stuff (Tote2Go)
8. Finny's Funny Fleece

Happy birthday, Lindsey!

Happy birthday wishes go out today to Lindsey of Love Me Knot Creations. Lindsey makes lovely sewn items, particularly muscle relief bags and eye pillows, in beautiful fabrics.

In addition, Lindsey will be selling at the Handmade Arts Show this weekend, so stop by on Sunday and wish her a belated happy birthday. Or, if you're not in the Seattle area, stop by Love Me Knot Creations and wish her a happy birthday there, while you check out her products!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Handmade Arts Show, part 4



This Sunday, October 12th, EtsyRain.com presents The Handmade Arts Show! This event takes place at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first 50 people in the door will receive a swag bag, chock full of all sorts of wonderful items from EtsyRain artisans.

You can check out EtsyRain Events for the full list of artists, or you can get a sneak peak of six artists per day here at EtsyRain.com!



1. Pam Sanders Art
2. Baubles by Hand / It's Made at Home
3. Kinor David / Norik
4. Happy Jack Jewelry
5. Wire Tree Jewelry
6. Cog Couture

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Handmade Arts Show, part 3



This Sunday, October 12th, EtsyRain.com presents The Handmade Arts Show! This event takes place at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first 50 people in the door will receive a swag bag, chock full of all sorts of wonderful items from EtsyRain artisans.

You can check out EtsyRain Events for the full list of artists, or you can get a sneak peak of six artists per day here at EtsyRain.com!



1. Felted Style
2. Marin Knits
3. Original Cyn Studios
4. Haute Goat
5. Scarf City / Roz's Sax Seattle
6. Scary White Girl Designs

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Handmade Arts Show, part 2



This Sunday, October 12th, EtsyRain.com presents The Handmade Arts Show! This event takes place at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The first 50 people in the door will receive a swag bag, chock full of all sorts of wonderful items from EtsyRain artisans.

You can check out EtsyRain Events for the full list of artists, or you can get a sneak peak of six artists per day here at EtsyRain.com!



1. Wicks and Wire / Sweet Pea Cards & Gifts
2. Revival Ink
3. Seattle Sundries
4. Ugly Baby
5. Witt's Wicks
6. LAS Designs