Saturday, March 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Marlo!

Today, we're wishing a very happy birthday to Marlo! Marlo has two Etsy shops, I Make Cute Stuff and Marlo M. And she does make the cutest stuff EVER--the little cactus pincushion is just one example. She also makes Totes 2 Go, which are great, reusable shopping bags. Unfortunately, I can't show you one right now, because she's at a show all weekend selling those!

Marlo is also one of the organizers of EtsyRain, and she does a great job of keeping us all informed and moving forward on our plans. She's also a wonderful resource for those of us who are just getting started out in the arts and crafts business, and she's a wonderfully sweet person too! So I hope everyone will join me in wishing Marlo a VERY happy birthday!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Scarywhitegirl!

As it's been said many times, Dawn is really not scary at all. In fact, I've met her and she is a very kind person. I also own several of her hats and I LOVE them!

Dawn is the creative genius behind the very eclectic Scary White Girl designs on Etsy. From Bottle Cap Belts to Decapitated Dollies, her shop contains something for everyone.

My current favorite is her crocheted One Fish, Two Fish crocheted plushies. And as I mentioned before, you can't go wrong with her hats. My son loves his... and my daughter will not leave the house without one of her hats.

Visit her store, wish her a Happy Birthday and buy a thing or two!

Friday, March 21, 2008

See EtsyRain artisans at the Punk Rock Flea Market

Quite a few of our EtsyRain artisans will be selling their items in person at the Punk Rock Flea Market tomorrow, March 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Many of the sellers do pack up before the bands start playing (around 6 p.m.), so come early if you want to be sure to catch us there! There is a $1 admission fee, but the proceeds from the admission fee go to benefit the Low Income Housing Institute.

This event is a craft fair / flea market, so you can find all sorts of handmade stuff, vintage stuff, and even new or gently used stuff! The venue is family friendly prior to 6 p.m.; beer doesn't get served until after that time.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty Day!

This photo insisted I post it on this day. Visit Finny's Funny Fleece to see more equally fabulous hats, hoods and fun fleece finds!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy birthday, Beth! (only a day late!)

Last night, as I sat in front of my computer, I knew there was a blog post I was meant to make somewhere. It didn't click until this morning that it was time to celebrate Beth's birthday (a.k.a. WireTree).

Beth makes all sorts of beaded jewelry and works with wire as well. This piece has always been one of my favorites in her shop, and I'm always surprised that it's still there for me to look at!

Beth is also great fun to sit and talk to--she and I shared a table at a craft show, and though the day was fairly slow, we had lots of good conversations! So here's wishing her the very best, and hoping that her birthday yesterday was wonderful!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

First Thursday at Stir!

On Thursday, March 6th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., four EtsyRain artists will be featured at Stir, 216 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA 98104 (under the viaduct behind the OK Hotel, right across from the ferry terminal).

Jewelry by Tarah Prater Designs and Halina B Designs. Shower Art by Ugly Baby. Photography by Stir Orginals.

Don't miss it!