Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Happy birthday, Daren!

Happy birthday wishes go out to Daren, of DB Designs. DB Designs is a great Etsy shop with very different sorts of wooden boxes. As the ScaryWhiteGirl, I can't help but love things like this box that looks like a shark. Another favorite of mine is sold--a heart shaped box with an old school tattoo banner across it, reading "Forever."

DB Designs also offers fused glass jewelry. Although the selection in the Etsy shop is small at the moment, there's great stuff to be found there.

So happy birthday, Daren!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day is coming...

Are you prepared?

If, like most of us, you're going "Mother's Day? But it's April still!", don't panic. The sellers of EtsyRain have you covered. There's still plenty of time to peruse our lists of shops on the left, or to search for "EtsyRain" on Etsy, and have a gift in your hands (or your mother's hands) in plenty of time for Mother's Day (May 11th, in case you were wondering). Of course, you probably want to act quickly, so that the postal service has a chance of delivering your gift on time.

Alternately, if you're in the Seattle area, you can come to the Puget Sound Indie Arts show on Saturday, May 10th. It's the day before Mother's Day, so if your mother doesn't live in Seattle, it may be a bit too late. But if your mother does live in the Seattle area, or you're going elsewhere to see her on Mother's Day, what a great way to get your mom a handmade gift! There will be a variety of items available that appeal to moms--jewelry, cards, purses or totes, and so much more.

Also, as an added incentive, the first 50 people through the door at the show will receive a handmade gift bag filled with sample items from multiple EtsyRain sellers. Having been involved with the construction of these bags, I can assure you that you will be impressed by the bags. I think you'll also be impressed with the contents--I've only seen pictures of the contributions, but I know we collected a LARGE number of contributions, and there is some great stuff included in those contributions!