Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Happy birthday, Carrie!

Extra special birthday wishes go out today to Carrie, of Finny's Funny Fleece. For those who don't know Carrie, she was the person who first got EtsyRain up and moving. She's also hilarious, lots of fun to hang out with, and has the cutest fleece creations in her shop. She also has one of the cutest little boys I know, who is the namesake of her shop.

So stop by her shop to wish her a happy birthday and check out the fleece creations! Just don't buy the purple monkey, because I'm definitely getting it for myself as soon as I can! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Local Bounce!

Local Bounce is a relatively new, weekly event in Seattle. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday evenings, craft vendors are set up outside of Eat Local, at 2400 Queen Anne Ave N, or Bouncing Wall, at 2225 Queen Anne Ave N.

This week, four EtsyRain sellers will be at Local Bounce:
LAS Designs
I Make Cute Stuff/Totes 2 Go
Wicks and Wire / Sweet Pea Cards and Gifts

This Thursday is also the 3rd Thursday of the month, meaning its the Art Walk on Queen Anne. So you can check out some EtsyRain crafters at Local Bounce, and also check out the galleries in the area at the same time!

Happy birthday, Tara!

Join me in wishing Tara of Revival Ink a very happy birthday! Tara silk screens sweatshop free, organic, and vintage clothing items, creating a variety of great clothing for people of all ages. She's got adorable little onesies for babies, and shirts and jackets for adults. I've got several favorites in her shop, but I think these butterfly jackets are super cute, and great for Seattle weather!

So stop by Revival Ink today to check out the selection and wish Tara a happy birthday!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy birthday, Kay!

Happy birthday and wishes for a wonderful day go out to Kay of A Crafty Arab. Kay's shop is filled with all sorts of wonderful things inspired by her Arabic heritage, including this great birthday card! Here's hoping that Kay's mailbox is filled with many such birthday wishes! Check out her shop to see more of her creations, and wish her a happy birthday while you're there! :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just a Few Changes...

Hope you all don't mind, but I saw that beautiful new logo that Meghan made, and couldn't wait for it to take over the EtsyRain blog. I basically just made some color changes and added the logo, so if anyone can see something that could still use some help, or you just don't like the new look, let me know and I'll get workin'!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy belated birthday, Sarah!

Belated birthday wishes are going out to Sarah of Dandylion Eggs. Sarah makes "Pysanky," which are beautifuly intricate Ukrainian Eggs. Having seen these eggs in person, they are every bit as gorgeous as the pictures would suggest, or even more gorgeous!

So even though Sarah's birthday was yesterday, it's not too late to send good wishes her way! :) Happy belated birthday, Sarah! :)

Upcoming shows!

For the Seattle area folks (or folks who are visiting this weekend), here's some great craft shows around the Seattle area tonight and this weekend where you can find EtsyRain sellers in person!

You'll find Julia of Entangles THIS Thursday, August 7th (that's tonight!) at Local Bounce - a new craft experience in Upper Queen Anne.

You can also visit Stir tonight for the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. As always, Ugly Baby and Kimberly at Stir will be opening their studio for folks to stop by and say hi!

EtsyRAIN will be represented at the Showcase Tacoma show Friday and Saturday, August 8th and 9th, 11am to 7pm both days, by the following vendors:

Baubles by Hand
Crackpot Mosaics
I Make Cute Stuff
Maluhia Designs
Nue to Me
Woven Chains

And Angie of A Bizness Digital Images will be at Homegrown Festival in Marysville on Friday and Saturday, August 8th and 9th.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Happy birthday, EtsyRain!

EtsyRain, the Seattle street team, is a year old! It seems like we've been around so much longer, but it was a year ago today that we first got together as a group! Less than 20 people attended the first meeting; now we've got over 350 members! I don't think we can hold our next meeting at the same location we held the first one... :)

If you'd like to check out all of the great arts and crafts that EtsyRain has to offer, you can search Etsy for "team EtsyRain" (or just click the link). Anything you could possibly think of to buy on Etsy, there's a good chance we've got it in one of our many shops! :)

Happy birthday, EtsyRain! Here's to many more! :)

Happy birthday, Norm! :)

Today's birthday wishes go out to a special guy, Norm! Of course, Norm is the subject of artwork, rather than a member of EtsyRain, but we want to wish him a Happy Birthday anyway!

You can find more of Norm at Art by Norm. Here's hoping he has a great birthday! :)