Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Vendor Showcase: Pink is My Favorite Crayon

I don't care what Netflix says; pink IS the new black. Today's vendor showcase features all things pink, in all shades of pink: hot pink, neon pink, rose, coral...if it's pink, it's here. 

Hot Hot Hot Necklace
hot pink/white chalcedony briolette necklace by Foamy Wader

Pink Skull & Crossbones Hoodie
girls hoodie dress by City Kid
Rose Blessing Voodoo Doll Sachet
voodoo doll sachet for positive thoughts by Moultinology

Rose Quartz Ring
rose quartz cabochon in sterling silver ring by JMcCormick Designs

Market Weave Pouch
custom illustration silk-screened on cotton by Slide Sideways

2014 Pin-Up Calendar
burlesque illustrations in a calendar by Stasia Burrington

These vendors (with or without their pink) will be at the 2013 etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show this Friday & Saturday on Seattle's waterfront at Pier 66!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vendor Showcase: What's Your Angle?

Chevrons, zigzags, inverted matter what you call them, they're hip. Whether your ulterior motive is to be hip or to make someone hip, you can't go wrong with these angles.

San Francisco Messenger Makeup Bag
handcrafted pouch by Atlas Past

Bold Brass Dot Tribal Chevron Necklace
hand-sawed brass pendant by Elisa Shere Jewelry

Chevron Letterpress Notecards
handprinted "blind deboss" notecards by Tutta Lou Press

Set of Three Towels
vibrant fabric and terry cloth towels by Wooden Clothespin

Double Sunbeam Necklace
suspended antiqued brass pendants by Wit and Pepper
You'll find these vendors and many more at the 2013 etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show on Pier 66 this Friday and Saturday. Wanna be hip? Be there!

Gold Sponsor: United Reprographics

EtsyRAIN is pleased to once again have the sponsorship of United Reprographics. Seattle’s Premier Color Printing Company has supporting the EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show consistently and we are so grateful! The companies eloquent print works helps spread the word about the show in the form of bright and compelling post cards and flyers.

United Reprographics has been committed to providing high quality reprographic services to its dedicated Puget Sound clients. It’s locally owned and operated and regularly supports the local community. The Bend Over Backwards Service Guarantee has been felt each year by the etsyRAIN team, our members, and supporters.
If you are looking to have anything printed for your business from business cards to banners, postcards to pop-up displays, we recommend you give United Reprographics a try -- and tell please them “etsyRAIN sent you”!

Stop in this week and see what they can do for you: 1750 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

We Love You United Reprographics!

Silver Sponsor: Grand + Benedicts

Grand + Benedicts has once again signed on as a Silver sponsor to the Handmade Holiday show. It makes perfect sense to us because the entire crafting community relies on G+B to outfit our craft displays with its comprehensive selection of store fixtures.

From gridwall accessories to bags, mirrors, tags and hangers, Grand + Benedicts has everything a store (or crafter) needs to present a beautiful display. We’re thrilled to have their support at the Silver level and look forward to stocking our booths with their merchandise.
Be sure to stop in their Seattle Showroom: 3825 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm and tell them you heard about them through etsyRAIN!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Vendor Showcase: Under the Sea

Sing along in your best Sebastian voice: "Just look at the world around you, right here on the ocean floor. Such wonderful things surround you. What more is you lookin' for? Under the Sea, under the sea..." You won't need to look any further than the 2013 etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show for these handmade ocean-themed treasures.

Hoist the anchor, maties! Check out these sweet little leggings for a sweet little one.

Kids Organic Ombre Anchor Leggings
Handcarved stamp on organic bamboo by I Love You Most 

Seahorses...did you know they mate for life? Congratulate the new couple with this adorable letterpress notecard.

Seahorses Congratulations Card
letterpress notecard by Ilee
This set will properly commemorate a trip to the ocean with a loved one.

Moonstone Tidepool Set
earrings, ring, and necklace by Jewelry by Brett
Kitties love fish, so why not give them a toy that will delight their mind and their senses?!

Felt Catnip Fish
handstitched felt organic catnip kitty toy by Wicked Kitty Toys
Octopi are amazingly impressive creatures...and so is this necklace!

Octopus Necklace
reversible wood & brushed steel pendant necklace by Oliotto
It's not hard to imagine what it looks like under the sea with this stunning mosaic!

mosaic of glass from locally produced stained glass by Raquel's Mosaics

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bronze Sponsor: Pacific Fabrics

If you’ve ever strolled through Pacific Fabrics sublime selection of fabrics and crafting supplies you know the beauty and inspiration that comes from those shelves and bins. Their unmatched selection of fabric options is appealing enough on its own. Add in the yarn and sewing supplies that they offer, and Pacific Fabrics extends beyond a store and becomes an experience for crafters of all mediums to enjoy.

Visit any one of the five Pacific Fabric locations in Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Northgate, and their outlet center in SODO! EtsyRAIN welcomes Pacific Fabrics back as a bronze sponsor with joy this year. Their support and services are appreciated through the crafting community.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bronze Sponsor: NuBe Green

Since many in the crafting community thrive on reclaimed items for jewelry and clothing, that it’s no wonder we embrace NuBe Green as a Bronze sponsor this year. NuBeGreen’s strictly U.S. made products that give green living an eclectic flair are the perfect partner for EtsyRAINer’s Green-minded thinking. Their products, made from repurposed and organic materials remind us all how special it is to be sustainably minded.

Big thanks to NuBe Green for their continued support of etsyRAIN and all things sustainably handmade!

Visit their flagship shop in Capital Hill: 921 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122 and their new Pop-Up location at U-Village in the newest building at NE 45th St and 26th Ave NE – hours available on their website here.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Platinum Sponsor: Worldmark by Wyndham

Ah… vacation… Who doesn’t need one after the fun and frivolity of the holidays, if only for a couple of days, right?  Wyndam Worldwide (  , an etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show Platinum Sponsor, offers “Vacation Currency (WorldMark Credits)” which you can use at any of their worldwide resorts for any length of stay including Seattle’s very own Camlin.  Recover from all of that holiday travel by having a vacation in town! 

The Camlin ( has had a long and distinguished history in downtown Seattle. It was first built in 1926 as a residential hotel and was updated in 1962; over the years many celebrities passed through its elegant lobby and spent time in the lounge that once filled the top floor. Meticulous effort has gone into retaining the charm that once made the building a beloved fixture in downtown Seattle while bringing in modern comforts to make your stay at this urban resort memorable.

Treat yourself! Representatives from Worldmark by Wyndam will be at the show to answer any questions you might have about their properties and vacation packages so please stop and say hello.  

Thanks to Wyndam Worldwide for once again being a Platinum sponsor of our show and for their support of local and handmade crafts! 

Vendor Showcase: Stuff the stocking

While on the lookout for those perfect gifts, it's easy to overlook the stocking.  Suddenly on Christmas Eve, you're forced to run out to Fred Meyer, fighting the crowds, just for a few small surprises for the stocking.  Why not skip that and pick up some stocking stuffers at the Handmade Holiday Show this year?  Here's a few we recommend, all small and $10 and under.

patchwork Christmas stocking
stocking made from upcycled sweaters by My Oly Girl
Ok, I know, it's definitely over $10, but we should probably start with a stocking in which to put your amazing little treasures - and how darling is this one?!

organic lavender soap
vegetable and essential oil based soap by Beautanical
With one of these in the stocking, everything will smell delicious.

croqueted penguin toy or ornament
pocket sized penguin by Moyo Workshop
How can you resist those adorable little eyes?  

copper kisses necklace
enameled copper pendants by Jennifer Forland
These are such a steal that you'll definitely have to go ahead and get one for yourself as well.

Zeste sample
pure botanical parfum by Rebel and Mercury
For the lady who uses her perfume for special occasions, a small dab is just the right amount.

Platinum Sponsor: Seattle Weekly

If you grew up in Seattle, it probably feels like The Weekly ( has grown up with you.  Before Microsoft, grunge, double-tall lattes,, soaring downtown condominium towers, fusion cuisine and a second floating bridge, Seattle was a dreary little blip on America's radar, best known for airplanes, clinical depression, acres of clams and rain -- lots and lots of rain.  The Seattle Weekly has been there through it all with stellar, engaging journalism celebrating the area’s awesomeness while also covering some of its toughest issues. 

The Seattle Weekly also supports local arts and crafts through their ongoing Platinum sponsorship of our etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show.  Pick up a copy of The Weekly today (or check out them out online) and be on the lookout for our ads!  Big thank you to Seattle Weekly for their support! 

Vendor Showcase: Call your father

Moms can't have all the fun - it's time to celebrate the dad.  For all those cool dads, for all those dorky dads, for all the dads who know that handmade isn't just for the ladies.

brittle circles
peanut, cashew, and and pistachio brittle by Sweet Coconut Bakery
Sweet and nutty, just like Dad.

anatomy of a bike tee-shirt
American Apparel tee printed with eco-friendly ink by Cellar Door Mercantile
 Whether your dad loves to bike, or has all these great characteristics of a bike, he's sure to dig this tee.

Mr. Mustachio shaving soap
lathering shaving cream by Formulary 55
 Just add lathering brush and your good to go!

shaving kits
badger brushes and lathering bowls hand-thrown by Heidi's Pottery
 Oh look!  Here's a whole bunch of lathering brushes and bowls!

underwood typewriter bottle opener
US made bottle opener attached to salvaged board with screenprinted typewriter by Red Boots Design
 Dad would be able to open bottles with a little more style if he just had one of these!

Thoreau inspired cologne
cologne handcrafted by Sweet Tee Apothecary
 Encourage some deep inner reflection with this scent of fresh dew on a tree-dotted meadow.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Platinum Sponsor: Bernina

If you sew, your machine is an extension of you.  Your sewing machine is there through the good, the bad and the ugly so you know having a good machine is crucial and there is no doubt that the machines from Bernina International are some of the best. 
This year, local Bernina distributors, Bernina NW (, will be present at this year’s etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show to demonstrate their machines and help you test-drive the latest equipment so you can find the model that is the perfect fit for your sewing needs!

Bernina International was founded in 1893 with the company’s first hemstitch machine.  By 1932 they were shipping household sewing machines and they have been continued to provide quality to home crafters and artists ever since. 

Thank you, Bernina International for being a Platinum sponsor of this year’s etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show!  Stop by and say thank you to them in person at the show!