Friday, October 31, 2014

Good Bye October - Selection of Weekend Game

Dear Readers,

Everybody lives in a Halloween excitement today, parties and scary costumes around us. Practically at our online life Halloween season is over. Let's say Good Bye October with warm autumn color. Shades of orange and brown was SPS players choice last week:

Have a great party!

Hi, my name is Ildi. I really enjoy the process of making pottery: I sit down at a table with clay and try to make something that I have an imagination of. I want something and the clay wants something but in the end I can work until I am most satisfied with the outcome.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Meet our Members! -- Dee from DeegeeMarieGifts

We are pleased to introduce you to Dee of DeegeeMarieGifts.   Dee opened her shop on April 5, 2014.   As Dee states on her about page "I've been making gifts for people as long as I can remember. I love to craft and create. My shop is full of the things that make gift giving fun! " ; you can see why her shop is successful with 100% positive 5 star rating from her customers.  

Lets get to know her and her shop better.

What items do you sell? 

Coffee cozies in three different sizes/styles, dog collar flowers, sensory toys. I always have more ideas then time.

How did you choose your shop name? 
It's a play on my initials and a nickname from my husband.

The desk is made from a table we salvaged when we moved into our home. 

How did you get started with your craft?

I started crafting in high school, through sewing and art classes. I never thought of myself as artistic before that.

What is your favorite tool or craft supply to use for your products?

Fabric. Or buttons.
Some of my fabric. Just the neatly organized stuff.
My father-in-law made this shelf years ago. It works perfectly for my buttons.


Tell us about your shop – what made you open your shop and when did it happen?

I opened my shop at the urging of my daughter. I had been making Dog collar flowers for the Rescue she volunteers with. 

What inspires you for your designs?  

 I love Disney, so I find a lot of inspiration there, otherwise, I really find it everywhere. Sometimes, I'll have so many ideas at once, I have to make a list to remember them all!

Do you have a favorite item from your shop?
 Any of my Disney cup cozies. That's probably why I have so many listed.

What advice would you give to new sellers?

 Besides the wealth of information in Etsy articles, Teams are such a great way to learn and help grow your shop. There are so many styles of teams, read through their topics, and see how often members post. Participating in team activities helps your business, and your relationship with other Etsy sellers. 

 What do you like or dislike about Etsy? 

 I love making Treasuries. The chance to showcase shops I love, or new shops, is so enjoyable. Nothing pleases me more than someone sending me a message saying "I just had my first sale, and I think it was from being in your Treasury." There are so many wonderful and talented people selling things here.

What are your goals regarding your shop for the near future?

 My goals are always to improve the look and language of my shop and listings. I want people to easily find what they are looking for.

You can also find Dee at :

The SPS Team would love to thank Dee  for sharing her  advice with us, and for letting us to get to know her better.    Also thank you Dee  for being a part of our Team! We'll keep our fingers crossed and hope she'll achieve her goal!

Spread Some SPST Love And Visit Dee's Shop Here :  DeegeeMarieGifts


Hi I'm Amy. In my shop I offer a variety of crocheted items and occasionally I list vintage crochet & knitting pattern books. I enjoy working on custom orders. My customers often come up with the best creative ideas; and sometimes offer me the challenge of creating something I've never done before. It’s always satisfying to take a piece of yarn and create something new from it. 
Granny Square Corner Dishcloth, Set Of 2 Hot Pink & Light PurpleLion Large Amigurumi Stuffed Animal   Leo Toy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Items Of The Hour 10/19 -10/25

Items Of The Hour is a weekly thread on the Strategic Promotion For Success Team. Each day 4 items are chosen to be promoted by the other team members.  The purpose of the thread is to bring in new views and hopefully some sales.

Shops can promote the 4 items any way they choose.  Team members can promote by adding the 4 items to their favorites, making a treasury, sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest , other social media, and any other way they can think of.  Team members who have promoted the other shops have an increased chance of their shop being chosen for the next round.

Items Of The Hour 10/19 -10/25

Strategic Promotion for Success Team Items Of The Hour 10/19 -10/25
Calavera Drop Earrings - Design B
Nativity Set & Stable Vintage Fontanini 12 Piece Heirloom Manger Set Christmas Creche
Orange Salmon Beaded Choker Necklace, Beadweaving Necklace, Multi Stone Necklace, fall trends, beadweaving jewelry
SALE - Bordeaux Provence Placemat Cabernet Kegs 3 Glasses
On Sale Handmade Handbag Small Zebra eyelash, purse, tote, clutch,  with real feathers and rhinestone trim.
Gorgeous, One-of-a-Kind, Peridot, Pearl and C.Diopside Beaded Necklace
Post Earrings Desert Ironwood Exotic Wood Handcrafted WatercolorsNmore ecofriendly
Hand Dyed Superwash Bluefaced Leicester/Bamboo Fingering/Sock Knitting Crochet Baby Blue
Flying cup,Waterfall of flowers,Flying flowers, composition with flowers, pink flowers, Gift for a woman, tiny composition
Bespoke Silk Wool reversible/Double Sided Printed Wool Silk scarf/Scarves/60x9 inche/Floral/blue/red/yellow/beige/bright colours/pastel
Cleanse Thee poetry Christian bookmark printed just for you and mail / On sale
SALE Silver Amethyst Earrings Purple Stud Genuine 6mm Round 1.3 - 1.5 Ct.Natural Genuine Gemstone + Certificate
Pendant Necklace, Hand Embroidered Blue Cat, Unique Jewelry
Hand Embroidered and Button Embellished Assortment of Snap On Wrist Cuff You Choose One
Plated silver and Sea Blue Jasper Carved  chimera Gothic necklace Victorian jewelry Bridal Wedding handmade Victorian
Classic Car Art Print / Vintage European Fiat / Limited Edition / Man's Gift Idea

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Hi I'm Amy. In my shop I offer a variety of crocheted items and occasionally I list vintage crochet & knitting pattern books. I enjoy working on custom orders. My customers often come up with the best creative ideas; and sometimes offer me the challenge of creating something I've never done before. It’s always satisfying to take a piece of yarn and create something new from it. 
Granny Square Corner Dishcloth, Set Of 2 Hot Pink & Light PurpleLion Large Amigurumi Stuffed Animal   Leo Toy

Monday, October 27, 2014

Naty's Fresh Picks (Oct 20-26)

Good Monday, everyone!

I am thrilled to present my personal selection of items, chosen among the newest items offered by our team members.

Even if November hasn't rolled in yet, we can already feel the excitement and thrill of the Holiday season! We see beautiful greeting cards, vintage elves and Santa, handmade stockings appear in our teammates' shops! How exciting!  

Remember that it's not too early to start your Holiday shopping! Take a look at these wonderful handmade and vintage treasures, and I am sure you will find unique presents for your family, friends, neighbors, teacher and coworkers... or maybe for yourself, too! :)

Make sure to come back next week to see what's new! Have a great week !

black silver earrings. sterling silver dangle earrings. textured silver. modern long earrings.half moon earrings. metalwork artisan handmade
Vintage,  Century, Chin Hua  Desk
Christmas Decorations - 5 Handmade Rustic Christmas Ornaments - Copper - Christmas Gift - Christmas Tree - Christmas Star - Cristmas Angel
Fluttershy Winged Crochet Pony  Inspired by My Little Pony
Burlap Monogram Print with floral vine motif - Burlap Initial - Burlap Wedding - Established Date - Wedding Date - Last Name Art
Snowflake Queen Anne's Lace with Freshwater Pearls - Real Flower Winter Necklace - Pressed flower, white, natural, modern, minimal, ooak
Control Bubble Glass Turquise Bowl, Ashtray, Dish, Trinket Dish. Could be Murano, Blenko or Whitefrairs
Sleeping fox earrings. Lightweight wooden jewelry.
Merino Wool Colourful Fingerless Gloves
sweden vintage christmas holiday matchbook // sweden collectible matchbook // universal match
Green And Silver Metal Boho Earrings,Silver Earrings,Green Earrings,Green Dangle Earrings
Butterick B5660 Apron, Hot Pads, Pot Holders, Placemats, Napkins, Seat Cushions, Home Decor Sewing Pattern, New, Uncut, Factory Folds
Go Seahawks! 12th Man Hat for Kids, Baby Seahawks Hat
Bead embroidery cuff bracelet with a turquoise heart. Seed bead jewelry in grey and turquoise.
Christmas Elves Greeting Card, Holiday Elves Vintage Postcard, Shabby Christmas Decor
Vintage Ruffle Blouse Black Floral Womens Shirt Long Sleeve Sheer Size Medium

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Into the Wild, Wanderlust Art, Travel Quote, Adventure Print, Typography Print, Wall Art Sayings, Camping Decor, Rustic Cabin Decor
Babushka Inspired Art Doll Ornament in Yellow and Teal, Mixed Media, Christmas Ornament
Southwest Inlay Silver Stud Earrings 5mm .. Southwest Studs .. Southwest Earrings .. Turquoise .. Malachite .. Coral .. Handmade Jewelry
Block Print Christmas Note Card, Red and White Floral Pattern, Handmade Stationery
Rabbit Mask (White & Gold) - Bioshock Infinate Inspired - REAL Leather - Handmade - One Of A Kind
Bottle hand decorated with twine / bottle wrapped in twine
Rosemary Mint Handmade Soap/Rosemary Mint Soap/ Handmade Soap/Vegan Soap/Handcrafted Soap/
Retro Ransburg Rooster ToleWare Round Metal Nesting Canisters Set - Vintage Matching Hand Painted on Green Enamel Cans & Lids Kitchen Decor
Aix en Provence illustration
OOAK Vintage Ruler Statement Necklace Scissors Sewing Machine Charm Repurposed Wood Recycled Material Upcycled Jewelry Whimsical Funky Art
White Birds Ceramic Christmas Decoration Set of 2 Gift Minimalist Christmas Pottery Ornament
Modern wood sculpture Collectable art Modern artwork Modern decor Home decor Office decor Desk accessory Exclusive Handmade gift Desk toy
Rustic Wine Cork Angels, Set of 3, Woodland Colors
Vtg 50’s – 60’s Pendleton-style Traveler Jacket Brown-Cream Tartan Plaid Car-coat
Unique elegant felted hat in shadows of gray with large brim . OOAK
Handspun Yarn DK Light Worsted Weight, Merino Silk, Two Ply, Purple, Green, Gray, Lily Pond #1, 154 yds, 2.5 oz

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My name is Natalie. I am a French-Canadian gal, but I live in South Korea. My passion is called "Hanji" : sumptuous Korean paper made of mulberry pulp. Hanji has been used for a thousand years in Korea to create decorative, ceremonial and daily-life objects. For me, it is essential to offer useful and practical objects, that can enjoyed on a daily basis. Tissue cases, pen holders, jewelry, fridge magnets, hair accessories: let the beauty and unique character of Hanji paper make our everyday life objects irresistible!


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