Front Page Etsy Joy!

If you love your Etsy, and I know I do, then maybe you like to make treasuries. This is a way for you, a regular person, to pick and choose items you like and make a lovely arrangement, often with a theme of some kind. Etsy calls it “curating”, as if you are hanging your own exhibit in a museum.
The idea is that it isn’t for self-promotion (so you don’t put your own items in it), but to celebrate the awesomeness of others. Hundreds of these lists are made all the time, and if you’re really lucky, they choose your list to be on the glorious Front Page.
Well, lucky me…I have recently had TWO lists chosen for the Front Page!

The first one was oatmeal themed:

Seriously delicious stuff…At least 8 items sold from that treasury!

And I have one up right now, with a Scottish/ tartan theme:

OH, how I love plaid, Scotland, and Scottish stuff. I definitely made this treasury for my own plaid-obsessed purposes, so I am rightly surprised that it made it to the front page, and that (yay!) other people love tartan too!

On the theme of Etsy, I have been back at the sewing table lately, where my massive vault of vintage fabrics and trims have been calling me. I put together these little birds:

These are available in my Etsy shop, Recycle Rabbit.

Seriously, I have no clue whether anyone but me likes anything in my Etsy shop (OK, some do), but I just get on jags where I simply MUST sew or make something, and ideas take me over until I make them. It seems to be a necessity that I shake up my own artistic landscape every so often.

SO, having sewed, now I can get back to my illustration and design jobs, and feel good about it.

Which I had better do.


5 comments on “Front Page Etsy Joy!

  • on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 8:08 pm, Paula Pertile said:

    Tweety birds ~ love em!!!
    And love the plaid Treasury. I’m wiping drool off my keyboard.
    Thanks again for putting me in the oatmeal one. That scarf SOLD, baby!
    I’ll do a Treasury too when I can figure it out…still on the learning curve here.

  • on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm, Audrey said:

    Wowie wow wow, your treasuries are so cool! 😎

  • on Monday, September 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm, Amy said:

    Oooh, I love your plaid Etsy Treasury page and those birds are going to fly out of your shop!

  • on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 7:50 pm, chickengirl said:

    I love your birdies! The combination of fabrics are great…really inspiring.

    Its too bad I won’t meet you this year!! 🙁 I won’t be going to the highlights party….I was going to go but then something came up a while back. Perhaps the next year. You have your costumes ready yet?!?

  • on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 10:23 am, monicalee said:

    Liz, you have such a great eye!! And the birdies are charming! Do you think I could come down and pick your brain about Etsy maybe pick through the site with you, I am compling things to open my own shop and am nervous!!

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