Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Featured Seller: Ponder and Stitch!

I met Amy of Ponder and Stitch in one of the Etsy Sellers chat rooms and asked her if I could feature her here on the Blog. She's a well known seller amongst the frequent chatters and someone I think ya'll should get to know as well!

Amy is from Woodstock, IL. If you've ever seen the movie Groundhog Day, you've seen her town! She recently purchased a home over 100 years old and has been busy with renovations, sounds like a project and a half (and I'm so glad it's her and not me!).

About a year and nine months ago Amy decided to teach herself how to sew. She got some books and hasn't looked back!

"If you've ever wanted to sew, it's never too late to start. I'm having a blast and didn't start til I was 30 years old. It's very frustrating at times, but it is so rewarding! I love being able to wear a piece of clothing I made myself."

Her favorite thing to make is the cuff bracelets, and she absolutely LOVES using vintage fabric. This is her favorite cuff right now:


Amy's goal is to have clothing in her Etsy shop this summer - once she gets a dress form she hopes to be able to accommodate all shapes and sizes.

I asked Amy for some interesting facts about her, and it's too silly to try and rewrite, so this is what I got: "I can't really think of any super-interesting things about myself. Hmm, maybe some things I can't do. I can't whistle. I can't snap my fingers. I can't swim. I can't eat cantaloupe- you couldn't PAY me to eat cantaloupe."

Be sure to check out Amy's shop at www.ponderandstitch.etsy.com OR, check out her blog here on Blogspot at: http://ponderandstitch.blogspot.com

Thank you so much Amy for allowing me to feature you on my blog and look forward to talking with you soon!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Featuring Etsy Seller: Greta's Pretty Things

I met this seller and thought she seemed pretty neat, a little different story than most of us and hopefully a fun one to read! GretasPrettyThings is derived from a burlesque stage name - Greta von Tapp.

"Greta" began performing burlesque in March 2009, in Richmond, VA, while attending college. Her routine 'gimmick' was tap dancing which she wanted to incorporate into her stage name, and VOILA! Greta von Tap was born :) She began making her own stage costumes and enjoyed creating custom pasties for her routines, as well as hair flowers and fascinators. Soon enough she began creating other pastie designs that she had no immediate use for; this is when she opened her Etsy shop, to share her pasties, fascinators, hair flowers, and other pretty accessories.

"Of all my items, pasties are definitely my favorite to make. You can do so much with them, and they're pretty unexpected as a craft item. Plus, I frequently give advice to people about how to attach them, how to twirl tassels, and so much more about burlesque in general. I love the increased interest in burlesque as an artform lately!"

Greta has been on hiatus as a performer, but I will be making her comeback in April. Anyone in the DC area can see her at the Palace of Wonders on April 2nd, with Richmond Varietease.

Check out her shop here: GretasPrettyThings.etsy.com
Follow her on Twitter here: twitter.com/gretavontapp
Friend her on MySpace and Facebook here:

Monday, February 8, 2010

Recently Listed Items on Etsy

Check out our recently listed items on Etsy.com! 13 new items were listed today, and more to come throughout the week!

Posh Birdies Premie Gift Set

Monkey Premie Gift Set

Pink Roses Premie Gift Set

Pink Piggies Extra Large Receiving Blankets (part of a gift set including 3 burp cloths)

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon Burp Cloths (part of a premie gift set including receiving blankets)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Jarrett Baby was featured in a treasury today!

Treasuries are a really neat feature on Etsy. Any etsian has the opportunity to make one, but only so many can be available at a time. They're a collection of 12 photos hand picked through all the sellers and all the shops to fit any kind of theme or feel, or really even just their favorites!

Today Azulado added one of Jarrett Baby's Lovey Blankets to their feature, you can see it here (for another day or two!): http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=110855

Thank you for the feature!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Featured Seller: BagsSewCute

Beverly of BagsSewCute is a stay at home mom of 2 boys. After working in the banking industry for almost 20 years a family illness prompted her to leave her career in 2004.

She learned how to sew and craft at a young age, her mom taught her to sew (she was an excellent seamstress), and her grandmother was a seamstress and all around crafter. Looking back on her childhood she remembers always making things with her grandmother; so I guess it's safe to say that sewing and crafting is in her blood, which is probably why she enjoyed it as a hobby! But as we all know times are hard right now so Beverly recently opened her etsy shop to help supplement her household income. She would really like to be able to sew full time and make this her new career!!

Her shop includes lots of different things but she started making bags in Sept. '08. Her then 11 year old came up with the name BagsSewCute! www.bagsewcute.etsy.com

Be sure to check out Beverly's shop, mark it as a favorite and spread the word. Moms helping Moms! :)

We have a winner!

Jenn from Lavender Avenue is the winner of our two bib giveaway!

Congratulations Jenn and thank you so much for following Jarrett Baby and becoming a fan of us on Facebook :) Please check your Facebook messages for my request of your information to get them to you and they'll be sent to you this week!

More specials, giveaways and new items coming soon! Be sure to check back with us!


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