Thursday, April 2, 2015

Team EtsyBABY Spring 2015 Showcase

Quilt, Throw, Black, White, Pink, Pinwheel, READY-TO-SHIP
Quilt Throw - Pinwheel
$300.00

Teal chevron embroidered pillow, teal trim and grey minky dot
Teal Chevron Embroidered Pillow
$30.00

Canvas and Leather toddler moccasin with flower and two leaves. Classic, Pixie Pink // 6-12 // 12-18 // 18-24 months
Canvas and Leather Toddler Moccasin
$31.02

Caterpillar and Butterfly art print.Bug wall decor for kid's bedroom or baby nursery.Gift for bug baby shower.Decor for boys and girls room.
Caterpillar and Butterfly Art Print
$12.00

NBA Golden State Warriors inspired headband!
NBA Golden State Warriors Inspired Headband 
$7.00

Crochet Baby Fedora Hat and Bow Tie Set Toddler Summer Panama Cotton Hat Newborn Photography Baby Boy Shower Gift Cute Hats by Mila
Crochet Baby Fedora Hat
and Bow Tie Set
$28.57

Hot pink baby bonnet, newborn girl hat, Photo Prop, Crocheted Baby Hat, crochet baby girl hat, baby shower gift
Hot pink baby bonnet
$
12.00

Satin Comfort Blanket - Lovey for Babies and Small Children  - 13"x13  Pink & Brown Circles
Satin Comfort Blanket
$13.00


Personalized Baby Gifts, Baby Headband, Pink Baby Headband, Baby Shower Gift, Gray Baby Headband, Silver Baby Bow, Chevron Bow
Personalized Baby Headband $9.95

Soft Flannel Receiving Blanket Reversible Self Binding Border in Navy with White Daisy Floral - Yellow, Navy, Gray Birdhouses
Soft Flannel Receiving Blanket
$13.50


Sunflower Night Light Flower Night Light Sunflower Light  Flower Decor Sunflower Decor Yellow Flower Personalized
Sunflower Night Light
$
8.99




Pink Paris Bandana Dress. Baby Girl. Toddler Girl. Baby Clothing. Girls Dress. Girls Clothing. Handmade.
Pink Paris Bandana Dress
$15.00

Monogram Custom Baby Art // Personalized Print // Nursery Wall Art // Print At Home
Monogram Custom Baby Art $10.75

Girl Peasant Dress, Toddler Peasant Dress, Floral Girl Dress, Floral Toddler Dress, Little Girl Dress, Girls Floral Dress, Pale PInk Dress
Toddler Peasant Dress

Jungle Play Mat
$
110.00

Purple TUTU Skirt Infant Newborn Baby Shower Gift Photo Prop Preemie Outfit Portrait Violet Dark Plum Berry Crochet Elastic Waistband
Purple TUTU Skirt
$
19.99

Chalkboard Mat - Hot Wheels- Ready to ship
Chalkboard Mat
$
15.00

Hand Knit Lace Dress, Baby, Toddler, Infant Girl Birthday Dress,  Size 6 to 12 months, Pink Party Outfit,
Hand Knit Lace Dress
$60.95


pink polka dot mary janes with bows for baby girls size 6/ 18-24 months
Pink Polka Dot Mary Janes
$
24.00

Yellow Cardigan Sweater Cotton Short Sleeves Knitted Baby Toddler Child sizes 3 months - 18 months red yellow green blue cream purple
Yellow Cardigan Sweater
$37.00

Elephant mobile Hot pink, pink and baby pink ombre mobile or you can CHOOSE YOUR COLORS! nursery mobile, nursery decoration, paper mobile
Elephant Mobile
$45.00

Crochet Baby Sandals, Baby Flip Flops, Crochet Baby Shoes, Sizes 0-6 Months and 6-12 Months
Baby Flip Flops
$
18.73

Baby Bunting $70.00

Apple Blossom Bunny - A delicate shade of pink --- waldorf baby toy --- handmade stuffed rabbit --- unique baby shower gift for a baby girl
Apple Blossom Bunny
$20.36


Bandana Bib, Traditional, Boy, Girl, Drool Bib, Dribble Bib, Fight Like A Preemie
Bandana Bib
$
6.51
Gold and Sea Foam Green
Chevron Nursing Cover

$
25.00

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Meet Laura Stad from Ladybug Headbands


NFL New York Jets inspired headband- perfect for football season!

Meet Laura Stad from Ladybug Headbands


What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?
 

I’ve always been crafty but did not consider building a business doing it until recently. After we found out we were having a girl, I was so excited to get things for her! When I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted, I started to design things for myself. Friends started asking for items for their babies too and that's how my business started! My husband and his family are huge sports fanatics and I realized the sports headband market on Etsy was small and the perfect way to stand out and be unique!


Choice of three adorable shabby chic flower elastic headbands for girls!How long have you been practicing your art/craft?
 

One year

What training have you had or are you self-taught?
 

Self taught

What is your favorite material to craft with?
 

Ribbons, flowers, and bows!

What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business?
 

It's very fun and exciting to make new things for my daughter. I’ve also been starting to make shirts for my twin boys-they request a type of t-shirt and I can just whip it up! The hardest part as a business is balancing family time and business time. There just isn’t enough time in the day sometimes!


Any advice for other Etsy sellers?
 

MLB St. Louis Cardinals inspired headband!Definitely finding the right market. There’s so much room for creativity on Etsy and people love unique, handmade items!

What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
 

I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, and have three beautiful children! I have twin boys and a little girl. My favorite time in the world is spending time with my family and I love to travel, run, and relax with a cup of coffee.

Describe a typical day in your life…
 

My typical day is different every day! I work part time as a pediatric oncology/bone marrow transplant nurse. My days off are filled with my children-play dates, preschool, cooking, and running a household. I am very proud to say I have mastered getting all three to nap at the same time! This is my best Etsy time! If I can’t get it all done, I work on my headbands after bedtime. Otherwise, I get to spend a little quality time with my husband.


Beautiful White Lace Fancy HeadbandWhere can we find your products online?
At my Etsy shop:
Ladybug Headbands

Monday, March 16, 2015

Meet Monika from Custom Toddlers World



Meet Monika from Custom Toddlers World

 

Easter bunny girls necklace childrens necklace Easter girls necklace polymer clay bunny jewelry Easter toddler necklace Easter theme jewlery
What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?
 I created first shape sorting cube for my son when he was born. My friends and family really liked it and asked me to do a different designs for their own children. I think every parent want to buy a special one of a kind toy for their child.
 
 How long have you been practicing your art/craft?
 I have been into crafts since I was about 4 years old...that makes about 21 years.

 What training have you had or are you self-taught?
 I learned everything by myself, step by step.
 
Baby nursery decoration nursery decoration unisex train decoration music box baby nursery music box  vintage music box wooden box
 What is your favorite material to craft with?
 I can craft with any type of material but my personal favorite is stones, precious stone beads.
 
 
What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business?
 Hardest was definitely to manage the time between family, day job and starting a crafting business. It wasn't always easy to finish up all of my orders and ship them out in time.
 
Personalized shape sorting cube customized toddler toy educational wood toy Montessori toys learning toys wood toy elephant toy frog toy
 Any advice for other Etsy sellers?
 My advice would be to : "Be original and create something one of a kind what no one ever did before"

 What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
 Lately I really enjoy to read a good book and walking or running in parks close by.
 

 
Girls jewelry box customized princess castle customized jewellery box personalized jewelry box girls jewelry box girls customized accessory


 

Describe a typical day in your life…
 My typical day starts with reading my emails and checking for new orders. After breakfast I drop off my son to a daycare and start sanding/painting my goods. At the break in between my paint coats are drying I'm finishing my jewelry orders. After all of my goods are done, clear coats dried, I drop the packages to the post office. The hours of my shops operation really vary, when we have holidays coming I'm mostly done by 12 a.m., otherwise 5 p.m., Sometimes I'm pre painting my boxes to speed up the process. 
 
 Where can we find your products online?
 Custom Toddlers World

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Meet Chelsea from Fleeting Glances

Meet Chelsea from Fleeting Glances

 

 

Printable Nursery Art, Dream Big Little One, Instand Download, Baby Blue, Nursery PrintablesWhat inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?
I am a full-time graphic designer working on my career but I found I needed to do something I love on the side which is always creating special, personal and unique designs. Fleeting Glances name comes from all mothers who fall in love with their newborns instantly after seeing their baby for the first time. That moment is the most special and its something they remember forever. I create beautiful keepsakes to represent this short, fleeting moment in time.


How long have you been practicing your art/craft?
My shop has been open only since August 2014 but I started practicing graphic design in 5 years ago.

So There Is This Boy - Nursery Room Wall Art, Baby Boy Room, Quotes Boys Room


What training have you had or are you self-taught?
I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Art and Design.

 

What is your favorite material to craft with?
I create with the mothers in mind and from my creativity, and passion of colors and forms.

 



What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business?
I don't know if I have had any "hardest aspect" because nothing is ever hard in doing what you LOVE to do. I believe my hobby was NEVER that, it was always just a passion and my escape. Creating a business is not what I had in the plans but I think people keep coming back because they see how much I care for every purchase.




8x10 Personalized Baby Print, Baby Girl Nursery Wall Art, Baby Announcement, Birth Plate, Birth Sign
Any advice for other Etsy sellers?
The best advice I can give is to be proactive and not give up if it's what you love. Give honest and prompt customer service and they WILL recommend you or even come back a second time.

 








Digital "Little but Fierce" Nursery Printable, Baby Shower Gift, Nursery Decor, Custom colors
What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
I love eating anything with the word chocolate in it. Having a glass of wine and watching my shows (Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Revenge, and The Walking Dead)

 

Describe a typical day in your life...
Eat, Work, Sleep...REPEAT!



Where can we find your products online?
Fleeting Glances


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Meet Amy from Lovey For Baby




Meet Amy from Lovey For Baby




Satin Comfort Blanket - Lovey for Babies and Small Children  - 13"x13  White & Green ChevronWhat inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs? I was making these little blankets for friends and all their babies LOVED them!  They are like giant tags and calmed the kids when they were anxious, tired, irritated, etc.  My friends insisted that I sell them.
 

How long have you been practicing your art/craft? about 8 years


Satin Comfort Blanket - Lovey for Babies and Small Children  - 13"x13  White & Pink Chevron 

What training have you had or are you self-taught? I have taken sewing classes but am mostly self taught.

What is your favorite material to craft with? Ironically, I like to paint the most.

 




What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business?  My biggest struggle has been dedicating time to growing my business.  I am an introvert and cannot seem to go to gift shops and craft stores to sell.


Satin Comfort Blanket - Lovey for Babies and Small Children  - 13"x13  White & Black Chevron
What do you enjoy doing in your off time? Spending time with my family is my absolute favorite thing to do.

Describe a typical day in your life...
Chaos, hugs, and caffeine.

Where can we find your products online?
  Only on Etsy.  I gave up my website a while ago.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Meet Maryanne Dixon from Quiltsforu2

Meet Maryanne Dixon from Quiltsforu2


Trucks Twin Full Queen Pieced Appliqued Customization Name Custom Color Custom Vehicle Boy Bedding Boy Bedding Unique
What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs? 
Family, friends had encouraged me to open a shop. I had been quilting for 35+ years, had repeatedly been asked to offer classes on quilting and had made dozens of quilts -- my house is filled with quilts (LOL)...you  need to move quilts in order to even sit down.
 
How long have you been practicing your art/craft?
 Been quilting for 35 years 
 
 What training have you had or are you self-taught?
Taught by my grandmother who hand quilted and won numerous blue ribbons for her quilts at the age of 11
 
Giraffe Crib Giraffe Nursery Gender Neutral Custom Crib Toddler Playmat Animal Crib Animal Baby Shower Giraffe Baby Shower Gender RevealWhat is your favorite material to craft with?
 Cotton fabric and I love to applique
 
 What has been the hardest aspect of creating a hobby into a business?
The hardest thing has been to balance growing my business and work/life balance. I also work part time as a nurse -- so finding the balance but also growing the business so that I can eventually retire
 
Any advice for other Etsy sellers?
 I have been overwhelmed with the number of custom requests. I find that many people are most interested in something totally customizable. I would recommend if able to -- to encourage this aspect
 
 What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
Off time I enjoy cycling (bicycling) and traveling to foreign countries (on my bicycle)
 Seashore  Nursery Beach Theme Baby Nursery Seahorse Jellyfish Starfish Octopus Nautical Toddler Bedding Gender Neutral Crib Bedding Playmat
Describe a typical day in your life...
A typical day varies depending on whether I am working as a nurse (M-W) or as a quilter. Assuming a quilter -- I wake up and start immediately to cut, piece or sew. I typically stop sewing/quilting around 4PM to allow me time to either go shopping (I do it typically in the late afternoon/evening) and I typically do my hand sewing and shipping in the evening -- while watching TV
 
Where can we find your products online?
My products are all available via my website (on Etsy) at QUiltsforu2

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Meet Kelleen from Kelleen Kreations

Meet Kelleen from Kelleen Kreations

 
Retro Style Apron, Children's Apron, Toddler Apron, Girls Apron, Baking Apron, Cooking Apron, Cupcake Apron, Kids Apron, Little Girls Apron
What inspired you to begin a shop featuring your own designs?
About 3 1/2 years ago, my college roommate was getting married and loved everything to do with cherries.  For a wedding gift, I sewed her a cherry themed apron, along with cherry place mats and potholders.  She absolutely loved them!  At that time, I decided to open my own Etsy shop and feature primarily aprons and kitchen accessories.  After awhile, I then added little girl dresses and skirts.
How long have you been practicing your art/craft? 
 I have always been around a sewing machine, as my mom sewed many of my clothes when I was little.  I took a sewing class when I was ten years old and continued to sew on my own until high school.  I then took the sewing portion of Home Economics as an elective in high school and then went on to college for fashion design.
 


What training have you had or are you self-taught?
After graduating from high school, I entered the Art Institute of Seattle and completed my AA degree in Fashion Design.  While there, I continued practicing and perfecting my sewing skills, along with learning and practicing pattern making skills.
Whale Peasant Dress, Toddler Peasant Dress, Girl Peasant Dress, Whale Toddler Dress, Little Girl Dress, Girl Whale DressWhat is your favorite material to craft with?
 All of my Etsy shop items (aprons, dresses, skirts, pot holders, coasters) are sewn from 100% cotton, from a variety of designers and patterns/ prints/ themes, etc.  

Any advice for other Etsy sellers? 
 My advice for other Etsy sellers is to join a number of teams, either located in the same area or selling similar products or items. Participation at least once a week in team promotions and activities helps shop owners connect with other successful business sellers, along with increasing viewing of items by potential buyers.  To help boost item sales from prospective buyers outside of Etsy, it’s helpful to join a variety of social media sites.  

 What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
 Off time finds my husband and I relaxing and enjoying time together, participating in a variety of shared activities:  gym time at least three times a week, daily walks with our dachshund, playing tennis, traveling, camping, visiting with family, cooking, reading, and watching favorite TV shows and movies.   
Western Skirt, Cowgirl Skirt, Toddler Skirt, Girl Skirt, Cow/Horse Hide Skirt, Twirl Skirt, Pink Western Skirt, Pink Gingham, Handmade Skirt
Describe a typical day in your life... 
 On weekdays, you’ll find me waking up early and getting started right away on my Etsy business. I work throughout the day by promoting my shop items in Etsy teams and social media sites, carrying out my Etsy team leadership responsibilities, and sewing new products/ inventory and fulfilling shop orders.  Weekends and evenings are reserved for personal individual and family time.

 Where can we find your products online?
 www.etsy.com/shop/kelleenkreations or www.kelleenkreations.com