{Thoughts on Shops} Earnest Efforts Gives Natural Woodworking Their Earnest Efforts

Earnest Efforts Banner

Earnest Efforts is the amazing natural woodworking shop of Earnest, Ellie and Myrtle (AKA Rick and Heather .. and Myrtle) of Winston, Oregon where they create the most amazing boxes, baby rattles (their baby rattles are currently sold in over 75 stores in 4 countries), drawers and shakers. Their gorgeous pieces are created with sustainably […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Greener Frog Gets Your Gifts Wrapped Up EcoEtsy Style

Greener Frog Shop Banner

Furoshiki is the ancient Japanese art of wrapping square pieces of beautiful cloth for gift giving and carrying items. It is a wonderful eco-friendly practice and alternative to throwaway gift wrap and lunch bags. Greener Frog is the wonderful Etsy shop of Doris from North Vancouver, Canada. Doris offers stunning furoshiki wraps in two sizes. Her work is […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Natural Grace Has a Passion for Creating Organic Lotions!

Natural Grace Baby Wipe Spray

Natural Grace is the wonderful organic and vegan lotion shop of New York’s Heather McCoy. Heather creates amazing creams, facial and bath products, baby products, herbal oils and green home care items. She has a passion for creating organic lotions! The first thing I see is her shop banner which is beautiful and works very […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} – a question from Picky and some minor tweakings

Picky French Children's Boutique Upcycled Clothing

Thoughts on Shops is back! For this week’s tweaks and peeks we take a look at Picky the amazing old fashioned french children’s boutique of Canadian seamstress Elsje Boer. Elsje has the specific question of whether to have 2 shops for her 2 different lines and wanted a second opinion on branding, adding DIY patterns, made to […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} – Some New Stitches for Artistically Stitched

Artistically Stitched

For this week’s Thought on Shops we are looking at the wonderful hemp clothing shop of Artistically Stitched. Wendy is a work at home mama and artist creating one of a kind pieces from hemp and other materials – her work is gorgeous and definitely made to last! Let’s start with the visuals because it is hard […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} – Some Shop Tweaks for Natures Art Melbourne

Natures Art Melbourne

For this week’s Thoughts on Shops we take a look at Melbourne sustainable jewelry shop – Natures Art Melbourne. Martina is the amazing maker behind this wonderful little piece of Australia. Martina spends every winter in Australia’s Outback  – slowing down, walking the land, reconnecting, starting to see …  receiving gifts from nature – how incredible […]

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{Thoughts on Shops} Some Tweaks for Betsy and Bess

betsy and bess bag

For this week’s Thoughts on Shops we visit upcycled purse and accessories shop – Betsy and Bess. Betsy and Bess is an Etsy shop owned and operated by maker Elizabeth in Tennessee. Her shop profile begins: I am a poet, A daughter, a sister, a wife. An artist, A sewist, a woman, a life. (totally […]

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Thoughts on Shops – A Marketing Tweak with Herban Lifestyle

Herban Lifestyle

This week for Thoughts on Shops we will focus on some marketing tweaks for consumable products (products that get used up) – tweaks that will attract the right customers to shopkeepers that create handcrafted consumables and tweaks that will keep them coming back for more. I have never made soap or any lotions or potions, but can guarantee you that soap making is […]

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Thoughts on Shops – A Visual Tweak for Remaine Wicked

RemaineWicked Visuals

A new series called Thoughts on Shops kicks off today! Every Thursday we will take a peek at a different team member’s shop and do some public (these are some brave shopkeepers, folks) critiquing and tweaking and try to offer them some tips to help them sell more of their makings. For this week’s shop tweaks we are going […]

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