{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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Themed Nomination Winners – Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

knitstorm hot- takeout cup cozy

This week’s theme is the chilly weather that many of us are facing right now and some stunning cold weather solutions ecoetsy style – and this week’s winners are:  Knitstorm’s amazing take out cup cozy HOT nominated by Mary Zoom Mimxoxo’s  gorgeous handknit cable neckwarmer nominated by Rinebird And our other amazing winners in no particular […]

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Themed Nomination – Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Bamboo Shawl by AnnyMay (left) and Upcycled Houndstooth Scarf by Betsy and Bess (right)

With 75% of the U.S. covered in snow last week – it is hard for many of us to get away from the cold. I was talking to a customer today in Wisconsin where it was -15 degrees and someone else in Canada who’s car was stuck in a snowdrift – ugh! But the one good thing about […]

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Themed Nomination Winners- Our Favorite Childhood Books!

Vera Vague Vintage Color Block Shoes

This week’s Themed Nomination, based on Winnie the Pooh Day, is our favorite childhood books and this week’s winners are: Vera Vague’s vintage color block shoes nominated by MaryZoom which have Mary Ellen thinking of an updated version of her childhood favorite the Wizard of Oz. Ekofabrik’s knife and fork felt placemats nominated by zJayne and reminding […]

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Themed Nomination – National Winnie the Pooh Day or the childhood books we loved!

Joonbeam and MeadowMuffin2010

So today, based on the birthdate of author A.A. Milne (an Englishman born in 1882 and named Alan Alexander- not sure why I always assumed Winnie’s author was a woman and didn’t know this) – who wrote the wonderful storybooks is National Winnie the Pooh Day! This has me thinking about favorite childhood authors and […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – I Have a Dream

unlieusurterre happy to be at home bunting

This week’s theme is “I Have a Dream” celebrating Martin Luther King Jr’s dream and our own dreams and this week’s winners are: Unlieusurterre’s  happy to be at home bunting nominated by MaryZoom who’s dream is to be at home creating – we hear you Mary Ellen!  Nestle and Soar’s handmade pillow nominated by BrassPaperClip […]

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Themed Nomination – “I Have a Dream”

inklore SIMPLICITY sachet keychains

In honor of Martin Luther King Day next Monday this week’s themed nomination is “I Have a Dream”. “… I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: – we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal… “ Dr. […]

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