The Etsy Blog

Storque Digest: November 5 – November 12

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods


A little birdy told me that providing the headlines for all the Storque posts over the past week would be a good idea. And that bird has a big brain. So here you are: the latest headlines for shoppers, buyers, and fans of all things handmade.

Hot Posts:

The Handmade Consortium has gained over 5000 signatures to the BuyHandmade.org Pledge! And we’ve come up with a coulple more ways for you to show your handmade love — make a self-portrait and post on flickr and/or make a video spot. Check out all the BuyHandmade articles here.

Hubby of aPassionforFashion has done it again — he slays us with How Going To The Craft Store Is Like Going To The Gym and the number of comments already surpasses his previous piece Families of the Addicted.

We asked for readers’ input on Storque masthead taglines and boy did you deliver! The Storque is happy to know its readers know how to deliver too! We will be doing some test designs with your ideas for taglines to our Storque masthead.

Check out this video of Rob (one of Etsy’s founders) — Behind the Money with Rokali. More Etsy in the Press — Etsy sellers were featured in the Boston Globe.

Posts for Shoppers:
We’re doing a series of Gift Ideas for those hard-to-shop-for Love ones.
This week’s Etsy Success Stories: Gemmafactrix.
Ladies, pass winenutnyc‘s series on to the men in your lives — A Dude’s Perspective: How to Shop for Your Lady (Part 5).
Both buyers and sellers should check out this Customer Care Tip: Kiss and Make Up.
Our Fresh Shops was Fieryeyed.
We feel "touched by an angel" — last week’s Featured Buyer: Leslie Hall — Internet Celebrity, Lady Rapper to the Stars, and Keeper of Thyn Gems.
How about something truly hard to find that Etsy sellers exceed at? Check out thefunkyfelter‘s Trends: A Little Fuzzy Bling of Felted Goodness.
As always, our Etsy Finds give you your daily dose of Etsy uniqueness.

Lifestyle:
Dillondesigns gives us an important point of view — Disabled Artisans Online.
MotleyMutton‘s post about her life on the family farm and permaculture continues to generate a lot of buzz.

Events:
Caring Crafters Event: Cage Comforters for Homeless Animals at the Etsy Labs is annouced for Saturday, November the 17th.
Matt went down to Stitch 2007!
To get the online community jazzed for their trunk show at Etsy Labs, EtsyFAST launched the "Find the Flyer" Contest.
We had a special Monday Crafting Night at Etsy Labs.

Posts for Sellers:
Enter the MOO Holiday Card Competition (ps Matt is a judge!)
Get some great advice from thebeadingtreeShipping Deadlines for the Holidays.

Terrain provides the seller community with another great photography How-to On The Level: Make Your Photos Pop with Histograms and Levels.
The ladies of Etsy Labs continue their Your Shop 101 series with Graphic Design tips and tricks for your Etsy shop! Their shop critiques are now running twice a week.
Get some biz advice from Jenny Hart who Gives Venus Zine Tips on Crafting a Business.
Bethela artfully delivers her pricing how-to — The Art of Pricing: Theories in Discounting.
More Category Showcases Unleashed!
The Customer Support Team weighed in on what sellers should do regarding Refusing Service to buyers.
In Tech Updates: Changes to the Supplies and Vintage listing process.
The Community Team gives the low-down in their Forum Decorum: The Commotion in Promotions.
Etsians with aol email addresses may not be getting their Etsy emails — read about it here AOL email problem.
Both buyers and sellers should check out this Customer Care Tip: Kiss and Make Up.

Etc.:
Etsy Pets were Gorgeousredhead‘s sweet wee ones!
Loosewirestudio shared some interesting statistical info with us — Etsy Statistics: Etsians through the Ages
And abitabite‘s Funny Forum Quotes: theisland.