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Etsy Blog Survey: Getting to Know Our Readers

UPDATE: The survey closes tonight, Wednesday, February 3, at 11:45 p.m.! Take it now, if you haven’t already, pretty please! We’re running a survey all about this Etsy blog, the first since we launched The Storque back in September of 2007. We kindly ask you to offer up ten minutes of your time to tell… Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Card Design Contest: An Etsy + CoolMomPicks Co-Production

UPDATE: Winners! Winners! Winners! Coolmompicks announced the winners for this contest today. Guess what: Kristen and Liz couldn’t pick just 9, so we have 12 talented designers to congratulate today. You can purchase the downloadable PDF from the EtsyStore for $3.99. The proceeds go to Children’s Heart Foundation. Get those kiddos a’colorin’! The winning card… Continue reading

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Handmade Comments: How Not to Spam While Being Active Online

You’re at a gallery opening, discussing the paintings with the artists and other attendees. Someone bursts into the room shouting, “I MAKE PAINTINGS TOO!” and tosses a fistful of flyers on the floor and leaves. This is what it feels like for many readers when a seller comments on our blog with just a link… Continue reading

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Do You Love Etsy’s Blog? Be Our Intern!

Hello faithful readers! We are desperately seeking Susans! We at the Etsy Blog are looking for an intern to work with us in Brooklyn. We’re looking for someone who is very detail-oriented and creative. Most of all, we want to work with someone who is passionate about Etsy and blogging. Because we are a small… Continue reading

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Earthquake in Haiti

UPDATE UPDATE: Etsy and the Etsy Admin combined raised $13,270! UPDATE: Etsy Admin decided to donate our personal money, and Etsy (the company) will be matching what we Admin raise. Our donations will be going to Partners in Health.  Our blogger friend Jen over at IndieFixx told us about a fundraiser she is putting together… Continue reading

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Studio Envy: Tips From Our Community’s Inspiring Spaces

There’s no time like the present to stop, look around your workspace, and try something new. Combing through our Etsy Open Studios group on Flickr, I’ve seen everything from expansive solo studios to cramped crafting nooks in the corner of the living room. Either way, you have to make it a space that inspires you… Continue reading

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Vote for Your Favorite Organizing Item

We asked our readers to nominate their favorite items along the theme of clearing out your home and getting organized for the New Year. Now it’s your turn to vote! Next Monday we’ll announce the winner, which, along with some of the top picks will be featured here on the blog and in the Members’… Continue reading

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SimpleJoysPaperie Wins the Vote

We asked our sellers to show us their items that did really well over the holiday shopping season. You picked your favorite from these top selling items, and now we have a winner. Congratulations to SimpleJoysPaperie, whose wreath made of vintage French paper took the lead! It’s a gorgeous item to hang in your home,… Continue reading

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Sellers’ Best Sellers: Vote for Your Favorite

We took nominations from sellers whose shops enjoyed success this holiday shopping season. We want to know which of their items or lines did particularly well as a sort of “holiday review.” Vote for your favorite from this fine collection of top sellers!Next Monday we’ll announce the winner, along with some of the top picks…. Continue reading

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Vilte Ushers Us Into a World of Deep Relaxation (Sigh)

We asked our readers to nominate their favorite items for lounging about the house in a maximum laid-back manner. Congratulations to vilte who won this vote with her rug! Can’t you imagine curling up fireside on it? Check out the top runners up in the Related Items below. Get Involved in the Next RoundFor next… Continue reading

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Vote! Which Item Soothes the Soul?

We asked our readers to nominate their favorite items for getting cozy at home and snuggling in. Now it’s your turn to vote for which item gets you most excited for relaxation! Next Monday we’ll announce the winner, which, along with some of the top picks, will be featured in the Members’ Choice Gift Guide… Continue reading

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Nelladesigns Gets Voted In and Prepares Us for the New Year

Thank you to all who voted in last week’s poll, which asked you to pick a favorite calendar, thank you note, journal, or other item that starts the New Year off on the right track. And you picked us a winner: nelladesigns with her 2010 Calendar! Congratulations! This lovely work, along with some of the… Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, and to All a Good Night

  We are wishing you the happiest of holidays with your family and friends. We love you, Etsy people!     Continue reading

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Vote for Your Favorite Calendars, Cards, and Journals

It’s time to get organized, friends! We asked our readers to nominate their favorite items that start the New Year off on the right foot: calendars, journals, notebooks, New Year’s greetings and thank you cards. Now it’s your turn to vote! Next Monday we’ll announce the winner, which, along with some of the top picks,… Continue reading

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Vilte Wins the Glam New Year’s Eve Vote!

Not that you need an excuse to wear sequins, but isn’t it fun to get dolled up for New Year’s Eve? Last week’s poll gives you some fresh ideas for outfits — whether you’re hosting a party or going out on the town. And who won this poll? (Cue the noise-makers…) 3-2-1!  Vilte‘s one-of-a-kind felt… Continue reading