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How-Tuesday: Hand-Painted Teacup and Saucer With LoucheLab

As I settle in to compile this week’s How-Tuesday post, the world outside my window looks like a flustered snow globe, with whipping winds and a frigid fog of white. On days like this, I wish for nothing more than to cozy up at my craft table with a pot of tea and a few…

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How-Tuesday: Upcycled Apron

Loosen your apron strings and buckle down for the latest edition of How-Tuesday! This week’s project comes to us by way of Amelia Strader, assistant buyer, museum store associate, and the queen of all things crafty at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco, CA. Amelia is a crocheting superstar and a…

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Come Craft at the Etsy Labs

On Monday, we’re hosting an open Craft Night, as we usually do on the last Monday of each month. Instead of an organized project, we are throwing the doors of the Etsy Labs wide open and letting you dive into any project that strikes your fancy.  Bring along any craft you would like to develop…

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How-Tuesday: Mini Soap-on-a-Rope

As an industrious kid, I spent summers and school vacations in my super secret craft laboratory concocting a veritable encyclopedia of projects: everything from my oven-baked Shrinky Dink jewelry line (rest in peace, Julie’s Jewels) to a microwave-frenzied era of homemade lip balms and melt-and-pour soaps. Fast forward through many bygone crafty victories and incidences…

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How-Tuesday: Needle Felted Hugging Bears

These sweet and cuddly creations are perfect for those you hold dear.

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How-Tuesday: Matchbox Valentines

Decorated with patterned papers, ribbon, and other small embellishments, tiny boxes manage to hold a lot of love.

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How-Tuesday: Blue Ribbon Bourbon Ginger Pecan Pie

New Year’s resolution #1: Eat. More. Pie. After having the great honor to be on the panel of judges for the 1st Annual Brooklyn Pie Bake Off Benefit at Spacecraft and sample over thirty handmade pies, I realized that making and eating homemade pie is truly at the top of my personal priorities for the…

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Coast-to-Coast: Come Rock and Craft With Etsy Labs

This week we are pleased to announce crafting events across the United States! Join the Etsy Labs in both Brooklyn and San Francisco (and online!) for free hands-on workshops to kick off a crafty month of November. So, read on for twice the fun… Crafting in Brooklyn, NY: Open Craft Night at the Etsy Labs…

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Come Craft With the Etsy Labs and Rawfish

This week we’re hosting an open Craft Night, as we usually do on the last Monday of each month. Instead of an organized project, this week we are throwing the doors of the Etsy Labs wide open and letting you dive into any project that strikes your fancy. Bring along any project you’d like to…

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How-Tuesday: Make a Do-Si-Do Book

A do-si-do book, like the square dancing move with your partner, swings between two signatures. These books are like two books in one and are excellent for dual purposes, like drawings and notes, or double themes like opposites or pairs. A do-si-do book makes a meaningful, handmade gift for a recent grad: one side for…

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How-Tuesday: Embellished Frames with Kayte Terry

YouTube | MP4 | blip.tv | Subscribe in iTunes Do you know those various piles of artwork and photographs that you wish you had frames for? Or those various things you’ve collected that are tacked to your wall that kind of make your bedroom or living room wall look like a tattered scrapbook? Why not…

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Holiday How-To: Branding Your Shipping Materials

You know Dasher and Dancer… but do you know from which Etsy seller that fetching present came?  In our second segment, Julie shows you how to brand your items by making clever and attractive shipping mailers and envelopes from recycled materials.  Here is a PDF file with an envelope pattern. Keep that coal out of…

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Etsy in Action: Upcoming Events September 13 – 19, 2008

Reminder! The live talk at the American Craft Council (and Virtual Lab streaming of that talk) is tomorrow, Thursday September 18, 2008 from 6-7pm EDT.  Speakers include KnitKnit‘s Sabrina Gschwandtner, Knitting Nation‘s Liz Collins, and New York Times columnist Rob Walker. More details below! [The following was originally posted on September 11, 2008.] Summer is…

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Gocco Printing: A How-To Video

This article was originally published on February 12, 2008. We are reviving it as part of the Best of the Storque series. Enjoy! It’s an Etsy How-To Video with the wonderful julieincharge! This week we’ll be talking about Gocco printing, which is a way of printing that uses a kit from Japan.  If you’ve ever…

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Etsy in Action: Upcoming Events August 7-14

Summer is in full swing. Why not get out and see what your fellow art and craft lovers are up to? Here are a few of our picks. Let us know what’s happening in your area by sharing in the comments below.   Chicago, IL: August 7 Faythe Levine is a filmmaker, author, independent curator and…

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Etsy in Action: Upcoming Events June 27-July 3

The summer is chock-full of handmade events. Here are a few of this week’s finest…   Raleigh, NC: Saturday, June 28  The Rock & Shop Market is a great place to shop indoors on a hot day, grab a beer at the bar, listen to the bands, Red Collar and The Secret Theatre, and shop…

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Etsy in Action: Upcoming Events

Hey Etsians! We’re gearing up for a fun-filled weekend. Get out of the house and check out these awesome events…  Friday, June 13th Printing Party with Lotta Jansdotter at her studio in Brooklyn, New York from 5pm – 8pm. What better way to kick off the weekend? We’ll be there, hope you can make it…

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Fresh Shop: MorganJesse

A spirit of surrealism infuses these unique collages.

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Etsy Find: Love Letters

When was the last time you sat down, picked up a pen, and scrawled out a love letter in your best (or worst) handwriting? As a lover of love letters and all handwritten correspondance, I was instantly attracted to this screenprinted Messenger Card Set created by MoxieMadness. I love writing letters, sometimes even to friends who live in…

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Open Studio Tours: MaryInk

As I cruised down a green street in East Nashville looking for maryink’s studio, I spotted the Etsy stickers adorning the bumpers of their cars and I knew I was in the right place. It was like a beacon drawing me into the sunny space where the screenprinted magic of maryink happens. Mary Helt and…

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Open Studio Tours: Circa Ceramics

Walking into the Circa Ceramics studio in north-side Chicago, I was overwhelmed with the urge to create. Lauren and I were in for a real treat on this studio tour. Although Andy and Nancy apologized profusely for the alleged messiness of their space, through my eyes it was exactly as a workspace should be: buzzing…

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