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UK Finds: We Make London

As a proud sponsor of the We Make London Summer Spectacular, Etsy cordially invites you along to Chelsea Town Hall in London on Saturday, June 26. Entry is just £2, so pop along any time between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., where there will be over 80 hand-picked exhibitors, including many UK Etsians. Don’t forget… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Etsy Craft Party at The Make Lounge

Join us at the London leg of a worldwide celebration of creativity, the Etsy Craft Party, hosted by super stylish crafting venue The Make Lounge on Friday, June 18, 2010 (which happens to be Etsy’s birthday!). We’ll have glass painting, cheery bunting, festive flowers and other simple projects on the go, but please feel free… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Father’s Day Gift Inspiration

Dearest UKers, I don’t know about you, but I find my dad notoriously hard to buy for! If there’s no one thing in particular that springs to mind, my fail-safe plan is usually a package of little treats, things to make him laugh, and useful objects. It’s a great solution and you can mix-and-match to… Continue reading

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World Cup Fever: African Inspiration With AfricaAtelier

Milan-based Laura Paglieri, a.k.a. AfricaAtelier, was born and raised in Kenya, where she began collecting and researching antique trade beads and has recently launched her first collection made with these unique finds. As the FIFA World Cup (football — that’s “soccer” for the Americans!) kicks off today in South Africa, the eyes of the world… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Photography Tips With heidiadnum, Part 1

  Australian expat Heidi Adnum lives and works in London as a photographer of children and families, though she takes any opportunity to photograph food. She has two shops on Etsy — heidiadnum and hellodarlingvintage. She also runs a photography and inspiration blog, La Isla Blogita. It’s such a privilege to contribute to the blog…. Continue reading

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UK Edition: Interview With misterrob

Where to start with Robert Ryan, a.k.a misterrob? This guy’s work has been on my radar for some time and when I came across his Etsy shop, even before I began blogging here, I was more than a little chuffed to note that this illustrious UK designer had joined our community. The authenticity of both… Continue reading

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Quit Your Day Job: redrubyrose

Rowena, the bag designer behind Etsy shop redrubyrose, began her creative journey as an illustrator. She temped off and on in office jobs before finding an illustration agent who helped her secure clients in national publications and additional lucrative opportunities. After many long nights and odd hours the thrill of the industry began to fade… Continue reading

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UK Edition: The Great Cheese Race

So apparently I’m a something of a cheese addict. I shan’t deny it. I shall embrace my dairy pride by bringing Etsian attention to a very important date in the UK calendar — Cheese Rolling. On this very day a large crowd is gathering for the cheese rolling races held at Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Vintage Brick and Mortar Tour

Hunting for vintage treasures has become my new favourite pastime on Etsy. I get an irresistible little buzz out of discovering a gorgeous one-of-a-kind item, rich with history or retro cool, whether it’s for my home or wardrobe. The lovely Louise of catwalkcreative is back again, but this time we take you on a magical… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Bloom and Grow

Perhaps the most famous gardening event in the world, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, begins in London tomorrow. The five-day show by the Royal Horticultural Society is an inspiring event to visit, crammed corner to corner with every kind of botanical display you can imagine. Many design their gardens especially for the show, which vary… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Big Brand Copycats

If you’re an independent artist in this here digital age, the chances that you will be inspired by another’s work are quite large. Pretty undeniable, in fact. The chances that your work will inspire other artists during the span of your creative career are equally large. I happen to think that there’s a beautiful kind… Continue reading

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UK Edition: An English Renovation, Part 1

Being the Etsy fanatic that I am, I’m used to being roped in to source gifts, which I scour for with great relish. Recently I’ve been asked to lend my craft-dar to a much larger project. Two very courageous birds — my mother and my aunt (who has recently moved to the UK from Paris)… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Beauty and the Burqa Ban

Recently in Belgium’s lower house of parliament, no one voted against (which essentially means that they unanimously voted for) a law that would ban any clothing that obscures the identity of the wearer in the majority of public places. Now going to the Senate, if passed, this ban would be the first of its kind… Continue reading

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UK Style: Rock Steady

As something of a jewellery connoisseur, it struck me that I hadn’t done a feature entirely on the stuff yet. How absurd! There are a lot of exciting new looks to try out — a couple of major themes take precedence this season, while several micro trends run through them. Turquoise, especially in combination with… Continue reading

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UK Edition: Interview With paulofnavarone

Discovering Paul Revie’s Etsy shop, paulofnavarone, was a special moment in time. I’ve tried explaining the appeal of his artwork to friends and strangers alike, and each time I’ve been greeted with the same blank expressions. Upon seeing his work, however, every single person has been as tickled as I was. This is the handmade… Continue reading