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Craftstravaganza an Extravagant Success

I went out to St Paul, MN to attend Craftstravaganza on April 28. I had such a great time meeting sellers and enthusiastic Etsy buyers face-to-face! I also met a ton of folks at the show who didn’t know about Etsy, so I did my best to clue them in to the Etsy lifestyle. Special…

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Haim On Fire: Who Can Deliver the Most Heat?

Some Etsians have taken it upon themselves to outpour their love/hate relationship with Etsy into a new contest. The object of their admiration and frustration? None other than Haim, one of the founders of Etsy and one of the hardest workin men in the Etsy handmade biz. Haim was up a gazillion hours, toiling away…

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Paper Night at the Etsy Labs

Join us, along with Make Magazine (our office mates), Peter Kirn (Create Digital Music) Instructables, Popular Science, and more for a night of paper projects! You can bring any project you want, but paper is our theme. As always, it’s show and tell – there won’t be presentations. Think of it as an informal science…

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Etsy Alumni: Caleb aka calebwalt

UPDATE: Caleb no longer works for Etsy. Best of luck to you! [The following was originally published April 16, 2008.]Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to know the…

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Etsy Alumni: Bob aka fumanchu

Bob no longer works for Etsy. Bob, good luck with all your future projects! Bob Brewer, aka fumanchu, is one of our Engineers working remotely from the West coast. He specializes in Etsy software and works hard to keep the cache flowing. As you can see from his polaroid photo above, he is also a…

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Etsy Metals Trunk Show

Please come help usher in the Spring with some of the Etsy Metalsmiths at the Etsy Labs on April 27. NinaDinoff, PreciousPups, Stamp, and mylittlestore will be there to represent! They’ve organized the entire thing and we’re happy to open up the Labs to them. This is a free event and there will be spirits…

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Etsy Alumni: Alec aka scaramouche

Alec no longer works at Etsy. We wish you the best! Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to know the Etsy admin (and since many of us work…

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Bumper Sticker Shout Outs

Here’s one of Melissa’s runner up winners. She has an Etsy shop for baby items called hardcorebaby. She just opened a shop for stickers and promo materials called monsterpromos. She got into the sticker biz when she met her partner while in school for graphic design. They started as a sign company, but with their…

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Etsy Alumni: Paulie aka OhPauleez

Paulie, we will miss your dance moves! Good luck beyond Etsy, as you pursue your endeavors. Paul, aka Paulie D, aka OhPauleez, works on the engineering team here at Etsy — on the infrastructure and framework, in particular. He’s known for being a cheerful early riser and for having some serious dance moves. Even though…

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Why yes, please do tailgate.

Congrats to Yael Frankel! She wins the coveted $150 Etsy shopping spree. We got about 150 amazing entries to our bumper sticker challenge! Thank you to all who participated! I’m going to do a shout out to all of you tomorrow. There were so many great ideas and slogans and we had a hard time…

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T-shirt party

We’ll have a stack of books on easy DIY t-shirt modifications, all the sewing machines and sergers in the Etsy Labs arsenal, a large and strange array of notions, appliquemaking bar, and pitchers of grapefruit mimosas.   Yeah, yes, come to it. Please see photos too on flickr.       

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Etsy Alumni: Alex aka alexandersomma

Alex no longer works at Etsy, but we still love you and wish you the best in all your endeavors! [Originally posted April 2, 2008] Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We are posting a series of About Us pieces to…

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Behind-the-Scenes of our first Online Workshop!

Anda did a How-to on Upcycling Plastic Grocery Bags. Fusing pastic is a great way to creatively reuse your trash! Anda even appliques with fused plastic! This lil video shows the behind-the-scenes of the Workshop application, which is an online multi-user environment that uses Flash Media Server. Jared was at the helm with the equipment:…

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Etsy Alumni: Annette aka annettemusick

Annette no longer works for Etsy. We will miss your skills and amazing singing voice as well. Take care and stay in touch! [Update: Originally published March 31, 2008] Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ll be posting a series of…

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Etsy Labs: Make a Donation. Use a Donation.

Mary is overwhelmed. Note: This was originally posted in the Etsy Garden. UPDATE: We received so many donations…that we don’t really need more. Please email Julie@etsy.com to inquire about donations.

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Etsy at Shadowcraft

Etsy went down to Pittsburgh to check out the scene and take part in Shadowcraft. We met many a fun Etsian and were totally impressed by their eggcrates stacked up the wall. Walls are boring and egg crates are boring, but somehow the combo of the two–when in crafters’ hands–is amazing! Note: This was originally…

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Bumpity Bump Bump Bump

I just have to say, WOW! 66 entries in the Etsy Bumper Sticker Challenge. Thanks to all who are participating! We asked you guys for your ideas which were already flowing in the forums. We’ve gotten some catchy slogans and fresh graphics. For those who haven’t yet submitted, your entries (up to three per person)…

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Etsy Alumni: Bre aka brepettis

Bre no longer works for Etsy, though we hope to continue to collaborate. We wish him the best of luck with all his exciting web and hacking projects! Don’t be a stranger, Bre! (The following was originally posted on March 2008) Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have…

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Etsy Labs Deconstructed

We undertook a major construction project at the Labs. The DIY construction was care of Peter Corrie, Josh Wise, and Evan Vendetti.  

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Bumper Sticker Challenge

Hey everybody, there were such good ideas being bandied about on this forum thread that we decided to launch a quick little contest. Design a new Etsy bumper sticker! We encourage teaming up: if you’re not a swell designer, but you’ve come up with a good slogan or the other way around. • 11.5″ x…

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