August 31, 2008

August Team wrap up!

Our August blog promotion was Crafting with kids which brought some crafty projects as well as some touching sentimental stories from members and good reasons for crafting with kids. WabisabiBrooklyn gave us a nice top ten reasons to craft with kids taken from our own member's experience, EcoKate showed us a nifty how-to finger knit, FineArtist shared memories of encouraging her daughter to draw and paint, and MayLuk showed us a great quicky way to transform lonely gloves you might find without a matching pair into great finger puppets and even pen cozies! Our blog traffic has been great - continuing to increase - keep those tutorials coming!

Also - Go check out our Team Members submissions's into Etsy's Handmade Kids Sweapstakes - You can vote for KarensMonsters in the Toy category and LittleLoveBlue in the Eco-Friendly Category - go show your support for the frog and elephant!

Great Month for press for us - remember when you are in the press email it to the Team flickr account to be included on the press page
August 26 - Craftzine picks up MayLuk's project ideas of what to do with one odd glove.
August 19 - The Brooklyn Flea blogged about our Supply sale!
August 18 - The{NewNew}'s Supply sale on NY Newsdays shopping blog Cheap Thrills
August 15 - Pulp Sushi on Absolutely Delish
August 15 - LoveForever's on DesignSponge for her new book Complete Embellishment.
August 14 - LoveForever's new book reviewed on NotMartha.
August 12 - Craftzine picks up EcoKate's tutorial on finger knitting
August 4 - MetalSugar on Modish!
August 4 - Craftypod reads Kayte's book of LoveForever on embellishing.
August 1 - The Brooklyn Indie Market did a nice write up about us on their blog.

Live + In Person!
We integrated more new sellers into our Brooklyn Flea Rotation: Wishbyfelicity, DHdelectable, and knitknit.

Our own KMStitchery's design were featured at the 7th Street Fashion Show on August 3.

A small group of sellers made a road trip down to the Philadelphia Independent Craft Market! CharlieandSarah, KarensMonsters, KimmChi, Fubabee all made it down for one day of bands, beer and crafts.

MShoelace was in an exhibition called Cherry Bomb by Sadie magazine.

Also we had a very successful supply booth at the Brooklyn Flea Aug 24 - look for more on that in future.


Our own KnitKnit did a video tutorial with the Etsy Labs - awesome!
Check back in September 1st for our First Team Monday Giveaway.

On September 13 - we'll be driving up to Beacon for our Handmade Cavalcade Craft Fair.

We have also secured a date for a shared Virtual Trunk Show with other Regional Etsy Teams for November 10-14 - mark your calendars!

And keep an eye out for a sock monkeys for Charity event at Etsy on October 25.


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