Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I recently came into contact with this great shop! Everyone needs to stop by http://JudyEvansCollection.etsy.com and look at the beautiful items that are listed in this shop.

How long have you been making your items?

I've been designing and making jewelry for 5 years and just started doing the plate stands in the Fall of 2007.

What made you start selling on etsy:

Christy at JuneBugDressup.etsy.com recommended etsy when I met her at a craft fair in June of this year. I went straight home, looked it up and was hooked! I started my shop on June 15, 2008 - just 1 day after the craft fair.

Tell us about your favorite piece:

It's a challenge for me to pick my favorite piece - I'm eclectric by nature and like a lot of pieces for different reasons. If I have to choose just one it would have to be the necklace April E (named for my daughter) because it has a very natural and earthy look and the colors in this piece make it very versatile.


Debbie P necklace is a close 2nd because it's just beautiful and sparkly.


(I promise this is the last favorite choice) 3rd would be the Delma J earrings because they are a perfect length, are subtle and look great with so many colors.


Saturday, July 19, 2008


I recently had a bow custom made for my daughter from this shop. They were very easy to work with and matched my daughters party dress perfectly. I am very excited to be recieving this bow. Everyone really needs to check out this shop! Beautiful selection of high quality bows for every little girl!

I adore this item:


What made you decide to start selling one etsy?

We are currently working on building our own website, we had a few inquiries about our bows online and wanted to get an outlet started as quickly as possible. Etsy has been a great way to do that - low fees, lots of exposure and a great opportunity to expand our network base.

How did you come up with your shop name?

My daughter's name is Annabelle. My Mom & I were thinking of names and I said it should definitely somehow be named after her because she's the reason we started making bows. I had started calling her Annabelle Bananabelle and after a lot of other names, we decided Banana Belle was something different yet meaningful to us.

Tell me about your work?

My Mom & I work together, she is much craftier than I. We work together coming up with ideas and playing around with the ribbon but my Mom (Bonnie) is the bow maker. Annabelle tags along with us to the mom 2 mom sales as our model, she really knows how to increase sales. ( I see a future in marketing for her) We pay attention to the details…fully line our clips, heat seal the ends to prevent fraying and give our bows a professional look. We take great pride in what we do and think about each and every little "belle" that will wear our bows.

Do you have a favorite bow that you have made?

They're all my favorite. I love sitting down and coming up with new ideas. Right now the double ruffle w/ tulle on a crochet headband is my favorite. ....Until the next one.

Did any one inspire your work?

From Cristin - Annabelle - she is the first grand-daughter after 4 boys. We had been waiting for a girl for 7 years, and finally the princess arrived!! She needed something to stand out from the boys and what better then a bow!

From Bonnie - Becoming a grandparent has been a wonderful experience. We have been blessed with four grandsons and then we got the news of a girl. Of course, we always want every baby to be healthly, but we were having a girl, how exciting. We started making bows right away. We wanted everyone to know from the start that she was our little princess.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

http://WorldOfMoments.etsy.com opened their store out of the need to provide therapy for themself and their two boys on the autism spectrum. They were looking for a way to help them work through sensory disorders, attention problems, and to help build their imaginations.

This shop is filled with original art, cards and aceos.

I really enjoy this piece:

Be sure to stop and check out this shop, 10% of each item in this store will directly benefit The Dockery Foundation in Olive Branch, MS.


http://lrsteiner.etsy.com has a great selection of handmade cards, tags and note cards.

The items in this shop are all clothing themed and very cute.

I really like this one:

All the items in this shop are adorable!


My mom taught me to knit about six months ago and I have really been enjoying it so far.

Recently I started knitting baby hats and I am now addicted.

Here is what I have made so far:

Newborn boy:


0/6 months girl:


6/12 months modeled by my beautiful 11 month old daughter:


I am thinking of opening a third shop with all my knitted items!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Trading madness

I have become addicted to something else on etsy!

Trading!!! Its wonderful. I am a stay at home mom so that being said I am sure everyone knows that I do not always have a lot of money so trading is a great way for me to get gifts and to treat myself.

I started a trade and replace on the forums and I have been able to get some great items this way!!!

Stop by and check it out!!



http://karley.etsy.com has a cute little shop. At this time they mostly have coffee sleeves listed. If you enjoy coffee and do not want to add more garbage they would be a great alternative to the cardboard sleeves. Plus you can use them over and over again.

Here is my favorite:

They have other items available so be sure to stop by and check out this shop.


http://PenelopeAndAnastasia.etsy.com has a beautiful selection of jewelry. With prices starting at $13 there really is something for everyone in this shop.

I adore this piece:

The jewlery in this shop can be worn everday or for an evening out.

If you are a jewelry lover or need a gift for someone that is you really should come and check out this shop!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


http://IMOTIME.etsy.com has a great selection of clocks in their shop. The clocks are all made from findings and they have something for everyone.

As a coffee lover I adore this piece:

There is a wide selection of different clocks in this shop and any one of them would make a great addition to your home or make a great gift.


http://tscrapper.etsy.com has a great shop. I have several items from her shop. One of the most recent items I have gotten from her is a personalized baby shower memory book for my best friends baby shower. She did a wonderful job on this book and I would recommand her shop to any one that was looking for memory books.

I also love her cards and card tins.


She has many adorable cards in her shop that would easily be able to fill this cute tin!


http://countrywindows.etsy.com has a beautiful shop full of amazing photographs. His shop prides itself on the fact that all the photographs were taken while driving in the country and off a beaten path.

This one is my personal favorite:

Any photography lover would be lost in the beauty of this shop!


http://CatherineMarissa.etsy.com has a great selection of beautiful and affordable jewelry.

With prices ranging from $8 to $180 there is sure to be something for everyone in this shop.

My favorite piece is this one:

The jewelry here can be worn very casual or dressed up. So if you are looking for something to treat yourself with or for a nice gift be sure to check out this shop.

Monday, July 7, 2008


I love to spoil my children and I have found a shop that I could do just that in!

I love this little outfit!

http://uniquefavors.etsy.com has many adorable outfits for children. Many of them are customized for you!

Along with having really cute clothes they also offer Business Cards, Hang Tags, Postcards and much more.

Adorable stuff can be found in this shop!!!


I love photography and even though I am a photographer myself I still enjoy other people's photography.

http://BethPeardonProds.etsy.com has beautiful photography and photography related items in their shop.

This one caught my eye the moment I clicked into the shop:


The selection in this shop is amazing, there is a wide variety of items and everything would make wonderful gifts.

You really do need to check out this shop!

"Crazy4Cards" designs by Kim

If you are looking for some cute cards I have found a great shop for you to check out. http://Crazy4Cards.etsy.com has a great selection of cards and more.

I love these invites:

and this card:

The prices are great and the selection is wide so if you are looking for cards, invites or tags be sure to stop at http://Crazy4Cards.etsy.com

Why the secret shopper games rock

I know a lot of people do not like the secret shopper games on etsy but I really think people need to give them more of a chance.

I have met a lot of really great people on these games and have been able to get a lot of wonderful items.

I am a SAHM so I do not always have a lot of money to shop with, these games have given me a way to get gifts for others and treat myself when money is tight.

Its been a great way to build feedback and get my items out to people.

You make friends.

So next time you see one, give it a chance!!

A second shop

I opened a second shop on etsy!


I love taking photographs so I thought why not share them with everyone else.

I will be adding some pendants and magnets made with my photos also!

Be sure to stop in often. I am always taking a picture of something!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


aBreathofFrenchair.etsy.com sells wonderfully scented, homemade products for the entire family. Her shop has lotions, scrubs, shampoos, soaps and organic botanical seeds from their very own garden.

This looks wonderful:

If you are looking for some pampering products be sure to check out http://aBreathofFrenchair.etsy.com to see all the products currently available.


soapdeli.etsy.com makes high quality soaps featuring scents from the kitchen. Her yummy scented soaps contain skin loving ingredients like shea butter, rice bran, coconut, and olive oils.

Not only does her shop have soap but she also has lotions, butters, scrubs, paper arts, loose leaf tea and magnets.

I think this looks great:

Be sure to check out http://soapdeli.etsy.com to see all the items available.

Now accepting RME

I have just started accepting RME as a payment at my etsy store. Its a lot like paypal accept no fees!
Sending and receiving payments online between accountholders is free.
Online transfers to and from your bank account are free.
Sign up is free and you will get $25 just for signing up.
I signed up and a few moments later I had $25 in my account.

Sign up is quick and easy!

Refer A Friend using Revolution Money Exchange

Thursday, March 27, 2008


robynsnest.etsy.com is where you will discover handmade creations, The owner diligently designs, cuta, and sews every piece by hand. You will get a handmade, affordable and unique item.

I love this piece:


If you are looking for a gift or for something to treat your self with you really should come and check out http://robynsnest.etsy.com


disquieting.etsy.com sells natural, handmade, and vegan-friendly bath and body goods. They have a nice selection of items.

As quoted from their shop "Our products are not high class yuppy crap, we make stuff for rock stars and riot grrls because they deserve to smell pretty, too!"

I think this looks wonderful:

To see more products please visit http://disquieting.etsy.com

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Foret.etsy.com has one of a kind jewelry and accessories with a sophisticated ethnic flare and a healing touch along with beautiful scarves and shawls.

This pair of earrings is my personal favorite:

Be sure to check out this shop to see all the items available, you wont be disappointed!
Visit http://Foret.etsy.com to see all the items available!


chelsdesigns.etsy.com has a great selection of jewelry, cards and house hold decorations.

The jewelry in this shop is beautiful. If you are a jewelry lover you must come and see all the items available in this shop!

This is my personal favorite:

If you are looking for a gift for that special someone you really should visit http:chelsdesigns.etsy.com


Lorijoz.etsy.com has a large selection of different items in their shop. Including personalized buckets, hair clips, hair bands, magnets and more.

The selection of items and the prices are wonderful!

This magnet set is my personal favorite:

If you are looking for something cute for your fridge or a nice hair clip for the little girl in your life this is the shop to be at! Check out http://Lorijoz.etsy.com to see all the items!


PursesbyLinda.etsy.com has a large selection of beautiful purses available. The prices are excellent! If you are a purse lover you are sure to love this shop.

This purse is my personal favorite:

Be sure to come check out this shop if you are looking for a new purse or if you just like to have a large variety of them.

Visit http://PursesbyLinda.etsy.com to see all the purses available!


LaurieRyan.etsy.com has a selection of photographs and photographic gifts. There are tote bags, books and post cards. This shop has a large selection of very nice items.

This photograph is my personal favorite:

These photographs would make a wonderful addition to your home.

There are a lot of gift able items in this shop so be sure to come visit http://LaurieRyan.etsy.com to see all the wonderful items.


elisaann.etsy.com has many different drawings, paintings and cards.

The art in this shop is stunning. If you like collecting art you really need to come check out the different items in this shop.

This piece is my personal favorite:

If you are looking for something new for your home be sure to come anc visit http://elisaann.etsy.com


missfiberfox.etsy.com has a large selection of of project draw string bags. I am a knitter myself and if you are anything like me you have knitting projects spread all over the house! These bags would be great to help contain your many projects and would great for traveling as well. There are many different patterns available!

This bag is my personal favorite:

If you are looking for a nice project bag be sure to come check out this shop!

Visit http://missfiberfox.etsy.com to see al items available.


littlesomething.etsy.com has jewelry, photographs and accessories . The shop has a large selection of items and they are all very affordable.

These earrings are my favorite item from the shop:


If you are looking for gifts or just a little something from yourself be sure to come check out this shop!

Visit http://littlesomething.etsy.com to see all the items available.


aromafields.etsy.com has a large selection of soaps, melts, gift sets and candles. The candles are all made from soy and the soaps are all natural. The prices are excellent and the selection is wide.

I think this soap is beautiful:

If you are looking for gifts or a special treat for yourself be sure to come and visit http://aromafields.etsy.com


cuttingedgecreations.etsy.com has very elegant jewelry. The jewelry ranges from brass, antiqued in silver, copper or gold. The owner also uses vintage beads, stones, cabochons, findings and chains.

This is my personal favorite:

The items can be dressed up or down depending on what you are wearing and the prices are excellent. This shop has something for everyone!

To see all the items available be sure to visit http://cuttingedgecreations.etsy.com


StaunersCoffee is a small coffee roasting company out of Iowa, which is run by my parents and they have wonderful coffee. I will not drink anything besides this stuff. They have a large selection of regular, dark roast, decaf and flavored coffee.

This blend is my personal favorite:

If you are a coffee lover be sure to check out this shop!

Visit http://StaunersCoffee.etsy.com to see all the available coffees.


prossackdesignstoo.etsy.com is a mother-daughter collaboration of photography and digitally altered photographic art.

The photographs are beautiful and excellant quality. They would make a great addition to any home and be a wonderful gift.

This is my favorite:

If you enjoy fine photography this shop is a must see!!

Visit http://prossackdesignstoo.etsy.com to see all the items available!

Saturday, March 15, 2008


marymarsh.etsy.com shop features adorable button items, including hair ties, head bands, bracelets and key chains.

The hair ties are not only useful but they are adorable. I really enjoy the ones that I own.

If you have a little girl she also offers mommy and me sets.

These are my favorite that she has in her shop right now:

If you are looking for cute hair items, jewelry and more this is the place to be.

Stop by http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5082654 to see all the items.


crazytimescandles.etsy.com has a wonderful shop and is very easy to work with. I personally have purchased several different items from them and they are all great. I really enjoy the soap, not only does it smell wonderful but it makes my sensitive skin feel very soft.

This soap is my personal favorite:

Their shop features many different items, including candles, lotions, melts, cupcake bath bombs, monster spray and so much more!

Stop by http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5343838 and see for yourself, you will not be disappointed.


peacoxcreations.etsy.com features fine crochet items and hand coiled pine needle baskets. Items range from scrubbies to gorgeous christening sets. The baskets are gorgeous!

This basket is my personal favorite:

Be sure to stop by http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5550478 and check out the large variety of high quality items available in this shop!


heartofthefire.etsy.com has an amazing shop. This shop is a must see! Everything create is a one of a kind piece!!

This ring is my favorite in the shop:

If you are looking for a gift for that special someone this shop is the place to be!

Stop on by http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5675809 to see all the items available!


beadbooty.etsy.com has a great shop full of beautiful jewelry and destash for you jewlery makers that are looking for new supplies.

This necklace is beautiful!
necklace from beadbooty

The selection in this shop is wonderful and they have items starting as low as $1! You can not ask for anything better then that!

Stop by http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5287922 and check out all the wonderful items!


PhotosByFoosa.etsy.com has a wonderful shop! She is a photographer living in New England and the photos in their shop are beautiful.

One of my personal favorites is this photograph:


That Eagle photo would make a wonderful gift for the nature lover in your life.

The photos in this shop are a wonderful quality and the shop owner is always wonderful to work with and very kind.

If you are looking for high quality photographs to decorate your home no need to look any further!

Creationybywhitney's etsy store

Creationsbywhitney.etsy.com is my personal etsy store. I have a large variety of items available and I am making new items all the time.

My personal favorite right now is this purse:

Its made from an old jean skirt and then embellished with jean fabric and a leather flower. I really enjoyed making it and I can not wait for it to find a new home!

Make sure you come and check out everything I have available!

Thank you for your time!

Hello and welcome to my etsy blog!

Welcome to my all about etsy blog!

My name is Whitney, I am a 21 year old, stay at home mom of two wonderful children and I sell hand made items on etsy.com.

For those readers that have not heard of etsy.com its a wonderful website where you are can buy all things hand made. You can find pretty much anything you need on etsy.

I love buying hand made items for my self, family and friends. To me a hand made gift is so much more special then anything you can buy at a store. I love to support other crafters and I really enjoying talking to all the people on etsy.

Anyway, onto the point of my blog, I started this blog to promote etsy and I will be writing about different sellers often so make sure to check it out!