Saturday, August 23

Timothy's Handmade Review

Timothy's Handmade Review (8.21.08)

I love everything about the indie world of handmade. Etsy has changed my life.... and i would love to give back to the Etsy community.
Near the end of every week I will be purchasing one item from one Etsy shop. Once I receive the item i will feature that shop and their item on my blog.
If you are an Etsy shop owner I would love to consider your shop for the Handmade Review.
This week i will be looking at items less than $10.
To be considered for the Review there are 2 simple steps:
One... leave a comment here on this post telling me what you love about Etsy.
Two..... Show me what you GOT on the forum thread HERE
I will be making my purchase on Saturday night...8.23.08

59 comments:

Diana Evans said...

what a great way to purchase wonderful handmade stuff and support the cute etsy shops...well done!

articulations said...

I love the fact that on etsy I can be creative, and other people will like it enough to buy it.

TwoSeasideBabes said...

In this Walmart-age that we live in, Etsy serves as a means to buy well-made items that are made with loving hands. I would rather give my money to those who deserve it as opposed to the retail conglomerates that care nothing about their product or their customers.

Wonderful World of Etsy said...

Etsy is full of wondeful people and shops.

Tackyhandmade said...

What do I love about Etsy? Ok, are you ready...
handmade
vintage
supplies
treasuries
pounce
promotion forums
ACEOs
pifs
cat toys
jewelry
accessories
cards
handbags
appliques
felt
blogs
convos
buy and replace
Etsy for animals
hearts
paper
clay
wire
friends
showcases
gifts for everyone
holidays
critque forums
paypal
mail
packages
free goodies
contests
and last but not least...
Timonthy Adam Designs!

burrito said...

I love etsy because it's a chance to get fabulous, quirky stuff that perfectly suits my style and I get to buy it directly from the person that made it. I love directly supporting artists and craftspeople and getting beautiful things while I do it! It's great all around!

Jessica Sharrah said...

Unique - Quality - Handmade - love the products and the sellers!

BeautifulBridget said...

What I love about Etsy is that I not only get to be creative and share that creativity with others, but I LOVE the people on Etsy!! They're the greatest group of people in the world and I love all of the new friends (and new items) I've acquired since being there!

Anonymous said...

Hello Timothy!
The best, favorite thing I love about etsy is the wonderful networking with all the crafters. We are all in this together, and it is so great to help each other out. This is a great blog! www.amorevivo.etsy.com

SkyBox said...

I love everything about Etsy but what *really* gets me excited is the ecofriendliness of the handmade revolution. Mass production is for suckers.

Jessica said...

I love the beautiful & unique items on etsy made by such talented artists!

MomeRath.Etsy.Com said...

Etsy is a way to stick it to the system. It lets us buy as individuals, not as cogs in a corporate marketing conglomerate. It lets us sell with a focus on originality and quality. Etsy, actually, is pretty darn subversive.

Tamaris said...

Well I'll give this a try because I have many $10 and under items I think you'd like. I will post them on the thread as you requested. Meanwhile what I like about Etsy is that is gives me and many people an opportunity to start a business for very little money, we can be as creative as we want, and we get to show the world what we can do. There are not many opportunities to start a business anymore for almost nothing so I appreciate that I now can do so. Even a few sales helps so many people especially during tough times. Thanks for listening.

Zach said...

Etsy has changed my outlook on handmade unique items. Be it art or crafts, Etsy proves that it is still alive and well. I love what Etsy has to offer for everyone.

IronOakForge

maryhanks said...

I love that I can work from home, making my art that hopefully will go to someone else to love!...that I can be apart of the world of handmade! ...affordable & unique gifts for someone to buy from me AND affordable & unique items for me to buy, give to others or for my own enJ0Yment!

thegeekery said...

I love the variety of ideas on Etsy and how it really captures the artistic global marketplace. There are so many creative people making unique handmade items that inspire me everyday. It makes me want to improve my skills and be a better person at the same time.

Jocelyn

Giftbearer said...

Etsy is going to love you for this, Tim, LOL:

Here goes! I like the low fees and the easy set-up. I just recommended Etsy to a new seller who has not sold online before and I think she's going to open a shop pretty soon.

Jewelry by Butterfly said...

I love Etsy because it gives me the freedom to sell my work online with great networking connections. Ive meet some wonderful people on Etsy and love buying and selling!

MorganNichole said...

I love Etsy because it is a place where people can make money selling what they love to do! Not like going to a job you hate, you are your own boss and loving every minute of it!

Anonymous said...

I love Etsy because it has been a wonderful place to meet great friends from all around the world! Where else can you do that from your comfy chair? :)

TheBrassHussy said...

I love being able to purchase handmade item while shopping at home any time of the day. I love being able to sell my items out of the States. No craft fair offers that!

RedMarionette said...

I would say "Etsy has changed my life" but I wouldnt word it that way.
Etsy has educated me to make changes in my daily life.
Semantics, but I like my wording better, hehe.
I now am more aware about what I purchase at box stores, wondering if I can get it on etsy and support someone trying to make a living. I try to reduce, reuse and recycle more with the products I make and in my life. I dont buy as much anymore as I realize its wasteful just to have "Stuff" because commercials and advertising tells me so.
My Day Job is not creative and I found the missing link that was causing stress, I needed a creative outlet. Etsy was it for me!
I am happy to be where I am at and very excited about my future within the etsy community and elsewhere.
Thank you for this opportunity!

beachyrustica said...

I love meeting other artists, supporting other artists, and having a place to showcase my work! I'm team leader of EtsyPatrons which is basically a team of shoppers trying to gain exposure for artists and buy as much handmade as possible! I especially love the community of artists that are so willing to help each other.

Melanie said...

There are so many things that I love about Etsy. Mostly I enjoy the people. I love being able to go to forums and get help from Sr. Etsians. I recently joined a Street Team which helped me to achieve that elusive first sale......and I am hooked now...:)

impedimenta.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

Etsy has renewed my love of crafting. Before Etsy I had stopped being creative, but now I can't stop! My site is in constant flux now at tsmv4ever.etsy.com, and many of my relatives have sites too!!!

benconservato said...

There is too much to love about Etsy, I buy nearly all my gifts there now for all my loved ones, you can discover some fabulous new creator everyday.

Tamera said...

I love the unique things all these creative people make. I mainly love Etsy bacause its so accessable and an awesome selling tool that im so glad exists!

Gracie said...

This is a great way to give back to the Etsy community. I have set up my shop recently and I'm loving it.

I hope you'll check out my shop: www.BeaDDazzling.etsy.com

Thanks!

FeltLikeStitchin said...

I love how etsy gives me the opportunity to reach customers all over the world, and I love the variety - there's so much cool stuff!

Bee Designs said...

What don't I love about etsy? I love the fact that there are so many people out there who appreciate and love handcrafted goods, buyers and sellers. There are other indie market places but none seem to compare to etsy in the same way.

Angie said...

I love etsy cuz I can make an income while staying at home with my daughter and I can support others doing the same. Etsy sellers also care a lot more about their customers and quality than big brands do.

CleanRinse said...

I love etsy because it gives me a chance to connect with other buyers and sellers who are trying to live simply and use less "stuff". I'm primarily interested in the skincare, household, and upcycled items!

www.cleanrinse.etsy.com

Mystique Island Photography said...

Etsy helps a lot of artist who'd like to present their art works. I've never ever thought selling my photographs before I met Etsy, and I'm so glad I found that place. We, the artists, become more, and more and more creative that we've never imagined before.

Circle Circle Dot Dot said...

I love etsy b/c it's fun and easy to list items & sell, and it's a great one-stop place to browse for fantastic handmade goods. Overall, the quality and variety of goods is unlike anything you can find anywhere else.

jkziel said...

personally...I love etsy because it provides easy availablity to sell in a online setting, with reasonable fees and terms.

I love shopping on etsy, because i love finding something that is unique, fun and totally meant for me...and I like supporting small business.

beritnewyork said...

There are simply too many things to say about the crafting community and Etsy for that matter! Like a lot of us Etsy has changed my life to and taught me to hope in something that I thought was lost and forgotten.

Kelly Jean said...

HI Timothy. I saw your post in the Etsy Forum. I love etsy because it has provided me with an outlet for my creativity! There are such wonderful artists and craftsmen on etsy! I have not been able to look at Target or Wallmart in the same light since I found Etsy!

Kay said...

I love etsy because it gives me a reputable venue to sell my creations. How awesome is it to think that people out there now own something that I came up with. So rewarding. So, for etsy...i am grateful. www.ohkayk.etsy.com

CB said...

I love Etsy because I have found so many others who share my passion for creating. It's nice to share experiences, see talented people, and be able to share my own creations.

juniejo said...

Hi from Scotland. What a wonderful idea !! I love Etsy because it has brought creatively like minded people from all parts of our planet together and united, no wars. It doesn't matter if you are tall, short, fat, thin, black, white, or purple with green spots, you are just you and there is always somebody to talk to. I have made fantastic friends LONG LIVE ETSY

PinkParchmentSoaps said...

What a great idea!
We love etsy because of all the great people there.

ginabee said...

I love Etsy for the Handmade Variety and Friendships.
ginabee on etsy

Shannons Irish Bliss said...

I absolutely love to find unique treasures that others have created. I feel like it is a treasure hunt when I am shopping on Etsy, I find it so much fun and extremely satisfying. There is so much talent out there and I love to see that there are still people out there who use their minds, hands and creativity with their pieces. Etsy is a wonderful place to be!

moxylyn said...

I don't have any items under $10 so I can't join in the contest, but I did want to say I love Etsy also and you have a great blog here.

Escentualcreations said...

I love many things about Etsy:

It's a great way to find handmade items.

There is a wonderful sense of "family" to be found there.

It's a great way for us "little guys" to get started without having to spend an arm and a leg on a website or even being required to know any type of web design.

Finally, I love Etsy because it enables me to do what I really love and I'm hoping to one day be able to turn my soap and candlemaking into a full time career.

Cora Marie Boutique said...

I have met alot of new friends on etsy. I love buying handmade items as well as selling them. Great blog you have.

TheWoodyNook said...

I was SO excited when I discovered Etsy...
I was even MORE excited to join the Etsy community!

I love having a place where I can view SOOOO many different styles/mediums/origons/wakes of such creativity and art. There is truely something there for anybody and everybody!
I like knowing that what I purchase there, whether it be a gift for me or someone else, that it was made with the love and attention of a true crafter/creator/artist...and not pumped off of some assembly line w/a 300% retail markup.

The people of Etsy are wonderful, I've not yet met a fellow 'etsian' that I didn't like....the networking and support offered there has been a true blessing---and such FUN!

I used to be a faithful Ebay-er...I've not been back since discovering the Wide Wonderful World Of Etsy!!!!

Rainwolf said...

I like Etsy for the simple reason that you get to know the artist, buy from the artist, support the artist and enjoy quality products that are unique and individual like the people who creates them and purchases them.

Friendlyhands said...

Tim,
Etsy is therapy for me. I am truely grateful and honored when others take joy in my gifts! It's a fantastic support group of such diverse people and they have all helped me, perhaps not realizing how much!
Thank-you
Annette

thelittlereddoor said...

I love that Etsy enables me to express myself & supplement our household income, and also support other crafters and artisans. An entire new world opened to me when I joined Etsy and I love it!

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

I love Etsy because it is challenging me to grow and to learn all about business in a safe and supportive environment.

It also enables me to elevate Thrifting from a hobby/obsession into a business that I hope will one day be lucrative.

I love Etsy because people like you give back to the community. So many people in the forums have shared their tips, tricks and advice with me and I look forward to being able to help others (just as soon as their is someone on etsy who knows less than me)!

Cheers,
Tracey

Elizabeth said...

I love Etsy because of the absolutely amazing array of artists and crafters. The amount of talent is overwhelming and I am honored to be in the company of such amazing people.

Clippy Hut said...

I love Etsy because I can shop for anything I want. There will be talented people working on every stuff that you're looking for. Also a great place to showcase my creativity!

J-Mi said...

There are so many things I love about Etsy---the amazing amount of creativity that it helps foster, how I can be myself and explore what I love about crafting, and how through Etsy I've made some very special friendships (through forming and maintaining the Etsy Owls street team)

I think what you're doing is great and is yet another example of what makes Etsy so special.

Anonymous said...

Etsy has made me appreciate the "how to promote my work" and get over the" artists dont have to promote " syndrome! LOL

Anyway,love that many many peeps on etsy are actively upcycling and are ecologically responsible.

And I do love the humor in the forums!

Thanks

lucymoonglow said...

Love the helpful etsians on the forums.......and that people from around the world have the opportunity to view my creations!

Desreen said...

I love the fact that you can check out everyones talents and make a purchase that you know was handmade and not manufactured in a factory somewhere.

trentongal said...

Timothy!
you are the best! Etsy is just so wonderful for all of us who love art and creative handmade items!

pleasurearts said...

I love being on etsy because making handmade jewelry gives me so much pleasure but best of all is knowing that etsy gives me a place where I can do a little something to help the charity and give some pleasure in life to the orphans in Thailand.

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