Thursday, January 29, 2009

Launching of "I MADE THAT!" - a celebration of all things handmade!

We love handmade, heck why not show it off?! We've dedicated this blog to showcasing the incredible growing talent on the Etsy Marketplace! We want to see your stores, read about who you are and what inspires you. Share your stories of glory and frustration that come along with being a small business owner. We want you to say loud and proud, "I MADE THAT!"

There's something satisfying about creating something with your own two hands, and selling it to someone who appreciates it's beauty just takes it to a whole other level! We know, we've owned and operated own own etsy store. We've chatted with you in the message forums and chat rooms. Made new friends and business associates, and we love what you do!

Our main focus now is our online gemstones/ bead supply store notbees...beads! and this blog. We want to showcase not just our customers, but the oodles of talent on Etsy! We'd like to showcase a minimum of one artist a week, and hopefully we get enough response to have a new store everyday!

We suggest you include a special offer to our readers that we can market to encourage sales in your shop, but it is not a requirement.

Mostly what we are looking for are proud Etsians who are looking for free marketing, and publicity. We know that when you are featured, you will forward the blog to all your friends and family which will help our tiny blog grow, thus increasing your exposure!

Once you are featured on our blog you will receive via email our signature "badge" that you can post on your etsy site stating that you've been featured on our blog!

We are very excited to start this project, all we need is you!

Send us an email at with a link to your etsy shop and tell us you want to be featured. We will respond to you if you've been selected as our featured seller!

We hope to hear from you soon, and please be patient as we hope to receive a huge response of interested sellers.