Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Party Planning Mommy: All things Etsy...

What is Etsy?
Etsy is a social commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items as well as art and craft supplies. These items cover a wide range, including art, photography, clothing, jewelry, edibles, bath & beauty products, quilts, nick-knacks and toys. Many individuals also sell craft supplies like beads, wire, jewelry making tools and much more. The vintage items on the site have only one rule to follow: they must be 20 years or older. These items range from old boots and ice skates, to dresses, hats and scarves. The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods for a fee of $.20. It has been compared to "a crafty cross between Amazon and eBay" and to "your grandma's basement".

I joined Etsy in August of 2008 and I have been completely enthralled with the site ever since. They sell so many wonderful, unusual and unique things. Etsy is a great place to shop for and sell handmade goods, but it is also a great place to window shop from home (which I did a lot of when I was pregnant)! I’ve purchased a handful of things from Etsy, but recently while planning JD’s 1st birthday party, I have become an Etsyholic! Here are some of my favorite sellers and my recent purchases for JD’s party from Etsy.

Note: All pictures below are directly from Etsy.com

 Carnival Cake Topper

Custom cake toppers, all hand sculpted and hand painted just for you.

Under the Big Top Raglan Shirt

One of a kind designs, for one of a kind kiddos.

Fun Clown Straws

Dime-store delights, fanciful frills and whimsical notions.

Carnival Digital Party Pack

 
A place for all things cute.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I, too, love Etsy!!
We just received the invite.. Too cute!! Looking forward to it.
I'm loving all your ideas.. Girly!

Sohemia =)

the mommy said...

Isn't it the coolest site! Thank you, I know I'm getting really excited, only a few more weeks!

Naomi said...

Wow! Super cute carnival stuff. I love Etsy too.

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