Monday, March 29, 2010

Share the Love - Featured Blogger - Crocheted Little Things

This weeks featured artisan is Luisa of Crocheted Little Things. Adorable creations that make perfect gifts! Stop by Luisa's shops and see all her treasures!




You can find Crocheted Little Things @:


Shop URL
http://www.artfire.com/users/Crochetedlittlethings

2nd Shop URL
http://www.etsy.com/shop/crochetedlittlething

3rd Shop URL
http://www.etsy.com/shop/piccoladonna2006

Blog URL
http://crochetedlittlethings.blogspot.com/

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Zibbet way! (Reprinted with Permission of Zibbet)

Hi guys,

I just wanted to quickly jump in here to add my two cents worth to what has been a pretty hectic week here at Zibbet, and apparently an 'interesting' one at Etsy.
I just wanted you guys to be able to get a bit of a philosophical feel for how Jonathan and I and our team like to run our organisation.
I figure if people are going to have the opportunity to trust us, then it will require communication and getting to know one another a bit more.
So in that vein I'd like to list a few of our beliefs and values concerning how we would like to see Zibbet move forward as it grows bigger.

1. I want to say very emphatically that here at Z we are not in the business of bagging other venues. Whether they are better or worse than Z, we are not here to cast a shadow on what they do. Especially in light of events this week, let me say we are not interested in tearing down Etsy. We have a lot of respect for Etsy and what they have achieved and there is lots that we can learn from them.

2. Our leadership of Zibbet will not always be perfect, because as humans, we are imperfect. However, we will always endeavour to give our very best effort for the marketplace we have created and those who choose to belong to it. We will make mistakes, but we will never stop trying not to.

3. We will always seek to maintain the highest level of communication with our members as possible. This is motivated by the genuine desire to make Zibbet the best selling venue it possibly can be for your sake. We will always try to be available to our sellers by answering questions, listening to concerns or ideas and generally just being available to personally contribute to peoples' needs. Even as we grow very big, Jonathan and I plan to stay heavily involved in communicating directly with as many sellers as we possibly can. We know this will stretch us, but we are committed to it.

4. Common courtesy is a passion of ours so this will continue to dictate our behaviors and the way in which we interact with you. We believe if someone asks a question they deserve an answer. If we make a mistake, we will own it and apologise. We aim to treat every person with respect. We know we will probably not be able to please everyone, but we will not engage in the practice of 'simply writing people off' because they are upset about something.

All of this may sound lofty or overly romantic and nostalgic, but it is the truthful reality of our desire going forward.
Please feel free to quote or copy and paste these comments in any of your communication with others.
If we work together, we can build one of the greatest online selling venues of all time.
A few thoughts from me, for what it's worth.

Andrew


Monday, March 22, 2010

Share the Love - Featured Artist - Lottie's Trinkets


This week's Featured Artisan is Lise - Lottie's Trinkets. Lise has beautiful creations that are each truly unique. She also does custom orders. Stop by Lottie's Trinkets and see all of her beautiful creations!

Find Lottie's Trinkets @"

Lottie's Trinkets

Artfire Shop

Madeitmyself Shop

Lottie's Blog






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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Share the Love - Featured Blogger - KP Designs

Be sure to check out the shops of KP Designs. Kathy has really neat jewelry!



Kathy is the owner and designer of KP Designs. She has wonderful pieces, each crafted with love! Stop by and see all KP Designs beautiful creations!

You can find KP Designs @:

Madeitmyself
Artfire
Zibbet
KP Designs Blog



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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Share the Love - Featured Blogger - Kandi-O Designs

Ooops! I'm slipping. Almost forgot to post this weeks featured blogger. And we have another great artisan this week. Kandace has some really cool earrings!!! Visit her shop and check them out.














Kandi-o Designs.. creations by Kandace... truly unique and a style of their own! Kandace also has a shop called Cap It! More unique designs for you!


You can find Kandace At:






Shop URL


Etsy Shop


2nd Shop URL


Madeitmyself Shop


Website URL


Blog URL












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Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Feature!!!

Thanks to Kim at VA Beach Quilter for featuring me on her blog this week!


Visit her blog and check out my feature and all the other cool things she has posted. Then visit her shop and check out her neat products!


Hugs - Cathy

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Caty Ann's Creations is Featured!

Anne from The Gift Shop Handmade is featuring Caty Ann's Creations on her E-zine this week. You can check out the feature here: http://openzine.com/aspx/Zine.aspx?IssueID=7356 Thanks, Anne, for an amazing feature. I LOVE it!!

Anne is a wonderful crafter who sells beautiful scarfs at her shop Made For Me By Oaklie. This multi-talented lady also does awesome graphic design. Check out her work at My Helping Hands if you need banners, avatars or ads. Anne can create something special just for you at a reasonable price.

It has been "design time" in the studio. The first spring craft show is just 2 short weeks away. Here is what I have finished so far:



I'm focusing on bright spring colors and airy designs. Will see what I can come up with in the next two weeks!

We had beautiful weather in NW Ohio today - sunny and near 50 degree temps. Tommorrow promises to be even better. Hope you all have beautiful spring weather too!

Have a great week!!

Hugs - Cathy
Caty Ann's Creations - Artfire
Caty Ann's Creations - Zibbet




Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Share The Love - Featured Blog - Julia Hutchins Designs

Julia was one of the first artisans I met online when I decided to start selling my jewelry online. She has been so supportive. I just love her - and her designs are absolutely gorgeous!!!







This week's Featured Artisan on Share the Love is Julia Hutchins Designs. Julia creates beautiful treasures! Stop by and see them all!



Shop URL

http://juhutch.artfire.com/

2nd Shop URL

http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/juliahutchinsdesigns

3rd Shop URL

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=18953

Website URL

http://www.juliahutchins.com/

Blog URL

http://www.juliahutchins.com/blog1/



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