Monday, March 24, 2008

Featured Artist - MarthaHaskins

Who are you? Alexandra Martha Haskins Pilarczyk Whatton, a 22 year-old creative soul stuck in a body holding an Animal Behavior degree from the University of Connecticut and trying to get out!

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link? “MarthaHaskins” -

What tag categories do you specialize in? Fine Art, Originals, Paper Goods, and some random new attempts!

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? Everyone!

What do you like about Etsy? That it is easy to understand, easy to search and find unique stuff, and nearly EVERYTHING is HANDMADE!

Where do you find inspiration for your products? Everywhere (I have lots of “every’s!”) – inspiration is in the people you know and places you go.

What do you love about your business? It is just completely ME…I put all of myself in to every piece.

What is your favorite product right now? In my shop? “Frank the Snowboarder.”

In someone else’s Etsy store? I am coveting the “Human Walker Biped Steampunk Vehicle and Machine All Wood Replica Statue” by buildersstudio. I’ve never seen anything like it!

What makes you unique at Etsy? I do not make prints of anything. Everything in my store is ONE-OF-A-KIND (OOAK)! Also, I think my silhouettes and produce paintings are pretty unique (my produce paintings sell right when I put them up!).

What other street teams are you a member of? Etsy Bloggers and We Love Etsy.

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?* – search for Alex Whatton

Alex also has photos like this one, which I love:

And greeting cards, like this one:

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Latest FOJ Donations are In!

The Latest FOJ Donations are In!

I've received 3 more fabulous donations that will be added to the FOJ gift
basket that's to be auctioned off this April! Check out details on what
the FOJ gift basket is all about if you are not already aware.

First this week is this beautiful crocheted scarf by Cyndie of in an eye popping pink!

Second is this adorable frame by Jenna of

And finally, I received 3 beautiful floral hair clips created by Caty of

A huge thanks to these EtsyNJ members for their wonderful contributions!

If you're interested in checking out previously featured donations, click

More to come in the next few weeks, so check back!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

EtsyNJ Invades Hoboken's Panera!

Etsy NJ is having a meetup in Hoboken! This is a perfect location for all you North Jersey Etsians, but everyone is invited! So come on out!

Everyone is Invited!

1:00pm Saturday, March 15th
310 Washington St,
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: (201) 876-3233

Google Maps Directions
Check out the Forum Thread talking about the Meetup!
Parking is at a premium in Hoboken, but there is public transportation, or parking garages to fall back on!

*Tag-a-long' s are welcome, many of us are bringing hubby's, kids, or crafty friends*

If you're too far from Hoboken to make this meetup, we'll be having others soon! Keep an eye on the group for the next meetup vote on location!

Monday, March 10, 2008

FOJ Challenge Update - The First 3 Donations Have Arrived!

Just wanted to give a shout out to those whose donations have already

Susan of sent over an adorable votive decorated in great detail with a polymer clay dragon, leaves, etc. Words don’t do it justice, so here’s a picture of the piece:

It’s truly wonderful crafts(wo)manship!

Kris of has sent over a beautiful handmade corsage with so much flare! It’s sure to be an eye catcher in the basket:

Last, but not least, Lori of donated an awesome eco-friendly bag! The silk front with its vibrant design is from a vintage kimono dress, the yellow velvet is from a vintage dress and the orange zipper is from shorts! This is truly adorable and I’ll be jealous of whoever wins it, FOR SURE!

At this rate I am certain that this basket is going to get a lot of ticket
bids in the Chinese auction. It's sure to be a HOT item!

You can view other shots of these items by visiting the EtsyNJ
flickr group

Check back for more donated pieces in the upcoming weeks!

Written by Kate