Thursday, October 30, 2008

Handmade @ Om Baby - EtsyNJ Art and Craft Show

The EtsyNJ street team is organizing its first craft show! We've hooked up with the fabulous owners of Om Baby in Point Pleasant and have rented the studio for a Saturday afternoon of shopping bliss! Get a jump on your Christmas shopping and get a one of a kind made in New Jersey gift for every person on your list!

The following awesome vendors will be showcasing their 100% handcrafted items:
Dragon's Den:

Made By Melissa:

Yin Souciant Accessories & Bags:

What's Eating Yin:

Yin Vivo Weddings & Photography:

Beach Chik Designs:

Blue Pie Designs:

Heart of Nature:


Creations By Robin:

Kit Kat Quilts:

Capital City Crafts:

Creations By Danielle:

Seahorse Designs:


BK Designs:

Madeleine Bake Shop:

Carol's heART Creations:

Max Scent Soy Candles:

Abbie Road Artful Designs:

The Celebration Boutique:

Visit us from 12 - 5 at Om Baby Studio on 726A Arnold Ave, Pt Pleasant, NJ! The first 70 shoppers will get an EtsyNJ swag bag - so come early!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Handmade Faire : Halloween Edition 10/25 Medford, NJ

The Handmade Faire: not your average art and craft show...

A new generation of nearly 100 original, unique indie artists and crafters will be selling their creations at the Handmade Faire in Medford, New Jersey this Saturday October 25 from 10-4. You'll find amazing Handmade finds such as handmade soaps, unique jewelry, paper crafts, metal sculptors, clothing designers, basket weavers, painters, organic pet treats and much more - everything you need to start and finish your holiday shopping! It's no coincidence that the Faire is exactly 60 days until Christmas! It's best to get your shopping done early and this is your perfect opportunity! All items are being represented by the artist that created it, it is truly a wonderful thing to buy a one of a kind item directly from the hands that created it! Check out our vendor list!

The first 100 visitors will receive our signature treat bags, chock full of free goodies from local artists. This Faire is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping, too!

The Handmade Faire
Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Flying W Airport Resort
Medford, New Jersey; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
for directions, click here

The ambiance at the Faire will be be festive so if you have been waiting for a reason to put on a costume, now is your chance! Many of the vendors will be in costume and we encourage you to do the same! Abbie Galie and Mother in Law, Pola, the event coordinators will be in costume as well!

Similar to our April Handmade Faire, Abbie has some very special giveaways planned for our shoppers and the vendors have really outdone themselves in the goodies that they are offering. Some of these freebies are special presents all in themselves. Not to mention the amazing Treat Bags that will be given to the first 100 shoppers!

Admission and Parking are both free and abundant! Come do your Holiday shopping and save on shipping AND gas by shopping all in one place!

Shopping not your thing, but your spouse loves it? Don't worry - you can grab a bite and watch the flat screen tv's in the on location Flying W Bar, while your better half is shopping! Or have a scenic lunch while watching the airplanes fly in and out! There's certainly lots to see! Make the whole day a Halloween Extravaganza by checking out the Medford's Annual Halloween Parade after the Faire at 7, on Main Street. A fun day for the whole family!

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Handmade and do all your Christmas Shopping at the Handmade Faire!
#1. Support Local Independent Artists
#2. Be an Individual, not some brand
#3. Own or Give something that is completely unique
#4. Better Gift Giving - no chance of doubles!
#5. Think Green - Not Factory Made
read more about why it's better to shop handmade!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

EtsyNJ Presents Handmade @ Om Baby!

Om Baby Yoga Studio in Pt.Pleasant, NJ is hosting a craft show organized by the EtsyNJ Street Team. Come support the Etsy NJ Team there on November 8 from 12 - 5 PM. It will be a great opportunity to get started on your holiday gift shopping – there is no better gift than a truly one of a kind handmade gift from an EtsyNJ member!

In order of appearance above:

We hope to see you there!

EtsyNJ Om Baby Show Featured on The Storque!

The EtsyNJ team is putting together its very first all EtsyNJ craft show! We pitched the details to the Storque and less than a week later - they published it! Check us out here:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Miss Emma's Closet Featured at Crafty Dragon!

Please check out Crafty Dragon's blog for details on how you can donate while you shop!

Crafty Dragon also donates a portion of her sales to charity. Read about it here:

The Handmade Faire - Halloween Edition! Coming Soon!!

The second edition of the Handmade Faire is happening soon! It will be on Saturday October 25 at the Flying W airport in Medford, NJ from 10 AM - 4 PM. The event is being organized by EtsyNJ team members AbbieRoad and Webmavennj and will be chock full of EtsyNJ team members as vendors! There will be vendors selling jewelry, knit and crochet, cards and scrapbooks, bath and body, ornaments and decorations, toys and so much more! You will surely be able to get all your Christmas shopping done in one day!

Here is the list of vendors who will be participating: Handmade Faire Vendor List

And last by not least - don't forget your costume! Its all about Halloween and Handmade!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Featured Artist - Design Dolcezza

Who are you? Design Dolcezza creates beautiful custom-crafted memory albums for all occasions: memory boards, gift albums, and cards; whether for home or business, Design Dolcezza has the perfect solution; always archival quality and acid-free. JoyceAnna, the creator of Design Dolcezza, is a perfect example of someone who turned a passion into a profession. She lives in Cherry Hill with her little family in their lovingly restored Victorian home. A high school teacher of World Languages, JoyceAnna is also a MemoryWorks™ Independent Consultant and a Xyron Independent Demonstrator. She enjoys crafting and participating in various online communities including Craftster and South Jersey Scrappers.

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link?

What tag categories do you specialize in? Paper Goods (scrapbooks & cards)

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? My products appeal to people of all ages: usually adults do the scrapping and kids get scrapped!

What do you like about Etsy? Etsy shops provide big opportunity with little outlay or risks. For someone with a talent to share, what’s not to love? I particlularly enjoy learning on the forums and working with all of you on the EtsyNJ team. It’s great to be part of the handmade revolution.

Where do you find inspiration for your products? Lots of places! Inspiration is really everywhere. I think my husband and baby, my friends and neighbors, as well as my travels throughout America and Europe . Often, the patterned paper I’m working with will “tell” me what it wants to become.

What do you love about your business? I love working with my hands and preserving memories, which is so very important. Helping others do the same is truly rewarding.

What is your favorite product right now? My favorite is the lunchpail album it can function as beautiful d├ęcor, a fun conversation starter, and more importantly, it encourages people to save and share memories, their real treasures, with anyone who enters their home. What a welcome!

What makes you unique at Etsy? Having studied art at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and the Louvre in Paris , as well a having seen in person much of the great art and architecture, my life experiences have given my unique eye for design. From 2004-2006, I was a member of the Design Team at I have completed Bachelors and Masters of Scrapbooking programs through Scrapbook Design University®, seminars at Memories Expo™, Creating Keepsakes Conventions. My work has been published in Memories Community Magazine and Scrapbooking your Wedding (Memory Makers Books, 2004). In creating my own hand-crafted art, I’ve found my true artistic calling and I’m here to share it!

What other street teams are you a member of?
Paper Designs 4 U:

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?
Visit with me at my life blog: