Archive for the 'Etsy Info' Category

Etsy Weather Report Graph – August 2010

Attention!! This will be the last time I publish the charted data from Etsy weather reports. Then the charts are moving to a new home.

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Reminder on FTC laws for sewists

Are you selling your clothing, quilts, scarves and other textile items illegally? The National Textile Association put out a reminder on FTC label requirements for country of origin, and I thought it would be useful to summarize it.  Even if you think this doesn’t apply to you – you should know it anyway.

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Etsy front page love

Toot, toot!  (that’s the sound of my own horn I’m tooting on) The screenshot below is the front page of Etsy from last Thursday.  See the 3rd column, 2nd row?  That’s my neck ruff perched upon my daughter’s neck. After selling on Etsy for over a year, it’s still nice to finally get some front page love.  I gave up
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For my next trick – graphic design

As stated before, I want to update the look of my blog with something original.  I’ve designed websites before, but I’ve always relied on free graphics.  This time I want something original.  So I went looking for ideas to inspire me.  And I unlocked the secret to graphic design that has eluded me for years. 

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More packaging ideas

I just ran across a  blog today called The Gifted Blog, which has great ideas for gift wrapping.  Etsy sellers who want “boutique” type packaging at a reasonable cost should check out the ideas from the Gifted Blog.  Of co ourse the site is also handy for Christmas or other gift wrap events. The Gifted Blog has some great ideas
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Look what JeckaBoutique made

JeckaBoutique bought out my first batch of  purple roses and she already has started making hair accessories with them. [singlepic id=176 w=320 h=240 float=center] So far she has a ponytail holder listed, and she tells me she’s working on a headband and more.   She and I decided to collaborate and link to each other’s shops for the rose items –
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DIY Clothing labels – part 3 – how to attach them

This is part 3 of my 3 part blog series on making your own fabric labels.  Links to the previous 2 posts are below.  And I apologize for you having to see my “DuhBe” logo over and over again in this tutorial.  But those are the only labels I make, so they are everywhere on my clothes! part 1 –
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DIY Clothing labels – part 2 – how to make them

This is part 2 of my 3 part label tutorial for textiles like clothing and bedding.  Here are the 3 chapters: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels) part 2 – how to make them (DIY process of printing & cutting the labels on fabric)  [you are here] part 3
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DIY Clothing labels – part 1 – what to say

I’ve been planning on writing a tutorial with photos on how to make your own fabric labels for clothing and other textiles.  After thinking about this for some time, I’ve decided to break this up into 3 parts: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels) (you are here) part 2
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Craft copyright myths revealed

After seeing yet another claim that selling things made from somebody’s pattern is a violation of copyright, I was compelled to research the topic AGAIN and share what I found.  (Y’all may know how I love getting lost in research.)   This time, instead of regurgitated opinions from forums posts (useless), I went straight to the source – The US
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