Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Finds: Bird Watching

The sun is shining, the breeze is gentle (by Oklahoma standards), and the mornings are perfectly warm. Now is the perfect time of year to spot your favorite feathered friends building nests, hopping across your porch and feasting on whatever creepy crawlers they can snap their beaks around. If you're not an early riser, then you can at least enjoy these wonderful avian-inspired items from Oklahoma sellers. Check them out:

What's your favorite kind of bird?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Finds: Happy Memorial Day

Because of the long weekend, this week's Friday Finds honor the many members of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to the United States.

Do you have any plans to celebrate Memorial Day? How are you spending the three-day weekend?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

High-Rollin' Okies

After stumbling across GemsByEm on Etsy's front page Monday and marvelling at the number of sales she's made in the two years since she joined (434 as of the moment), I got to wondering who the team's top sellers were. So, I started looking through everyone's shop and taking notes. I was amazed at how many Disciples of Etsy members have made more than 100 sales. In fact, five of our wonderful crafters have more than 1,000 sales under their belts! That's pretty amazing, if you ask me -- so amazing, in fact, that they deserve their own post. How about this one? Sounds perfect! Here they are in ascending order.

5. Jennifer's Bows n More, who sells dog tag necklaces, Scrabble tile images, and other goodies has sold 1,401 items since opening shop two years ago. Her stuff is perfectly adorable and fun.

4. the vintage pearl, maker of custom jewelry treasures, has found homes for 1,737 of her unique items. Her delicate, beautiful pieces are enchanting and delightful.

3. Mattiecakes has sold 3,054 handmade goods and sewing supplies in a little under two years. She has some great deals on gorgeous Amy Butler fabric, too.

2. Keys and Memories, no stranger to Etsy's front page herself, is a true power seller, boasting 3,649 sales. Her completely one-of-a-kind jewelry from old typewriter keys is innovative and timeless.

1. Rainbow Swirlz is the team's top seller! With 4,810 sales in 3.5 years on Etsy, this happening mama does gorgeous screenprinting on a variety of surfaces -- shirts, bags and more. Check out the shop to pick up any of the great designs, from colorful robot armies to serene bird silhouettes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blue Dome Arts Festival

Those looking for great handmade items and fun, friendly artists should look no further than the Blue Dome Arts Festival in Tulsa this weekend. Around 200 vendors in 123 booths will be set up to delight you with their unique goods all made by hand. While you're there, make sure to say hello to JDStar and saralynnmo in Booth #55 and the Tulsa Craft Mafia gals in Booths #104 and 105. Here are the details, folks:

Where: Blue Dome district downtown, 2nd and Elgin area
When: Friday noon to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free free free!
Why: I just told you!

Blue Dome runs at the same time as Mayfest (i.e. that other festival), just a few blocks away. I highly recommend going there for a giant cinnamon roll and the student art exhibit, then come by Blue Dome for 100% awesome, local art for sale. Make sure not to miss the Art Car Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday starting at 2nd and Elgin!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Finds: Deluxe Edition

Deluxe will be opening its doors tomorrow at noon! As you enter the Centennial Building, your senses will be enchanted by the offerings of lots of Okie artists, including some of our fabulous team members. This week's Friday Finds are just a few of the great things you'll be able to purchase in OKC on Saturday.

What are you most looking forward to seeing at Deluxe?

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Deluxe is almost upon us!

Hear ye, hear ye! Deluxe is only days away from delighting Oklahoma shoppers with amazing vendors and their unique, handmade goodies! Have you marked your calendars yet for this indie crafting extravaganza? If not, here are the details once again for you sweetie pies:

Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar
Saturday, May 9, 2009
noon to 6 p.m.
Centennial Building, State Fairgrounds
Oklahoma City
FREE admission! for more info

There will be a ton of amazing Okie sellers (and some friends from neighboring states, too) trading cash for their goods, goodies and greaties. If you miss it, you'll regret it. It's possible some really cute babies will cry, too. And kittens -- kittens the world over will be sad. You don't want to be responsible for that.

When you're there, make sure to say hello to all the wonder Disciples of Etsy members who will be both shoppers and vendors!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Finds: Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer...

Edgy finds for your prom experience! Create your unique look in our Oklahoma Etsy Shops.

Is your style SWEET or SASSY ~ perhaps a little of BOTH??