Friday, May 22, 2009

Feature Friday


For those of you who had booths at The Spring Handmade Market ran by Debra A.K.A Vintage Paper Parade I am sure you would have meet "Ella Bella". Now here is a young girl to look up to - she's 11. She's 11 and she sells her art on Etsy. She's 11 and she has sold out of items at 2 shows she has taken part at. Amazing. She seemed to be a pretty normal down to earth kid who just likes to do what we do....she has just started at a younger age then most (or at least for myself) Her clay work is cute and fun - and would bring a smile to most faces upon seeing the creations. I hope you all take a few minutes to just take a glance at her shop - she's pretty creative. Welcome to the Toronto/Ontario Street team Ella Bella - I hope you enjoy your stay and I hope to meet you again one day - maybe at another Etsy Market.

-Eyesore Designs

Listening to: Dixie Chicks - Traveling Soldier

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

There has been alot of updating going on here for me...I lost alot of stuff with my crash - plus there was the Spring Handmande Market which was a HUGE success!! Congrats to Debra on the AWESOME job!

I have added 24 new shops to our team - which brings our team total to 196 shops! I can't believe it has grown this much! I REALLY want to get people to start being a little more active with the team, so I am going to try to hold a chat at least once a month. I will be polling to get some response on days/times that work for everyone.

I am sad to say that somehow my mailing list got deleted from bravenet somehow...I am still confused at why this happend, but I am going to give it another try - so if you could please sign up again that would REALLY help me out. If you receive a confirmation mailing list email it's due to the fact that I have found the email you sent me with your email addy - so no need to rejoin.

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I will be starting Feature Friday again this Friday - sorry that it didn't happen last week, I have just been all over the place trying to get all this stuff resorted out - I had everything set and organized....ok so anyways, enough complaining about that, since there is really nothing I can do about it now. LOL.

Here is a listing of the new shops - please check them out when you have a minute.


-Eyesore Designs

Listening To: Sarah McLachlan - U Want Me 2

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ok - so my computer totally crashed - I lost alot of stuff with a lot of infomation I was putting together for the team...I am going to have to go through over 300 emails to sort everything out's gonna take a few days....but I am not gone, lol.

-Eyesore Designs

Listening To: Blue Rodeo - 5 Days In May

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hey Hey!

So have you heard the news???
Etsy is coming to Toronto and Montreal. For real!

Check the link to The Storque:

You can sign up to attend the meeting - be sure to check it out! May 1st 2009

-Eyesore Designs

Listening To: Coldplay - Viva La Vida

Saturday, April 18, 2009

I've added 9 new shops to the team this morning - when you have time, please find there shop links and check out their shops.

Zig Zag Stitches

I have also added a countdown clock for the Spring Handmade Market - top right hand corner if you didn't notice it before :)

I was sent an email today asking to pass out this information to the team - so here it is.


I would like to start a Canadian Community forum thread which would be open to Canadian Etsians who would like to...

1) network with other Canadian sellers
2) share info on upcoming fairs & vendor opportunities
3) share business experiences and knowledge
4) join forces in promoting Canadian Etsians
5) meet new people and make new friends


-Eyesore Designs

Listening To: Gary Jules - Mad World

Friday, April 17, 2009

Feature Friday

Need some cute hair clips? Here's a shop you should check out. These are so super cute!! I love the fish - it's awesome. $4.99 (shipping $1.75) There are a few different styles to be found; Elmo, sheep, lady bugs, flowers and ice cream - love them all. I really like the holder cards that the clips are on - they make the clips look very professional. Please be sure to check out this shop and show it some love!!

-Eyesore Designs

Listening To: The Veronicas - Untouched

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in the last few days - between Easter and the kids getting sick...I haven't been able to do much online. My daughter started things off Friday at midnight and now my son is joining in on the fun of being sick as well. YIKES.

So the Spring Handmade Market is a month tomorrow! WEEE. I am so very excited!! If you are following that blog at all, you will see that there is now a designer profile (which I still have to fill the form out for...sorry...) so make sure you check it out whenever you can so you can see a little insite into the shops that will be at the show!

I am going to be listing the forum I have made up for the team at the end of the week, I will be sending out the first real mailing list email, so be watching for it.

And again for those who want to be apart of the business card swap - please email me so I can send you my address - I can't tell who has said yes and who has said no :)

That's all for now,
-Eyesore Designs

Listening to - Rob Thomas - Ever The Same

Friday, April 10, 2009

business card swap

For the 8 of you who voted that you would like to take part in a business card swap - can you please email me at eyesoredesigns [AT!] - I will email you back with my address - then you could send me whatever amount of business cards you like and I will spilt up all the cards and send them back out to all of you.


Feature Friday!!

LeatherMade Nice

Ok - so after looking through a few shops, I clicked the link to this shop. OH MY! I fell totally in love - so much that I have requested a custom order! Anne has a beautiful shop, filled with belts, wristbands, bracelets, dog collars and even bags.

My favourite item is the custom order belt ($75 plus $6.50 for shipping) - to me it is just totally stunning, and SO personal - for me at this time, the price tag is a little high - just being a single income family, but I am hoping that I will soon own one myself :) Be sure to check out Anne's shop and give it some love!

Etsy Day - April 24th

Just read about this on twitter - some people have put together what they are calling "Etsy Day" to promote Etsy to people who have never heard of it. Check the link for more information.

-Eyesore Designs

Listening to: Flo Rida - Right Round

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Another Poll

More information on this VERY soon. Please vote!! And check the vote below as well please. I would like a little more input here - 180 team members...only 4 votes :(

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

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-Eyesore Designs

Listening to : Jump Little Children - Mexico
The Etsy Toronto/Ontario Team Page has been updated for anyone who emailed me before April 3rd about being on the team - if you don't see your name, please email me and let me know I know ( inthetinydetails got missed, I am working on getting that fixed)

If you want to check it out, here's a quick link

I am still waiting to hear from a lot of people - I sent out almost 180 emails and so far have only heard back from 42 people. I was hoping the number would be alot more by now, but that's ok - we can all wait it out a little longer.

Here's my first question to the team:

If people don't email back about being on the team, do you want them to be A: Removed from the team completely - B: Taken off the blog or C: Left on the team - Please note that the only people on the mailing list will be the people who have responded to me about being on the team.

So if you can respond to that poll it would be great! And please note - I have no idea how anyone response - I just get the final numbers :)

-Eyesore Designs

Listening to: Heart - What About Love

Monday, April 6, 2009

So I have finally sent out all the emails to team members - I am going to give it a few days for people to respond before sending out my first email through the mailing list. I've got a few polls I will be posting here later on today.

Hoping everyone had a great weekend.

-Eyesore Designs

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Quick little thing here

For all of you who don't know about vistaprint - you should really check it out. I have ordered from them twice now and have LOVED what I have received in return. The have GREAT deals (if you look around - and know where to find what you are looking for) you can get 250 regular business cards for FREE (plus shipping - on everything I am going to list) and TONS of other stuff for free as well.

Example: I ordered

Small Black Rubber Stamp - Free
Pocket Stamps - Free
10 Note Cards - Free
Note Pads - Free
Sticky Notes - Free
100 Standard Postcards -Free
250 Custom Business Cards $ 4.749
Small Window Decals - Free
50 Rack Cards - Free
10 Invitations - Free

My shipping/process was $26 so my total came to $38.16 with taxes and that was Canadian - my business cards alone would have cost more then that if I ordered them. So's a service I use and I thought I would share it with all of you.

Here is my personal link to the vistaprint - I believe it offers some sort of discount

OR - I can send you an email that lists everything for free like I got - you just have to remember to click that you don't want to receive emails from vistaprint if you don't want to receive them, cause they do email ALOT.

Well that's all for now - Happy Weekend Everyone!
-Eyesore Designs

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Feature

Hello Hello!!

Ok - so here is my pick for Friday Feature:


So don't get my wrong, but I am ususally not into the whole "button" thing...but I am really starting to like it, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this necklace!!! It's $20 plus $3 shipping - and it's beautiful. So make sure you all check out her shop and show it some love!!!

So I finished updating the blog last night, 54 new members were added to it so I am showing around 177 memebers at this time. I believe I went through all the links and there are no dead shops. Please note though that not all the links are selling shops, we have a few buys in with us - which I think is GREAT. I don't want to limit this team to a certain amount of people, and I don't want to force people to totally be involved - so for now it's just a team, for support and chatting and meeting up and fun stuff like that.

I am going to try to start planning some meet up times for chats - please stay tuned. And if you have not yet sent me your email addy - please do so, so that I can update my mailing list for the team.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!!

-Eyesore Designs

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Ok - 1 More Try...

There has been alot of requests for this type of team to start up again, so I am hoping that this run at it will take and we can have a great and wonderful and exciting and support team!!!

If you haven't heard about this and you are in the Toronto area, give it a click!

I am trying to get all the new requests's gonna take awhile though - and I have to go through and find any inactive shops.....