Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Help Us Find Figaro!

Oh No, We've lost Figaro! He normally looks like this:

but now he looks like this!

OH NO!!!

Figaro is in 6 pieces and is hiding in these shops:







One piece of Figaro is in each shop, somewhere in the photo listings of an item.

Come to the Etsy forums for hints and sale info about the participating shops. We're playing all weekend at 9 pm in the Promotions forum on Etsy!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Stellar Seller 7/19/08 Home Studio

This Saturday's Stellar Seller is Homestudio. In real life, Homestudio=Stefani & Mark, who, in our opinion, are quite the creative couple. :)

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As you can see from the Etsy Mini, Homestudio's speciality is scrabble pendants. We did a little interview with homestudio to find out a bit more about them and why they do what they do.

Let us hear all about your shop & how you got started:

Stef has made jewelry for a while. Mark has painted art for awhile. Several people started mentioning Etsy to us all around the same time. Was this a sign? Mark suggested, “Hey, Stef wouldn’t it be great if we could both stay home and raise the kids? You know, not go out and get a JOB (Just Over Broke)? Now we make scrabble pendants together. We are a machine.

what inspires you to create? It’s a natural inner instinct like eating or sleeping. Must…eat. Must…sleep. Must…create. Everyone is born with it, right?

Describe yourself in 1 word: mellow

What is your favorite:

---cereal? Stef: Life Cereal
Mark: Anything with 50% fiber (he’s getting kind of old)

Stef: She only eats ice cream with her original baby spoon
Mark: Michael Graves ice cream scooper

---musical group that begins with the letter 'r'
Stef: Ramones
Mark: Ravonettes

---off-the-air television show?
Mark: NewsRadio
Stef: Mary Tyler Moore

---Etsy seller???
Stef: Perdoozy
Mark: Jenmaestre

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Save on gas AND shipping by shopping with us!

Starting on Monday, July 21st, the Owls are on sale. Here's a list of all participating shops and their specials. Click each shop name to visit their shop. Sale ends 8/3/08.

Free Shipping on all jewelry.
Free earrings of your choice with any knitted or paper purchase.

Free shipping over $10 in the u.s. and half off shipping over $10 out of the states.

25% off all regular, non-custom pieces, and free domestic shipping.

Free domestic standard shipping on non-custom sales. Does not apply to expedited shipping. Sale items are marked as clearance and already marked down.

Free shipping on jewelry, half price shipping on knits and other fiber products
25% off OR pay full price and I donate 25% to the Owl Foundation

Pick Your Special! Mix and Match!

Shop by special and section. Specials include: Buy one Get one Free, 75% & 50% off with a free gift & reduced shipping rates, and Free Shipping. Prints are Buy a Print, Get a Print half off with free worldwide shipping. There's also a Charity section where each item donates a percentage to the Owl Foundation.

Each description will describe the special for that item. Listings have been changed to reflect discounts on both price and shipping. 'Free' items from the BOGO section can be any item storewide of equal or lesser value.


******SAVE SOME GAS AND SHOP ONLINE: FREE SHIPPING - As part of the Etsy Owls Team sale I'm offering free shipping on everything in my shop from 7/20 - 7/31******* (free shipping only includes first class)

Free Shipping!

CorkysCookies OR afabricqueen

$2 off all International shipments and Free UK Shipment!
20¢ per item sold will be donated to the Owl Foundation!

Free Worldwide Shipping in Clearance section

Free Worldwide Shipping Storewide!

$5.00 off shipping on all items storewide.

10% off all orders and 20% off all custom orders!!


75% of all purchases from the Owls shop, OfftheWall, will be donated to the Owl Foundation, an organization in Canada that helps rehabilitate owls to return to the wild. Each team member has items in the team shop, so check us out!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Votes are all in...

The Official Winner of the Etsy Owls banner contest is Amanda of HenryRabbit. On behalf of the entire team, I'd like to take this small little blog article as an opportunity to say thank you for participating and also what an awesome banner you had.

While Amanda will be receiving the grand prize 'Prize Bucket', we've also decided to send out runner up prizes to all entrants, as our way of saying thank you to all of you for the wonderful job you did and the support you have given to us Owls :)

In the coming weeks, we will be featuring a special article about the contest winner and runner up (runners up, possibly) here on our blog. Stay tuned for those coming attractions!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Saturday Stellar Seller 7/5/08 PinkParchmentSoaps

This week's Stellar Seller is PinkParchmentSoaps. PinkParchmentSoaps is a Michigan based soap company that's been on Etsy for almost a year now. For our interview we spoke with Trish, ringleader for PinkParchment. Get to know more about the business by reading the interview below, and click the link above to check out their Etsy shop.

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Owls: Tell us all about you, as much or as little as you'd love to share with the Etsy world.

P.P : My name is Trish, I’m a wife and mother of 2 beautiful young ladies. Both of my daughters are involved with the soap making business and my husband is one of our official soap testers.

Owls: Let us hear all about your shop & how you got started

P.P :

Several years ago we were vacationing in North Carolina and went window shopping. There was a small soap store that had the most beautiful soaps that we had ever seen. With birthdays and holidays right around the corner, we spent several hours in the shop stocking up and falling in love with handmade soap.

Once we returned to Michigan, I got a flyer in the mail from a local college – they were offering classes in handmade soap! Not one to ignore fate, I took the class and we began to make our own soap. After a few years of experimenting with different formulas, colorants, and scents, Pink Parchment Soaps was born.

Owls: What inspires you to create?

P.P. : Everything! Foods, nature, scents and people. It doesn’t take much!

Owls: Describe yourself in 1 word:

P.P : Crazy Soaper. Ok that’s two words! Making soap is so much fun. We just love experimenting with all the different ingredients, colors, color techniques and scents.

Owls: What is your favorite:

---decade in the 1900s? The 20’s. Women were wild and taking charge of their lives!

---song from the 80's? Girls Just Want to Have Fun Sung by Cyndi Lauper!

---foreign pop star? Aren’t all pop stars foreign?

---donut? Cinnamon – hot and fresh from the cider mill.

---Etsy seller??? Now that’s a hard one. There are so many Etsy sellers that have wonderful items in their shops! If I had to pick one, I think it would be JanEleven. I just love her ACEO’s and paintings!

Owls: Anything else you want to add?

P.P : We love having a shop on Etsy and meeting the wonderful Etsians!

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