Treasured @Etsy

They try to help finding your product in a ocean with millions of webshops. But Etsy’s treasure lists are quite restrict. I’ve tried to search for a list with a given theme, but wasn’t quite impressed.

Because everything is measured, you can see how many people visited the list and how many people opened a product page from a treasure list. There is also the possibility like it or to add a comment. The comments gave the impression people like your list: but now Etsy shows which comments come from a featured seller, it is obvious it is more self promotion than reaching out…

The latest “trend” in Etsy is, after adding products to a list, to actually send messages to all shops involved. This can collect up to 16 views and give again the sellers the opportunity to leave a thank you message.

I still get thrilled when someone selects my pretty things. But I only notice other treasures when one of my Etsy contact’s posts or likes one.

Anyway, Xmas is coming and my Xmas set is added to treasure lists :-)

A little help from a friend

We’ve met during out marter studies in Artificial Inteligency, back in Brazil. Something like 14 years ago. I went to Paris for my PhD. She went to Liverpool We both ended up marrying Dutch guys and now live very close. Today, Nivinha changed her day off to come help me with my production. I hope I can put them in a Chrismas market, next month. We worked hard for about 4 hours. Here is the result!

X-mas decoration

It took me a while, but I have finished the X-mas decoration. I’ve started with an Angel I’ve made a couple of years ago to my best friend. Unfortunatelly, it was too complicated to make the body in 3D, with the nice cotton print. Well, I could make it, but it took me just too long: it would become to expensive to sell.

I’ve finally decided to make it “flat”, als every other felt toy. I’ve also revamped my Reindeer: this time with a red nose, just like the legendary Rudolf. With a little help from friends and facebook fans, I’ve created a Santa Claus and a Snowman.

With the dark autumn evenings, I had to wait until the next weekend to be able to make pictures with some natural light (BIG tip from Etsy). Now they are available at Etsy and also at some Dutch marktplaces (http://euquefiz.marktplaza.nl and the !Kerst page of http://www.handmadeshop.nl).

Let’s see if I have more luck during the busy Xmas season. Up till now, besides the very fruitful Open Etsy event, I’ve only sold to friends and friends of friends…