Friday, November 30, 2007

Mark your calendars . . . Kansas City Etsy Street Team Meeting!

It is time for a Kansas City Etsy Street Team meeting. We're planning an in-person meeting for next week so be sure to mark your calendars! Whether you are an established KCEtsy member or just interested in Etsy and what the local Etsy team has to offer, you are welcome to come.

Who: KCETSY team members - old, new, and want to be's

What: A meeting to talk about our team including the possibility of upcoming trunk shows, promotional packs, team-wide marketing, and more . . . . oh, and of course, just to get to know each other better too!

When: Wednesday, December 5th, 2007, at 7:00 pm

Where: Independence Center Food Court

Hope to see you there!

For more information about KCEtsy or to join our discussions about the meeting and other team activities, visit our Flickr group.

**Posted by thefunkyfelter with meeting info text contributed by MondeDesign.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Special Thanksgiving Weekend & Black Friday Promotions

This holiday season, buy handmade! The Kansas City Etsy Team is making it easy for you this holiday weekend with special promotions happening throughout the team.

So beat the crazed Black Friday crowds, and find prefect gifts for everyone on your list at these fantastic Etsy shops. Learn about each shops offerings, details about their special weekend promotion and see a sampling of what they have in stock.

When purchasing from any of the following shops, please enter promotional code "KCEtsy Special", unless otherwise instructed, in the message to seller at checkout and wait for a discounted PayPal invoice via email to pay. All offers are valid Thursday, November 22 thru midnight November 25th with use of promotional code.

Here you will find original art work, recycled journals, and vintage angel pendants and ornaments. Check out my new "guy sketchbook drawings" for them men on your list.

Promotion: Free shipping and 10% off any order of $50 or more.

The Funky Felter, a.k.a. Shalana, is a fiber artist specializing in traditional and modern feltmaking. Her shop is filled with unique, handcrafted felted wool items including jewelry, hats, scarves, wallets, hair accessories, and fiber supplies.

Promotion: 20% off purchases of $25 of more (excluding shipping costs).

At My Paper Garden you will find original collage art using vintage text, images and findings. Check out my Butterfly and Bird note card sets. They make a great $10 ($8 actually!) gift. Hope to see you in the garden! ~ Lisa

Promotion: Free Shipping on all items (to USA only) *1/2 price shipping to everywhere else*

Crazybabes features handmade jewelry from a variety of vintage and new materials. If you don't see what you're looking for, I will do custom work by request.

Promotion: Free surprise gift with any purchase from my shop this holiday weekend! Type KCETSY in the message to seller at checkout to receive your free gift.

Your one stop shop for Prints, Postcards & More! Check out my line of Hair Adornments, Fabric Covered Pushpins & Earrings!

Promotion: Free shipping on everything in my shop! Includes International orders!

Tiny Stitches features classic boutique accessories for babies, tots and kids ... baby blanket bundles, burp cloth bundles, arts & crafts aprons, nuzzies and pillowcases. Each item is beautifully crafted, something you would be proud to give or recieve for birthdays, baby showers, holidays, and more.

Promotion: Free first class shipping on all pillowcases within the USA!

Dumb Kids
Fun gifts for guys and gals!
Items under $5.00!

Promotion: Make a total purchase of $15 or more and receive a free holiday wallet/cardholder! Perfect for gift card giving! and reusable! Type KCETSY*Special in the message to seller at checkout to receive your free gift. Sale Thursday 11/22 through Saturday 11/24

*this article was compiled and written by KCEtsy member Tiny Stitches *

Monday, November 19, 2007

Good Times in Kansas City!!!

The Second Kansas City Etsy Trunk show. Organized by Janay. We had a good time meeting new members and getting more local exposure. This is a great group of talented artists and designers with great ideas and enthusiasm for the KC Etsy Team!
Tiny Stitches
Kathleen's table for TinyStitches at the KCEtsy Street Team Trunk Show in Westport.

My Paper Garden
Lisa from MyPaperGarden's table showing amazing collage art & cards using vintage images. Shown at the KCEtsy Street Team Trunk Show in Westport. I took home two of these beautiful Collage Christmas ornaments for my holiday gift giving this year.
Karen Kay Art Works
Karen from KarenKayArtWorks table at the KCEtsy Street Team Trunk Show in Westport. Karen has a fantastic array of stationary. I personally love her Studio Clips in Red and Green - how great for hanging holiday cards!
Scott Garrette
Scott from ScottGarrette table at the KCEtsy Street Team Trunk Show in Westport. Scott's original piece Red Water Lily was used as the background of our advertising pieces for the show. Isn't it beautiful!?
Julie from JewlLi's table at the KCEtsy Street Team Trunk Show in Westport. Julie specializes in amazing jewelry pieces made with sea glass, silver and gems. This necklace is a personal favorite of mine.
Abstract Pretty
Janay from AbstractPretty table at the KCEtsy Trunk Show. Janay is wearing one of her signature pieces, a chic tan polka-dot swil skirt.

The Funky Felter
Shalana from TheFunkyFelter table at the KCEtsy Street Team Trunk Show in Westport. Shalana's felt designs are phenomenal. Isn't this Fuzzy Flower Bobbie is super sweet.
Chirp's table at the KCEtsy Street Team Trunk Show in Westport. Hip, fun and a bit edgy for all ages ... onesies to adult, tee's hoodies, and tanks.

*photos and comments provided by KCEtsy member*

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Come and See What's Happening in Kansas City

Kansas City Etsy Street Team’s Artist Trunk Show

Type: Exhibits
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2007
Location: Bella Dance Studio
Address: Bella Dance Studio, Westport Center, 508 Westport Rd. Suite 102, KCMO, 64111
Admission: FREE
Hours: 3pm – 8pm

Shop local and shop handmade from local artists and handcrafters in the Kansas City Area who sell their wares on A wide range of high quality, unique, handcrafted items will be available. Here is just a glimpse at what this show will have to offer. Amazing wool felt creations; stunning mixed media and digital art; beautiful ornaments, stationary and pendants using vintage art; chic handmade wearables; classic accessories for babes and tots, and much, much more!

During the show enjoy music by DJ Labeaugot, and sample foods by Personal Chefs.

For a list of all our local Etsy artists, visit our blog at View pictures of our recent work at our Flickr group at
contributed by member of KC Etsy tiny