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22 August 2008

Do you Etsy? [More:]I love Etsy. If I had tons of money I would buy, buy, buy.

Here is my favorites page. Here are my favorite sellers. I think you can view favorites if you're logged in and a member. My profile is public. Here is my sister's shop. I need a shop.

Do you sell on Etsy? Do you buy from Etsy? Who and what are your favorites? Show me! Tell me!
I'm logged in at etsy right now, so when I click on your links I go to my own favs... ;)
posted by iconomy 22 August | 11:47
Aw, dang. I'll try to figure it out. I made my profile public. I wonder if people can see my faves even if I'm not a seller.
posted by LoriFLA 22 August | 11:48
Here it is.
posted by LoriFLA 22 August | 11:50
Here's my public profile! Etsy is growing on me, indeed. It's fun to browse when I have a few spare minutes. I'm keeping my eyes open for Christmas gifts for my always-hard-to-shop-for family.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 22 August | 11:53
I'm about to. I have a bunch of vintage stuff to sell, and eBay's going through so many annoying changes that I'd rather do it through Etsy. Plus I think the stuff I have stands a better chance of being used creatively.
posted by Miko 22 August | 11:55
A felt Dorito bag with felt Doritos! So cute! That is so you, TPS!

Cool, Miko. Let us know when you have it up and running. I'd love to see your stuff.
posted by LoriFLA 22 August | 11:58
Neat stuff, iconomy. I have visited that photo shop many times. I think I used to have, or do have, one of her photos as a favorite. Those stamps are too cute.
posted by LoriFLA 22 August | 12:07
I don't know what Etsy is, but I'll do my best to pretend.
posted by Hellbient 22 August | 12:08
I love Etsy, but I find it overwhelming sometimes. For example, I would love to buy some art for my office, but there are just so many options to wade through. But I am looking forward to checking out all of your favorites.
posted by amro 22 August | 12:08
By the way, I do make stained glass stuff, and one of these days I want to open an Etsy store and sell it.
posted by amro 22 August | 12:09
I'm not a seller, but I've definitely got some favs. Here are two dear friends' pages (retro-inspired plus-size clothing and art, respectively), and here are two jewelry-makers I like, and here are some folks who make wallets from custom-messenger-bag scraps.
posted by box 22 August | 12:12
Damn you people! Now I'm shopping when I should be working :-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 22 August | 12:16
I want a dog I can put this on soooo baaaad. Aaaaaaaaagh
posted by cmonkey 22 August | 12:17
Just for shits and giggles, here's a wiki of the top sellers on Etsy. It's amazing to me how many of them sell supplies and cheap novelty things, like plastic charms, Swedish fortune-telling fish (which are admittedly completely awesome) cupcake toppers, Mexican jumping beans, stickers, and the like. The kind of stuff you find in Cracker Jack boxes. Like this seller - she has the funnest stuff. (some nekkid wimmenz in that link)

Supplies, vintage and handmade are the 3 acceptable categories at Etsy. These novelty items fall into the supply category because artists repurpose them for their mixed media pieces and their jewelry and things.
posted by iconomy 22 August | 12:25
I love Etsy too. We just bought a cool print for our kid's room. And a couple of pillows that look nice on our leather couch.
posted by gaspode 22 August | 12:37
I'm there, #17220, I've only got one item up at the mo, but I'm in the middle of a production line for brooches as we speak... they should be up next week.
posted by loiseau 22 August | 14:07
Oh, and I've got enough favourite sellers to keep you busy for a while. I wish I was rich.
posted by loiseau 22 August | 14:08
Oh god, do I ever.

I love this "feltidermy", beaded spheres, and these handwoven clothes.

My favorite thing to shop for is letterpress stuff, I love pretty much anything letterpress, and etsy has craptons.

I've only bought one thing that was complete crap and didn't even have the guts to leave them a negative review. It was this hat and it was made like shit; the sewing is all bunchy and mangled and not symmetrical, and for some reason (logic, I like to think) I assumed the brim would be firm, but it's just a floppy little piece of crap. Like, why even have a brim.

posted by birdie 22 August | 14:20
One of my favorite things are these knitted frog and rat dissections. Someone else does decoupaged russian nesting dolls that I love too. If you decide to check out her stuff there's nudity on some of her pages.
posted by iconomy 22 August | 14:41
I've no shop on Etsy.

But my friend sells terribly rude and insulting (yet quite well-designed) greeting cards. This one is my favorite.
posted by grabbingsand 22 August | 14:53
"Die in a fire" is hilarious.
posted by LoriFLA 22 August | 15:37
I bought so much wedding stuff from Etsy - I like it because everything is unique, and the sellers are in general very accomodating. I've never been disappointed with the quality of product, either.
posted by muddgirl 22 August | 15:48
The frog and the cards are perfect!

I've bought stitch markers. And a pattern or two but I can't right now remember which. I love Etsy. It's got one stop shopping awesomeness.
posted by MonkeyButter 22 August | 16:37
I love Etsy, but I've only really shopped for clothes. Because if I started in on jewellery and other stuff I would likely spend my entire pay on Etsy, and have to keep my lovely purchases in my hobo shopping trolley.
posted by goo 22 August | 16:54
I have an account, but haven't gotten around to putting things for sale up yet. My jewelry-making supplies habit needs financing. I'll link back here when I get around to it.
posted by casarkos 22 August | 17:14
I love etsy, and had NO IDEA I could favorite things. This could be detrimental to my budget.
posted by rhapsodie 22 August | 22:07
Etsy dangerous!!! Must smash computer to keep from buying things!!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 22 August | 23:18
I freaking love etsy. I don't sell stuff. I only buy stuff - mostly jewelry but I'm getting ready to buy some art (prints).
posted by fluffy battle kitten 23 August | 00:26
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