Fabric Giveaway from 44th Street Fabric

February 24th, 2010 by merigreenleaf

From team member Bev of 44thStreetFabric:

44th Street fabric has on on-going Blog Giveaway for FREE fabric and other goodies. Just play the “Find Jaso” game and you are entered to win! You will look for our owner, Jason, in one of our listings (with many hints-it isn’t hard to find him)! The current Blog Giveaway is for 4.5 yards of Love U fabric from Moda (9 half yard cuts). http://tinyurl.com/yegjcz5

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Two EtsyFASTers featured in a blog!

February 13th, 2010 by jenn

Two of our members, Gloria Kirk and Kara of Crewel Whorled were recently featured at Robin’s Nest: Divine Depth of The Ordinary, or, Art’s Cool!.

Gloria’s amazing threadwork and scarves are featured in the story, and Kara’s unique shrines are featured.

Go read the blog post here.

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Etsy Chat Team interview with Froggy Fibers!

August 8th, 2009 by jenn

Our very own LaRhanda of Froggy Fibers has been interviewed on the Etsy Chat Team blog!

For those who don’t know, LaRhanda was one of the original admins and founders of EtsyFAST. If you haven’t checked out her awesome roving and yarn yet … well, you’re missing out.

An excerpt from the interview:

Be Yourself.
Do what makes you Happy.
Work hard, money wont fall in your lap by accident.
In the event money did fall in your lap, send me the lottery ticket and keep working hard. =P

Read the whole interview here.

(There’s also a giveaway associated with the interview, so that’s just more reason to go read it!)

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SachiDesigns on indie*galore!

January 19th, 2009 by jenn

EtsyFAST member Sachi Designs is on indie*galore!

Featured are her amazing netted accessories, like this wrap:

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Read the feature here

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New book from Jaybird Designs!

January 13th, 2009 by jenn

Jennifer Cirka of Jaybird Designs has a new booklet out called Top-sy Turvy. It’s a booklet that has five crochet sweater patterns for girls sizes 2-10.

You might even be able to get an autographed copy! Check it out:

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cozycottagecreations on indie*galore!

January 10th, 2009 by jenn

Cozy Cottage Creations has been featured on indie*galore! Check it out!

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October Update

October 8th, 2008 by merigreenleaf

Sorry this update is a bit late! I seem to not be able to remember to post these until a week in. Heh.

Monthly Challenge:
October’s challenge theme is “candy” and the tag is “octoberchallenge”. Remember to also tag your fiber items with “etsyfast team”! (Both without the quotes, of course.) For more info about challenges, check out this page of the blog.

Featured Members:
I’m going to keep posting team member interviews for as long as I keep getting them. :) Info and the questions can be found in this thread in the yahoo group. Just send your answers (and a picture or two if you’d like) to me at merigreenleaf[at]yahoo.com (or send a convo to merigreenleaf on Etsy), and I’ll post them in the order I receive them. This is great way to get to know everyone!

Team Shop:
I promise I haven’t forgotten about this! My personal life has gotten kind of crazy lately so I haven’t had time to list anything new, but I promise I’ll do that as soon as possible. I’m hoping to start putting the goodie bags together tonight so I can list them this week.

Random News:
Dottie (ccdzs on Etsy) has posted about the history of crochet in her blog, and since it’s an interesting read, go check it out! (They’re here and here.)

~Meri

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September Update

September 9th, 2008 by merigreenleaf

Sorry this is a bit late. Anyway, the updates are pretty much the same as last month:

Monthly Challenge:
September’s theme is “Harvest”, so now is the time to make those fall themed items. Be sure to tag your challenge items with “septemberchallenge” as well as the usual “EtsyFAST team” (without the quotes, of course).

Featured Members:
I’m going to keep posting team member interviews for as long as I keep getting them. :) Info and the questions can be found in this thread in the yahoo group. Just send your answers (and a picture or two if you’d like) to me at merigreenleaf[at]yahoo.com (or send a convo to merigreenleaf on Etsy), and I’ll post them in the order I receive them. This is great way to get to know everyone!

Team Tag:
Don’t forget that the new tag has the word “team” in it! If you haven’t yet, please change the tag to “EtsyFAST team” (without the quotes) when you get a chance.

Blog Contributions:
We’re still looking for content for the blog. If you’ve got a fiber-related tutorial you’d like to share, or maybe experiences with craft shows, or anything you’d think is helpful, just let me know! Email me (merigreenleaf[at]yahoo.com) or send me a convo and we can either set you up with blog access or I can post the article for you. Also, if anyone has any ideas for the blog, please tell me.

Team Shop:
I’m slowly adding things to the team shop and will be adding goodie bags soon- the deadline to get goodie bag things to me is mid-September. You can send individual items to me at any time, and I’ll be collecting things for the goodie bags a few times a year. For more info on donating things to the team shop, check out this blog entry.

Random News:
Bonnie (BonnieSamuelDesign.etsy.com) has written up some useful and informative posts on her blog about fiber. You can find them here.

~Meri

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August Update

August 11th, 2008 by merigreenleaf

Sorry for the delay in the update- I wanted to wait until I had the team shop under control. Anyway, lots of updates this month!

Monthly Challenge:
August’s theme is “Olympics”- you can take that to mean sports, China, patriotic, unity, anything you’d like it to mean! Be sure to tag your challenge items with “augustchallenge” as well as the usual “EtsyFAST team” (without the quotes, of course).

Featured Members:
I’m going to keep posting team member interviews for as long as I keep getting them. :) Info and the questions can be found in this thread in the yahoo group. Just send your answers (and a picture or two if you’d like) to me at merigreenleaf[at]yahoo.com (or send a convo to merigreenleaf on Etsy), and I’ll post them in the order I receive them. This is great way to get to know everyone!

And the two usual updates:
Team Tag:
Don’t forget that the new tag has the word “team” in it! There are still more items tagged with the old “EtsyFAST” tag than the current, correct tag of “EtsyFAST team”. Please change the tag on your items when you get a chance.

Blog Contributions:
We’re still looking for content for the blog. If you’ve got a fiber-related tutorial you’d like to share, or maybe experiences with craft shows, or anything you’d think is helpful, just let me know! Email me (merigreenleaf[at]yahoo.com) or send me a convo and we can either set you up with blog access or I can post the article for you. Also, if anyone has any ideas for the blog, please tell me.

And now a new update!
EtsyFAST shop is opening again!
The EtsyFAST shop is going to have things listed in it again starting this week. I’ve taken over most of the shop responsibility from Jenn and will be in charge of receiving, listing, and mailing out the items that team members supply me with. I apologize to those awesome members who had sent us things for the shop earlier in the year; I promise everything will be listed soon!

If you’d like to send me things that I can add to the shop, that would be awesome. We need two types of things:
-Goodie bag items (examples of these are in the sold page of the shop)
Basically what we need here are little items that you can send multiples of- be it 5, 10, 20, whatever. Yarn samples, buttons, wristbands, pouches, patterns, appliques… Business cards would be great, too! Pretty much anything fiber-related that you can make multiples of. If you can stick them in a baggie with your card or attach a card with your shop name to the items, that would be great and the buyers would know who they came from.

Everyone who contributes something to the goodie bag will have their shop name in the listing.

-Individual items. These are things like you’d sell in your Etsy shop, and you’d only send us one of. When you send these, please include information about it that I can put in the description of the listing, as well as a price for me to list it for. Obviously, you’d be credited in the listing. :)

The money that is made from shop items will go towards our website hosting, or team advertising (if we do that again), or anything that’s important for the team.

If you want to send something, please email (merigreenleaf[at]yahoo.com) or convo me first so I know to expect it and so I can give you my address (unless you got it in the yahoo group; right now I’m having problems with yahoo groups, so I’m not sure if my messages there are going through).

I also received a whole bunch of postcard-sized FAST advertisement cards from Jenn (they have our team name and website and shop addresses on them). If you’d like a couple of these to send out with things that you sell or to give out at craft shows or whatnot, let me know and I can mail some to you.

~Meri

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"Find the Flyer" Contest Winners

November 28th, 2007 by froggyfibers

Mztallulah won ValuTree’s knitting bag

Crye won an EtsyFAST goody bag from the show

Elegantscarf won a SweetyPrize scarf

Nikhil won the spinning kit from Froggy Fibers

Nikki G. won the felted soap from Glorious Hats

EtsyFAST wants to thank all those who participated in the contest or helped us celebrate the Trunk Show during the first two weeks of November. The winners will be contacted by their individual sellers to arrange the shipment of prizes.

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