Monday, October 5, 2009

FUN-day Monday!

When I think of FUN I think of bright, whimsical, and unique items of all varieties. It is easy to find soooo many FUN items by searching Utahetsy Team on Etsy. Here are a few picks for today....

Check out these beautiful earrings by Steam Trunk Studio

And this delicious lip balm by Paradise Sunrise

Along with yet another yummy piece... a Pineapple necklace made by Lili Koi DesignsAnd this bright funky fun scarf by Crickets CreationsI just adore this headband by Iona's ClosetAnd a little something for the kids... by Olive Jane DesignsAnd Pretty Baby Boutique

Search UTAHETSY TEAM for more FUN handmade goods!

I hope you enjoy these fun items as much as I do...


"A Chic New Way To Shop and Be Thrifty"

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Winner Announcement! Tiffiny Designs!

I am giving away a Casserole Cuddler!

The lucky winner is Bonny!.  Please contact Tiffiny with your contact information so she might your prize to you.   Congratulations!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Utah Etsy Mega Fall Give Away... Inspired by the Home Give Aways - Tiffiny Designs

I am giving away a Casserole Cuddler!

Casserole Cuddlers® are an easy, stylish, and convenient way to carry a hot
or cold cake pan, muffin tin, platter, dinner plate, casserole dish or pot,
to your next party, family gathering, picnic or barbecue. Available in a
variety of fabrics.  They are easy to use: 
Just open all the flaps...
Then set your hot or cold dish on the center base...
Next, fold each side flap over your dish, and engage the Velcro strips...
Lastly, grab the handles and GO!*
Casserole Cuddlers are made of high-quality cotton blend upholstery fabric
in a variety of prints and colors and are easy to clean. Remove the 1/8"
hardwood board from the base pocket as well as the wood dowel handles before
washing the fabric. The fabric is machine washable with like colors, tumble
dry and low iron if needed. The handles and base can be wiped clean with a
damp cloth.  In addition to being easy to clean, Casserole Cuddlers are also easy to
store - just fold the flaps and handles over the center base. Folded size is
approximately 10" W. x 12" L. x 1" H.
*CAUTION: We do not recommend carrying tapered bowls in your Cuddler. The
flaps will probably not hold your bowl balanced and your bowl will fall on
the ground and break and you'll be very sad - we've learned, I'm sorry to
say, from experience. We also recommend you place one hand under the base to
increase stability while your Cuddler.
CAUTION: Casserole Cuddler© should not be left near open flame or hot stove burners.
A Description of your store.
TiffinyDesigns... I love to sew and work with textiles. I also like to try a
lot of new things. I make teapot cozies, tea wallets, purses, bags, wallets,
Barbie clothes, and Casserole Cuddlers. I also make ribbon rose corsages and
boutineers and offer really teapot gift baskets. Most of my work is
one-of-a-kind and everything in my store has been handmade by me with lots
of love, time and attention to the details.

A Description of  Tiffiny:
As a child, I loved going to the fabric store with my mom and admiring the
many colors and textures of fabric. Eventually I landed in 4-H and took my
first steps to becoming a textile artist and seamstress. After sewing for
myself for over 10 years, I left my graphic design career to pursue fashion
design and textile artistry exclusively.
I work with a variety of fibers and textiles, focusing mainly on unique doll
clothes, designer teapot cozies and accessories, and custom-made home decor
items and some women's and children's apparel.
After spending most of my adult life in the big U.S. cities, I've recently
returned to my home state of Utah to be near family. I'm married and have a
young son.
You can also find me on:
Good Luck! 
To enter please follow the rules listed for the Utah Etsy Mega Fall Give Away!

Announcing Winners From Childrens Accesories Give Away!

We are so excited to announce the winners of the Utah Etsy Childrens Accesories Give Away!
Aime Voltaire $10.00 Gift Certificate:
LyndiLou said...
What fun colors!!! :) This is super cute!
August 31, 2009 6:48 AM
Magpie and Cake Chenile Scarf:
Danielle said...
Danielle Garcia wants to win the Moda Pink Chenille Scarf from Magpie Cake.ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot comThe Happy WifeHomeschool Unit Studies
August 27, 2009 11:45 AM
greenWinkle Toddler Flapper Hat:
Jen T said...
Love the "Toddler FlapperHat". It would be so cute on my little girl!Jen
Grandma's Sewing Room Set:
bison61 said...
Vicki Wurgler, Grandma's Sewing Room the baby blanket settiramisu392 (at)
August 31, 2009 12:36 PM
Olive Jane's Diaper Cover:
Ash said...
Not sure how I enter the giveaway. Hopefully this is the way. :) I would love to win!
August 31, 2009 7:52 PM
Please contact the individual Etsy Shop Owners to arrange the delivery of your prizes. Thanks so much for participating.!!! Look forward to seeing you on Utah Etsy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Amievoltaire Giveaway


Hello! I'm Angela

I'm offering 10$ towards any item in my shop.


I'm an ex-Communication Instructor from Boise
State University. I'm a mother of 4 - 3 boys and a daughter. I enjoy sewing, all
art. I love dancing, reading, softball and the outdoors. My husband and I love
to travel and are always amazed at the beauty that can be found in the U.S. I've
sold on Ebay for 6 years and officially on Etsy for a few months. I've sold used
items, new with tag items, boutique items and finally got brave enough to sell
my own creations. I've spent the summer meeting new virtual friends through
several Etsy street teams, in the Etsy Forums and through chatting on Etsy,
Twitter and Facebook.

Stop by my blog or store and say hi!

Amie Voltaire Rose Petal Customs

Magpie and Cake Giveaway


I am giving away this beautiful Moda Pink Chenille scarf.


Your little girl will not only stay cozy warm this
Winter in this chenille scarf, but she'll look dang cute doing so.

The front of the scarf is made from an assortment of prints by Moda. The back is
super soft pink chenille minky/minkee. This scarf is bound to not only keep you
warm, but looking ever so cute too!

Scarf measures approx: 5" wide x 60" long / Double wrap for a child or single
wrap for an adult. As always, this item comes from a smoke-free home.

Description of Store: My etsy store has anything & everything for kids. I
started making the children's aprons, tutus, felt food, scarves, wallets, crayon
rolls, I-spy bags, etc. for my own children and as gifts for family & friends.
After much hounding, love, and encouragement from said family & friends, I
started selling on ebay and at local craft fairs 5 years ago. Now I sell
exclusively on etsy and at a few local boutiques. Everything in my store has
been tested & tried by my own children, so I know that other kids will love them

Description of Me: I am a stay-at-home mom of 2 little monsters who keep
my life interesting. I love to sew, and have done so since I was twelve. I love
to travel with my husband, go on family hikes, garden (though I'm not good at
it, I like being outdoors), craft, and read. Before being a stay-at-home mom &
sewing fiend, I worked in the corporate world of Novell & Twelve Horses as an
Account Manager & Trainer for over 12 years.

Please come and Visit me!

Magpie and Cake On Etsy my give away at my Blog.

Green Winkle Giveaway


I am giving away this adorable "Toddler Flapper
Hat". It is Made from 100% baby pastel colored cotton, with a double
white flower, measures 7 inches high and 18 inches around.


Shop Description: Crocheted flapper hats and caps from 100% cotton
and beautiful handbags made from repurposed grocery sacks. Each item carries the
laser cut, coconut shell tag.

About Me: My name is Launi Anderson. I'm a kind, fluffy,
hobbit-like mom/grammy sort of soul. I have 5 children, 3 grandchildren, I teach
HypnoBirthing in Orem and I write children's books.

You can find me at etsy... or on my blog...

Greenwinkle Esty Shop Gracious Rain Blog

Grandma's Sewing Room Giveaway


Hi.. I am Leslie

I am giving away a Bright, fun baby blanket set features ducks
and bubbles on blue fabric with a bright yellow border. It is made from 100%
cotton flannel, trimmed with white rick rack. The fabric on the back forms the
self-bound border on the front with mitered corners. Set includes a matching bib
and burp cloth trimmed with mini rick rack. The bib has a velcro closure.


Description of store: Grandma's Sewing Room features all handmade items including baby blankets, aprons, bags, crocheted items, and more things to come! All are handmade by me in my smoke-free home. Description of me: I have been sewing for my family and others for more than 40 years. I love the creative process of choosing fabrics and imagining how they will look as a finished project. I also love to crochet and do counted cross-stitch. I like to scrapbook and tole paint as well. The days just aren't long enough to do everything I want to do. I am so blessed to be able to do these things at this time in my life. Life is good. Setting up a business and a shop on Etsy has been a new and fun adventure. I'm learning new things every day and I love it.

Olive Jane Designs Giveaway


I am giving away a waterproof diaper cover - swim diaper cover. I show two
below so that who ever wins can choose one from the two genders..

A Description of your store: where functional becomes
fashionable...handmade quilts, clothing, children's accessories..

A Description of you: artist, designer, runner,
wife, mother to 4 boys, originally from Eastern Canada.

Please visit me at my etsy store or blog:
Olive Jane Designs

Utah Etsy Fall Give Away 2009




Here is how to submit entries!


You may enter
one... or all of the giveaways. Please follow the instructions on entry
for each individual item you would like to win.

For one entry, leave your first and last name in a comment. Leave the Name of the
shop you want to win a prize from. Then name the prize
Example: Kailey Taylor

For a second
entry visit the persons shop of the item you would like to win. Look at all of
their gorgeous items for sale accessories. Post on your blog about our give
aways.. and tell us about an item or two you wish you owned from this persons
shop. Please give url to photo.


Kailey Taylor: This weekend my daughter and I organized her clothes for the upcoming
school year. I realized she could use a red and an olive flower. Therefore, the
Cranberry Zoe Clip and the Green Lou Lou Clip would be great. You can find them
here: (give url) Don'ts have a blog? Post on twitter, facebook or myspace what
you would have for your blog. Come back to the Utah etsy blog and under a new
comment, leave us the url of your post.

For a third entry visit
the persons shop of the item you would like to win. Look at all of their
gorgeous items for sale accessories. Then come back to Utah Etsy and in a NEW
comment tell us your first and last name and an item or two you wish you owned
from this persons shop. Please give url to photo.

Kailey Taylor: This weekend my daughter and I organized her clothes for the upcoming
school year. I realized she could use a red and an olive flower. Therefore, the
Cranberry Zoe Clip and the Green Lou Lou Clip would be great. You can find them
here: (give url)

For a
fourth entry, If the vendor has a blog, visit the vendors blog. Leave the same comment
you left for yours second entry above.
(visit the persons shop
of the item you would like to win. Look at all of their gorgeous items for sale
accessories. Then come back to Utah Etsy and in a NEW comment tell us your first
and last name and an item or two you wish you owned from this persons shop.
Please give url to photo.


Kailey Taylor: This weekend my daughter and I organized her clothes for the upcoming
school year. I realized she could use a red and an olive flower. Therefore, the
Cranberry Zoe Clip and the Green Lou Lou Clip would be great. You can find them
here: (give url)

For a
become a blog follower of Utah Etsy over there on the right-hand side. Once you
have become a follower, or if you already follower, in a NEW comment, tell us
your first and last name and the word "Follower."

Kailey Taylor: Follower


The winners will be
announced on the following Monday. (Children's Give away Monday August31) Please visit us then to see if you are one
of our winners and to check out our new giveaway for the day. Winners then must
submit an email to the vendor of the item they won within 24 hours of winning
with the name and the address of where the item is to be shipped.

Follow us over the next couple weeks as our vendors offer up free items from their Etsy shops for raffle. Each Tuesday for the next Seven weeks, a new give away category will come up... there should be multiple vendors with a free item you can win. Rules will be posted each week with the new give aways. The winners will be posted the following Monday.
Tuesday August 25: Children's Accessories (winners announced Monday, 8.31)
Tuesday September 01: Home Decor (winners announced Monday, 9.7)
Tuesday September 08: Jewelry (winners announced Monday, 9.14 )
Tuesday September 15: Fine Art (winners announced Monday, 9.21)
Tuesday September 22: Women's Fashion Accessories (winners announced Monday, 9.28)
Tuesday September 29: Paper Goods (winners announced Monday, 10.05)
Tuesday October 6: Grand Finale (winners announced Monday, 10.12)

Good Luck!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Rolling Down the Bunny Trail!

When I gift give I look for something that sends a special message from me to the recipient. Not just any gift will do. The gift has to come with some element that says "you are truly special to me." So I wasn't surprised in the least when I instantly fell in love with this pull toy by Rising Phoenix Toys . There is just something so special about a classic toy design that's been enhanced with modern aesthetics. This adorable rabbit doesn't hop down the bunny trail, she rolls! She has a beautiful hand-painted orchid on both sides. The wood is basswood and has been painted with CPSIA-certified paint! So much love and care has been put into this charming toy. It comes blessed with that pure potential to become a toy that is passed on through generations. Rising Phoenix Toys specializes in handmade wooden toys that come with so much charm and whimsy they are instant favorites. Hop over to Rising Phoenix Toys and you'll be smitten by the cute bunnies, raccoons, whales, and even HEDGEHOGS that reside in this special shop!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hippity Hop! Easter is on it's way!

With Easter approaching quickly the need for sweet spring children's accessories is pressing! Who can resist these cute bunny ears by Bow Sweet and these Easter themed post earrings by A Bit of Color! Very sweet!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vinyl Chalkboards??? Want vs. Need

When I first saw these vinyl chalkboards by new Utah Etsy team member, Spell It Out Designs, I began to rationalize my latest want as a most certain NEED! The victorian style boards have my attention! I'm making up excuses and obsessing with an intensity only crafters can possibly understand as to what I NEED to write on these stylish chalkboards. Take a peek at the Spell It Out Designs etsy shop for more design options!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another Utah Etsy Giveaway!

tutu giveaway

We'll we've got to have something for our readers don't we! Giveaways are like the cherry on top of your favorite sunday! So this giveaway is by one of our newest members Pomegranate & Pink.

Here's a bit about them! " Bio:pomegranate&pink is a store that sells, well, anything! The company is operated by two sisters, Shelby and Kendahl (FYI, that's me!). We both love to do basically anything crafty, and figured, why not sell the stuff we make? Currently we’ve got tutus and hairbows and things like that, but plan to add home d├ęcor, like wall vinyls and wreaths and stuff.We are based in Happy Valley, Utah, but will ship anywhere; so come one, come all! We also adore custom requests as we want you to be as happy as possible. If you find something in our store, but want it in a different color, no problem! If you find something online that you want but it’s too expensive, let us know and we will see if we can get it done for you cheaper! We’re like the super cute boutique, minus the boutique prices."

Every girl wants a tutu! And I have to say the quality of a handmade tutu far surpasses those lousy box store ones!

Enter here at Pomegranate & Pink's blog

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Round Em' Up!

The Behive Bazaar is getting ready for their Spring 09 show! Yay! This is an event is well worth the journey south! Get your applications in now as they are only accepting 50 vendors!

A little bit about The Behive Bazaar: "The Bazaar started in 2004 when Molly Call, Stephanie Higginbotham and Noelle Olpin, three local moms all with a serious creative bent, decided they needed a venue where they and their friends could share their arts and crafts with others in their community. They launched the original event from one of their own homes with a handful of artists and it was mostly attended by friends and family. Since then the maternal trio has grown the Bazaar into a bi-annual, multi-day event with more than fifty artists and thousands of visitors from all over the state."

Provo Utah Etsy Members in the Press!

Have you met Second Story Window! Well they are teachers designing unique, colorful, and exciting activities for teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and most importantly, kids! They design wonderful games such as this Printable Alphabet Game:

Recently she tipped us off to another story of article about our fellow Etsy artisans down in Provo!

Here is just a snippet of the article, please link over to the Daily Herald and read more!

Handmade goods movement provides jobs in Utah Valley - view full article here!

Caleb Warnock - DAILY HERALD
"Today the site [] boasts 1.8 million members with more than 200,000 sellers. Sales have gone from $166,000 in 2005 to $87 million in 2008.
Some of this success is flowing directly to Utah Valley. Etsy has more than 300 sellers hailing from Provo alone.
"Unfortunately, sometimes business is too good," Winward said when asked about a curious posting on her corner of the Etsy site, The posting, which has now been changed, recently said that she is not, in capital letters, accepting custom orders until she can catch up.
"I am a one-man band. Things just get busier and busier," she said.
Being able to earn an income and still stay home with her children "is a very important element of this," she said. "I make my own hours. I am basically in charge of my own business, and the money is good as well."

"I think the handmade movement is a really great thing," she said. "You get what you want, and there is kind of a face behind what you are getting."

Bonny Smith is in the first year of her master's program at Brigham Young University. She sells crocheted items on Etsy at, taking in about $500 a month.
The handmade movement is not only about paying people to make goods instead of machines, but about quality and uniqueness, instead of the quantity and repetition that you find at a big-box store, she said.
"Honestly, you'll never find anything like it anywhere else," she said. "There is a place in life for handmade things."

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Utah Etsy Member and a Giveaway to boot!

Cedric is new on the etsy and e-commerce scene and has generously offered up a Giveaway!
About Cedric: There once was a fellow named Ced, who had bugs inside of his head. They'd wiggle and bite and he couldn't think right, so he thought with his stomach instead.

Happy Hobo Giveaway!Follow the instructions listed on his blog post to win three free Happy Hobo watercolor prints of your choosing! You can see more of Cedric's work in his etsy shop here: CedericWilford

Monday, February 2, 2009

Our Favorite Giveaway Blogs!

In this economy the word FREE is a delightful word that sends one bounding through the streets giddy with delight, twirling around light posts, and shouting from stop signs "It's Free!" Well maybe not bounding, twirling, or singing, but it certainly brings a smile to our face right? Well we'd like to share with our readers some of our favorite giveaway and product review sites, Wishing Willow and Grosgrain Fabulous. If you haven't yet been introduced well then please allow Utah Etsy to give you a preview and be sure to follow them! You won't be disappointed.

First up Wishing Willow, swing in to see the daily giveaways of art, children's products, and other pure pleasantries. This week vinyl wall art, ceramic goodies, jewelry and even illustrated art prints!

Next Giveaway Blog of wonderfulness: Grosgrain Fabulous! Kathleen Dougherty, self described as, "artsy craftsy, penny pinching, party planning, playdating, fashion finding, sci-fi loving, stay at home mommy who always keeps her sewing machine plugged in and loves all things cute!" is the brilliance behind Grosgrain and she gives away some of the most amazing creations! Just look at this sugar cookie frock she gave away!

This week you can potentially win this lovely Opera House Glove and Caplet set!

Be sure to add these two blogs to your collection of goodness!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Do You Twitter?

Are you tweeting yet?

If you’re quite new to selling online the internet can be an intimidating world. Oftentimes the warm glow of your computer screen is the only comfort, and for me personally, the iridescent light radiating from my screen doesn’t usually warm me up all that much! However, there are extremely easy, quick, and wonderful venues out there that allow you to connect more, reach out to others, share what you do, and chat up the day’s events! One of my favorites is Twitter falls into the category of micro-blogging and social networking and it works so simply! Simply send out a tweet or mini message to all your twitter friends! While you’re at it check out the newest tweets from your friends and see what’s new in their world.
Twitter is quick, easy, and free. After you set up your twitter account find some friends to follow! Here are some UtahEtsy sellers who tweet and would love to chirp up the day with you. Once you’ve added them see who they are following and follow them if you like!

Here is an Etsy forum thread, there are several but this is today’s, where you can start adding some fellow Etsy artists to your tweet list: Follow me and I'll Follow you back!

After you’ve made friends go ahead and start tweeting! Here are some ideas for your tweets:

Twitter about a sale! By the way here's one that Audzipan is having!

Twitter about your latest favorite online discovery! How cute is this Cream and Minky Blanket by CuddleBaby

Twitter about someone's Birthday! While you're at it send an actual card! These are cute by PinkPatrice

Twitter a link to your latest Etsy listing
Twitter about a craft/art show
Twitter about how you broke three computer mice in one day!

And also,

Twitter you latest blog post

Twitter your latest craft project!

Either way just get out there and start tweeting!