Sunday, March 29, 2009

rhymes with Orange Treasury by Karin at LookingGlassHouse

Karin (LookingGlassHouse) just posted a bold Treasury on Etsy featuring several of our team members and some other wonderful Etsy sellers. Please check out her selections, add a comment, or click away and buy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Egg-cellence

Hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner, but I assure you that it is a mere 2 1/2 weeks away! To help inspire some creative decorating, or maybe even just fuel your imaginations, I have selected a few items that were retro at heart.

The first is an item near and dear to my own childhood. I recall playing with these at my grandparents house each year before Easter. This set of 3 crocheted chicken egg covers from Meisharay's shop would certainly warm any lonely plastic eggs that happen to be rolling around your home. When I emailed her about featuring this item, she told me that her mother, who is 85, actually makes these for her. It's easy to see she has passed her crafty genes on!

Next was this super funky purple bunny wreath from Flecto's shop. I don't know what it is about those little flocked animals that takes me back to my grade school days, but I just can't help but smile when I see them.

The last item I chose was an extremely cool set of decorative eggs from Goose Grease. I love how simple and chic they are! Have a happy Easter everyone!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Member Spotlight: Fancy Clothing

Congratulations to a member of Retro Handmade, Fancy Clothing, who made it to an Etsy Featured Seller this weekend! You can check out her Etsy Featured Seller article to learn more about her shop.

If anyone else out there on the team is ever featured on Etsy, you can always contact us via convo!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Featured on Indie Fixx!

Guess what? When I was reading Indie Fixx blog, I came across their post "Team Etsy!" I was surprised to see that Retro Handmade was on their list! So exciting... I wanted to share this news with you!

Thank you so much, Indie Fixx!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tips from the Team: Searching for your Treasuries

Are you getting tired of searching for the "gold stars" to see if your shop is being featured in new Treasury lists? Your treasury hunting days are over... because of these two websites.

Craftopolis: They have 'treasury hunt' and 'gift guide search' to see if your shop is being featured in any of them. Pretty neat, huh?

CraftCult's Heart-o-matic: It's not just about shop hearts, item hearts, single item hearts, and item views. They just added a new tab called Featured, which it would let you find out if you have been featured on the Front Page today and if any of your items are currently in a Gift Guide.

In a meantime, I hope you have fun hunting for your treasuries!

We are at Twitter too!

It's true. Retro Handmade just joined Twitter yesterday. Please feel free to follow us on Twitter to keep up with our team updates and promotions. Also, there is a new blog section added to our sidebar navigation called Twitter Updates for anyone who's interested in our up-to-date team news such as new team treasury lists, featured members, vintage-inspired indie finds, and many more!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Treasury Up!

Thanks to KitschDesigns, we have a brand-spankin' new treasury up today. I don't know how to do a beautiful screen capture, but please click on the link and click away. Also, don't forget to leave a comment! ***I just realized that someone has been quite busy posting away and making treasuries! I've been so out of the loop. Thanks Kitsch!***
And for anyone looking for a bit of fun on St. Patty's Day this year, I found these fantastic "nipple tassels" on Etsy by CheesecakeBurlesque. She has tassels for every occasion imaginable! I never knew nipple tassels could be so fun!

Luck of the Irish for Babies Too!

We have a second team Treasury for March! This one is devoted to baby items in shades of green. Because, let's face it, babies need the luck of the Irish too!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lucky Green, Eco and Retro Too!

We just scored another Treasury on Etsy. This one features members that sell items to wear. Each item is in a lovely shade of green, made from recycled, upcycled and/or repurposed items. Be sure to pick up one of these great finds to keep those St. Patty's Day pinchers away!

Kitsch Krafts

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Artfire Item of the Hour!!

Our very own LiDDesigns is featured RIGHT NOW on Artfire! One of her lovely hats is currently listed as the "Item of the Hour" on the front page. For those of you that don't use Artfire yet, it is a newer site similar to Etsy, but with a little bit easier to handle fee system. They don't have the same popularity yet as Etsy, but they are definitely gaining. They have lots of great features and work to really promote their sellers.

If you catch this in time go check out LiD's pretty pink hat!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our Team Facebook Page

We created a Facebook fan page for our team, Retro Handmade, for anyone who would like to be our fan and keep up with our team updates such as promotions and events. Our members' business fan pages can be found under "Favorite Pages" on our fan page if you would like to be their fan too. Also, our blog posts are being imported onto our fan page - that way you won't miss out on anything. Come on, be our fan today and tell your friends too! :-)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring Treasury!

Erika (Kitschdesigns) just snagged another treasury list at Etsy for Retro Handmade Team featuring members' spring themed handmade items.  Thanks so much, Erika!

Be sure to check out our team treasury list before it expires on March 3 at 5:40am.

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