The image below is a quick little recap of some of my favorite purchases from etsy this year. With all the advertising going on these days, I feel like maybe some honest to goodness product endorsement is worthwhile. These are the things that I enjoy having--not just because they look good, but also because they're well-made. The makers put extra time and effort into them and you can tell every single time you use it. When you find a seller/maker like that you know you'll be a repeat customer, which speaks volumes more than any sort of advertising, doesn't it? heatherjeany, kikiknits, littleflowerdesigns, radcow, radica, sweetjessie, xoelle.

The upcoming weekend has a full dance card already: a holiday party, an open studio/gift sale, and a belated Thanksgiving celebration. What am I thankful for? So many things. . .I won't get all mushy on you, but this week I'm also very thankful for the bloggers at etsy for picking my work to be on the front page twice!

Now, a couple questions to ponder--I have a lot of hits coming from regretsy. I can't figure out why or what the link is. Should I be worried?

I've had a handful of strangers write and congratulate me on making the front page. Is this some sort of new tactic to get people in their shops? Who are they and why do they care? Should I worry about my paranoia of kind sentiments?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, please come back and visit on Monday! Until then, I'll be missing you something awful.


Misti said...

I hope you aren't in regretsy! Eek! That's a nightmare thought! While I love the site, I would hope she wouldn't target people just 'because'.

jules said...

I've also had a bunch of regretsy hits, but can't find any evidence that I've been on it. I think it's just because the weird way etsy/google tracks hits, but I really don't know anything about it, so don't take me too seriously, just know that you are not alone! I'm glad that I'm not the only one who is suspicious about convos letting me know about the front page. I think it's about half and half, some just nice people who hae nothing better to do and half shameless self promoting people. I've had some people even come right out and 'encourage' me to visit their shops. I don't know about you, but I'd like to know how people have so much time on their hands!