Wednesday, February 3, 2010

newbies

When you visit the front page of the Etsy website, you are looking at a collection of photos someone on Etsy (either a member of the Etsy staff, or an Etsy buyer or seller) made. This collection of photos is called a Treasury, and if one of your items is in a Treasury that gets on the front page, you get some great, free exposure. I make a lot of treasuries, but only a few have made it to the front page.

Etsy has another very cool feature called
Pounce that allows you to view (and pounce on!) listings from new shops that have not had any sales yet. I'm ashamed to admit I hadn't made much use of this feature when I saw this blog post from my talented bag-making teammate Jenny. She featured some cute Valentine's Day items she found using Pounce.




Inspired by Jenny, I decided to give Pounce a trial run by making an
all Pounce Treasury. The results are above, and they're pretty dang great, if I do say so myself! I found some wonderful vintage sellers (including a new shop focusing on vintage menswear with great photos and the fabulous name Shabberdashery), gorgeous ceramics and artwork, and a shop called AbandonedHouses that specializes in beautiful photos of--you guessed it--abandoned houses. And the number one item on my wishlist right now is the two-headed lamb pillow from Somebody'sDarling.

So please do
click here to visit my treasury and take a look at these fresh new shops. And maybe give someone his or her first sale!

xo
K

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