11/09/2012

Purple & Butterflies #Etsy

Yesterday was the 1 year Anniversary of the CraftyFolk team which was started by Dawn. In honour of that a thread was started for Dawn to promote her shop Roses & Razorblades and the shop she does with her husband, More Stash Please?
The CraftyFolk team has taken off in a big way with growing membership and rapidly increasing followers on Twitter. As it has got so big the leadership is shared now to spread the load.
I`m sure that when Dawn began it a year a go she had no idea that it would be the size it is now and so popular.
I`m sure that all the members are very grateful to Dawn for taking that step. I know I am. I originally opened a shop on Etsy on March 14th 2011. But it was such a vast place that I had no idea of what to do or where to go to promote my shop. When the listings ran out I let it lapse. Then a link to the CraftyFolk team on a forum had me looking at it again.
The team was so welcoming and helpful and I felt right at home and that made all the difference. So from me a very big THANK YOU Dawn.
On the thread for Dawn there were also treasuries being done and I decided to do one too. As soon as I saw the purple and a butterfly I was immediately hooked. My choice was made to build a treasury around and then I only needed to find more items with purple and a butterfly.
I was in seventh heaven because they are two of my favourite things.
I hope you enjoy my selection and take a little time to look through the shops.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!
Mmm purple, what could be better?
I even love it on a letter.
Purple shades are so divine
and always look so very fine.
Add in butterflies, what a sum
so delicious, they are yum.
Who doesn`t love a butterfly?
So delicate as they flutterby.
Reminders of the summer sun,
when they go, summer`s done.
But here we have butterflies galore
leaping out of every store.
And even better with purple too,
created just for me and you.
Don`t blame me for your urge
to go mad and have a splurge.
Better not to try and fight
the need to own at least one delight!!

SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Roses & Razorblades. Flo nightingales.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Imogen`s Imagination. Pat`s Paraphenalia.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Adien Crafts. Dottie Designs.
SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
C Shell Cards. Jinja Jewellery.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Aunty Joan Crafts. Blue Forest Jewellery.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
GweddusArt. Lynwoodcrafts.
SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Creative TreasuresUK. LaurasJewellery.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Whimsy Woo Designs. TeaByDesign.
These two below are from the shop Dawn shares with her husband. If you are a crafter it may not be good for you to look through the shop as your mind will go into overdrive just like mine does when I look through it. I also cannot be held responsible when you have the urge to splurge in there.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Both by More Stash Please?
Hope you enjoyed todays delightful butterflies and purple creations from the fabulous CraftyFolk on Etsy. Not to mention the tiny tempting sample from the supplies shop.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

8 comments:

  1. thank you so much for sharing my butterflies!

    i opened a shop last january and never got as far as stocking it...but in november last year i decided to grab the bull by the horns.

    if it hadnt been for dawn and the crafty folk team, i simply dont know what i would have done! probably just left it again!

    thank you linda and dawn :o)

    x

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  2. You are welcome, thanks for visiting.

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  3. You see, I knew we had similar tastes as purple and butterflies are two of my favourite things too. Regarding Dawn and the Crafty Folk Team on Etsy - I could not agree more. It is, in my opinion, one of the best Etsy teams and I have recommended it to several new shopkeepers who have contacted me as it is so friendly and welcoming. I hope it will go from strength to strength!

    Thank you for including my fairy door in your treasury too!

    Pat xx

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  4. I love the craftyfolk team, its such a friendly place and is great when you need a boost to get listing again.
    You have picked some really gorgeous items, I love purple and butterflies too :)

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  5. Love the colours! Thank you for including my book. Craftyfolk is such a great place to be isn't it?!

    Dottie x

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  6. CraftyFolk is a great place to be, I agree Dottie.
    Little Harriet it is very friendly and made all the difference to me too.
    Pat our tastes seem to be almost identical and I totally agree it`s the best team.

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  7. Thank you Linda for this blog and for saying what so many of us feel about the Crafty Folk team and Dawn for starting it.

    Like you I was lost in Etsy and the Craft Folk team certainly helped me to find my feet.

    A big thank you to Dawn and all the other Crafty Folk leaders and members who make it such a great place to be.

    Thanks Linda for featuring my Kindle cover.

    Shirley x

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  8. Hi Linda

    Happily follow you on my jandjalpaca blog & have just joined Etsy with my jessicasjotters but have been very lost on there. Reading this I see that all the people I know & like on Folksy are on the Craft Folk Team, wow, this is what I have been missing :)

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