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Etsy’s Free Shipping Update

In light of Etsy’s recent announcement regarding free shipping officially being a factor recognized in search ranking, I wanted to share some thoughts. (Summary: Offering free shipping is better than not offering it as far as search goes now.) You can read the full announcement here. This has been...

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#creativelifehappylife

As you all know, I love instagram and I love seeing creativity in progress. I also sort of love hashtags. This year I have been using my own hashtag, #creativelifehappylife and I am now inviting you to use it as well! Why? Because I know that part of feeling confident and empowered with your work...

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On Etsy : The 2014 Experience part 1

This is a huge topic - so this is part 1. The more I discuss it with people, the most I think needs to be added. So please bear in mind that this is a preliminary run down. There is room for more thought and fact here. I would also like to say that I don't HATE Etsy. I think Etsy has pros and cons...

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Custom Hand Embroidery Christmas Stockings

One of my favorite custom projects that I recently completed was a set of custom hand embroidery Christmas stockings. The stockings were mailed to me already made, I believe they were purchased from Land of Nod and I stitched the names into them. These stockings were extremely soft and durable -...

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Wedding Wrap Up Part One

On 9.28.13 I married my best friend in a beautiful outdoor ceremony on Shelter Island. It was a fabulous day - the weather was perfect, the setting was idyllic and we had a freaking awesome time. Not to brag or anything but a select group of people told me it was the best wedding they had ever...

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A Peek at The Wedding – Part Two

As my fiance and I are both creative, artist types, there were certain things I felt like we sort of had to DIY for our wedding. Fiance is a printmaker, and is quite skilled in letterpress which is a popular choice for wedding invites. Of course, it just made sense for him to make our invites and...

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A Peek at The Wedding – Part One

My beloved and I are getting hitched this summer! YAY! He's the best and I'm super excited to marry him. Of course I am also excited - but not as excited - to plan our wedding! I of course wanted to have as much handmade goodness involved in our wedding as possible. If not handmade by me, then...

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