Saturday, May 23, 2009

justlikerebekah - FS for the week!

PLEASE WELCOME ONE OF OUR NEWEST MEMBERS.........justlikerebekah!

Here's a little bit about justlikerebekah and her shop! Get to know her then go see her shop!


The Basics!
Name: Rebekah Diaddigo
Age:17
Location: North of Atlanta, GA
Etsy shop: (link) http://www.justlikerebekah.etsy.com/

The Nitty Gritty:
-Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Well, I’m home-educated and I’m finishing my junior year. I love ballet and I hope to glorify God in all that I do

-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
My mom actually thought of the name. It basically means that I won’t sell anything that I wouldn’t have myself.


-When did you join Etsy?
May of 2008


-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
Mostly accessories such as keychains, pins and stuff. All of it is personalizable and I hope to add more in the future such as hats and belts



-What is your favorite item from your shop?
Probably the pink and green J pin because I love those colors

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
Other people, colorful fabrics, and anything unique


-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out? I think photos are the biggest part (I’m planning on redoing mine when school gets out). They give your shop the ambiance. I would recommend thinking about how you want to be seen and take your photos to show your shop’s personality. Also make sure your avatar is interesting and matches your shop.



-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook? Myspace?
I don’t do that much to promote but I hope to do more in the future. I do have a blog (www.justlikerebekah.typepad.com) and a flickr but I’m not sure how much good they do. I think most people find me through the forums and word of mouth.

-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
I had been thinking for a while that it would be cool to have a team of teens and when I found Minor Effect, I was pretty excited.


Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:

-color? Hot Pink
-movie? Nancy Drew (the new version)
-type of music? Hmm, I like Classical (especially music from ballets), I also like hip-hop (like tobymac), I pretty much like everything but country and screamo.

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
A lot, too many things to list. I would really like some fun and unique earrings though.

-What do you do for fun?
Read, spend time with my family, ballet, make things


-Tell us a little bit about your family.
I have a Dad, Dan and Mom, Kelle. I also have 3 younger brothers: Caleb (15), Joshua (14), and Jonathan (11).


Random thoughts:

-Who is the one person you go to for everything (and what is your relationship ot them ie; mom, friends etc.)?
I know this is two people but I go to both of my parents.

-What do you hope to do when you grow a bit older?
I hope to be a professional ballet dancer as well as a wife and mom.


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justlikerebekah's shop!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

New members?!?!

We want to thank all our viewers for coming here to check up on us!
We have gone threw EVERY member and everyone has been featured. We can soon start the cycle and refeature everyone again but for now we will not be having weekly features. Sorry guys but it will start back in just a couple weeks. It will be easier during summertime.

I will "interview" (i guess you could say), a couple more people to become members and set up a couple of co-mods!

Then we will focus on chatting again and getting this group orginaized! Then maybe some group sales and such! So bear with me for a bit and I will let you all know whenever we get this group picking up!

Just comment if you have questions or want to join, for the people who are not on etsy. This will be our way of communication, comments. Then I will give you an email address to send emails to. Other wise etsians, contact me at www.garsticksandstring.etsy.com!

THANKS!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kakaner! - Our new FS




Please welcome kakaner! She is our newest member our Minor Effect and has a delicious and beutiful store! (Go check it out). And she is offering 10% off to all Minor Effect Memebers! YAY! Please just note that in the messege.

Ok so here's a little bit about kakaner!


The Basics!
Name:
Karen S.
Age: 19
Location: Cambridge, MA
Etsy shop: http://kakaner.etsy.com

The Nitty Gritty:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
Kakaner is my alias all over the place! It's my nickname in real life =D


-When did you join Etsy?
I joined in January to buy fight club soap, but started my shop only a month ago on 3/21.


-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
Right now it's cookies and knitted items! I plan to expand to more baked goods, more knitted items, and jewelry!

-What is your favorite item from your shop?
my favorite item is probably this: 12 White Chocolate Oreo Sugar Melt Cookies

but I think this is the best deal right now: 18 Coffee Frappuccino Cookie Sampler

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
Friends.. suggestions.. things I personally like. I love color =D


-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?
Be super nice and promote! Tell all your friends.. there's no shame in getting those first sales with people you know. Participate in chats and forums! and PICTURES are important!


-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook?
Myspace?

Twitter, and chats mainly. I'm still a pretty lazy promoter... I find chatting and word of mouth is best!


-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
I love younguns who do crafts! Although I'm 19, I started knitting when I was 11 and baking even younger. I was a HORRIBLE student in high school and would knit through classes.. much to the chagrin of my teachers =(

Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:

-color? GREEN
-movie? oooohhh boy. Quentin Tarantino...
-type of music? Indie/Alternative/Post Rock

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
TONS. Mainly handspun yarn, nice earrings, and random awesomeness.

-What do you do for fun?
knit, read, read, and read. I love comics, high quality TV, and anime!


-Tell us a little bit about your family.
I'm the oldest of three children! I have a little brother and sister, and a mommy and a daddy! Yay! But SSSH they don't know about this store because my parents would yell at me for having a distraction in my life =P

What is your dream place to live?
Either here in Cambridge or Pennsylvania. I'm a hardcore suburban girl.

Do you have/had/want a pet?
YES i want two kitties! I'm probably getting them after I graduate in a month =D

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So there ya go! Now you know a little bit about our FS. Please go check out her shop and hopefully buy!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rayvenstar!

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Give it up for our AWESOME new FS....Rayvnestar! Quality crochet and other items!

About Rayvenstar:

The Basics!
Name:
Betsy
Age: 18
Location: London, Ohio
Etsy shop: http://www.rayvenstar.etsy.com

The Nitty Gritty:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?

The name, believe it or not, comes from the name of a character in a vampire fiction I was working on. Sadly, I lost my train of thought on it and it's currently in my documents folder gathering dust, lol. It is an actual nickname for me from some of my friends, but they've since shortened it to Rayven.


-When did you join Etsy?
Nov. 20, 2008

-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
Many kinds. Mainly crocheted items like scarves, cozy's, and various others......... I do have bookmarks up as well.
I plan to, hopefully soon, have sewn items and some photographs up for sale so keep an eye out for those.

-What is your favorite item from your shop?

tie between 2 things. The fingerless gloves and the mini purse

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
Most just come from the top of my head and I do, not often, follow a pattern. That's how I learned to crochet a bow.

-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?

Advertise....alot.....all over, any and all sites you visit if possible. Then go to the chat rooms on etsy and advertise there.

-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook?
Myspace?

I have on twitter a little. Haven't had a chance to on myspace and as for facebook......I don't like facebook so that's out of the question
I've also done so on deviantart.

-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?

To stand out and show what I can do along with others around my age.


Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:

-color? mainly black
-movie? Watchmen
-type of music? rock/hard rock/rock....technically, any rock

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
a cat hat and this awesome "stand out" tote

-What do you do for fun?
besides crochet? Write and photography....that's it.....well, besides the net, but....yeah...

-Tell us a little bit about your family.

Average/insane
my dad and mom work in the same place. My grandfather is retired from arrow concrete and I live with him right now. My grandmother passed a couple of years ago sadly.
Lesson to learn about this family: mess with one of us, you mess with all of us.

What Kind of Car would you Like to drive?
A black firebird or a punker/rocker car with skulls on it.....or a black car with a design of my choice on it, lol

What do you do to relax?

writing

And that's a little bit about Rayvenstar! PLEASE go check out her shop! Thanks!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Glass Ceiling!!!


The Basics:
Name: Rachel

Age: 16
Location: Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Etsy shop: http://glassceiling.etsy.com/


The Nitty Gritty:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
there isnt really one... i just liked the name. but glass C(eiling), is like glass SEA and seaglass is mainly what my jewelry is made from.

-When did you join Etsy?
Jan 13, 2008

-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
jewelry made from seaglass, porcelain and vintage materials

-What is your favorite item from your shop?
probably this one...
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14754641/

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
nature i guess. usually i just kinda make stuff up as i go along...

-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?
keep trying. it can be discouraging at first. just relist and promote!

-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook? Myspace?
i have attempted bloging and failed miserably. so i mostly stick to facebook.

-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
I understand etsy cannot host a group of minors. but I still think its kinda unfair. people should not be discouraged by age. just because were not over 18 doesn't mean we cant make quality things!

Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:
-color? green
-movie? Changeling, Sense and Sensibility
-type of music? alternative rock

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
hmmm probably this
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18977368"/


-What do you do for fun?
draw, paint, read


-Tell us a little bit about your family.
one younger sister, mom, dad, cat, dog



Thursday, March 19, 2009

The MilkShake!!!


This weeks Featured Seller is The MilkShake! You can find a nice range of things in her shop. Check out her interview...


The Basics:
Name: Tessa
Age: 17 1/2
Location: Washington coast
Etsy shop: (www.TheMilkshake.etsy.com)

The Nitty Gritty:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
Milkshake is my baby's name, my baby is my kitty :)

-When did you join Etsy?
June 17, 2007

-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
Purses, Wallets, Pillows, Human and Kitty collars, Ornaments,
Photos, Jewelry and more. Some of the purses and wallets are made out of re-purposed fabric.

-What is your favorite item from your shop?
I like everything from my shop for different reasons. Every person has so many different sides to them; I am just lucky to be able to have a place to showcase mine.

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
I get it from everywhere...
fabrics I see, shades of color, trees, pretty flowers and old buildings.


-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?
Add at least 10 things to your shop to start out, get a cute banner, blog and leave people comments on their blogs and go in the etsy forums to promote and make friendships.

Take Bright clear photos, That is a big key!
I have a white poster board I use with a reading light..
It does not have to be an elaborate set up.


-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook? Myspace?
hehehe here I go..
I blog: http://the-milkshake16.blogspot.com/

twitter: http://twitter.com/TheMilkshake

flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32938450@N02/

I also myspace, facebook and go on the etsy forums and chats.



-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
To get to know some of the younger etsy sellers.
I have made some very sweet friend at etsy, with all different age groups. These friendships I have made I couldn't find anywhere else.



Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:
-color?

Teal

-movie?
oh my gosh... I love movies!
I love most of them..
all the old musicals, westerns, comedy, sweet love stories.
No horror movies please! :P

-type of music?
country, christen and and a BUNCH of random songs..

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
WOW I could not pick! I have 53 pages of etsy favorites..
Etsy has so many awesome crafters!

-What do you do for fun?
Go on the computer--of course! ;)
lol I go on the computer, scrap book, hang out with my family, photograph, watch a movie, lay on my bed and listen to music, craft, draw and read.

What one toy would you like to throw repeatedly at a brick
wall?

Well I tried thinking of a stupid toy that would be fun to throw, but I can't think of one.
I think it would be fun to throw over and over a bouncy ball! :D

If you could be any super hero, which would you be?
Hmmmmm I don't know,
My siblings know all of them.. and I mean all! lol
I asked them who I should say and Zack said that I should me Wonder Woman and Aliss said I should me Hawk Woman
(don't know who that is.. I am gonna have to go search ;)
I just want to be able to do some Awesome stuff! ;)


-Tell us a little bit about your family.
I live in a big hundred year old fixer upper house on the Washington coast.
In it live: three sisters, one brother, my hard working Mom, ME and a menagerie of pets.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Peasant Soup is Leaving!!!

Well as some of you know (the ones reading my blog)... I am pregnant... AGAIN! We are very excited! But that's not all... soon we will be making the move from Venetie, Alaska back to Middle Tennessee. Not only are we moving but we are driving *sigh*. That will take us over 2 weeks and then we plan on vacationing/camping all the way until July 4th. That doesn't leave me much time to take care of my etsy shop. Anyway I can't really see myself mailing all my items to TN just to ship out again. It will cost me just as much to sell them now at cheaper prices! So that is what I have done! EVERYTHING MUST GO!!! It has all been marked done already. PLEASE PLEASE go see if I have anything that interests you. I am open to trades as well. I will need some things for the kids in the car and we also have NO summer clothes. Oh and I did mention I was pregnant so baby things and maternity things are welcomed.

That being said I will also be handing this group over to GARsticksandstrings soon. If you guys have any questions or anything please feel free to contact me. I will do my best to help out and/or answer your questions ASAP!

Thanks for reading!
Christina

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

pwnmonster!!!

The Basics:
Name: Yryn ("Yryn" is pronounced like "Irene")
Age: 16
Location: NJ, USA
Etsy link: http://pwnmonster.etsy.com/

The Nitty Gritty:


What is the meaning behind your shop name?

"Pwn" is originally a video gaming term meaning "to dominate" or "to own". Usually it is said once you won in a battle or a trial against someone. They say it was developed by a World of Warcraft user who just spelled own incorrectly. I always liked that word and thought why not use it in my store name.

When did you join etsy?
April 18, 2008

What type of things are available to purchase in your shop?

Cute jewelry and custom art. Once in a while I'll get a plushie request which is always nice doing.

What is your favorite item in your shop?
I'm not sure, it's pretty hard to pick, I think I like them all pretty equally.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Food, flowers, and a bit of Japanese culture.

Do you have any advice for other etsy sellers?
It may take a while to get your first sale, it can take a while to get even views but if your heart is truly into it then you will succeed.

How do you promote your shop?
I like to Twitter once in a while, write in my blog, and just hang around on Etsy hoping someone will find me.

Why did you join Minor Effect?
Well I always wanted to be part of a group with other people who understood what it was like being a young crafter on Etsy. It makes me feel less alone.

Fun stuff:

What is your favorite color?
I'm not really sure,nothing too intensely bright or too intensely dull.

What is your favorite movie?
Hmm.. it could be Wall-E, such a pretty story.

Favorite type of music?

Rock, indie, and 80's

What is on your etsy wishlist?
ALOT, especially cute food soap and squirrel related items.

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to bake, draw, just browse etsy and most of all I can't live without listening music for a day. I like to collect soap, snow globes, deco tapes, squirrel and penguin type things, and converse shoes.

Tell us a bit about your family.

They're a good family. As many times I think they're annoying (and who doesn't get annoyed by their family a bit?) I know I wouldn't want another family except the one I have. I think I was put in that family and given the parents I have because no other parent or family could care for me anymore or any better. Me and my brother are best friends forever but sometimes we like to deny it. My sister is nice too, she does most of my graphics and helps me with confusing business terms. My dad is nice too. Overall I like them alot.

If you could invent one modern convenience, what would it be?

I would invent some type of magical thing that can track down anything I'm looking for, not sure how it will work but just the concept I guess :D

If you were a wizard, how would you exploit your powers?

I would use my powers for the benefit of my loved ones and people in need, i would do it in secret though :)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

SALE is Over

The sale is now over. Thank you to everyone who participated in the sales! It was a fun first sale for this group. Keep up to date on sales and giveaways by joining our email list or following this blog.
Thanks again everyone!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Our First Group SALE!!!!!

This Monday, March 2nd through Monday, March 9th Minor Effect will be having a group SALE! Each shop participating has their own sale going on so please check out the shops listed for more details.

http://peasantsoup.etsy.com/
Free gift or $ amount off with every item purchased! Please see listings for details.

http://worksinprogress.etsy.com/
Free pair of "Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers" earrings with any jewelry purchase! remember to mention this at checkout!

http://garsticksandstring.etsy.com/
25% off first item in each purchase!

http://crochetrus.etsy.com/
Free shipping! Use the code "Reflection" at checkout to receive a refund through paypal.

http://creativecrafts2009.etsy.com/
Scarves are 30% off and cards are 15% all week (prices already adjusted)! Take an additional 5% off the first item purchased this week and an additional 3% off the 2nd item purchased. Please convo CreativeCrafts before purchase.

http://pwnmonster.etsy.com/
10% off! Just use the code "Spring Fever" at checkout or convo pwnmonster before checkout.

http://themilkshake.etsy.com/
Free 5 x 7 photo print of your choice! Just enter the name of the photo print you want and "Daffodils" in the sellers notes at check out!

Remember to check each shop for more details and great items!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CreativeCrafts2009

Here's this week's featured seller!!!

The Basics:
Name: SarahLydia and Abigail

Age: 16, 13
Location: Elizabeth, CO
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6695391



The Nitty Gritty
:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
When Abigail first started making cards she called her group Creative Crafts, when we decided to start an Etsy shop Creative Crafts was taken, thus CreativeCrafts2009 was born.

-When did you join Etsy?
We joined Etsy on Christmas Day, of 2008

-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
Right now we have cards, knits, and crocheted items. We will be adding new items soon!

-What is your favorite item from your shop?
Hmm.... probably the Be Joyful Pink card!

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
Color, Nature, God, books, anything and everything!

-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?
Well, I don’t really have any since I am new, other than making sure you do your best to make each product the quality it deserves.

-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook? Myspace?

Right now, we post papers on bulletin boards in stores with business cards. We also blog (http://creativecrafts2009.blogspot.com/ ) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/creative_crafts )

-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
There were no teams for young Etsians! I feel like we need to show people that we can do just as well as adults as Entrepreneurs, and still make quality handmade.

Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:

-color? Green
-movie? Saving Sarah Cain
-type of music? Christian Pop/Rock

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?

It got sold! Something like this: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18016214


-What do you do for fun?
SarahLydia: Act, sing, run- goof off with Abigail!

Abigail: Dance

-Tell us a little bit about your family.


Well.... we have two parents.......

We have an older brother (Josiah, 18), and two younger siblings – Hannahmarie (11), and Jeremiah (9).

We live in the country, in CO on a ranch.



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Works In Progress!!

This week's amazing featured seller is Works In Progress! She is one of two leaders of this group and I am grateful for all the help she has given me.



The Basics:
Name: Kelsey


Age: 18
Location: North Carolina
Etsy shop: http://www.worksinprogress.etsy.com/




The Nitty Gritty:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
There is a sign, "Works in Progress", on the shed at my grandma's house. I really liked the whole look of it, and it was one of the first "art" photos that I took. And it was that photo that helped me decide to start selling on Etsy. I had planned to branch out in jewelry and such, so I thought that my shop would also be a "work in progress", something that I was always working on changing and evolving.

-When did you join Etsy?
I discovered Etsy accidentally one day about a year ago, and have been infatuated with it ever since. But it wasn't until this past November that I began to sell on the site.



-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
My fine art photography and jewelry.



-What is your favorite item from your shop?
I would have to say the redhead pendant necklace. She is so adorable! And I love the little purple flower that accents it.

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
I go by what I like, what I think looks good, and jewelry I would wear myself. In fact, I often make double, one to keep for me! ;) Also I like really cutesy things, like Japanese kawaii stuff. And I love vintage or retro looks.

-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?
Promote! No one can buy from your shop if they don't know it exists, right? So you have to get your shop out there. I use a variety of promotional tools and go into Etsy chat as well to get more exposure. Also it is important to list new items regularly so you can be at the top of the searches. And be patient! Especially in this economy, it is hard to make sales sometimes and it might take a while.

-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook?
Myspace?

All of those actually! On my Facebook though, I just have a small Etsy-mini type section.


blog: http://www.worksiprogress-etsy.blogspot.com/


Twitter: www.twitter.com/worksinprogress Myspace: www.myspace.com/worksiprogress90

And I am also on ArtFire!


http://www.worksinprogress.artfire.com/




-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
There are some really talented young people on Etsy and I was happy to join in this group showcasing that. I think it is important for them (and me) to have this outlet.




Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:
-color? turquoise
-movie? Forrest Gump and You've Got Mail (gotta love Tom Hanks!)
-type of music? I love listening to music! I like a lot of indie and U.K. bands. Right now I am really into Noah and the Whale and then The Killers new album. I listen to music for the lyrics and the meanings behind them, so classical music or songs without words are kind of lost on me!

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
I have had my eye on some amazing art prints! Especially from http://www.artandghosts.etsy.com/


-What do you do for fun?
I listen to music, do photography, and shopping! I am a shopaholic.

-Tell us a little bit about your family.
There's my mom and dad, and then I have a brother who is a bit older than me. I am the baby of the family!


-What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?

Thin mints.

-Fill in the blank- I would like to be known as the world's greatest ________

Friend! <3



Thursday, February 12, 2009

CrochetRUs!!

This week's featured seller is CrochetRUs!!!

The Basics:
Name: Lora

Age: 13
Location: NY, USA
Etsy shop:
http://CrochetRUs.etsy.com

The Nitty Gritty:

-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?

My Etsy shop name is The Crochet Sisters and I chose it because it seemed fitting considering the fact that we (my sister and I) both crochet and we are sisters.

-When did you join Etsy?

April 08, 2008

-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?

Home d├ęcor, baby gifts, fashion accessories and more! I am slowly but surely adding to the inventory in my shop.

-What is your favorite item from your shop?

My favoritest favorite in my shop would have to be this

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=19644826

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?

I get my inspiration from many things, the child in my avatar, for one. He is one of the main reasons I started my shop. I also get some of my ideas from the kids I babysit a lot.

-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?

Do your absolute best to be the friendliest person you can be to everyone on Etsy, you just never know who would've been a potential customer but you cut them off with a rude word.

-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook?
Myspace?

I use Twitter, Flickr, OwntheHour and Facebook. I frequent the chatrooms on Etsy…I haven't yet gotten the hang of passing out business cards but I will!

-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?

I joined/started this team because I felt there was a need for a group for teens on Etsy. I liked the thought of getting to know other people who were close in age to me, liked artistry as much as I do and were endeavoring to build a business as well.


 

Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:
-color? Hot pink is my all-time fave color.
-movie? My favorite movie this week is Another Cinderella Story
-type of music? One of my favorite types of music is RnB


-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14950515
I LOVE bags!!
-What do you do for fun?

Two of my favorite pastimes are playing strategy games on the computer and dancing and singing to karaoke music.


-Tell us a little bit about your family.

I am one of 5 kids. I have 2 older sisters and 1 younger sister and brother and we are all homeschooled with the exception of my oldest sister.


-If you were scuba diving, what underwater creature would scare you the most?

Either jellyfish or octopus! Both give me the heebie-jeebies!!


 

-What is the strangest method of transportation you have used?

A bus has got to be it! It seems so weird to me lol.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

GARsticksandstring!!


This week's Featured Seller is a co-founder of this group and helps in sending out emails and messages. Give a big hand for GARsticksandstring!!! And as a special thank you to all our followers, GAR is giving 25% off any purchase of $15 or more (before shipping)!! Simply enter the code "crayola" at checkout and wait for a revised invoice :)

The Basics:
Name: Glen
Age:14
Location: Louisiana
Etsy shop: (link) http://www.garsticksandstring.etsy.com/

The Nitty-Gritty:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
GAR=initials sticks=knitting needles string=yarn

-When did you join Etsy?
sometime in late 2008

-What kinds of things are available in your shop?
lots of knitted and felted stuff....animals...baskets.... scarves...hats...etc...

-What is your favorite item in your shop?
bunny

-Where do you get a lot of your ideas/inspiration?
my mom

-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?
chat a lot, that's where I get my sales

-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Myspace? Facebook?
none of those...want to blog but have no time....once again I chat and show to people

-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
because its a good way to share business ideas for teens and for us to unite =D


Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite-
-color? depends what day you ask... today? blue
-movie? Twilight
-music? Christian
-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
some earrings and make-up for my sis
-What do you do for fun?
knit
-Tell us a little bit about your family.
Dad (works of course) Mom stays home except Wed night and weekend when she works in the nursery at church...sis 1 year older than me....and I knit...we are homeschooled

-What {mis-}perception in life do you frequently disregard?
the one about immature teenagers

-What book of reference do you turn to most often?
Bible



Monday, February 2, 2009

Minor Effect.

Hi everyone!
Welcome to our blog! If you are reading this then you are interested in what's going on here so let me tell you how things work.

As you can see, we have started a Featured Seller post. We will have one of these each Thursday. It will start with the admin and "helpers" and move down the list. We also will have a Guest Blogger post (generally a member) on Mondays.

If you are interested in joining this group then let me tell you what we "require."
1. You should put somewhere in your shop (profile would be best) that you belong to the group Minor Effect and add the link to our blog. 2. You must join in our group sales when there is one. We haven't decided when there will be one but YOU will get to decide what kind of sale suits your shop best. We will then list who is having what kind of sale in a blog post for everyone to see. 3. You need to have at least 3 items in your shop! No exceptions. 4. and you will need to fill out an application. It will be similar to the interview I did in the Featured Seller post. We will use this whenever it is your turn to be the featured seller.
If you wish to be a part of this group please e-mail me at peasantsoup@gmail.com to get the application.

We are also starting an e-mail notice that will be sent out when we have group sales, a give away, or when there is an event. If you would like to get these notices please e-mail us at minoreffect@gmail.com

If you have questions feel free to leave a comment!
See you around!
and do not forget about our myspace! add us as your friend on there: www.myspace.com/minoreffectetsy

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

peasantsoup!!

This week's Featured Seller is...
peasantsoup!!

Alright, this is the first installment of our brand-new weekly feature. Each week (every Thursday) we will feature one of the amazing Etsy sellers from our group, Minor Effect. This week we thought we'd start with the group admin, peasantsoup!

The Basics:
Name: Christina
Location: Venetie, Alaska, United States
Etsy shop: http://www.peasantsoup.etsy.com/


The Nitty Gritty:
-Can you tell us the meaning behind your Etsy shop name?
Peasants put everything and anything in their soup, so it is different from one day to the next. Its a perfect name for a shop that worships no genre.

-When did you join Etsy?
April 2008! I joined up and started selling for about 3 months and then there was a few months when I had to close up shop because of the move to Alaska and surgery I had on my arm... it was good for nothing for a while!

-What kinds of things are available for purchase in your shop?
Mostly potato printed things and knitted things but I am slowly adding some paintings. There is always something odd there.

-What is your favorite item from your shop?
The Reflections at Big Lake painting! It was taken right here where I live so it means a lot to me.

-Where do you get your ideas and/or inspiration?
I usually get ideas when I am walking to town to the post office or watching the kids play. The kids have amazing imaginations!

-What advice do you have for other Etsy sellers, especially those just starting out?
Please remember to have shop policies and keep your announcements short!

-What do you do to promote your shop? Do you blog? Twitter? Facebook?
Myspace?

I don't do much right now. I used to hand out business cards all the time but there is no one here to hand them too! Word of mouth works best for me right now.

-Why did you decide to join Minor Effect?
I was asked to. I believe in these kids and I wanted to be a part of this group.

Fun Stuff:
What is your favorite:
-color?
All the colors of a sunset
-movie?
Moulin Rouge, Phantom of the Opera, and Tommy Boy
-type of music?
All of it! Except the new rap stuff... the older I get the less I seem to understand it!

-What item is on your Etsy wishlist?
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19347475 It is called "Grow old along with me". My favorite thing in life to see is those little old couples that you know have been together forever! I hope I look as happy when I am that age.

-What do you do for fun?
I make things, go for a walk, read a book, take some pictures, and dance crazy with the family (it is a favorite here!).

-Tell us a little bit about your family.
I have a husband (Joe) who is a teacher in the village here, a 5 year old son (Gavin), a 3 year old daughter (Macy), and a 20 month old daughter (Molly)! We're a hoot!

-If the plane you were flying on were about to crash who would you want sitting next to you?
Oh for sure Jesus! Hum but now I am thinking I would much rather it be Osama Bin Laden ;)

-If you were a farmer, what would be your most abundant crop?
HAHA! Kids... I have 3 already but my husband wants 6! (I want to adopt the rest!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This is just the beginning

Hi everyone!
My name is Christina and I am the owner of a shop on etsy called peasantsoup. I was asked to lead a group of etsy members ranging in age from 13-19 years old (not all of them are minors)! I obviously said yes or I would not be here right now (thanks GARsticksandstring and CrochetRUs)! Each of our members have their own creative shops on etsy and we will be featuring a new shop and owner each week. We will also be having group sales and possibly a give away or two so be sure to check back and see what's new here!
See you around!
Christina