Saturday, June 4, 2011

Etsy in Australia!!

Typographic Australian City Print by ButtercupInk

Oops....I'm a bit late with this but most of you would know about it already (and you should have received the newsletter I sent out about it if you're in the Sydney Etsy Team).

Etsy admin Matt Stinchcomb is in Sydney right now!  Tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) there's a special 'Etsy meetup and chat with Matt' @ the western foyer of the Opera House (outside the playhouse theatre). It starts at 4pm and there'll be a chance to ask questions and share your etsy experiences. 

Hope to see some of you there! I spotted Matt this evening, so can confirm that he does indeed exist, and is in the country right now! :)

Matt is heading to Melbourne on Sunday, but it appears that the Melbourne meetup is full.

Info on the etsy blog here

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Montage Collective in Fremantle

Hello! Helena reporting from Perth. If you are in town, check out Montage Collective in Fremantle. I popped in this week and had so much fun browsing around! I love the concept, and what a great initiative, supporting Handmade and local talent!


The pop up shop is a collaboration between 12 creative West Australian artists who have come together to set up a temporary shop for 3 weeks. You will find everything from jewellery, bags and homewares to textiles, art and paper goods plus a few vintage surprises in between!


My bestfriend Niina has some of her wonderful creations instore!



A trip to the shop is only fun when you come out with a cute purchase! Be sure to check my blog to see pictures of my purchase:)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day on Etsy!

Happy Australia Day! The Australian teams on etsy have joined together for a huge Australia Day event on etsy, offering discounts of 15%-25% off everything- teams from all over Australia are participating, including the Down Under Street Team (DUST), the Sydney Etsy Team, the Brisbane BrisStyle Team, the MadeOnTheLeft Perth Team, and also the brand new Adelaide Team!

The promo runs from today until the 31st Jan, and you can use the special discount code ausday (during checkout) for:

15% off these items

20% off these items

25% off these items

Pleated Linen Tote by Bundarra - 20% off with code

Evelyn Dress by threelittleducksaust - 20% off with code

Doris Lace Flower Brooch by itsolive - 20% off with code

Sterling Silver Earrings by frankideas - 15% off with code

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Queensland Flood Disaster

I'm sure everyone is aware of the terrible flood disaster in Queensland. Many Australian sellers on etsy are working together to try and raise funds to help those affected by the disaster, and there are lots of ways you can help- either by donating an item, buying some cool stuff with the proceeds being donated to the flood relief fund, or by helping to spread the word about these efforts.

The Australian Etsy DUST team has established a shop taking donations from sellers all over the world, with all funds (minus etsy and PayPal fees) to be donated to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal (over $2500 has been raised already). There are new goodies being added all the time, but you have to be quick before someone else snaps them up because things are selling quickly! You can visit the ausdisasterrelief shop on etsy here.

Some of my favourites from the shop:
Swoon Bracelet by SavageKitten

Alien Nation Coinpurse by MsPIGGii

Visual Journal Slip Cover by iheartcharlie

The Queensland BrisStyle team has also launched a Handmade Ark Flood Appeal, where participating members are donating proceeds from their sales. You can find out info and browse the lovely things for sale via the team's blog- they have raised over $1300 already!

Picks from the Handmade Ark Appeal:

Follow Your Heart Garland by LittleMaryMoo

Banana Cupcake Soap by warmsigh

Jeffrey by WildChildDesigns

There are also other ways to donate- you can contribute directly to the Premier's Relief appeal here.

Also, the RSPCA has asked for help, as their Fairfield Shelter has been severely damaged (see below). Unfortunately the shelter can't receive disaster relief funds needed for human welfare, so they are relying on donations to rebuild the facility. If you would like to donate, please visit their website for details. All of the animals have had to go into temporary foster care because the housing and equipment has been destroyed.

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