Thursday, 24 July 2014

Valuing Craftsmanship

The picture says it ALL!  
                                   VALUING CRAFTSMANSHIP AND KEEPING IT REAL!

So far this is the Vendor list for our Etsy Day in Nanaimo, being held at the stunning Nanaimo Museum on Sept. 27th, 2014! 

Check out the amazing listings and gift ideas in these creative shops!

 Vendor List / Etsy Shop Name/ Etsy Shop Link

Jada Bohmer 3littlegems

Trish Baird soulfulbracelets

Emily Bullen ebcreativevisualarts

Iona Turner BrambleLanePaperie

Kathleen Sheppard BalsamrootGlass

Kristin LeRoss MouseAndMoose

Kent Olinger ImagesbyKentOlinger

Roxanne Rose-Bouchard QualicumClothworks

Susann Taylor Taylor’dMetals

Helen Kilsby HelenKilsby

Shirley Alexander LayaliJewelry

Looking to take your Etsy shops to the next level? Apply to be apart of this magical day here:

Don't yet have an Etsy shop?

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Etsy Day Nanaimo Planning Round 1

Team Etsy Day Nanaimo hosts our first event planning session. Major brainstorming occurred with great ideas being brought to the table by all.

Etsy Made in Canada day is going to be in Nanaimo at the Nanaimo Museum (100 Museum Way) on Saturday, September 27th from 4:00pm - 9:00pm. Set up will begin at 12:00 and run until 3:45pm.
We have room for 75 amazing and artistic vendors. The cost is $100 to attend which included a 4' X 6' space. Table, two chairs and table linens are supplied.

If you would like to be a vendor, just fill in this application. Here is the new and improved ONLINE Etsy Day vendor application that lets you submit the form and pay via Paypal!

Thanks to all of you who have applied to be vendors at the Etsy Made in Canada Day so far! Some exciting news, I will be submitting all the Vendor's names to Etsy who will be featuring every one of you on their social media channels twice a week!!! Etsy is doing other extensive advertising for this event, you will definitely want to get on board!!

Follow for up to date info on the BIG day!

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Etsy Day in Canada is shaping up to be an amazing opportunity for local sellers to display and showcase their handmade products and unique vintage goods. The media attention is already reaching a feverish level with this Etsy Press Release that has just snagged the interest of The Huffington Post and CBC!

Further media coverage included the legendary local CHEK news who will be promoting this event on their FB page as well as their website!! In return for promoting our event we will be offering a gift basket for a giveaway to one of their fans!

Anyone who would like to offer something for the gift basket, (coupon, gift certificate, item etc.) let me know ASAP ~ it's great exposure!

Stay tuned for more exciting details! 
Remember buying local and handmade items and goods can be extremely fulfilling.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Save the Date and Spread the Word!!
September 27th, 2014, 4-9 pm
Nanaimo Museum

Etsy Canada has launched an amazing 'Made in Canada' Day! 

More than 35 cities will be gathering across Canada to promote their unique handmade items and vintage finds.
Our Vancouver Island location will be at the beautiful Nanaimo Museum, a lovely mix of elegance and West Coast history.
We are doing an evening venue, from 4pm - 9pm, with cocktails! 

Come shop with some of the most talented artisans and handcrafters on Vancouver Island. The talent rich area is filled with a variety of unique artisans in all different avenues of art and collectibles. Etsy has sent out a press release and it looks like it's being picked up by the Huffington Post!!!! You won't want to miss it!

Check out the new 'Etsy made in Canada day' landing page to see all the locations of the markets being held across Canada on Sept 27th!

If you are interested in being a vendor at this amazing event, get your application here: 

 New Etsy Made in Canada Day ONLINE vendor application!
Do you make real cool stuff but don't sell on Etsy? Open a shop and receive 20 Free listings! Just click this link and enter promo code 'Vancouverisland'

Nanaimo Info:

Nanaimo Museum link:

Etsy Link: