Saturday, November 13, 2010

1 2 3 4 5 6 Stitch

We're headed back to Exhibition Park again this morning for another day of working the Street.  Yesterday and last night flew by!  We met some great artists and crafters, chatted with good friends, got the juice on some interesting happenings, and got to listen to some awesome music.  Plus, we completed 5 (6?) new dolls, including a spectacular boy super hero.  Pictures taken and will be shared once all is complete.

For anyone interested in attending, the details are here.  There are still two days left, come on down and get your craft on with Third Street!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New leadership for APST :)

Hello there!

I'm no longer selling on Etsy, and quite a few months ago some of the other members of this Team contacted me to take over leadership, which is just fine by me :)  However, I'm still receiving membership requests which I just don't have time to deal with. 

With the migration to the new Teams area on Etsy (which I confess I know nothing about, except that it's happening), maybe this would be the perfect time to really switch leaders?

I'm happy to do whatever I have to to make this happen!  Just email me at mco [at]!

All the best!


Monday, August 9, 2010

Asking for some help

Hi Guys,

Its been a while since I've been around. Its been a busy, crazy, not-nearly-crafty-enough kind of year. Life has pulled me in so many directions - fun, amazing and sometimes heartbreaking as it may have been I haven't had time to focus on etsy, or the street team.

I'm hoping I might be able to ask for some assistance. I need someone who can help set up new members. Give them the ability to post, add their etsy shop & blog links. Its not overly time consuming, however requests have slipped through the cracks as of late and I don't want to deny anyone the opportunity to join simply because I'm too wrapped up in my own world.

Send me an email if you are interested and I'll set you up with admin rights, we will have to add your email as one of the contacts.

Thanks a bunch in advance!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Farmer markets

Hello Everyone, Just wanted to let you know that starting This saturday I will be at the Hubbard's farmers market from 8-12 and also on Thursdays at the Lunenburg Farmers Market outside of the community centre. They are both so festive with tons of tempting goodies and lots of places to sit down and enjoy your treats. Hope you can make it. Check out my blog for more temptation.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

This Saturday Third Street Handcrafters will be participating in Coco Beans Crafters Market at the Halifax Forum Annex. 

Also participating:

Please come out in support of Feed Nova Scotia and see what local crafters have to offer (50+ vendors).  We'd love to see you there!

Are you participating in the show? Let us know and we'll include you in our list!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friday, April 30th

Love, Me Boutique is having an open house Spring Thing , 6-8 this Friday. Wine and nibblies available. Come and meet some of the artisans:) Love, Me is next to Woozles on Birmingham Street.

Friday, March 19, 2010


We're hosting a link party for anyone who might be interested.  You can read about it here.  Anyone interested in a literary challenge is encouraged to drop their current art/craft persuits -just for a few minutes-and swing by Third Street for some laughs.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Snaps

Spring is almost here! Clocks bounce forward this weekend:)
I am having some fun this Spring with a photography e-course, the Sensational Snap Society!
If you enjoy taking pictures and are looking for a bit of creative fun, why not join us?

Sunday, March 7, 2010


Hello Team,

Perhaps you might be interested in joining the Sambro Loop Crafters Circle spring market. Tables are only $7.00 and open to any crafters. The sale will be held at the community centre in Harrietsfield, April 24 10-2. Hats optional! We are located just outside of Spryfield along the Old Sambro Road. Our Christmas market drew a good crowd. Please contact me for information and a registration form.

aka orangecrushed and junqueTrunque

Monday, March 1, 2010

Handmade Marketplace


I just finished reading this great new book by Kari Chapin, How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally and Online. Its illustrated by Emily Martin of Black Apple etsy fame. I wish  this resource had been around a few years ago- its absolutely packed with tips and knowledge an indie crafter needs to be successful, and covers everything from marketing basics, social media, craft fairs (even a packing list!), to blogging, selling in brick and mortar stores, and basic business practices. Its an easy read, with wisdom and real life advice straight from other crafters. This is the kind of knowledge it takes years to accumulate if you're trying to do it on your own. Whether you're brand new at selling your work, or a seasoned crafter, you'll find this book invaluable.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winter days starting to fade

"Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments,
embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour. "
- John Boswell

Monday, February 22, 2010

Dear Day Job,

I'm sure you've noticed that things just aren't the same, we've been drifting apart. We used to be so happy together, but now, I find myself constantly thinking about other ways to occupy my day. And I know that you feel the same way about me. It shows in the little things, like how you don't consider my feelings when you schedule me to work weekend and night shifts (you know I'm not a night person), and in the way we barely tolerate each other when there are craft shows to prepare for and etsy orders to mail out. I'm sorry it has to be this way. I will miss your security, and steady pay cheque, your willingness to help out with pesky dental bills and your status of having "a real career". It will be better for both of us if we just stop seeing each other.  I hope that you will be able to find someone who can give you what you need.  I will pack up my things by the end of the week.


photo curtesy of NIKK1210MAY on photobucket

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hi Everyone!  We are so very pleased to be included in the Etsy Atlantic Provinces Street Team.  Yay!  We've been working together on artistic and craft endeavors for the last 4 years and recently entered into the craft blogging community.  We mostly design toys and products for children and babies, specializing in cloth dolls. We began our blog in the summer of 2009 mostly for sharing our progress and challenges, and for connecting with other artists.  Please visit our blog for links to our Etsy store, flickr group, and our Amazon Reader's Cafe, and for a look at our current pursuits.

Winter Wonderland!

Hey Guys,

Well, what a storm we just had! Here at my place we got nearly 40cm!

We've got a few new team members added today, I've been a bit behind in the upkeep, but had an extra moment to catch up today.




Monday, January 18, 2010

Feature exchange

Hi everyone,
Would anybody be interested in doing a feature exchange on our own blogs? I was thinking we could all agree to promote one person on this team a month. Doesn't have to be huge. Could be a photo with a link, a mention, whatever. If you are interested please respond in the comments.
Happy Hatting,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope 2010 is a happy and prosperous year for you all.

Any resolutions for your etsy shop? Any words of advice? Lessons learned in 2009?

We do have two new members this week! Welcome to Angela from Lalaandgleen (from NS) and Sandy from Andromedia (from NB). Check out their shops on the right, both have gorgeous shops and awesome items. I'm stoked to go take another look around!

I have to confess, I'm getting a bit slack and even with all the requests, we didn't make salad tongs for Christmas and don't have any plans for making more in the near future. My heart hasn't been in it, and if my heart isn't in it, really, what's the point? I have been crocheting up a storm, stocking up my goodie box, but I'm holding off on new listings.

Not sure if you've heard but Rob, the original founder and CEO of etsy, is back in the house and they have some big changes planned for 2010. I'm happy, but nervous all at the same time. One of the first changes made in 2010 was the removal of the gift guides. You can read some Q&A here and there are more in this forum.

Hope 2010 is a great year for you all,