Show Us Your Workspace: Elsiegeneva

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of Shelley Koozer from elsiegeneva who makes a great range of handcrafted gifts and accessories…  Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!!

Here’s what she says about her workspace:

Hello! My name is Shelley and my shop is called Elsie Geneva (named after my much loved and late grandmother). I’m new to this team and as time allows (which time is getting more limited as we are all now approaching Etsy’s busy season) I will look forward to participating in this team. In the meantime, I am posting a photo of my little work space. It’s nothing extravagant but it’s where it all happens for me.

Show Us Your Workspace: ManilaExtract

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of Tanya Mariano Kearns from ManilaExtract who makes a great range Burlap Coffee Bag Purses, Handbags & More…  Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!!

Here’s what she says about her workspace:

My tiny, Hawaii home studio is a guest bedroom. I love how it looks out into my tropical garden, beautiful Makaha Valley and offers a peek-a-boo view of the blue Pacific.

Welcome June New Team Members – Part Two

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Join us in welcoming new members that joined during June …. visit their Etsy shops, favourite some items and maybe even share some on your social media!

Hi guys! I joined the team a few weeks ago and am very excited about promoting the event and making it a huge success.

I create bright, vivid pet portraits that capture your pets personality. I also offer this unique item where your pets portrait is printed on a pillow. I also create lots of bright, fun animal home decor designs so do check out my shop.

I was born in London, England but hopped the pond 17 years ago to Baltimore, USA where I now live with my family and guinea pigs. Good luck to everyone on the team!

Hi, my name is Julia and I am from Birmingham, England. I’m new to teams so this is going to be a big learning curve for me and I hope I can keep up and keep track of everything I need to be doing. Feel free to kick me up the butt to get me back on track if I go astray or do something wrong.

I’ve had my shop a couple of years, slowly adding items to it. My main product are knitted or crocheted lace shawls but last year I added a range of crochet lace covered Christmas baubles as a lower-priced item to try to attract customers and I have recently started adding lace baby matinee jackets too, again to try to attract customers into my store whilst still staying with the theme of Lace.

Almost everything in my store is one-of-a-kind as I use a lot of vintage yarn, yarn from small indie yarn producers and hand spun yarn, yes I spin my own yarn too!

I’ve decided to show you this pure Shetland Wool shawl that I made some time ago now with yarn that I spun myself and it features over 5,000 beads, all individually placed over the stitches at the time of knitting, so that they can’t travel along the yarn and out of placement, using a tiny crochet hook and a lot of patience.

Hello, my name is Judy Tosh from Belton, MO. I am happy to be a part of this team. It is hard to believe that half of the year is over already!

My shop consists of repurposing items into unique home décor. Lately, I have been repurposing ceiling fan light shades and fan blades.

Hello Everyone!

My name is Katerina and I am the face behind OnceUponJewels. I create theatrical and romantic jewelry inspired in folktales and fairytales that I collect around the world. I believe that everyone has a little bit of magic inside so, that is why my moto is #spreadyourfairydust.

One of my favorite pieces from my shop is my illustrated fairy pair of earrings. It is my first jewel design and I am very attached to it. I designed it inspired in the Nordic atmosphere I am leaving in the last years. My Fairy on A Bottle is a solid silver earring, hand painted and hand carved and i think that she is joyful and sexy at the same time.

I hope you like it!

Sandra Huss from sandrahuss says

Hi I’m Sandra from Charleston, SC . My shop sells “Warrior Pets” I created this design four years ago primarily for children that have a CHD (Congenital heart defect) and require open heart surgery. I have also expanded the line for children that have other illnesses/syndromes such as down syndrome, epilepsy, cancer. I love to think that my warrior pets bring these children a little joy into their lives and something to cuddle up to when they are not feeling so good. Thanks for letting me join your team.

Olga Tanasiva from LOTpottery says

Hello. My name is Olga, I’m from the city of Dnipro, Ukraine. I have a small ceramic studio. Clay is a wonderful material for the embodiment of ideas. Some of my things I represent here in the store.
These are some of the beads that I made.

I’m Dana, an illustrator and watercolorist specializing in bright botanicals and vibrant nature scenes. Everyone needs some art in their life, so I strive to offer a little something in everyone’s price range, from stickers and painting tutorials to prints and mini originals.

This is one of my mini summer iris paintings. Find more of them in my shop!

Melody from OnSiletzBay says

Hi, I’m Melody living in the US, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. All of my life I have wanted to live by the ocean, and I feel so lucky that I am finally here and have been able to have my studio and create just steps from Siletz Bay. So my shop title reflects that, as do my choices of color and subject matter. I think this listing shows that.

I have been on Etsy as a sideline for many years with another shop, but am getting this one going as my main gig.

Hi everyone! I’m Elena from Belarus. My shop is knotandliving. This is my first Christmas in July. It is really nice to meet you all!

Our natural candles with crackling woodwick and beautiful cherry wood coaster are my favorite attribute for Christmas.

Hi I am Patricia Artist selling paintings. I am glad to be here and I sell paintings.

Hi everyone…I am rosiefreckles …..a fabric addict and particularly love making patchwork quilts from baby size up to massive wedding canopies or queen size bed quilts. Here is an example of what I sell both as ready made or on commission.

Hello, I’m Katrina from thepapercupboard.

I make Christmas crackers, decorations and books from Nepalese Lokta paper a handmade artisan paper indigenous to Nepal. I use this paper for it’s fibrous texture, sumptuous colours and beautiful patterns.

Take a look for yourself.

Hi! I’m Lauren from arizonadesignsco.

I make Word Templates, Planner Inserts and Stickers, and other things for bloggers. I started my shop as a sticker shop but found myself gravitating to wanting to help bloggers establish themselves.

I just found Christmas in July in the forums and I’m glad that I was able to jump in just in time.

Here is one of my Blogger Media Kits:

YOKO from WAYOKO says

Hi everyone! I’m Yoko from Wayoko. Actually this is second shop. I have another shop for jewelry (yokojewelry) and already a team member.

In this second shop, Wayoko, I’m selling kimono upcycle items, such as coin purse, cosmetic bag, key fobs and recent new items are eye pillows Also I’m selling jewelry for kimono as well. Such as obidome.

Chrystel Galea from TheMakersRealm says

Hi Everyone!
I make beeswax candles, ornaments and melts. This is my newest product, they are beeswax gift tags scented with essential oils.
These cute, natural ornaments make ideal gift tags adding a memorable and unique touch to gift wrapping. It’s an extra little present for your loved ones to enjoy.
WOW – what great new talented Teamies!! Happy Shopping!

Welcome June New Team Members – Part One

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Join us in welcoming new members that joined during June …. visit their Etsy shops, favourite some items and maybe even share some on your social media!

Hi there! I joined a few days ago and am very happy to be part of the promotions and collaboration! My name is Marijean! This item is near and dear to my heart as it is a symbol of the assurance that we are all well loved and looked after. Mary Star of the Sea bracelet is more than a pretty trinket inspired by the beautiful Florida coast and my faith; it is an encouraging reminder of familial love and faith and an homage to one of Mary’s most ancient titles. Three stacking strands of Mother of Pearl, blue Amazonite, and Freshwater Pearls conjure up images of the sea while an artisan-crafted Mary pendant, dangles gracefully near bracelet clasp closure–a reminder that heavenly help is always close at hand.

 

Hi everyone. The Etsy teams are such a great place to learn and meet such great people. I was referred to this team by another very supportive team and I look forward to getting to know more of you. I missed CIJ last year as I started my Etsy shop at the end of July but love the idea of some Xmas fun in the middle of the year. I have a new line in my shop of slip shorts. This is something I have had trouble finding here in Australia, so I decided to make my own. I have sourced lovely quality and soft on your skin fabrics as comfort is my number one aim. No sucking in of tummys, just comfort, modesty and a touch of pretty lace to show your feminine side. Whether the warm days put you off wearing your pretty frocks or you want to be active while wearing a skirt, these are the solution.

Hi my name is Liz and I just joined today–so exited to be part of this wonderful group. I love promoting others and one of my Etsy buddies from another group pointed you out to me. I have brand new item for this year: beaded charm ornaments for the Christmas tree, they make wonderful add on gifts for presents too, hang it on a wreath or door knob, for a little office bling /grab gift. I had so much fun designing them.

Narelle from FELTBYNARELLE says

Hi , My name is Narelle. I only joined a few days ago and put my entry into the CIJ but just realised I hadn’t introduced myself…I opened my shop 2 years ago in July I make my own felt and am addicted to wool and make almost anything I can think of that can be made from wool, Cats, Nurseries and Art are my main products so I will add my latest item I have just put in my shop this morning…Cat Caves, Toys, Collars and Brooches are only some of my varied items, and feel really happy to have found this CIJ Celebration!

Hi, My name is Valerie and I am very happy to be a part of this team. When I was a little girl, my aunt lived in Florida and always came to visit for the month of July. Since this was the only time of year we saw her, she always called it “Christmas in July”. My shop features vintage items that I have collected or inherited over the years. At the urging of friends and family, I added my own original photography and artwork. I am very happy to be a part of this team, and look forward to participating in Christmas in July. The following is on of my original fine art photos with a Christmas theme.

Hi! My Etsy shop is Gillisflowers and I’m really excited to be taking part in my first CIJ event. I design and make a unique range of mainly floral origami jewellery which goes beyond the more usual birds and fans. I research the traditional meanings of the flowers in my designs to add an extra dimension and to revive the idea of sending a message through flowers. As well as origami paper I also use paper from old books, music scores and maps. I found it hard to choose just one design so chose this one as it is a personal favourite.

I like when the people around me have a great mood! If your child is busy, what could be better? These little birds are ready to sing Christmas songs at least in July, even in December – and all for the joy of parents and their beloved baby!

Terry from MyLilCraftyRoom says
Hello, my name is Terry, and I am from Louisiana, USA. I am very excited to join your team. My shop features gift tags, address labels, thank you labels, gift card envelopes and a lot more. I love helping others promote their store and anything else I can do to help other shops.

Agnes Keh from DeStashAttic says

Hello everyone, I am Agnes from sunny island, Singapore. I have been making stuff including knitting and crochet since young. Jewelry making became my passion after I made a necklace for myself in 1996 and memadejewels is my jewelry shop. But I have stopped updating it because I am busy destashing! As I have been buying and collecting beads, especially vintage beads since I started making jewelry, I accumulated a huge stash of beads and supplies thus I am running out of storage space. So here is my destash shop to share my rare vintage finds. This is one of my rare find, vintage Miriam Haskell Baroque Glass Pearl Beads from Japan!

Hello Everyone! My name is Nikita and I am the owner and creator at ThatDreamYouDream. This is one of my Stocking Hanger designs. I am absolutely obsessed with Christmas decorating! If it could be Christmas all year long, I would be completely fine with that. So it’s been so great to be able to express my excitement about decorating with my stocking hangers. I’ve loved being able to tailor them to meet my clients styles! I’m excited to be a part of this team now as well. I’ve loved being able to learn from other Etsy sellers in the past.

maya from mayamade says

Hiya everyone! Thanks for letting me join! My shop is mayamade and my name is Maya and it is really nice to meet you all. This is my first Christmas in July and I am excited!

Louisa from OliveBella says

Hi Everyone! I’m new here and my name is Louisa from New York, NY. I just joined this team today! I make personalized jewelry and one of my favorite item to make and also my customer’s favorite is this zodiac necklace. It is special because this item is featured on this year’s 2017 Etsy Holiday Lookbook!

Roberta from FarfallaDorata says

My name is Roberta and I am a young girl who lives in the countryside, in a small village in the mountains of Tuscany, in Italy. I work mainly with the cold porcelain, but I also deal with paintings and portraits. After I started my small business on Etsy also I came my small but great successes, such as the publication of one of my products, specifically the earrings with the piglets, in a Dutch national magazine. My plan of work is my home where I cut a corner all to myself, to concentrate and give room for my creativity. My creations are inspired by the femininity but also by the nature that surrounds me. I attended a school of graphic design and I always used my free time to create and design. The realization of my small sculptures was born in the beginning thanks to some books that gave to me that showing how to create small works of art with just a few materials that could be found commonly in all our homes. At first I worked with salt paste. My creations were taking more and more lives, but with the passage of time, the yield of this paste did not make me happy. When I decided to get in the game I was looking for a more lasting modeling clay but always natural. Stumbled almost by accident in the cold porcelain is commonly called corn dough and since then I have not abandoned. I share my passion with my family who realized that I can not stay without creating and that when I go out of my room with dirty hands color, face floured and a slight smell of glue, the artist is at work! As well as my cat, the inspiration for some of my work, that keeps me company during processing.

Jessica Mancuso from GusandOllie says

Hi there Newbies! I am so happy to have found this group, what a hoot! My name is Jess and I am an Australian living in Hamburg, Germany – where I make toys and accessories for children under the name @GusandOllie. Mostly from socks, but also from fabric, both of which I collect all over the world. My shop features many sock monkeys, cats, rabbits, monsters and elephants as well as my best selling Taggy Giraffes for babies! I am hoping to add new Taggy toys to my line this Summer. I love living abroad, learning a new language and culture and spending my days discovering new things. I still take far too many photos, so you can find me on Instagram, where I post daily: www.instagram.com/gusandollie. I also have a blog : www.gusandollie.com, where I try to post 3 times a week, which doesn’t always work out. Another goal for this year. Thank you so much for letting me join your team. I look forward to contributing where I can and connecting with you all.

WOW – so many new June team members – but wait there’s more!! Stay tuned for Part Two … happy shopping!

Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 to all and to all a good night.

Thank you

Thank you to all the Etsy Christmas In July team members who participated this year.

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders spent the past year working hard behind the scenes for the Christmas In July 2017 event!

I would like to take a moment to thank the Christmas In July leaders! Please visit their shops!

Alicia from AliciasFindings

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox

Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Lisa from SpoiledFelinesArt

Megha from byTheArtBug

Sheila from BeadyEyedBird

The blog contributors wrote great blog articles during #EtsyCIJ 2017!

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday July 5th for the #CIJParty 2017.

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Schedule

Here is the schedule of our events!

July 1st – Welcome To Etsy Christmas In July 2017 – #EtsyCIJ 2017
July 2nd – CIJ Team & Wandarrah Team Cross Promotion
July 3rd – CIJ Team Leaders
July 4th – #CIJPopUpMarket #1: International Shops
July 5th – #CIJParty
July 6th – #CIJPopUpMarket #2: USA Shops
July 7th – #CIJPopUpMarket #3
July 8th – #CIJPopUpMarket #4
July 9th – Best Photos From the #CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge
July 10th – Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2017

Social Media

Please continue to use the hashtag #EtsyCIJ on social media!

We are ready with social media for a fantastic holiday 2017 season!

Facebook
www.facebook.com/EtsyChristmasInJuly

Instagram
www.instagram.com/etsychristmasinjuly/

Pinterest
pinterest.com/etsycij/

Twitter
twitter.com/EtsyCIJ

What #EtsyCIJ Means To You – #CIJParty 2017

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

For this years #EtsyCIJ event we want to know what this team means to you.
We know this team has meant a lot to some,has been a stepping stone to others and their main focus to a few.

What do you think of when this team comes to mind? What does this team mean to you?

Patty from PupcakesBowWowtique says to me this team means a chance. Since I started on Etsy a year ago I have had a few sales trickle in. In joining this team I am hoping that my shop will have a chance to grow. I also see this as an opportunity to get to know other team members and help each other along the way as we are a team after all.

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Lavender and Chamomile dog shampoo

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals said being part of many other teams I value and appreciate what teams can do for me and I for them.
Making new friends, brain storm with other artists I love that very much .
so joining this team is a wonderful opportunity for me–never belonged to a Christmas team before-I look forward to faving all of you and hope we have great season 2017.

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Rustic boho christmas tree ornaments

The Twelve Days of Christmas – #CIJParty 2017

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

We have a wide variety of Etsy sellers in our Christmas in July team, and this means we have a great range of handmade and vintage products to choose from for the 12 Days of Christmas.

I asked team members if they have an item in their shop that relates to the 12 days of Christmas? And here we go:

And here are the 12 days of Christmas!

Twelve Drummers Drumming

patontheback from patontheback says

I love Christmas in July because we’re expecting 110° plus, and I can go on a virtual holiday thinking about cool items outside my hot desert!
Twelve drummers drumming- I’ve always been a percussion instrument fan, and this fabric makes me think of not only the twelve days of Christmas, but a little drummer. Happy holidays!

Eleven Pipers Piping

How about these lovely vintage carolers singing the 12 Days of Christmas?

Ten Lords a Leaping


Nine Ladies Dancing

The ninth of Christmas – nine ladies dancing! These colourful dancing charms are great for jewellery design, card making, gift wrapping, bunting and a wide range of craft projects.

KATERINA ILIAKI from OnceUponJewelsCo says

Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.​ This necklace also symbolizes the joy of love and freedom. Dance is an expression and combination of all of these sentiments.

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Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me– nine ladies dancing. Well, we actually have 13 ladies dancing the ballet on this fun nursery quilt, but who’s counting?

Eight Maids a Milking
Eight maids a milking – need to have some modesty and comfort in these slip shorts worn under their frocks while milking the cows… I love CIJ as it makes so much sense as an Australian Etsy seller to enjoy all the delicious Christmas foods while we are in our winter.. pudding, nom!

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says

Well, it’s a bit of a stretch, but here’s my number 8 in the night sky – if you look closely you can see the Milky Way!

Seven Swans a Swimming

This pretty swan has her baby next to her and a child. The cream and gold colors remind me of an elegant Christmas.

Six Geese a Laying


Five Golden Rings

KATERINA ILIAKI from OnceUponJewelsCo says

The five golden rings represents the great love of God in sending a Savior. It is a very powerful day for me as I adore Christmas and Christmas time. It is a unique opportunity to remind ourselves to love each other, to help and respect everything that has life in it.

Five golden rings. 5 glasses, each has with a gold ring at the top.

Four Calling Birds

Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann says

I love watching cute little robins chattering outside my window and all excited for Christmas against a stunning snowing background. This artwork was done in acrylic inks and is now available as a print to complete a festive look.

I love celebrating Christmas in July…I live in Baltimore where summers are sweltering so having a Christmas in July pool party certainly helps beat the heat!

Three French Hens

I love this Christmas song. I have a wire basket hen to go with the song.
This hen is an egg picking  asket and can be used to display Christams ornaments, flowers, wooden eggs and the like.

Two Turtle Doves
One dove in each ear makes a pair of turtle doves
Two antique gold Raz Doves featured on a Christmas wreath.

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Linda from LazyYVintage says
On the first day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me….a partridge in a pear tree!
This is first in the 12 Days of Christmas series for Precious Moments. I love Christmas in July team and event. The team is a fun and motivating way to market our shops while checking out other members’ shops. I love the event as a way to up the ante in marketing during a usually slow period for vintage buying. Always helps in recognition and in sales!
Not exactly a partridge in a pear tree, but how about this “in style” galvanized bucket planter with a vintage inspired pear fruit label.

Carol Braden-Williams from SilverTrove says

This may be a stretch, but it kinda looks like a partridge.
Partridge same family as dove