Monday, 27 July 2015

Have you recently changed your email?


 
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Green Irish Postbox by Conker Tree Studio

Sue recently sent out a team email and noticed on the sent report that a lot of our active members did not receive the email. We're talking big numbers, ie over 400 sellers! So, we suspect that many of you have changed your email addresses, but did not tell us.

If you have recently changed your email address, would you let Sue know and also check you have changed it on Etsy. Otherwise, you just won't get emails, and may think we're not talking to you...!

Thanks
Sue and Purls




Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Successful Summer Craft Fair

After long preparations, the Summer Etsy Ireland Craft Fair took place on  Sunday 7 June 2015 at The Green Door Market in Dublin 8.

The market opened at 10am for set up, and trading took place from 11am-5pm. The successful event  offered plenty of opportunities of networking and showcasing products. There was live music, too.



We had some new Etsy Sellers at the market, like Laura Chacon with Calligraphy by Laura


Regular members were delighted to make new contacts and sales e.g. Hazel Donnelly




 



Our thanks go to the organiser Maria from The Crafty Shamrock for the hard work in making the market a success. A lot of work goes into these events, which often is not obvious to the visitors.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Summer Craft Fair


Etsy Ireland is having a Summer Craft Fair on 7 June at Green Door Market, New Market Square, Dublin 8.

Stalls are €35. Now Booking!

Please email thecraftyshamrock@gmail.com for more information and to book a stall.

Feel free to share the poster and let your friends know!




Monday, 13 April 2015

Craft Fair in Dublin's Fair City

“Our Team Etsy Craft Fair, has been a great success for members, with many getting involved in more fairs, making new products and generally promoting their wonderful crafts.“ 
 (Maria from the Crafty Shamrock, market organiser)





After long preparations, the Etsy Ireland Craft Fair took place on  Sunday 15 March 2015 at The Green Door Market in Dublin 8. 




The market opened at 10am for set up, and trading took place from 11am-5pm. It was a very successful event, which offered plenty of opportunities of networking and showcasing products.





Here are a few comments by visitors and sellers:

"Although a bit cold, everyone was in good spirits!" (CartaBan)

"Great event, I had such a great time meeting Etsy colleagues and new customers, the crafts were amazing and I found it very hard to stay behind my stall instead of admiring everybody's work!
Maria did a very good job organizing the event, so big thanks to her!" (
Quilterbell)

"It was a great day at the market yesterday. So many lovely fellow crafters to meet. Well organised. Thank you Maria!" (TimKatSoo



Photos by CartaBan


It's great to see such co-operation and working as a team. That's what Etsy Ireland is all about!

Maria and Sue have been discussing having another market on 7 June 2015, which is the same weekend of the planned Etsy Party. Let us know in the comments section if you are interested in participating.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Find Your Niche


Large Alice in Wonderland Key Necklace by absolutemarket


Take the test below to see if this will help you find your niche?

Ask yourself a few questions:

What can I do for hours and be happy doing it?
What were you great at when you were young?
What are you great at that others find hard?
What have your friends asked you for advice about?
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid for it?

By answering these questions you may find your Niche.

Let’s take the first question?

“What can you do for hours and be happy doing it?”
Let’s say your answer is working with your hands, that’s fine! Now ask yourself what do I like making using my hands.
Let’s say you like making hats with your hands, now break this down again and ask what type of hats?
Now you got the type of hats.
What’s the hat made of?

Let’s try the second question now?

“What were you great at when you were young?”
This may be hard to think of because some may say: “I was not great at anything...”
If you think more you will see you were great at a lot of things, so make a list.
See if any on the list tie into your answer to the first question?

Let’s try the next question now? 

“What are you great at that others find hard?”
Again some people will say I am not great at anything. You are wrong again.
If you look once more, you will see there is a lot of things that come easy to you that other may or do find hard to do.
Again make a list and see if any on the list tie in with the answers to the first and second questions.

Let’s try the next question now?

“What have your friends asked you for advice about?
This also looks hard to answer at first but as you think about it a few areas will become clear. Again make a list.
Now see if any on the list tie in with the answers to the first questions.

Let’s try the last question now?

“What would you do even if you didn’t get paid for it?”
This is really asking you what you love doing.
This should be easy answer as most people only have a few.
Again make a list and see if any tie in with the answers from before.

By now you should have picture of what you are great at, what you like making and what others know you are great at doing.

Now all you have to do is put your angle on that product and make it your own and this will be your niche.

by William Doherty

Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/absolutemarket