Friday, 27 November 2015

Featured Product: Light box by Ruth from Satis House Five

Find Ruth's light box in her Etsy shop 

 Today's featured product is this beautiful light box made by Ruth from Satis House Five.

Ruth sells crafting supplies, jewellery and light boxes such as this one of Carnegie Hall in New York. Her light boxes are made from original magic lantern slides which stopped being made in the 1950s.

Ruth will be selling her beautiful wares at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair next weekend. Ruth's light boxes make really fantastic gifts. They are so unique and each light box has a different vintage slide. These look amazing as Christmas decorations to put in the window.

If you are local please pop along to have a browse around the fair and to meet Ruth or if you are further afield please take a look at Ruth's Etsy shop 

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Backstage Pass


Be an expert - 5 ways to maximise your business card

Business Card holder by Sonia from LAYOUTLINES 

With Christmas fast approaching it is a fantastic time to start thinking about your business cards. Business cards are a great way to get the word out about your Etsy shop and remind people where to find you. It is a good idea to keep a stash of business cards on you wherever you go as you never know when you might need them!

Joanne Dewberry from Charlie Moos who lives locally in Dorset  and is the author of 'Crafting a successful small business' has written a fantastic blog article on how to maximise your business card.

Find the article here:
 http://joannedewberry.co.uk/articles/5-ways-to-maximise-your-business-card/

What does your business card look like? We would love to see. Please tweet/ instagram us a photo at #dorsetteam

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Treasury Tuesday: Gift Guides

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This week's Treasury Tuesday theme is Gift Guides!

We would love to see you make a Christmas gift guide of your choice. Not sure how to make a treasury? Please click here for more information: https://www.etsy.com/teams/14319/dorset-etsy-team/discuss/16990487/?ref=team_page

It has been fantastic to see lots of treasuries being made already. Here are some of our favourite collections from today. Each treasury collection features products from the Dorset Etsy Team.

First up, Lynn made this beautiful treasury for Animal Lovers featuring stallholders who will be at our Christmas Fair on the 5th December.

Gift Guide for Animal Lovers

From stallholders who will be selling at the Dorset Team Christmas Fair on 5th December

Whether you're into sharks or unicorns, whether you're a dog or a cat person or a bird lover... Dorset Etsy Team has the perfect gift for you! Come along to our Xmas Fair, more details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/866031100155674/
Archival Giclée Open edition print on 100% cotton rag of a Leopard by Nkolika Anyabolu. Signed and dated by artist.
£50.00
Fox Felt Miniature Animal Needle felted from Wool
£40.00
stone - unicorn - à mon seul désir IV
£8.00
Vintage French Decor Style Cushion/Pillow Cover with a Running Hare, Laura Ashley Linen -  Le Lievre - Shabby Chic - Country Decor
£17.00
Rabbit Stud Earrings ~ Cute Woodland Accessories Winter Wedding Alice Inspired Jewellery.
£7.00
You Lookin' at Me
£10.00
Hare Crochet Cushion Kit - Complete Craft Kit
£35.00
SALE!! A fox in his trunks with a medallion. hand made cloth doll art doll The fox
£55.00
Personalised Wooden Pet Bed Dog Cat Bed Apple Crate Handmade Shabby Chic Small Pet Bed, Free Delivery Uk
£26.99
Christmas Decorations, Bird Food, Tree Decorations, outdoor decorations, Mini Wreaths, garden decorations, UK Gifts, Gifts For Mum, Dad,
£12.99
Shark Fin Shark Tail Kids Costume
£35.00
German Pointer wire sculpture figure
£225.00
Winter Animal Card- Squirrel
£2.50
Custom pet glitter portrait
£25.00
Needle Felted little robin MADE TO ORDER using a selection of quality wool tops
£25.00
Corgi Heart Card - Perfect for Any Corgi Lover! Choose Your Colours, Paper Cut Card
£3.00




Gift Guide for your Best Friend 

Made by Natalie and Jo from Studio Pickles

Wonderful gifts for your BFF! Everything from iPad cushions to knitted bags to fairy doors! The Dorset Team has such wonderful and unique gifts.
Hello Beautiful Personalized Handmade Coin Purse/ Change Purse/ Mini Wallet - Customized Gift for Girls
Sold
Knitted Adult Santa Hat, Santa Hat Adult, Adult Christmas Hat, Hand Knit Adult Hats, Chunky Pom Pom Hat, Hat With Ears, Ready to Ship
£16.75
sew-your-own   Little Flying Friends
£15.00
French Bulldog Fun Plush Cushion Pillow perfect to decorate the kid's room or for a dog frenchie fan
£29.00
Fairy Door
£15.00
Fairy ice earrings, cluster earrings, winter shades
£7.50
Deer Cotton and Velvet Animal Shaped Pillow
£20.00
Handmade iPad cushion woodland theme fabric gadget cushion handmade cushion
£12.00
6 Bath Bombs
Sold
Original watercolour sea shell illustration painting ocean beach series
£40.00
KITTEN - Kawaii Pin Badge
£0.80
Sterling Silver Star- Friendship Bracelet- Wish Bracelet- Sister Bracelet- Sister Gift- Cord Bracelet- Colour Choice
£4.95
Immortalise Your Cat in Glass, Custom Quirky Cat Pendant or stick pin brooch, 1 Cat, One of a kind, Handmade Lampworked Glass
£25.00
Letter Initial necklace in silver on 16 inch chain - monogram necklace - name jewellery - personalised silver metal alphabet etsy uk etsyuk
£6.00
knit felted bag - Irish moss floral
£45.00
Floral hanging hearts mobile
£3.99

Gifts for Her

Textile Gifts for Her curated by Lynn Davy 

Another beautiful collection by Lynn of textile gifts for her. These talented textile artists will be at Dorsetteam's Etsy Made Local event on Dec 5.

Felted bag - Very berry, stripey knit felted handbag
£35.00
Baby Pink Knitted Bow Headband, Knitted Headband, Oversized Bow Headband, Cute and Cosy Ear Warmer in Pastel
£14.00
BABY BALACLAVA pink/purple
£10.00
Heart Keyring
£6.50
Embroidered Cards
£3.50
Unique Crochet "Home" bunting, banner, garland, wall hanging with coordinating flowers, buttons and tassels. Unique and handmade.
£15.00
A light drawstring children's bag that is a great gift to remind a special little one in your life that you love them!
£15.00
Individually Designed and Handmade Bumble Bee and Red Ticking Cushion - Country Decor - Rustic Decor
£17.00
Fabric Fat Quarter Bundle 5 Gutermann Country Chic Cottage Dusky Pink and Beige - UK Shop - Craft Supplies
£12.99
Kit to make two needle felted strawberry brooches from  wool tops, with full colour, easy to follow instructions GRADED:  EASY
£8.00
Amigurumi Afternoon Tea Pattern - Crochet Pattern by DMC
£3.00
Three flower posy needle felt necklace / pendant hand made one off.
£25.00
Dinosaur Ball-Oon Ball
£7.50
Fabric iPad cat theme cushion with removable cover gadget cushion beanie handmade gifts for teens gifts for her etsy uk
£10.00
Wristlet. Clutch purse. Clutch bag. Purse, in Ndieh's Designs Sunshine fabric
£12.00
Pretty in pink - Pink rose silver hair slide
£10.00


We would love to see all your treasury collections. Please remember to tag them with 'dorsetteam' so that we can find and share them or share them to #dorsetteam on social media.