Sunday, 31 January 2016

Featured Product - Raggy Rat

Today's Dorset Team featured product is this cutesy little kitten called Rhubarb, handmade by Dorset Team member Catherine from Raggyrat.

Would you like to have your product shared on our Dorset Team social media? Please share to #DorsetTeam for your chance to be featured! 

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Total Shop Review - Social Media

Well, it's week 4 - the final week - of our Total Shop Review, and we're looking at "Social Media". Ten years ago, most of us had never heard of Facebook. The likes of Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest were just a twinkle in some entrepreneur's eye! Wow, how that's changed!

With so many options out there, have you ever wondered which one works best for you and why? In this ever changing world of Social Media, we'd love to hear your comments and success stories. And why not take 2 minutes to answer a few questions on this Etsy quiz to, it may help you to decide which Social Media options would work best for you and your personality type?

Don't forget you can also find our Dorset Team accounts on Social Media including our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube pages.

Member's posts can be found by searching #DorsetTeam

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Treasury Tuesday

That's Very Me Three

My style again, in Dorset Team items! #dorsetteam on Twitter

Handmade Tapestry Shopping Bag Cream Flower Design
An English Hover of Trout Wall Hanging, great gift for fisherman, pyrography art, wall decor, country style
3.9m (12ft) - Floral Bread Basket Liner Bunting
handmade chunky tv stand in reclaimed wood - contact us BEFORE buying due to reduced COURIER options - bespoke, rustic industrial fusion UK
Flower Power Retro Crochet Baby Blanket 31" x 31"
1960s Simplicity 5206 Skirt, Overblouse and Jacket Sewing Pattern - Size 14
Antique Murano Salviati blue glass plate - Late Victorian Venetian latticino glass dish with blue & yellow ribbons - Gold Aventurine
amulet - raven
SALE Folk Art Flowers: Hand Cut Paper Cut Artwork, Red & Teal 14x11" frame
Rainbow hat,Womans Rainbow beanie , womans slouch beanie,  womans slouch hat ,Festival clothing
Cornish Harbour in Winter Canvas Print Wall Art. Available in small, medium and large
framed Mini models
Mocha Goose Tea Towel
It's a hogs life! Pig Greetings card
Moustache Cup Cozy, Hipster Gift, Knit Coffee Sleeve, Knitted Cup Cosy, Funny Gifts For Friends, Gifts Under 10, Ready to Ship
VW Campervan Print,VW Campervan,Digital Photo Print,CamperVan,Holiday Prints,VW Prints,Nostalgia,Auto Prints,Graphic Car Prints,Camper(68)

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Treasury Tuesday Theme: My Unique Style

Last week's Treasury Tuesday theme seemed to get the team creative juices flowing, so by popular demand we're going for more of the same this week!
So the theme again this week is "my unique style". Whether you're a veteran at putting Etsy treasuries together, or you've never done one before, go wild and pick all your favourite Dorset Etsy Team items....things to wear, things for your home or just things that you'd love to sit and look at all day :-)
Please use our #DorsetTeam on social media to share what you've created. This is a great way to connect with the community and get our products seen by a wider audience.

For an explaination on treasuries see here:
You can link back to the above so other people understand what treasuries are all about!

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Dorset Team on Youtube!

We're delighted to announce the launch of the Dorset Etsy Team onto YouTube!

This YouTube video was shot by Jamie Boxall at our Christmas Fair in Wimborne on December the captures the atmosphere of the day perfectly! So, if you've ever wondered what it's like to head to a fair full of unique sellers and original items all made with love then here's your chance to get a glimpse.

To find out details of our next fair make sure you follow our accounts:


And of course subscribe to our YouTube channel where we'll be sharing videos with behind the scenes glimpses of our sellers work spaces, plus shots of our local landscapes so you can see where our items come from, and more!
Thank you Jamie Boxall for producing such a fantastic video for our first #DorsetTeam YouTube venture! 

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Featured Product - Handmade Purse by Do A Little Dance

Today's featured product is this unique handmade purse from Dorset Team member Doalittledance:

The purse is beautiful and can be personalised with a name on the back.

Our theme for this week is shop photography and this beautiful purse is also a fantastic example of great shop photography! We love the use of props, wooden background and hand to show scale!

Please head over and take a look at Do a Little Dance. There are some beautiful items in stock.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Member's Blogs - Focus on Photo Styling

Today we're featuring a team member's blog post. Jennifer Grace, the owner of Happy Scatter, has a crafting blog, and there's a post about experimenting with props for photo styling here:

Why not trying adding a prop or two to a product photo or social media photo?

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Treasury Tuesday

Oh Yes, That's Very Me

This week's #TreasuryTuesday theme from #dorsetteam is 'My Unique Style' so here are some picks that are just my kind of thing! Pattern, texture, detail and a bit of a vintage feel...

Allium Print,Flower Print, Allium, Digital Photographic Print, Abstract Flower Print,Garden Print, Housewarming Gift, Gift for Her,(9)
Makower Patch Dogs Cotton fabric
Zine - What is Home?
Shoulder bag
Wolf Necklace, sterling silver with Turquoise.'Ethan'
print - narrative of exploration expeditions - tea painting
6 x 14mm Olive Green Picasso Square Table Cut Czech Glass Beads, Green Square Beads, Green Czech Beads, Geometric Beads SQU0011
Landscape Light Box Ornament
Unique Dandelions 20, 25, 30, 40cm ceiling and lamp base pendant lampshade.
British Moth Print - Limited Edition
Ceramic plant label for Plantaholics
Dance of the Bugs, Hand Illustrated Greetings Card
The Best Wines - Gicleé Print
Wedding Card - Prue & Fred - CONGRATULATIONS
Little Red Riding Hood Bone China Mug - fairytale, kids, gift, wolf
Pure Copper Freeform Wire Wrapped Labradorite Pendant

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Treasury Tuesday - "My Unique Style"

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Big thank you to those who joined in using last week's 'stationary' treasury theme. This week's theme is 'my unique style'. As the new year begins we all try to re-invigorate ourselves - now is your chance to define your style and show off what it means to be you!

Add items to your treasury that you would love to wear or have in your home, which would really show off your personality to everyone else. Which items just scream 'you'?!

When you've created your treasury please tag it with 'DorsetTeam' and share them on social media using the hashtag #DorsetTeam so we can see what you've created. This is a great way to connect with the community and get our products seen by a wider audience.

You can link back to the above so other people understand what treasuries are all about!

Monday, 18 January 2016

Total Shop Review Month - Shop and Product Photography

Photo Credit: Spirited Image
This week's theme for Total Shop Review Month is Shop & Product Photography.

The live chat for this week's theme takes place during the #DorsetTeam twitter hour between 7.30pm - 8.30pm on Tuesday night (19th January). Please come and join us if you'd like to discuss photograhpy for your Etsy shop!

If you can't make that time you can catch up on the chat afterwards by searching the hashtag or join us on the team forum.

You can see lots and lots of tips from Etsy on how to photogaph your products in the seller handbook here:

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Product Feature - Arrow and Triangle Badges

These arrows and triangles badges made by Jennifer Grace from Happy Scatter are our featured Dorset Team product for today.

Jennifer is a mum of two who started scrapbooking after her eldest child was born. In 2013 she started designing her own product which other people could use in their own projects and in 2014 took the plunge to make this dream a reality.

Would you like to see your product featured on our Dorset Team social media? Please share on #dorsetteam for your chance to be included.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

How to make your own beaded necklace - Tutorial by Lynn Davy

This month we are exploring different Dorset Team member's blogs and sharing some of their blog posts.

Dorset Team member Lynn Davy from Nemeton has written and shared this wonderful tutorial on how to make a beaded charm necklace. It has a step by step guide to making the necklace which you can find here on Lynn's blog:

So, if you fancy getting creative and want to try jewellery making this is a great way to start!

Would you like to see your blog featured? Please share a post from your blog on #DorsetTeam and we will pick another blog post to be featured next week

Friday, 15 January 2016

Featured Product - Cactus print by Isobel Barber

Decorate your home with this wonderful paper cut by Dorset artist Isobel Barber.

Isobel is a 3D paper artist and illustator who lives in Dorset. 

"When not wielding a pair of scissors or a scalpel, some of her other passions include baking, long walks, fossil hunting along the Dorset coastline, knitting, flowers and photographing colourful things."

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Treasury Tuesday: Stationery for the New Year

Photo Credit: Jenny from Blooming Craft Vintage
Big thank you to everyone who made Treasury Tuesday collections last week for our 'fresh' theme. This week's theme is stationery for the New Year. I don't know about you, but this time of year I love getting organised with new planners and diaries, sending out my Christmas thank you cards and buying some new stationery for my desk!

Think envelopes, planners, diaries, pens, pencils, back to school items, paper etc

We would love to see the treasuries you make. Please tag them 'DorsetTeam' and share them on social media using #DorsetTeam some of our treasury collections have had some really high views so is a great way to spread the word about what we do!

Please share using the hashtags and link back to this explaination of Lynn's on the team discussion boards

Monday, 11 January 2016

Treasury Tuesday

Stationery Village

Stationery and paper products from the Dorset Etsy Team

Hello tags - small brown tags - brown labels - customer notes - hello card - hello stationery - etsy uk etsyuk wedding tags - wedding labels
Hand Forged Letter Opener/Paper Knife
Miniature Scale Writing Desk
SWAN STRIPE pencil case
Teachers gift card which includes a hand felted apple fridge magnet embroidered with the words
Handmade Leather Journal, Sketchbook in Eau De Nil blue green with Tan in organic goatskin in the Longstitch Medieval style. Ships worldwide
Chrome Junior Gentleman Rollerball Pen Made with Pearl and Black Acrylic
Guitar Boy Notebook -  Eco-friendly gift for adults or children.
Peacock of Love, Hand Illustrated Greetings Card
Toadstool Greetings Card ~ Blank Shroom Illustration Card, Notecard.
Woodland Set Art Cards
Handmade Wedding Card in a box, Silver wedding anniversary, Baptism Card,  Christening Card, Congratulations card, Happy Birthday Card
Wooden personalised pencil box
Make 100 valentine hearts Black and white origami paper, dots and stripes
Lacquered orange rose journal (A5)

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