Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Be an Expert - Etsy's new shop design

The new Etsy shop designs go live next week on the 5th of April. Is your shop ready to embrace the new look? You can read all about it here:

You can play around with the new look before it goes live by going to 'your shop' then the blue 'edit new shop' button. Be aware that any changes you make to the policies and about page will go live straight away, but if you're uploading a cover photo that won't be visible until the 5th of April.

One of the big new changes is that Etsy are standardising shop policies, which you can read more about here: If you have your shop policies filled in at the moment you can keep them for now, but it looks like you might be forced to use the Etsy ones in the future. And you will not receive the same search boost as the shops which DO change to the new policies.

You can see lots of FAQs about the new look that have been answered by Etsy here:

What do you think about the new look? Let us know what you think about it by chatting with us on the #dorsetteam hashtag!

2 days left to apply for our Dorset Team Christmas Fair

The spring flowers are blooming and the evenings are getting lighter so Christmas feels a million miles away but if you would like to be a stallholder at this year's Dorset Team Christmas Fair you have just two days to get your application in.

You can find the application form for the event here:

The form also has more information about the fair.

The fair will be held in Wimborne on Saturday 3rd December and will have 70 stalls from Dorset Etsy Team sellers.

Applications for stalls close on the 1st April

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Treasury Tuesday

#DorsetTeam Step Back in Time

A wonderful selection of retro and vintage items from the Dorset Team.

Grey and Yellow floral design retro tea cup saucer and cake plate in a modern style - autumn colours - etsy uk seller - English china
Caravan Sterling Silver Necklace; vintage, camper, camping, for her, chain, jewellery, gift ideas, gypsy, airstream, retro, jewelry, vanlife
Retro Funky Light Grey Star Cushion Cover 16"
Vintage Retro Original 1960s / 1970s Jersey pottery vase.  Orange and Black design.  Collectible posy flower stationery crochet hook storage
Floral tote bag handmade Clarke and Clarke English rose fabric
Vintage Handmade Handbag - Kiss Clasp, Country Cottage Cotton, 1967 Sixpence x
Poole Pottery Lucullus Egg Baker Jefferson Kitchenware 1960s Retro
VW Camper Cushion. Blue
Vintage Style Shabby Chic WOODEN APPLE CRATE Display Shelf, Handmade, Sturdy
Set of Six Vintage World Map Glass Pebble Magnets / You pick the destinations / made to order
Decorative Grey & White Vintage Kimono Silk Fabric Floral Cushion Pillow 'Winding Water'
Eco upcycled earrings made from vintage grey sunburst buttons, classic casual earrings with a twist
The May Queen - Silk and Velvet Vintage Grey Pillow
Vintage Gold Tone Textured Fern Frond Leaf Brooch //70's// //Granny Chic//
Vintage 1940s Knitting Pattern Children's Gloves in 3 Sizes - digital file
Green Earrings - Aventurine and Vintage Buttons

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Treasury Tuesday - As time goes by

Our Treasury Tuesday theme for this week is: As Time Goes By

We would love to see your time related treasury collections. Please feel free to be as abstract and creative as you would like with this theme. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

For more information on how to make a treasury please see here:

Please tag your treasuries 'DorsetTeam' so we can find them and remember to share them to #DorsetTeam on social media.

You can find our current Dorset Team treasury collections here 

Monday, 28 March 2016

Community News - Dorset Team Christmas Fair 2016

Applications to be a stallholder at our Dorset Team Christmas Fair close on the Friday 1st April. If you haven't applied already, please see our application form for the event for more information and to apply. The fair was a great success last year and we are looking forward to another fantastic event this year too!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Featured Product - Fabrically Fantastic

This week's featured Dorset Team product is this beautiful needle felted hoop art by Amanda from  Fabrically Fantastic. Amanda is a new seller on the Dorset Team and is based in Dorchester, Dorset. This kingfisher hoop art piece would make a fantastic gift, you can find it in her Etsy shop here:

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Backstage Pass

Be an Expert - Getting featured on Etsy

Have you wondered what you need to do to be featured on Etsy Picks? 
Check out this article here:
You can't submit to be featured - the Etsy team just keep searching for items to feature. So making sure your shop looks great and has good SEO is essential. You should also think about upcoming trends and seasonal purchases that Etsy might be creating picks for soon - they often do the same each year, and others will follow trends. Keep an eye on what the official Etsy UK FB page / Twitter / Instagram are sharing or what hashtags they are using which you could use too so you get on their radad!
Etsy UK Twitter:

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Treasury Tuesday

Sumer Is Icumen In

Lhude sing cuccu! British Summer Time starts very soon and here are some #DorsetTeam picks to get you in a summery mood...

summer shorts, childrens clothes, unisex short pants, 3-4 ys 3T 4T, kids shorts, unisex kids shorts, childrens pants, farm pictures, cows
SALE, Avenue of Trees, Row of Trees Print, Sunlit Trees, Tree Print, Summertime, Summer Print, Digital Tree Print, Digital Photo Print, 14
Needle felted little fat sheep and her baby lamb, made to order using a selection of wool tops
Leafy stag necklace - deer jewelry - woodland necklace
LIMITED EDITION Cuckoo Clock Necklace
Sheet Music Notes Symphony by Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Cotton Fabric per Fat Quarter FQ
Little Bird House wire wrap bracelet
Long Chain Necklace, orange beads, leaf jewellery, flower charm, pendant on a silver chain, Jewellery for Her, Spring Trends, March Finds
9 Wooden Buttons with Leaf Design
Light pink glass rose brooch -pastel pink English roses - baby pink brooches  jewellery cabochon - vintage style - pretty floral summer
Pretty flower patterned two tone green bikini top. Hand made in 100% cotton.
instant download for commercial use of a "Wild Poppy", ideal for digital prints on mobile covers cards canvas other art
Bike and Scooter Ribbons 'Summertime', bike ribbons, scooter ribbons, handlebar ribbons, bike decoration, scooter decoration
Sunset beach summer evening coast ocean waves original acrylic painting
Appliqué IceCream Baby Vest; 6-12 months
Ice cream girls 7 x 5 inch Greetings Card

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Treasury Tuesday - Summer is Coming

Our Treasury Tuesday theme for this week is: Summer is coming

We would love to see your summer themed treasury collections.

For more information on how to make a treasury please see here:

Please tag your treasuries 'DorsetTeam' so we can find them and remember to share them to #DorsetTeam on social media.

You can find our current Dorset Team treasury collections here 

Monday, 21 March 2016

Community News - Lynn from Nemeton hits 2000 sales!

For our community news feature today we are so excited to share that Dorset Team member Lynn from Nemeton has reached a huge milestone and has just recently made her 2000th Etsy sale!

This is a huge achievement, congratulations Lynn!

Lynn has been on Etsy for many years and makes beautiful handmade beaded jewellery as well as selling DIY beading kits and bead 'treasure boxes'. She has recently written a book and often makes jewellery for competitions.

Have you recently hit a milestone in your shop? We would love to hear, please share to #DorsetTeam 

Friday, 18 March 2016

Featured Product - 3D Easter Card

This weeks product feature is this lovely 3D easter card by Deepali from DeesHandcrafted. Deeplai is based in Dorchester in Dorset 

Would you like your product to be our Dorset Team product of the week? Please share it to #DorsetTeam for your chance to be featured! 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Be an Expert - Sourcing materials for your Etsy shop

Have you ever thought much about the materials you use to make your items? Do they reflect your values and the story behind your shop?

Check out this Etsy Article in the sellers handbook about some of the things to consider and how to plan for a change in the materials you use:

Though these details aren't always neccesary when you're starting out, they are good to think about as they can be a great way to support your business branding, and connect with customers!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Treasury Tuesday

Spring Greens

Zippered small coin purse in green blossoms - SALE
Small Fused Glass Heart
Leather Mini Journal: Lemon Yellow White small notebook Wedding Favour Favour Party Bag gift Spring Summer citrus bright sunny sunshine sun
Green heart pin brooch made from wood - heart shaped badge - pin back brooches - the dorothy days -  small brooch - children jewellery gift
Hot Air Balloon Wall Decal ~ Plane, Stars and Clouds, Wall Stickers for boys nursery, toddler gifts, baby shower gift, blue, green, yellow
Decorative Pillow Cushion Scandinavian MidCentury Modern inspired colourful pattern in bold contemporary Sky Blue, Chartreuse Green
Tea towel, Drying up cloth floral style, pink, green, yellow, blue original design
Decorative pillow cushion sofa couch floor outdoors scatter Scandinavian MidCentury inspired colourful green blue grey pattern
Fabric Buttons ~ Unique Design Buttons, Retro Buttons, Buttons for Sewing,  Crafts,  Jewellery Making.
Contemporary botanical lamp jade Tall Teasel design created with shibori
10 x 6x9mm Sea Green With Black Swirls Czech Glass Beads, Quadries Beads, Fire Polished Beads, Czech Picasso Beads QUA0002
Light Green Mohair Newborn Swaddle Wrap, Apple Green Knit Newborn Wrap, Newborn Mohair Wrap, Newborn Wrap Prop, Newborn Photo Props
Limited edition Savoy or Aalto green glass vase by Alvar Aalto - No 6623 of 8000 - Karhula Iittala Finnish glass - Mould blown green tinted
Knit your own mini sheep kit - Daisy
Soy Wax Melts: Melon Medley, tin of 12 luxury soy wax tarts, handmade, unisex gift, mothers day gift
Lavender cat twins

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