Friday, September 25, 2009

And What Do We Have Here?

Well I do believe I see 100 Followers. I do, I do.


Do you know what that mean? Yep it's time to kick off this mega giveaway.

Real quick, let me say, I adore my followers. I appreciate each and every one of you. So this is my way of saying Thanks!

Now for the rules...
I would love nothing more than for to replace eHell, FeeBay, um eBay. In recent years, eBay has been making money hand over fist, while small sellers get screwed. Etsy sets out to change that.

Etsy sellers offer 3 things: Handmade items. Supplies. And vintage items. No mass market, bought it from China, crap!

Enter the giveaway:
1. Go to
2. Find a shop that you like
3. Come back here and paste the URL to that shop in the comments to this post.
4. Tell us all why we should go check out that shop.

Pretty simple huh? It would be really nice of you to "follow" me (if you don't already) or any of the other contributors with blogs. But you don't have to. Because it's more important, to me, that I get the word out about Etsy.

For my part, I picked a handful of new Etsy Shopkeepers to showcase on my blog. Each has been kind enough to donate an item to the giveaway. Clicking on each photo will take you to their shop. If you can, Please support them. Remember the Holidays are coming.

So here we go...

Hats Out Loud Jester Hat


5X7 Candy Factory Print (your choice)


Headband from DanaBanDs

Blog Pendant from Howdy Sailor
Featured in the Etsy Storque article.
Howdy Sailor is offering Free shipping when you pay with PayPal. Just enter LEFTFIELD at check out so she knows to refund you.


T-shirt From Central City Project

Book Thong from Beads By Nann
NOTE: Nann is offering 15% off your total purchase to my readers, when you use PayPal. Just enter the code LEFTFIELD at check out and she will refund through PayPal.

Rather than giveaway a specific item I am doing a $25.00 Gift Certificate to either of my shops..

The Punk Rawk Shop


SYHO Customs

I am also offering a 25% discount off your total purchase to either of my shops, when you use PayPal. Again enter LEFTFIELD at check out and I will refund through PayPal.


$25.00 Gift Certificate to Victoria's Secret

What more could you, my lovely readers, want?
So what are you waiting for... go find an Etsy Shop and enter now!

Fine Print:
Entry period is from 09/25/09 through Noon, 10/02/09.
Winners will be announced no later than Sat. afternoon 10/03/09. will be used to pick winners.

Winners will be announced on this blog. I will also contact winners through their email if it's published in their profile. If you do not have an email listed in your profile, it will be your responsibility to check the blog to see if your a winner, and then contact me if you are.

Discount codes will be valid through the time of the entry period: Sept. 25 - Oct. 2

If you have any questions please email me tat2missyj at yahoo dot com.


  1. Wow, awesome giveaway!!! Thank you for the reminder :)
    I really like this Etsy shop - ForTheLoveOfLucy because there is a nice variety of items. Check it out!!!!

  2. This is a wonderful blog give away you're hosting. :]
    Also, here's a link to an etsy shop that I find interesting:

    It's my dear husband's shop. He loves taking photos. These are just a few of his items. He has more on his flickr account {
    He has such an eye, and often comes across the most interesting subjects that I myself would probably have just ignored. He's also taught me a few things, what TTV is and Cross Process...he even built me a light box to use for my photos. On his blog, he has a tutorial that shows others the same method.

  3. Thank You for letting me know :)


  4. Thanks for letting me know to stop over; I adore Etsy! I have way too many favorite shops, but I want to give a shout out to one of my blog-friends:
    Down and Out Chic! She's got lovely little earrings, brooches, necklaces, all delicate and slightly quirky and many starring my favorite: tiny chrysanthemums! Christina also has a lovely design blog:

    Check her out, and I hope I win;)

  5. I think this is such an awesome giveaway offering a chance to showcase real talented people. I like this shop Gina Creates because I love the butterfly migration wall decor.

  6. congrats on 100 followers!

    i am so in love with her Amy Tote...everyone is getting one for christmas!

  7. I love Etsy and plan on doing my Christmas shopping there this year. I found this shop that sells the cutest leather mini books!

  8. Of course I love MY shop

    and I love this shop-specifically THIS item!

    My girlie C's shop-'cos she rawks it

    and oh I love love love this shop!

    ...must stop posting links...
    Congrats on 100!

  9. Oh how fun, thanks for letting me know this was posted. I love Etsy. It's such a great shop. I've already bought a few items from there, but I need to get more!! Thanks for the comment on my site by the way. Glad you like the should definitely give it a look.

    As for the shop I love: Bella Bejeweled (Twilight inspired jewelry, but you don't have to like twilight for all the pieces....some are just pretty):

    That's the link. Thanks!
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  10. Congratulations on 100 Followers!!!
    How is it even possible to pick a favorite? Right this moment I would have to say it would be Ling Glass.
    She makes gorgeous pendants and jewelry from glass. They are so well made and I have now purchased several for myself and as gifts. Beautiful craftsmanship.
    It's so fun to see all of your favorites everyone. I found some new shops to add to my favorites list.
    Biddy- Love those bags
    Thanks for letting me know about your give-a-way!!

  11. I really, really like this shop because it's something I would wear every single day with every single outfit and even go to bed with it cause it's so bloody cute:

    But then I have to say I adore this one as well:

    and this one:

    ooooohhh and this one:

    Ok, I'll stop now :)

    Congrats on reaching 100 followers!!!!!!! Really happy for you that you reached your goal :)

  12. I'm with Biddy on the Amy tote! :)
    Congrats, now you have 101 followers, I see!

  13. I don't even need a giveaway, I just wanted to say hi!

  14. Wonderful giveaway! I also like the shop ModmargeFineFinds-they have all manner of lovely vintage finds.

    Elaine R

  15. This is fun to just be a part of! Here is one of my favorite Etsy artists. She happens to live in my own town but I believe I would have found her work anyway.

    Barbli N.

  16. Here is one I found that I like. This person has very beautiful and unique jewelry that I love. Also, my email should be on my profile.

  17. Oh, and I hadn't heard of Etsy before, thanks for pointing it out to me. I'm going to shop there from now on.

  18. Okay, this is the coolest idea with the prettiest result right here: called sassafras creations.

    She uses old metal knitting needles to make gorgeous jewelry. I have one of the bracelets and it is my favorite. Loooooove it!

  19. Yes...Etsy is the place!

    Here's one that is brand new and her jewelry is so unique. I've got my eye on the purple passion bracelet.

    and my recycling - reuse - sister's shop with the most unique denim/blue jeans/levis items you've ever seen:


  20. I love to look around on Etsy but I have never actually bought anything. That all may change now that I found this green felted purse.

    It would go great with my winter coat!

    What a fun contest! Thanks for hosting!

    PS I have a little giveaway going on at my blog too right now. Not as big as yours but it is something handmade.

  21. HI! I love your site by the way, and would love to win your goodies :) well... not YOUR goodies but the prizes LOL! I love this etsy shop:
    The bat key necklace ROCKS and I love the use of watches that show all the gears when they're put into necklaces or rings. This site has a super vintage almost one of a kind feel, and I think you could find some unique finds here :)
    crystal adkins


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