Bluegrass Etsy Team Swap

Here are a few photos taken at our first ever Bluegrass Etsy team swap held in December. This brilliant idea was courtesy of Kelly and Joey Graves of Whimsy Beading and they organized the event for us. Brendan's in Louisville allowed us to use their pub for our meeting place.

A great time was had by all! We had a nice lunch then set up our wares on the pub tables and everyone was able to do some bartering. I think everyone was very pleased with the trades and we were able to get some gifts for the holidays without spending much (if any) money!

We are hoping to have another team swap in the future! Stay tuned for details!


Sew Cute by Katie Opens!

Congratulations to our Bluegrass Etsy team member, Katie Bertrand of Sew Cute by Katie.

Katie recently opened her own alterations and sewing shop on Main Street in Middletown (Louisville, KY) and was featured in the Courier Journal weekly shopping report.

Katie is hosting a special Open House this Saturday, January 23 from 10 am - 1 pm. Stop by to see some great ideas for gifts and sample some SweetieCakes cupcakes while you shop!

Sew Cute by Katie's normal hours are: Wednesday 1 - 5 pm, Thursday 12 - 5 pm, Friday 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday 10 am - 1 pm. She also makes special hours by appointment.

Be sure to check out her shop and support our Bluegrass etsy team members!

If you can't make it to the open house, you can always visit her Sew Cute by Katie etsy shop online.


Congrats to Bluegrass Etsy Team Members

Congrats to our team member Angela Latham (Spool of Plenty) who had a baby girl this month. We hear that mommy and baby are doing well! Can't wait to see some baby pictures!

Also, congrats are in order for our own Courtney Snyder who was featured in the January issue of Underwired magazine. To see some of Courtney's original collage art, visit her Memoir etsy shop here. Way to go Courtney!

Finally, special recognition goes out to Libby Goldsmith who reached OVER 1,000 sales on Etsy at the end of 2009. Way to go Libby! Libby's personal goal was to reach 1,000 sales by May 2010 but it didn't take her that long! To check out Libby's handcrafted vegan soaps, check out her Maylees Garden shop here.


Whimsy Beading's Etsy Stalker Shadowbox

Team Bluegrass's own Whimsy Beading has teamed up with Etsy Stalker and some fabulous Etsy sellers to present you with the January Shadowboxes!

Come on by and leave a comment on Whimsy Beading's shadowbox page. There's a free pair of Golden Topaz Bling Rings in it for a lucky commenter!


Our Relaxing January Giveaway!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that you are getting settled back into your routine! This month we have something to help you RELAX!

We are excited to announce our Bluegrass etsy team giveaway for the month of January, donated by our own Jackie Alberti of Glory Be Herbals.

Lavender/Ylang Ylang Bath Salts

Lavender is famous for relaxing the body and balancing mood while Ylang Ylang lowers blood pressure and promotes feelings of love (including self-love). These bath salts are the perfect remedy for post holiday stress and the winter blues. They are made with sea salts, borax, baking soda, pure essential oils and powdered Lavender flowers. This 4 oz bottle will give you 4-8 relaxing baths!

The value of this giveaway is $6.

Want to Win? Here's how to enter:

Visit Jackie's etsy shop here. Come back to this blog post and tell us something you like about Jackie's shop, something you would like to see, or ask a question about Jackie's products. If you post a comment you will get a chance to win. You can also enter by becoming a subscriber to our blog, following our blog, posting this giveaway to your own blog, tweeting it on twitter, or posting the link on Facebook. Additional chances to win should be shown as separate comments on our blog.

We'll pick a winner on January 31, via random number generator.

Be sure to leave your email address so we can find you if you are the winner!

Good luck to all and special thanks to our Bluegrass etsy team members for donating great items each month for our giveaways! We appreciate you!