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Ten Uniquely Original Halloween Costumes Offered By Etsy Crafters

cbhalloween400Halloween is a perfect DIY holiday.

There are so many ways to express your creativity – with decorations, costumes, food, and more.

In this post, I’ll give you the links to ten very unique and original costumes offered by Etsy sellers.

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#1. Do you have a new baby girl in your life? I think this Cabbage Patch Kid costume from HeadCandy1 is adorable!

#2. This cute gnome costume from The Wishing Elephant is perfect for a toddler boy.

#3.  An elementary school aged girl would look super cute in this sparkling witch costume from PoshPinksTutu.

#4.  An elementary school aged boy would love this superhero costume from SuperKidCapes.

#5. As an adult, you can channel your inner Mad Men character and find something vintage, like this dress, from GoGoVintage.

#6. If your husband / boyfriend has a classic suit, then he might just need a few accessories, like these glasses to match your 60s costume.

#7. If you never let go of your dream of becoming a Disney Princess, this Snow White costume from FruFruAndFeathers will bring a smile to your face.

We don’t want to forget the pets in your life.

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#8. If you grew up playing Mario Brothers on Nintendo, you’ll appreciate this Luigi costume for your dog (from YoungUrbanPuppy).

#9. I like this Thanksgiving Turkey costume (iheartneedlework) for a cat (but I know my cat would never let me put it on her).

#10.  My absolute favorite is this graduation costume from PetDogTrainer. I wish I had seen it back when I had a bulldog!

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How to set up and Etsy shop Step by Step by StudioJewel

Oh bless her! Lisa Lehmann has written an excellent easy to understand step by step post on How to set up an Etsy shop. How’s that for making your life easier?

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Lisa is a seasoned Etsy seller who makes luscious jewelry like the yummy silver bangles below:

Thanks for the telling me about the post Lisa! You get yourself one of these shiny CraftBoom! badges for your good work :)

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Etsy as your Craft Business this weeks fave Etsy shops

**Hey folks I just want to apologize if i haven’t replied to some of your comments. For the last couple of weeks there was comment glitch in my WordPress. It looks like it’s fixed now, thanks for bearing with me :) **

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Most of us will already know that Etsy is a wonderful resource for newbies who want to go into craft business for the first time and many sellers have made a great success of selling through Etsy alone. Etsy shops are easy to set up, attractive, easy to use, and best of all there is heaps of help and support for sellers.

Here is my weekly round-up of my 3 fave Etsy shops. Every week I review 3 Etsy shops from a Craft Business point of view rather than just commenting on yumminess of the products that are sold. This means I will be looking characteristics like:

  • the photography
  • the product descriptions
  • the mix of products
  • and signs of marketing activity such as other websites or blogs

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This week’s Etsy Faves…

Celebrate necklace

Etsy Shop Name: Monaco

Website/Blog: Monacodesigns

CraftBoom! says: “In this attractive shop you’ll classy looking ‘less is more’ handmade jewelery. The photography is very good in that the backgrounds are crisp and clean, and all similar (which makes the shop look tidy) and the plainness of the backgrounds shows the jewelery off to best effect. There are also several views of each item to help with viewing. The product descriptions are clear and informative and she has taken the time to tell a little story about each item which I think is nice as it can have the effect of helping you ‘bond’ with the product.”

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Custom Etsy kit – shop banner with templates

Etsy Shop Name: Lolaness

Website/Blog: www.lolaness.com

CraftBoom! says: “This useful shop specializes in graphic and web design to make running your craft business easier and prettier. Items include custom business cards, ready made Etsy kits, and custom thank you notes. The imagery is fresh and attractive. In her product descriptions she puts a strong emphasis on quality, good service, and the individuality of each of the custom designs. From those descriptions it’s clear that she is friendly and helpful and her prices are very reasonable too.”

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Lil’ Red hand carved rubber stamp

Etsy Shop Name: The Mayberry Sparrow

Website/Blog: The Mayberry Sparrow

CraftBoom! says: “In this very cute shop you will find sweet stationary goods to brighten up your correspondence. The shop specializes in delicious looking handmade stamps and custom designs are also available (look out for the mushroom – so cute!). Her product descriptions are clear and she also takes the time to write a little story behind the products too.”

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As all of the shop above have been awarded CraftBoom! fave shop of the week they will get this groovy badge to ‘wear’ on their own shop and/or blog. If you have appeared on one of my Etsy fave shops of the week posts and you would like your very own shiny badge please contact me and I will send you the magic code :)

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Etsy as your Craft Business – this weeks fave Etsy shops

Most of us will already know that Etsy is a wonderful resource for newbies who want to go into craft business for the first time and many sellers have made a great success of selling through Etsy alone. Etsy shops are easy to set up, attractive, easy to use, and best of all there is heaps of help and support for sellers.

Here is my weekly round-up of my 3 fave Etsy shops. Every week I review 3 Etsy shops from a Craft Business point of view rather than just commenting on yumminess of the products that are sold. This means I will be looking characteristics like:

  • the photography
  • the product descriptions
  • the mix of products
  • and signs of marketing activity such as other websites or blogs

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This week’s Etsy Faves…

Pleated shoulder bag with detachable leather strap – Black Japanese plum flowers.

Etsy Shop Name: Cotton and Cloud

Website/Blog: Cotton and Cloud

CraftBoom! says: “In this attractive shop you’ll find cute hand sewn bags, pouches and fabrics for sale. The photography is very good in that it’s clear, each product has squillions of different angle shots, and the products all appear with items like keys to give you a sense of scale. The backgrounds are also clean and uniform which gives the shop a tidy appearance. The product descriptions are clear and informative as are her shop policies which helpfully comprehensive.

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Custom fabric labels

Etsy Shop Name: Mommie Made It

Website/Blog: None

CraftBoom! says: “In this fun shop shop you’ll all sorts of useful items needed to make running your craft business easier such as the custom labels above to etsy shop banners and graphic design (perfect for when you haven’t got the time or know how and you want to just get going). The graphics and photos are clear and attractive and the product descriptions are fun which makes them engaging.

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Sparkling Green Tea Hemp Oil soap

Etsy Shop Name: 4th Ave Soap Co

Website/Blog: None

CraftBoom! says: “The look of the shop front and the product photography combine to make the shop ooze style and quality. Tho photos are not only clear, but they are also works of art in themselves with a wonderful use of lighting and the props. The imagery and the language used in the product descriptions truly give the shop a boutique feel so naturally you assume the products are of a high quality too.”

Etsy as your Craft Business – this week’s fave Etsy shops.

Most of us will already know that Etsy is a wonderful resource for newbies who want to go into craft business for the first time, and many sellers have made a great success of selling through Etsy alone. Etsy shops are easy to set up, attractive, easy to use, they attract lots of customers, and best of all there is heaps of help and support for sellers.

Here is my weekly round-up of my 3 fave Etsy shops. Every week I review 3 Etsy shops from a Craft Business point of view rather than just commenting on yumminess of the products that are sold. This means I will be looking things like:

  • the photography
  • the product descriptions
  • the mix of products
  • and signs of marketing activity such as other websites or blogs

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This week’s Etsy Faves…

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Dragonfly Necklace by Doris works

Etsy Shop Name & Type: Doris Works

Website/Blog: None

CraftBoom! says: “In this attractive shop you’ll find very tasteful jewelry. Doris not only has a good eye for colour and form, she takes great photography too. The photography is nice and clear and the backgrounds are all very similar which makes the shop look tidy, and the products distinctive to her shop. There are also several views of each item which is also helpful. The product descriptions are also clear and informative. Doris has no other website or blog.
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Custom Christmas Winter Gift Tag Label Rubber Stamp- holidays by Sweetpaperie

Etsy Shop Name & Type: SweetPaperie

Website/Blog: Sweet Papery

CraftBoom! says: “In this lovely looking shop you’ll find all manner of customizable groovy stamps. There are loads of stamp designs to choose from, but you can design your own if you like. Farrah also stocks inks in lots of yummy colours. The photography is nice and clear and the backgrounds are all very similar which makes the shop look tidy, and the products distinctive to her shop. The product descriptions are also clear and informative. As for marketing activity the shop now has a new blog, and there is also a newsletter available.

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Yume Collection- Bag 4 by Malhuia

Etsy Shop Name & Type: Malhuia Designs

Website/Blog: Flickr


CraftBoom! says: “Jonah specializes in handmade bags and purses which use fun fabrics. The photography is nice and clear and there are lots of views of the same product such as reverse and internal which is helpful. The product descriptions are also clear and informative. As for marketing activity Jonah makes good use of Flickr by storing her product photos, and pics of the shows that she attends. If used appropriately Flickr is a wonderful way to market your business, and I will be talking about that very soon.

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Do you have a fave Etsy shop that you’d like put under the spotlight? If so please comment on this post to let me know. :)

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Coming next: Another fabulous Crafting Heroes Interview with Carrie Sommer of Sommer Designs

Etsy as your Craft Business – this week’s fave Etsy shops.

Most of us will already know that Etsy is a wonderful resource for newbies who want to go into craft business for the first time, and many sellers have made a great success of selling through Etsy alone. Etsy shops are easy to set up, attractive, easy to use, they attract lots of customers, and best of all there is heaps of help and support for sellers.

Here is my weekly round-up of my 3 fave Etsy shops. Every week I review 3 Etsy shops from a Craft Business point of view rather than just commenting on yumminess of the products that are sold. This means I will be looking things like:

  • the photography
  • the product descriptions
  • the mix of products
  • and signs of marketing activity such as other websites or blogs

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This week’s Etsy Faves…

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Fresh Cupcakes by Robin’s Jewelry Box

Etsy Shop Name & Type: Robin’s Jewelry Box

Website/Blog: None

CraftBoom! says: “I found this shop via Joanna Bags. In this shop you’ll find scrummy miniatures of cute cakes, sweets, and cups of coffee to wear as pins of necklaces. The work is highly detailed, charming and very unique. This uniqueness is a very good selling point. The photography is nice and clear and the backgrounds are all very similar which makes the shop look tidy, and the products distinctive to her shop. The product descriptions are also clear and informative, and the method of packing is also outlined which is again helpful. As for other marketing activity Robin lists (on her shop front) the other places on the web in which her shop has been featured which is great for adding integrity and exclusivity to her products.

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The Snail Jockey Print – by The Black Apple

Seller Name: Emily

Etsy Shop Name: The Black Apple

Website/Blog: Inside a Black Apple

CraftBoom! says: “Emily’s art is so dreamy. Looking at it makes me feel transported… Her photography is clear and helpfully she provides both close and wide views of her art. I also like the way that her product descriptions are a little personal, for example for a print she might state where the inspiration came from. This is good for giving ‘life’ to a product, which in a way adds value to the product. As for other marketing activity emily writes a beautiful looking blog.

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Illicit by Samantha Sultana, Ostrich and Swarovski Crystal Cameo Garter - by Samantha Sultana

Etsy Shop Name: Samantha Sultana

Website/Blog: None

CraftBoom! says: “Samantha specializes in vintage glamour puss sleepwear and cheeky accessories, and she has pop stars among her clients. She very clearly states that all of her items are handmade using high end materials so it is clear that these items are luxury and that this is reflected in the prices (which I think are still reasonable). Her photography is clear and it’s also very stylized which really suits the flavour of her shop and it successfully increases the perceived value of her items. What is also nice is that Samantha injects a little cheek into her product descriptions for example ” This gorgeous swarovski embellished & trimmed cameo garter will stop traffic!….So get yourself one & never have to wait in the rain to hail a cab again.” which again really suits the flavour of her shop. As for other marketing activity Samantha very recently was featured on the radio and she provides a transcript on her shop announcement.

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Would you like a quick and easy (and popular) addition/alternative to selling in Etsy? Read about it in my post here.

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Do you have a fave Etsy shop that you’d like put under the spotlight? If so please comment on this post to let me know. :)

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