11 March 2009

Team Etsy Austin!

I signed up on Twitter a little over a week ago to keep up to the second on SXSW info--apparently, you're out of the loop if you're not on Twitter during (and leading up to) the event. Even though my phone tweets all hours of the night (I haven't figured out how to make it "sleep"), I am finding out some very cool stuff.

For example, there is a whole Etsy Austin collective, and they're going to be set up at SXSW this year selling goods and promoting Austin crafsters! I am absolutely going to stop by and say hello to them and peruse their wares. What I think is really cool about this Etsy group is that their goal is to establish these artists' names in Austin by giving support and encouragement to each other in life and in the Web. They do meetups and are really trying to help out each others' small businesses...so cool.

Here are some Etsy Austin wares...

left: silver plated horse head necklace, from brokenearproductions.
right: marigold Czech glass earrings, from polishedtwo. (I really love these.)

left: crocheted cactus plants, from fiftyacorns. (I think these are hilariously witty.)
right: oxidized cup earrings, from adornmodern.

left: recipe cards, from pairedhearts. (They come in a baker's dozen of 13!)
right: 12x12 tiny chairs pillow cover, from scarletfig. (She designed this fabric!)

left: slip painted pottery, signed and numbered, from tinalewis.
right: recycled/upcycled Coors can hat, from ultratrixie. (Perfect color combo, and only $12)

left: Winter Warlock sculpture, from spiritmama. (I am beyond impressed--she SCULPTED this!)
right: constellation pendant, from lolariera. (I named a star after my husband for Christmas several years ago...I wonder if I could send Lola a diagram of the constellation and have a pendant made...how cool would that be??)


  1. Hey Morgan! thanks for the post--we would Love to meet you! please stop by and say hi--maybe we'll even have a swag bag left for you! We will be on Soco (south Congress) in front of Hill Country Weavers... You can find out more about our team events here
    keeping Austin Crafty!
    SweetWolf.etsy.com and Ultratrixie.etsy.com

  2. Morgan~ Thanks so much for the plug & your lovely comments about our team. Hope I get to meet you when you stop by our booth!
    enjoy SXSW,
    Beth H
    EtsyAustin founder

  3. How awesome that with all the fabulous stuff happening this week the Etsy Austin Street Team gets such a great plug. Thanks so much for your interest in the group and for supporting handmade.

    Have fun at SXSW!


  4. Hey, thanks so much for posting about our group. Definitely stop by our booth if you make it down to SoCo during SXSW. We would love to meet you!


  5. Morgan,
    Great Blog! I have had fun reading a few posts.
    Hope to see you at SXSW!

  6. Hey Ladies!!
    Thank you all for stopping by the blog and saying hello!! I will DEFINITELY make it a point to stop by your booth and say hello and take some pics for the blog! Can't wait to meet y'all!

    See you next week!

  7. Great post! Thanks so much for the write up! And I hope to see you at our booth! Thanks for including my cacti too! No one has ever said they are hilariously witty before! Awesome! :-)


  8. Hi Morgan,

    It was great to meet you today at the booth. I hope you enjoy your swag bag!