Friday, November 21, 2008

Babble Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide 2008

I have some exciting news to share with my blog readers ... Knitstyle's Goldfish Cloth Play Blocks are featured in Babble Magazine Holiday Gift Guide 2008!!! How exciting is that?! I was contacted by an Etsy Admin last month and was told that Babble Magazine would like to "potentially" feature one of my items in their online Holiday Gift Guide for 2008. If I was interested I had to send a set of blocks to Babble for review. If they were selected my blocks would be used for a giveaway and I would not get them back. I quickly made the blocks and shipped them to the Editors of Babble Magazine in hopes that they would select my handmade products to be featured in their Holiday Gift Guide. It was so hard not to mention anything about it to anyone, but I am a bit superstitious so I didn't say a word.
A few days ago I received an email from Babble notifying me that my product has
been featured in Babble Holiday Gift Guide ... I clicked the link and sure enough they were there under the baby section ... right between a pair of Robeez shoes and a large stuffed toy from Babystyle. Wow!

Have a look for yourself, sign up to be entered into the giveaway and be sure to check out the other categories for more great Holiday Gifts!

Babble is a new kind of parenting magazine, one that talks to parents not just as caregivers, but as fun, smart, intellectually curious people.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The EtsyBABY Blog giveaway begins on Tuesday, November 18th and we will be "giving away" items donated by members of the EtsyBABY TEAM over the next few weeks.

The way our giveaway will work: On the EtsyBABY Blog, we will be featuring various items over the next few weeks and you, the etsybaby blog readers, will be given a chance to enter each giveaway for an opportunity to win a FREE gift. You can enter as many giveaways as you'd like, but you can only enter
each one ONCE! All winners will be selected at random and posted on the blog. Once the winner's name is posted, you will have 72 hours to claim your prize.

Giveaways will begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the morning and they will be open for 7 days; closing the following Monday or Wednesday at midnight EST. A winner will be chosen at random within 24 hours.

How can you enter the giveaway?

1. Go to the EtsyBABY Blog
2. Go to the giveaway you'd like to enter
3. Follow the link and visit the sponsor's
4. Go back to the giveaway and leave a comment about something in that shop you like. Please, only leave ONE comment for each giveaway
5. Please leave your first name with a valid email address so that you can be contacted if you are a winner.

Help spread the word by posting about the giveaway on your blog or at twitter!

Please note: All giveaways are NOT open to everyone. Each giveaway will state USA RESIDENTS ONLY or USA/CANADA ONLY
if that is the case.

***Also, current EtsyBABY Team Members can post comments but they are ineligible for the contest and their name will not be included in the random drawings.

Here's a list of participating sponsors (in no particular order)

1.Modestmilk 2.Alphabulous 3.Seraphinarose 4.Knitstyle 5.Goldtonedesigns 6.Babycheeks 7.Beadedsocks 8.Kraftyladykreations 9.Scandeez 10.Kitschycookids 11.Tutucuteandmoore 12.Zenbebe 13.Candysticklane 14.Luluswoobies 15. Littlebirdcreations 16.Thepatacakebaby 17.Boogaboobabies 18. Obabygear 19.Radcover 20.DaisyCreek 21.Mommysmonkey 22.Starbugaloo

Friday, November 14, 2008

Etsy Front Page

How exciting is it when you turn on your computer, go to and see your handmade product on the FRONT PAGE?! Knitstyle has made it on the front page of Etsy twice in the last month and I missed it both times! I was fortunate enough to have some friends watching out for me and they captured the whole thing for me. Here's Knitstyle on the Front Page of Etsy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

EtsyBABY is kicking off the holiday season on Friday, November 7th with their 2nd Annual Holiday Hunt Promotion!

Candee Cayne, EtsyBABY's Holiday Helper, loves to play Hide 'N Seek! EtsyBABY needs YOUR help to find where Candee Cayne has hidden! We need her back in the EtsyBABY nursery by November 30th, to help EtsyBABY members prepare for all of the holiday goodies that are purchased! She has hidden in multiple EtsyBABY Member shops and the shop owners are generously offering rewards!

At Knitstyle by MMC, you'll receive a FREE small cloth play block by purchasing a listing where you see the Candee Cayne graphic.
Knitstyle by MMC

For more particpating shops, please follow this link:
ShopEtsyBaby Holiday Hunt
(don't forget to check out page 2!)