Monday, September 29, 2008

Being an unemployed grad student isn't easy. Just ask one. My friend and fellow grad student, Mandi, and I have been trying to come up with unconventional ways to supplement our lack of incomes. We've both done the food service scene, and we don't like kids enough to be nannies, so we decided to combine our creativity and love of sewing and open an Etsy shop.

What is Etsy? Well, it's an online gathering of sellers who make wares and buyers who are looking for anything unique. It's a great way to support individuals' creativity and talents and a great alternative to buying mass-produced items at commercial stores.

So, what are we selling, you ask? Well, right now, it's a hodgepodge of things, since our interests are so vast. My specialities include stylish wine bags and vintage-inspired aprons. And if you ask me, Mandi's specialties include her awesome placemats and detailed embroidery pieces. However, we're posting items just as fast as we can make them, so there's sure to be more to come.

Have a look for yourself. We're at


AH said...

supercute logo! did you make it?

Fantastic Figments said...

Just running through blogs today and I just want to welcome you to the wonderful world of Etsy. I am also a recent grad and a starving artist.. My dayjob although what I went to school for isn't nearly as fufilling as crafting. Thus I too opened an etsy shop. Welcome Welcome good luck and enjoy.

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