Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2014 SFEtsy Indie Holiday Emporium Applications are Now Open

It's that time of year! We are preparing for our annual SFEtsy Indie Holiday Emporium!

The Indie Holiday is a unique art and craft market featuring the artists from our SFEtsy team.  Our team has been hosting a holiday market since 2006! This year's Emporium is going to be bigger and better than ever!!

This year we have space to showcase 200+ vendors and we will be partnering with Popusters, a local startup, and some other corporate sponsors (to be officially announced soon!) that will help us make this show a success for the entire team :)

Although, we absolutely LOVED working with All Good Pizza, we wanted to grow to include as many team members as possible. The Emporium will be held this year at Pier 35 (the old cruise terminal) along the Embarcadero in San Francisco on November 29th and 30th from 11am - 5pm each day.

If you are new to the team or haven't participated before, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:


The Indie Holiday Emporium is an annual market showcasing the SFEtsy team members and other artisan crafters and makers. It's a place for our team and friends to show off their work, offer DIY crafting stations and promote buying local, handmade items. Here are some photos from our 2013 show:


The 2014 Indie Holiday Emporium will be held this year at the old cruise terminal Pier 35 along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. This is an INDOOR Space, not outdoor like last year. The Pier is a beautiful location with plenty of parking nearby and is easily accessible via public transportation. After looking at almost every large venue in the city, Pier 35 felt like the best fit for our team and we are super excited to be able to host our event there.  

The Emporium will be held on Saturday, November 29th and Sunday, November 30th from 11am - 5pm each day. 


Click here to access the online application for the 2014 show. We will be accepting 2014 applications beginning today through October 6, 2014.  Vendor acceptance notices will be sent on or before October 10, 2014.

We do have a very large team and a limited number of spaces, so apply early! There will be a jury process simply because we don't want an abundance of vendors in one category. SFEtsy team members will have priority for acceptance to the show. 

SFEtsy is VERY excited to be teaming up with PopUpsters this year to manage our vending program.   Becoming part of the PopUpsters community is beneficial to you as a vendor in so many ways and will allow you access to other bay area popup events.

When you apply to vend for this event, you will be asked to register an account with PopUpsters as well as craft a brief Vendor Profile.  We encourage you to take your time with this profile as PopUpsters often offers exclusive vending events for registered vendors - some of them are even PAID opportunities with very high profile organizations.  

PopUpsters is a marketplace connecting vendors, artisans and makers of all kinds to unique and affordable spaces to PopUp, start and grow their businesses. Learn more at their website here.

The SFEtsy leadership team has been working really hard behind the scenes to find an affordable and amazing space to hold our team show. The application fee and the booth fees will cover the cost of producing the show, pay for the venue and insurance and help us to run the events and programs for our team members throughout 2015. 

All applicants to the Indie Holiday Emporium will pay a non-refundable $20 application fee. This fee will be credited towards the cost of your booth upon acceptance to the show. The application fees will cover some of the upfront costs of doing the show, such as flyers, insurance, advertising and marketing. 

Each 10x10 booth is $250. There will be a limited number of half booth spaces available for $150. 

From now until October 1, 2014, there will be early bird pricing of $200 per 10x10 space and $125 per 10x5 space (the half booths are very limited).

We are REALLY excited for this show and we look forward to seeing you and your wonderful goodies at Pier 35 in November!  


If you have questions about this show, please contact our team Co-Captain, Rebecca Saylor of OodleBaDoodle. 

If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, visit Our Team Page about joining SFEtsy!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall-ing Back into Tuestorials

Well, hello team members! Tuestorials are back and we are kicking off by celebrating Fall. My craft inspiration is at it's max right now so I hope you enjoy these past Fall-inspirations!

Fabric Pumpkins:

Pumpkin Bread:

...And here is a new one. For me, it starts with craving Fall flavors then it moves to decor. No pumpkin or dry leaf is safe.
It will be me and I'll be wearing my sewing pants (very worn P.J. bottoms)
I found this recipe a few months ago and managed to contain my excitement to try it. Healthy (mostly...not) and full-on Fall flavors! The key to my heart.

Pumpkin Orzo

  • 8 ounces orzo (you can use wheat, but don't ruin a good thing.)
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (I used canned...just like Martha.)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (I used 2%. This makes it healthy.)
  • 30 sage leaves, cut into ribbons (dry is OK too! Save some for garnish because you are a classy person.)
  • 1 shallot, diced (I used a small onion...rockin' the boat here.)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 20 grinds fresh black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
Witches brew…and real life stove mess
Step 1:

In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups of broth and 3 cups of water to boil over high heat. Add orzo. Return to a boil and cook for 9 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Drain and set aside.

The smell, so amazing
Step 2:

Meanwhile, sauté shallots (or onion) and sage in butter (pour one out for Julia Child) for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add 3/4 cup of broth and 1/2 cup of milk. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes or so.

Step 3:

Add pumpkin puree to simmering broth and stir well. Add salt, pepper, and remaining 3/4 cup of broth. Reduce heat and simmer on medium low for 10 to 12 minutes, or until sauce reaches desired consistency (thick and gooey).

Serve with a side of pumpkin
Step 4:

Stir in Parmesan cheese. Toss with orzo and serve hot. Put on your favorite cozy sweater, turn on Practical Magic, and enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

SFETSY Team Treasury Challenge - End of Summer

September's Theme: End of Summer

To Participate:
  • Please include SF Etsy team members (find with the tag "SFetsy" or SFetsy Team" on Etsy) within the treasury. You can also search the team member list .
  • Please tag your treasury on Etsy itself with the full text "SFetsy Team" so we can find the treasuries that are made on Etsy.  
  • In the description or first comment, link back to our Blog - or our Facebook Fan Page
  • We will post and feature all the Team Treasuries we find to try and get you the highest number of favorites, shares, comments, and clicks ever ! Plus we will post them all on the SFETSY blog at the end of the month.
  • Do message your featured sellers to inform them that they are in your team treasury and share your treasury in the SF Etsy team google group as well as your own social media to spread your story!
 It's wonderful getting to know each other better this way, so please do chat in the comments, share our amazing community and lets get trending!!! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

SFEtsy Pop Up Shop- Saturday, August 23, 2014


We are popping up! Come out and shop local and support SFEtsy artisans. There will be jewelry, art, accessories, t-shirts, and of course custom messenger bags handmade right here in the Dogpatch! SFEtsy has once again teamed up with Rickshaw Bagworks to bring you a special day of shopping on Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 11AM to 3PM.

Save the date and come have brunch and stop on by to shop! Take a peek at the amazing artists who will be at the pop up shop.

 Check out the recycled glass works of Flower7.

 FrancesMarin will have her original whimsical art.

 Sexy clothing from DollFaceDeadWear will excite.

See multi functional items for you and your home by MultiFlasking.
 Check out the fun creations by TheHeated.

Grab devilish body products from LaughingDevilDesigns

Grab new housewares from TheCuriousPotter.

 Whimsical jewelry inspired by nature from RedIceBreaker.

 Leather goods from BullHornDesigns will be on hand.

Cool swag from NoGuns will be on hand. 

Start your shopping by taking a sneak peek in all of the shops! Don't forget to mark your calendars for this fun shopping local event! Even let us know you are coming by RSVPing on our Facebook wall!Facebook Fan Page Wall!

If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, visit Our Team Page about joining SFEtsy!

Friday, August 8, 2014

SFEtsy is Poppin' Up at Rickshaw Bagworks in the Dogpatch

Over the past couple of years, SFEtsy has had the honor and privilege to do some amazing things with our friends at Rickshaw Bagworks. Founder and CEO, Mark Dwight is probably one of the most supportive business owners we have met in our journey as a team! Nearly two years ago the team hosted our first Rickshaw Bags and SFEtsy Design Contest (read about it here!) and in May of this year we held our second design contest (read about that here!) They even wrote a great blog post about it on their blog!

PS - All the bags made from this year's design contest are on display at Rickshaw until August 15th, so come by this weekend, eat brunch and check out the bags (and make your own!)

We had so much fun together that Rickshaw invited us out to do some weekend pop-up markets at their headquarters in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. The first one was held in June and our second one was held just a couple of weeks ago in July. So far, Rickshaw has hosted 18 of our team members!

It was so much fun, we have decided to make it a regular monthly thing :) I've posted some of the fabulous photos taken by our team historian and business group guru, Imelda from Sunset Shutterbug. We popped-up, we shopped, we designed amazing bags, we drank cocktails (thanks to Quinn from Libation Lab), we ate snacks (thanks to Stephanie from SinceSass) and we sold amazing handmade, local items to our community. I hope to see each of you come out and supporting the team and selling your work in this cute neighborhood!

Keep your eyes on our team forum for information on how you can participate in the next pop-up happening in August!

If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, visit Our Team Page about joining SFEtsy!
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