Thursday, April 17, 2014

Trend Report For Week of April 17,2014

WEDDING PREP

About to take the plunge and walk down the aisle? Never fear, SFEtsy is here to help. April is normally the season for Bridal Shows, Wedding Fairs, and all sorts of "I do" planning seminars. But we here at SFEtsy have found some awesome picks for weddings, Bay Area style. So if you are looking for mens ties, head pieces, or even decor for the wedding, we have you covered. 

Simple burlap decor and banners by SayItWithBurlap will proudly show off the new Mr and Mrs.

 Decorate your cake with custom bride and groom cake toppers by Chikipita.

 Make an impression with your fingerprint on these innovative wedding bands by ThatsMyImpression.

 Flowers for the hair is a hot bohemian trend that is always bridal chic. Check out DorothyDesigns

Wear your flowers as amazing statement jewelry by ImpressedByNature

 A new take on ties for the groom and groomsmen, wood bow ties by WoodThumbTies.

Stylish ties that make a statement are a hot trend for grooms. ThisHumbleAbode has got you guys covered.


For more trends by SFEtsy Sellers, go to www.etsy.com and in the search bar type in SFEtsy Wedding or SFEtsy Bridal!

SFEtsy sellers with bags in their shop can join in the fun. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter tag your Easter items with the #SFEtsyTrends, #ido, and #wedding  hashtags! We may feature you on the SFEtsy Social Media sites!


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Design Contest with Rickshaw Bags - Workshop Recap

Hello Hello Teammates!
Thanks to those of you that came out and participated in our workshop over the weekend at Rickshaw Bags in the Dogpatch!

We had a blast! Founder and CEO, Mark Dwight, gave us a tour of the factory and some history of how and why he decided to start his own business as well as what it takes to maintain production for his small factory. Here are a few photos of our tour (Thanks to Imelda from SunsetShutterbug for the photos!):

RickShaw CEO, Mark Dwight

Mark giving us a brief history of his company

Tour of the sewing floor, designed for production efficiency!

Aisles and Aisles of fabric for making custom bags! We got to raid the scrap bin too!

Behind the scenes with embroidery and new things :)

At the end of the tour, we talked about how to design and make your own custom flap for the design contest. Mark and store manager, Kendall, provided us with a traceable template for the flap pattern.  If you want to participate and can't make it to the next workshop on Thursday, April 24th from 2:30p - 4:30p (sign up here) - Feel free to swing by Rickshaw Bags (address: 904 22nd Street – San Francisco, CA Right next to 22nd Street Cal Train Station) and trace your template anytime during their regular hours. 
I hope to see you all there next Thursday!! 

Trace the pattern for your flap design

Swatches of all the different fabrics you can choose for your custom bag


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

SFEtsy Team Design Contest with Rickshaw Bags

Hello Fellow Teammates!
Happy Thursday :) If you've been following along with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest you know we are gearing up for another really fun design contest with our friends at Rickshaw Bags.

To kick things off, we will be hosting 2 brainstorming sessions / workshops at Rickshaw's Headquarters in the Dogpatch neighborhood (address: 904 22nd Street – San Francisco, CA
Right next to 22nd Street Cal Train Station). So if you like the idea of the contest but want help figuring out how to translate what you do into a bag design, come out and talk with the talented makers at Rickshaw Bags.

The first workshop is going to be THIS SATURDAY April 12th from 11am - 1pm - Come by to brainstorm your ideas, meet Mark Dwight who is the owner of Rickshaw and the co-founder of SF Made and meet Kendall, the store manager who is going to be curating an SF Etsy pop-up shop. Sign up on our Facebook event here. You can even just show up :)

The contest will run in much the same way as our previous contest. More details to come, but feel free to refer to the design perameters that Katy set for last time as a jumping off point.

The team at Rickshaw Bags also put together an amazing video of the bags being created from our last design contest. I hope to see many of your there on Saturday!

SF Etsy Design Contest from Rickshaw Bagworks on Vimeo.




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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SFEtsy Trend Report- Week of April 10, 2014



BAGS

To celebrate a special contest and collaboration with Rickshaw Bagworks, this week's trend is all about bags. Team Co-Captain Rebecca Saylor will be posting about this amazing contest later. But for now check out some true Bay Area style in the form of special artisan purses, clutches, gift bags, messenger bags, and more. 

Cute and quirky animal clutches by  CuppaFog are sure to turn heads.

Stylish messenger bags from RetoolSF will get you roaming the City streets in style.

 TheBirdBags uses upcycled denim to make a delicate handbag.
I hella love Oakland and this amazing crane tote by DawnKathrynStudio.

Beautiful leather by TailoredGypsy is a feminine take on the messenger bag hot for spring.

Sassy gift bags by SinceSass are a great way to dress up some booze for housewarming gifts.

You can always imagine you are on a tropical vacation with this tote by PoppyPeach

For more trends by SFEtsy Sellers, go to www.etsy.com and in the search bar type in SFEtsy Bags!

SFEtsy sellers with bags in their shop can join in the fun. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter tag your Easter items with the #SFEtsyTrends  and #Bags hashtags! We may feature you on the SFEtsy Social Media sites!



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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SFEtsy Trend Report- Week Of April 3, 2014

EASTER

Hopping down the bunny trail, here comes Easter. It is still time to shop some of your favorite SFEtsy Artisans for some extra goodies for those Easter baskets or even decorate your home as well! Cute and fluffy bunnies, bright and bold chicks, and splashes of pastel colors are all about the holiday. Remember, handmade artisan finds last longer than candy or eggs!

 Offer your guests Easter candy with this vintage dish from WhiskeyHousewives

 Rock a new bag by TickleAndSmash at Easter Brunch!


 There is still time to send your loved ones an Easter card by RatDogInk

Statement Necklaces are for Easter too by WooHue.

MsAmandaJayne will help decorate your party with a cute Easter garland. 

Floral soaps by ASliceOfDelight great make basket stuffers.

Do the bunny hop with cute plushies from OodleBaDoodle.

For more trends by SFEtsy Sellers, go to www.etsy.com and in the search bar type in SFEtsy Easter!
SFEtsy sellers with Easter items can join in the fun. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter tag your Easter items with the #SFEtsyTrends  and #Easter hashtags! We may feature you on the SFEtsy Social Media sites!


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuestorial: Shoe Sachets

Hello SF Etsy team! It's officially Springtime which makes me think about cleaning and organizing (exciting life!). After cleaning out my dresser, I had several pairs panty hose I didn't want to just throw away. I decided something could be done with my pile of scrap fabric, old panty hose, and disorganized shoes. This project can also be used to add a wonderful scent to your dresser drawers or luggage!

Turning scrappy into pretty!
Materials:

  • Panty hose 
  • Fabric scraps
  • Lavender
  • Scissors 
  • Needle
  • Thread

Step 1:

Cut your piece of panty hose depending on the shoe you are filling. I wanted this piece to fit snug inside the toe part of my heels to keep the shape while making my shoes smell good. The "toe" part of the panty hose is obviously the best part of use, but all of it can be used for this project!


Step 2:

Fill the panty hose with lavender. If not using the "toe" part of the panty hose, you will need to hand sew one end before filling.

You're pretty…on the inside
Step 3:

Sew the open end close. I did a fast whip stitch to secure. I didn't worry about it looking pretty or perfect since it will be living inside my shoe.


Step 4:

Select a piece of scrap fabric that will cover your piece of lavender-filled hose. Cover the piece of fabric around it and "wrap" the edges (just like wrapping a gift!). I did another whip stitch on both ends to complete. You could also sew these as drawstring bags!


Step 5:

Now it's ready to be used! You get to open your closet to a lovely scent and a beautiful sight!





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Thursday, March 27, 2014

SFEtsy Trend Report- Week of March 27, 2014


FROSTY METALLICS

Heavy metals with a tinge of frost are hot in the streets of the Bay Area. Of course the SFEtsy team artisans have hot items in line with the trends that hit the runway for the spring. Pastels fused with a hot metal or bold gleaming metallic statements all are part of this frosty trend. Say good bye to the frosty weather one last time with this week's picks.

 Invitations by 2Inspire have a tinge of frosty metallic icing.

 A glittery metallic and frosty hue is cast on accessories by Glitter Disaster.

 Make your own frosted metallic jewelry with supplies from All Things Beaded

 A statement druzy necklace by Juju By Sarah brings chills.

Icy gold dangle earrings are one hot metal by Tangleweeds 

Heavy metal circles are the center of this necklace by Pebble and Fire


Decorate your home with frosted metal ornaments by Splendid Colors

For more hot finds by SFEtsy Sellers. Go to www.etsy.com and in the search bar type in SFEtsy Metallics!
SFEtsy sellers with hot metallic items can join in the fun. On Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter tag your metallic items with the #SFEtsyTrends  and #metallics hashtags! We may feature you on the SFEtsy Social Media sites!



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