Ash from Kelly Drive is part of the SF Etsy Leadership Team. As one of the Blog Coordinators, she helps things run smoothly, assists with the Friday Feature interviews, and keeps the info up to date here at the blog. She says, "I'm a Philly girl who recently relocated to San Francisco! Kelly Drive is the name of the windy road behind the Philadelphia Art Museum which exudes classic and magical beauty. My shop is a homage to this strong, yet whimsical feeling experienced by so many. I love building clothing; the challenge and the excitement." Her favorite item in her shop is this lovely Scalloped Petal Top in Cranberry:
Jen is also on the SF Etsy Leadership Team. She works with Ash as a Blog Coordinator and posts Friday Features as well as general team news here at the team blog. Jen is the Mama in Mama's Magic Studio, and she spends much of her time with for her 5 year old daughter and 7 year old son. She's happily married to her best friend, and when she's not crafting or hanging out with her family, she usually has her nose in a book. Jen's favorite items in her shop are the Family Symbol Bird's Nest Pendants, which can be custom designed to represent a special brood.
Katy of Katy Atchison Illustration posts Tuestorials and Inspired by Handmade columns, and her favorite item in her shop is this Giraffe Birthday Balloon Invitation:
SF Etsy Leadership Team, as Co-Captain. She says, "I keep my smile bright and keep myself giggling by creating illustrations, paintings and stationery that makes your heart happy. My art is whimsical and fun! Known around town for the flower I always wear in my hair, I started a small line of hair pieces and jewelry also (officially under the name Betty and Beth Buttons)! I sell them all in my Etsy shop, at a local ice cream shop called Three Twins and a couple other amazing boutiques in San Francisco. I'll be posting something inspiring every week. Whether it's a tutorial on how to make something at home...or a grouping of work that will kick start your brain into thinking of new and exciting concepts and ideas."
Co-Captain Steph of Nerd Jerk is another amazingly talented member of the SF Etsy Leadership Team. She is SF Etsy's "Roving Reporter," and you'll find her smiling face at many local events. Her favorite item in her shop is this BOOBS Calculator Cover, about which she says, "It's incredibly silly and kind of represents my sense of childish, nerdy humour."
We are delighted to have team leader Even of Nadene writing the "Asking Even" column as well as the Treasury Team challenges. Her favorite item is this Cedar Facet Geo Wood Ring.
Dorothy, of Dorothy Designs, helps to get traffic to the blog by posting our new articles at our team Facebook page, along with a personalized teaser to pique interest. Dorothy's favorite item in her shop is this Sapphire Silk flower pin.
Dorothy took a seminar on making ribbon roses almost 2 years ago and she was hooked. She started turning out fabric flower pins and hair clips and opened an Etsy shop in January of 2010. She appreciates all the support that the SF Etsy Team provides and is glad to be able to make a contribution.
Claire of Embergrass helps out at the blog by keeping us up to date about the ever-popular Tuesday SF Etsy Team Twitter Chats. Her favorite (and most popular) item in her shop is her Sundrops Copper Stud Earrings:
Stephanie of SinceSass is the crafty mind and writer behind the article Tuestorials. Her favorite item in her shop is this Glitter Vinyl Zipper Pouch:
Stephanie says, "Born and raised in Las Vegas, I moved to San Francisco 10 years ago and find myself constantly inspired by the people, landscape and opportunities. I started sewing when I was 11 and this has always been my main source of creating things. My shop, SinceSass, is retro style mixed with a dash of sass to make unique accessories for everyday use. I believe an item I make should last a long time and make you smile every time you look at it. I'm excited to be part of the SF Etsy team and look forward to sharing many crafty how-tos!"
Akiyo from My Dear Darling is the lady behind the look here at the blog. Though no longer a member of SF Etsy because she moved out of the area, we remain thankful to her for designing our beautiful banner and logo graphics and putting together our nifty layout!
SF Etsy is so lucky to have such talent in its members, and we always welcome new folks and fresh ideas to the blog team. So if you have a notion about what you'd like to see us write about or would like to help out, let us know!