Sunday, January 31, 2010

Have You Met Kelsi and Emily Yet?

I don’t often wander from posting about my stitching life, but I joined an Etsy team, Collaborators in Cahoots, a few months ago.  It’s been a terrific experience and I’ve learned a lot from many of the people on the team. It’s a small team compared to most Etsy teams.  We have around twenty members, give or take a few.  Check out all of them!  As you might guess, the primary purpose of Etsy teams is to promote each other’s Etsy shops, but we also network and share tips and even become friends without ever meeting face to face.  I’d like to introduce a couple of those folks to you.
Kelsi is a multi-talented, funny, smart, and clever (which is different from smart) person.  And I’m pretty sure she’s not afraid of anything!  She comes up with some really inventive ways to attract customers.  Some of her tweets just make you giggle.  And I’m way too old to giggle.
Kelsi’s shop, called Kelsilove, is full of creative things.  She recycles all sorts of things into jewelry.  She knits scarves and scarflettes and coffee cup coziesShe sews and paints and  takes wonderfully, interesting photos. Did I mention she’s still in high school?  And she’s headed to University of Nevada, Reno next fall. 
And you can follow her blog, just for fun.

Then there is Emily.  Another creative, smart, and outgoing woman.  Emily’s shop is called NothingbutString, but she does some incredible things with “string”!  She says “whether it's beading, crocheting, knitting or sewing, it all has one thing in common, the thread that holds it all together.”

Emily’s main focus is Irish crochet, which is a form of lace.
Irish Crochet Lace is made with a very fine crochet hook and fine crochet cotton or linen thread.
She makes all sorts of jewelry, from rings to necklaces to braceletsShe even embellishes purses with Irish crochet.  She recently added crocheted bowls to her inventory. 
Isn’t this beaded kimono amazing? 

Emily doesn’t have a blog, but you can follow her on Twitter.

So, now you’ve met two of my CIC buddies. I hope you’ll take a good look at their wonderful shops.  Then stop by the Collaborators2 shop and see what the rest of the team is doing.


  1. WOW What an AWESOMWE JOB!!!! I Love, Love, Love these shops! Wonderful writing!

  2. Such inviting writing, and inviting shops. Excellent, all.

  3. May I suggest a Tweet this button so we can more easily tweet your individual blog posts? I may have missed it...

  4. I love it!!!! Thank you so much!!! I'm blogging about this!