Sunday, November 30, 2008

Etsy Homefront Team

I've been a member of Etsy Homefront since May of this year. This is one of the greatest parts of Etsy. These talented artisans, are full of support, generosity, and spirit. I wanted to highlight this great team and the things they've done for me in a blog entry, that will hopefully spurt some on looker to take a look at their shops, and see their wonderful work...as a reward for their wonderful hearts.
They have given me 2 types of support. They have supported me during this year while my husband was deployed. There were many days I needed some reassurance, some good thoughts, and an ear. The forum, the chats, and our cafemom board was always there. And this filled with women who have been there, done that, as all of Homefront are military spouses.
I was also given a ton of shop support. Ideas for new product, thoughts on pricing, photos, sales, etc. A lot of help was given when I was trying to open my second shop, Lilac Ave, and that helped to make it a smooth opening and a successful business.
I also sent out one request via our yahoo message board for donations for my husband's coomand FRG (family readiness group), for a silent auction, and was overwhelmed with the response of 20 donated items. These items were given, with nothing asked for in return, and at no cost, so that the entire proceeds could go to help pay for our homecoming, and single sailor gifts for those returning home with no family.
These are just a few of the items, I am in love with from our group of fabulous Etsians!

(also, please see the website http://www.etsyhomefront.com/ )

13 comments:

H R Photography said...

I agree with you. Being a part of the Homefront group has provided for a lot of support both in our military life and shops. It's like my online family. :)

Thank you for featuring "Manatee Kisses."

A Stone's Throw said...

I'm also very glad that I came across the Homefront Team! Just being able to chat with a group of people who "get it" is so comforting.

Homemade Zen said...

lovely collection and a great shout out to the homefront team! Thanks for including my raccoon meeko :-)

Robin@creations-anew.com said...

Ahh...Bubba..we love you too....
THis team is the best! Thanks for adding my photo to a group of amazing products!!!
Robin
CreationsAnew

smokeymountainscents said...

Great article about such a wonderful team. I'm happy to be apart of it.

Kandyce P said...

That was so sweet! I really love being a homefronter, it has helped me immensely!
Thanks for having my necklace in your feature! :)

cutesieclips said...

What a wonderful blog post. I totally agree! I LOVE the support of our Homefront Team. A wonderful group of people!

Beth said...

What a nice write up. I totally agree, the Homefront Team is one wonderful, talented group of people. Thank you so much for including my necklace in this collection. Go Homefront!

TwoSeasideBabes said...

Thank you for always being there for me too Deb. You know things haven't been always easy, and I've always had the Homefront team there to help me out. It is a great comfort in my life and I'm glad you took a moment to let others recognize that too. Thank you for including me!

Julia Catherine said...

Thats awesome! Our FRG's (for my brother deployed to Iraq) silent auction will be sometime in Feb. If your still in need of donations and not overdone on jewelry i would love to donate a little something just shoot me a convo on etsy. JuliaCatherine is my username.

MonsterBug Blankets said...

Hey girl--I just popped on to read your blog and saw this sweet post! Glad any/all of us could be there for you during times that you needed us. :)

Jen

rebecca said...

I'm also happy about the homefront team, and I want to Thank you for your article and all of your awesome advice!

jodi french paper arts said...

Thanks for compiling the shops, I will always look to them first!