Since Etsy.com was founded 10 years ago, it has served as an excellent platform for creative individuals to buy or sell unique design pieces internationally. I’d constantly visit for inspiration and finding out what’s new and going on in the designer and handmade market. So when the Etsy team approached me with a spot in their special blogger meetup and workshop, I had no reason to not attend!
On 23 May, I arrived at the new Bloesem space and met up with the Etsy team, Anna Denise and Matt, who came all the way from London to share with us their visions, experience and their online platform where sellers and buyers of all things handmade connect. It was a great experience for me to talk to many independent creative business owners as well as renowned bloggers.
With the understanding of the joy of making things with our hands, a candle making workshop was arranged for us and we got to make our very own scented candles. How cool!
Everyone was excited to learn and to discover our favorite scent from a variety of botanical oil. And I formulated my very own scent! It was indeed a priceless experience.
Besides the meetup event, I went on to Etsy to make a few purchases and these were what arrived at my doorstep (for now LOL). Btw, it was such a breeze to make a purchase at Etsy through the simple steps and a few clicks of buttons.
Leather Camera Bag by Oliday
I always wanted a stylish camera bag for the longest time. This bag was well constructed with the finest details. I love how roomy it was when I removed the padded inserts and adjustable padded divider. Now I can bring my DSLR out and travel with ease.
Sequin Camera Strap by Nicoleberlowski
To be very honest, I had the hardest time in deciding which camera strap to get from Nicole’s etsy shop! I even asked for my husband’s opinion but nope I didn’t go with his choice. Ha ha. I got this gold sequin with watercolor fabric. Pretty!
Magnetic Bookmarks by Craftedvan
I am a planner addict and it was only right to grab some adorable bookmarks! These magnetic bookmarks were beautifully handmade, although I do wish to have them thicker and sturdier.
Traveler’s Notebook Fabric Covers by TeddiConfetti
These pretties took nearly 5 weeks to reach me but it was worth the long wait! All the little details went to show how much care and love the maker had put in and I absolutely adored these two traveler’s notebook covers!
Alright, I need to go off now to revisit Etsy! Too many eye candies and beautifully crafted art pieces to see and perhaps snag a few for myself. 😉