Saturday, 22 June 2013

An Exciting Day Out!

My blog has been sadly neglected recently with a desperate need for a 36 hour day to fit everything in. In January Diane from Adien Crafts and I had an idea to set up a small, proactive team on Etsy where everyone works together for promotion.

The team is working exceptionally well and we now have nearly 4000 likers on Facebook and over 4000 followers on Twitter which is awesome in such a short time!

Somehow we managed to catch the eye of Etsy HQ in London and were invited up to Shoreditch to their HQ for a workshop!

So on Thursday I went with 4 of the team to London!

Etsy is situated in the Tea building - there were lots of other interesting companies working from there too

Susannah from Etsy ran the workshop was lovely and taught us so much!

There were 2 other teams there too - one from Brixton that are a team of locals that sell in markets and fairs and have joined Etsy for an online presence, the other team was the Brighton Team.

Nice nibbles too!

British Crafters Delegation - l-r Carol from Designs by Caz, Gillian from Wideskypapercrafts Me and Ailsa from Bramalfie Beads

The Etsy bit was a desk in a big open plan office space, nice bunting over the desks though!

The decor was randomly interesting!

Not quite sure of the relevance!

Liked this!

There wasn't an Etsy one for their room but we thought these were fab!
So we had a brilliant day out and have left brimming with ideas for a July packed full of new promotions, shop dusting and other secret things!!

Watch this space!