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WELCOME SPRING! The New Year is the most exciting time and Etsy is the perfect place to get everything you need. Valentine’s Day gifts? Ideas for a Mother’s Day present? Or how about great accessories for a spring wedding? We’ve put together some unique Etsy products in this book to help you begin your Etsy adventure. – Georgina, Amity, Heidi, & Mary, Etsy UK


SPRING FASHION FOR HER

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SPRING FASHION FOR HIM

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CHILD’S PLAY

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BE MY VALENTINE

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WEDDING INSPIRATION

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MOTHERING SUNDAY GIFTS

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FRESH SPRING DECOR

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EASTER 161 ETSIANS 181


SPRING FASHION FOR HER

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SABLE MAUVE KNICKERS 10

BunnySmalls.etsy.com, £34


NECKLACE

gudbling.etsy.com, £53

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YELLOW TASSEL EARRINGS 12

theAmpersandStudio.etsy.com, £13


CREAM MARLON SILK COCKTAIL DRESS AnnaPopovich.etsy.com, £424

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ZOPF BRAIDED EARRINGS IN SILVER VerenaSchreppel.etsy.com, £288

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NAUTICAL TWEED PLEATED TOTE thebowmakers.etsy.com, £22

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Family Link - Silver and Silk jiastyle.etsy.com, ÂŁ97

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Norma Pants - Periwinkle Silk cloudcuckooclothing.etsy.com, ÂŁ86

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FLORAL BORDER TULLE COCKTAIL DRESS makemeadress.etsy.com, £189

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Peter Pan Collar Necklace citoyennes.etsy.com, ÂŁ12

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BROWN AND RED LITTLE TRIANGLE LEATHER NECKLACE PreskSolen.etsy.com, £13

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GREEN ALMOND SHORT LINEN SKIRT isabelamyo.etsy.com, £45

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PUFFY PANTS - CRIMSON paperfairies.etsy.com, £13

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HILA VEILING BOW HEADPIECE avaraylondon.etsy.com, £43

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White Blouse

jeannelefrancois.etsy.com, ÂŁ95

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SMALL ZIPPER POUCH pamplemouss.etsy.com, £9

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Natural Leather Backpack frenchenglish.etsy.com, ÂŁ210

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SEVENTIES FEATHER FELT HAT rougepony.etsy.com, £56

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JOY NECKLACE 28

LucieTales.etsy.com, £28


WOOL NECKLACE themesh.etsy.com, £18

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Leather Clutch - LaveNder iragrant.etsy.com, ÂŁ46

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BLUE 1970 DRESS blessthatdress.etsy.com, ÂŁ24

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Wrapped Fox T-shirt in GrEy dandyrions.etsy.com, ÂŁ24

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Foxy Leather Bag lalisette.etsy.com, ÂŁ65

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VINTAGE AZTEC PATTERN & LEATHER BAG CecilyRose.etsy.com, £18

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Floral Bunny Mini Ears Headband lunaonthemoon.etsy.com, ÂŁ15

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SLEEPWEAR OVERBUST AND PANTS poplinhomewear.etsy.com, £43

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HAND PAINTED HEELS kezbirdie.etsy.com, £81

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SPRING FASHION FOR HIM

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VINTAGE STRAW PANAMA BOATER HAT plaqueattack.etsy.com, £5


KNITTED COWL

theYarnKitchen.etsy.com, £36

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L.S.L FOR HIM - MEN’S BOXER SHORTS littlesisterlucy.etsy.com, £16

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VINTAGE EYEGLASSES RetroEyewear.etsy.com, £22

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MEN’S SWEATER

molotovclothing.etsy.com, £76

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BOW TIE

bagzetoile.etsy.com, ÂŁ18

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LOVE BRAILLE PORCELAIN CUFFLINKS MaaPstudio.etsy.com, £45

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COTTON SHIRT

brettlebratt.etsy.com, ÂŁ122

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THE BARNABAS BOW TIE dreadnoughtdesigns.etsy.com, £14


MESSENGER BAG IN FERN minus.etsy.com, £66

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SKINNY KNITTED TIE vKnit.etsy.com, £27

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NAUTICAL MARINERO TUBE SCARF UnderReconstruction.etsy.com, £33

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CLOUD ORGANIC T-SHIRT SquareThursday.etsy.com, £13

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T-SHIRT RAINBOW COLOR CUBES AliciaYolanda.etsy.com, £9

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SCOTTISH LILAC CUFF LINKS StairLodgeSupplies.etsy.com, £10


SHREDDED T-SHIRT Baboeshka.etsy.com, £30

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ORGANIC VEGAN SOAP BAR FOR MEN CleanEarthSoaps.etsy.com, £3

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YAY HANDPRINTED T-SHIRT dopplertees.etsy.com, £16

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VINTAGE LEATHER BIKER JACKET

BelleAmieVintage.etsy.com, £60

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TEOTIHUACAN, NEON AZTEC HEADBAND underthepyramids.etsy.com, £21

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VINTAGE LINEN SHIRT

BetaPorHomme.etsy.com, £26

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MEN’S CUFF WITH CHAIN slackertramp.etsy.com, £21

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CHILD’S PLAY

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CLARA DRESS-UP PAPER DOLL cupcakesforclara.etsy.com, £4

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LITTLE FOX TODDLER DRESS wildthingsdresses.etsy.com, £34

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BUMBLEBEE BABY HAT saidonia.etsy.com, £12

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BABY MARY JANE SOFT SHOES PeerieFish.etsy.com, £12

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OWL HAT WITH EARFLAPS

KatGoldinDesigns.etsy.com, £20

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TODDLER’S PLAY WATCH babybandito.etsy.com, £6

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CUPCAKE CRAYONS AshgateCrafts.etsy.com, £1

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COUVERTURE POUR BÉBÉ / BABY BLANKET lestricotsdeliott.etsy.com, £43

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LAMBSWOOL DOG SallyNencini.etsy.com, ÂŁ28

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LIGHTNING BOLT MASK iwishiwasa.etsy.com, £23

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BABY QUILT

skalabara.etsy.com, ÂŁ102


NAUTICAL CHILDREN’S PILLOW leonandcoco.etsy.com, £21

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PERSONALISED HAND CUT NEW BABY CARD storeyshop.etsy.com, £8.50

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COTTON BIBS FOR BABIES melimebabybeeshop.etsy.com, £8

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FABRIC CAT SOFT TOY

JaneFoster.etsy.com, £16

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NEWBORN CROCHET SWADDLER babamoon.etsy.com, £27

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CAT HAT

beliz82.etsy.com, ÂŁ13

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CYCLOPS POCKET ALIEN butterflylove1.etsy.com, £23

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BE MY VALENTINE

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JE T’AIME GREETING CARD ilovePaperHeart.etsy.com, £3.50

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RECYCLED BOOK CONFETTI HEARTS Bookity.etsy.com, £4

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MY GREY HEART T-SHIRT FancyBoobsParis.etsy.com, £8.50

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SILVER IMPERFECT HEART lilujewellery.etsy.com, £35

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LINGERIE RING

gemagenta.etsy.com, ÂŁ38.50


WHERE WE MEET PRINT twoforjoypaper.etsy.com, £12

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LACE HEARTS SILVER RING vdeux.etsy.com, £67

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GET KETTLE ON POSTCARD amyawalters.etsy.com, £1

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BOUDOIR SLEEP MASK lovemesugar.etsy.com, £22

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TRIPLE PLAITED WIRE 18K GOLD RING ilithe.etsy.com, £415

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CUSTOM COUPLE PORTRAIT RUBBER STAMP lilimandrill.etsy.com, £46

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SILVER TWIG RING michaelLionel.etsy.com, £37

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WEDDING INSPIRATION

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RECIPE FOR A LOVE CAKE lucileskitchen.etsy.com, £16

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ROSE, 50s STYLE WEDDING DRESS LizzieJayne.etsy.com, £1,020

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ROCK & ROLL BRIDAL FASCINATOR

JanineBasil.etsy.com, £81


VANILLA CREAM LIZZY CLUTCH

BagatellesAndCo.etsy.com, £50

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DELICATE WEDDING FINGERLESS GLOVES uniquastudio.etsy.com, £12

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GRETA 1930s INSPIRED BRIDAL GOWN rowanjoy.etsy.com, £754

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SUMMER ROMANCE KNICKERS IN AQUA littlesisterlucy.etsy.com, £10

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SOMETHING OLD AND BLUE GARTER joliejye.etsy.com, £26

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BRIDAL BOUQUET HANDMADE SILK FLOWERS 106

hairbowswonderworld.etsy.com, £262


WHITE COTTON BRA LoveBabyGrand.etsy.com, £42

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PEEP BAG, ECO-FRIENDLY EVENING PURSE maimy.etsy.com, £46

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GARDEN PRINCESS BRIDAL HEADBAND sibodesigns.etsy.com, £53

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LARGE DAISY WEDDING PARTY FAVOR BOX Pierrepont.etsy.com, £1


BIG HEARTS - CONFETTI BOLD PINK inkcafe.etsy.com, £2

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MISTRESS KNICKERS PERSONALISED MistressCollection.etsy.com, £37

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GIRL AND BOY PILLOW CASES jennidesmond.etsy.com, £23

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MOTHERING SUNDAY GIFTS

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TURQUOISE RING naventin.etsy.com, £73

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ILEMI PARIS LEATHER BAG ilemi.etsy.com, £308

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BUBBLING SUGAR SCRUB FuturePrimitive.etsy.com, £7

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home is where the heart is siebenmorgen.etsy.com, ÂŁ13

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PLEATED RIBBON NECKLACE maneggi.etsy.com, £23


Navy cotton t-shirt LeBestiaire.etsy.com, ÂŁ51

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VANILLA ROSE TIN CANDLE Onestoppampershop.etsy.com, £3


Sassame Triangular Cotton Scarf creaky.etsy.com, ÂŁ38.50

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BANQUISE FEATHER AMULET NECKLACE dianepaganpoetry.etsy.com, £115

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CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT MUG ShebboDesign.etsy.com, £36

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FRESH SPRING DECOR Photo: GoGoBerlinette

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MOSS BRUSH birribe.etsy.com, ÂŁ15

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LAVENDER SACHETS - SET OF 2 namolio.etsy.com, £12

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SERVING TRAY

UtopiaHomeAndGarden.etsy.com, £26

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HAND PRINTED GUINEA FOWL APRON stephaniecoleDESIGN.etsy.com, £19

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ORGANIC COTTON TOTE BAG ecofriendlybeauty.etsy.com, £16

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BAMBOO PUZZLE LAPTOP STAND greentunadesign.etsy.com, £53.50

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LARGE CERAMIC POURING JUG IN SPECKLED BLUE littlewrenpottery.etsy.com, £13

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PERSONALISED LANTERNS HannahNunn.etsy.com, £86

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SEED BOMBS

Ahoimeise.etsy.com, £8.50 136


THROW PILLOW COVER - FOREST Justineellis.etsy.com, £37

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HEN EGG COZY

annerstreet4home.etsy.com, ÂŁ9

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UPCYCLED JUMPER FLOOR CUSHION littlemissloolies.etsy.com, £43

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FOUR TIER BEE HOTEL Wudwerx.etsy.com, £38.50

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3 SEEDBOMS

kabloom09.etsy.com, £8

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AGAVE TREE RUBBER STAMP karamelo.etsy.com, £10

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YELLOW ORANGE FLOWER COASTERS marimartin.etsy.com, £13

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CERAMIC BOWL

PrinceDesignUK.etsy.com, £50

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PYGMY RAINCLOUD CUSHION COVER pygmycloud.etsy.com, £14

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PEPPERMINT COLD PROCESS SOAP 146

TheSoapTrail.etsy.com, £6


PORCELAIN DISH seaurchin.etsy.com, £53

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RED MOROCCAN TILE MUG HelenRawlinson.etsy.com, £8.50

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BONE CHINA MUG IN BLACK

summersville.etsy.com, £6

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ZAKKA WOODEN APPLE BUTTONS SewRealicoul.etsy.com, £1

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HAND MADE RUBBER BIRD STAMP mireillebeneker.etsy.com, £4

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MODERN PILLOW paleolochic.etsy.com, ÂŁ14


PLACEMATS AND NAPKINS ladaridari.etsy.com, £21

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GARDEN VEGETABLE MARKERS UtopiaHomeAndGarden.etsy.com, £13

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HAPPY GARDENING - POSTER magalerie.etsy.com, £16

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PORCELAIN FLOOR LAMP LaPetiteEcharlotte.etsy.com, £175

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PAPER LANTERN HANGING LAMPSHADE NaturallyHeartfelt.etsy.com, £40

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DOT DOT DOT HANDPAINTED MUG oelwein.etsy.com, £9.50

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THE DOE (POSTCARD) lilimandrill.etsy.com, ÂŁ2

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EASTER

Photo: TheJunkPhenomena


HANDCRAFTED WICKER BASKET junkshopUK.etsy.com, £32.50

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OVERSIZE VINTAGE STRAW ITALIAN BOATER HAT edieweeks.etsy.com, £25

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3 WOOL FELTED EGGS woolicious.etsy.com, £12

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NATURAL LINEN WHITE TOP byAgnes.etsy.com, £21

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DRESS BABY DAYLIE

berlinerkindermoden.etsy.com, ÂŁ47

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MUSTARD PLUSH HEDGEHOG sabahnur.etsy.com, £10

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TUESDAYS TREES DOLLY DRESS milamoo1.etsy.com, £90

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1970 VINTAGE WHITE WEDGES FromEveWithLove.etsy.com, £22

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WHITE FLORAL BLOUSE VikingX.etsy.com, £16

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BIG SUN HAT IN LILAC pselling.etsy.com, £117

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TWO PERSONALISED PORCELAIN EASTER EGG DECORATIONS joheckett.etsy.com, £21

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LITTLE BUNNY RING SarahBirtJewellery.etsy.com, £25

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BROOCH - HARE HEAD murgatroydandbean.etsy.com, £15


SOFT BROWN BUNNY WATERCOLOR eastwitching.etsy.com, £26

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Shoe Clips - Sweet Rococo rosesandruins.etsy.com, ÂŁ14


VINTAGE WOODEN EASTER EGGS Roberlina.etsy.com, £4

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SINGLE MALT AND DARK CHOCOLATE BOUQUET LOLLIPOPS ZukrBoutique.etsy.com, £24

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SALTED CARAMEL AND DARK CHOCOLATE ZukrBoutique.etsy.com, £5

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ETSY IS THE MARKETPL ACE WE MAKE TOGETHER —

We enable people anywhere to easily build and directly exchange with independent, creative businesses. We’re on a mission to craft the new economy where self-sufficiency, durability, and wellbeing are the key measures of success.


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FEATURED SELLER: JANE FOSTER Apart from creating things, what do you do? I’m a very busy mum with a 3-year-old daughter. I do lots of mum and child things around my work, see friends, visit local farms, and like to go to the beach. I play the piano and love making up songs for my daughter to dance to. What would be the title of your memoir? Follow Your Dream. It sounds a bit corny but for years I wanted to carve out a different career from teaching as I knew teaching would burn me out eventually. I visualized becoming self-employed and working from home so I could spend time with my daughter and do something I really enjoyed. I wasnʼt entirely sure how it was going to happen but I took very small steps each day in the right direction. I regularly wrote in a notebook of all the things I wanted to achieve. The list included both small goals and larger ones —ones that at the time seemed way out of my league. One goal was to get my work into Habitat and miraculously it happened the week I became a mum! Where does your inspiration come from? My inspiration comes from several sources: designs from the ’50s and ’60s, Scan-

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dinavian design, bits from my parents and simple illustrations from illustrators such as Dick Bruna. Who has been most influential in your craft? My partner Jim has been the most influential in my craft as he’s always believed in me, encouraged me to leave teaching and is always a good, fair critic. When did you know you were an artist/maker? Although I’ve made things and enjoyed being artistic ever since I was a child, I didn’t know I was an artist/maker until I started to sell things I’d made and continued to do so. I couldn’t really believe it and felt pretty uncomfortable about selling things initially. It was all so new to me because I’d spent five years in music college training to be a music teacher and not an artist. I felt guilty at first that I wasn’t using the skills I’d been trained to use!

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How would you describe your creative process? My creative process is pretty spontaneous. I go into a cafe and draw a design onto paper. I don’t usually do many versions and the process happens quite quickly. At first I use a 2B pencil and then I go over the design in a black ink pen before rubbing the pencil lines out.


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If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be? I’d love to peek into the studio of Lucienne Day, famous for her ’50s textiles. I love her designs and style. What handmade possession do you most cherish? The handmade possession I most cherish is a small painted child’s wooden horse on wheels that my dad made when I was very young. It’s painted red and white and the wheels go round. He had six nieces and six nephews and gave one to each for Christmas! Where would you like to be in ten years? In ten years time I would like to be designing fabrics for IKEA or Marimekko and also other items such as storage tins, mugs and trays. I also see myself still working in my studio, making items from the fabrics I collect and still doing the odd bit of screen printing, which I can’t ever imagine getting tired of. janefoster.etsy.com 187


Open Studio Tour: HelenRawlinson What’s your name and what do you make? My name is Helen Rawlinson and I’m a textile designer. I hand screen print all my designs and make a range of interior products and accessories. My lighting range is where it all began!

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Where is your studio situated? Stoke Newington, Hackney in the East End of London. It’s a magical hideaway, situated just off a busy main road. Built in the Victorian era, the building was originally an old chocolate factory until 1959. My landlord, Keith Ashley, bought the derelict property in 1994 and converted it into artist studios, including one for himself. The new Chocolate Factory was born and after a further extension in 2007, it now houses 27 studios of creativity. It’s set around a pretty cobbled yard with hanging baskets and potted plants of all sizes dotted here and there. Hard to believe you are in the middle of London once you’re inside its large steel gates. I feel very lucky to be part of a community like this. It’s so nice to be able to pop outside for a chat with whoever is around that day.


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Do you think your studio reflects your personality? How so? Very much so. I’m very untidy and that’s what hits you most mornings. There’s stuff everywhere, including my son’s toys which merge with everything else and often turn up as props in my photos. I’d love to have a clean white space, with everything in its place. I almost get there when we all tidy up for our biannual open studio events, but it soon goes back to chaos. I’m a complete hoarder, so if there’s no room at home, it comes here. When did you decide that you needed a studio? As soon as I left the Royal College of Art, I rented a studio with a couple of friends. I had some great interest from my final show and received some commissions. I had to make a decision to leave when my friends moved on to full-time employment. The Chocolate Factory was walking distance from my home and the studio spaces had just become available. I couldn’t resist.

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Did you make any sacrifices to create your studio? At first I missed the exercise with cycling to work as my previous studio was closer to Central London. This was also great for heading off to “town” in the evening. However, the convenience of being just around the corner from home, cheaper rent and the general vibe of my new studio setting, far outweighed these minor


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changes. I now cycle with my son to school on the way to work and I’ve realised that going out becomes a much more local affair as family life takes over. What is you favorite tool in your workspace? I’m torn between my two trades of screen printing and machine embroidery. I picked up a small vintage squeegee at a street stall on the famous Brick Lane many years ago; it’s been my printing partner ever since and I treasure it. My old Bernina sewing machine, on the other hand, is my stitching work horse. It’s plowed through many a lampshade and just keeps chugging on and I love the design. Is there anything you would add to your work space? A pinboard. I’ve covered the walls with so many shelves that I don’t really have a spot for all the notes and ephemeral inspiration that cloud my desk space. My studio has grown in a very haphazard, organic way over the years. I’d love to have a big clear out and start again, it’s just a case of finding the time. Where do you find all of the objects that decorate your studio? The vinyl winged chair that sits by the doors, I found dumped on our street. My old desk came out of a skip from college days. The little mirror cabinet which sits

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above my sink is currently on a 15 year loan from a friend. The old tin rocking horse tucked away on a top shelf also belongs to a friend who seems to have forgotten all about it. The bright patterned floor mats I bought in Mauritius. I love car boot sales, so the rest of my nik naks come from Sunday morning browsings and charity shops. What object in your studio inspires you the most? It can be anything from the inside of an envelope to a well thumbed book, a vintage toy to an old CD cover, whatever catches my eye that day. How do your studio surroundings inspire your work? I printed Look Left / Look Right tee shirts for my son, inspired by the traffic signs painted on the road going to and from work every day. My first lampshade design for Heal’s department store was from leaves picked up in a local street. You never can guess where the next idea will come from but I think you draw on your surroundings wherever you are. Is there something in your studio that has a great story behind it? My screenprint exposure unit sits quietly at the back of the studio on its chunky castors and glides along in a feather-like fashion whenever it needs a push. It was

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a chance purchase from a friend who was moving out of London and selling up. I was so excited about it, I didn’t think about the logistics of actually getting it into my first floor studio. It arrived one day in a large van and three massive men struggled and sweated to get it up the open metal staircase. I watched holding my breath at the top as it slowly advanced and the whole stairway trembled and sagged under the weight. For weeks I had mad thoughts of it crashing through to the floor below. I think it’s destined never to leave this studio, unless in bits, as I don’t think I could bear to go through all that again. helenrawlinson.etsy.com

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ETSY’S BEGINNING —

Etsy was conceived by Rob Kalin in early 2005. A painter, carpenter, and photographer, Rob found there was no viable marketplace to exhibit and sell his creations online – other E-commerce sites having become too inundated with overstock electronics and broken appliances. Ever industrious, he, along with Chris Maguire and Haim Schoppik, designed the site, wrote the code, assembled the servers, spliced the cables, and launched Etsy on June 18th, 2005 after only three sleepless months.

ETSY LABS —

The Etsy Labs are our educational and event spaces for the D.I.Y and artist communities in Brooklyn and Berlin. They are home to regular, free events and workshops that focus on teaching people how to make things. From screenprinting and knitting, to photography and bike repair. The Etsy Labs are there to help you connect with the creative community and learn everything you need to do it yourself. Etsy Labs exist also as regular pop-up events in Hamburg, Munich, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Portland, OR, and San Francisco, CA.


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ETSY STATS —

ACTIVE SHOPS Over 800,000 UNIQUE VISITORS Monthly - 25 Million COUNTRIES with annual transactions - 150 PAGE VIEWS Monthly - over 1 Billion ITEMS LISTED Over 11 Million SALES IN 2011 THROUGH SEPTEMBER $357.6 Million


PRESS CONTACT Georgina Blain gblain@etsy.com


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