Etsy 40 free listings promo for new shops

Thinking of opening an etsy handmade, vintage or a supply shop? Earn 40 free listings ( normally $.20 per listing) doing so through my promo link:

On another note, the halloween costume poll looks like a tie between vampire and pirate! Have you taken part yet?




Coupon code for May – Etsy shop

Opened up the etsy shop again, but not taking custom orders at the moment

I was going to put most to ebay with smaller starting bids, but felt too exhausted… instead, here’s a -20% discount coupon code for : HEYMAY
Valid NOW until 15th June…
Just use HEYMAY at checkout… Also, shipping promotion – no handling or additional fees with shipping, just what the post office charges – pay for one shipping no matter how many things you order.  Registered/tracking code included.

I will post updates if I do transfer some things to ebay later on.
Also, all p&ps are now for registered mail, as it’s the only way I can guarantee full refund if something gets lost in the mail. Which I’ve read has happened a lot especially with USPS lately… I really want to make people feel safe they will get what they ordered
Here’s a few examples,  ´-20% discount with coupon HEYMAY

18th century dress for sale historical clothing and corsets on etsy

18th century dress historical clothing and corsets on etsy

Inside Etsy Shop – Pics of Merineiti factory and huge office

Etsy is now encouraging their shop owners to have an about page partly because, I guess it makes it easier to differentiate different shops and handcrafters, but also to show where the items come from. There has been a flooding of fraud sellers, trying to make sales on etsy with manufactured items they get off ebay and aliexpress (and awfully lot have made considerate sales before they’ve been removed!) Etsy is still strictly handmade/vintage/craft supply but unfortunately bad seeds always pop up, so this is one way of helping to make sure the etsy shop is genuine.

About page, most of the fraud sellers have no info about them on their etsy page whatsoever. Or, they have very suspicious about page… f.ex someone with a etsy shop full of factory made looking bags had an about page stating their mother makes all the bags… I got curious, because they had hundreds of different bags, with huge amount of color choices. So, just a simple photo search with only one of the design, there were thousand hits on ebay with the same bag, exactly same picture.. supermomma? Right?

So, okay, my about page is in progress I don’t really know what I should tell and what not, but I did manage to take a few snapshots of my “factory”.

merineiti factory in the living room corner

merineiti factory in the living room corner. I dream to upgrade to more professional sewing machine… doll has edwardian brassiere mock up on, the painting is unfinished, put it on the wall so I would get annoyed and finish it, but I’ve just got used to it as it is now 😛

merineiti office is situated on top of chest of drawers

merineiti office is situated on top of chest of drawers. 

From “office” obviously my little pocket camera is missing since I took the pic with it. Oh and where is all the pictures on the wall! I switched room order recently, and haven’t yet had time to put everything in place. Okay, must take new picture later. I also usually have more than one coffee cup around… And yes, I think it’s pretty accurate there is no pen around (I see thick marker, but that’s pretty useless with the tiny notepad) o_O  There never seem to be any near when you need them, I have no idea where they go hide!!! 

Pineapple jewelry

Pineapple jewelry

I buy a lot of earrings, and I make a lot of earrings… These are so far the best pineapple charms I’ve encountered (well, if you don’t count silversmith handmade pendants, but those are way out of my league), they are 3D and their “bad” side is only slightly different from the right side. Also, I’m so happy to have found cute round anchor charms, because as much as I love wearing anchor earrings, I’ve lost so many because those pointy edges get stuck into hair, scarves… but these won’t have the same problem 🙂
Available here, also without anchors (and if you’d rather have just anchors, just message):

Print tees for fashion dolls!

Draculaura dancing gangnam style monster and ever after high repaints with their new custom clothing

At the moment there is printed tees for barbie size fashion dolls x and , ‘Monster High x

‘Ken is most likely next to get custom t-shirts, I have so many ideas for silly humor shirts for Ken…