wait, we were talking about etsy, weren't we?
one of the most unique things about etsy, is all the interesting ways you can shop for and discover new artists and their work. you can search by material, location, color, and any keyword you can imagine. but the one that i am becoming most smitten with is the treasury. (ok, a treasury is a themed collection of items curated by etsy members.) this is a fairly recent discovery and i'm a little embarrassed to say that it wasn't until about a year ago that i realized that the ever-changing lineup on the etsy front page is actually a rotating featured treasury. doh!
i would get these notifications from time to time that such-and-so-seller was using one of my yarns in a treasury and i would be like "yay, you." not having a clue that this sweet person (with spectacular good taste!) was giving my item free advertising by including it. it was then that i decided to jump in and give it a go and return the favor. i wasn't sure of the etiquette. do i send emails to everyone i include or will they figure it out? will people think my collections are "artsy" enough? is it annoying to tweet about it?
here's a look at the treasuries i have created so far.
here's a closer-up screen grab of my most recent back-to-school themed treasury. click to see more!