Thursday, September 17, 2009

Hello There!

Okay, so this is going to hopefully be the home for a new Etsy team I'm working on forming. There's a Philly team - but not one for Bucks County and a lot of people would have to go out of their way to get to the city, don't want to deal with that kind of traffic, etc. I know for me the city is okay for a visit now and then, but being able to connect with LOCAL Etsy sellers would be awesome. So, once I get a few members together I'll be submitting the team to Etsy and we'll see what happens.

For right now the team will be blog and Flickr based, but I'm hoping it will end up being an actual meet-up kind of thing. There are several artistic towns here in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (New Hope, Doylestown, Newtown) along with a billion galleries - so there'd be tons to do together as a group. It would even be fun to maybe sign up for a local art/craft fair as a group. I'm hoping once the group gets going that members will be active and submit information (guest blogging of sorts) for everyone else to enjoy and learn from. Information on past local shows you participated in would be especially helpful for people thinking of signing up for the first time.

As the team forms I will be adding a members store list and adding a blog roll linking to the members Etsy stores and their blogs. I will also have photographs from the Flickr group up too. I'll be slowly working on the blog layout - changing things around and adding a header.

If you happen to come across this blog and you're a Bucks County resident - please bookmark it. It's great to shop local and support your neighbors!

Stay tuned...