Friday, December 31, 2010

Meet: Pink Velvet Bird!

Finally and fabulously, we have for you Friday's new Vegan Etsy Team member, on this glorious eve of the New Year. And who is it? None other than Pink Velvet Bird! You'll love this shop for all things ribbon, trim, and bright color. And you'll also love their eponymous blog, which is highly entertaining. Stop by both places and say hello! And make the shop your favorite - you wouldn't want to forget it, now would you?

Sew-on Rose Trim
at Pink Velvet Bird

Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon
at Pink Velvet Bird

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Meet: The Peaceful Baker!

I've got three words for you: More! Vegan! Cupcakes! Meet Thursday's new Vegan Etsy Team member, The Peaceful Baker! (Only appropriate for Vegan Cupcake Thursday, you know.) You probably already know that I get pretty excited whenever a new sweetsmaker joins the team, and this shop is no exception. I can't wait to try Amanda's goodies (and I know they'll be fresh since she bakes and ships on the same day an order is made). I'm sure you can't either, so shop away, and don't forget to add her to your faves!

Vanilla Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting
from The Peaceful Baker

Banana Bread Muffins
from The Peaceful Baker

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Meet: Pansy Maiden!

Wednesday's new member will be a thrill for all of us who covet bags (so, um, all of us?): meet new Vegan Etsy Team member Laura of Pansy Maiden! From the horse's mouth: "Our mission is to create attractive, sustainable, cruelty-free bags in a socially responsible manner." Mission success! These bags are gorgeous, and of course all vegan! So get your shop on, and click that heart. :D

Pansy Maiden "Weekender" bag in black/ivory with mandarin trim

Pansy Maiden bowed shoulder bag in champagne "microsuede"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Meet: Ottoline's Oddities!

If you love vintage odds and ends and animal rights, then boy do we have the shop for you! Meet Tuesday's new member: Ottoline's Oddities! Ottoline is working hard to bring you the finest bits and bobbles of (vegan) ephemera around. Even better, 10% of monthly proceeds goes to Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary! So have fun perusing, and don't forget to click that heart!

Sushi Rings
from Ottoline's Oddities

Vintage Novel Advertisements
from Ottoline's Oddities

Monday, December 27, 2010

Meet: The Crafty Bandit!

Today we are happy to introduce to you Monday's new member: The Crafty Bandit! The adorable antics of this shop will have you in stitches - really fine stitches too, by the look of this craftspersonship. Stop by and don't forget to make this shop your new fave!

Cupcake Bunny Toddler Shirt
from The Crafty Bandit

Raccoon Bandit Relief Print
from The Crafty Bandit

Sunday, December 26, 2010

New Member Bonanza!!!

In the past week, we have been lucky enough to induct five, count them FIVE, new Vegan Etsy Team members! This week we'll be introducing them to you, one on each day. Each shop is fun, unique, and of course completely VEGAN. Excited? We are! So stay tuned...

Monday, December 20, 2010

VET Giveaway on!!

Do you dream of winning a Vegan Etsy Team grab bag? Well now's your chance! This week's VegWeb Weekly Giveaway boasts a prize of just that - a prize pack jammed full of VET goodies. For a chance to win, you must enter by Midnight on Tuesday 12/21, so hurry!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A new artist on the Vegan Etsy Team!

Meet Colby Krolak, the newest member of the team! She is a wildlife artist with a beautiful mission statement:
I am a Wildlife & Animal Artist. Whether it is the cheerful story of a frolicsome chipmunk or the legacy of a vanishing species, I intend to illustrate each creature’s personality, beauty and worth. I believe there is always something to learn from the wild and always room to grow as an artist. With my art, I hope to convey my love and respect for wildlife and encourage humans of all ages to appreciate and learn from the natural world around them.
Colby's designs are available for purchase as individual works of art, and are also printed on t-shirts to wear with pride!

African Lovebirds Digital Painting by Colby Krolak

"Jareth" Barn Owl Scratchboard by Colby Krolak

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

And the winner is...

Vegan Soap Kitchen!! Congratulations on winning the November Great Vegan Etsy Giveaway!! You will soon receive your prize package of goodies from various VET members!

Thanks once again to everyone for your wonderful entries. It was great to see the wide range of reasons that inspire people to become and stay vegan - there are so many of them!

We'll have another giveaway soon, and of course we post frequently with many other interesting features and team happenings, so check back often!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gifts Under $10!

If you're looking for beautiful handmade gifts that are also budget friendly, look no further than the Vegan Etsy Team!  A quick search on Etsy for items from our team $9.50 and under yields 1,117 results!  Here are just a few of my favorites:

Gothic Purple Rose Ring from Starrlight Jewelry:

Utopia All-Over Lotion from Twig and Leaf Botanicals:

Lavender Sweet Orange Soap from Daisy Wares:

Woodland Deer Pin Set from my shop, Vegancraftastic:

-kala (vegancraftastic)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

GVEG, V Spot Holiday Market, and holyohmygosh it's December!

Well everyone, we can't believe it either, but it's DECEMBER! That means that Hanukkah begins tonight, and Christmas is just around the corner. It also means that as of this morning, the November Great Vegan Etsy Giveaway is officially closed! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful entries! We will be selecting a winner at random and making the announcement this Saturday, so good luck to you all!!

It ALSO means that the Holiday Market at V Spot featuring wares from Vegan Etsy Team sellers opens in just TWO DAYS!! We are so excited about this project; it's really going to be something special. So if you're in the NYC area you really must stop by! Check out the event on Facebook, or if you're not all facebook-ey here's the flier on the V Spot website. Hope to see you there!