Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Our Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to BabyNest, the winner in our latest challenge with her Snowball Fight Gloves!
Although these sold during the challenge, feel free to browse through the other items in Tracy's shop, there is a similar pair in aqua...or how about a vibrant red?
As winner, Tracy has the honour of choosing the theme for the next challenge, watch for the announcement in January.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Let the Voting Begin!

The polls are open in our latest team Challenge #11--Winter/Christmas.
Please help choose our winner by voting for your favourite item.  Polls close at noon on December 20th...
Thank you to Doris (SturmDM): as winner of our last challenge, Doris chose the theme for our current one!
Good luck to all!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Etsyhookers Team Challenge #11

It's time once more for a team challenge.  As winner of our last challenge, Doris (SturmDM) chose a winter/Christmas theme.  We have 8 entries this time around, be sure to check them out--and feel free to check out the rest of their shops to see their other items.  Voting will start Monday December 13th at noon and you will be able to vote until the 20th for your favourite item.  Voting is easy, you do not need to register or sign in for anything, just click!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Etsyhookers!!!

December 1st marks EH Teams birthday, today we are three!  May we all have a wonderful year.

It seems we have a few members who have become lost in the move when Ning closed its doors to free groups.  For those lost sheep, you can now find us back on Etsy, thanks to the new teams format!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I saw Winter peeking around the corner...

Just last week, I saw winter peeking around the corner, I could even smell the cool crisp air that he brings...but something must have put him off, because we are still enjoying warm autumn weather.
But I know he's coming, bringing with him short grey days, and snowy, cold nights, and how better to spend those cold nights than curled up under a warm afghan?
Check out these afghans from some of our members, just click anywhere on the picture, you will be taken to the page on Etsy where you can click on the individual listings:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Latest Challenge Winner

Congratulations to SturmDM, the winner in our latest team challenge!  These gloves are great for helping keep your hands warm when bicycling, more details in the listing--just click on the picture.  As the winner, Doris will choose the theme for our next challenge, stay tuned as to what that will be!

A big thank you to all who particpated, and to all who voted, for helping make this a fun challenge! 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Voting Time!

Voting is over in our Challenge #10, thank you to our entrants and to all who voted!

Vote for your favourite item from the 6 below, poll will be open until noon on Tuesday, September 28th. Seems someone forgot what day it was when she got home from work yesterday morning, I am sorry about that.

(please note, images are no longer clickable, though some are still available for sale)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Entries are In!

Etsyhookers Team latest challenge deadline has passed, and the entries are in. Voting will begin on Monday, so be sure to return to vote for your favourite. Until then, feel free to check out the entries, and to browse through the sellers' shops if something catches your eye.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Etsyhookers Team Challenge #10

It has been a while since our last challenge, but what with having to find a new home, and the subsequent move to that new home, the challenge was delayed.
For those who have forgotten, Michele ( tangledknots.etsy.com ) was the winner of Challenge #9 and had chosen what looks to be a fun theme!
The theme: Keeping Fit. Crocheted items that you can use/wear while doing your favourite physical activity, things like lightweight walker's backpacks, water bottle holders, ipod cozies, etc.

Our first challenge in our new home has gotten off to a slow start, but some of our team members have risen to the challenge and come up with their creations for this event. Deadline for members to enter is Friday, September 17th, please see details in the discussion on our private FB page if you are a member interested in entering.

The voting poll will open by 12 pm (noon) EST on Monday, September 20, and will close on Monday September 27th at 12 pm (noon) EST.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's Time, It's Time!!

It's here at last! Our 'open' time for new members!
Through the month of September, Etsyhookers is open to new members.
1. You must have an Etsy shop
2. You must be 18 or older.
3. Your shop must be at least 50% crochet (crochet-related) items, with a minimum of 7 crochet (crochet-related) items.
4. After approval, please be sure to tag your items with 'Etsyhookers team'--this tag applies ONLY to crochet/crochet related items. Please do not tag other crafts that contain no crochet with our team tag. We are trying to promote crochet, not painting, ceramics, sewing, etc.

*Please note, crochet related does not mean generic craft supplies that *could possibly* be used in crochet, but very rarely would be, like foam shapes, wood cut-outs, etc.
Examples of what is crochet-related: patterns, yarns, buttons, hooks...

To join, this is now a 2-3-step process since we've moved to Facebook!
First, apply to join our private group page. This is mandatory for members, since this is the only way I can contact everyone in the group with important special notices, announcements, etc.
Second, you *must* send me a message after you've applied to join through my Etsy shop, letting me know the name you applied to join under; your shop name will of course show in the conversation. Otherwise, I'll have no idea who you are and will be unable to
approve you.
Third, you are more than welcome to 'like' our FB business page. Once I've approved you for our private page, if I notice you've 'liked' our business page, I will make you an admin so you will be able to post pictures and links! If you do join our business page, please read FAQ's about photos before posting your listing pics.

Now is a great time to join! We've just started a new team challenge, and the deadline to enter is September 17th--rules are posted in our private group on FB.
Requests to join after September 30th will be deleted, as there is no waiting list for our next open date, which will be in early 2011.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It`s a Good Time for Ice Cream!

Yes, our new move is complete!  We can be found at Facebook -- members, be sure to also join our private group so you can be sure to receive updates and important info, as well as participate in our private chat.  The link can be found on our fanpage at the left.  Members have been adding photos and links to current listings, all arranged in albums by category to  make shopping easier!

With summer in full spring, it's a good time for ice cream.  After spotting a nice strawberry ice cream shade of pink in my cotton yarn, I whipped up a neapolitan 'flavoured' dish/wash cloth, and this inspired a neapolitan ice cream collection with goodies from various members:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Moving Days are here!

This will take some time, with over 200 members potentially moving from our Ning group page to our new home on...Facebook!
Pictures will be posted according to category, making it easier to find what you're looking for, be sure to check us out:    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Etsyhookers-Team/103004369751517

Until we are completely settled, we will remain closed to new members (I will have roughly 200 current members to approve as they apply to join our page there!!), but please keep an eye on this page for more details, the day is coming soon! 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day/Fourth of July!

First, we have started our 'move' to Facebook, so far a small handful of members have moved over, looking forward to having everyone in our new home!  If you are not a member of Etsyhookers, but would like to keep up to date on new listings, specials, and just what everyone is up to, feel free to join us on facebook by clicking 'like' on our team page!  If you are a member of Etsyhookers already, our 'member room' is up and running, this one is private so you will need to apply to join.  If your shop name is not viewable in your profile, I may need to contact you to confirm that you are one of us.

It's so nice for neighbours to have holidays so close together.  Along the US/Canada border, I'm sure there's several cities celebrating jointly.  I know for several years, Windsor has celebrated with a fireworks display and celebration to mark both holidays.
In honour of Canada Day and the 4th of July, I've picked out some red, white and blue items from our Etsyhookers Team!  Click on an item to check it out.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Moving, even online, isn't easy

After Ning's recent decision to do away with their free service, many groups are now looking for new homes, and Etsyhookers Team is one of them.  Now, it would have been fine if their fee was reasonable.  For $2.95, you could get a basic plan...but then, you have a cap of 150 members.  Our team currently has over 200.  The next step up, which would be pretty much what we have now, would be $19.95.  A month.  So, from nothing to twenty bucks.  Talk about your price hikes.

So, we are currently checking out other 'homes' for our group to migrate to.  Until we decide where we will settle down, memberships will be closed to new members, so if you are interested in joining our team, please be sure to check back here, where info on our permanent home and our next open date will be posted.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

RHHN countdown begins!

There's some excitement in the Hooker ranks today, with only hours to go before the main event.
Red Hot Hooker Night will begin at 6pm Eastern and will run until 12 midnight.
Participating shops and their advertised specials--don't forget to mention 'RHHN' where required for your savings!  And for the BOGO pattern specials, be sure to state which pattern you would like free, this will speed up delivery time for your PDF's, as the seller will not have to contact you and wait for a reply.

Welcome to Etsyhookers team Red Hot Hooker Night!
Below is a list of participating shops and the specials they are offering.  If you
see something you like, snap it up and take advantage of the sale before it's too late, this 'red light district' shuts down at midnight!
**Please check each shop's announcements for more details on their special.

http://noradora.etsy.com and http://noradoramora.etsy.com :  10% off any crocheted item, difference refunded via paypal after payment is

http://redberrycrochet.etsy.com :  BOGO, buy any pattern, get one of equal/lesser value FREE! State free pattern choice in 'Notes to Seller'. Also, 10% off all shop items (excluding pdf patterns
and shipping), type 'RHHN' in Notes to Seller and difference will be refunded.

http://theselovinghands.etsy.com :  All patterns, BOGO free (free one is of equal/lesser value). State your free pattern choice in Notes to Seller. Also, 10% off finished/ready to ship items, mention 'RHHN' in Notes to Seller and the difference will be refunded.

http://mysparetimedesign.etsy.com :  20% off all winter items tagged 'winter'  Reduced prices are as shown. (ps:  it's mysparetimedesign's birthday!  Happy Birthday!)

http://maineleecrochet.etsy.com :  10% off storewide, refunded after payment is made.  Free gift if you add 'RHHN' in notes to seller!

http://weebeeuniquesbyjulie.etsy.com :  All crochet patterns, BOGO free (free one is of equal/lesser value)  State free pattern choice in Notes to seller.  Also, 10% off all items excluding patterns, mention 'RHHN' in Notes to Seller, difference will be refunded through paypal.

http://crochele.etsy.com :  10% off your entire order via a PayPal refund, plus free shipping if you mention 'RHHN' in Notes to Seller.  For faster service, please state colour and size choices in Notes as well.

http://mljewelry.etsy.com :  All Crochet items, save 15%, refunded through paypal after payment is made.

http://catiescottagecrafts.etsy.com :  10% off everything, refunded through paypal after payment is complete.

http://veronica06.etsy.com and http://zell06.etsy.com :  free shipping in both shops.

http://samscrochet.etsy.com :  10% off your entire purchase, plus free shipping when you mention 'RHHN' in Notes to Seller.  Savings will be refunded after payment is complete.

http://crochetgal.etsy.com :  I will be offering 25% off all of the Econopac yarns (bags of 10 balls) in the shop, and 10% off all other yarns.  The econopacs include the Inspiration (alpaca /soysilk blend), the ROCK (wool, soysilk, hemp blend) and the CRAFT (organic cotton & milk protein blend).  If you see something in the smaller packages that you would like in the larger pack, please let me know. I may not have all the large packs listed.  All shipping will be combined. Discounts will be in the form of a paypal refund.
And YES!!! I do ship worldwide!

http://moandozzy.etsy.com :  BOGO 25%off.  25% discount will be taken from the less expensive of the two items and refunded via PayPal after I recieve cleared payment. This offer is good for anything in my shop - including clearnace items!  Also, 10% off any custom order placed during Red Hot Hooker Night - just mention RHHN in your convo.

http://lauraslefthook.etsy.com :  Receive 10% off all handmade items when you enter RHHN in message to seller section at checkout. Discount will be refunded via Paypal once payment is received.  Also, buy one individual crochet pattern, get one free (of equal or lesser value.) Enter RHHN and which pattern you would like for free in message to seller section at checkout.

http://etsy.com/shop/heatbria :  15% off all items, be sure to mention 'RHHN' in notes to seller.  15% refunded via paypal after payment is complete.

http://theneedlenerd.etsy.com :  10% off all items excluding patterns.  Mention 'RHHN' in notes to seller to receive your 10% refunded via paypal.

http://PixieWorx.etsy.com :  20% off the purchase price (excluding shipping) on everything in my shop.  Discount refunded via paypal after payment has been completed.

http://jmatkovi.etsy.com :  15% off all shop items (not including spinning/felting fiber, pdf crochet patterns, and shipping cost). Add RHHN code in notes to seller at checkout and your discount will be refunded to you through paypal (after payment is received).

http://smudgekitty.etsy.com :  15% off all shop items (excludes shipping, does include sale items!).  10% off all custom orders placed tonight.

http://crochetsal.etsy.com :  BOGO--buy one crochet pattern, get one of equal/lesser value FREE!  State your free pattern in Notes to Seller.

Monday, April 19, 2010

And the Runners-Up

I thought I would start something new with our challenge, and also feature our runners-up.

Besides the winner of our last challenge, we had several talented entries.  The second place winner in our challenge #9 is this beautifully crocheted and felted backpack from iceblueberries:

And from SturmDM, our third place entry,  this lovely Irish Lass doll:
 Click on the pictures to be taken to the item on Etsy.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wow, was that a CLOSE one!

We now have a winner in Etsyhookers Team Challenge #9, and the winner is...
tangledknots with her Crocheted Rosary Pouch with Prayer Charm! Congratulations!

This item had sold earlier on in the challenge, but please, check out tangledknots' shop to see her other lovely work!
This was such a close challenge, I looked twice, three times, to be sure I got it right. Congratulations to all who entered, and a big thank you to everyone who voted and helped make this challenge fun!

Our next challenge will be announced next month, and the theme will be chosen by our current winner.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Polls Are Open!

The Polls are now open for our latest Etsyhookers Team Challenge, theme: Irish, chosen by the winner of the last challenge, lilycobweb.

Contestants could base their project on anything Irish: colour, technique, St. Patrick's Day...and what a variety we have!
It may be tricky to choose, but check out the entries, pick your favourite, and vote in the poll at left--entries are listed in order from top to bottom, left to right, row by row.

Poll will be open till noon on April 8th, Happy Voting, and thank you for helping us choose our next challenge winner!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Etsyhookers Team, Challenge #9 in full swing!

As winner of our last challenge, lilycobweb chose the theme for our new challenge.  Since it is March, with St. Patrick's Day located right in the middle, and lilycobweb is Irish, she chose an Irish theme.
This theme includes not only St. Patrick's Day, but colour, stitch technique, or anything Ireland is known for.

The deadline for Etsyhookers team members to enter is Tuesday, March 30th at 12:00 am (midnight) EST, with  voting poll to open by 12 pm (noon) EST on Wednesday, March 31.  Voting will close on Thursday, April 8th at 12 pm (noon) EST.The entries are coming in, and it looks like it will be another 'challenge' when it comes to picking your favourite to vote for!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March is....

March is still a little bit winter, yet a little bit spring...
March is debating in the morning:  winter coat?  light jacket?
March is bits of green peeking up through mud and bits of snow.

March is...time for our new Etsyhookers Challenge!
Lilycobweb, as the winner of our last challenge, chose the theme for this one.  Because St. Patrick's Day is in March, and Lilycobweb is Irish, she chose to have an Irish theme this round.  We are getting a bit of a late start to have new listings specifically for St. Patrick's Day, but just close your eyes, and what comes to mind when you think...Ireland?  I don't know if I'm just strange, but one of the first things that came to my mind was banshees!

If that doesn't work, I did post a couple of links to info about Ireland in our Team Challenge Rules.

Already, we have a few entries, once a few more start coming in, I'll be posting pics of the entries.  Not a fellow hooker?  You can still join in the fun!  Once the deadline passes for the members to enter (March 30), we will post a poll for everyone to vote.  You do not need to be a member, do not even need to have a blog on Blogger, and no need to sign up for anything, just check out the entries, click your favourite, and you're done!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

And the Winner Is

First, I would like to say thank you to all Hookers for their wonderful entries, everyone did such a great job on their projects, all the entries made for such a 'challenging' challenge to vote on!
Next, a thank you to everyone--hooker or not--who voted for their favourite and helped make this such a fun challenge.
That said, the winner of our Etsyhookers Challenge #8 is Lilycobweb with her Misty Morning Lace Scarf Haiti Disaster Relief Scarf. Proceeds from the sale of this item are going toward Haiti Disaster Relief. Click on the picture to see the Etsy listing.

I'm looking forward to Challenge #9 and hope it's just as much (or more!) fun!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Challenge is On!

Etsyhookers Team Challenge #8 has begun!

For this challenge, Hookers are asked to create something using variegated yarn, with the theme chosen by debs1967, winner of our last challenge. For this theme, variegated is also including ombres.
It seems Hookers are rising to the challenge, with entries starting to roll in only a few days after the challenge began. Take a look at all the entries below, you can click on each image to see a larger picture in the listing in the seller's shop.

Voting will begin February 10th before noon, with 8 days to vote for your favourite. Everyone is invited to vote, you do not have to be a fellow Etsyhooker, or even an Etsy seller and there is no need to sign in anywhere to do so!