Saturday, 14 December 2013

3000 Italian Makers are now Online!

Hello! How are you? I'm quite happy for I've got a few sales more on December, so these days I was pleasantly busy. Besides...the fabric I had ordered eventually arrived, and I can start sewing!

In the latest post I wrote about teams and collaboration. I told you something about the Irish one, but what about the Italians on Etsy?!

Well, the Etsy Italia Team is right now celebrating a great achievement: 3000 mates! It's quite a number for such a small and "specialized" team! The good news for everyone passionate about handmade is that now you can find 3000 talented Italian artists and artisans on Etsy, meaning online, and easy accessible.
To find out where they are you can either add the "etsyitaliateam" tag in your researches on Etsy, or browse the directory of makers from the EIT page.

Taken by the enthusiasm, yesterday everyone was asked to compose a dedicated treasury to spread the word! Here I post just a few of them, among which the one I did on Doctor Who...and others I'm featured in.

....Have a nice week end!


Friday, 6 December 2013

Community, Cooperation, Welcoming.

I'd love to show you the new chokers I made, for I like them myself very much! The second, with the rough aquamarine, is already sold. The other two, with black and white freshwater pearls, are still on sale,  and - modestly - they look fantastic!

They all feature the tibetan connector I purchased from Sue, one of my Irish teammates from Etsy Ireland. I don't talk enough about it, but teams are essential to Etsy - moreover, they are the main reason I like to sell on the platform.

I'm part of many teams, but one of my favorite is the Irish, so small and friendly! Under this respect, reality and virtuality are quite similar. As every expat knows, when you live abroad you often feel you belong nowhere. It's not a bad feeling, in fact someone thinks it's the better state ever. Leaving alone philosophy, sometimes you just feel isolated.
Fortunately, in Ireland I can always rely on great people. For instance, when I meet my neighbour, he greetings me as such: "...Buongiorno! Come sta?!" 

..."I'm fine! How are you doing?" it's my answer, as I know those are the only Italian words he knows. Just so. You won't believe it, but our daily exchange in Italenglish makes me feel so good!

Have a nice week end,