Sunday, January 31, 2010

Monday Motivation

1.Cloud with a Moon -- Handebilten
2. Mercury Glass bottles with stoppers--Satisfind
3. Handknit hotwter bottle cover--Strikk
4. Vintage Silver Plate Serving Tray-- PetitPoulailler

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Looking Back to 2009 -Series 4

Reflecting on 2009, I think one of the most memorable time was when I created my shop on etsy: my brainstorming with my sister to find a name for the shop and great support I received from my friend Tulay. We enjoyed so much working together on orders of tags and creating blank greeting cards. It was about 10 months ago, when I opened my shop, now looking back, I am glad I did it! It's been quite a fun journey even though I often have to juggle several different priorities at the same time. It's been very rewarding at a personal level.
by Paperinstyle

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Motivation

1.One Blue Mini Heart Home -- HeartHomes
2. Love Hearts Garland--ECObyLimitz
3. Cottage Heart Shaped Side Table--Paintedcottages
4. Say it on the Rock - Sjengraving

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Looking Back to 2009- Series 3

One of the biggest art shows in Rhode Island is RISD Holiday Show at the Providence Convention Center . My husband and I present our work there every year and have a great joy participating in this great event. I believe the RISD comity is such a great support for small business that make their living selling their art work.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Monday Motivation

1. Walnut Branch Decal-- SurfaceFilk
2. Wide Green House--Myhouseparty
3. Brown Acorn--Kbrownpottery
4. Westmoreland milk glass lattice cake plate pedestal-- highstreetmarket

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Looking Back to 2009- Series 2

In August 2009, RI Handmade coordinated its first art show. I was there to represent my newly established catering business. We held the event in East Greenwich, Rhode Island on a beautiful Sunday at Perle Nail Salon. It was an awesome experience for me. Before the event, I was unsure if I had done enough networking or if enough people even knew about it. So, a few days before the event, I went door to door, handing out flyers to local East Greenwich businesses. I handed out a simple, elegant flyer of the event and crossed my fingers. Fortunately, that Sunday was a beautiful, sunny day and people from all over showed up. All enjoyed the art show and numerous people tasted my Mediterranean cuisine for the first time. A number of them would later become regular clients of mine. I learned so much about networking and being out there for public. I learned a valuable lesson; if I want to be successful in my catering business, I have to be assertive in marketing. In 2010, more art shows are sure to be put together by RI Handmade. Look forward to them!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday Motivation

1. 2010 Calendar Lose yourself in a daydream --SusannahTucker
2. January--Endlesswhimsy
3. Father's Office Calendar-Circlesquareco
4. Laser cut bamboo desktop clock and calendar-- Decoylab

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Looking Back to 2009 -Series 1

This month we are looking back to 2009 and sharing our individual memorable business experiences throughout the year.
Besides having more involved with etsy shops that I currently have , I want to share the success of my friend Ufuk and Esra's diamond and wedding jewelry shop Drndesigns. When I went to visit Turkey this year again, I noticed that they have a potential in their line and introduced them Etsy. In this visit , I helped them to open their shop and I am so proud to say that in this short time, they had great visibility and wonderful success in their shop. This gives me motivation in believing your capabilities and more than that hope to gain SUCCESS. Therefore , I wanted to share this wonderful shop with all of you today. You can find their work at

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Monday Motivation

1. Bella in Moss -- AndewynDesigns
2. Mini Moss and Chocolate Cards-Lemondrop09
3. Lichen Swirls Hand Painted Heels--Crafttastrophe
4. Firefly fluoro cotton vest-- Vaisto