Thursday, September 19, 2013

In the Know

Good Afternoon Team Etsy Little Rock!

We hope you all are doing well and that your Etsy business is taking you one step closer to quitting your day job!

We've made several posts reacently and would like to put them all in one place to help provide an easy reference guide for you.

Don't forget Hillcrest Harvestfest is this Saturday! Many Etsy Little Rock artists will be on site - be sure to stop by and check out their amazing handmade and/or vintage items!


Food Truck Festival Update:

Come out and support local artists, local food, local music and our local downtown! On October 5, bring all of your family out to the Downtown Little Rock Partnership's Main Street Food Truck Festival - Little Rock! Beforehand, be sure to check out these amazing Etsy Little Rock artists to get an idea of what will be on site:
A Charmed Story
Allison Eastman Britt Designs (AllisonEastmanBeads)
Art by Lois (Painted by Fire)
Beautiful Baltic Designs
Bijou Booth
It's Sew Jodie
K Green Goods

Krystal Bijoux Jewelry
Lark Bridges Vintage and More
Luvmibug and Tim (Crafts by Luvmibug)

Marokel Jewelry
Mindy's In-Stitches
Orbiting Debris
Sewmomma2Boutique (Sewmomma2 Etsy Shop)
The Crafty Fox

shopELL (Erin Lorenzen)
The Crafty Fox
The Twisted Purl Handmade Yarn
Urban and Proud
Wood Art Design For U
Ximena & Elle

My Heavenly Creations

Missed your chance to vend at the Main Street Food Truck Festival - Little Rock? They will still accept late registrations with a $50 fee - this form may still be used (though the fee is increased)


The Main Street Food Truck Festival - Little Rock is coming up! This year it is Saturday, October 5th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are looking for volunteers to help. This is a fun opportunity to see the festival from the inside out!... In appreciation for your time you will receive a very cool Main Street Food Truck Festival volunteer T-shirt. This is one of the best festivals around so you don't want to miss out!
Please feel free to forward this email to your employees, friends and other professional contacts.
We're using VolunteerSpot to help us organize our event. Please click on the link below to sign up today!
Please sign up for Main Street Food Truck Festival - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
*VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Jayme Morrisette
Main Street Food Truck Festival Volunteer Coordinator

If any Etsy artists (or any other artists!) would like to to donate a handmade original art item to be given away at the Main Street Food Truck Festival - Little Rock on stage at 4 p.m. (along with complete raffle prize package) please contact Chellie with the Downtown Little Rock Partnership and arrange to get the item to her so that she can put a little write up about your Etsy shop or the item itself. We will be including raffle info in press releases and radio spots and social media posts as well. Her e-mail is Thank you! 


Fundraising Repost from Dimestore Diamonds:
Hi Etsy artisans! I am helping with a fundraiser for Our House called Tie One On. Our House is a shelter for the working homeless, and the work they provide for their residents is truly amazing! I'm not here to ask for your money, I'm here to ask for your time & talent. We need artists to paint/sew/decorate aprons for the auction. If you are interested in being one of our artists, please email me at


Have you been wanting to learn more about the Kiva Zip program (endorsed by former President Bill Clinton)? Mitchell (a student at the Clinton School of Public Service) will be on site at the Downtown Little Rock Partnership's Main Street Food Truck Festival - Little Rock at the Etsy Little Rock booth on October 5 - come by to get more information and see testimonials of Etsy artists already on board!!


Team Etsy Little Rock invites you to try Kiva free!

Kiva gives you the chance to make small loans to borrowers working to start businesses and improve their lives. I’m already lending on Kiva and thought you'd like to join me with a $25 Free Trial. Redeem your Free Trial while they last!

-Team Etsy Little Rock


How does my bonus differ from Kiva Credit?
Any bonus received is funded by a sponsor and can only be used to make loans. Unlike Kiva Credit, a bonus expires 7 days after your invitee joins Kiva and cannot be withdrawn, used to purchase a Kiva Card or dedicated loan, or donated to Kiva’s operating expenses. Also, any repayments of loans made using a bonus will go back to the sponsor, not to you as the lender.

Is there any maximum bonus I can earn?
No, there is no limit to the amount of bonus you can earn. However, supplies are limited and will be made available on a "first claimed" basis.

Will I earn a bonus for friends who’ve joined Kiva in the past?
A bonus can only be earned for new users joining Kiva. This means that you will not receive a bonus for any friends you’ve successfully invited in the past.

What loans can I make with my bonus?
Most loans on Kiva can be funded with your bonus. However, bonus funds cannot be applied to loans with repayment terms over 21 months or with Field Partner risk ratings below 3 stars. Loans purchased with bonus funds also cannot be dedicated.


Repost from Jennifer Craft:
Hi Team Etsy Little Rock,

My name is Jennifer and I am working on building a traveling mobile boutique here in Little Rock where I will sell my upcycled and vintage items. It will be like a food truck but with f...ashion! I have launched an Indiegogo campaign today to help finish the boutique and for Etsy shop ownwers, I am offering a marketing perk for only $15. See the link for more details:

I am also interested in consignment partnerships for high quality merchandise.

I will be out at the River Market on the 9/28 and 10/5 with the boutique trailer, so please come by. If you are interested in partnering up or just want more info, please email me at or text at 501-251-5572.

Thanks in advance for any support, and I look forward to meeting some of you soon!

Save the date!

Come enjoy live local music, shopping Etsy vendor booths, delicious food truck nibbles and free drinks!

Etsy Little Rock ( and will host the Etsy Little Rock presents: 4th Annual Indie Arts & Music Festival on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Location, time, participating musicians, Etsy Artists and food trucks TBA. Registration will not begin until 2014....

We cannot thank our generous 2013 sponsors enough! Your support helped make our event a success and we appreciate you!

Let's be sure to thank them with our business:
Arkansas Times
Café Bossa Nova
Pulaski Heights Realty
River City Tea, Coffee & Cream
Roll & Tumble Press
Shoppes on Woodlawn
Sticky Fingerz Rock & Roll Chicken Shack

Click here to see some photo's from the 2013 Etsy Fest

This is one of our amazing Etsy Little Rock team members - let's help her live an amazing dream!! Simply click "like" on her video (you don't even have to watch it!). You may do this once every 24 hours! 

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Have a great rest of the week!

Etsy Little Rock


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