Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lotsa Updates!

Good Evening Etsy Little Rock!

Here are a few updates we're going to post all at one time!

Here goes:
I wanted to share this amazing opportunity with you. Kiva ( is a non-profit based in San Francisco that aims to create economic opportunity for entrepreneurs around the world. To date, they've supported over one million entrepreneurs in 70 different countries.

Last year they launched a U.S. pilot called Kiva Zip and are looking for financially excluded and socially impactful entrepreneurs to whom they can make 0% interest loans up to $5,000. The loans are crowd-funded by individuals from around the world on Kiva's website, connecting entrepreneurs with dozens of lenders who provide capital, marketing, and support.

Kiva Zip is looking to help fund projects and new businesses in Arkansas with financial and social capital. To learn more about their program you can reference this fantastic overview of the Kiva Zip program ( or see the 1-pager at

If you are interested in this opportunity, or would simply like to know more, please contact Mitchell Adams (who’s working with Kiva Zip) at

Also, please feel free to contact us to put you in touch with Kiva-Team Etsy Little Rock success stories!


This is not an official team Etsy Little Rock (ELR) lab, but Macy Madison, of Paper, Scissors, Little Rock (PSLR), is an ELR team member and she supports our team by carrying many of our member's amazing works of art in her store!

This Sunday at PSLR, ELR's own Myrrh Jewelry will be hosting mimosas & myrrh in conjunction with PSLR.

The specs:
It's DIY party time, again! Come pamper yourself with a beautiful Myrrh Jewelry trunk show, mimosas, and creating a bangle bracelet with your choice of charm. Michelle (of Myrrh Jewelry) and Macy can make it for you if you just want to shop and sip at the scissors!

The event info is here:

Let's support such events if possible (we understand schedules are super hectic these days) as we would like to see team ELR host successful labs in the future and this is a great trial run.

I apologize for not posting this sooner!


As of August 29, these are the amazing Etsy Little Rock artists we have signed up for the Downtown Little Rock Partnership's Main Street Food Truck Festival - Little Rock on October 5:
A Charmed Story
Allison Eastman Britt Designs (AllisonEastmanBeads)
Art by Lois (Painted by Fire)
Beautiful Baltic Designs
Bijou Booth
K Green Goods
Krystal Bijoux Jewelry
Luvmibug and Tim (Crafts by Luvmibug)
Mindy's In-Stitches
Orbiting Debris
Sewmomma2Boutique (Sewmomma2 Etsy Shop)
The Crafty Fox
The Twisted Purl Handmade
Ximena & Elle
These are the other registered vendors that are not ELR vendors as far as we can tell (if you are an Etsy artist - please... let me know!):
Garden Therapy
It's Sew Jodie
Lark Bridges Vintage
My Heavenly Creations
Urban and Proud
Wood Art Design For U

Please be sure to come out and support local artists, musicians, food trucks all while having a great time with your friends and family!  For more information, see:


Last fall, PopUp Little Rock held an event on South Main St.: On October 26, they will be having a similar event in the afternoon/evening. They are looking for vendors and it’s free to participate, vendors just need to bring their own table/chair/tent/etc. There may also be a few storage container stores available to set-up in.

If anyone is interested they can email Ambika Melville at with the following information:
-Etsy shop name
-Email address
-Phone number
-Type of items
-What kind of space required (size) and if you’d like to have a space in one of the storage units


I'm not sure if you all have kept up with the mentions Team Etsy Little Rock has received from Etsy and Kiva - it's really exciting to have this opportunity and we hope you are proud of your amazing team. Please check these out if you haven't already!
Also, if you are interested in learning more about a non-interest Kiva loan (up to $5,000) please inbox us and we'll send you more information. It's not a gimmick. It's an amazing program that works!
August 7, 2013 (We're mentioned at the bottom.)
August 7, 2013 (We're mentioned at the bottom: "Already, the Etsy Little Rock team has shown us the power of the program.")



I am looking for a few home based boutique/craft vendors for my September SHOP-O-RAMA!

Here is some info on the next SHOP-O-RAMA! (held monthly):

Saturday, September 21st
Cabot Junior High North
9 AM - 4 PM

60 amazing vendors!
Door prizes!
Free parking and admission!
Inside - rain or shine!

Vendor fee: $40
5 feet across round table and four chairs are provided for each vendor
One business per table

If you are a home based boutique/craft vendor and are interested in being a vendor, please EMAIL ( me with your business name, your name, and a description of the type of items you would be selling. Vendors at this month event get first chance at being a vendor at next month's event.

Thanks! :O)
Event Page:

Vending Opportunity Repost:
For the very best in artful holiday gifts

Local artisans Allison Britt, Amelia Houser and Briana Moore have joined creative forces to bring the concept of the “pop-up” shop to Hot Springs once again. Essentially, this is a temporary shop created specifically to provide a unique holiday shopping experience for the discerning buyer.... The Handmade Holiday Shop will carry quality local and regional handcrafted items. The Handmade Holiday Shop will be located at the Historic Hale Bathhouse located on Bathhouse Row in Downtown Hot Springs.

Select artisans are invited to display their work on consignment. A participation fee of $200 and two consignment levels are available.

Last year's shop welcomed groups of buyers with a lovely seating area, coffee station and a Make-Your-Own gift tag station featuring a gorgeous manual typewriter. They anticipate another successful season and invite artisans to be a part of this new tradition of shopping in Hot Springs.

For more information, please contact:
Briana Moore, Larkmartin Soaps –

Allison Britt AEB Design- allison@allisoneastmanbritt.comm

Amelia Houser, HuckleBerry Acres Folk Art

I (Allison) will be at Hillcrest Harvestfest if anyone wants to talk to me in person about the shop. We have secured the use of the Hale Bathhouse in downtown Hot Springs. It is a prime historic location and right next door to the Superior Bathhouse Brewery and Distillery.


The Plantation Agriculture Museum in Scott is soliciting arts,craft and food vendors for our 1st Annual Fall Harvest Home Festival. Booths are a reasonable $10.00 for a 10 x 10 outdoor space. The Festival will be October 5th, 2013 from 10AM to 3PM. We expect Oct 5th to be a very busy day in Scott Arkansas. Other events planned that day are: 21st Annual Willow Beach Neighborhood garage sale..., High Cotton on the Bayou at Plantation Settlement, All Souls Church Tours, Illalee Plantation Tours, Keo Day all day town festival. We will be having not only vendors but games for the children and information booths for the families. For information and an application e mail or call 501-961-1409.
 Hillcrest HarvestFest is September 21!  Many ELR artists will have booths set up - this is the perfect time to shop local, handmade and vintage!  Not to mention all of the other attractions that will be on site - you don't want to miss this one!

Team Etsy Little Rock made its first of three Kiva loans on August 20! We are happy to not only be a Kiva Zip Trustee but also a Kiva lender! This is the loan we were privileged to be a part of, two more to come!


Please be sure to follow us here: and here: to keep up with the latest ELR news!

Have a great evening!

Etsy Little Rock


  1. so many fantastic opportunities have come our way thanks to the forward thinking and extremely hard work of our team leaders. I am very proud to be involved with such a bright, fun, creative group of people...

    1. Thank you so much, Susie for the kind words! Without amazing members like you and Tim (and your time volunteering, advertising, and participating) we wouldn't have a team to speak of! You all are such a brilliant group of artisans and we are thankful for you!