Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What's New In September

It's finally here! Our favorite time of the year.  Living in the Hudson Valley, we already know how extra beautiful it gets up here in the Fall.  Although it's going to be a wet one the next couple of days, cozy on up and check out what's new with our members shops. You can see a full list of all new items from the team here.  We have a lot to show you so make sure click the "Read more" link at the bottom.

Maple Leaves Felt Cup Sleeve from QuarterLifeLuck

Cinnamon Spice Soy Candles from Beau Tea Studio

Feather Charm Necklace From Pulp Sushi 
Fiber Art Scarf In Merino Wool from Elena Rosenberg

Harvest Moon Lunar Cycle Necklace from Incarnate Anew

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Join the Hudson Valley Etsy Team!

Are you an Etsy seller in the Hudson Valley looking to connect with other handmade businesses in the area?   The deadline to apply for the Fall is TOMORROW!   You can read more our team criteria and how to apply on our website and while you're there, don't forget to check out our gift guides!

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Omi Silver At The Emmys!

We are so excited for Mary at Omi Silver!  Her jewelry made it to this year's Emmy awards!  Jo Miller from The Daily Show wore their Chainmaille Pendant Necklace with matching earrings made of sterling silver and faceted onyx handwired beads.  Congratulations to Jo and Mary!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

Welcome Autumn! 

A Weekend Double Header for Hudson Valley Etsy


Lapis Arrow Earrings
Arrow and Lapis Earrings by Incarnate Anew

Another beautiful weekend approaches for the Hudson Valley. The first days of Fall have been delightful, and perfect for some exploration. Get started on Saturday and visit Erica, from Incarnate Anew, at Green Chimney's Fall Harvest Festival. Green Chimneys is a school for special needs students, and it is also renowned for its Wildlife Center, so the festival is a truly unique and worthwhile day trip for the whole family.


Then, on Sunday, head on down to Hounds on the Sound in the lower valley and pick up some new, handmade duds for your pup from JoAnn, of lollypups. This event is sponsored by Pet Rescue and the New Rochelle Humane Society. You can register for the Dog Walk-a-thon, get some exercise and then do some shopping for all things pet-centric. A fun day for a great cause.


Wool plaid harness vest with self fringe                   and vintage embellishments
Wool Plaid Harness by lollypups


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

Festivals Flourish To Usher in Autumn


This weekend promises to be very exiting for Hudson Valley Etsy. Our members will be featured in "craft villages" in two states!


First, let's travel to The Garden State, New Jersey, to visit Kathryn, of HuzzahHandmade who will be one of over 150 artists and craftspeople at Rose Squared Productions Fine Arts and Crafts Show, in Upper Montclair, N.J. on Saturday and Sunday. Anderson Park will be home to 170 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay and much more. 10 - 5 each day.


Nuno Felted Silk Shawl "Petra" Art To Wear
Nuno Felted Shawl on Silk by HuzzahHandmade

Next, the quaint village of Sharon Springs, N.Y. (of The Fabulous Beekman Boys fame) will be hosting its annual Harvest Festival. A special feature of the festival is the Etsy Makers' Village, featuring a juried selection of fine craftspeople. Hudson Valley Etsy is well-represented by Gwen of Beyond The Picket Fence; Erin and Corey of Harp and Thistle; Sarah of SoHandmade; and Sue of digiliodesigns


Here's a peek at just some of their wonderful products:


Carrot facial soap - hudson valley soap - local carrots - organic facial soap - carrot oil facial soap - vegan soap - orange soap -
Organic Carrot Facial Soap by Beyond the Picket Fence


Pumpkin Pie Punch Needle Embroidery Hoop Art. Autumn Home Decor. Brown, Caramel, Tan, White. Neutral Colors. Thanksgiving Hostess Gift.
Pumpkin Pie Punch Needle Embroidery by Harp + Thistle

CHRISTMAS TREE SKIRT Size 40" Poinsettia Design Holiday Decor Christmas Decorations christmas gift Christmas Tree Christmas Decor Xmas Gift
Christmas Tree Skirt by sohandmade1
Halloween Jointed Handmade Art Collectible Doll "Kimmie Bones" one of the 'Bones Sisters'
"Kimmie Bones" Art Doll by digiliodesigns


Friday, September 11, 2015

Where To Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus


Harvest Moon Lunar Cycle Necklace
Harvest Moon Lunar Cycle Necklace by Incarnate Anew


As we head into the last full week of Summer, Hudson Valley Etsy members have both sides of the Hudson River "covered." 

On Saturday, meet Erica, from Incarnate Anew  at The Town of Wappinger Community Day with her unique copper, brass, silver and gemstone jewelry. Erica incorporates hand beading, and hand stamping in her unusual work.


Nature Cards by Cynla SET of 4 // greeting card birthday set


On Sunday, a trip to the Village of Warwick would make for a great day. At  The Makers' Market you can say hello to Cindy, from Cynla designs as you stroll the village green. Cindy's notecards and paper goods are all based on her lovely original artwork. You will find beautiful cards and invitations for every occasion in her collection.


Summer is winding down, but Hudson Valley Etsy is going strong, with some great events yet to come, so stay tuned for much more in the weeks to come.

Monday, September 7, 2015

In My Studio: Using Etsy Local

I have recently discovered the new Etsy Local feature on the website and Etsy App.
Its a great way for both sellers and buyers to connect at events and stores in and around your local area. Or to discover great events happening when you are travelling to new places.

For Buyers

Go to or on the Etsy App click the local option at the top of the page.
Look at the map for the locations that your local Etsy sellers will be exhibiting at including events, pop up shops, markets, fairs and bricks and mortar stores.
You can easily scroll through the events and when you click on one it will give you all sorts of information about the event including which Etsy sellers will be there, hours and location and related websites.

When  using the app on an iphone or ipad the Etsy App will use your location as a basis for which to compile a list of events. If you want to look for events further afield you can type in your location at the top of the page at

For Sellers

This is a great way to get exposure for any events your are participating in.
When you have been accepted at an event you can add your Etsy shop to any of the events listed.

Click on the event and then click the blue 'I'm Participating' button. It will give you the option of writing a sentence on what visitors can expect to see at your booth.  It is also possible to add your own event if you are organizing a trunk show, pop up market or to advertise your brick and mortar store.

Once you have added your shop to an event it will say Upcoming Markets on the side bar of your Etsy shop page (right under your review stars and sales number). When visitors click on this it will give them the events you are doing like this:
See you out and about soon!
Good Luck and Good Making

Friday, September 4, 2015

Where to Find Hudson Valley Etsy This Weekend

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!

Percy Bysshe Shelley


Capelet Cowl in Alpaca with Faux Mink Trim

Alpaca Capelet with Faux Fur Trim by HuzzahHandmade


 For some, this weekend marks the "unofficial" end to summer, although technically, we are still enjoying summer's slow fade. We begin to anticipate cooler days and brilliant colors. Harvest Festivals begin to abound. On Sunday from 11-4, you'll find Kathryn, of HuzzahHandmade at the Rosehaven Alpaca Festival at Bethel Woods with her hand knits and felted accessories, many of which feature luscious Alpaca Fiber. The Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods features a farmer's market, two handcrafts tents, music and food. One entire tent is devoted to Alpaca products, live animals, and demonstrations, so make it a destination and have a great day.

Large Felted Bowl in Jewel Tones
Large Felted Bowl in Jewel Tones, by HuzzahHandmade

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summers Bounty

I was blessed with a basket of zucchini last week. This is always a wonderful month
for receiving all sorts of produce from my gardening family and friends.
So, if you can stand another recipe or two...

First I grated up a few of the zucchinis, if you have a mandolin for this
it makes life much easier this time of year.

On the web I found a recipe for:

 Mom's Zucchini Bread

I substituted half a cup of apple sauce for half a cup of oil and
it still came out nice and moist.

It makes two generous loaves one for now and one to freeze.

I also, for the first time, made zucchini fritters and they will be making a repeat showing.
 I served them on top of a roasted tomato slice sprinkled more 
parmesan cheese and drizzled balsamic syrup over.
This recipe came out of a cookbook named simply:

edited by Nicola Graimes
Metro Books

3 1/2 cups grated zucchini
2/3 cup parmesan cheese
2 eggs beaten
4 tablespoons unbleached all purpose flour
vegetable oil for frying
salt and pepper

Squeeze the grated zucchini in a towel to get any excess water out, then combine with
the parmesan, flour, salt and pepper and eggs.
Heat enough oil to cover the base of a large frying pan. Add 2 tablespoons of the mixture 
for each fritter and cook for two to three minutes each side until golden, drain on paper towels.


Susan - DiGilio Designs

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What's New In August

There's no heat wave coming, just keep telling yourself. Besides, we're in September and Fall is just around the corner. Let's check out what was new with the team in August.  You can see the full list of ALL new items in our Etsy page

Red and Gold Brocade Mask from Dara Gallery

Two-Color Rope Nautical Coasters from Twisted Thread and Hook

Nuno Felted Sky Blue Shawl from Huzzah Handmade

Black and Red Long Strand Necklace from Pulp Sushi

Jack Rabbit Coin Purse from Hand J Star Creations

Tomato Soap from Beyond The Picket Fence

Pearl Dagger Necklace from Incarnate Anew

Pumpkin Sleeve Felt Cozy from Quarter Life Luck

Broadway RENT Lyrics Poster from Silently Screaming

Nesting Bowl Set of 3 from Hester's Studio