Friday, March 11, 2011

Introducing... Le Coccole di Giusypatch!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Le Coccole di Giusypatch
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? I'm on DaWanda since 27.12.2007.
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? yes
5. What Category are you under? Accessories, Bags and Purses
6. What do you sell? First of all bags, pouches, wallets but also other accessories made with fabric like covered button ponytails or pins.
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

1) 3D Owl Zippered Pouch - this pouch has a bit of humor in it, because the 3D appliquè makes the little owl pops out. It's Great as a cosmetic case or a pencil case for children.

2) Woman Secrets - Tampon and Pad Bifold Wallet Case. Not that we have anything to hide, but this bifold wallet case it's ideal to carry tampons and pads. This bifold case will hold up to 5 tampons, and up to 3 pads depending upon their thickness! Magnetic snap closure ensures you an easy to open case but won't open in your purse, pocket or backpack.

8. Tell me a bit about you...

I'm Giusy from Italy. I'm a sort of bohemian craft artist, I love to create sewing stuff like bags, pouches, personal accessories, quilt etc. I'm also a cross stitch designer and sell my own cross stitch design line the "Giusypatch Original Designs".I'm pretty new to DaWanda, but I've been on the net since 1998 with a freehosting site first, and from 2000 with my website, but it is actually off line at the moment because we decided to renew it to fitting my new handmade Bags&Co. style.

9. Do you have a website, or blog? yes,

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

June Blog Carnival – Summer is Coming!

This month’s carnival is entitled ‘Summer is Coming’, so I am looking for entries inspired by this theme. Entries could include;

Summer additions to your shop
Your favourite finds this month on DaWanda
Up and coming Craft Fairs this month
Your personal craft work this month
Your favourite holiday purchase
Your holiday check list
Your holiday tips
Summer Holiday pinboards
Crafts you take on holiday
Crafts you have seen on holiday

Of course there are many more possibilities… so I will leave it up to your imagination!

So how do you enter your article? Well it’s simple… post your article on your blog and follow the instructions here Remember your entry doesn’t have to be the longest article and photos always help!

The deadline for your entry is 15th June 2007. All accepted entries will be published on or around the 17th of June.

Monday, March 7, 2011

How to List your Item on all 3 Language sites.

Have you listed you item only on the English site? Did you know that by listing on all three language sites your items are open to a wider audience?

To make your item appear in all 3 languages...

  • Go to my DaWanda and press My shop.
  • Find your item and them press edit.
  • Under the English description and tags you will see 'do you wish to list in another language - German or French'. You will notice that 'German' and 'French' are highlighted in blue.
  • Press 'German' and up will pop boxes for your description and tags.
  • Do the same for ‘French’ and a second set of boxes will appear.
  • You will need to copy and paste your English description and tags if you do not speak German, or French... I find a German and French dictionary helps a little with the tags at least.
  • Press save and continue and again once you get to the pictures.
  • Your item has now been added to the French and German sites.

Handy Tip… if you don’t speak German or French (like me!) then try adding the following before your English description, when you are listing in a different language.

German - Bitte beachten Sie die englische Beschreibung, wenn Sie mehr über meine Produkte erfahren wollen.

French - Veuillez lire la description en anglais si vous voulez en savoir plus sur cet article!

Which means ‘Please read the description in English if you want to know more about this product!’

Written by Sara of Sara's Texture Crafts

New things on DaWanda Shopping Community!

Yes, that's right you now have even more ways to interact with your favourite sellers on Dawanda!

I have now introduced 2 new modules for the community; - where you can find special Seller Events and take advantage of sales. - where you can watch videos uploaded by sellers, taking us through their craft making tutorials, finds and lives, or showing off their products.

It's free to join, so do pop over all buyers and sellers on DaWanda are welcome.

Sara x

Please note that applications will be approved in around 2-5 days and I also reserve the right to approve or reject any photos and videos deemed unsuitable.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The New Directory of Shops

As you may have read my old link provider will soon be no more and so I have had to come up with a way of promoting those georgeous DaWanda shops. I decided to do this by opening a new site at, which is linked here as DaWanda Shop Directory Links on the top, right hand panel ---->

There are 2 ways you can find shops there; Firstly check out the lists provided under the top page headings, or secondly scroll through the featured sellers' posts, where you can find pictures of their products.

This is the first of the featured sellers - DaWanda Shop Directory Links: Le Bar du Vent

Please check out Le Bar du Vent and the Directory of Shops to find your favourite DaWanda shop!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Does anyone know enough about formatting blogs to help me understand why the right hand column suddenly slips down the page to below the articles, when I list a new stylehive feature??

If you do... please email me... I'm stumped!! Sx