Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Call for Collaboration!

I've just signed on here at dawanda and have so far been really impressed with the quality and variety of merchandise and the friendliness of the members. I shoot very unusual photographs, very surreal, but always in a fashion/vintage style. I'm working on a new series of photographs of stylish objects, so if anyone is looking for a cool and distinct, professional photo of one of your products, let me know and maybe we can arrange a long-distance exchange/shoot. check out my work on dawanda ( or on my website at, and if you like what you see, feel free to get in touch — or just visit my shop anytime if you're looking for something interesting to hang on your walls.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Introducing... Enna!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: enna
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? January 2007
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Yes
5. What Category are you under? Boutique
6. What do you sell? postcards, wrapping Paper, earrings, pillows, hand printed clothing,brooches, iron-on patches,...
7. Describe 2 of your current products.

Cassette tape pouch - this is one of my bestsellers. It's a great little gift and you can put some little surprises in there, before you give it to someone. I used to make mix tapes for everyone all the time. Now, i don't have a working cassette player anymore. So i designed this in remembrance of all the mix tapes i made in the past :-)

Matryoshka wrapping paper ­ the newest addition to my shop. I designed the pattern myself and had the paper printed. It's very colourful and cheerful and you can use it for almost any occasion! I even framed one piece and hung it on my wall.

8. Tell me a bit about you...

I'm a graphic designer, graduated in 2005. I soon realized that I didn't want to work in an advertising agency - like most graphic designers do. My favourite thing to do was illustrating and creating little products. Finally, my dream came true, when I got the chance to open my own shop in Hannover, Germany. I use it as a studio as well and I can't imagine any better job than this one!

9. Do you have a website, or blog? Yes:

And if you're curious about my shop in Hannover, check this:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Introducing... Nadel und Faden!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: nadelundfaden
2. DaWanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? 28.06.2007
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? no
5. What Category are you under? -
6. What do you sell? I sell clothes, bags, accessoires and soft toys which are made of original fabrics from the early seventies.
7. Describe 2 of your current products.
a. Elfi Elephant - it's a friendly soft toy made of original 70ies terry cloth. And it's not only for kids ;)!
b. 70ies Miniskirt - also made of original 70ies terry cloth. You can wear it seperate or even over your trousers!

8. Tell me a bit about you...

I'm from the very east of Germany and I'm studying on teaching profession. In my freetime I love to sew with fabrics I've collected with much passion over many years... i love what i do because i do what i love!
9. Do you have a website, or blog? No.

Closed for Christmas!

The directory blog will be closed from 19th Dec 2007 until the 1st Jan 2008 9am. There is however lots to see and do here!

  1. Check out the shops that have added their link
  2. Check out the shops that have adverts along the right hand side and bottom of the blog.
  3. Shop on DaWanda! English Site, French Site or German Site
  4. Learn about DaWanda
  5. Read featured seller's interviews
  6. Submit your listing or feature interview

And so much more!

And if you want to keep an eye on us in the new year don't forget to subscribe for news straight to your email...

Sara x

Introducing... Duffy Designs!

1. DaWanda Shop Name: Duffy Designs
2. Dawanda Shop URL:
3. When did you open your shop? Jan.1,2008
4. Are you in the DaWanda Shop Directory here? Yes
5. What Category are you under? Jewellery category
6. What do you sell: Hand fabricated metal jewellery. I use primarily sterling silver, some copper, and bronze with found objects such as river rocks, shells, porcelain shards , and anything that looks natural and beautiful. My customers have begun giving me items to incorporate into my designs and I love the input! The shells, for instance, come from a special area of the Atlantic Coast off of North Carolina. They are roughly tumbled by the sea so that they become beautifully abstact. I've used the shell, rock,and porcelain shards in mosaic patterns with grout and I like that look. My designs have and are evolving with the various materials I find to use.

7. Describe 2 of your current projects:

I like to do so many different things it's really hard to keep a coherent "look" for my work. I think I will always, however, construct silver "boxes" in which to showcase objects I love. I will continue working with the shells and the porcelain shards in mosaics, but I also have been enjoying etching bronze and copper for use in larger designs. I'm still doing the Prismacolored steel designs because they are an endless rainbow of colors. I bounce between that and black! I have a way to blacken steel with heat and a beeswax mixture, so that's another way to go. I work on several ideas at a time.

8. Tell me a bit about you...
I am a 62 year old grandmother of three, a wife, and am owned by a Beagle and two cats. I love to garden and read when I'm not making jewelry. I'm very interested in learning . I still go to metal working workshops at Arrowmont Crafts School in the summers. I am just beginning to give classes in metal work. That will be a new adventure, I'm sure. I used to do many art shows but am down to one local one and an Open Studios event in November. It's great to have the feed back from those events.

9. Do you have a website, or blog?

April Blog Carnival - Spring is in the Air/Easter

Welcome to the April 2008 edition of DaWanda Seller's Blog Carnival. A celebration of Seller's who blog... Today's feature is all about a 'Spring is in the Air/Easter'.

Sellers were asked to think about the following topics;

  • Spring additions to your shop
  • Your latest collection on DaWanda
  • Your favourite finds this month on DaWanda
  • Up and coming Craft Fairs this month
  • Your personal craft work this month
  • Your favourite Easter Egg recipe
  • Easter Hunt Pinboards

Here are the entries;

Andreanna of Glamasaurus presents Spring is in the Air posted at Blogasaurus.
Sally Holland of Sallers presents Spring to it posted at sallers - craft in progress

Do pop over and check out those blogs and why not visit their shops too!

Sara x

That concludes this edition... The next edition will be announced shortly. To submit your blog article to the next edition of DaWanda Seller's Carnival please use our carnival submission form.

If you are new to Blog Carnivals, but would like to be involved in a future edition, then please read this article... What is a Blog Carnival and How do I Join?


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Saturday, June 4, 2011

DaWanda Group on Indiepublic gets a mention!

... On DaWanda's official blog!

Here's the article

Indiepublic is free and easy to join, so why not take advantage and show off your DaWanda shop there. Here's the indiepublic link

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Help required for the Links Directory... Free advertising!!

The DaWanda Community has really grown over the last year and with so many of us now I think it is now time to share the comunity blog and related directory with other shop owners who would like to contribute.

I want to start with the Shop Links Directory at, which is fast becoming a great way to find DaWanda Shops.

Why am I looking for help? Well, honestly for two main reasons. Firstly my own work often makes keeping up with this blog difficult, but secondly and more importantly to DaWanda sellers, I want this to become more of a community thing. The DaWanda community spirit is something really to be proud of and I feel together we could really turn this little blog into a great show case for sellers... maybe even create more sales?! The job role isn't a big one... in fact I create posts every other week, but with the main blog and the ning community time is only finite.

If you are interested, please check out where I have given you full details of the free promotional gifts you will get in return!

Written by Sara of