The Etsy Market – Seasonal Guide

The Etsy Market is back for all your handmade shopping and gift buying for Christmas 2021. This year, our event will be brought to you online, meaning you can shop with us not matter where you are. You don’t have to be in Birmingham to get involved and buy from our stallholders.

We’ve created 3 shopping guides for you to browse before the market weekend. We will then share the full line-up on the blog in case you can come back here after the event for that must-have purchase.

First up, we have the Seasonal Guide.

Chris Cowdrill

What is your name, and where is your Etsy shop based?

Chris Cowdrill and I’m based in Birmingham.

What will you be selling at The Etsy Market event?

I will be selling a range of original artwork as well as cards, badges and prints

What is your favourite product that you are bringing to The Etsy Market?

With all the time we’ve had to spend at home this last year, I’ve been drawing in the garden a lot, so my favourite products feature my range of flower drawings and illustrations that I’ve applied to prints, cards and badges. My particular favourite at the moment is the print of the jasmine flowers.

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

Mince pies. I love them. And I’m one of those people who started buying them when the shops started selling them in August/September.


Fussy Geekwares

What is your name, and where is your Etsy shop based?

Dayz from Birmingham

What will you be selling at The Etsy Market event?

I am bringing my wooden Christmas decorations. They have a gaming theme and retro cassette tape theme.

What is your favourite product that you are bringing to The Etsy Market?

My favourite product is my cassette tape decoration. I have a few variations in this theme, but I love having a little retro music decoration to brighten up my tree.

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

For me, Christmas is always a time to switch off, eat lots of food, drink Bailey’s and catch up on my video games while taking time out to spend with my partner. It’s this time without any pressure that I look forward to most.


Hobbz Designs

What is your name, and where is your Etsy shop based?

I’m Rachel and I’m based in Birmingham

What will you be selling at The Etsy Market event?

Handmade Christmas cards featuring felt wildlife characters and mini scarves, my collection of embroidered coastal bird gifts including framed pictures, brooches and paperweights, original pen drawings, prints and lino prints as well as a few other treasures.

What is your favourite product that you are bringing to The Etsy Market?

I always say it is my Highland Coo card because it inspired me to start up my Etsy shop and it creates so many smiles and that still hasn’t changed.

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

Seeing family and friends, baking mince pies, finding time to finish off little craft projects from last year and winter walks on cold but sunny days.


The Crafty Brum

What is your name, and where is your Etsy shop based?

Kate Jones based in Sutton Coldfield

What will you be selling at The Etsy Market event?

Birmingham inspired pieces such as prints, Christmas decorations and Christmas cards.

What is your favourite product that you are bringing to The Etsy Market?

My brand new Floozie and Birmingham Bull festive decorations

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

Everyone being in the Christmas spirit, seeing friends and family and of course mulled wine!


Mythillogical

What is your name, and where is your Etsy shop based?

My name is Jenny and I’m based in Coventry

What will you be selling at The Etsy Market event?

I’ll be selling illustrated giftware, greetings cards and needle felted and sculpted clay models.

What is your favourite product that you are bringing to The Etsy Market?

I have a soft spot for my niche ‘oddballs’ like my quokka on a space hopper necklace, my little swamp thing model and my Grandma Toad pocket tin.

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

Last year we made our own Christmas crackers with personal messages and decorated hats and gifts inside and it was really fun, so we’re doing it again this year and I’m really looking forward to it.


Paper Ink Alchemy

What is your name, and where is your Etsy shop based?

Lottie, based in rural Worcestershire

What will you be selling at The Etsy Market event?

Papercuts, watercolours, and baubles

What is your favourite product that you are bringing to The Etsy Market?

My favourite are my brand new art painted on optometrist test lenses.The perfect size for Christmas tree decorations but something that can be kept up all year round.

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

All the pretty decorations


Meemz Art

What is your name, and where is your Etsy shop based?

My name’s Mimi and I’m based in Quinton, Birmingham.

What will you be selling at The Etsy Market event?

I’ll be selling an array of paper crafts, ranging from…

~ Animal Avatars: Bright, striking illustrations of people’s beloved pets, available to be commissioned on a “first-come/first-served” basis

~ Un-Christmas Cards: Witty printed cards made for those who don’t celebrate Christmas but still want to mark the new year with friends and family

~ Festive Dispatches: Geometric-based and decoupage-inspired handmade cards which can be enjoyed across a variety of holidays

What is your favourite product that you are bringing to The Etsy Market?

My favourite listing is the “Framed Animal Avatars”. I became inspired to draw pet portraits during the first lockdown and had the time to learn how to draw on a digital platform! The portraits often bring great joy to those who receive them; sending them out ready to display and delight helps to fuel my motivation to create the following sketch!

What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?

My partner and I are considering going away for Christmas, and I can’t wait to get stuck into this next adventure!


How long is The Etsy Market on for?

The Etsy Market is available online for 48 hours:
Starting: 9am Saturday 6th November
Finishing: 9am Monday 8th November

You can browse and buy at anytime during that period. After the 48 hours, you can go direct to the sellers shops using the shop links in the line-up we have provided in this post.

How to get involved with the team

We hope you enjoy browsing The Etsy Market – Line-up and that you’re excited for the event. In order to get involved in future events why not see if you are eligible to join our team. To do so you need to be an Etsy seller from Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Then if you tick these boxes you can apply to the team through our team forum here.

You can also join our email mailing list here. When you do you can select the topics you want to hear about so that we don’t spam you.

Then you can also follow the team social media accounts where we share seller profiles and even information. Make sure to comment and like these posts so we can see how many people are enjoying the content. This also enables us to supply more of what people love through these channels.

Press Coverage Appreciated

You can also help out if you have a blog or work for one, we’d love to hear from you. As the team is run by members we rely on volunteers. This means we don’t always have the hours or budget to get the coverage we’d like. So if you can help please get in touch as we need all the help we can.

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