Team Get-Together

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hope to see my TESTy team mates tonight!

For the Bookworm

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This week T.E.S.T. is featuring items for the bookworm in your life. Éditions Tchaï publish several graphic novels, including Ah Gilgamesh illustrated novel by ezhilin. Watch for an up-coming interview with Eugene of ezhilin, right here on the Toronto Etsy Street Team blog.

Vintage Book Journal....Chester House Wins Through by coverstories - a great way to record your reading.

Decorate your home with bookish delights including 1963 Yearbook Upcycled Paper shipping to US and Canada by dervish

Pair the 1960s diagonal stripes secretary blouse -- MY FUNNY VALENTINE SALE -- SALE ENDS FEB 28TH by foundlingsvintage with horn-rimmed glasses for the librarian-chic look.

A cheeky gift for the literature-lover: X Sensual Student X Pendant Made With Vintage Adult Novel Text (Adult Content) by XXXLittWear

Show your book love with this Book Binder pinback button by Zippster

Incidentally, both ratgirl and Zippster/kltrocks are actual librarians, with extra-bookworm cred.

The Olympics Come to Canada

Friday, February 12, 2010

As the XXI Olympic Winter Games begin in Vancouver, the Toronto Etsy Street Team thinks of sports. We wish Vancouver (& Whistler) well, and will be cheering from across the country!

We admire the dedication and training that athletes undertake. Get the Exerciser on Periwinkle. A fused glass pendant necklace. by ellecools

It's no secret that Canada's heart belongs to ice hockey. Ice Hockey FEBRUARY SALE ITEM - an Only-On-Etsy deal ( 8 x 10 print, including border) by anotherangle

Show your spirit with Ohhh Canada by Bebbers

Show your support for Team Canada with BiKay's Olympics 2010 Edition - Maple Leaf Earring with Rhinestone and LOVE

Even your journal can sport the maple leaf! Vintage Book Journal Notebook 'The Silver Maple' by coverstories

Imagine the torch with Smells Like A Campfire Body And Room Spray by mythicmatters

Opening and closing ceremonies will pay tribute to First Nations culture. These archival prints celebrate beauty in mocassins. Moccasins - Tribute to Native American Arts Limited Edition Digital Print from Author Watercolor Finished by hand with Watercolor Pencils Gouache and Hand Writings by LiliesOValley

Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hu: The Tiger, limited edition linocutGong hei fat choi! 恭喜发财! "Congratulations and be prosperous" is a traditional new year greeting for the Chinese, lunar, new year, which will be celebrated this February 14th, and usher in the Year of the Tiger. Chinese new year is a major holiday celebrated in Chinese and other asian cultures around the world and certainly here in Toronto.

Today we share T.E.S.T. items inpsired by or associated with the 3rd animal in the Chinese zodiac, the tiger, like minouette's 'Hu: The Tiger' lino block print. If you are in Toronto, you can see this print and others from around the world at the 9th International Print Exhibition and Exchange Celebrating The Chinese Year of the Tiger 2010 from February 10 to March 6th (with Opening, Sunday, February 14th from 2-4), at the PROOF Gallery in the Distillery District (55 Mill Street, Building #74, Studio 104).

Show your tiger spirit by wearing the tiger-striped Sunset Stripes. A fused glass pendant necklace. 150. by ellecools

Red is the colour of Chinese new year celebrations. Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with the Stripey Red Cat by bombuslane

Lure the big cats with the Here Kitty Kitty Charm Necklace by HibouAccessories

Hip urban tigers wear The Urbanite - Fused Glass Belt Buckle by urbanfusions

Orange and black Starling - Limited Edition Fine Art Print - 8 x 10 by GirlCanCreate reminds us of the tiger hunting.

Cat people wear the Cat silhouette pinback button by zippster

Favour the subtle blends of tiger colours with the Burnt orange enamel id braceletby TorchedStudio

Send tiger-coloured greeting with the Ribbon Rose Greeting Card - Awesome- in pumpkin orange by kiwipunch

Be cat-like with another striking silhouette Perfectly Imperfect Pendant- Here Kitty Kitty by herprettybird

Wear all natural tiger-striped stone with the Striped Rock Necklace by slashpile

Carry your good fortune in the MOO BUSINESS CREDIT CARD HOLDER MINI PURSE - Red Floral Fan by LMCreations

The Chrysanthemum is a popular new year floral decoration, because it symbolizes longevity. Wish longevity when you give the gift of the Tiny Chrysanthemum Clip Kanzashi by magpiecanada

For the tigress in your life, it's the SLING IT BACK - hand-embroidered wall decor by thegirlinyellow

Wear this tiger-coloured Screenprinted Wooden Chickadee Brooch by genevievejodouin

For celebrating this year's tiger babies, you can use a suitably orange
Happy Birthday Invitation - Digital Photo File (MOD1) by FostenDesigns

Send thanks and more with the tiger-coloured flower cards by papierbellerose

Wear a tiger-striped tie pin with the silk tie brooch by ilovetweek

Toronto Etsy Street Team SHOP! Creating for a Cause

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Toronto Etsy Street Team has opened a TEST team shop on etsy. Various talented Toronto etsians, working in a wide variety of media are donating items to the shop to raise money for charity. Our first priority is Haiti and the current charities that will receive proceeds are:
Red Cross: 40%
Médecins Sans Frontière/ Doctors without Borders: 40%
Global Medic: 20%

Check out the shop to see local talent and let your etsy shopping habit help buy some good in the world.

If you are looking for other ways to acquire hand-made goodies while helping out Haiti, check out Hearts For Haiti, an international, collaborative etsy etsy shop started to raise funds since the devastating earthquakes which shook Haiti.

T.E.S.T. member shannellesmith has also started Handmade 4 Change, a shop which allows buyers to choose from a selection of charities to which proceeds will be sent.

T.E.S.T. member wanting to share your philanthropic ventures? Drop us a line! We would love to share it on this blog.
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