No, I mean really really.  Etsy headquarters are in Brooklyn, NY.  And TODAY, I will be there.  ...  ! ... !!!!!!!!!!! Remember that awesomely amazing book I told you about?  The book every indie crafter, artist, etc should own?   The one I told you I was in??  This one:

The one with advice and contributions from hot hot hot folks like, Grace Bonney from Design Sponge, Emily Martin of the black apple, and Matt of Etsy.com (to name a few)? Well, the book's awesome author, Kari Chapin, has organized a discussion panel for the Etsy Speaker Series---and (you guessed it) I'm ON THAT THING! A great group of folks who were featured in the book, including the author; Kari, Kim Werker, Jennifer Judd-McGee, Liz Smith and yours truly, will talk about selling crafts locally, globally and online, LIVE at 7 pm eastern time TONIGHT!!  wheeee!  I am SO SO SO grateful to be included in this.  Kim gets to the point better than me:

"The panel will be a live event there [at Etsy headquarters] (if you’re in NYC, you can sign up for free here). If you aren’t in NYC or you can’t make the event in person, you can catch it live in the Etsy Virtual Labs. I’m not sure if they’ll record the panel for non-live viewing, so watch it live if you can! (Note: The panel starts at 7pm Eastern time.)"

Speaking of Kim, she said she's "stupid excited" to see Etsy in person (I couldn't agree more).  Which makes me stupid excited to meet her.  I spent many parts of my tryst with Vancouver, BC trying to explain to my Canadian friend what "stupid excited" meant.  I don't think he ever got it, but I'm hoping this post will help.

In the spirit of what-to-wear-to-Etsy-tonight, I offer you a glimpse into my Charleston Outfit of the Day:

(these earrings are some of my favorites from the new Old Turns New line.  lookout for them in the shop soon)

Okay okay okay, we gots to get on the ROAD!  Yesterday, Charleston.  Last night, DC.  Today, NY.  Brooklyn, here we come---

I'm STUPID excited for all of it!  Kari Chapin, you're... too much for words; thank you for---well, everything.

(new stores in SC and DC---lookout for 'em!)

miss you guys (wish me luck)! xo~betsy

***Song of the Moment: Walking, by the Dodos***

7 thoughts on On my way to Etsy...like, really.

LolaDee:

I need to get me this book. Your outfit is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. An honour :) Have fun at Etsy! Lola Dee x

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

maba:

You are so beautiful!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Line voltage thermostat:

Hey hotstuff! Good to see your cute face again. Have SO. MUCH. FUN.

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Lolafalk:

I met you at the Etsy event tonight (after the discussion – handbag designer Lolafalk). I love seeing the earrings you were considering wearing here in your post…all the more because I was fixated on them when talking to you after the event! Thanks for coming to BK to share your wisdom and experience with us “up and comers” – your insight and candid responses to our questions were so appreciated :). And of course…I’m so glad to know of your jewelry now!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Mabel and Zora:

Good luck! Have fun! You look amazing!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

agneta:

Your blog ….. it’s amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

A small footprint from Agneta & Sweden

Ps. I have an ongoing jewelry contest on my blog. Welcome! Ds

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

Kim Werker:

When I get home next week, I’m totally going to go on a kick to see if people in Vancouver get it when I say “stupid excited.” I’m pretty sure I adopted it from a Vancouver friend, but neither of us is originally from there…

So, well, I’m stupid excited to meet you later today!

October 05 2016 at 09:10 PM

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