Dec 23, 2010

Merry Christmas, Canada!

We all know that the holiday season isn’t about getting presents. It’s about family, friends, hope and generosity. But the presents are pretty great!

This year some of our team members participated in a fun, cross-country Secret Santa exchange. Artists were paired up to trade small gifts from their shops in the spirit of giving. Here are some of the wonderful things that made their way around Canada:

From Blue Jeans Jewelry, to Karen's Rope Work, a wonderful handmade necklace.

From The Backyard Bear, to Wave Song, handpainted wildlife art.

From Frog Princess Designs, to Dark Ride, gorgeous handmade jewelry.

From Dark Ride to Butler Pottery,
a gorgeous handmade necklace.

From lepetitreve to Christine Sherriffs,
an adorable owl door tassel.

From Joanniel Creations to Little Bear’s Mom,
a delightful pair of handmade earrings.

From Batty’s Bath to Annabelle’s Art,
a delicious smelling handmade skin care set.

And last, but not least, the host of our Secret Santa exchange, The Backyard Bear,
received a wonderful selection of handmade body bars from soapstar.

From all of Oh Canada, to all of you - Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team

Dec 16, 2010

Friday Finds: Fluffly Pink Bunny Ring

Fluffly Pink Bunny - Kawaii Ring

How cute is this ring? I can imagine a little girl opening up her present and her eyes alighting on this bunny! This pink bunny ring comes from the shop of Berry Sweet Treats from Ontario, Canada.

In this shop you will find cute handmade accessories and paper goods that will appeal to the little girls you know or even to your sense of girliness. There are hair accessories, earrings and even license plate stickers in girly colours.

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Berry Sweet Treats

Dec 10, 2010

Friday Finds: Blackbear Stocking

blackbear stocking

Charming, is the word I thought of when I saw The Backyard Bear's stocking on the fireplace mantle. When you visit her shop you will find all kinds of delightful items that she has re-claimed and created something completely new with them! Often she has used her artist skills to paint norhern creatures - birds, ducks, bears, and even a porcupine grace her work.

If you are looking for something truly unique please take the time to visit The Backyard Bear.

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and The Backyard Bear

Dec 5, 2010

Canadian Gift Guides

A handmade gift is a treasure to behold. Our Canadian artists have gathered together some fantastic collections of gift ideas, featuring fantastic handmade and vintage designs.

Made in Canada Blues

Made in Canada Blues Under $50
by Lostcode

Your Man Will Love

Your Man Will Love...
by Bunny Safari Pottery

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
by Tarapparel

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and

Dec 2, 2010

Friday Finds: Felted Wool Bucket

Felted Wool Bucket Bag Front Detail

This felted bucket immediately caught my eye! The colours! Rich blue, brown and green. This work of fiber art has been done by Woolbrain Knitter In her shop you will find hand dyed shawls, scarves, knitted, and felted items for sale.

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Woolbrain

Dec 1, 2010

Tag Workshop: Peppermint Soap Whip

This week our Tag Workshop features a luxurious whipped body wash by Bubble Tub. We’ll compare tag suggestions from our helpful volunteers, to see what search terms shoppers might use to find it. The description reads:

Cool, refreshing, mmm minty - this one is a winner. What could be more decadent than dipping into a jar full of whipped creamy dreamy frosting soap! Use in bath or shower, dip in and slather all over your body for a truly luxurious cleanse. We added all sorts of healthy oils for your skin such as almond oil and avocado oils so you could get the full benefits while in the shower or taking a bath.

Peppermint Snowflakes Soap Whip by Bubble Tub

Peppermint Snowflakes Soap Whip
by Bubble Tub

Tarapparel suggests these tags:

bath and beauty, bath, body, soap, wash, shower,
whip, peppermint, scented, blue, icy,
winter, snow, refreshing

Khalliah Design recommends:

bath and beauty ,soap, skin care
, relaxing, whipped soap, fragrant,
limited edition, peppermint, cozy moments, almond oil,
avocado oil, refreshing, moisturizing

Sunshine Jewls suggests:

bath and beauty, soap, body wash, bath,
almond oil, snowflake, mint, peppermint,
winter, snowflake, blue

Fuchst Bags recommends:

bath and body, soap, body wash, creamy,
shower, fragrance, moisturizing, almond, avocado,
oil, peppermint scent, frosting, fresh, bubbletub.

And the actual tags are:

bath and beauty, soap whip, peppermint scented,
snowflakes, winter, moisturizing, bubbletub, safe team,
blue, shower, body wash, tt team, ohcanadateam

For more help choosing Etsy tags try:

Tag Wars
Holiday Merchandising Tips
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Bubble Tub

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