Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Sharing: Hoarders Unite

In January, I began a team on Etsy called Hoarders Unite. It was in response to a thread about whether people "hoard" supplies, and if so, how do crafters and artisans deal with this overabundance of stuff. We decided it would be a good idea to begin a team to lend support to each other in using up the stash before bringing in more items. We keep in touch via our team page on Yahoo Groups.

As a person who is easily thrilled at thrift store and freebie finds, as well as who is interested in upcycling and repurposing, I struggle with this balance all the time. So, Hoarders Unite now has over 25 members, and I wanted to share with you a couple of these shops on Etsy.

Cigarboxbeads is a member of Hoarders Unite, and has beautiful woven beadwork available in the shop. This beautiful bracelet is an example of the marvelous talent of this seller. She hales from Seal Beach, California, and has a second Etsy shop called suchandsort. Suchandsort is a shop in which you will find "a bit of everything- from vintage buttons to found items to collectibles to hand crafted artwork." Visit the shop to find some great repurposed items like these vintage-glass-bottles-turned-bud-vases.

(this photo belongs to such and sort, from her shop)

Take a Sunday drive through Etsy on the Information Superhighway, and see what you find...

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7 comments:

cigarboxbeads said...

thank you so much for featuring me, and for the convo...
marilyn g
suchandsort

cigarboxbeads said...

thank you so much for featuring me! ....and thanks, too, for the informative convo! ;>)

marilyn g
suchandsort

Lenox Knits said...

Sounds like a great group. I am a total hoarder but I don't think I am ready to commit to not buying new supplies, so I can't join your group. Maybe soon:)

Sinclair said...

Well, the beauty of the group is that you don't have to commit to NEVER take in new things...just to try to use up things you have and stay balanced on the intake. I could never commit to NEVER purchasing/acquiring new supplies or materials!

Mamta said...

Sorry haven't been much active 4rm the beginning,but I'll start from now. I had tagged my items with the team tag,but I faced a problem with another team I had joined saying I was misusing the tag so thought better to remove tags and add once I get approved from you'll. I'm in and hope wud be helpful as well:-)

cigarboxbeads said...

changed some tags-- will do more tonight! thanks again----

later-

marilyn g
suchandsort.etsy.com

AlliesAdornments said...

I've found some great "must have's" in SuchandSort. Thanks for featuring her!