Tuesday, April 8


Up until a few weeks ago I had only been on the bidding end of the new Alchemy feature (a recent, re-addition to Etsy.com. If you have yet to venture over to check it out, I highly recommend it). But for my birthday, of which I made it abundantly clear to all of you as being at the end of last month, I decided to do one of my very own. This is how it read:

"It's my birthday today (or for the next couple of hours!) and I wanted to get myself a little something from the wonderful community of Etsy :) I'm really on the lookout for an Original ACEO but would be willing to entertain most any offers.

Thank you and happy weekend!"

I got not 1, not 2, but 47 bids before I forced myself to close it and file through the array of amazingness that had already come in. Here are just a few that were so close to being mine (if only monetary devices didn't have to be a factor) that I just have to give an honorable mention "shout out" to:

I have purposefully not added their shop names or descriptions to FORCE you to get out that index finger and give a click to each and every one :)

So what, you are wondering, did I pick out?? I just couldn't resist these:

All original designs and creative talent brought to you by Bridgette at Earmark. They came lightning fast, incredibly brilliant and with one of these lovely magnets as a free gift!

I will leave you with its quote:

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
T.S. Eliot


Crazy Times Candle & Bath Co. said...

That's great that you got such a good response to your alchemy request.

I have yet to try out that side of the feature.

picciolo said...

what a great choice, earmark have done a wonderful job for you there!
: )

picciolo said...

oh, and happy belated birthday too!
: )

BackwoodSophisticate said...

Earmark's store is awesome! Bet it was a hard decision, looks like you got some awesome bids.

T said...

I need to try this out, that sounds like a great birthday treat to yourself. Good for you! And a lovely choice I must say :)

Julia said...

What a brilliant idea! I should do that for my birthday :)

I love those note cards! They're perfect!

Also a huge fan of ArtKitten's ACEO's!

mosey handmade said...

it must have been so cool to "pick" your birthday present and have 47 etsiers bidding on who would win you over!
happy belated birthday!

Art Kitten said...

Oh I do not blame you for your choice! Those are gorgeous!!! Isn't it fun to receive items like this in the mail? Although I do have to say I am happy you almost chose mine :)

Kinichi River Designs said...

I was thinking of doing the same thing for my upcoming birthday! I've made one request through alchemy so far (for a gift) and got an amazing response with so many great options. I'm a huge fan of alchemy now. :)