Monday 19 January 2009

Celebrations, a Goodbye and a Proximidade award

Our little vacation is over and we are back home with awaiting work of a week and cleaning up and aranging all our new supplies, not an easy task if I may say so...
The nice thing is we got some nice motivations these days, as we passed the 1000 sales at Etsy and have been favorited by 8000 Etsy users, thank you for all your support and Love, it really means alot to us!!

While we are celebrating on Etsy, we are also saying goodbye to our very first online shop on Rubylane. I just wanted to share this with you incase you where thinking about opening a shop there. It has been a good experience but just not the right place for us to sell there. Etsy is full of action, like treasuries and Frontpage features, street teams and friends. Rubylane is totally different, you can only sell jewelry, vintage and antiques there, the visitors are different and no one is chatty. Fees are much higher and sales are much slower. So by the end of this month we are closing our doors there, so that we have more time for Etsy.

And last but not least Dindi, a friend of the European Street Team was so sweet to give us the Proximidade award, thank you very much, Dindi!

Proximidade is described as follows:
'This blog invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes for self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!'

This blog award should be sent to your favorite eight bloggers and they, in turn should forward to eight of their favorites. You should include the text for Proximidade (above) in your announcement blog.

As I have to choose only eight, the Proximidade Award goes to:



Xue Originals


  1. wow, how amazing news. congratulations! many hugx

  2. WOW! Your shop must be one of the most loved ones on Etsy! :)

    Thanks for the avard. I also got it from Antigoni already *lol*

  3. wow thank you so much Star !!!!

  4. Thanks so much for the award, Star!
    I also got it from Antigoni & ChiChi so I better make the post quickly now! ;)

  5. Fun award and congrats to 8000 hearts:-)

  6. Congrats, Star!! Well deserved!

  7. COOL Star, many congratulations!! this is incredible :) ***applaud***

  8. Huge congrats on hearts, award and your big decision! Now you can put all your energy in your fab Etsy shop!

    ..There's something funny with links you provided... just noticed:)

  9. Congratulations, E ! I'm so impressed by the sales & by the hearts. Thank you too for thhe award, it is kind of you. I do appreciate it.

  10. Woow Star, congratulations for 8000 hearts, it's amazing.

    Thank you very much for this very meaningful award! You never know how I'm happy for this:)

  11. well done on the 1000!!! and the 8000

    you go girls !!!

  12. Wonderful news and good decisions. Sounds good all around!

  13. Congratulations on the 8000 hearts~ this is awesome~ see how many people love and enjoy your shop~

    Wise business choice to keep all your focus on Etsy~ great place.

    Thanks for the award too~ honored beyond words, and I don't lack for words normally. lol.

    Wish you continued success in your business and happiness in your life~!

  14. 8000 hearts, phew! I am glad to know that one of them is mine! Thanks for the award star!