Black Friday Sale - A Peek at a Few Participating Shops

More than 30 of the independent designers, artists, artisans and crafters from The {NewNew} are participating in this terrific event that runs through Monday 11/29/10. Over the next few days we'll be featuring items from each shop to give you a sample of the amazing items available.
Groundsel makes some of the most lovely bags
I have seen. This one is a wristlet made from an
upcycled men's herringbone suit. The removable sage
green microsuede bow makes it extra festive. $50
These wire earrings from Meliannaa
are the perfect bauble to decorate her ears this
holiday season. $12
All I want for Christmas is a cuff from webbedware!
This is just one of the wonderful cuffs available
priced from $39 - $39
Kipi's altered book paintings make perfect gifts
for just about anyone. Priced from $25 - $43
Festive handblown glass earrings from SDVDesigns. These beautiful earrings will dress up any outfit. $25
Reindeer schmeindeer, this holiday it's all about the Moose!
Just one of the fun kids designs from
Felt It. $20
You'll want to get yourself a whole forest of these
wonderful little felt trees from
The Honey Pie Tree.
Use them to trim gifts, decorate your tree, or as the
perfect little stocking stuffer. $8
Don't forget kitty! These jewel toned felt balls from KittyJones
are the best cat toys ever. You'll have as much fun watching
them toss and bat them around as they will playing with them. $7
Be sure to check out all the other shops with great Black Friday / Cyber Monday specials:

It's a {NewNew} School Year!

Head back to school in style with great gear from The {NewNew}.

Heading back to school doesn't mean shopping only at those big box department stores. There are plenty of unique hand crafted items that will have your kids (or you) going back to school in style.

Orange Fleece Hoodie $20
Let's start with the tiniest back to schoolers. Muppetloon creates hoodies and tees that all the kids in pre-school will be asking for. Since they're there to get smart, check out the selection of wise owl togs with appliques made from Eco-Felt. Stylish and eco savvy everyone will be saying "Now that's one smart kid."

VIP Tee $23
Have a little VIP who's all that and more? They'll head right to the front of the line (or class) in this Tee from Playground Rockstar.

The Urban Lola Tote $38
Need something to lug those books around campus? Then you really want to take a peek at the Urban Lola Tote at LolaFalkDesigns. It has plenty of room for all your essentials and it looks so much nicer than that standard issue backpack.

Call Your Mother Pillow $89
Send them off to college with a subtle reminder from Alexandra Ferguson. "Call Your Mother," "Clean Your Room" and other good advice on felt applique pillows. Made from 100% post consumer recycled water bottles, these pillows keep the equivalent of 4 bottles out of landfills. Now if only they can keep their dorm room from looking like a landfill!

Looking for more? Just head on over to Etsy and search on NewNewTeam (all one word). You'll find plenty of colorful magnets for their lockers and to display their A+ work on the fridge at LuCrafts and PurtyBird $6-12. Unique clocks that would look great on a dorm room wall from CantAffordEmClocks $20. Travel mugs perfect as they run from class to class at LennyMud $20 and a great selection of journals and day planners from PriaVanda $15 and up.

Have a stylish and successful {NewNew}school year everyone!
Holly (EllisDesign)

Treasury Seekers

An Etsy Treasury is an ever-changing, member curated shopping gallery of hand picked items. Both Etsy buyers and sellers can create beautiful photo montages of their favorites. Not everyone who makes an Etsy Treasury cares about it later appearing on Etsy's frontpage (which can bring views and sales to the featured shops) ... they're creating for the joy of creating. But many people wonder if there are any "insider" secrets to be learned from Etsy artists who consistently curate great treasuries.

A NewNew Treasury curated by Kimm Chi.

The NewNew team is lucky to have Anne, who owns a shop called Felt It, as a member. Anne makes items for children and adult that feature whimsical and colorful eco-felt appliques. She brings her eye for composition and color to each treasury she creates, and she has created HUNDREDS. We asked her to share her secrets to Treasury Hunting here with us on the blog.

Treasury curated by Muppetloon (anne from Felt It)

How long had you had your etsy shop when you first started making treasuries?

I started making treasuries when I was simply a buyer and not a seller. It was a way to gather some of my favorite items and to get to know the makers.

Do you remember what your first collection was?

I don't remember my first collection made, but I do remember the first treasury that I made that went to the frontpage. It was not for the {NewNew}, as I wasn't a member yet. It was a collection called "Spring at Grandmother's in Paris". I loved those items and so did someone at

How many treasuries would you guestimate you've made?

I have made hundreds of them. They refresh every few days and I try to make it each week at least once or twice. I have been at this now for about two years.

Do you pre-plan before the treasuries open?

When I find myself surfing the internet without much purpose, I open etsy's poster sketch page and put one together. It's there waiting when the treasury opens and I'm all set.

Do you title the treasury after you make it or before?

The title usually comes after I have made the treasury.

Any secret tips?

Check the treasury clock at, but it is only an estimate and it is usually 15-30 minutes off.

What should people making treasuries NOT do?

Just use the same people over and over. It is boring. Also, don't ignore what they are putting up on the frontpage. The individuals who choose the front page over at Etsy like certain colors or items at certain times and not others. Pay attention. Also remember why you are making the treasury. If I am making a treasury for the {NewNew} it is to show some of the best photographed items in their shops.

Are you excited at the recent announcement that Etsy will use more member curated treasuries on the front page?

Of course!

We are excited to bring you a giveaway from Anne's shop!! Today you can win ONE BABY BODYSUIT OF YOUR CHOICE (here is just one example)

OR...ONE TODDLER T SHIRT OF YOUR CHOICE (here is just one example)

Just visit Anne's shop HERE and come back and leave a comment saying what your favorite item was., or facebook about this giveaway (post links) and get additional entries for each! U.S. entries only please. Don't forget to view older posts for giveaways that are still going on! THIS ONE ENDS 4/6/10