You DO NOT have to sell on etsy.com to join this community! If you love handmade things, PLEASE go ahead and join!!! :D
*updated info* from post from 5/10/08:
"I just wanted to write a little more about what I would like our community here to be about.
I created this community because I am interested in everything handmade. I just recently found etsy.com when a friend of mine mentioned it as a place that I could sell some of my little handmade goodies. Since I have been selling on etsy, I have also been a buyer of some of those great things, and it inspired me to create a community here on LJ for other lovers of handmade arts and crafts to not only advertise their wonderful little etsy shops, but to share ideas and support to others as well.
etsy_mouse is not only for people who sell on etsy, though. I want it to be a place for anyone who enjoys handmade items - whether you make them yourself or just love browsing and admiring creative things.
If you have not already read the profile page on etsy_mouse, here is a little more about me:
I am a disabled veteran of the 1991 Gulf War. I was a combat medic, and served with the 3rd Armored Division of the US Army. I have always loved handmade things - it is in my blood! :) I was a biology and art double major in college, and I love painting, drawing, calligraphy, polymer clay, lampwork beads, and jewelry making. I just recently taught myself how to do henna, and I am trying to teach myself how to make doll dresses. I am always looking for new things to make, since I do not work a normal job because of my disabilities.
If you are a member, you may post links to your etsy store, pictures of anything you make by hand, things you would like to learn, things that inspire you, questions about selling on etsy, and any other experiences regarding handmade things, including where to find supplies, instructions, etc.
I hope you enjoy it here!
Sincerely, Miss Charley Jo, also known as glassmouse13"
Share your etsy experiences, post about newly listed items, and get feedback on new things you are thinking of adding to your etsy shop!!!
You can even post about great things you have found to buy on etsy! :)
RULES and INFORMATION:
1. Posting anything handmade is perfectly OK...even if you do not have an etsy shop. :) 2. Please do not be mean. Too much drama will not be tolerated. 3. If you have *really* large pictures, please place them behind a cut. If you do not know how to do an LJ cut, please ask, and I will try to help you. 4. I will try to add tags for each member's username. If you do not have a tag and want one, just ask me. 5. I would like this community to be work-friendly. If you have any questions about whether or not your post is suitable, please ask me. 6. It is OK to post a link to another website where you have things you have made for sell or display. 7. I may add to these rules later. 8. NO SPAM ALLOWED. 9. Posts will be deleted if the content is offensive to me or anyone in the community. If you see something that bothers you, please send me a message and I will take care of it.