Sunday, September 30, 2007

October Participants Coming!

I was going to publish a list of the October Poppytalk Handmade participants prior to the launch and then have decided against it, as I'm noticing alot of their product is selling already at their online shops and I don't want to spoil all the fun and surprise. So I will publish the list at the same time we launch Monday! See you then!

Attention October Participants

If you haven't heard from me already. I will be sending you your direct links (URL's) to your Poppytalk Handmade Table later Sunday!

Friday, September 28, 2007

on the countdown!

so here's the plan. poppytalk handmade is planning to go live on monday, october 01/07! the first online virtual street market curated by poppytalk will be a month long market selling handmade and vintage goods from 75 emerging designers/artists from around the world (literally!) from paris to israel, south africa, united states, canada, england and many more! so because of this i am a busy busy person as you read this, hence no posts unfortunately today. if you click on the image it will enlarge and you will see a sneak peek at some of the amazing artists included in october's market. i will be also posting a list of all the october artists participating in poppytalk handmade on the poppytalk handmade blog as soon as i can. so meet me back here monday for the launch!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Promote yourself!

Promote yourself on Poppytalk Handmade by putting this banner on your site! Just drag it to your desktop and paste to your site/blog. I will be emailing each of you individually your personal url to Poppytalk Handmade as soon as I have all the images up. (So it might be best to wait to put up till you have those - near week's end).

Friday, September 21, 2007

Thank You!

Hello everyone! Phew! It's been a mind boggling week going through all the amazing decisions, but I think we've finished the selection process. So if you haven't been contacted, please give me a shout. I hope I haven't missed anyone.

Thank you all for your submissions for the first Poppytalk Handmade (Virtual) Street Market. It was overwhelming the reponse and the decision process was so so hard and difficult to make.

As much as we liked everyone's work, we had to draw certain lines with categories and numbers.

I encourage many of you who were declined this round submit for the Holiday Themed (gift) one being held in November. if you're at all interested please check this blog for announcements soon on the plan.

We thank you again for your submission and wish you alll the best!

For those of you that have been selected, an animated banner should be up here over the weekend that you'll be able to save to your desktop to promote your table for the October Market. Once I have your images uploaded I'll be able to send you a link to your table once we have it live. You can then link the promotional banner to your table from your site.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Call for Sumissions - Closed

Thanks to everyone for all your wonderful submissions! We'll be finalizing things over here in the next day or so and hope to contact everyone by midweek! Looking forward to an amazing October market! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

poppytalk handmade - oct market deadline approaching!

the poppytalk handmade deadline for the october market is fast approaching. i'm so so excited with the response from this, and so pleased to have almost 200 entries so far. but there is a couple more days to get your submissions in (deadline being september 15th) so if you're waivering at all, or behind on things, just shoot me an email and i'll be happy to take a look at your online shop as the submission per se. i will be in touch with everyone shortly after the deadline! it's going to be an amazing market! i can hardly wait!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

poppytalk handmade - website (sneak peek)

(main page example - click on image to enlarge)

we've been working hard over the weekend, me and my wonderful husband (well mostly my husband) who does all the tech stuff here and have come up with enough that we can show you what the main page of the poppytalk handmade site will look like as well as a vendor page (both which are still in development).

so how it looks right now is basically it except for a few cosmetic add ons that aren't there yet. each image on the main page represents a separate table and when you scroll down you will see more tables which gives each vendor a really high profile right away. a categories list on the left will be added and we changed the 9 images to 10 on the vendor pages (see below) - (just because it made more sense with the format we had going on the front page of five images across). when you click on an item on the vendor page, that item will enlarge for a better view. you will also be able to click on a "buy" button which will take you to the vendor's online shop (be it etsy, mintd, dawanda, or other). (for those that have been asking, you will be able to upload a new item once an item sells all for the same monthly rate). it's looks like it's going to be a really exciting first market with such an awesome array of high quality submissions coming in from some of my favorite designers and new ones too. stay tuned!

(vendor page example - click on image to enlarge)

Monday, September 3, 2007

update: poppytalk handmade - thank you!

thanks to all the bloggers out there who gave poppytalk handmade, (the virtual street/flea market) a shout out this past week! the response has been overwhelming and i'm so excited with the amazing quality of submissions! thanks, bloesem, oh joy, design*sponge, whip up, toronto craft alert, imedagoze, freshly blended, mixed plate, indiefixx! (i hope i haven't missed anyone!) stay tuned for a sneak peek of the site this week!