Poppytalk Handmade is a curated monthly-themed marketplace to showcase, buy and sell handmade goods of emerging design talent from around the world.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Here are a few testimonials we have received from current Poppytalk Handmade participants:

December 2010

As a new business it can be hard to gain notice in the sea of competition out there so I really appreciate how Poppytalk Handmade creates a curated environment for makers shine in. During my time at the market I noticed a definite jump in visitors to my site and even more exciting to me was that my work was noticed by other blogs and even a print publication. Jan was also completely accessible and helpful and did a great job of promoting the makers in the market on Poppytalk and in features on other sites like Etsy when she was asked to do guest posts. Jan and Earl have put together a wonderful venue in Poppytalk Handmade and I hope to be back soon with new goodies. Thanks!

Jahje Ives of
Baby Jives

April 10, 2010

Poppytalk has been great. I absolutely love it and have nothing but praise for what they do. I've really enjoyed my time in their marketplace.They are super respectful and excited about handmade, independent work and its producers, and creativity in general. They are pretty creative about the ways that they promote it, too. They also have the distinction of being the very first to do something like this.

Clockwork Fantastica


An interesting read: The Keys to the Store: Selling Handmade to Retailers and Wholesalers. Thanks to Alyssa Zygmunt of BROOKLYNrehab for mentioning Poppytalk Handmade!


August 8, 2008 2:04:00 PM PDT (CA)

Million thanks for this great experience, it was a fantastic market for me!!
Best wishes,



August 8, 2008 9:49:02 AM PDT (CA)

Thank you so much! This was a great opportunity and I loved being a part of PHM. You guys have been fantastic, and I look forward to working with you again soon in the future.

Flapper Girl Creations


August 8, 2008 6:03:43 AM PDT (CA)

Dear Jan and Earl,
Thanks for creating a wonderful on-line market and for all the great press it brought my way. The Home Sweet Home market brought me a lot of exposure and a bunch of sales to boot!

Thanks again for doing what you do so well!
Jill Bent Bags and Pillows

August 8, 2008 6:03:43 AM PDT (CA)

From: susan
Date: August 3, 2008 10:28:22 PM PDT (CA)

Hi Jan,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for posting the
pictures of my studio & for using one of them to advertise
studiopalooza. That was such a nice treat. This months market has been
really great for my business. It's brought me quite a bit of traffic &
I truly appreciate all the effort you put in to make all of this
happen. I hope to participate again soon.

Warmest Regards,


August 8, 2008 6:03:43 AM PDT (CA)

June 17/08

I just wanted to say thank you so much for including me in your "handmade market" this month. I have been a reader of Poppytalk for a while, it was one of the very first blogs I discovered before I really understood what a blog was. Your site was always one that I kept in the back of my mind as a good fit for my work, and I finally had the courage to put myself out there and send my work off to you. It worked out, and it's an honor to be included among the other amazing talented artists that you feature.
The market was so easy to load my work onto and it just looks fantastic! You couldn't have made it anymore user friendly! It's also nice to be able to contact you- you reply and answer the questions promptly and keep us informed. The latest email you sent was really helpful and informative and very much appreciated. Thank you!
Thanks too for using my work on your sfgirl post! It was such a thrill to come across it today- a great surprise!
I am finding such a lovely and supportive community of bloggers and artists out there in the world, and I just wanted to take the time to thank you so very much for all you do. I feel so lucky to have made a connection with you- thanks.

all the best,
sarah ahearn


Good Morning,

I have been so busy this week recovering from NSS-- but, I wanted to thank you for creating the Paper Pops market.

I have to tell you, so many people came to my booth saying they had seen me on Paper Pops at PoppyTalk...and that is how they knew to come to my booth. I know that participating in the market really helped introduce me to buyers who were definitely looking for something new and independent.

The show was big-- and it seemed to me that telling people in your audience I was going to be there *before* actually getting there, helped me get traffic I otherwise would not have seen- there was simply so much area to cover that it's easy for sellers to get lost.

So-- I really wanted to thank you for all your work, and the thought behind all you are doing...it's obvious you put a great deal of thought into it....and to let you know it's working...really well.



contemporary paper


Hi Jan and Earl,
I really had a great experience in the 'Here Comes the Sun' market. Thanks for having it! The exposure was great and I had plenty of sales, too.

Thanks so much!
Tina Rice



Hi Jan & Earl,

Participating in your Love Transforms market was an exciting, nail biting experience. I received a number of orders which included one from Sweden and the global exposure also led to a wholesale order from Australia!

I look forward to another exciting month on Popppytalk Handmade!

Julie Yi
lolo + sprout


Just wanted to let you guys know this week has been crazy with sales. So much Christmas business from you guys. Thank you! Love looking at the handmade shop too. You have such a great eye. Everything is well put together and goes together in such a beautiful way. Just wanted you to know.

All the best
A of Bueller Designs

Hi Jan,

I just wanted to write you this quick message to thank you for the opportunity of being on PHM. I was a slacker as far as updating my products (I've been so busy!) but I've gotten some great results by being there and from your blog in general.

What also prompted me to write is that I finally got around to checking out the info that I get from my clients. In the purchasing process I ask "how did you find me" and I would have to say that at least 70-80% of my customers answered through Poppytalk. :) So I just wanted to give you (and Earl!) a big thank you and kudos for all your hard work and for your
mentions of my work on your blog (the calendar was a hit!).

So anyway... That's it. Thank you! :)



Thanks so much for the blog love on the hoodies! And
thanks for all your promotions and efforts in regards to the shop.
I hope it's turning out to be what you've hoped for!
I know that business has been busier than ever for
me over the last

Creative Thursday :: art • illustration • design •


Hey Jan!

I am SO excited to be doing so well! I have been selling a ton (well, for me anyway) and this morning had 9 more orders. Incredible! I would have to say that the market has helped me over a big hurdle. Being seen and promoted by a site with quality products, great designers and chic products has been invaluable for my new business. Thank you!!

I also had a wholesale order that pretty much wiped me out but I do have some new links and new designs to upload today. I'll be sending those to you soon.

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of Poppytalk Handmade! :)
Annie and Olive


Hi Jan,
I just wanted to tell you that I've been getting so many orders that are from Poppytalk Handmade. We are getting orders everyday since the launch and big ones too - the mobile and the lamp. Most of the orders are from US addresses. I just wanted to tell you how great it's working out and I hope it keeps up!! Thanks again for all you've done.
talk to you soon.
arounna :)


Hello and congratulations!!
The site looks fantastic and I feel so proud to be included along side so many amazing artists. Thank you! I hope you have some time to sit back and enjoy it all now! Thank you again, if only we could all get together to meet and toast you in person. Cheers to you and yours and lots of best wishes too,
Charm Foundry


Thank you for the amazing ride I am having with
Poppytalk Handmade.

Nancy Ng


Hi Jan,
I just wanted to tell you that I think I am seeing some good results from having a table with you! I've had a definite upswing of sales this week and many of them are from buyers brand new to Etsy, and from all over the world. Cool. The site looks great and is a lot of fun to browse - I'm really impressed and grateful to have been included.



Thanks for this great opportunity, you've created a great portal of happiness.

Marzipan Mercantile