Monday, January 17, 2011

Bliss Monkey Studio's 4th birthday party!





Lilith Monster #1- she was sold to a customer in Espoo, Finland who had fuscha themed apartment.

Four years ago, I opened my shop with monsters and coffee cozies. I was brand new to the Etsy family which was much smaller back then. Soon, I was laid off my day job and I went designing full time! I budgeted carefully and slowly expanded my business to several strong lines of products, writing projects for books, wholesale accounts with stores, and the crazy plush creatures that eventually opened their OWN store.

I love selling on etsy, love shopping on etsy, and really love the direct artist to customer contact I get. Thanks for supporting my business!

Now for a wrist warmer give away. Drop a comment in this post, with your favorite color of wrist warmers and I'll draw a name from the hat at the end of the week. If you leave a post without a color choice, I'll send black. :-)

All photos in this post are projects from that first year Bliss Monkey Studio hit Etsy.

Buddha's Garden quilt

Classic Blue coffee cozy

9 comments:

melissa said...

Alysse, I'm soo Proud of you. You are a fantastic artist and friend. Keep it up girl. Happy Etsy Birthday!!

Portia mccreery said...

I love my wrist warmers. Last week if was 3 below in Wyoming and I lived in mine, night and day. Another pair never hurts especially a pair of black ones!

Loreen said...

Congratulations! I'm here too. I couldn't comment from my phone before.

Vickie said...

Happy Etsy Birthday! I love your creations.

I like blue, purple, red...bright colors. I know I've missed the cutoff, but felt compelled to leave my color choices.

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

I've been sick and haven't drawn a name yet!!!! Take advantage and keep commenting to get in the hat before I draw. :-)

rebecca said...

I'd like some wrist warmers....if you're still accepting comments...if you're still giving away such nice things...

Lori Kay said...

congratulations on your 4th birthday. I found your site from the Stuffed magazine - love your gnomes. If I win, I'd love the purple wrist warmers. Thanks!

Lori Kay said...

congrats on your 4th birthday. I came to check out your site after seeing the gnomes in Stuffed magazine. They are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway - I choose purple!

Saz said...

Awesome! I'm pretty new to Etsy, and so far I'm loving it. It's good to hear the success stories.