Saturday, July 16, 2011


The concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect.  This is the wikipedia definition for karma.  How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. ~Wayne Dyer.  Etsy has a variety of teams that members can join at will.  Team members are connected by common interests, problems, a desire to learn about making their Etsy shop more successful etc.  I am a member of several teams, two of which are small with very friendly members who are eager to help each other with the big common goal of improving their Etsy businesses.  Blogging Grannies currently has 18 members, all over 50 years old, who learn from each other as we strive to build our Etsy shops.  Yes, we tweet, do facebook, blog and use all the bells and whistles available to us to promote our internet businesses just like Etsians that may be a year or two younger than we are.  Vintage Bloggers currently has 25 members who share my love for vintage items.  I find both these teams to be very supportive and friendly.  I would like to begin featuring shops of team members to be supportive of them, but also as a way to get to know each one a little better as I explore their Etsy shops.  I firmly believe what goes around comes around and that this exploring and building rapport with fellow Etsians will ultimately help my shop as well.  Good karma.

Seese the Day is the Etsy shop of a Blogging Grannies team member that I am just beginning to get acquainted with.  The shop owner is Jo Seese and coincidentally, she is from Hickory, North Carolina which is only about 2 hours from Brevard, North Carolina where I live.  Small world.  She sells unique, ooak, handcrafted jewelry and accesories.  Her fabulous items absolutely pop with color and personality.  She has beautifully combined her talents to create very unique items that are a combination of knitting and beading.  So creative.  Here are a couple examples of her work:

How adorable is this girl!  Notice all the different materials and textures in this scarf.  Jo does not just knit, she creates art.  Fabulous.  My favorite items in her shop are her gorgeous bracelets.  The combination of knitting and beading is just so unique and interesting.

Jo is a middle school teacher working toward retirement.  I admire anyone who is a teacher and most especially those with the ability to teach this age group.  My comment to her was that raising middle school children is like trying to nail jello to a tree.  She states that creating keeps her sanity.  I would say she is probably very sane as her therapy has certainly produced some beautiful creativity...


  1. What beautiful work Jo does! One of the great things about the handmade community is the way you can get to know the people behind the scenes. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You are so right. That is exactly why I want to start featuring other sellers!