Welcome To Artfire…My Review

I recently purchased some yarn from an online store on Artfire.com. It’s a marketplace for Handmade, Vintage, Supplies and more. Its similar to Etsy and I was surprised that I’ve never heard of it (especially since its ranked right behind Etsy at #2).

I looked into the company and was very impressed. Even though I have an Etsy storefront, I decided to try their 30 day trail period. So far I’m glad I did.
The studios are easy to work with and I love that they don’t charge for listing or commission fees. This works out great for those with a lot of items. There is a monthly flat fee after your trial of $12.95 (that’s it). They have a wonderful support system & guide to help you every step of the way.

After setting up my Artfire shop I decided to checkout their Forum and I wrote an “Introduce yourself” post. I didn’t think anyone would read it, so you can imagine my surprise when other shop owners immediately welcomed me and by the second day there was over 200 views. They also also gave me wonderful advise and many kind words. They actual went to my shop and looked.

I made the inital mistake of thinking “oh this is just another Etsy.” But its not. The vibe at Artfire was surprising different, I didn’t feel like I was in a sea of many (even though it’s a huge marketplace). They really treat you and your shop like an “Online Business”. I like this place.

I am really happy I joined and if you have or are thinking about selling online, Check out Artfire.com and then come by and visit me at Uhaneknits

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New Look For 2012

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Happy New Year!!!
For the New year Uhane knits has a new look for our Flash website at Uhaneknits.com & New Handbag Designs.
I’m using new yarns like the incredibly soft Bamboo Yarn and unique surprises like yarn made from Recycled Jeans.
Uhane knits will continue to make Simple, elegant and unique designs for all occasions.

Thank you for your support and I look forward to making your next Uhane Knits Handbag.

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Uhane Knits Goes Tweed

20111221-014655.jpgThere is just something about tweed. It’s classic look can be, classy, elegant or sporty. For men or women, it’s versatile look will last you for seasons to come.
When I found this birch tweed yarn I knew I had to knit a few pieces with this classic pattern. All Uhane Knit handbags are knit, stitched & assembled by hand.
You can find these pieces exclusively in my online storefront
Uhaneknits.etsy.com

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Great time in Astoria

The Astoria marketplace was alot of fun. It was a lovely indoor (air conditioned) market with friendly people and talented venders.

If you missed this one don’t worry go to Astoria market for the dates of their next event.

Here are some of the vendors info and their pics below. Don’t be shy, if you see something you like visit their site or send them a “luv ur work” email 😉

Nikila Harmon
lanomrahdesigns.etsy.com
Contact: lanomrah@gmail.com
Jewelry Designer makes original “Eco- friendly Jewelry for the Conscious Fashionista”

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Two more wonderful jewelry Designers:
I had the pleasure to meet was

Custom Creative
She makes beautiful “custom crafted home decor & jewelry for every occasion”
customcreative.etsy.com
Contact: customcreative@live.com

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& the beautiful work of

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LY Designs
http://www.lydesigns.com
Contact: Lisa@lydesigns.com

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This wonderful guy is Doug and his work is honestly breathtaking. ( and I bet he doesn’t forget to wear his glasses to take a pic, sorry about the blurriness 😦

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Charlito’s, Cocina.
http://www.charlitosconcina.com
I loved his original and absolutely delicious Fig Salami (no meat) & his great seasoned spreads. For all you cooks, his site is a must

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Terra Smiles
Organic healing Skin Care

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I brought the best organic Whipped Body Butter from this beautiful lady.

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New designs debuted at Arts &Crafts show

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We had a great time at the Ocean Beach Arts &Craft Show on Fire Island Ny this past weekend. Even though Sunday was cancelled due to the storm, Saturday was a great success!!!!
We want to thank everyone for their kind words & purchases. We had a great time.
Uhane knits launch a couple of new designs

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I truly appreciated the wonderful response to Uhane Knits Handbags and we look forward to coming back next year.

Uhane Knit Hemp Clutch is your next summer handbag

by Diana Gordon

Perfect for the summer. Soft, Flat and Flexible…Great Grab & Go Purse. I made this clutch to go out with my husband. I received so many generous compliments and requests, I decided to make a few more for our Hemp Line.

Perfect travel purse. You never have to worry about your purse’s frame or case cracking from a packed suitcase. This adorable accessory can take you from casual to dress, from the beach to dinner.

Uhane knit Handbags are always knit stitched and assembled by hand. Each bag is decorated with an unique vintage brooch. Hand knit with soft pre-washed Hemp yarn. micro suede lining, genuine suede oversize pocket and magnetic closures.
approximately 12″Lx6″H.

Special Discount this Memorial Day Weekend!!! Visit our etsy.com store. Use our coupon code UK20SALE2011 & you will get 20% off