Sunday, January 31, 2010

Design Challenge Feature & Next Month's Challenge!

With her funky and unique stenciled t-shirt, Onestopclothingshop has won our first ever design challenge. This cute design, a hot pink tee stenciled with a guitar, pulled in 39 votes!
We spoke with Steph, owner of, and, about her win and her zest for Etsy."Thanks for voting for my guitar tee!" she said. Steph found her inspiration to sell on Etsy from her husband. "I was a buyer before I was a seller, and the husband told me I couldn't buy anymore until I moved the hundreds of boxes of my own handmade items. So now I'm on shop three!" features upcycled and recycled clothing, fabric items and stencilled clothing. Inspiration for her designs comes from an neverending flow of ideas in her head. "I needed another outlet for my handmade flowers and I kept finding these nice 'but missing something' clothes so I decided to start appliquéing."Some of her favorite items for sale include her Florence Book Safe ("I wanted to keep this.") and her Romantic Jacket , which would have been hers if it fit.
You can find Steph on Etsy at any of her stores. She also twitters (mrsmeowmrsmeow) and her Facebook Page is
As winner of the January Tradeaholic Design Challenge, Steph chose "A Cloudy Sky" as the February Design Challenge. So get to work and design some cloudy loveliness!
Challenge entries will be accepted through the 16th and voting will take place from 17-25 of each month. The rules are simple: Only one entry per shop per month please.The item must follow our monthly challenge theme, chosen by the past month's winner.Challenge entry days will be opened through the 16th of each month.Voting will take place from 17-25 of each month. The winner will be announced and featured on the Tradeaholic blog each month. Your challenge entry does NOT have to be an item for trade in your store, simply something handmade you have listed in your store. There's no trading involved in this challenge (of course, unless you want to.)
This month's design challenge is "A Cloudy Sky". Show us your cloudy sky themed item for sale in your store. Entries will be accepted through Feb. 16 and voting will take place Feb. 17-25 on the Tradeaholics' blog ( Show off your items via Etsy with the team challenge tag "tradeonfeb10" without those pesky ". (If you don't tag your challenge item correctly, it will not be included in the voting. Tags will change monthly.)
So, to recap:
Challenge theme: A Cloudy SkyChallenge
tag: tradeonfeb10
Get to showing us those Cloudy Sky items team! And if you have any questions, please convo muffintopdesigns, raevyn77 or thegirlyplace via etsy!


The Girly Place said...

Congrats Steph! It was MOST deserving! I love that tee and it's a great price!!!

Wheezies said...

That's wonderful! Make sure you let your husband now that the word about you is out:)

Bright Circle said...

Love that tee, Steph! Gonna go heart it--I may need to buy that!

The3Maries said...

Congrats! The tee is awesome:) All your work is!