Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What can I say except - Thank You - You're the Greatest !

Update June 2, 2014-  On 8/26/2013 I blogged about a great new website market place for handcrafted arts and crafts items.  The site was called Craftinest.

Unfortunately Craftinest is now no longer online.  No one knows what happened.  Though Craftinest did post on their facebook page that a fire had destroyed much of their sites equipment and they held out a promise to us that they would repair the damage and get the site back up and running . . . that promise is yet to materialize.   As I update this post is has been about 9 months since anyone has heard from Craftinest. Craftinest has not bothered to update their facebook page nor notify any of their many shop owners as to what is going on. All our emails are returned as undeliverable. We have pretty much given up hope that Craftinest will repair the fire damage and reestablish their website. 
Personally I believe that they grew too quickly and the inundation of so many artists and crafters overwhelmed them and their sites capacity to handle such an influx of shops and traffic.  The loss of Craftinest is sad as it held forth so much potential . . .  but sometimes things are simply not meant to be. 
Below is my old blog post of 7/23/2013 -


A Great Big Thank You to all my wonderful Blogging Buddies for voting for me on Craftinest.
With the help of all my friends, both online and offline, I gathered 154 votes and maintained a 4.4 heart average.

Craftinest has just informed me that I have been approved and that I may start building my Craftinest shop.

I have so many lovely people to thank and I am starting off with thanking all of you. 

Photo was taken by me during a trip that my hubby and I took to California, Oregon and the state of Washington.  I saw this lovely spread of yellow and gold daisy-like flowers in the fair state of Oregon and had to take a picture.


  1. Wow, Anna, I am pleased you have passed their "test"! On the one hand, it does seem a bit much to require this of sellers; however, this could be a blessing in disguise if it results in relatively painless pre-marketing for you. I hope your experience with them as a selling venue is positive!

  2. Anna Maria, I am so happy for you :) You know, I just noticed you have a 2 first name combination :) My first name really is Ana Karla, but because it is not hyphened, everyone just calls me Ana...

  3. I'm so happy for you, Anna! And happy to have been able to contribute to this "with a little help from my friends"! I wouldn't approve of Craftinest approach but Monique above is right - if this is going to help with your jewelry sales, the effort was not big and worth it :)

  4. Congratulations!!!! I'm glad you were able to open your shop! Would love to hear more about that road trip you took through my old stomping grounds. :D

  5. Yay!! So happy for you that you can open up your shop. :-D

  6. Congrats Anna :)

    Wishing you well with your shop :)

    I LOVE your photo :)

    Have a lovely day, cheers, T. :)

  7. What a beautiful picture! Those flowers look amazing. And congrats to you! xo style, she wrote.

  8. Congratulations! I hope you find tons of success in this new venue :-)

    Beautiful flowers!

  9. O, I'm sorry to have missed the voting! The work you submitted was beautiful. Do keep us updated on how this new venue is, and how it compares with Etsy. Here's wishing you lots of sales!!

  10. hi! i absolutely LOVE your blog- it is beautifully written and really well set out.

    It would mean a lot if you could check out my blog- i am searching for a 1000 different things to do in a lifetime and then giving them a go for myself

  11. Congratulations, I'm so happy you made it! I wish you much success in the new venue.
    What a happy picture!


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