Craft Corps Giveaway Day 8: Etsy Gift Bag from Christina Batch-Lee!


Travis Lilly!

Please e-mail your snail mail address to: contests@vickiehowell.com within the next week to receive your prize. Congratulations!

Name: Christina Batch-Lee

Gig(s): Marketing & Storque Wrangling for Etsy

Excerpt Craft Corps (Chapter 10):

VH: We have to figure out how to get people to place value on [craft design in the print world]. You know as well as I do that rates for designers working with magazines haven’t really gone up since the 80’s. This is especially true for knitwear publications. It’s crazy. I mean, some garments take 40, 60 or even 80 hours of work, and then they’re bought for pennies on the dollar. That’s another challenge we’re dealing with [in the industry] right now.

CBL: Yes, but I think it’s great that if the same nameless, faceless knitwear designer creates a successful blog, Etsy shop, or Flickr page and markets herself, there’s an opportunity to create her own persona. You have to set your value high. If that’s your calling card, then you can come back to whoever’s trying to under-price you and say, ‘No, I’ve got my own community of readers, and this is what I’m worth.’ It goes both ways. It’s easy to say there isn’t enough value placed on small business and individual artists, but at the same time, the individual has to create his or her value.

Today’s Giveaway: Etsy Store Grab Bag of Treats!

How to Win:
POST A COMMENT HERE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS (BY 8AM ON TOMORROW). Poster’s will be chosen via drawing at random.

Please be sure to include your real name (not just your screen name) on your post. Winners will be posted on this blog every few days with instructions on getting me your mailing address. Prizes unclaimed will be put up for grabs at the end of the Craft Corps Give-Away-A-Day in May.

Craft Corps: Celebrating the Creative Community One Story at a Time hits shelves May 4th. Be one of the 1st to get a copy by ordering today from BN.com!

Don’t forget to share your story on the Craft Corps website and become a Craft Corps fan on Facebook--fans will be eligible for additional prizes throughout the next month!


Psst! Come back tomorrow for a giveaway from CRAFT’s Natalie Zee-Drieu!

129 Responses to “Craft Corps Giveaway Day 8: Etsy Gift Bag from Christina Batch-Lee!”

  1. Bonney

    I LOVE this giveaway. Very original and who doesn’t want to tell the world about Etsy!!

  2. Grace Hernandez

    Crafters have needed a site like Etsy for a long time. I always recommend it to people I know.
    -Grace Hernandez

  3. Jodi

    I love Etsy! Such a great place! Thanks for the giveaway. This one looks fun! 🙂

  4. Simply DIYgal

    Oh, I love Etsy! In fact, I just bought a tiara for my upcoming wedding from a seller on Etsy…and I’m so excited about it.

    I absolutely adore the t-shirt!

    <3 Kelly Demaree

  5. Simply DIYgal

    OMG…I love Etsy and the “Ich liebe Etsy” t-shirt you posted!

    I just placed an order on Etsy this morning for a tiara for my upcoming wedding, because I’d much rather support Etsy than some random retail person on Ebay.

    <3 Kelly Demaree