Monday, August 25, 2008

Finalists Announced

You may remember a few posts back when I mentioned that Etsy was hosting a Handmade Kids Contest. Well, the time has come and the finalists in each of the 7 categories (Art, Accessories, Toys, Clothing, Home Decor, Eco-Friendly and Furniture) have been announced. Each category has 40 finalist and from these finalist one winner will be chosen by a fantastic panel of experts...

Mark Frauenfelder
Category: Toys
About: Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine and the founder of the blog,

Amanda Kingloff
Category: Accessories
About: Amanda is the lifestyle editor for Parents Magazine.

Kelly Alfieri
Category: Clothing
About: Kelly Alfieri is the editor of and lives in New York City with her husband and 2 year old twin children.

Jodi Levine
Category: Art
About: Jodi Levine is the Kids Editorial Director at Martha Stewart Living and the mom of two little boys.

Holly Becker
Category: Home Decor
About: Holly Becker is the founder and editor of as well as a regular contributer to Real Simple and Domino.

Bonnie Alter
Category: Eco-Friendly
About: Bonnie Alter writes for, on design, fashion, gardens and culture, from a British perspective.

Carrie McBride
Category: Furniture
About: Carrie is an editor at a website dedicated to the intersection of home, children and design. She is also a mother to 6-week-old, Miles.

The winner in each category will win a $200 Etsy Shopping Spree! While I am very excited about such a great prize, I am even more excited about having these talented judges roaming the halls of Etsy!

AND....I am also very excited to announce that my Pink Peony Play Dot has been chosen as a finalist in the Accessories category!

But wait...that's not the only great prize news! In addition to the contest winners there's a chance for you to win too. Just make your way here and vote for your favorites. You could win one of fourteen $350 Etsy shopping sprees. What a perfect way to get a head start on your holiday shopping. So...go ahead...VOTE!!

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