'Etsy Success Sydney' was both inspiring and intimidating. Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson's address was about courage and the finding thereof. (inspiring.) Georgie and Milenka from TMOD spoke about how their brand has grown from being a handmade start-up into a business with products stocked in stores around the world. (intimidating! but they gave a great talk!) Bel and Robyn from Brisstyle presented to a packed room about Etsy team management, and it was so lovely to meet them (and Mel from Kimono Reincarnate) in the break. The 'Tips from top sellers' session was full of laughs and great advice, and we heard from Sam (Matou en Peluche), Jess (Epheriell) and Lloyd (Tummy Mountain). Lara Hutton (stylist) and Heidi Adnum (photographer) presented good info about getting better results from your camera, and they demonstrated with pics they'd set up and shot in a hotel room that morning! I left before the final session as I was wrecked, and wet from a drenching at lunchtime - I think I steamed lightly all afternoon.
The venue (new function rooms at the top of the Museum of Contemporary Art) was beautiful, the view amazing, the catering good and the conversations with like-minded crafty people excellent. Three cheers for Etsy Success!
|The Balcony 2 1975.|
It's lovely to get away, isn't it?