The Stone Soup Challenge is a grassroots movement founded by artist Laura Bray. The goal of the challenge is for artists and crafters to help one another by promising to use a portion of their monthly profits to invest in a fellow artist's shop. To join us in helping artists everywhere and to read more about the challenge, please go to our Facebook page.

Remember! If we all contribute a little to the pot of Stone Soup, we will all feast.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Shop at your fellow challenger's shops!

Please post your shop link in the comments here. Be sure to visit this post whenever you buy something for the challenge. These are your fellow challengers' shops and the whole point of this experiment is to support one another!

52 comments:

  1. Sorry I listed twice, but the first time didn't work. But I can't delete it. Hope you can fix it!
    Laurie :)

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  2. Woohoo, thank you Mister Linky!

    Winemakerssister and I have set up a "Shop buddies" arrangement! Our goods don't overlap but are complementary.

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  3. Yep! And we met through here!

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  4. I pledge to spend 15% of my profits on other Etsy sellers. I probably do that anyway. :) There's just so many wonderful crafters out there. This is a wonderful idea.

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  5. That is a nifty gadget.

    Already planning my March profit-spending spree!

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  6. Posted my info. Still trying to get some items to put in my Etsy shop.

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  7. This is such a great idea. I pledge to buy from my profits from other craft sites and I take this very seriously. I love supporting other women in business.
    xoxo
    Roxie

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  8. Thanks for starting this. I purchased from a fellow Etsyian who I knew could use the sale!

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  9. This is such a positive idea! I love it.

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  10. What a wonderful idea! I am off to shop now :)

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  11. Great idea. I love supporting other crafters and avoid mass created as much as possible. I'll pledge 15%, but I probably do waaay more than that!

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  12. I'm hoping for a better March so I can do some serious shopping.

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  13. I'm not very close to having actual profits, but I am close to having the amount made match the amount I'm still in the hole after receiving that amount... That's a "balanced" budget, right?

    I have high hopes for a massive shopping spree soon.

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  14. I just found out about the challenge--what a marvelous idea! Here's wishing everyone great success.

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  15. Wonderful idea! I grew up with the Stone Soup story, and always loved it. I discovered this via an Etsy "Sneak Attack" on March 16/09, sponsored by winemakerssister. I'll pledge 20% - and what a great excuse to do yet more shopping! :)

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  16. Wonderful idea, I've spotted a few things I want too!!

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  17. I'm in. This is such a neat idea. I really look foward to checking out everyone's shops, especially since my birthday is just around the corner and I feel I owe myself a present!

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  18. So far this month I've bought stitch markers from winemakerssister, beads from busybeading, sachets from joyuna (as part of a sneak attack), a necklace from JewelsOfTheIsle (another sneak attack), and I just did my first "pounce" - stitch markers from SexyLegsCreations. It feels really nice to be someone's first buyer! :) I'm WAY beyond 20% of my profits already, but this is far too much fun!

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  19. This is fabulous-- I had almost given up on my etsy shop, because I had really only sold stuff to my friends, but the Stone Soup Challenge has inspired me! Thanks!

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  20. I was so pleased to find out about this! Back when I first decided to move as much of my personal purchasing as possible towards the hand-crafted, upcycled, etc, I thought that I'd being "doing good," instead of "doing well" by buying presumably more affordable mass-produced stuff. So wrong! The quality and orginality I find in the hand-crafted world represents extraordinary value, and, even more importantly, the relationships I've formed with sellers and buyers alike are a great source of satisfaction and pleasure. Thanks for providing another opportunity to connect with others.

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  21. I wish my link had a more creative name! I sell handmade original jewelry I hope you all might wander by sometime!

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  22. What a fantastic idea!

    In these difficult economic times, many of us artesians are experiencing difficulties, but by sticking together we can make a lot of difference.

    I'm in!

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  23. The first of my boughten artworks, an ACEO by Melody Lea Lamb, arrived as a gift at my friend's home yesterday. The artist included lots of extras, and my friend was delighted. You can see the ACEO here: http://tiny.cc/vLa9c

    I'm still waiting for some lampwork beads, which should be here any day.

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  24. Great idea Laura! I've signed up and have included a link to here in my etsy shop announcement.
    www.kwan.etsy.com

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  25. I'm so excited about making some Stone Soup! I look forward to getting to know all of you! I'm off to post about this on my blog!

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  26. Hey all! Thanks for the "Sneak Attack" on my shop. I have been spreading my Stone Soup far and wide as a result and have purchased from a couple of shops who are also participating. It's such a fab feeling.

    Karen/Shamu
    ;-))

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  27. I am up to this challenge....sorry I posted two...I was so tired say name and put my name without thinking "your shop name, dummy, shop" so sorry. been a long day.

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  28. I am in too.. I will buy stuff, why not from people like myself??

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  29. Graduating college student over here. Perhaps the fact that the person for whom I work is moving to Korea is the reason I decided to get my butt in gear for the shop.

    Anyways, I meant to list the shop under it's proper name REminders, not my first name. http://REminders.etsy.com I'm sure I could easily spend 20% of the shop's earnings on etsy. Did I forget to mention I have a yarn addiction? Mmm, yarn....

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  30. Sorry about the double link, I got confused when the page went back to the widget after I commented...

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  31. Hello to everyone already here! I just found this and think it's a wonderful idea!! Teri
    http:;//www.sandtcreations.com/wordpress

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  32. What a brilliant idea - and any excuse for me to shop has to be a good one!!

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  33. This is an awesome idea. I love it! I just joined the group!

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  34. Loved the story growing up, love this concept even more! Just got an order and referred to this and I'm so glad I found it. I like to support handmade businesses that make it a point to support handmade businesses!

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  35. This is such a great idea. We all have something we can share, and this idea is worth sharing. Enjoy the day! Erin
    www.tesoritrovati.com
    http://treasures-found.blogspot.com

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  36. This is such a beautiful idea. I love the creative ways of supporting each other that the crafting community come up with. I can't wait to go shopping!

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  37. Great idea - I've been wanting to do this for awhile now, and what a great excuse for more shopping!

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  38. I listed my shop and wrote a blog. Mention Stone Soup when you purchase from me and get 10% off! More details here:

    http://bohoknitterchic.blogspot.com/2009/05/stone-soup-challenge.html

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  39. Listed my little shop... hopefully I will have some new merch up soon... husbeast willing ;)

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  40. Got it listed! Now to go check everyone one. ; )

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  41. I'm pledging 25% of my profit to fellow etsy sellers (I think I already do at least that, but I'm looking forward to finding some new shops via this challenge!).

    In fact, if there are other fiber arts-related people out there that would like to be shop buddies, that sounds like fun, too!

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  42. Sounds like a great plan! I spend all my profits on Etsy anyway:D. Anyone who wants to check me out, I am over here:

    http://carapace.etsy.com

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  43. I'm brand new to selling on Etsy (only had four sales so far) but I've already spent some of my earnings on another Etsyian, and I certainly plan to in the future, as well!

    http://CinderLisaDesign.etsy.com

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  44. Is it just me, or has the list disappeared? I was going to do my first end-of-the-month shop today, but the links are gone. :-(

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  45. Very disappointed in my first attempt at purchasing from the Stone Soup list. I was excited about placing my order but I have waited and waited and waited and still nothing. Please folks, if you can't fill orders, don't post on this list!

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  46. Posting here for now since the list seems to be missing!
    Serendipity- www.lilm4105.etsy.com

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  47. I'm new to this Stone Soup Revolution, and a bit confused as to where all the links are, but I got the Flat-Broke Disease right now, anyhow. I'll be sure to check back later for new and glorious shop links.

    My shop is MadShiny & this is the link:

    http://MadShiny.etsy.com

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