Friday, June 4, 2010

Feature Friday: Charlene from Cssupplycloset on ETSY

FEATURE FRIDAY: Charlene's Creative Closet of Great Supplies

Charlene says when asked how she has become so successful on ETSY:

1. I truly don't know how I have had such a successful Etsy shop. But, I think there are a few key things you can do, finding out what people like/like to buy, pricing right, and posting at least every other day if not every day (including when you re-post from a sale).

2. I love Etsy, it has never given me any problems. They are quick to refund if you get an order that doesn't pay on it. Easy to navigate and have a great social community. I really couldn't tell you the least favorite, might be the way they have the posting set up. I'd love if they could have it all on one page!

3. Brads are my favorite. If I had more time I think I'd make my own like

4. I belong to Team Esst (Esty Supply Street Team) and FirstFridayArtWalk which Glenna from Glenna's Garden introduced me to.

Some feedback Charlene has received:

ThePinkZebraCompany says:

Unique products! I will definately purchase more supplies from this seller!

NVBarbarella says:

Recieved Quickly, Packaged Nicely, Will purchase again!

Pugglebugs says:

Flawless international transaction. Excellent item, service and communication - thank you so much!

5. Other Activities thats a Great question! I think my life is one big activity. From running around with the kids for soccer and swimming. I'm the secretary for my local MOMS Club, I sit on the Soccer club board as the Uniform person. I'm a part of MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) which is an group of women who get together for support and fun! I'm a hardcore swapper on swapbot (charlenescreativecloset). I have just started posting my finished items on Artfire ( The reason I'm using Artfire is because it's free. I'm really only using it to send people to that I meet at craft fairs. I'm not depending on it to sell anything. I occasionally go to the gym... when I feel a little heavy and next on my list might be to join a soccer team. Oh yeah and tonight I have Bunco :) What a cazy busy life us Moms lead!

Before I go I'd like to say thank you to Glenna for featuring me and my ETSY shop. Glenna is a great friend.

~~Charlene Moss~~

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love smores now you can make them in a new way without the campfire. I love to camp and have campfires and make smores the old fashioned way too.

Here is a delicious interpretation of a campfire classic from Epicurious Bon App├ętit


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup whipping cream
5 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
16 large marshmallows
1 1/2 pints coffee ice cream


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter 8-inch square baking pan. Mix flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Whisk butter, egg and vanilla in large bowl to blend. Add flour mixture. Stir to blend. Mix in nuts. Press dough over bottom of prepared pan. Bake blondie until golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer pan to rack and cool.

Bring cream to simmer in heavy small saucepan. Remove from heat. Add chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Store blondie airtight at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate chocolate sauce. Rewarm sauce over medium-low heat before using.)

Cut blondie into 16 squares. Place 2 squares in each of 8 large sundae dishes. Thread marshmallows onto 4 skewers; hold over gas flame or under broiler until soft and golden. Place 2 scoops ice cream atop blondies in each dish. Spoon sauce over. Top with 2 marshmallows.

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  1. Thanks for introducing Charlene to us. The flower is gorgeous and that recipe sounds like it could become addicting.

  2. You are quite welcome Marlene. Charlene and I started on ETSY just about the same time. She and I have become great friends. The flower is really pretty and I am glad you like the smores recipe...I do too!