How To: Leave a Review on Etsy

I love to browse Etsy. As of right now, there are 1336 items in my list of Items I Love with even more in several other lists. I’d love to own every single one of them, but at the same time then I’d have to figure out where to put them, so it’s probably best to collect them in my lists and treasuries. But browsing Etsy? My favorite. Finding new yarns I have yet to work with? My favorite.

One thing I notice through all of this browsing is that most – if not all – Etsy shops have made many, many more sales than their reviews will show. It doesn’t matter the size of the shop, they will not have as many reviews as they have sales, or even anywhere close to that number.

From my own experience I’ve discovered that many people don’t know how to leave a review. It’s very simple, a series of clicks, but it’s knowing the series and the number and where exactly you’re supposed to end up.

Step One – Log into You should immediately see your homepage. Here’s mine today.

Step One - Main Etsy Page

Click the icon at the top (usually the one with a picture of you)

Step One, Close up

A drop-down tab will appear

Step Two - Hovering

Select “Purchases & Reviews”

Step Two, Hovering Highlighted

This will take you to a screen detailing all of your past purchases. You can also check on items in transit on this particular screen. Here is mine, where you can see my most recent Etsy purchase is a few patterns from Mon Petit Violon. (I’m really looking forward to making these)

Step Three - Purchasing Screen

Scroll downward to the item(s) you would like to review. Sometimes there is a wait period before you are allowed to review an item (even an instant download), so if the owner of the shop is a quick shipper and you absolutely love your purchase, you might still have to wait a few days to leave a review. These are earrings I’ve purchased from Juniper and Ivy. They are still marked as in transit, but I’m able to leave a review if I so choose.

Step Three, Scroll to Item to be Reviewed

I prefer to review items I’ve received and sampled, so I’ll skip over the earrings and move to the next order. Frankincense and Myrrh Body Spray and Lavender and Chamomile Shampoo from Plunk Soap.

Step Four - Choose Item to Review

Before you can actually write a review, you must click the number of stars you would rate the product.

Step Four, Click Stars

Step Five - Write Review

You can change the number of stars at any point in the review process, or even later if you become dissatisfied with the product.

Each item in the order must be reviewed individually.

Step Six - Review Each Item in Your Order

Every honest review you leave helps a shop owner out. It also assists their future customers. For many, positive reviews can be the deciding factor when choosing to make a purchase. Don’t let the lack of know-how keep you from reviewing something you love or something you hate, go do it! And remember, many shops offer discount codes to those who take the time to leave a few stars.



NEW on Etsy!

It’s about time, right? I think I’ve spoken about my good intentions and bad follow through before. If we add that to two jobs, one at 40 hours a week, the other at 12ish, my inability to say no, two shooting classes at roughly 1.5-2 hours each, and the fact that I really really enjoy sleeping and eating, I don’t have much time left in my week for the things I really want to do. But I’m trying, I promise! I’m nearly finished with the first (of many, I’m sure) Eloise sweater by Moogly and I am positively loving it. I can’t wait to review the pattern and show you the photos. It’s been an excellent stash buster project and I intend to make a matching Bobble Poof hat to finish up the last little bits of color. This one has been earmarked for a favorite little girl, but I hope to be making more soon because they are just so cute! I’m really hoping to have several different sweaters to feature at the craft show later this year.

And now onto the latest finished projects. These first two key chain sets, Gomez and Morticia and Lucy and Ethel are for sale on Etsy already. I’ll try to get the others up at some time this week, but if you’re dying to have one or the other, let me know and I’ll arrange for it.







Couples are on my mind obviously with Valentine’s coming up, but best friends are always present. These pairs stood out most in my head, with a few more to come as I sort through beads. 😉


Exciting Things!

Guess who has business cards? This girl! They arrived Saturday direct from


I am very pleased, with quality, price, and the speed with which they were received.

I haven’t been quite up to snuff lately, so I pulled out my ribbons, clips and glue gun and got busy finishing Halloween and Thanksgiving hair bows so I can put all of my focus into Christmas bows for the upcoming craft show.



I’m all kinds of excited about the fact that I’ve started using one ribbon to cover the clip and another for the bow. I’m making strides, people, even if they are slow, set-in-my-ways, things-MUST-match kinda strides.


Some of my Christmas ribbons. Aren’t they adorable? I have a scarf or two or three in the works, and a lot of ideas, but not a lot of time to get them accomplished. I’m hoping to be more regular about finishing things and taking pictures and blogging and updating Etsy. We’ll see.

Halloween bows are on Etsy as of now, so swing over and get them!

You’re the pnutbtr

I remember marveling over my mother’s grocery list when I was just learning to read. It made absolutely no sense. I’m pretty sure everyone abbreviates their grocery list. You know what you wrote, right? That’s all that matters.


*I’ve been busy with work, gardening, and trying to get my craftiness together for the upcoming craft show. I’m slowly getting pictures made and things posted on Etsy. Keep checking back for more!

New on Etsy!

I was finally home during some useable daylight yesterday.

Cowrie Shell and Leather necklace.

This is one of my Peas in a Pod necklaces. They’re being sold as a set of two, the perfect friendship gift. Also, this is where two of my felted beads went.

The Granny Square necklace. I have plans to make earrings out of granny squares, too.

Bird’s Nest necklace. This is one of my favorites, both to make and to photograph.