Basking in semi-permanent fame and glory***
I finally snagged my first ever treasury on etsy! I picked the 12 items above and made a collection titled "No more counting sheep". It took me months to get a slot, since hundreds of people literally wait for the treasury to open up.
The treasury is "a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each (plus four alternates). It functions as a high-demand (and pretty!) promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just however they like. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy. Admin often choose an exceptional Treasury list to promote on the home page and occasionally make them to tie into Storque articles or special events and occasions."
A few days ago, my first ever treasury got featured on Etsy's front page! Woot! I didn't get to see it live, since I wasn't in front of the computer when it happened. But I found this screenshot from one of the etsy flickr groups:
It went live on the front page on December 21, 9am New York time.
***I didn't make the title up, lifted the phrase off etsy's treasury page, lol!