Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I come across so helpful techniques and tutorials online weekly. For me, and of course for you, I thought I would start compiling them here. Kind of an easy way for me to find them again (because I admit my browser bookmarks are atrocious!) and it'll be something helpful to other crafters out there. A majority will be sewing related, because lets face it that's what I do most, but there will be an occasional non-sewing one too.
I have started making and designing my clothes recently so I'll be sharing those projects here as well. Maybe even pattern reviews? Would anyone be interested in that?
Well, I got a bunch of fabric from Walmart today (SIDE NOTE ALERT: My Walmart had a "Fabric Road Show" and is getting rid of their fabric section. They have $3 5 yard bolts on sale. YES. 5yrds for $3. Great poly - cotton blends great for clothing or otherwise. I would highly suggest you check it out), plus other fabrics. I'll be sure to post them when I'm done!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This week I have been working on some new pieces and I hope to have somewhere near 30 new pendants and other jewelry bits. Looking at getting some business cards through Moo too.
Other then that I have been enjoying my warmer days as much as I can going out geocaching or laying in the sun. However, since Reno weather is rather hormonal in the spring, the amount of days that I have been able to do this come to the grand total of 3. Well, keep an eye in the next day or so for new things popping up on my Etsy!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I know, I know what a lot of you are thinking. You are promoting and talking about your Etsy store but it has nothing in it. Well here is the deal cupcakes. I have another Etsy store in which I sell cosplay supplies and related items. I have been struggling on deciding where I want to go with my Etsy, what type of items I want to sell, and if I should keep it separated from cosplay. I kept finding myself wanting to sell jewelry and items that was not ideal for my target audience that I have collected over the years.
Why don't I focus on the cosplay audience? Here's why:
There are a TON of people in that market selling stuff independently and commercially. I'm happy selling a few select items and that's about it. Plus I have been evaluating my involvement in the cosplay community lately and I felt that I was taking it too seriously. Trying to make a money from something that was and still should be a hobby was starting to take the fun away. I was more concerned about getting followers, which to me meant more potential customers, publicity, ect.. My competitive state of mind started to get the best of me and hence why I'm stepping away from that aspect of it. I want cosplay to be something I enjoy 100% again and I feel that this is one of many steps I need to take to achieve that.
Why the late Victorian - 1950's?
It is a time period that I wish I was apart of. I love the history, the music, the fashion, prettymuch everything that was going during this time period. Aside from the wars (and maybe a bit because of them too) our society changed and laid the building blocks for what we are standing on now. Life was simpler and classy back then. I think we all can learn a thing a two from that time frame.
And with that I will leave you a photo of stuff I'm working on. Should be up in the next day or so.