Monday, June 29, 2009


I'm very excited to announce that I have been accepted as a member in the Etsy team Blythe Handmade Collective - a group of handmade artisans, crafters, and artists inspired by Blythe and have taken the pledge to buy and sell handmade. The group's mission is to spread the love for Blythe, support fellow Blythe shops, help guide shops to success within Etsy, and to award Better Blythe Business awards to shops that show exceptional Etsian business philosophy and actions. Go Blythe!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Etsy treasury

It's such a nice feeling when a fellow Etsian includes an item of mine in their treasury. One of my Blythe greeting cards was chosen for this one:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Another completed sewing project

The first project on my sewing list is now complete: a pipe pouch for my beau. In total I think this took me under an hour:

There's a pouch for the pipe, and a pouch for the tobacco. It folds up and can be tied closed. The silkscreen print was made in the printmaking class I took - I finally made something with the fabric I silkscreened!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Finished dress

Ta da! Here is a pic of the finished dress I made to wear to a wedding reception. Accented with a piece of vintage costume jewellery. I was going for a 50s style with the collar ... not sure if I pulled it off, but the dress was super comfy and I know I'll wear it again.

My next sewing projects include:
1. pipe pouch for my beau - DONE!
2. gardening apron for moi - DONE!
3. new tote bag for moi
4. summer tunic for moi - DONE!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Craft show = failure?

Ok, so it wasn't a complete failure, but it was disappointingly unsuccessful. The show was at a large community centre and featured over 50 vendors, so I assumed it would be well attended. It wasn't. I did not make enough to cover my table fee, which fortunately was very reasonable. However, I received lots of nice compliments on my work, and met some great sellers. I'm taking a break over the summer, but will apply for the pre-Christmas shows.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be adding listings for my new pin-back buttons and magnets - I'm going to focus on sets because it's not worth selling them one at a time. My plan for the summer is to create some sort of business plan and marketing strategy with my partner for bulk and custom orders for the pins and magnets. And I do need to make more Blythe clothes - my inventory is getting low.