Custom orders seems to be where it’s at these days for me and my little Etsy Shop, here are some pieces I’ve done recently…
Without further a due, I present to you my first and perhaps last giveaway winner! Heh heh. I mean, that has never really been my thing here – but I thought I’d give it a whirl, because well, I had these tickets for the most excellent Steven & Chris Show.
Oh right, the winner….drum-roll please (#nerd). Is Continue reading
So I’ve finally got my shop up on the lovely online shopping network of Etsy. Etsy is a place where artisans who make handmade goods thrive, support one another and promote each-others business’. With a big-time grassroots community vibe in a hip, trendy yet traditional and professional manner. Serious. I’m quite impressed with the quality of useful resources, handbooks, guides, articles and tech-geek plug-ins available to sellers. I have been utilizing everything they have to offer for success by researching, reading and studying my booty off. Ask me how things are going next year this time.
Please, visit my shop – and in the spirit of the upcoming Holidays, remember to buy handmade! Perhaps I don’t have what you are looking for, another seller does! Spin a record, pour a drink and check out my favourites, or go off on your own adventure without venturing into the dull-drum of malls.
As with the nature of shopping on-line, the waiting time for shipment can be a bother if you are in a rush. So I created these groovy little gift cards on Picnik. Oh my that action is Continue reading
So I did not get into the market. Poo Poo. Truth be told, it’s probably for the best as I’d be tearing my hair out to make enough product to sell over the 6 weekends. While it was/is a great opportunity/initiative; I’m not ready yet, in many ways! No dice for market means that I have been taking a really good look at my product and refining my designs to appeal to the ‘mass-market’, not just the lovely folkies.
While I was initially disappointed at the ‘rejection’, I realized that this is the world I have now entered into! Strife with competition and turn down’s. Continue reading
As promised, pics of the boys room and Heart’s new baby girl’s room. All wall art, (from drawn stencils) and pillows made by moi. Kitschy doo-dads are treasured foundlings during my thrift store escapades, of which there are many. It’s an addiction. Heart and I have been sistah’s for a long time now. I call her Heart because her last name is Harte and she has wee purple heart tat on her tummy. This is her and I back in the day.
This be art in progress for baby Heart’s room… Continue reading
It’s ever slow, this brand building/blogging/mompreneur thing, when one has a wee one. Which is quite alright, because there’s nothing better than playing with and caring for my little guy. And the big one. There are some crafty goods I’d like to share though, next week there will be more as I have a couple dreamcatcher baby mobile orders! Wheee!
I think how I am going to work it is to blog about what I make, then add them to my Etsy…and when I have a bunch of varied product I’ll set up the le petit rêve boutique all official. I’m working on some dandy tweaks and animation idears for an ooooo and ahhhh factor in the boutique; which will require the aid of BSM to code and make happen, so it shall be last. Just thinking aloud there.
Without further delay, here are some precious butterfly pillows/toys I made for one of my besties baby shower a while back. As I use mostly recycled sweaters (only 100% merino wool and/or 100% cotton, organic when I find it); to make toys and pillows, no one requested order will be exactly like the last. One could either choose what’s already in the boutique/etsy, or custom order with their choice of colours/motif. Pretty much any sort of animal/object/fruit/you-name-it can be made.
These beauties look great on bed, in crib or in mouth, (the babes, not yours). Since they are made with all natural materials…no worries! Hooties (owls), Feathers, Chickadees, Lambs, Hedgehogs, Veggies & Fruits to come!
3 extra large. Ultra lightweight for summer.
1 organic cotton stretchy swaddle with ruffle stitch, 1 organic fleece, 1 reversible bamboo. 3 ft x 2ft.
Available in heavier weights, smaller/whatever size one could wish for.
Cheeky bum salve bonus gift.
Any colour one could wish for with or without contrasting stitch.
As in, the non-contrasting stitch would be the same colour as the material.
Just in case you couldn’t figure that one out. Continue reading