Monday, March 30, 2009

Three's Company

I added three new items to the shop over the weekend.

I decided to try beading on one of my handbags and this is how it turned out,

I named it ‘In the Sky with Diamonds.’ I suppose it could be called Lucy for short. I used glass seed beads, clear and iridescent which give a beautiful sparkly contrast to the grey fabric behind them.

Here’s a shot of the whole purse. It’s reversible as well, so if you’d like to see more images, check it out in the shop.

This bag is also a new addition; it’s OOAK (One of a Kind). I love the black, white and grey blossom fabric that I used here, and I only had enough to cut for one handbag. So whoever purchases this purse will be the only one with these colour/fabric/button combinations. Check the shop for better photos of ‘Sophie Blossoms.’

I realize both of these additions are very grey, but I’ll be bringing back some old favourites that have sold very well in the past this week. So keep an eye out for those. And, as we’re approaching Easter, I added a very pretty lilac handbag that screams spring.

I’ve named this bag ‘Selah’ which is a classical Hebrew term, the general interpretation is here.

This past weekend celebrated Earth Hour; hopefully everyone was challenged with the amount of electricity and energy we absorb from our planet. Let’s keep up with the conservation, not just one hour a year, but everyday, all day.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A New Design

From the suggestion of one buyer, I’ve created a shorter almost clutch like Pixie purse: The Pixie-Mini. I’ve only made two of these so far, one as a special order and another shown below, that just sold from my shop. I’m a little unsure about making many of these sized bags, since our culture is such a fast moving one where women tend to put a LOT of stuff in their handbags. This one is a little smaller and could fit the essential; wallet, cell phone, keys, lipstick, and a few extras. The strap is quite a bit longer, then the original pixie purse, so it rest's a little lower under your arm.
Let me know if you think there’s still a viable market for the smaller style purse.

I love selling, the 58th sale is just as exciting as the first one.

I’ve got a few more bags that I just finished sewing buttons and snaps onto, which will become available in the shop in the next day or two.

Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Stocking the Shop

Finally forcing some motivation in the midst of morning sickness and exhaustion to add items to my esty shop. It's a slow and long process of finishing a number of 'works in progress' and photographing, editing, etc etc.
It's amazing how much slower being 24 weeks pregnant makes me, it's a little more difficult getting those perfect pictures, bending and leaning. Tho, I'm enjoying the feeling of my baby boy rolling and bumping around in there, I swear he thinks he's in a mosh pit.

Here's a bag that I'm prepping to list in the shop a little later today, I love the navy fabric. It's got such a great texture to it.

I'm attempting to devise a quirky yet catchy name for this bag.
I'm also a Twitter convert, I've given in for the extra opportunity to promote my creations.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

A True Artist

There's almost a responsibility that comes along with the ability to create something, sometimes it's simply to share your creation with someone, or maybe even the responsibility lies in the necessity of a creative vision coming to fulfillment.
Erika Reid has taken it a step further, check out her philanthropic exhibition simply titled the 'Abundant Love Bowl Project.' She has opened a temporary blog to post updates about the project and there's also some fantastic photos of her creations (via a slideshow on the left hand side of her blog). Be sure to check out the newspaper article that depicts the purpose of this project.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

An Extraordinary Chapter

Thanks to Gary Kelly's blog, I've found one of the great commercials that have been making me so proud to be a Newfoundlander. Check it out;

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I love my home

I live in a small province in Canada that is wildly underestimated by the Canada's other provinces and the rest of the world, sometimes by our own fault and some lack of education. It disturbs me really, the false ideas people harbour about my home. I suppose I am a Newfoundlander at heart, but I'm also proud of the strides our province has been making. I'm grateful for the education I've received and am appalled when people consider Newfoundlanders an under-educated population. Hopefully the future generations will debunk this myth.
But it's so much easier to be proud and passionate about my province when I see such beautiful tourism commercials as those that have been produced lately. This one isn't very recent, and it's not the best one, but it's stunning and captivating.