Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Resells and a relist for Halloween and Christmas!

The holidays are upon us in boutique-land, which runs about 3 months ahead of the rest of the world's calendar! After taking a few months off from eBay, I am joining up with my friends at Avalon Boutique for their "A Caroling We Will Go" launch. This reversible Farbenmix Anna jumper with a snowman theme was part of my Holiday 2007 collection, but I liked it so much and it was such a prefect fit for the launch that I had to bring it back for one last hurrah. So, here is FROSTY, available in sizes 2-8, only on eBay this week!

We're cleaning out the Halloween bins here in Monkey Doodle land and have decided to list the costumes I made for the boys last year. All three are available: the leopard is size 7/8, the tiger is a 5/6, and the little lion is a 3T(all the details are in the listings). We only wore them for trick-or-treating last year, and they are in like-new condition. These are also great for everyday dress up and school plays! You can click here to see all of my eBay listings this week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pixie hoodie

Last week I mentioned that I have been working on a pixie hoodie. I won an alchemy bid on etsy for a customer who wanted a hoodie made out of a Hanna Andersen dress she found at the Goodwill store. The dress had some minor flaws that made it unwearable, but the knit fabric was perfect to cut into for sleeves & a hood. It is such a bright & whimsical print, so we decided to go with a pixie applique on the front. I am thrilled with how it turned out, and this project has also given me new ideas about where to shop for fabrics!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Cinderella and the Cat

Not a new fairy tale. The first of my Halloween costumes for the year.

Please excuse the icky pictures. I was in a hurry to get the package in the mail and didn't bother to play with the settings on my camera.

The cat is super soft & fuzzy, and my whole studio is now covered with faux fur crumbs!

This is the truest representation of the color. Shiny satin is hard to photograph!

Friday, September 12, 2008

mid-September update

I've had family in town for the past week and since my sewing room is also the guest bedroom, I had to stash all of my stuff in boxes and bins and now have the dreaded task of unpacking and reorganizing things. Remember this day? Let's just say that's a FAR cry from what things look like now.

In the midst of all the mess, I have been working on some etsy Alchemy orders which I should be able to post by the end of the weekend. I am reconstructing a dress into a hoodie for one customer, and the other project is costumes for twin girls- they are going to be Cinderella and a cat for their 6th birthday party and Halloween!

Speaking of birthdays, mine is next week so I've treated myself to an early present!

My old phone was SO old-- it was a replacement for one I lost 3 months into my new contract, so I had to buy a "cheap" one which is never very cheap when you're not buying a 2 year contract with it. It was one of those old "candy bar" phones without a camera, games, ringtone, texting... all the good stuff. Kinda like this one. I love my cute, cool new phone!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Now arriving in California...

This trio of dresses, for the same customer who commissioned me to make these Lobster Luau dresses. This one has black and white variations on the front and back

And I love the idea for the dog bone straps on this one

She will be appliqueing a groovy guitar on the front of this one

Monday, September 1, 2008

And the randomly generated number is...

no, not 888,888,888. I don't have *that* many mailing list subscribers, LOL! Just plain 8. An esteemed position held by none other than Erin . Congratulations! I'll be contacting you soon to get details for your princess' lounge set. Thanks to everyone who signed up for my mailing list as a result of this contest. It was lots of fun; I'm sure I'll do another one soon!

In other news, I just popped over to my email for a minute while I was writing this post, and found out I had a sale on etsy! Woo hoo! I really like etsy; it's so much easier to list things over there (not to mention a LOT less expensive!) and you never know when something is going to sell. It's always a pleasant surprise :o)