Friday, March 11, 2011

London Calling

I was featured in an interesting "London" themed treasury - check it out! 

More to come - I'm working on a wedding topper custom that I'm excited about!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Custom Lion

Last week I was asked to create an itsybitsy lion for a person's lion collection.  His body was pretty easy, but the mane took me some time.  Thin pieces of wire finish him off with some cute little whiskers! 

And yes... I need to get back to work with some blogging and itsybitsy-ing.  Thinking up something cute for Valentine's day...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Shoe disaster makes for good findings

So, back in August, I was in my friend's wedding:

It was a great day and everyone had a blast.  I was excited about the lovely new pair of heels I bought for this wedding:

But after a long night of ceremony and celebrating, it slipped my mind to protect my new heels from my energized puggle that had been locked up in his little house all night.  This was the result:

Bad Dog!! :(  My pretty heels were destroyed.  But all was not lost!  Before I threw them away, I managed to pluck off all of the golden rhinestones and now I can use them for crafts!

I'm not sure I'll make enough dough off these babies with crafts to cover the cost of my heels, but it's a good story of recycling and finding the good in the bad!

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Halloween Treasury Featurery

Thank you bekker16 for great Halloween Treasury that features my mummy couple! 

I love Halloween, and love this treasury!  What a great variety of items.  My weekend really slipped away from me and this makes me want to get to work on more Halloween inspired items... especially my second series of monsters... Darn this 9-5!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Productive Weekend Goods

Three individual sets of halloween holiday items in a single sale!  This was a very exciting transaction for me because it is allowing me to finally purchase the round tin containers that I have spent extensive time researching to package my orders.  Hooray!  I have to buy them in bulk, so it's a big decision.

Once I receive them, I'll be working on some round labels to go on them to optimize the professional look of my products. 

This week I definitely need to work on some custom orders which include - a custom pair of fat black cat earrings and the custom see no evil monkey set.  Time to crack open a bottle of wine in the evening and scuplt like crazy. 

I'd really like to design a few new monsters for the season as well.  Many of my monster have been a hit in recent monster treasuries.  I have yet to sell one, but I'm sure it will happen soon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Monkeying Around

A few days ago I got a request for a fun new custom!  After seeing my see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil penguins (above), an etsy shopper asked if I could make the same set but with monkeys instead.  The photos below is my "sketch" sculpture for the monkey set.

I've been wanting to try my hand at a monkey design for awhile, what a great excuse!  A set of three itsybitsy's is practically sold!  She also asked if i could do a chimp... Hmm...