Sunday, August 29, 2010

Getting Organized

After lots of looking the last few years, I finally found an organizer that I think will work great for all my sculpey!  It can have up to 28 compartments, but for half price, I should have gotten 2! 

I think this will keep dust and dirt out better than my old record player box, which is vintagey and great, but better for my tools than my sculpey.  The vintage record player box has since begun it's rehabilitation with a little hot glue and paint.  Looking better already, but not quite done yet.

It feels good getting organized.  Now if i can only get that laundry going, and the rest of those boxes unpacked...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Puffin Time

If you google " tropical puffin " my etsy shop turns up!  Exciting?  YES.

I also got a custom request this week for an artic puffin that matches the puffin from the movie Elf.  That little puffin was actually the inspiration for my tropical puffin, so it was fun to make one like the real thing.  He's a little more itsybitsy than my usual stuff because he's for a necklace charm.  He comes in at about 3/4" tall, cute, cute, cute!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Recyled Packaging

I'm excited to have sold an itsybitsy I've had for a few years.  My walrus with heart finally sold and I'll be a little sad to see him go.  He was one of the first items in my shop, and was part of my inspiration to start a shop on etsy.

He sold at a perfect time, because I just bought 3 months of web hosting today to get my itsybitsycute website back up (finally).  Walter paid for my web hosting!  Nice job Walter... I'll need to make another one of you.

In fear that he might break during his travels, I needed a tough package for him to ship in.  I've been struggling with what kind of packaging to invest it.  It seems like I'll have to buy something in bulk and it needs to be somewhat rigid, but small and somewhat flat.  But not too flat!  It's a toughy. 

When I got home today I saw an old livesavers fruit tarts container that I have been moving around the house every time I clean since we moved in a month ago.  It's a neat container, which is why I kept it in the first place, but I'm sick of seeing the thing.  It haunts me. 

So it's the new home for Walter to get him to his destination.  Loaded with a little tissue paper and a few pieces of cotton, he'll be safe from harm in a nice rigid vessel.  I need to start scoping out small metal containers at shops and stores, then each one can be different and interesting.

I'm sure I'll break down and buy some sort of bulk container at some point, but for now, it'll be fun to work with some findings.  See ya Walter!  Enjoy your new home!