Saturday, October 25, 2008

Liquor Tag necklaces

It's no surprise that liquor tag necklaces are popular. They're fun and edgy, but yet somehow wonderfully antiquated and beautiful.

My most recent ones that I've made for my shop are from a set of 3 German enamel liquor tags. They say Whiskey, Gin, and Rhum (Rum, obviously) and they are so beautiful.

I've listed both Gin and Whiskey thus far, and Gin has already sold. I just thought I would show you all here.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Spoonflower- Oh, the possibilities!

I now have the opportunity to print any type of fabric I want. Problem is, where to begin??

I've been purusing differant spoonflower designs that others have done, and the possibilities are SO ENDLESS!

I've seen tree themes, bird themes, pears, apples, neat seed pods, abstract, minimalist, some neat little scribbley designs, a cute little bird design done in paint, and so many other things!

I just can't decide where to begin. The last thing I want is to be a copy cat. However, I see so many pretty fabrics and it's SO TEMPTING! I just look at these and think I WANT THAT FABRIC!

But, I know that's not the point. I want to create a name for myself as an artist/designer and make completely unique items to my line. As hard as that is to deal with, I need to get gutsy for once and take a risk or two or three or 20.

I'm forcing myself to doodle more.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Autumnal Adventure: Mounds State Park

I had my Fall Break this weekend (and by that I mean I had Friday off. Nothing fancy) so I told Matthew that I wanted to do something fun to help me get out of my funk (I've really been dragging w/ school and work lately).

Anywho, he suggested we go to Mounds State Park, which we went to over the summer. It's only about 30-45 mintues away, so it's a nice place to go for an outdoorsy day without having to drive forever.

At any rate, we had a ton of fun. It was beautiful outside, and it was really pretty w/ all the leaves turning.

I made sure we got tons of photos also, b/c the last photos of us that we took (that weren't taken by friends) were taken Summer '07 when we went on vacation w/ his dad's family.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Goals: a to-do list

I am in a mood today. That mood is somewhere between frustration, nervousness, and impatience. It is largely caused by the fact that I have a horrid midterm test to take in a little over an hour, and then I get to start my Fall Break.

So, with that in mind, I'm going to give myself a little to-do list, which will help me set some goals for things I would like to get done, if not over my fall break, then in the near future. Hopefully it will help me spark some inspiration.

To Do:
  • Use the expensive linen fabric you bought to make the skirt that you intended to use it for. Don't be afraid to cut it.
  • Design and make a dress out of the red fabric you bought. Don't worry if it isn't exactly as you planned.
  • Post the clothing you took photos of over the weekend on etsy.
  • get photos of the necklace you made, as well as others you will make this weekend.
  • Make at least 2 more necklaces to sell on etsy.
  • Draw in your spiffy sketchbook that you bought and have been too afraid to draw in b/c you don't want to draw something stupid.
  • Take risks
  • Be as gutsy as you were when you first learned how to sew.
  • Take photos of the leaves before they've all fallen off. Make a dress inspired by them.
  • Use up your jersey fabric. It may be hard to work with, but it will make some cool stuff.
  • Attempt to curl your hair again. It's getting long enough that it might look ok now.
  • Go play somewhere w/ Matthew. Make sure to get pictures.