Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ohhhh wow! Famous!

Stalked!Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I just found out that one of my Adorn purses is featured on the fabulous Etsy Stalker website!

Check it out here: Etsy Stalker

I discovered the Etsy Stalker girls on Twitter a few weeks back and have been stalking their site ever since. I'm so thrilled to be featured! What a great way to end what had been a pretty average and very very long day.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Back to your regular programming!

I'm glad to hear that you guys aren't bored of my work (yet!)!

So here is some more for you.

I just finished this nappy (diaper) bag and it's accessories today. If you've never seen my nappy bags before then I should explain a little. They're actually two almost identical bags that are snapped and clipped together to make one big bag. The idea is that you can just take one (half) out for quick trips, or the whole thing for longer trips, or more kids! They have fancy things like water resistant lining that can be wiped clean, a key clip, insulated pocket etc etc. And you can even turn one half into a backpack! And you can get a matching change mat, wipes case and snap in wet bag too. They're a bit of a labour of love for me - over 12 hours work in each one.

I haven't put one on my blog for aaaaages, so I thought I'd show this one off.

Plus 1 Design Nappy Bag

And I finished this little bag off last week. It was a custom order for a customer in the US. It is a small version of the shipshape bag that is in my etsy shop. I love how cute it turned out and I hope its new owner loves it as much when it gets to her in a few days!

Mini shipshape bag

And lastly I put this new Adorn Purse in my etsy store a week or so ago. It is one of my favourites so far! And it is still available if you love it too.

The Adorn Purse - Paper crane

I'm still buried in custom orders (one totel bag, one shipshape, one nappy bag to go) so I am not sure I'll get a lot of new things into my stores for the next couple of weeks which is a bit of a shame, especially with Mothers Day coming up, but I'll see what I can do. Might sneak a couple more purses in!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Something different!

I've been a bad blogger of late! But there's a reason. Kind of. I've been quite busy. And I read that it gets boring if all you ever put on your blog is things you've made that are for sale... So I've started blog posts many times recently, but they've always been of those kind so I changed my mind.

This however, is something different! I just got an email from my mum with a photo attachment and and 'aren't you cute' subject line. I was a bit confused since I have my photo album so wondering what on earth the photo could be... Turns out that mum has just bought a film scanner and is scanning OLD negatives... And she found this pic of me as a 2-3 year old. It is hilarious! She thinks I am wearing my cousins school uniform and my brothers hat. The dog in the background is Fred. I don't remember him at all.

I promise that my fashion sense has improved since then!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another custom bag

I just finished and posted this bag off to a lovely customer in South Australia today. I hope that she loves it!

It's a new style for me, with a zippered gusset at the top. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I don't think I could have made it any more difficult for myself though! Luckily I learn from my mistakes so when I have a chance to make another one like it, it should go much more smoothly. Fingers crossed anyway.

Please excuse the not so fantastic photos - was in a bit of a rush this morning.

New zippered bag

Oh and I decided at the last minute that a zipper pull would be really useful, but of course I didn't have any. So a quick dig through my box of shiny metal things, and we have a cute little ring pull! I like how the rings kind of mirror the circles in the print.

New zippered bag

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New blog design!

Incase you didn't notice! What do you think? I'm liking it a lot. Designing your own stuff has got to be the hardest job, so I'm pretty pleased I got this far. This time last night I was trying to redesign my etsy shop banner and it was just looking dreadful, so to get that and the blog all done today is good! Next up will be my website, but not this week...