Saturday, October 24, 2009

New stuff on the way!

I have been soooo busy with school lately and haven't had much time to make new stuff. But I have been able to sneak in a few things here and there. I am hoping to find time to make a looooooot of new things over my christmas break which is over a month and some change away.... but I'm planning ahead and buying new fabric and yarn and coming up with ideas for thing's I want to work on! The other exciting thing is that I will fiiiiiinally be getting a new car during the holidays (hopefully, my fingers are crossed)! I have been without a cr for a little over a year now, and It's been driving me crazy!!!!! lol. But as soon as I get it, I plan to start doing some craft shows and things so I can really try to get my stuff out there to people. The main thing that has been hindering me has been my lack of transportation. So hopefully if all goes according to plan, I won't have that obstacle any longer.

hmmm lets seeee what else can I blab about?.............

Oh! As you may already know, I am still super new to sewing, but I am getting better day by day. Today I made another bag that I absolutely loooove. Aaaaaaand I started working on a ruffle waisted skirt that I think is gonna be hot!!!! (sneak peaks below). Well I think that's all for now! As always I love reading your comments, so keep em coming :-) .

Here is a bag I made last week:
leather1

Get it here

Here is my newest bag:
bluefirst

Get it here

Here is the skirt in progress:

brown

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Getting started with some new stuff!

























I have been experimenting with a lot of sewing lately, and I'm loving it! I have started making a bunch of clutches (many not completed yet) , and they have been coming out nicely! I plan to list a bunch of them in my shop in the coming weeks! They are large clutches with crocheted flap closures! I have been looking around for some fun fabrics to make them. I hope these will turn out to be a best seller :-) ... Most likely, these bags will range from 20 something to 30 something dollars ... depending on the cost of my materials :-) ... I found a fly print that I'm going to use to make a sample for myself.... I like testing my stuff out sometimes to see how it holds up in everyday use... (let me not fake) aaaaand because I just want one lol.
I took the bag with the pink flap to House of Lukaya today (a local shop I do business with). If it sells quickly, I will be taking more. I want to see what the response is like before I go dumping a bunch of bags into the store that wont sell.
The black and green clutch is my favorite so far... but it's not done yet. I'll probably finish it sometime this weekend.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Feeling like a proud mama because.....






I just birthed my very first sewn project!!!!! (machine sewn that is). I have done a few pieces in the past the incorporated sewing (but I did it by hand)... which was a pain, and not as professional looking. Today an idea for a skirt popped into my head.... I ran with it and it turned out great for my first time!!!
I ended up with exactly what I envisioned.... a calf length jersey skirt with a fabulous batik print fabric accenting the waist with pleated ruffles!!! I feel so proud because I did it all on my own through a bit of trial and error. Of course it's not 100% perfect but I didn't expect it to be. I definitely will be producing many more of these skirts with different print options.... i can't wait to get started on them! I am happy that I jumped head first to teach myself to sew.... I am learning slowly but surely and I know I will get better over time.

As much as I love to crochet, it is sometimes MURDER on my hands. Sewing is a welcome change and does not strain my hands. I definitely will continue to crochet but I feel sewing is a great option that will allow me to make cute pieces at a lower price point for potential customers. Many people complain that my crochet pieces are too expensive.
I can understand in times like these. However, sometimes people fail to understand the time, money, and energy that goes into crocheting, or ANY craft for that matter. As much as I would like to appeal to the potential customer, I still need to benefit in the end.
With that being said, sewing some things is not AS time consuming as crochet so I think people will be relieved to see some items from me at a somewhat lower price point. I look forward to presenting new projects, so be on the look out!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The duffle bags are here!!!


I finally completed my first duffle bag, I think it came out great! I am actually going to make a couple for myslelf to lol. I Don't have to much to say about it but I just wanted to show you all the end result. Keep an eye out for more of these! I'll be making some in a larger size as well. So make sure you keep your eyes open for that!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The new plan!

I think I will most likely be focusing my attention on smaller, less intense items for the fall and winter. For example, I think I will be making a bunch of bags/ clutches, earrings, scarfs and things of that sort. Don't get me wrong I will definitely continue to bang out some larger pieces... maybe a couple pairs of pants and stuff like that. But I have been finding those things harder to sell. And because things are continuing to take up so much space in my room, I figure it is in my best interest to keep things to a minimum right now.
I am wondering how good I will be at sticking to this plan lol. I know how I get sometimes. I say something like this, then I get all inspire and make a dress lol. But I am really going to try to stick to this for the most part... with a few exceptions. However, I will definitely still continue to take your orders for larger pieces.. (because at least I know that won't be sitting around on my garment rack) lol. But look forward to some nice fall and winter accessories from me :-) .

Oh yea and here is the latest addition. Yet another scarf. I love this one.... oh so soft.



CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT THIS :-)

The dreaded claaaaassss

Lol ok this post really has nothing to do with nothing lol. I'm on my way to class right now and just figured I'd post cuz I can :-) . I'm having one of those days where I don't wanna do anything but watch tv and chill
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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Falling into autumn!

I made a new scarf last night and I loooove it so I had to show you all. I loved it so much I decided to keep it for myself lol. But I made another one that is up for grabs! Its sooo long and soft. It is one big loop and has no ending. It can be worn many ways! Take a looksy!







Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bus ride bloggin :-)Duffle bags comin' !

Ooooo I am so excited to introduce my new duffle bags. The sewn ones still need a little work before I am confident enough to sell them but once I perfect it I will be offering them. Unfortunately I'm not home at the moment to take a picture of the one I made for myself. But I promise my next post will have a picture. The one I sewed up gave me the idea to make some crocheted duffle bags as well ( fully lined of course). I have a feeling they are gonna be hot! Can't wait! Stay tune.
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

SALE SALE SALE help me clean house!


Everybody loves sales! How could ya not? lol . This time around, my clutter problem is your gain :-) . I stay in a dorm here on campus so I have VEEEEERY limited space for my craft. Lately, things have just been piling up and I really don't even have room to make anything else until i get rid of some of the things I already have. I had to get a garment rack to accommodate all the stuff I have ( you can kinda see it in the picture) . On top of that. I just got my very first sewing machine and a serger and I am reeeeaaaally ready to bang out some hot stuff for the fall but I definitely need to clean house first.

So long story short. All of the hats in my shop are 25% off until Sept 30th . to get the discount, you need to enter the coupon code: HATSALE during checkout .

Secondly, I just added a "clearance rack" section to the shop as well to try to clear some of this stuff out. Most of the pieces in the clearance section are summery pieces. I am ready to get moving on some pants, shawls, and long dresses. so it's time for the halter top to go lol.
Everything in the "Clearance Rack" sectio is 35% off when you use the coupon code: CLEARANCERACK during checkout to sweten the pot, it is FREE shipping on anything you purchase from this section. (shipping only free if you live in the U.S).
The clearance rack dicount code is ongoing so you can come back and buy things again and again with that code!
Well I think that's it for now. If I feel like blabbing some more I'll be back.

SHOP HERE!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Do da damn thaaaaang lol


These pictures were taken  this summer and I just never got a chance to share them with you all. But I definitely feel like it's worth sharing lol. My friend Aaron and I go to the park on in the middle of campus every now and then and just have some fun with my camera. As you can see, the boy is fierce! lol. It was a pretty fun playing the model role with him for a bit.... i'm not much of a camera person, but Aaron is always camera ready lol. 






Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Been gone for a while but I'm back!!

I have been away from this blog for a while now, but I am re-inspired to start posting to it again, so stay tuned for new updates!
Although I have been MIA, I have been busy doing what I love to do! Making clothes! Here is a sneak peak of my latest creations. And as always, the pieces you see here are available online. Just click the "shop now" button to your right :-) or simply click on the link below each item "I want it!" :-) . I hope ya'll are feelin' the new stuff and I can't wait to read your comments :-)

These earrings are my absolute favorites at the moment! They are not listed yet but if you are certain you want them, I will create a reserved listing especially for you :-) . I made a nearly I identical pair of these earrings for Queen Sheba and she looooved them. She is one of the flyest spoken word artist around and I just know she's doing them justice. 
All the things your grandma won't make and more!
One of a Kind Crocheted fashions from Wild Child Dzigns, plus random rants that have absolutely nothing to do with anything lol!




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