Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I've been a busy bee!

I know I haven't update in a while but that is because I have been kind of busy finishing up the semester and trying to keep those grades on point! But now it is the holiday break and I have more time to do what I love to do!
during my hiatus from the blog, I also made a looooot of new things and have posted them in my shop. So feel free to check them out :-).
I've even been posting a bunch of new videos to YouTube! I already had a Youtube account but I only recently started updating it on a more frequent basis and it has been a lot of fun! I entered a cash prize video contest the other day which I had a ball doing! (Hope I win) lol. But even if I don't it was worth it :-) .


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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Wild Child Dzigns Orange tag event!

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Heeeey everyone been a little while since I've posted anything. But I've been busy trying to stock my shop up for the holidays! I am hoping to sell some things over the holiday season, and to get the ball rolling, I am having an orange tag event. This means that everything in my online shop that has an orange "sale" tag attached has been marked down by at least 15%. This deal will last until Christmas day! I will continue adding things to the shop, so look forward to seeing some new things! Recently, I have added some funky new skirts and leather flap clutches many of which are apart of the Orange tag event. So take a look around :-) I hope you see something you like.

Shop at: WWW.WILDCHILD-DZIGNS.COM

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just as promised!

I am back with some pictures!!! My friend Tonya and I went to the park the other day so I could take some product photo's and they came out really good! We had a good time... she was a bit camera shy at first but she loosened up after a while. We even had a few vistors lol. I forgot that Saunday is the feed the less fortunate day in the park. So we had people approaching us. One man was determined to get in a few pictures lol ( seen below). I think I might upload them to flicker later and just make a slide show because blogger decreases the quality of the pictures a lot!!!!
But enough of my rambling. Here are some pics!










Sunday, November 8, 2009

Randomosity

Today it was sooooo nice out! And even though I really wanted to come home and go to sleep when I got off work at 3, I forced myself to get out and enjoy the weather. I had only gotten 3 hours of sleep the night before so I was reaaaally tired. But the sunshine was calling my name lol. I even put my cute boots on today (and I'm a flats type of girl for the most part lol) .




I stopped by House of Lukaya Today ( a shop that carries some of my pieces and has some fabulous finds from local Artisans). I didn't take any new pieces there today though because I didn't really have anything that I was interested in putting there this month :-( . But next month I am hoping to take so cute new pieces just intime for the (fingers crossed) holiday rush lol.


Maybe some of the pieces I am making tonight will make the cut for next month :0).
In other news, Me and my friend Tonya are planning on going to the park on campus tomorrow afternoon to retake some of the pictures of stuff. I want to see how the response is using live models more often so we'll see how that goes. of course you all will be the first to see the pictures :-)
Until next time Peace!

Friday, November 6, 2009

OOOOOOO Leather so soft! You know that song right? lol

So thanks to the piece of leather Nikki of Decadent Designs threw in the shipment of fabrics she found for me, last time, I came up with a funky idea to make funky clutches with leather flaps! Now I can't get enough lol! I ordered some leather today in purple and in lime green... the colors are sooooooooo on point.. I can't wait to get them, I hope they are everything I expect! I am going to bang out a few more leather flap bags because I love them so much lol. I got a good response on the ones I already have... although neither one has sold yet lol. But people have really been expressing interest in them so that's always a good sign and the more options the better right?!
Well anywho , you know ya'll will be the first to know when I have some new bags ready!
I current;y have two available for $30 each but unfortunately those will probably be the only leather flap bags you'll see from me at that price :-/. The leather I got today was MAAAAAAAD expensive... I had to convince myself I needed it lol. You know how you see something you want and you sit there for an hour trying to justify the purchase and come up with bogus reasons why you absolutely have to have it lol lol? Well yea.... that was me today lol.
Thanks Nikki for the chunk of leather you sent the first time around.... it sparked an idea that I don't think I would have thought of had you not sent it! P.S. I have not forgotten about your hat!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Seeking inspiration

The question of the day was "have you stopped crocheting?" Lol. And my answer was ....... "Of course not!". I figured I should put that out there sense that is the 2nd person to ask me this recently. I am simply trying to learn new things (ie: sewing). Therefore I haven't been crocheting as much lately.....and to be honest, my hands are thanking me for it lo!!!! However, I will definitely be kicking out more funky crochet skirts and I may even kick out a pair of pants or two before the winter is over. However, let's not forget that I promised myself I wouldn't over do it this winter because my inventory is starting to clutter my space lol. Luckily I've been fortunate enough to make a couple sales this week so my fashionable clutter is starting to dwindle. But I don't want to start going crazy with crocheting more pieces until I get rid of some more stuff. In the mean time I have been seeking inspiration for some things I would like to work on once things get in order. I've even been sketching a bit!!! Lol I neeeever sketch anything.... But for a few ideas I had to because I was scared I would forget. They look like crap lol but good enough to jog my memory when its time to get down to business and that's all that matters in the end right?! I really want to push the envelope and make some reeeeaaall funky stuff ... I can't wait to get to work and unveil new stuff!

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Just not enough time in a day!

Lately I have been trying sooo hard to get some new things out for the holidays. I know the time leading up to Christmas is supposed to be the busiest shopping time so I feel it is important that I stock my shops up with goodies... But I just can't seem to find the time! I also wanted to take more items than I usually take to House of Lukaya (a store my items are sold in). I was going to do this because I figured the shop would possibly have more customers than it usually has because the holidays are approaching. But I am getting so annoyed with myself because I always plan to do aaaaaall this stuff and then nothing gets done. I really need to focus and control the things I can control. I know I still won't be able to do everything I want to do because I am focused on school right now and becuase I have a job. But the other half of my time is sometimes spent daydreaming and just doing absolutely nothing! I really need to work on my time management skills so I can get more accomplished! So that is my goal for the up coming weeks as we used to say in middle school when we were about to get into a fight "don't talk about it be about it" lol. Different situation but it applies here lol. Night night.

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Expanding my horizons!




As you probably already know. I am currently selling my items on Etsy as well as Artfire. At first I thought two venues is more than enough. But today, I changed my mind about that lol. I have signed up for yet another online venue. Yes it may be a bit much, but I am just testing the waters right now to see which venues prove to be the best for me and eventually I will probably cut out one of the venues.
I joined 1000 markets today because I just felt that I wanted to put my eggs in more baskets and give myself more visibility and a better chance at selling. On top of that I reeeeeally like the look of 1000 markets! It looks very clean and polish opposed to Artfire. I am sure that is primarily because it is a juried website. Meaning your application has to be approved before you are allowed to sell there. As with any venue, it has it's down sides. 1 being it only accepts amazon payments which is very limiting for potential customers, aaaaand they do no do international business... meaning I can not sell my things to customers outside of the US there :-/ . But it was free to join and there aren't any listing fees or monthly bills as with Artfire and Etsy, but of course they take out a small comission when you sell something. But that's still very good because there is no upfront cost involved... so i feel I have nothing to lose by trying it out. But don't worry.... I am keeping my artfire for sure! Because I need to be able to accept multiple methods of payment and I need to be able to sell internationally... so having 1000 markets as my main venue is just out of the question right now. But I just wanted to share the news with you all. I am a firm believer in putting yourself out there as much as you can as long as you aren't spreading yourself to thin!!!
As far as the new shop, it is the saaaaaame stuff on all of my sites so no one is missing out on anything by buying from one shop oppossed to another.
But if you would like to take a peak at it visit: wildchilddzigns.1000markets.com

Saturday, October 24, 2009

lol lol hehehe

Soooo I did this video for a class that I'm in, but I figured it was blog worthy so I am sharing it with you all.

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:
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Get it here

Here is my newest bag:
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Get it here

Here is the skirt in progress:

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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. 

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blackberry chronicles

Well its another day at work and I decided I'd make some good use of my new phone! I got kind of tired of not being to do all the things I need to do when I'm out and about.Now don't get me wrong, I loved my trusty old sidekick lx... Its been dropped on concrete, toilets and even caught in a couple of sever thunderstorms and yet , it survived. I swear that thing took a lickin and kept on tickin ! Still, it was no longer satisfying my needs. I found myself missing a million tweets a day on twitter because it was just too much of a hassle to tweet from the internet using my phone. I was responding to emails late etc.
I used these reasons as an excuse to get a new phone lol. I decided on a blackberry curve 8900 and so far - love it! I am able to sit here at work and discretely post this blog lol, respond to my tweets quickly, post bullitains easier on myspace and all of my emails come to one location which ish is great because - have four email accounts that I use regularly. And I can fiiiinally watch videos from my phone (I knoooow I was a bit behind the curve) lol. But - guess its safe to say that I love my new phone and hopefully I will get back to posting on my blog more often now that I don't have to be in front of a computer to do so !!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

What's been going on

Sooooo as usual, I have been MIA for a while but I've just been trying to make moves..and things have been going quite well so far. Since is th summer tim I have been making stuff like crazy now that I have a little more time.
I'm also veeeery happy to announce that my items can now be found at "house of Lukaya" which is a local boutique here in Richmond. If you are in the area you should check it out! It is at 1717 e. Main street in richmond VA

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Join the "Art is LIFE movement"! A night to remember!


Hey everyone! I know I have been kind of neglecting this blog. One reason is because I now have a blog directly on my website
http://www.wildchild-dzigns.com/blog.html. But, I wanted to take this time to invite everyone to come put on May 31,2009 6:00pm to the "Art is LIFE movement" :

"Join Fuqwon Promotions as we embark on a journey of artistic expression. An evening of fashion, live music, and live art exhibits. Featuring Backfire Band LIVE, the hottest urban models out of North Carolina, New York, and the DMV, LIVE body art, and the best up and coming couture and urban wear designers. Doors open at 6p. Advance tickets available. Contact Renada 202-315-7060 art_is_life09@ymail.com.
This is a show you dont wanna miss!"

The event will take place 2327 18th Street NW in Washington D.C.
Some of my pieces will be shown along with the work of other talented designers and much more.
Join the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=98979049895&ref=ts

Monday, March 30, 2009

Feeling so violated


Sooooo......someone who shall remain nameless (for now), decided she wanted to duplicate one of my creations ....almost to the T. I am talking about same color, style and everything, has crossed me one too many times. I know she duplicated my piece because she had the audacity to follow this blog, and got caught! I confronted her on the issue, and she clearly got a bit of a tude. But I let it pass and went on my merry way. But today, something told me to visit her website, and low and behold she has also copied my intro word for word....so today I wrote her the following message:


Ok before, I was giving you the benefit of the doubt about the whole shirt thing. But something told me to go to your website! (and I did today) And low and behold you have copied my intro from my website word for word! "Provides unique hand crocheted fashions to represent your own personal style. By offering a variety of vibrant urban fashion. Enjoy the convience of shopping at home and having one of a kind creations at your fingertips!" COME ON!!!!!!!!
All I have to say is that if you truly plan on being a professional and truly want to be "naturally unique", you need to be more original. I do not appreciate you coming to my blogs and my website stealing my ideas. To be honest, it is really pissing me off, and I would appreciate if you would stop. It is disrespectful, annoying, and violating. I am more than happy to offer my assistance should you ever need it, but not if you intend on going about things the way you have been thus far. You will never make it in business, OR life if you can not be original and true.
In addition, I do not appreciate your rude response from the first message.... especially now that I see I was right! I do not expect you to respond, but you SHOULD think about what I have said. It is not only important to me, but should be important to you as well, that you you be original. When your customers find out that there is absolutely no integrity in your work, they will not respect you TRUST ME. A real woman, a real professional, and a real entrepreneur has class, originality and respect for others, and right now you are lacking all of those. Please do not cross me again. Other wise I will report you should you have or attempt to gain any type of business license. There is nothing wrong with a little friendly competition, but there is a way to go about it.


I was sooooo angry!!! You guys just do not understand!!!! What is everyones take on this?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Trying to find time



OMG it is a shame how much I have neglected my blogs! To be honest it has been sooooo hard for me to find time write blogs, make videos, or make any new items!!! Life just gets in the way!!!! Between school and work, it's a wonder I can even sneak in a minute to write this post lol! I can't remember the last time I made anything :-( . I really have to manage my time better so I can have more available to do the things I love to do ya know? I am really shocked that I have made any sales at all (although very few). But considering my lack of promotion, a few is better than none lol. I keep trying to amp myself up to get down to business lol....but I'm sure I will get my mojo back in due time. When I do get around to making some new stuff, it will likely be a bunch of spring and summer appropriate stuff....ie: some cotton bikini tops (more suitable for water :-) .......maybe some beach bags and whatever else I can think of. If you have any ideas feel free to post them here. Until next time.....I hope all is well with everyone! :-D

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I am just all over the place lol (blog talk radio)


I know I have not updated my blog in a while, but life gets hectic sometimes. I have 2 others that I have been neglecting as well
:-( ...but I am trying to get back on my high horse! I am just writing this post to let you all know that I have registered on blog talk radio. For those of you who do not know what BTR is, it is basically a site where amatures such as myself can host their own radio talk show via the internet. People can even call in via a telephone or via a mic directly from their computer LIVE! I am not quite sure when I will do my first show! Hell, I am not even sure what my first show is going to be about, but I will definitely keep you all posted!

I already have 3 blogs, and I am debating creating another that will be completely dedicated to the show and other randomness. I guess I am thinking about doing this because this blog here is supposed to be primarily promotional for my accessories and clothing mixed with a little bit of fun. I'm just not sure if it would be appropriate to have everything associated with one blog. Especially because some of the shows are likely going to have some adult topics, and language (especially knowing my mouth). But it is already enough work trying to maintain the blogs I have so I really don't know what to do. Iv'e had some people say to keep it all in one place, but things I am into are soooo unrelated, I think it may start to look like one big random blob lol! But just let me know your opinion on this..keep it together, or split it up? Just interested in seeing what my readers think.
oh by the way, the link to the show is:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Cocoa-Bean
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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