Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Finds: Enamel Pins

Back in the 80's, now I'm really dating myself, little round pins with weird sayings were hugely popular. I had a jacket full of them and they are probably still here somewhere. I adored them and was sad when they went out of style.

30 years later I started seeing enamel pins made from designs of artists, illustrators and even plush makers.This has probably been a "thing" for some time but I've just recently noticed the re-resurgence of enamel pins. They used to be only American Flags, Union Affiliations, Corporate Logos etc. 

But now they are super fun and in a lot of cases irreverent, which of course, is right up my alley! I found one I absolutely had to have, it was so very me and now I think I'm hooked and must have more.

I'm even thinking about getting some of my logo to give to customers.Here are a few that I thought were fun and wanted to share with you.

Click on the company name to get to their sites. Below is the one I bought and just love.

This company has some other great items that I really love, even though I'm not the age of their customer base.

Reminds me of those round buttons of long ago.

Silly and fun with a cat is always something I look for.

I love Susie Ghahremani's illustrations and now they are on pins. Win, win!

This one takes me back to my teenage years and is on my list to get. Girls, even the ones my age love unicorns.

This one is called morning routine. I can relate. I hope you enjoyed these picks and now you'll probably start enamel pins everywhere.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Worktable Wednesday: The Shop Update Countdown Has Begun

Oh the stress! The countdown to my product launch/shop update has started and I'm scrambling to finish everything I can. I will have less products than I initially hoped because of personal drama taking me away from the studio. My dog has been sick and I don't want to get into that right now so I'm trying my best to continue to move forward.

 The hoop art I was working on is finished and I seriously can't stand the cuteness! I hope you all will enjoy these pieces as much as I do.

 Bright and colorful is the name of the game in the studio the last few weeks.

 I completely changed the dress design from the last post, and I think these work so much better. Still need their final trim pieces and it'll be time to dress some bunnies.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Worktable Sneek Peeks: Hippity Hoppity Bunny Love.

I've been working my butt off over here making lots of bunny goodness for my shop update. 

Here's some peeks. Subscribe to my newsletter and get a first look at all these finished products before anyone else, plus a special coupon code only for my subscribers!

 Sweet bunny dolls.

Working on bodies.

 Lots of bunny bods.

 Making pants similar to the wolf.

 So fun and colorful!

Doing the finishing details.

The girls need their clothes too.

Making some special hoop art too.

I'm so super excited about everything going on in the studio, I'm just grinning from ear to ear and I hope these peeks have made you smile too!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Worktable Wednesday: Tools of The Trade

Besides my hands, these are my most used tools. And yes, I consider felt a tool and a medium that helps me express my vision.

Those little crane scissors are new and I'm in love with them!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Still Here Working Hard

Sorry for the long delay in posting. I'm pretty exhausted everyday after designing, creating, marketing, doing social media for my business and family obligations. This blog was one thing always in the back of my mind that I couldn't push myself to do.

I've created a editorial calendar for my blog which has a schedule for when and what to blog. I hope this will keep me more on track.

Still working on my product launch for next month. Time's growing short and I have so much to do! Being crazy busy, I of course decided to move my studio around. I have less floor space now but I was able to get more supplies in here with me from other parts of the house. I'll do a video once I get art hung up and it's tornado aftermath messy right now as I get ready to finish these products.

 Here's a promo I did for my upcoming launch.
 There's going to be some hoop art.
 Bunny orinies too.
 As many dols as I can get done in time.
The fun color palette I'm using.


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