Tuesday, January 5, 2016

In with the New Year, Out with old Designs

A new year is here!  I'm excited to welcome 2016 and all it may bring.  But, at the same time, I need to say goodbye to a few of my older designs.  
Not that they aren't still cute, and I'm still proud that I created them.  But, just as I clean out my closets, or pantry, I need to clean out my wealth of designs.  No one wants to rummage through hundreds (yes hundreds) of my designs to find the one they have to have. So, I'm trimming the fat and letting go of my License Plate designs, and a few others.  

I will still sell several versions of my North Carolina designs at Craft shows and in local stores.  
My Dog Brother and Sister designs have long been my best sellers.  So, I will concentrate on getting more breed designs done.  And there are SO many.  And within each breed, there are variations; ears up, ears down, short hair, long hair, etc.  So happily, I have my work cut out for me.  

I am so very grateful for all of my customers.  It is because of them that I am able to do what I love to do.  I am running a small business, being creative, and participating in local craft shows.
And, it is through my sales, that I've been able to contribute to the ASPCA.  A heartfelt THANK YOU to all my customers.  
Happy New Year.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Gathering of Witches, Warlocks, Devils and Angels.

I was inspired, by a Witches hat, to do a group of Halloween themed onesies.  For me, one symbol of a Witch is a black hat.  So, I came up with a cute Witches hat and put it on a Lavender onesie.  I love pairs (being a twin), so I came up with my Warlock design.
And Halloween isn't normal with out a Devil design.  So, I added the word, and a pitchfork.  Cute.  Next, of course there will be an Angel design.  I have it all done, just not printed out yet.  The Devil and Angel designs will be a nice twin set too.
I'm sure as Halloween draws closer, I'll be inspired even more.  Too bad Halloween is only one night.  I love all the designs.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

First School begins, then Halloween!

School has begun.  The days are getting ever so slightly longer.  My grandson will soon discover the world in a classroom.  I'm anxious for him to become an eager reader.

Judging from the catalogs and stores, Halloween is around the corner.  But there's lots of time to ponder what your little one will want to be. Plus, it's just fun to dress up in Halloween stuff right up to the very wicked day.  Here are some ideas to think about.!
  These are just a few of my favorites.  
Who wouldn't want to be a doctor!
 And let's not forget Harry Potter or Star Trek!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tote Design number Two!

I decided to do another Tote design.  I love the Seagull Tote.  And, I've gotten several orders for it!  That thrills me.
I did a Toucan design that I originally thought I'd put on a tee shirt.  But, it so lends itself to a Tote.  So, I added some fun summer words to the background, and put my fun Toucan in the front.  I think it's adorable.  The Seagull is beachy and the Toucan is tropical.

 I think both of them are must have's for anyone with a beach towel, or vacation "stuff".

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

All things Red and Pink

 It's that time of year again.  For hearts, and cards, and all things Red and Pink.  I'm thinking that this new design of mine will do the trick.  If I was a baby, or even a tween, I'd love this.  
The Holiday rush is over and I think the people are relaxed enough to just shop for things that they just want.  No presents, no gifts, just cute things for the kids.  Here are some designs I hope they put on their wish lists. 

I'm getting excited about the possibility of participating in some Craft Shows this Spring.  I miss the person to person contact.  And, I have to say that my garments and designs are cuter in person.  It's also very inspiring to be around a creative bunch of crafters. 
Here's hoping old man Winter doesn't over stay his welcome.  I'm looking forward to all the design ideas that Spring has to offer. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Pink Problems

Red and White make Pink..Right?  Well, I'm finding out that it's not that easy.  My Personalized Batgirl design depends on the logos being nice and pink.  But I'm having problems finding the right Pink.  
I first did this design about two years ago.  No problems.  No complaints.  
Then I got my new computer, and printer.  A printer that uses different ink than I used to. These days,  I would say that at least 15% of my 'work' time is spent on adjusting colors.  
I thought I had it.  For several months I sold, printed and shipped out garments with  my Batgirl design. I got reviews and thank you's from my customers.  Then I got a review that crushed me.  (I take my reviews very seriously)  It said that my Pink looked more like Salmon.  I took a good look at it, and..it did. 
So, I adjusted it down to a nice pinker Pink.  I changed all the Batgirl designs in my system to the new color.  All's well.  
Yesterday I got another disappointing review.  It said my Pink was more Lavender.  I know you can't please everyone all the time.  But I feel that I need to keep trying for that perfect Pink.  

This entry is not a confession, but more of a statement or declaration.  I'm going to try and please everyone.  Everyone that buys my Batgirl design, that is.  Wish me luck.