Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Logo

On Saturday, I spent way more time than I should have needed (pretty much most of the day) working on a logo for my shop. I just wanted something very simple that I could put on tags and business cards. And simple is what I got--since I can't really draw and I don't know how to work Photoshop Elements beyond a very basic degree. I don't really know how I feel about it. I would love some opinions.

Now on to making new cards and tags. Hopefully before the Youtique show on April 16th, but I'm making no promises.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Youtique: Spring Into Handmade

I just found out that I am going to be a vendor at Youtique on April 16th at D'Amato's restaurant in Royal Oak. The show is being planned by Michigan Artisans and the Handmade Gift Guide. Should be a fun show--they will have appetizers, a cash bar and a silent auction. Now I probably need to get to work.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Remember This?

Do you remember this wrap? (I was horrified to see that I posted that a year and a half ago--I really need to speed up my process.)

Since I never really ended up with one that I loved, I've decided to improve upon it. And, instead of making them for sale, I'm going to write up a pattern and sell that. I have been intending to branch out into pattern sales for quite a while now and I've promised myself that this year I will finally do it. I make up patterns all the time for myself and to make items to sell in the shop so it seems like a logical step to write them up for sale. I believe I have the wrap design the way I want it, so I'm now writing a pattern from my notes. After I have that done, I'll make one more to see if the pattern seems correct to me and then it's on to testing. Hopefully I'll have it ready for sale this spring. Now I just need to think of a name for the pattern. (And as you can probably see by my boring post titles, I'm not very good at that sort of thing.)