Monday, October 31, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Huzzah! Custom Mom goes online Tuesday the 1st and I can hardly wait. I've listed about 22 items (tees and bibs) to sell. I'm working on some Christmas bib designs. Check it out and be sure to check the KiWi Cuties items. Support your sister crafters.
To the left is my lovely niece modeling the 'Stick With Me, Kid' popsicle bib.
Friday, October 28, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Of course, I had to change the tag illustration last night because my daughter got her hair all cut off since I originally doodled it. I forgot to put that clause in her modeling contract.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
My Paper Crane has the factory restocked. Hurray. My daughter periodically cruises the shop looking for things to buy. And nagging at me that I won't explain to her what the tampon doll is....
Now, I have Franz Ferdinand in my head....(find me and follow me through corridors and factories...)
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Sunday, October 09, 2005
This is a huge scary leap for me...starting a business. I'm not a passive person but I'm not a risk-taker. It just seemed like after all these years of drawing, doodling, designing and drafting that I needed to do something more productive with my work. Not that I'm against the whole 'art for art's sake' concept but my later work is less 'art' and more 'illustration'. It has a childlike quality. A cuteness, if you will..and I think the world today needs more cute.
This little cutie was inspired by the wonderful bags made by Molly Chicken.
I was thinking about looking into paypal as an ordering option. Do any of you use paypal to sell your wares?
Saturday, October 08, 2005
the strangest thing about starting a blog is knowing that no one is reading it. I'm sure that it'll reach new levels of weirdness when some starts reading it though...
So, let's start with Softies. I started making dolls as part of LoobyLu's Month of Softies. Since then, I've made a small community of dolls.
I've experimented with button eyes and felt eyes. I think I like the felt eyes the best.
Friday, October 07, 2005
This is my first ninja tee. I originally created these little guys to do my dirty work on Instant Messenger but saw they had potential beyond battling the occasional dinosaur or pontif. I'm going into mass production on them for Christmas presents for the fam.
Currently, this design is selling for $10 a shirt. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to order one.
Because, what is blog without pictures? A pretty darn big disappointment...
Here's an example of a KiWi babies bib. I just started selling these through a local shop....and I mean 'just started' as in today.
Eventually, I hope to expand into onesies and t-shirts.
However, since I've turned my crafting hobby into a cottage industry, I felt that blogging was the next step. It was time for me to join the community that I've been silently learning from lo these many months.
Netizens, I give you KiWi.