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Showing posts from January, 2012

Shop Update and Works in Progress!

I've just updated my Etsy shop!  I included a squirrel and two new designs - a frog and a little brown dog. They're so cute!

I also wanted to show off a few little works in progress. I'm working on creating a snowy owl by customer request. She and her fiancee are having a Harry Potter themed wedding and loved my cake toppers, but asked if I could do snowy owls. I'd never tried, but I have some beautiful wools that are layers of white and black which I've never used - and it turns out that it works perfectly for snowy owls. Here's a preview shot:

I'm also working on another set of penguins - a father and chick. This will be my third set:

And lastly, a brand new design! I've never made a bengal tiger before, so I dug down into my wool and found a beautiful orange merino called "Cinnabar." It works perfectly for the tiger fur. I'm super excited about this design and can't wait to show off the finished product:

That's all for updates! …

All Wrapped Up

I love getting packages and letters in the mail. I know I'm not alone in this, and I think Etsy sellers in particular know how important packaging is to the overall essence of their product and shop. In business terms, packaging is added value. A beautifully wrapped item is a joy to behold and unwrap. The seller who goes the distance with packaging is showing how much value she places on the contents within.

Since I began selling my wool animals about two years ago, I have gone through many permutations of packaging. Since they're light and small, I have a wide range of options available to me. It was important that the packaging be safe, beautiful, whimsical, and that it reflects the product and the overall image of my shop. I have slowly transitioned from boxes, to tissue paper tied with ribbon and stickers, to brown kraft bags tied with jute string.  For the last year or so, I've been content with the kraft bags and string and little crochet flowers as adornment. It was…

Cookiepuss and Impending Shop Updates

The art studio has been in utter chaos for imagine my relief when just yesterday I finally organized all of it. Wool, paints, canvas, sketch books, Sculpey, clay, art paper, oil pastels. The whole lot of it in one gorgeous array of possibility now lines my floor-to-ceiling studio shelves. Do you know what this means? Oh, inspiration!

Cookiepuss the cat watched on...only slightly disturbed from his sleep...

In the coming week or so I'll be unveiling a whole bunch of interesting and arteresting (tee hee) projects and Woolnimals. I'll be blogging more here again too.

Happy New Year! May this be the best yet!