Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Shop is Open and Upcoming Work

I haven't updated this in some time, and I apologize for that.

I did manage to get that wisteria finished, now that I have hair pins again, and she is waiting for photos.  I really like the little curly vine i did with the leaves. I really like how this one came out, though I was hoping for some different colors.  I have to do a new order though, before I can complete another.  These take a LOT of fabric!!!

 While I have been feeling better on the Lupron, (so, so much better), I haven't had much time to get into kanzashi work due to a backlog of life chores.  I'm still working a temari for my son, and while there are a LOT of mistakes, it is coming along as a good practice ball for future use of this pattern (a three wing design). He wont mind the mistakes, he just likes the ball and colors. 

Sold 10-21-2016

I did manage to land a small sale, this large momiji piece.  It was one of the better ones to come out of my hotel stay, and I might have to make a few more.  Especially now that I have......gold and silver mizuhiki!!!!   I have been looking for it for a while and now that I ahve found some I am going to use the heck out of it.  Cause for as small an amount as I use, one pack is huge quantity. 

 That and with the sale profits I bought a bunch new barrette toppers, more oval and some rectangles this time, 25 of each.  Lots of pieces to make, and with enough that I wont be afraid to use them. I am actually really excited to give these out as Christmas gifts to some of the nieces I have. Should be fun.  And I might be able to pull off some more difficult pieces, like sakura's on water or dewdrops. I also need to do some christmas stuff soon, hopefully with these.  I can do some poinsettias on white and such, since I have never done one of those before. 

I am also finally starting to prepare my video tutorial scripts and such.  So hopefully I can get somewhere with that, too. 

This weekend I will be out.  All orders will be shipped out Tuesday, November 1.  I am going take a marathon vacation, and head out to Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans.  Hopefully I will have more updates after that.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Shop Reopening Soon!

You guys know how much I love to give out updates....

Been working on this new pink wisteria piece quite a bit.  It's come quite far in just a few short days.  I have to work on leaves this time, unlike my moronic self last time which I FORGOT to make for the last wisteria piece.

The rest of these are final shots of items that will be in the store.  As you can see, I have really gotten a hang of the botan or peony style kanzashi layering. 

This one is burgundy and black, but kept coming out so red on camera.  It's a beautiful barrette, which I have never really carried before in plethora. Now I have started with 4 and have 6 more to decorate.

The momiji is worth noting because it came out so well in size and dimension.  Its larger than the last single momiji I did, and I want to play with these more.

The last one below is a peony I was experimenting with.  I don't really like the layering, but the colors are fantastic.  I am almost out of this pattern material, going to have to get more if they still carry it. 

I've actually had quite a few colors get discontinued.  A peach, an orange, a few blues and all the violets have gone away.  I am saddened that I can't remake all my pieces now that several of these colors are gone.  But such is life.

I want to reopen the shop this Saturday, October 8, after I get doctor clearance on Friday. So maybe soon.  Right now I am still having severe side effects that will continue until my next dosage on Friday.

Meanwhile I am still working on the pink wisteria! We shall see how it goes.