Tuesday, 29 July 2008
Well I have been posting them, but haven't been putting them here.
Week 2- Wedding Hair Loveliness
Week 3- Wedding Decoration
So I've been thinking a lot about hair related things this week now that I've chosen my dress (see this post on paper and cloth I'll write more about my dress hunt later.)
I was vehemently against a veil and tiara when I first went shopping but since trying them on I've become a convert. However I really want to make both. One of my bridesmaids makes jewellery so we're going to work on the tiara and the bridal jewellery together.
I've been investigating veils and there are so many options.
I think I know the style I would like but I'll reveal that another time along with some photos of me in wedding dresses (not *the* dress though). In the meantime, here's some flickr veil inspiration.
1. bride with veil, 2. Bride and Veil, 3. Birdcage Veil , 4. Birdcage veil., 5. Finishing touches, 6. Sunset Bride, 7. Vintage Bride, 8. Vintage Fashion for a Modern Bride, 9. My veil
Monday, 28 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
Thursday, 17 July 2008
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
I decided a white background worked well for this card. What do you think?
Have I told you about the new UK site, Folksy yet? I'm on there along with lots of other great sellers so take a look. It's in beta so if you spot anything that the developers should know about, send them some feedback.
Saturday, 12 July 2008
charlotte narunsky said...
Anything with teal!
Orange, aubergine, silver - you name it!
So I'm going to have fun with teal for my next lot of cards and will be sending some to Charlotte too.
I'm off to enjoy the rest of my birthday, will be back soon. x
Thursday, 10 July 2008
- Emailed the editors of my favourite design blogs with a mini-press release
- Submitted my work to some consigment stores
- Created a facebook page
- Twittered a bit
- Blogged every day
- Updated my We Love Etsy page
- Listed every day on etsy
- Added photos to flickr (bearing in mind the TOU)
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
This is the start of a new series of weekly wedding picks- this week, jewellery.
Once you have your dress all picked out and ordered, thoughts then naturally turn to what jewellery to wear on the big day. Look no further than these perfect possibilities for your wedding day necklace…
1. sparklesisters 2. lazygiraffe 3. luxedeluxe 4. beautyuncut 5. thelondonstudio 6. luxedeluxe
Of course you could make your own wedding jewellery (an option I'm considering if I don't go for beautiful vintage). I've found these tutorials which might help you make your own necklace (and other bridal jewellery).
DIY Network :: Craft Stylish :: Craft Stylish :: beadage
Let me know if you've seen any more great DIY necklace projects.
And the winner (randomly drawn) will receive a set of stationery made in their favourite colour combination. The winner will be announced on my 200th blog post (scheduled to be Saturday 12th which is cool as that's also my birthday- hopefully I'll get chance to pop on and draw a winner). So, enter now!
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
A brand is more than a logo and a colour scheme. It's covers everything from your products to the way you deal with customers.
My product line has a strong, bright colour scheme backed up with simple illustrations. This is because I chose these words to represent what I want my business to look like:
I chose Simple as this is the style of illustration I like. It also represents how I plan to do business- Simple to contact, Simple pricing, Simply great products!
I know that sounds a bit cheesy but it's the beauty of a small business- we should all be able to keep things simple for our customers as we don't have 10 departments. We are marketing, sales, customer service and CEO all in one package.
My last point on brand is that it should be recognisable which is why I've tied together the banner, avatar, products and product photos with a unified look. Did you see I've listed my first product- take a look!
Don't forget my competition, I will be announcing the prize on my next post.
Monday, 7 July 2008
I am going to try and blog every day describing the progress of the new shop and maybe sharing some hints and tips about opening a shop on etsy along the way (as I've done it once before so maybe I've learnt from that!)
For me, the start was a doodle several months ago in my sketchbook of some paisley designs that I then scanned and played with in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. I could've just added new cards to my current shop with this new design but I'd been feeling that pinkangel wasn't really the name or feel that I wanted any more. So the time seemed right for a new shop. Paper and Cloth is a name I've been using for a while (this blog and the domain name) so I decided to open the etsy shop too.
Next came some thoughts about branding. I knew I wanted to use my new paisley design and bright colours so after playing around in Photoshop for a while, I came up with the new look. Branding isn't just about a pretty banner and avatar though and I'll talk more about my brand in the next instalment!
Friday, 4 July 2008
Prizes to be revealed soon but in the meantime start posting comments on this thread answering this question...
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
- Create knock out photos for your etsy listings with KMC
- Read the new magazine from Design for Mankind
- Have fun with wordle [via Design for Mankind]
- See the beauty every day with the flickr group day2day
And finally, here's a little flavour of the photos in the day2day flickr group...
1. day2day day 3, 2. Day2day - doughnut, 3. day2day 3/5, 4. Relax - day2day 4/5, 5. eggs, 6. Day to Day: yardstick, 7. new potato 37/365, 8. dead leaves on the dirty ground 5 of 5, 9. Day2day - machine embroidery thread