Tuesday, January 27, 2009

La Fleur

I have decided to try and make something new every week for the next little while. At least until spring... I also received an email today that Renegade Craft Fair in New York is finally accepting applications for the summer! Wish me luck on that one! I really really want to go to this... an Etsy craft fair?? So exciting!! Anyways... we'll see.

My friend sent me a link today, this ad was randomly posted on Boing Boing... apparently, Etsy has used my photo for their ad... kinda awesome!

I have been a bit addicted to Apartment Therapy lately.. I came across this photo of a room that I want to recreate.. it's amazing.

Lastly.. I made a new sweater, shocker. It's just such great cozy sweater season right now! This new one is called La Fleur and you can find it here

I believe that is all for this evening.. it's Project Runway night tonight so I must find my spot on the couch!


Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Spring Stuff!!

I have been hard at work in the studio trying to bust out the Spring stuff!! I managed to get a couple things done... these little tube dresses are such a great summer staple... versatile, simple, inexpensive. They come in a variety of colors, pictured is the chocolate brown, (leather belt sold separatly)...

And Candy Cane Red... also comes in Navy Blue stripe and Black stripe...

Now go on and get yourself one here!

That's it for now...more to come soon...


Friday, January 23, 2009

Sleepy January

Sleepy January has consisted of a whole lot of Etsy lurking! I came across this lovely little image,
her shop is called BackBone

This 'Little Helping Hands' plaque is amazing as well... lurking on Etsy when your broke is not a good idea! You can find her amazing treasures here

If anyone is going to be in Quebec City between January 22nd and March 15th, please check out Little Houses at the Materia Gallery. The show is called 'Du quilt au corps taillé'

This month has been boring, not a lot of action on the Etsy site, which means not a lot of action for Little Houses. So instead of moping about it (which I have been doing lately), I decided to take advantage and work work work! I am going to work on getting into some more stores, as well as getting spring stuff done, and more mens stuff. The newest mens sweater is called 'Elijah' and can be found here

I think that's all for now... time to go make some hot chocolate and curl up on the couch.


Monday, January 12, 2009

Loads of Studio Time...

We have been spending loads of time in the studio this past week, the whole family! It's been great, and I've been getting a lot of stuff done....

So after many requests for a Little Houses men's line, I have finally decided that it's time. With the help of my husbands great ideas, we have decided to create some designs together. So far only one item has been made, and one more has been drafted... and it's only day 3! By spring we should have a lot more to show... here is the first hoodie designed by Duncan :) It's called Prince of Thieves and you can find it here

I have also been working hard on getting my spring designs ready before spring is actually here. Now that I have some help, I am managing to get so much more done. I am also in the process of getting my website done.... finally! It will be located here.

So it's been pretty slow this January around the Little Houses shop, I was starting to worry a bit about the whole economy situation and how it might affect my business... until I came across this article:

It was printed in the New York Times a few days before Christmas.....

"On Sept. 29, a day the stock market plunged sharply, Etsy, the leading Web marketplace for handmade goods, had record sales. In November and December, the site has continued to break records. Last month, artists sold $10.8 million of goods on Etsy, up from $4.2 million in November 2007. Some 135,000 people signed up for Etsy memberships and sellers listed 1.1 million new items, both figures more than double the same month last year."

Yay Etsy! It makes me happy that people are finally starting to turn their attention to hand-crafted, one of a kind goods, rather than the mass produced crap that floods our daily lives. I managed to do all of my Christmas shopping on Etsy this year so I'm sure I added to those large numbers!

Anyways... back to the machine for me

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Getting there...

It's seems that moving blogs is a bit more work than I thought... I feel like I've been sitting at this computer for days! I did manage to get a new coat finished... I have never made a long coat like this before so some feedback would be much appreciated!

I called it the Mayfly Coat

I am starting to look forward to creating some spring stuff... although it sure didn't feel like spring today!! That photo shoot was rough... so cold!

I have been a total slacker with work this past couple weeks.. Monday will be the end of holiday mode! Time to get shit done...

And time for some tea and big hearty salad...


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I love using my hands, I love making stuff and I love surrounding myself with people who love making stuff. I have a major sweet tooth and my favorite part of the day is teatime.