Saturday, March 29, 2008

Etsy Front Page

And the treasury made the front page. Thank you Frog and Thistle!

Double Whammy! Etsy Treasury

We are mentioned in two Etsy treasuries at the same time. Thank you for thinking of us!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Nipplegate 2008

We had a modeling session last weekend. I made the poor girl stand next to an open window on a frigidly cold day. The lighting was good, but not without consequence.

I went to the Etsy Forums to find out how to fix the problem and people got right to the point:

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Whale Here It Is

Here are our first couple of attempts at applique. We're still working it out. Hopefully, whale be able to add them to our shop soon.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Who Wore It Better?

Votes so far: 40 (Poll closed)
Charlie: 38 (95% )
Manny (the mannequin): 0 (0%)
It's too close to call: 2 (5%)
Our Men's clothes have been unfairly modeled by women mannequins, a hanger or just folded. I have been trying to get Charlie to model some new prints for months. He is either too tired after work or he can't be bothered to shave.

I ordered a Gap mannequin off eBay to model the men's clothes. We named him Manny. In the name of tabloid journalism, we have created a blog segment called "Who Wore It Better?". It is a faceoff between Charlie and Manny. Somehow, this has motivated Charlie to resume modeling.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Custom Made Easter Bunny Boy

We are very careful about the number of plushies we bring into the house. They seem to multiply quickly. We started a tradition to buy one very sentimental bunny plushie each Easter. This year we will be welcoming Elliot into our family.

We found him at Well, we saw his sister and Nichol from Pillow Monsters not only made me her brother, but she let me have some input on his genetic makeup.

Then, she even told me his background:
Elliot loves peeps. He wants to be a sculptor when he grows up, and he would like for his medium to be peeps! He likes sculpting peeps because they are really squishy and you don't even need glue, and they are edible. He likes to make very interesting things and then give them to his very best friends as a present. Easter is his favorite holiday. He's not sure but he think the Easter Bunny may live in a hole in his backyard, he spotted him one time on a very sunny day and he was sure it smiled and winked at him.

Where else can you find a doll that special?

Sunday, March 2, 2008

DIY Light Box

If you land a partnership or wholesale account with an online shop, they may ask you to retake your photos using a white background.

Our time has come and we would like to introduce our newest creation:

The Light Box

Step One: Send your husband to buy foam board.
Step Two: Chat on forums until he comes back.
Step Three: Let your husband tape the corners together so the box will stand on its own.
Step Four: Clamp a light onto the foam board. You can use a gel to soften the light.
Step Five: Start snapping pictures.

Materials: Foam Board, Tape, Light with Clamp, Extension Cord, Light Bulb, Clothes Pins and a Gel.

New York City Skyline From Our Street

Usually, we don't stand in the middle of the street taking pictures. Today, a parade went past our block. The streets were blocked off. It gave us a clear shot of the New York City skyline at the bottom of the hill.

This is a very busy street which resembled 28 Days Later for a moment.

Click on the picture to enlarge it.