Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Barter System

There are more times than I can count in the past few years, where random people have come across my path, only to find out they are invaluable to me. One such person is my new photographer. Lori Kenney of Firefly Photography (http://www.fireflyportraitart.com/). I am so thrilled our paths crossed. It seemed like seredipity. She needed props and tutus, I needed product shots...
And here is just a sample of what I got!!

She's got such a great eye and touch.

Just an idea for a lot of us crafters out there. Find a photographer or other business that could make a good partner for you and find a way to lift each other up!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I Gotta A Great New Idea!!

I was trying to rack my brain on a new line of products to expand the teeny age group I have to work within.... My girls (once again) led me to discover the cuteness of miniature tutus for dolls and stuffed animals.

A store owner who regularly purchases my items asked for a specially made tutu to go with one she had just purchased for her granddaughter. It appears that this granddaughter carries around a stuffed pig everywhere they go. They are inseparable! My girls helped me work on the size and scale and detail work. It makes sense... small people have a better sense of smaller scale. The pig is now running around town, wearing the cutest hot pink tutu with multi-colored poms! I LOVE IT!

Now, lo and behold, I am starting to expand into a new line of coordinating tutus for "specials"! I took a number of custom orders at my last show and have done up some new samples of the endless possibilities. It is just the beginning! I took a few pictures and think they are turning out beautifully - what do you think? They are made the same way as my "big girl" skirts with all the trim and elastic being sewn in place.

I have a bunch of new ideas for my upcoming blogs so visit again soon!