Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

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

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Few More New Christmas Goodies!

Back again but bigger and better... my whimsical Christmas Tree Skirts.
Available in just about any color combination... Here's a traditional vibrant red with lime green sash and cotton poms!

Here's one I made for a friend that needed one to match her darling pink, orange, green and aqua ornaments.
These darling bird ornaments have been known to bring good luck to the homes they live in.
Aren't they sweet? They are a perfect size and look adorable peeking out of the pink branches.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New from Whimsy Wendy! Ballet Dress Christmas Ornaments

A Whimsy Wendy original design! I'm so excited to share with you my new Christmas ornament just in time for the holidays this year!

First I found some pretty black, sturdy wire that was strong but flexible. I created a pattern in which to bend the hangers into shape using nails pounded into a boards. I think they are darling!
Using felt, ribbon and tulle, I fashioned the ballet dresses to mini-size. The felt bodices have each been decorated individually.  It almost looks as though my studio is a mini dressing room. 

Trying to get all the colors right, I'll focus on purples and pinks. I was even thinking an elegant one with ecru colored tulle and black bodice.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween at the Miller House

Lately our lives have been in a whirl-wind (whose isn't?) but one thing is always for certain... Halloween on our street is a sure thing. I wasn't going to let this year go by without a whopper of a party. We had two bonfires on the driveway, a bar in the garage and served the cold food outdoors under a tent. Heated food was indoors. I'm guessing we had a couple hundred people stop by and warm up by the fire!

Frankenstein Jell-Os! You can't see the cherry eyeballs, but they're there!

Gummy fish Jell-O's with whipped froth on top!

Donut hole eye-balls~ very ghoulish!

I wish the photo showed more of the candle light, lanterns and chicken 'fingers', but the kids seemed to like the table set up. Thank goodness there wasn't much for left-overs!

Daughter and friend in their home-made ninja costumes. This was my first attempt at pants and I think they turned out!

Trick or Treat!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Coupon Off For Pics

One of my most favorite things to receive, is a picture from a princess wearing my "whimsy wendy" duds. Sometimes they are sent from a party or photo studio but often these pictures have been taken in just a spontaneous moment of happiness.

For that reason, I would like to offer $5 off of your next Whimsy Wendy order, if I receive a precious pic to share on my website. My very-safe princess page shows no names or locations, just little darlings!

Let's show the world that we need more PINK!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Why I Use a Professional Photographer...

No matter how hard I try, I can never quite get the essence of the 'fantasy' side of my products. But Jodie can! My photographer, Jodie Elkins from Makally Photography (www.Makally.com) has once again capture the essence of these children and their carefree imaginations in these new product shots! I had to show off a bunch of them because I couldn't just choose a few. Stunning!

If you have your own 'manufacturing' business I strongly urge you to find a professional photographer with similar tastes in interests to help you with your product shots. I think working with a pro gives you an added edge, a little more legitimacy and professional background for which you can build upon.

When I do try to take my own photos, I use the resources on the web a lot. Here are just a few links:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

More Halloween Goodies...

What a beautiful weekend for James J. Hill Days in Wayzata! The weather was stunning and you couldn't have had better weather. Thanks to all who visited. Here's just a small collection of what I brought.