Archive for the ‘etsy’ Category

November 11, 2009

oh hey! it’s sale time!
buy three undies, get free shipping.
now through next wednesday, november 18th.
complete the checkout process and then wait for an adjusted invoice. if you forget and pay, i’ll refund the shipping charge to your paypal account.


November 1, 2009

hi hi hi.
so! babies! they take up SO MUCH TIME!
i’m enjoying (almost) every second of it, naturally. but! whew!

ok, so i’ve been working on a pattern for baby leggings. s l o w l y.
like, maybe i will have some baby things in the shop by springtime?
that s l o w l y.

in the mean time, i’ve added some of the liberty print undies back in the shop!
none of them are completed yet (still need to elasticize them) so kindly give me a few days to finish them up before they’re sent off. and the compound dresses are taking me roughly two weeks to complete at the moment, so please order with some time to spare.

alden is finally figuring out how to entertain himself for like, oh, five minutes at a time. it’s a start! the main obstacle in our playing/working situation is that the play area is in the living room, which is kind of far from the studio and the studio is not baby safe. well, neither is the living room, but at least there aren’t pins and needles and paints and scissors everywhere. we’ll work it out! we had a play date with an eight month old the other day (an older woman! ooh la la) and it was remarkable how independent she seemed! totally chillin’ with her toys and clappin’ and sittin’ and bein’ cute as a button. i’m not in any hurry for my tiny little baby man to grow up or anything, but at least i know that *eventually* i might be able to get a few things done when we’re alone together. so far, all of the sewing needs to be done on weekends when papa’s home.

oh, right! this isn’t the baby blog. see? they take over your brain. completely. it’s kind of awesome and kind of frightening.

October 17, 2009

ian is holding a crabby baby who needs to be put to bed.
i have two seconds to tell you:
the etsy shop is back!
right now it’s just the compound dress and valerian cards. free shipping on the first, sale on the latter.
and when i have a tiny bit more time, there will be new things. no collection or nothin’. just some stuff.
but it’s a start!
here we go!

June 4, 2009

we now interrupt our regularly scheduled baby preparation anxiety post for the following dear birthday shop update:

i’ve decided that since wee boy is set to arrive in approximately ONE MONTH (i’m still breathing, i’m remembering to breathe) at which point, i will be closing down the etsy shop for at least a month, while we get to know one another, the made-to-order items and any undies that are listed, but not actually sewn yet (it’s true! some of the listed undies are sitting around, waiting for their elastic to be sewn in) will be removed from the shop in one week’s time. that was a very wordy way of saying that as of friday, june 12th, the following items will be unavailable until further notice:

forest cottage breezy tank
the compound dress
fairy flowers breezy tank
and most of the single-print undies

i haven’t yet decided when to close the rest of the shop, but it will likely be the following friday, june 19th.

so if you’ve had your eye on something, now is the time to grab it! and because i love you, i’m extending the free domestic shipping offer to all domestic orders, regardless of the total purchase price, through the shop’s maternity leave date. oh! and international orders will receive a $5 shipping fee discount. just type “the stork delivers!” into the message to seller section, complete the check-out process, but wait to pay until you receive a revised invoice from me. if you accidentally pay right away, i will refund the shipping fee or shipping discount. easy enough?

ok then, onto other news!

the renegade craft fair is happening this weekend in williamsburg, brooklyn and i am SO EXCITED to go as a shopper for the first time ever. i have been a vendor at this one for…how long have they been doing it in brooklyn? well, every single one. and it’s always so much fun (well, last year the weather was horrible, but we had fun anyway) but i never get to look around enough at all of the amazing sellers. now’s my chance! yes! so maybe i’ll see you there! fun times ahoy!

June 1, 2009

both are finished and available on etsy this morning.

and now to cleaning! boooo

May 26, 2009

this is how i spent my memorial day weekend. or at least, this is how i spent yesterday. well, this and making banana walnut muffins, which are my new best friend/worst enemy.

did you read the article in the new yorker from…i dunno…maybe a week or so ago, about the marshmallow test? these muffins have me thinking a lot about that test and deferred gratification and thus, my life in general. these muffins send me into a pit of delicious despair. these muffins are almost gone. i know i should save the last two for ian, but will i be able to resist? only time (by which i mean a few hours) will tell. wish me luck! perhaps if i act as though the fate of my future success rests upon my ability to resist the muffins, i could choose to have, oh, i don’t know…almonds? rice? orange juice? instead. we really need to go grocery shopping. though i think there are ingredients for chocolate chip cookies!

but i digress.

two new patch kimono sleeve tops are in the etsy shop, both in size medium.

more sewing will be done today! i’d like to go outside, but it’s threatening to rain anyway and um, apparently i’ve reached that stage in pregnancy in which one’s legs and ankles and feet become horrifying and puffy. the only shoes i can wear now are these funny metallic and floral cut out sandals that i bought last summer when i was working at oilily because it was raining and i didn’t want to get the shoes i had worn to work soaked. i secretly like them a lot, even though i’m aware that they’re a little bit awful. and now i’m really glad to have them because not even my bass flip flops fit. only 6 weeks left! omg.

May 21, 2009

yes, that’s totally the back of a romper.
and what’s more, it’s for sale in the shop, along with two new tops and two new pairs of patchwork undies.
more things tomorrow or saturday.

May 14, 2009

quick note!
i forgot to mention that we’re now offering free domestic shipping on all etsy orders over $50.
simply complete your order, but wait for an invoice before paying. if you forget and pay immediately, we will refund your shipping fee to your paypal account.

May 12, 2009

hello! ohhh i’m sorry for being such a bad blogger! it isn’t even that i have nothing to say or that nothing’s doing–so much! all the time! i’m just Tired. but in a good way! not complaining.

friday, my oldest (uh, longest-running?) friend, karie came to town for a baby shower that genevieve so kindly hosted for the sprout and me on saturday. it was so sweet and amazing and though these things tend to make me Very Nervous, we were surrounded by some of the most awesome ladies of all time and received some of the very best and sure to be most treasured handmade gifts. it feels sort of strange bragging about them…sorry! but i was so blown away.

honestly, when we found out that we were with sprout, i was a little bit embarrassed and nervous to tell friends and family because, let’s be honest here, though we had talked about it quite a bit and planned on raising Future Sprout, this little guy caught us by surprise. true to form, (or at least, old form, which i am slowly but surely un-learning) i expected judgment and wagging fingers, so the outpouring of happiness and support has been overwhelmingly wonderful. thank yous, all around.

anyway, i don’t want to gush and mush too much right now! there’s other stuff, right?
stuff like…fixing my serger!!!
the parts arrived and i seriously doubted that i would be able to put them all back into place properly (not knowing where in the world that spring that shot out had come from) but i did! and lo, it works! and it is good. so i posted some more undies to etsy yesterday and today i am going to try to finish a wholesale order of patchwork undies. completed cuteness to be revealed tomorrow! or at least, in-progress cuteness.

and i desperately want to make some more tops for the shop. and work on sprout’s quilt (though he now has two AMAZING quilts and the baddest rasta baby afghan ever) and maybe some other things…? before i become so blimpy i can’t even sit down. we. shall. see.

oh and one more thing that i just discovered: modish wrote about dear birthday yesterday! so sweet. thank you!

oh wait, i lied. one more thing: did you know that you can subscribe to etsy shop updates via your rss reader? like bloglines or google reader or whatever? i discovered this a while back, but hadn’t put it into practice until today. it’s nice for people like me who have so many favorites that the originals get lost, since etsy organizes them chronologically by when you added them (annoying! alphabetize!). to subscribe to your favorites feed, just go to your favorites page and click on “subscribe to favorites feed” in the upper right. you can also subscribe to individual shop feeds on that shop’s main page: it’s the last link in the right hand column. sorry if this is old news to you etsy pros, or completely baffling to non-etsy users. i’m a big dorky blog reader, so to me it’s a rad feature that allows me to while away Even More time in front of the computer! yes!

also, can you tell that my former etsy ambivalence has been erased by the etsy bug? it’s true. i’m not sure it’s entirely healthy, but i’m a serious convert.

April 15, 2009

made a new pattern yesterday: the breezy tank! it’s very simple, but oh-so comfortable and easy-fitting.
i sewed up three today and there are five in the etsy shop right this very moment–two for custom size order. who needs a serger?? not me! these lovelies have french seams and handmade bias binding. find them here.

special thank yous to ms kathryn secretlake for modeling one for me. she’s going to kill me for using the photo in which she’s laughing, but it’s so cute! the world needs more laughing girls. and plants.