Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Name Change + Some New Items

   This week I've been sewing a bunch of stuff and updating my Etsy shop. I decided to change my little business name and image because the previous name, Too Cute was a little confusing, people usually thought everything I made was for little girls. It is 18.0.7 now, which is a very important date for me and it won't limit the style of my products. I've also been designing new items, to keep it fresh. I'm getting ready for a reopening, I'm giving Etsy another chance. So all in all a very productive week!

   From the new items I've been designing this week, I decided to give a couple of them a go. I normally design my patterns digitally and tend to work on a few at a time to not loose the inspiration. I've been working on this one for a couple of weeks and my first try was a total fail...

...but if it wasn't for the crooked top-stitch on the outside of the second one, it would have been a total success.




   I'll still make a couple of adjustments but otherwise I really loved the outcome. This wallet was the result of the amount of times I've been asked if I sell actual wallets with card slots and coin pockets. My billfolds have 2 card slots but apparently grown-ups need a lot more so I doubled the amount ;). This wallet has 2 bill pockets, 4 card slots and a coin pouch that is attached to its center. It also closes all around with a zipper, so your treasures will be more than safe. <3

   The other thing I worked on was this clutch/cosmetic bag/thing that I've seen some lovely Brazilian ladies make since I started sewing. They call it by many names but most of them agree that its procedence is Japanese. It was love at first sight so I set on my way to make it, but there was no pattern... I saw that one of them had a link to a tutorial and I clicked to see that it was obviously in Portuguese and all the measurements in centimeters. It was a bit hard to understand but at least gave me an idea of the proportions and of how it was put together with lining and all so I started to design my own pattern. I'll make some changes next time but think I succeeded. :D




   It measures 9.5" x 5" x 4.5" and you can fit tons of stuff inside. It closes with a zipper and a flap, for added safety and prettiness. :)

What have you been up to?

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In other news!

   A couple of weeks ago my friend Diane from Diane Writes awarded me with the Liebster Award. I can't say with words how thankful I am for her friendship.


   The badge originated from Germany and it is given to "up and coming" blogs who have less than 200 followers. Liebster is a German word which means dearest or beloved.

I am passing this badge to other blog friends who deserve it. They are:

1) Jenna from Sew Savoir Faire
2) Suki from The Owl Club
3) Bean from Crafty Times

6 comments:

  1. That Japanese purse looks like a really interesting design. Your new designs are looking great!

    Thanks for the Liebster award, it's so sweet of you and I really appreciate it!

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    1. Thanks a lot for the compliment!

      No problem girl, I'm glad you liked it!

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  2. Ooooh! Thanks for the badge lady!

    And...I had NO idea that's what the inside of the wallet looks like. I want one! Can you email the info on them? How much you are selling them for and what not?

    :)

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    1. You welcome!

      I'll be emailing the info of the wallet to you in a while. ;)

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  3. A very unique wallet indeed! I love it including the choice of fabric!

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