New Notebooks in the Shop

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Along with the Mother’s Day cards, I added several new notebooks to the shop. Above is a sketchbook featuring an geometric Islamic pattern.

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I also made another version of this design on a notebook.

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I updated the best-selling bike mini-notebooks and made a full-sized version of the notebook.

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I experimented with a few layouts and colors to see what people like best.

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Finally, I created a mini-notebook with a red heart. Probably better suited for Valentine’s Day, but could be a cute favor at a wedding shower or a small gift for an anniversary.

Going forward, I hope to be adding more complicated designs in the form of 8″ x 10″ wall art. I have one halfway completed and a whole lot of ideas for some others.

New Items for the Holiday Season

I’ve finally finished photographing my last few items that I created for the holiday season and posted them in the shop.

Bike Mini Notebooks

I thought these would make a nice stocking stuffer for all the bike lovers out there. I also thought that since I’ll be selling in Brooklyn bikes had a good chance of selling well.

2013 Calendar

I thought calendars would be a great option for the shop, but it turned out to be a bigger project than I anticipated. I designed and printed out each of the months, and then went and hand embroidered each design on the top half of the card. However, what I didn’t think through was that each image is the time equivalent of a card (more actually) and so I won’t be able to make many of these. I have an initial version that didn’t work out color-wise that my sister has already laid claim to!

D.I.Y. Embroidery Kit

This is a product I’ve been working out the kinks on for awhile. I wanted to create a kit so that anyone could make their own embroidered project without the headache of lining up and punching out your design.

I settled on a design of two concentric circles and included instructions so that people would have some flexibility to be creative with the designs. I felt that some degree of customization was important since part of the fun of D.I.Y. is putting your own personal touch on the item.

So that is the very last of my new products for the holiday season. I have a couple of things that I don’t plan on listing on Etsy, that I’m holding back specially for the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade. We’ll see if I get a chance to photograph them!