Wednesday, September 24, 2008

new venue, finally!

Okay, now that the Etsy store is up and running I'll be better about updating I need another reason to spend time in front of the computer, right?
Huge, huge, groveling thank yous to my beautiful friends and their adorable children for helping me do this. And to my hunky husband for techical support, moral support, child support (well...that didn't come out right, but you know what I mean), and everything else. And to my kids, my favorite models, for trying on various knitwear (pink or not, as long as it fits!), having their heads, feet, hands, and everything else endlessly measured, and doing school and chores without (too much) complaining...most of the time. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

let the preparations begin...modeling outtakes

The frantic prep has begun for both going online, getting ready for a Christmas show, and continuing to keep stock up at some local stores. These are good problems, I know...but I am the least tech-savvy of all people on the planet and even figuring out how to work PayPal has introduced a new conundrum to my life (please, stop rolling your eyes).

Getting enough good photos has been the biggest challenge, but I'm blessed to have some patient and generous friends with adorable children who have helped me out. And I have my own live-in models, also, which has been immensely helpful...though coercing the four-year-old out of her favorite neon green tank top and into something a little more -- shall we say, neutral?-- has been challenging at times.

Presenting hat outtakes, Summer 2008:

What did you say? You want me to move my feet?

No, Mom, my hair's okay. Really.

This one looks like an ornery booger, but he's first baby. And really, not so ornery. Mostly.
This is Afton, who I fervently hope was not eating a bug here.

And Iree, cooperating --sort of -- in a white shirt (and not a tank top!). Almost a victory!

News forthcoming regarding online ETSY store...stay tuned!