Archive for January 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway

I am so excited that is the time of year again for the One World, One Heart event. This is a special event to connect people through the blog world. And the best part is that it involves a giveaway (actually hundreds of giveaways) click the picture above to go find all of the blogs that are participating!

The winner of my giveaway will receive their choice of one headband from my Etsy store. Here are some of the headbands that are in my shop right now:

Entering is easy. All you have to do is to leave a comment on this blog post (and this blog post only). Please only enter once. Make sure that you leave your email or some way to contact you if you win. Entries must be received before midnight EST on Feb. 15th. Winner will be announced during the day on Feb 15th.

Consignment at Sid and Nancy

I am excited to announce that you can now buy Safiya Alyse accessories at Sid and Nancy in Five Points. I am looking forward to seeing how this works out. I think Sid and Nancy will be a good fit for my accessories.

I also had my first sale in two weeks last night. That was a relief, I was starting to get discouraged.

In an attempt to help get my shop off the ground I attempting to "brand" my shop. I am not really sure what this means, but I am starting with coordinating banner, business cards, labels, etc. It started when I ordered some adorable business cards through Vista Print. I bought some printable fabric last night, and am going to attempt making labels that I can sew onto my products. Here is the banner I created to match everything:

I would like to thank for their opportunity for free advertising. I got a free advertising spot on their today and I couldn't be happier. They also have so many great tools for the Etsian. If you haven't checked them out yet, you really should. I am spending my downtime between classes playing around with all of the tools.

Inspire Me

I am a grad student living off of a very small stipend. This is one of the reasons I do a lot of "window shopping" for inspiration. Some of my favorite places to window shop is J. Crew, ModCloth, and Anthropologie. I adore their clothes and jewelry, but there is just simply no way I can afford any of it. I spent some time perusing the virtual shelves of Anthropologie today. Here's some things that struck my fancy and may serve as inspiration for some upcoming pieces.

(P)Leather Sequin Project

So I finished my first leather sequin project. Ok, it's really pleather, work with what I'm given.
It's a necklace in case it wasn't obvious from the picture. I am absolutely in love with the way this turned out. So much so that I stayed up till 4 in the morning cutting out even more circles so I could make myself a shirt. Picked up a black Hanes women's fitted shirt at AC Moore today with my 40% off coupon. I will post pictures as it progresses.

I'm going to go ahead and plug the blog where I found this idea again. I have spent way too much time looking at Outsapop and finding so much inspiration.

Lucky day

My brother called me and asked if I wanted to stop by and look through a pile of clothes that he had outgrown/worn out to see if there was anything I wanted for material. In the pile happened to be this terrible pleather trench that he used to wear all the time in middle school. I took it thinking it had potential for some project. When I got home and was searching through some new DIY blogs I've recently found I found this post on Outsapop. Leather Sequins! How fun! Now I just have to decide on scarf or clutch. And I also need to brainstorm a way to cut the circles out perfectly and without going insane.

2010... the Year I get to married!

I am so excited it's finally 2010, the year of our wedding! So much left to do.
New Year's outfit was a a success, didn't take any pictures of it on though. I'll take some later and post them.

I finally posted this white statement necklace a made a couple of weeks ago. I love this one.

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