Jul 25, 2017

Buy all the fabric, Make all the things

So apparently I have a mental block when it comes to this blog because I'm constantly forgetting that I have it. let me see if i can summarize what's happened since my last post ( which was over a year ago).

I've been putting cat ears on just about everything and I love it, the only thing better than junk food is junk food with cat ears. I've been considering making some fruit with cat ears up until now its been like pizza and doughnuts but i'd kill to put cat ears on a strawberry.
I went to Disney about 4 times in the span of a year and have discovered how truly humongous the community of Disney loving adults is, I mean i know people love Disney but i never would have guessed there were entire Instagram accounts dedicated to Disney accessories and products, or that people make a living going to the parks and buying park exclusive merchandise for buyers. I have disappeared into a black hole of "character fabric" buying and I've got a bunch saved to my favorites for when I'm willing to pay the shipping for fabric from Korea and japan.
I decided to branch out from plushies and start making makeup bags, pencil cases, Etc. It's helped to expand my audience and my shop has been having higher than average sales for this time of year which I hope will keep happening. It also allows me to add ruffle trim and rhinestones to everything and fulfill all my kawaii ambitions.
Most recently I've been working on scaling down my patterns and making smaller versions of my Merkitty's, bats and fairies. I'll also be changing the shape of the fairy wings they will be more butterfly shaped as opposed to "Tinkerbell" shaped, they look pretty adorable if i do say so myself.

(now lets see if i can post more than once this year)

Apr 10, 2016

Fairy Tacos and Pizza Cats

'Sup people! I've been working on getting ready for Indie Craft Bazaar on April, 23, 2016 and on a bunch of custom orders I"ve been getting, It's so foreign to me to be busy this early in the year but i do enjoy making random plush requests come true :)

As I get more confident in my sewing abilities I've been more inclined to let my crazy out and by that i mean putting cat ears on a burger and fairy wings on a taco. I have lots of weird ideas that I feel i can finally make without looking like total crap.

Nov 14, 2015

2 Weeks Till December. . .Holy Crap!

Hello again, I didn't realize how long it had been since my last blog post cause I've been so busy, in between moving back to Miami and finding an apartment I was making stuff for Stitch Rock an indie craft fair and bazaar. I was also waiting for my shop inventory that i shipped ahead of time to arrive so i could reopen the shop in as little time as possible.
This years Stitch rock is my best craft show to date i made over 800$ which is double my highest profit at a craft show (the last one was Odd Duck where I made over 400$) I'm not sure if that does or doesn't seem like a lot of money but that's amazing for me.  I feel like my business is finally starting to pick up speed. I passed 400 sales before moving from Connecticut back to Miami and I've been preparing for my holiday sales non-stop, each year my holiday profits have doubled and I'm hoping that trend continues. I have 100 taco ornaments in various stages of completion, and I'm currently making a ton of mer-cats and cat doughnuts that all sold out at stitch rock. I underestimated how much stuff i needed to make, i figured i would do as well as previous years and ended up doing way better and ran out of the really good stuff within the first hour and a half. My unicorns were incredibly popular only problem is they're very time consuming, 75% is sewn by hand, so i kind of hate making them but i do have some in the works i just don't know if they'll be done in time for he holidays.

Jun 24, 2015

Back In The Sunshine . . .State

Hello all! I'm happy to announce that Spazzy Wonder is back in Miami and the shop will be back up and running, hopefully, by the end of July. I am super excited to be coming back to Florida and my crafty community that I have missed so much.
In addition to being back in south Florida I have been busy, these last couple of months, making lots of new plushies! At some point before the holidays this year you will be seeing unicorns and rabbits in my shop, two things I have been wanting to make for a long time :). I have also started making cats and bats out of cotton patterned fabric so the possibilities are endless.
I forgot to post that I was a part of the Slushbox gallery and ink & pistons tattoo presents "Candy Coated Dreams". I had two pieces in the show (both of which sold YAY!) the "uni-candy-corn" and "I Dream Of Ice Cream".
{via Beautiful Bizarre}

Jan 27, 2015

It's A Blizzard!

Hello! I just woke up to my first blizzard and let me just tell you trying to walk a dog in 2 feet of snow is not easy, especially when she disappears into a snow drift! I lived in Connecticut when I was younger but I don't think I've ever experienced a storm of this magnitude.
{We're on the second floor of this building, I was surprised by how much snow was on the balcony}
{This is not a blue filter, it was early and still dark out}
I'll be taking this opportunity to work on stuff for the shop since I will be stuck in my apartment, aside from occasionally walking my dog, for the foreseeable future. Also I will be re-watching all Agent Carter episodes in anticipation of tonights new episode.

Dec 23, 2014

Christmas Trimmings

Hello all my crafty people! I hope you're having a fun (and hopefully stress free) Holiday, I know that's virtually impossible but hey one can hope. I got all my shopping out of the way early since i'll be spending christmas with just my mom this year. I took my big family holidays for granted cause i am seriously missing my crazy ass family this Christmas. So remember even if you're family drives you up the wall you would miss them if they weren't around :)

My mother pretty much let me take over Christmas so I handmade a lot of our decorations. 
  • I got inspired after seeing a picture on pinterest to make a fireplace out of cardboard. I made it out of the box we got our TV in, it was a time intensive project, i wanna say it took me about a week but i love the way it turned out so it was completely worth the time :)
  •  I decided on a fake tree 1. because i didn't feel like watering the tree or picking up pine needles 2. we have animals and i didn't feel like picking up pine needle vomit. 
  • My aunt got me a 75 piece Martha Stewart ornament set at an after Christmas sale last year, it has glitter covered ornaments, beaded acorns and gold owls, so of course I used it.
  • I found a kick-ass cardboard stag head on sale for 70% off at Michaels and while i was there i bought scrapbook paper for my garland. 
  • I used the Martha Stewart scoring board to make the tree topper and the ornament template tool to make my ceiling decorations.

I went pinterest crazy when wrapping my gifts this year! I pretty much turned them all into little craft projects :) I put links to all my holiday decor inspirations at the bottom.