Friday, July 30, 2010

Custom Designs for a Yarn Shop

It's been awhile since I've posted! Life just threw me a few curve balls and I'm trying real hard to deal with them. Anyway, I finally finished designing and making a couple of designs for my mom's yarn shop in Pasadena, CA. It's called Skein, and it's an incredible yarn store for those who love to knit, and beginners who'd like to try (they've got amazing on-site teachers!). Honestly, I haven't been there for a few years, but she'd always have the best yarns that ranges from affordable to exquisite! In fact, this previous summer was the 10th year anniversary (which she completely forgot!), and I must say it is an amazing feat to own a yarn shop in Los Angeles for that long!

For those of you who live in, and/or planning to visit Southern California and are in need of beautiful yarn, please check out Skein! Maybe you'll get to see some of my goodies live! :)

(This is a little sign I made for her shop for her 10th year anniversary!)

Monday, July 5, 2010

Getting More Organized...

...Or try to. Because of the inconsistency of sales in my Etsy shop, there are a few little details I have been ignoring ever since I opened last September. If you have been reading this blog, you probably know that I finally printed out some business cards a couple months ago. I'm not sure how I operated this long without them, but I now finally have something nice to include with people's purchases!

Anyway, I came across a box of die-cut cards the other day and thought, "hmm...these will be great as 'thank you' notes..." After stamping on a few of them, they are indeed wonderful and simple as 'thank you' notes. I must say that my packaging has come a long way since the beginning. I used to buy the envelopes on my way to the post office, and I would grab the closest piece of paper to write my thank yous on it. Now, I have the same mailing envelopes (all hand-stamped), business cards, and thank you cards. I feel so organized and ready! :)