It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted anything…both here and on my personal blog. Things have been really busy around here. A couple of weeks ago, I received news that I have been accepted as a vendor at both Renegade Craft LA and Renegade Craft SF. This is the first time I’ll be vending at a summer show and it’ll be the first time vending two back-to-back weekends. So I’m trying to plan and make sure I have enough inventory for both shows. There’s some new products in the works. First, being some new earrings which will be going online this week. I’ve also been sketching some ideas for new greeting cards. There won’t be any new notebook designs for the show, but I will try my best to have a generous amount of the current designs in stock. I also have a couple of zines in the works, but I’m pretty sure they won’t be ready in time for the shows. I’ve been flirting with the idea of postcard sets and it’s highly likely that it’s going to happen. Until next time, I hope everyone’s enjoying what’s left of Spring! You can always keep track of me daily on Twitter or Instagram.
I know it’s been awhile, but the Weekly Want is back! I tried on this necklace the last time I visited Myrtle and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. It’s fun yet delicate & light, and it has all the things I love: colorblocks & geometric shapes! I love how it feels as light as a feather when wearing it. But my favorite thing is the amount of time and care that went into making this beauty. I’m definitely going back for this once I have a day job again.
Available from Kyyote for $88
I’m so sorry, I’ve been away from the blog for quite some time. After returning from Renegade SF, I was totally exhausted and went into holiday mode. With the start of the new year, I’ve been spending a lot of time meditating and searching for a new job. The shop has been doing well (although January has been a REALLY slow month), but I can’t quite do it full-time yet. I gave myself 3 months to just focus on the shop for a bit, and now it’s time to get back on the day job train. Hopefully, I can one day work from home permanently. Soon, this blog is going to be getting a bit of a makeover for the new year. I’ve already given my portfolio site a makeover, so it’s this blog’s turn! Stay tuned for what more is to come in 2013! I just want to thank everyone who’s been following along on this journey and thanks so much for your support!
Last month, I announced that I will be discontinuing knitwear from my shop. I’ve been considering this for quite sometime and decided that 2013 was going to be the year. It was a very hard decision to make since it’s what I opened my shop with in 2006. I still love to knit, but knitting as a business made me really hate it. And I don’t want to hate it. Over the years, it has become a real problem of limited space because I have to keep a lot of yarn stocked that I don’t really have the room for. I don’t have the luxury of having a separate studio space yet, so during the busy season (winter) I usually end up with half of my yarn stash in my car. And in all honesty, I hardly sell any knits through my Etsy shop throughout the year but at shows (like Renegade Craft and Unique LA) I sell out of almost everything. What I was getting out of it was not equaling the amount of time I was putting into it. Whenever I have to spend long hours on production, I keep thinking about how I would rather be doing something else. I will still make stuff for friends by request, but at this time I’m not sure if I’ll try to pursue it again in the future.
For years, I’ve been wanting to make more year-round products but wasn’t really sure what I wanted to make. With the recent success of the “Real Jobs” button series, I got the confidence boost I needed to pursue paper goods and other products that combine my graphic design background with my love for making things. 2013 is going to be an exciting and scary year for the shop as I take it in a new direction and dive head first into the unknown.
So if there’s something you’ve had your eye on for a while, head over to the shop. There’s a 13% Off Sale going on til tomorrow with code: HELLO2013.
Thank you so much to all my friends (old & new) for all the love & support through the years. I couldn’t have done it without you!
For Christmas, my lovely boyfriend got me a gift certificate to one of my favorite stores: Myrtle. I stopped by today, after Whitney (the owner) had just returned from visiting her family in the midwest. She was having a 20% Off New Year’s Sale which made me want to shop my heart out! After trying on several tops and dresses, this is what I left with.
If you’re in the LA area, you should definitely stop by Myrtle. It’s one of the best women’s boutiques around.
One of my goals for 2013 is to have a clear distinction between my two blogs. This blog will still focus primarily of goods & products. And my other blog, which can be found here, will focus mostly on my personal life and every day moments.
Tonight we’re heading over to our friend’s place for a Friendsmas Party. It’s been a long time since I’ve made anything for a potluck dinner, so I decided to make Nutella Bread Pudding using King’s Hawaiian rolls. The last time I made this delicious dessert was about 3 or 4 years ago for the Nucleus Christmas Party. As you can see below, my iPad mini is my new favorite companion EVERYWHERE. It makes looking at recipes while baking super easy.
Target was all out of the classic King’s Hawaiian rolls so I just got the mini sub sandwich buns and split them in half.
This bread pudding is actually really easy to make. Just lightly toast some King’s Hawaiian rolls, slather some nutella on them, layer a baking dish with them, pour on a custard mixture, then pop them in the over.
Then it comes out of the oven looking mighty delicious.
You can find the recipe here on CHOW. I just substituted their bread of choice with King’s Hawaiian.