Sunday, March 16, 2008

Macaroni and Glue LIVE

Coming soon to an actual walk-in boutique near you - Macaroni and Glue! Ok, maybe not near you - in South Bend, Indiana, actually - but still an actual brick and mortar shop! I couldn't be more excited. I've been asked to provide product for the grand opening of Flourish Boutique this spring. The web site launches in May, with the physical storefront opening in June. And I'll be in great company. The shop will feature a number of handmade specialty items from some very talented artists, many from the Etsy community. Now to decide what to send... The shop owner likes these, these, and these, among others. I knew it was truly meant to be when she mentioned the corset design. It's one of my all-time faves!

In other news, I am finally starting to get my a few of my invitation and announcement designs into the Etsy shop. Here are the first to be listed:

I'm very proud of these. As usual, the graphics come from unusual (free!) sources - the print on the announcement started life many many years ago as wallpaper. Now that it's been altered, I'm so in love with it that I'll bet you see it cropping up all over the shop in the near future. In fact, who wants to make me a t-shirt with this print on it?!? It will be interesting to see how I do on Etsy with invites and such. There is often such a tactile element to these things.... Hopefully I'm able to convey texture and weight with the photos. And if not, there are always samples, right?

Meanwhile, I've begun stalking another super-talented Etsyian, so look for an interview later this week if she doesn't file a restraining order.


High Desert Diva said...

Congrats on getting your items in a B&M!

The use of wallpaper as a textural source is a wonderful idea!

Caroline said...

Congratulations on the store!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

They are so beautiful! Your butterfly designs are particularly stunning!

ThePeachTree said...

Congratulations!! Thanks SO exciting! You do such amazing work :)

CozyMoments said...

Congrat's to you on the store, that is terrific!! :) I love your new designs, how lovely they are! :)