Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sneak Peek

I finally got around to creating an Etsy shopfront. It's a work in progress, and I haven't uploaded anything for sale yet, but here's a sneak peek of something I've been working on. (I'll post a link to my shop once I have something up for sale.)



A generous sized woman's scarf, in warm tones of chocolate. Lightweight mannish wool suiting, silk embroidery and Indian handmade beaded flowers. Yin and yang. Serious and flirty.

I'll be setting up shop with some scarves, some jewellery... and maybe later some kilts. It may not be the ideal time ask people to buy high end handmade goods, but these ideas have been bubbling away for a while and with my new sewing machine it all becomes possible. Handmade has become more and more sought after in the past few years, in this mass produced high tech world. But most of all I'm having fun, and that's as important as the $$$s really.

10 comments:

yani said...

Actually I kind of had half of an idea about wanting a kilt after I saw yours (something in scarlet and black maybe)... and not that I really have anywhere to wear one... hehe

By the way, the scarf is lovely! Will you be doing requests or just making whatever you feel like and selling that?

The Other Andrew said...

In the short term I'll be making whatever and seeing if it sells. My original idea was to make kilts, which I still plan on doing. The only downside to that is getting the pricing right, because they are a lot of work.

Quatrefoil said...

Lovely scarf.

I'm inspired - now that I'm about to be a person of leisure.

Toasty said...

Oh yessssss... that scarf. Unleashing your colour sense and mad finishing skillz onto the mundane world? Score.

jason said...

good luck! Your work is, as always, beautiful.

Kt said...

And knitted things? Please say you'll do knitted things?

The Other Andrew said...

'Trefoil, you should definitely put your skills to good use!

Toasty, thanks for the big ups! I finished it this afternoon, and I'm really pleased with it.

Jason, thanks matey!

Kt, the only problem with knitting is the slowness of the process to make a finished item. It's kind of hard to recoup money for your time, if that's what your aiming for. However I haven't ruled it out... or the possibility of selling patterns.

Cecilia said...

OOh! Can't wait!

LynS said...

Having seen the scarf this afternoon in real life...the fabric is beautiful and the stitching and flash beads flowers just right for the elegance of the fabric. I'll keep a watch on your shop.

LaDivaCucina said...

Wow gorgeous stuff! As for the knitting....do what everyone else does and set up a factory in Bali! hehe!

Can't wait to see more! Lx