Friday, March 19, 2010


I forgot to mention it in the last post!
I have recently have gotten more involved in the DIYscene Forum and I absolutely LOVE it.
I joined the forum in 2008 when I first opened my etsy shop and posted probably about 3 times and then haven't been on since... I recently went back on a whim and was blown away by the community itself!
Now that I've been an etsy seller for a couple years, and have been shopping etsy and reading The Storque and the newsletters, etc.... I go onto the DIYscene boards and realized SO MANY of my favorite sellers are on there! And many people I read their blogs, follow their twitters, or buy their crafts, etc!
It's also a great source of information. So many sellers and buyers with varying levels of experience and knowledge about anything you could really want to know about DIY. Some of them make a living off of it, some are working regular jobs as well... I would highly recommend it to any DIYer of any experience level, or even if you are a DIY buyer!

You gotta get on there. Srsly.

Also, you can join their Street Team, once you meet certain requirements and get to participate in monthly themes, swaps, etc. And tag your items with the "CraftAnon" tag which people shopping etsy frequently search for because of their TNT sales and special deals.

so yeah. Do it. Click to go to DIYscene


The NYTR Spring Line...

So its been awhile, and I promised I wouldn't take so long between entries... sawwy.


The spring line is coming along very slowly... haha, I have a habit of getting side-tracked. I did come up with a few new shapes however, and ended up submitting a mini collection to The Pink Parlour as an entry to win a spot in their Fashion Show, which didn't end up working out... but it DID force me to put together a cohesive collection, so that was a win. :)

After that, I kept working on more and more pieces... and I uploaded a hefty bunch to etsy the other night including these babies:



I've started doing more Tee shirt Recons lately... brings me back to the old days! lol

and remember this sample? from my last entry???

Finished product! and I will be making this in more variations as i perfect the design...

..... so you can check all those out and TONS more on my etsy :)

I also finally got some tees printed with my logos and such on them (as you saw above, one of the designs is a "Rock out with Yourself Out" and the teal shirt with my three logos), there's also one with an awesome drawing of me on it:

I've been wanting to have tee shirts for a LONG time. Its awesome to finally have them, and like, walking advertisements for my clothing line... AND I can finally clothe some boys too.... THERE MALES... ARE YOU HAPPY!? haha... I get requests for menswear ALL the time. And I would LOVE to make some... its just so easy to make girl clothing when you know... I can try it on for fit, and I have a female dress form.
Not sure if the BF would be quite as glad as I am to try things on over and over again to get the fit right... One of these days though, I want to dive into some menswear. Vests, hoodies, blazers, etc etc... but for now, you get tee shirts.

So that's what I have been working on lately, keeping myself occupied, as always. I have many more projects on deck (as per usual) including jewelry! Those should hopefully be up by the end of April at the absolute latest. And I'll try my best to post progress shots up here. As jewelry itself is something I've worked very little on in my years as a crafter... but this particular type and material, I've never even used before... so it could be an adventure....

Until next time all!