Saturday, 4 April 2009

Taking over the world #1 update; Step #2; more ViNtAgE hEaRt CoMiC NeCkLaCeS

As I blogged here, my first step to taking over the world was getting the little jobs done that seem to take up so much time on an ad-hoc basis.  Last week I finished up making paper bags and bubble envelopes from fashion magazines.  I love Grazia best. The paper is a matte finish and feels more quality than others, plus the colours and imagery are gorgeous.  I have a few friends who subscribe and pass them onto me when they are done. I'd be lying if I said I didn't read them before I chopped them up!

Bubble envelopes
Paper bags (for markets)

I did consider using old comics for these, but they are quite hard to get hold of and may end up costing me in the long run, which isn't the idea.  Plus, I'm all for being known as a fashion brand more than a craft brand. I want to appeal to funky fashionistas as much as hippies (which you can get a fair bit of at craft fairs)... so I think this covers all eventualities. 

Step #2 of Taking over the world was visiting the Enterprise Show in Leeds last week.  It was OK.  Some of the seminars were really inspiring and I booked onto three of their (Business Link's) courses. I went on one last week about 'Increasing your online presence' which I can highly recommend.  Seems I am doing everything right except I don't have my own website yet... (a later step in the series, and it's underway! I'm so excited about that!).

Last but not least, here are a couple more of the ViNtAgE hEaRt CoMiC NeCkLaCeS I made in the last week.  These aren't going to be listed on Folksy or Etsy (although similar ones are available) because it's high time I sent Paula at Projeto some more stock.

Less of a comic, more a vintage porno, but these kind of images have previously sold very well.  I think it's great to promote sexy images of women with a bit of meat on em.

WhAt MaKeS MeN bLuSh? NeCkLaCe
ThE wRoNg KiNd oF LoVe NeCkLaCe

By the way, are you confused by my use of the word 'aren't'? I only realised on Yorkshire Day last summer that this is a word only really used in our dialect, but I say it alot. These days I am more conscious of it, but it's hard to change!

Fab Saturday xoxo

5 comments:

Katie K said...

love the new necklaces!!! i like your taking over the world plan ;)

SamanthanotSamantha said...

I say aren't..
Confused.
Looking good Row. (new nickname quicker typing online? Nah.)
I saw them business courses, they looked good, I considered going as I am also interested in taking over the world, but I have no tools as yet..

Pippa said...

Those paper bags will look sooo cool. And well done on the padded envelopes! I've been working on some to. Well... when I say 'working on', I actually mean 'thinking about'! I always reuse my padded enveloped but I don't like how ugly and battered they looks, so have been thinking about covering them. Haven't actually got around to it though!

Pippa said...

Those paper bags will look sooo cool. And well done on the padded envelopes! I've been working on some to. Well... when I say 'working on', I actually mean 'thinking about'! I always reuse my padded enveloped but I don't like how ugly and battered they looks, so have been thinking about covering them. Haven't actually got around to it though!

Kristie Hall said...

I love those heart necklaces!!

Good work hun!!x