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The Madness That Is This Week

Doing a big show this weekend. My first one. Talking in point form. Up all night (and no, nothing to do with that weak-ass new show – sorry peeps, meh. Looks like it could be good, but in fact – overall? It’s sucks monkey balls. In my humble opinion.)

So. Up all night finishing plush and all sorts of other new product and stock…you can read about how I’ve managed over on the Babble’s today. Meanwhile, here’s a few pics of the madness.

As of Late

Custom orders seems to be where it’s at these days for me and my little Etsy Shop, here are some pieces I’ve done recently…

This fabric combo has been popular. Mix of soft vintage & organic flannels, backed with organic fleece by Michael Miller Fabrics. The softest I've ever touched!

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le petit rêve on etsy!

So I’ve finally got my shop up on the lovely online shopping network of Etsy. Etsy is a place where artisans who make handmade goods thrive, support one another and promote each-others business’. With a big-time grassroots community vibe in a hip, trendy yet traditional and professional manner. Serious. I’m quite impressed with the quality of useful resources, handbooks, guides, articles and tech-geek plug-ins available to sellers. I have been utilizing everything they have to offer for success by researching, reading and studying my booty off. Ask me how things are going next year this time.

Please, visit my shop – and in the spirit of the upcoming Holidays, remember to buy handmade! Perhaps I don’t have what you are looking for, another seller does! Spin a record, pour a drink and check out my favourites, or go off on your own adventure without venturing into the dull-drum of malls.

As with the nature of shopping on-line, the waiting time for shipment can be a bother if you are in a rush. So I created these groovy little gift cards on Picnik. Oh my that action is

Proof Me

Ya’ll probably know by now about my little aspiring Etsy venture…well things are finally starting to come together. Joy!

I was away for the weekend and came home to a package dropped in my mailbox with proofs for my labels and business cards. I actually didn’t even know they had arrived until we were in bed, all cuddled up and about to pass out until the BSM was all casual like and said, ‘o yea, you’re proofs for rêve are here’. Trickster.

Back To The Drawing Board…

So I did not get into the market. Poo Poo. Truth be told, it’s probably for the best as I’d be tearing my hair out to make enough product to sell over the 6 weekends. While it was/is a great opportunity/initiative; I’m not ready yet, in many ways! No dice for market means that I have been taking a really good look at my product and refining my designs to appeal to the ‘mass-market’, not just the lovely folkies.

While I was initially disappointed at the ‘rejection’, I realized that this is the world I have now entered into! Strife with competition and turn down’s.

On My Way To Etsy!

It’s ever slow, this brand building/blogging/mompreneur thing, when one has a wee one. Which is quite alright, because there’s nothing better than playing with and caring for my little guy. And the big one. There are some crafty goods I’d like to share though, next week there will be more as I have a couple dreamcatcher baby mobile orders! Wheee!

I think how I am going to work it is to blog about what I make, then add them to my Etsy…and when I have a bunch of varied product I’ll set up the le petit rêve boutique all official. I’m working on some dandy tweaks and animation idears for an ooooo and ahhhh factor in the boutique; which will require the aid of BSM to code and make happen, so it shall be last. Just thinking aloud there.

Without further delay, here are some precious butterfly pillows/toys I made for one of my besties baby shower a while back. As I use mostly recycled sweaters (only 100% merino wool and/or 100% cotton, organic when I find it); to make toys and pillows, no one requested order will be exactly like the last. One could either choose what’s already in the boutique/etsy, or custom order with their choice of colours/motif. Pretty much any sort of animal/object/fruit/you-name-it can be made.



These beauties look great on bed, in crib or in mouth, (the babes, not yours). Since they are made with all natural materials…no worries! Hooties (owls), Feathers, Chickadees, Lambs, Hedgehogs, Veggies & Fruits to come!




Blankies
3 extra large. Ultra lightweight for summer.
1 organic cotton stretchy swaddle with ruffle stitch, 1 organic fleece, 1 reversible bamboo. 3 ft x 2ft.
Available in heavier weights, smaller/whatever size one could wish for.
Cheeky bum salve bonus gift.
Any colour one could wish for with or without contrasting stitch.
As in, the non-contrasting stitch would be the same colour as the material.
Just in case you couldn’t figure that one out.

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