About a month prior to Halloween, I was contacted by the lovely Britny Gutierrez, who wanted to know if I could make a small light denim backpack for her 6 months old baby. She wanted to dress him up as Dustin from ‘Stranger Things’, which is pure genius in my opinion, since he doesn’t have his teeth out yet… Britny herself was (of course) going as Eleven.
We set up a price and I got to work. This is the outcome and Britny was gracious enough to send me some pictures of the complete costume. Her kid is adorable and the entire thing is so awesome! Well, you already know I’m a sucker for a good cosplay.
And thanks to her, you can now also purchase The Light Denim Backpack on my Etsy page, for a costume or just for regular play. This backpack is specially made for toddlers who want big-children’s bag but are too small for it. It has no button, zipper or snap so it’s very easy for small hands to open, reach inside and fill up, and it has an overlap to help keep treasures secure inside.
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Tagged accesories, baby, baby boy, backpack, bag, Cosplay, Costumes, Denim, Etsy, Halloween, my creations, sell, Sewing, stranger things, Television, tooth, toothless
New and exciting soft toys in my Etsy store!
First of all, a fun puppet set which is based on the book Cat on the Mat by Brian Wildsmith. My boy loves this set. I made it to him just before his first birthday and he adored it from the beginning. I combine the puppets with the reading of the book, or sing the book’s words to him putting on the puppets one after another as we go. He is fascinated by this and loves to play with the puppets on his own.
Second, these adorable sets, that include each: one felt doll, her beloved teddy, her wardrobe and an easy to carry around case (her bedroom).
The bedroom contains a mirror, a dresser with a pocket where all the cloths can be stored, and a bed, where the doll can get her rest. The case closes easily with a plastic snap, and has handles for easy carrying.
These sets are perfect to bring along to a long car ride, restaurant, or any other place, and will make wonderful entertainment for any child
I also uploaded my first teddy (whom I told you about here) cause why not, really.
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Tagged Cats, Child, Doll, Doll Making, Etsy, Fashion, Gift, inspiration, my creations, sell, Sewing, Teddy Bear, toddler, Toy, Zoo
I finally Renewed my online Etsy store! There is still a lot of work to be done, but I managed to upload my first babies and toddlers’ listings and the shop is starting to reflect my currant interests. This is very exiting for me, and even though everything is made in baby steps I am very pleased with my progress and outcome. Please check it out and add my shop to your favorites to get updates and easy access.
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Tagged baby, baby boy, baby girl, Etsy, Home, my creations, Patchwork, Quilting, sell, Sewing, toddler
Do you remember my very first post? A lot of time has passed since then. I did work on my wallets for a while, and even sold a few in real life and also through Etsy to faraway lands, but I never tried hard enough, and it slowly got pushed aside, as I turned to do things that didn’t require me to handle quite so much PR. Etsy is a great tool, but it consists on so much accompanied work. Its not enough to design and sew something, I now need to spend time taking good pictures of it, writing about it, publishing it and try and keep everyone informed about it…
But after consistently ignoring my Etsy store for a long while, something changed. In December I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Tom, who fills most of my time these days. I enjoy spending time with him, yet I find myself craving to get back on the creation track. When you can’t find time to do any creative project, you begin to wish you could do even the things you didn’t want to before.
I’ve started, little by little, to reimmerse myself in everything creative (and preferably profitable). I have managed to get a few precious hours each week in which I slowly and steadily work on designing fashion prints to sell on-line, opening a business in front of the authorities, and updating my creative blog (most important indeed!).
And so I’ve decided to try and revive my Etsy store. These past few weeks I have added a lot of new items: some of them were ready for a long time and just needed me to do SOMETHING with them, while others are quite new. I didn’t publish everything at once, because I want to have something new on my store every day for the next week or so.
I also plan to expand beyond wallets. I am working on a few exciting ideas and hopefully I could show them to you soon, assuming I’ll be a good girl and finish all of my chores.
So, as I wrote in the “about” section, my name is Galit and I like to create things.
And since I try my best to focus most of my efforts these days to creating and selling my wallets, I figure they make a pretty good first post’s topic.
The reason I started making these is very simple actually: I needed a wallet. Now, since I am usually quite picky about my wallets, and since I happen to know a few things about sewing and such, I set along to make myself the practical wallet I needed. I knew it had to be small enough to fit in my back pocket (I avoid taking a bag with me when I can), and it also had to be big enough to contain cash money without folding, all my cards and small change and a place to put my beloved hubby’s picture, of course! Oh, and it HAD to be cute.
I took a spare piece of yellow printed denim that I made for an earlier project, and decided to add more color by using a big decorated button and a bright zipper, but mainly through the use of colorful threads: the wallet was joined externally with an overlock sewing machine which really help me to enhance the colorful threads volume.
For some long months I used my wallet continuously, and whenever I took it out to pay for something (and it happens a lot, I’m afraid…), no matter if I was in Tel-Aviv or Tokyo, I kept receiving compliments for it, and got asked from where did I get it, and so on.
Finally, a few months ago, I was trying to figure out in which project to immerse myself, when I realized that I already have a solid product that people have proven to want, and all I need to do now is to find a profitable way to give it to them.
Good luck me!
You can find some of my wallets in my Etsy shop.