Friday, October 24, 2008

Box Bag constuction

Just wanted to add a little information on how these bags are constucted. The boxes themselves are made from scratch from balsa wood. So, lots of sawing and sanding and glueing is involved just to make the form for the bag. Then I paint the background color, add the imagry (in this case, decals) and glue on the rhinestones. Then I painted the glow-in-the-dark stars and eyes. And, as the finishing touch, painted on four coats of glossy varnish. The hardware was added last and glued into place. Very time consuming and fussy work. But, so much fun when all finished. The inside of these bags is plain and unvarnished. I didn't want the bag sides to stick together. That's it for now. They are up on etsy and ready to go!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween box bags!

I was inspired to try my hand at box bags last week and this was the result. Five bags, all OOAK, and ready to be mailed. Three of the bags are 1.5" square and the other two are 1" square. They are decorated on both sides and have solid brass hinges. All are sealed with 4 coats of glossy varnish and embellished with glow in the dark stars, moons and eyes and Swarovski rhinestones. They are $36.50 each. Check my Flickr pages for more photos;
I'll be loading these bags up Friday, October 24th in the afternoon. Unfortunately, I'm too disorganized to get a specific time together. My apologies for that. I hope you like them! Hugs and kisses to you all and a very happy HALLOWEEN!!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dad back from Hospital

I'm very glad to report that my dad is back from the hospital and well on the mend. So, it looks like I won't have to make the trip up north any time soon. Yay!!! I'll be starting a new production run in a couple days. I'm just beat and need a day or two off to re-charge my batteries. I should be able to finish all the orders I have back logged in this next run, which I hope to finish in about a week and a half. Then it's on to Christmas goodies.... wheeeeee!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Current state of affairs

Hi everybody! I'm currently working like mad to get up to date on dresses. I have 26 dresses on my plate to finish before I can get to my plans for the Bronte Noel line. And, as a heads up, my dad went into the hospital a few days ago being unable to swallow (freak reaction to his blood pressure medicine) so I may have to fly up to Michigan to help out for a bit. Hopefully this will not happen, but if it does I will keep you all posted here and in my etsy shop announcement with all the news on your orders! Please feel free to convo me through etsy if you have any concerns. I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

xoxo, Emily