I'm going to make an executive decision, it is my blog after all, to hold off on the Who, What, Wednesdays until after Halloween and feature some fun Halloween etsy finds instead!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Meet Smarmy Clothes
Etsy Shop: http://smarmyclothes.etsy.com
Other: http://www.whatthecraft.com (tutorials and resources for diyers and crafters)
What do you do? I make custom and one of a kind clothing and accessories with a squirt of subculture jawesomeness. Short answer? I sew. ;)
What made you start selling your creations? I was in school for nursing, and I needed a break from all of the super technical stuff. Sewing was my creative outlet. I'm insanely practical, maybe to a fault, so the only thing that made it make sense for me to keep sewing as much as I did was to start selling what I made.
What is your most likely distraction? The computer. I can spend hours doing who-knows-what on the computer. It's so much more engrossing than TV.
We all have projects that fail, or don’t come out as planned, tell us about one of yours. I'm really stubborn, so I almost never give up on something. But I can't count the number of times I've cut out a piece wrong, or sewn a neckline to a side seam by accident.
What is your favorite artistic or crafty website? I spend a lot of time on the DiYScene.com forums. There are a lot of talented sellers and diyers there, and it's really awesome to have a group of people that experience the same frustrations/annoyances/problems that I do.
What is your favorite quote or words of inspiration? I've always liked this, for some reason, "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."
What advice would give to someone wanting to start selling their creations online? Practice. A lot. Don't even think about selling until you've practiced for a few months. Firstly because you really need to hone your skills. But secondly to make sure you really like doing it. After that, it's a lot of patience, persistence, and promotion. Wow, that's a lots of P's.
What song gets you going? "Entertain You" by Jesus and the Fuckin' Miracles
If money were no object, what would you be doing right now? I'm such a fabric junkie... I'd love to design fabric. If I won the lottery, I'd start a small fabric line, in addition to still doing what I already do now.
Your 3 guilty pleasures are: 30's and 40's jazz music, anything with dark chocolate in it or on it, and vintage knick knacks with either mushrooms or owls on them
at 9:45 AM Posted by Jen Ell
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I am so sorry I have been so lazy lately and not blogging. I have just been completely worn out and totally uninspired. I see tutes all over the web, but none really caught my eye. I am trying to do as many shows as I can this fall to amke up for being furloughed, and for some reason I have been tired and groggy almost all the time.
But never fear I have something for you today.
I have seen tutorials for these necklaces inspired by Tom Binns ans Subversive Jewelry all over the web.
So it's time for you to hitch a ride and check out all of the tutes for your self.
From Love Maegan:
From Bleach Black:
From Chic Steals
If you have seen other tutes for this that you think would make great addition please add the link so I can include them.
at 10:52 AM Posted by Jen Ell