A few weeks ago, Joel contacted me about possibly shooting my products on Super8 film. With my previous experience of transferring old films including 8mm and 16mm to digital, I was so excited to have this opportunity! This was such a fun film to make! My products plus Joel’s Super8 camera in a gorgeous garden in Austin, Texas. Featured items include Nephele Steampunk Boots, Pirate Hair Jewels, Steel boned Corsets, Linen Renaissance Skirts, Pixie Skirt, Emily Elaine Lace Capelet.
My hat was a custom creation by GypsyLadyHats, and no, it’s not for sale. 🙂
Video by Joel Valle – http://www.fineartsfilm.com/
Filmed with Super 8mm film, transferred to digital
I went on a sewing spree for the past few months trying to get these skirts ready for this season of Sherwood Forest Faire! I started the season out with most of the skirts I wanted, save for all the potential colors of Linen Renaissance Long Skirts. Last week, we got a small photoshoot in of most of the new linen skirts! This week, I’m getting them up into the Etsy shop for made to order skirts, and will have them ready to ship once Sherwood wraps up for the year at the end of the month.
Also, I’ve been getting my vendor applications in for events this year, and I’m happy to say I’ll be at this year’s Austin Mini Maker Faire again and at Ama-Con 2014! I’m still looking into other events, and I’ll update the Vending and Events page with as I get my year planned out.
Sherwood Forest Faire will begin in just a few weeks! We’ll be open weekends from February 8 through March 30.
I’ve been hard at work making a lot of new skirts for Sherwood! On the list is Pintuck Taffeta skirts in black and green; Linen Renaissance Skirts in black, red, green, and natural; and Linen Pixie Skirts in black, natural, red, blue, green, purple, orange, and teal. I’ll even have a few one of a kind Pixie Skirts that are test items. If there’s interest in them, more will be made! I’m also looking to have a few petticoats available this season, but I’m trying not to plan more than I can actually do either. Will there be pictures of any of these before Sherwood begins? Maybe!
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I can’t believe that Hallowe’en is so close now! Most people who know me have seen bits of my Hallowe’en sock collection, and I’ve gotten to add a few more to it so far, but I haven’t gotten to grab enough for the next year! Let’s face it, holiday socks tend to be cheaply made, and they get worn through fast! As for something that won’t wear through quickly…
I’ve started the new line of Linen Pixie Skirts! The first three are already available: Black, Natural, and Red. Soon to come will be Forest Green, Brown, Purple, and Burnt Orange. Not all of these will be pre-made for Hallowe’en this year, but if any of those colors interest you, message me about doing a custom order!
These skirts are made of a rayon/linen blend, and look absolutely amazing! Since they aren’t 100% linen, they don’t crinkle as badly and the drape is beautiful. The texture of this fabric will work perfectly for pirates, wenches, peasants, and gypsies. Of course they look stunning layered over long skirts or with other Pixie Skirts!
Find them in the Skirts section here on the site,
or visit the Skirts section of the Etsy shop!
This will be one of the next events I’ll be a vendor at! Purchase your tickets online, and “Git your gears to Giddings!”
I have been so terrible at updating. D: Okay so, in quick review:
New Pintuck Taffeta Skirts! Well, okay, it was only one, it just sold, and I don’t have any more of the fabric. …yet. I’m planning on having several color options of this skirt, but so far the price of the fabric is a little out of my range at the moment. I want them to be as affordable as I can make them, and not have my price set over $200. It might be a couple of months before I have another one made.
Ama-Con 2013! Ama-Con takes place in Amarillo, Texas. For those who have no idea where that is, it’s the largest town in the panhandle of Texas. Yes, there are far more cows surrounding the area than there are people living in the city, but no, there are no cattle drives going on through the town. It definitely isn’t the old west. As for cool events going on within Amarillo, there really isn’t much.
This was Ama-Con’s second year, and it was another great one day event! People do drive in from all around the area, even some from Oklahoma, New Mexico, and I think a few from Kansas attended as well. Kansas is definitely closer to Amarillo than where I live in Austin. I had a lot of items that I haven’t vended with before, mostly of the Pre-Loved variety. I’ll be adding what I have left onto Kitty’s Closet Sale in the next few weeks. I’ll also soon have a page for the glass bottles with the labels I’ve created. They make for great displays for Hallowe’en!
Now what’s next? I’ll be restocking as much of my handmade items as I can, trying to balance item making with my day job. I also have been taking several custom orders, including a wedding dress for a friend! I’m really excited about creating this dress, and I’m also hoping I haven’t gotten myself in over my head with it! We’ll see, and I hope to post progress reports on the dress as I go along. As for the next event I’ll be vending at, Sherwood Celtic Festival will be taking place on September 21 & 22!
I’ve been accepted for the Austin Mini Maker Faire this year! Happening on Sunday, May 5, there will be a Steampunk area with several makers from the area!