Thursday, November 29, 2012

Market Wanderings...

Oh wow...
I really thought I wouldn't do it again. But I did!

Due to ALOT of rain, Wyetti Market was cancelled. We'll be back there on the last Saturday of January 2013 again, in our usual spot. Stall 64.

Heatherlynn and Astra (my market family), have booked us in for some last minute Christmas markets to make up for us not having Wyetti.

This Friday night, we've managed to get a booking at Green's Greens Christmas Market.
We'll then be at Sunvalley in Kyalami for a Christmas market on Saturday.

Then NEXT Saturday, the 8th of December, is our actual last 2012 market.
The BizzR organised, A Midsummer Night's Dream Market.
Heatherlynn and I will both be there too and we'll be dressed up, with wigs, wings and wreaths!

Can't wait to see you guys at these last markets!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Bits ...and bits

*some* of our new products in stock... stretchy unisex bracelets.


I had to start with that, because... my supplier handed me 2 HUGE silver plated sugar skull pendants today.
I'm talking about 6cm x 8cm pendants!
I just cannot wait to show these on necklaces for you at Wyetti and The Midsummer Night's Dream markets!

Heatherlynn's handpainted wood goodies will also be available on our Etsy, as well as from her own stall at the Midsummer Night's Dream market on 8 December 2012.

Also... to anyone who hasn't ever come across a little anime called Bottle Fairy. 
Be glad.
Stay away from the madness!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Makery and the things that go with it...

Ah! Last night was a no go for work... and after a SWELTERINGLY hot day (gah!), I'm infront of the fan and pc, listening to UVERworld (trying to see what the hype around them is) and I'm making again.

But its not ALL about the making...
anyone who knows anything about my 'manufacturing' process will know that a large component to my time at the having anime on.
I'm an anime nutball and this week I discovered another anime that I just can't help but rave about...


After the fatality of my ENTIRE Bleach folder going *boom*, inbetween recovering all 366 episodes, I've been eyeing out new anime to watch.
And Toradora! was one of them that caught my eye. Yea, I know this came out in 2008 already, but if YOU haven't watched it yet... its light hearted and fun. There's no Bleach/Naruto/Hellsing/Basilisk thing going on anywhere in this. Its like Azumanga Daioh, with a bit more sense and very awesome artwork.
I'm already on episode 18 of this 25 episode anime, and I'm dreading the end.

So... once I've had my fill of this UVERworld stuff... I'm switching back onto the last few episodes of this cute little anime, while working my fingers to the bone on new Wonder Struck Inc. stock, in preperation for the next two markets:

24 November - Wyetti Craft Market
8 December - Midsummer Nights Dream (hosted by BizzR)

And, just a quick reminder... the whole ETSY store will be on total vacation mode from 24 December till 4 January.
No orders will be taken and/or posted.
This will also just give me a chance to do necessary editing and changes without worrying about the store being live while its all "going down".

These same changes will be implemented on our BigCartel store.

The packaging changes are already happening, with neater posting labels, boxes, sticker freebies, thank you notes.... it's just crazy !

But that's all for this update.... a nerdy rant ;)

Have a great Saturday humans, where ever you are :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rainy nights...

Rain against the windows is a sound I miss dearly during winter... there's something quite comfortable about drinking hot tea at the desk, while its raining outside.

And for this kind of evening... I'd bliss out completely.
* sigh *
Another thing that leaves me smiling tonight, is that more cameos arrived at the post office today *squee* and I really cannot wait to make them into stock for the Midsummer Night's Dream market on 8 December.
.. oh yeah and for the last Wyetti Market of 2012.

We had to, unfortunately, give this last weekend's night market at the Henley Arms a miss after another lock on the back door of the house failed.
And that means, I couldn't very well leave the house unlocked until midnight, with no one here.
I'm having the WORST luck with locks lately *gah* and anyone who got to witness the reaction on Friday was probably left with a laugh for the weekend. >.<

So... with only 2 markets left of 2012, we hope you'll come support handmade.

Then comes the changes for 2013!
I'm really hoping we'll be in our new living/working space during December so that everything can be set up for resin work, screen printing, sewing, etc. etc.
I really think that that'll put us on a whole new level!

Inbetween ALL  that and the day job (blergh), The Quotable Zoo and the Wonder Struck Inc's first official photo shoot is on the drawing boards.
YES! see? we're getting there, slowly but very very surely.

Then, before I just close off this post...

Kelly, one of our regular customers on Etsy, has placed another order with us and we're just so so chuffed to  have such an awesome person buying from our store. THANK YOU KELLY!

Maruchka (She_Grim), thanks for being our model/in house graphics girl and for just continuing to grow as an amazing human being! Love you girl.

Keep checking in for our latest updates (sorry our twitter has been a bit quiet, but with all my android devices fried, I feel rather outdated and have to actually GET INTO the twitter account. sho...not cool).



Friday, November 2, 2012

And it's on! ...

I probably should have let you all know this already...

This is what's going on, on the Etsy store till 11 November 2012

I think one of the greatest reliefs about this weekend (happy Friday by the way), is that there are NO MARKETS this weekend.
So much making will be going on in the "empty spaces" we'll find available.

Our 4 November market at the Henley model airfield has been postponed :( indefenitely. And our usual Henley Arms night market will be happening next week Friday night, 9 November 2012 from 6pm to 10pm.

In the meantime, take advantage of our 50% off sales code on Etsy AND at the Henley Arms Night market next Friday, where we'll make the 50% off sale available at the stall aswell.

Have a great weekend humans!