Wednesday, March 24, 2010

On the Way for April

Hello Dear Reader!

Hope the week is going well for you. :)

I'm excited to give you a little sneak peek on a side project I've been working on these last few weeks: a sister store for Fancybelle Boutique...


Fancybelle Bridal will feature birdcage veils, bridal garters, hair adornments, shoe clips and personalized hand-stamped jewelry. Yes, hand-stamped jewelry! I will be collaborating with my husband Ben, a professional sheet metal worker and welder, in creating necklaces made from copper and sterling silver.  He really is quite talented with metal, and loves to make me copper roses for Valentine's Day. 

Custom jewelry with mothers in mind will also be featured at my main shop, Fancybelle Boutique. I bought my first hand-stamped necklace personalized with my kids' names from a fellow Etsian about a year ago...yes, I know my daughter wasn't born yet, but we picked her name out super early! I loved the necklace so much that I gifted it to my sister and bought another for myself. Then one for my mom. It's an addiction!

Collaboration is the name of the game lately, because I'm also working on producing several PDF knitting patterns with my sister. She's been a graphic designer for over 10 years and has experience in designing sewing, crafting and knitting books. I have a few of the books she made and I love hearing the stories behind how they were made. My sis actually met Nancy from Sewing with Nancy on PBS! Maybe not a big deal to everyone, but I was thrilled. :)

So many fun things coming up in April...I hope you get a chance to drop by soon!