Sunday, December 21, 2008

Crafty Christmas: Follow-Up

So here's what I came up with:
This is what I sent for Jamie's family gift swap:

I made a cute make-up bag, and filled it with a bath bomb, yummy soap, eyemask, and shimmer lotion.

These are some of the other gifts I made this year, that I won't put on Flickr since they aren't part of my normal products:

The Cutie Apron, Neck wrap and Eye mask, and the Un-Purse (scarf with pockets!). I MUST give credit to my friend Nate for the Un-Purse idea, as he came up with it about 2 years ago. I am so thrilled to have been able to create his vision (finally) :)

Lastly, this is the messenger bag I created for my cousin, Anneliese, the phenomenal artist:Anneliese gave me a few requirements for her bag as far a dimensions and colors, then said that her fashion asthetic is "organic". I pick some great fabric patterns and tried a new technique for embellishing the flap. I really hope she likes it!!

I also came up with some cute stocking-stuffers: pocket-pack tissue holders! It almost makes it fun to have a runny nose!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thrift It!

I stumbled upon this article today and thought it really related to what Toot Sweet! is all about.
See? Thrifting is cool now! I'd like to think I started that, since I've been shopping at thrift stores even when it wasn't cool. Now I'm just taking to the next level!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Crafty Christmas

Due to crazy extenuating circumstances (ok, we ALL have those), James and I have decided to give (mostly) handmade gifts for Christmas this year. And it's getting to crunch time. Good thing that we have an off-Friday this week. Enter: Fun-Filled Friday and Super Saturday-two days of sewing and crafting before Stressed-Out Sunday when we pack and head to Orlando to catch our flight to CT on Manic Monday.

Watch for the resulting post of how it turns out and what kind of new products I come up with.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Costa Rica!

Tomorrow, Jamie and I are leaving for Coast Rica for Kathy's wedding! I thought this to be the perfect opportunity to show off (to all!) all of my Toot Sweet accessories!

These are my Red Rose carry-on, No-Name handbag, Hawaii handbag catch-all (for personal items 'n such), and Stripey wristlet used as my wallet.

These are my Capri-Sun make-up bag and Limey toiletries case.

We have a weight limit of 27 pounds per person total luggage...I think they even weigh your shoes...since we are flying on a 12-passenger Cessna Caravan for the last leg of our flight. Please pray for our safe travels!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Keep it Coming!

Happy Thursday! (for me it's like Friday, since I have a three-day weekend :)

I've been doing a lot of custom work (which I love!) and you've probably noticed the hit-counter I have on the bottom of the site. I've been getting traffic, so I'm pretty psyched about that. I implore you, if you are a Toot Sweet fan, or better yet: a happy customer, please pass this site on! Let's all go green this Holiday season and in the New Year!

That being said, the Holidays are coming up fast! If you would like to place a custom order, it must be placed by December 6th (That's in two days!). However, if you see a handbag on my site that is already made (and not sold), feel free to order any of those until December 18th.
As always, please contact via email to place orders:

Thank you and happy Holidays!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shout Out!

I need to give a shout out to my friend and sister in Christ, Misc, who is an incredibly talented photographer. Please check out her blog:
Plans are in the works for her to do photos of my purses...they'll FOR SURE look way better than my amateur-ebay-style...

Numero dos: i think i am done messing around with the colors and format of the does it look?

Last but def not least...Happy Birthday Diana!! We both buy into the fact that we have a born-on-the-19th-of-the-month psychic connection, but that is not for listing here. Let's just say that we both believe that it's not a mistake that we were placed as office mates :)


Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Results Are In...

Friday Fest was a hit with my friends, but not so much with the public. Thank you THANK YOU to all of my wonderful friends who came out to support me!

Although I discovered that Friday Fest is not the best venue for me, I did discover that I have a pretty good display (thank you Jamie!) and I learned some things that I need to do for next time. I also got my card out there and spread the word about Toot Sweet, which is just as important right now as selling. I also learned that my office-mate, Diana, is an AMAZING sales-woman! She can sell "me" like no other! Which is good, since I believe I am becoming more intoverted the older I get...

That's me at my booth! I was the ONLY one without a tent. Don't you love the "open" sign that just happened to be in the background? I'm livin' the dream!


Friday, November 14, 2008

New Email

So I have been getting spammed like crazy on the email address, so i opened up a new email with google specifically for Toot Sweet: Please use this one if you wish to get ahold of me regarding Toot Sweet. Omg i love google...

First Show Today!

Today is my first show: Friday Fest in Downtown Melbourne, 6pm-10pm. I am really nervous, but I can't wait to see how it turn out, and I will post pics later.