Tuesday, September 30, 2008

new shop!

the harvest festival was a success and a lot of fun. lots of work, but still fun. i do, however, still have a lot of products to offer you. yay! thank you for being so patient with me these past couple weeks while i've been working away like a mad woman. it has definitely paid off - i feel like i can take things slower and move at a steady pace now.
for now i have some great sets of posy pins available, and some individual ones, too. come visit me at my new shop at http://thepleatedpoppy.bigcartel.com/. this site should be much more user friendly and when an item is sold, its marked as such. this hopefully will clear up the confusion of what i have available and what is already sold.

each of the items are still individually handmade and are each unique. please feel free to email me at thepleatedpoppy@gmail.com with any questions or custom orders.
i hope to have some zippered pouches, reversible headbands, and travel tissue cases available very soon.

so go check it out and please feel free to send me some feedback on the new site!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

coming out of hibernation

i'm still here, and about to come out of my hole, i mean home. i've been crafting away like a nut the last few weeks, producing i'm sure way too much stuff for the harvest festival that starts TOMORROW!!! if you're local, please stop by and visit joy and i this friday and saturday at the harvest festival in downtown AG. it would be so fun to see some familiar faces, although i am really looking forward to some kid free time with just joy. we really never get that, you know, uninterrupted conversation. a novelty. anyhoo, the fest begins friday at 4 until 9, then again saturday from 10 until 5. i think there's a parade going on at 9 on saturday, which i heard is great, in a down-home sort of way. we'll be in booth #117.

here's a sneak peek of what will be there. some of it is pretty standard, but there are a few new products, too, that i'm really excited about. and remember, whatever doesn't sell this weekend will slowly be put up for sale at the pleated poppy. oh, and did i forget to mention that my incredibly talented sister designed my business logo for me? do you love it as much as i do!?! she has put in a formal request that i stop being her client for awhile and get back to just being her sister. i think i can manage that, well, maybe after this weekend is over ;) .

zippered pouches

reversible headbands

travel tissue cases

chubby button push pins and magnets

a few handfulls of posy pins and posy clips

new chubby button pony holders (the color is way off in the pic - too pink)

new papered windows (hooks are now added at the bottom)

another new papered window

mini clipboards (front)

mini clipboards (back)

big clipboards (front)

big clipboards (back)

so, lots of fun stuff. i am really looking forward to settling down a bit and not staying up so late, although here it is, 10:30 pm, and i still have a few hours worth of work to do! i am thankful for a supportive husband encouraging me in this adventure, 3 kids that don't mind my crafting (my 5 year old has been making lots of things "to sell"!), the flexibility with homeschooling to verbally guide my daughters while i freehand cut out posies or hand stitch them together, my parents for having impeccable timing on their visits, friends with good advice (whether its hard to hear or not), and the excitement for what is to come!


Thursday, September 18, 2008

style me pretty

yesterday the pleated poppy was featured on style me pretty! so much fun! if you or anyone you know are getting married, go check out this blog for lots of resources and inspiration.
and if you're visiting here from style me pretty, welcome! the pleated poppy is a relatively new business selling unique handmade items. you can also visit me at my personal blog, imperfect, and see not only my family happenings, but also some fun party ideas and crafting tutorials.
if you are a bride, please check out sugar plum invitation's beautiful letterpress work for your invites and stationary. and, if you are getting married in orange or san diego county, check out joyful wedding and events for a very fun, professional event.
and lastly, if you are interested in knowing when my next batch of products will be available, email me at thepleatedpoppy@gmail.com and i'll put you on the list! i plan on posting more in 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. i'm building up my stock right now for a boutique next weekend, so i'm sure i'll have extras to sell afterward.
thanks for visiting, and feel free to contact me with any questions!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

finally, another batch!

*UPDATE* - SOLD OUT! but pins #1 and 8 from last week are still available (scroll down a bit).

this top batch of 12 are posy pins. they are handmade, each one unique, created with 2-6 fun fabrics, topped off with a covered button and finished in the back with a silver pin closure. these look great alone, but are fun in multiples, too. they are $6 each or 3 for $15.

*UPDATE* - #'s1, 4, 5, 8, 10, and 12 are still available. also, clip #8 from last week is still available.

this second batch are posy clips for your hair, great for little girls or big! each of these are created just like the posy pins, but are slightly smaller and are finished with a silver contour snap clip in the back. these are also $6 each or 3 for $15.

feel free to combine clips and pins in your order for the sets of 3. shipping is $2.50 for the first item or set, $1 for each additional item or set after that. i take payments through paypal. feel free to email me at thepleatedpoppy@gmail.com with your orders and any questions.

this will probably be my last batch that i post before the harvest festival on the 25th and 26th. there are still a few items available in previous posts (just scroll down), and they can be combined with these posies for the discount, too.

happy shopping, and remember: they go really fast!


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

posy hair clips

these sweet hair clips are not just for little girls! look how one clip dresses up a simple pony. each posy clip is handmade with 2 to 6 fabrics and a covered button at the center. they are backed with a silver contour clip and have a very strong hold.
they are priced at $6 each or 3 for $15, and $2.50 for shipping ($1 for each additional item or set). email me at thepleatedpoppy@gmail.com with any orders or questions. enjoy!

*edit* - # 8 is still available. all others are sold! check back soon!

new posy pins!

here they are - the latest batch of posy pins to emerge. and, there are still 3 more available here.
$6 each or 3 for $15. shipping is $2.50. enjoy!

*edit* - #'s 1 and 8 are still available. all others are sold!