Big news! The Biggest! Okay maybe not quite for you but for me this is big. I am changing my branding from Gothicreations to Rain Girl Designs. Yep I am changing all my social media, etsy shop and domain name to this new name. This is a brand new day. It's both refreshing and a time of slight anxiety for me.
You might be wondering why I am making this big change. The answer is simple. When I started my business many, many years ago I honestly never thought it would last as long as it has. Over the years my style and items changed. Eventually there was a disconnect between the brand and the items. I felt this new name would be a good start to bigger and brighter things.
Like always my items will still be handmade by me. That is not changing. If you are looking for my etsy shop click here and if you are looking for my main website then click this link.
I'll may decide to start new blog but I'll be adding to this one from time to time.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
I have been working with dragon themed fabrics that last couple of weeks. It's part of my new idea for 2014 to release new items and products in themed batches. So right now I am presenting you with dragons! Yes, dragons. Everyone from tote bags and crossbody bags to pouches and tech covers. I'll be listing them over the next few days on my website.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Yes, I have been under a rock of sorts. I just learned that Andover Fabrics has a line of Downton Abbey inspired fabric. I just ordered a bunch to work on a project for myself. It started with a tote bag included with a Downton Abbey gift set that I got for Christmas. I can't leave well enough alone to just use a boring screen print canvas tote bag. So I am going to cut it up and turn it into a really cool patchwork tote bag. Below are some of the fabrics from Andover. It shall be a project for the "weekend".
Friday, December 20, 2013
Today has reminded me of that as I look out at the melting inch of snow and struggle to get my day started.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
I've got fancy plans and pants to match! Umm...well I have some good plans for my business. The first one is kind of big news. I will no longer have any made to order listings in my shop. These were a good seller for me in 2012 but not so much in 2013. I really don't like having to look at the same fabric for yard after yard and because of that I have been at a disadvantage from those sellers on etsy that have several times the made to order listings. So as of Dec. 16th or so all items in my etsy shop and website will be ready to ship. I will still take custom requests but I really would rather focus on ready to ship items.
The next big change is many new items will be listed on my website first and then they will be listed on etsy a few weeks later. I really want to spend more time building up my own website presence.
Then finally I am working on some completely new items that I will be introducing in 2014. I am really super excited for them.
So there it is. I hope every has a safe and warm Christmas. I shall see you all next year.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Yep, that's right I have started my annual late winter fabric buying spree. It all started today at the fabric and sewing expo. This is an event where you really should have some sort of a game plan as far as budget and also which vendors you wish to see. Not having a plan means hours of walking and standing in the crowds of people. The best part is fabric.
Japanese Import fabrics
Hand dyed Yukata fabric
Decorator weight fabrics: great for messenger bags
No of course starts the even more exciting and fun process of using it all. There is more to come in March when I do my big wholesale shopping trip. That's just a snippet of what's to come.
|Mustache: black, brown and blue|
|chevrons in coral, beige, and blue|
|Lime green and white chevron|
|patchwork design, birds and flowers, alarm clocks|
|penguins and rotary dial phones|
|Spring Plaid: this is going to become a handbag for sure|
|Jacquard weave in red and black|