Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tutu Crazy today!!

Although I have orders for aprons, I decided to finish up some tutus I had been working on! I finally got six of them posted! I plan on working on the aprons tomorrow! I got another one sold today to a friend of a friend! Woo hoo!!! As for tutus I sold one to my cousin and she absolutely loved it on her daughter! They were doing a 4th of July photo shoot today and I cant wait to see the pictures of her wearing my tutu!

I have had a lot of requests for tutus for older girls, so I am brainstorming how I can do that. They don't sell the crochet headbands any larger than 6 inches and I think I am just going to have to sew the tops myself. I need to get some knit or spandex fabric and try it out on my daughter first. She fits into the three inch headbands but it would be cuter if the top covered the whole torso. I looked online to buy some that were in bulk but they only came in white and were $90 for a lot of 24... not what I am wanting to spend....So thats my next mission to make a tutu dress for ages 8 years and up!

This morning I got up early, and me and my daughter headed into town. I had found a lady on craigslist who had child size hanging manequins! I knew I had to get one and I am so glad I did! When I got home I was so anxious to start photographing my tutus. I went outside and shot some pictures of them, I was so anxious that I didnt thing it being over cast outside, so my pictures were not the best they could be. But I used them anyways! After I posted five of them, I started working on another tutu! I have been wanting to work on this one for a few weeks now and finally had all the materials I needed! It came out better than I was imagining it would be too. Once I was finished with it, the sun was shining so I hurried outside to shoot it! I think the pictures came out awesome, especially with the setting sun shining on it... fit perfectly with its name Sweet Sunflower tutu!

After I got that posted, I made supper and then browsed etsy!

Here are a few shots from today!

Now depending if the hubby is going to bed or not, I may make some more tutus tonight =)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Crooked Hearts is no longer on a bumpy crooked path!

Today has been an awesome day in the world of Crooked Heart Creations. A friend suggested I tweak the pictures to the items in my shop and although it took me some time and hard work I reshot some of my items and edited the pictures. I posted them and got some amazing results. I have one friend that wants to buy a tutu and two custom orders for aprons, and one of my aprons even made it into a treasury! Wow! I am so glad I took her advise. Its amazing how much a picture can change everything!! My niece didnt come today but when I woke up this morning and realized it was fathers day, I kind of figured they werent going to be coming afterall.. but that is ok... I still made a lot of progress today! I shot some pics of my daughter in a 4th of July tutu I made and she is not as patient as my older daughter lol, but she looked so darn cute!
Anyways, I am excited. I feel like I am going down a new path and hopefully its a steady one! Can't wait to start on these new projects!

Heres some shots from today...
This one was added into a treasury

I got a custom order for an apron and she wants it similar to this one!

I posted a few bows for sale today as well.

I have had a few potential buyers for this shawl and thinking since I posted a better picture someone will snatch it up.

and this is my lovely daughter Lacey, modeling a tutu!

This was the first one I edited. Below is an example of what the color looked like in the picture. Now its full of color!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tutu's and Bows

Whew! I have been busy! Today I finished five tutus and six bows. The tutus I had been working on all week and finally got them done today! I got a ton of crochet tops in all different colors and can not wait to get some more tulle to make some more tutus. My cousin will be coming over tomorrow with her daughter so she can model them for me. With fourth of July coming up I made 4 bows for the holiday and three tutus which one of them was made specifically for my cousins daughter.

I made a new logo today too! I think I can settle on this one. Thinking I need a new banner to match it as well.

Here are some pictures of the tutus I have done so far and hopefully I can post more with my niece wearing them sometime soon.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The real Crooked Heart Creations

Since my original blog turned more into a personal blog I decided to create a new one strickly for my creations. Eventually I want to start doing contests and give aways. I was on hold for a while because I had morning sickness and just recently started working again. I made two aprons yesterday! I havent had that kind of energy in a while. My cousin asked me to make her daughter a tutu dress so I will be buying the materials soon and can not wait to start on it. She wants it in a 4th of July theme, but I plan on making more in more of a rocker theme. I make baby items with a punch. I never did like the regular pink or blue baby themes and wished I could find more of an edge to baby items. When I got married, I didnt want the plain white veil, so I made myself a pink and black one. I loved it and it inspired me to do baby items like that. I even plan on eventually doing a bridal line as well. Right now I just have a few items listed in my shop. My goal was to make one item a day but I have found thats not realistic in my situation, working part time with three kids and a husband who works out of town. So I manage to atleast make one thing a week and if I am lucky two... and thats why I was suprised I made two aprons yesterday.

Heres a few of my favorite items from my shop:

These are the two that I made yesterday! I just learned how to do the ruffle and I like it. I think I have always known just forgot. I used to make them on my barbie clothes when I was little.

I have more of these gothic cameos and plan on making more bows with them.

I always wanted diaper holders for my babies but could never find one that I liked and they are hard to find at the store too. So I started making these and since I am expecting my fourth lil one in October I am going to make one for his room. I also have some cute iron on letters so I will embellish it with his name... Viktor!

This shawl took me forever to post. I had it done in about two weeks and it probably sat in my craft corner for about four months. It just wasnt ready. I finally picked it up one day and decided to finish it completely by adding the ties.

And yes... I even make solid perfume. I have a ton of essential oils that belonged to my husbands mother who is no longer with us. They almost all got thrown away but I saved them for some reason. I plan on making more perfume just need to get the rest of the ingredients for it.

So as you can see I do a bit of everything. It is not limited to what you see here. I will always be coming out with new and different items. If you want me to make something for you just let me know. I will be more than happy to give it a shot. I hope you enjoy my shop and take the time to browse!