Sunday, September 9, 2012

Summer Time

I have had a difficult time coming up with different ideas for my 'summer' item in the larger Faerie Suites.

Each trinket chest currently has a pair of flip flops, an envelope, a parcel and three packages of seeds but I have always added a decoration of some type. This has ranged all the way from a single flower, a bird house, a watering can ... well you get the idea, something summery.

I have seen so many different things on Etsy but unfortunately when you start to multiply the costs and how many I would need, it just makes it too expensive.

I have always loved those wee little door signs that you can get. They come in all different sizes and shapes and colours and themes....

So, I figured I was just going to play today to see if I could come up with something myself with products I already have in the nursery.

These aren't perfect by any means but I think they actually ended up quite cute. They will fit nicely in the trinket chest and look wonderful hanging on the doors.

New Babies Have Arrived, Well Kinda...

After finally putting my Faerie Seed Pod Babies listing up on my Etsy store front I decided that I really didn't have that much of section to chose from.

So, I went back to main supplier of rose flower heads and was trying to decide what colours to order. They have such a wonderful selection of multicoloured and single toned flowers to choose from it's amazing.

In the end after almost placing my order for 4 packages of 25 each, I found after scrolling to the VERY bottom of the page, that they offered 2 types of mixed packages. Woo Hoo!! Mind you, each package came with 100 rose heads and that's a whole lot of babies that would have to be made and SOLD. The two types that they offered were of course the single toned and then the multicoloured ones. After thinking about it for what...maybe a whole 2 minutes, I purchased both.

I ended up with only 1 of the original 4 kinds that I was going to order but I love my selection now.

Burning Up the Nursery?

I was trying to figure out how to make sure that my wee little doors and the trinket chests could be recognized as being done by me.

The Flower Petal Faeries were easy, on the very bottom petticoat layer, I have hand written in the nurseries initials, the year and the faerie's name.

All of the packaging was easy as I just ordered rubber stamps with the company full name and the logo. So everything paper gets stamped.

Now back to the wood products! My husband suggested looking into some type of branding iron?? Off to the good ole internet I went. I made contact with Brand New Industries Inc. and with the help of Alyssa, I approved a branding plate. It took a bit to figure out exactly which branding iron would suit my purposes the best (in case I ever wanted to get a plate made with the company name on it).

But here is the final product. A big thank you goes out to my husband who was kind enough to do all of the branding for me....that is 80 faerie doors and 60 trinket chests (yes, more on their way in the mail).