July 27, 2010
I’m going to be posting a few teasers this week for my Halloween line. So far, everything is coming along great! I even have plans to make some really awesome brooches made of fabric and paper. I had think about the logistics of making jewelry out of paper first, though, but I think I’ve figured it out. I’m going to do a test run tomorrow and see how it goes. Wish me luck!
In the meantime, a few sneak peeks (with more to come later in the week).
Are you getting as excited as I am? ♥
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Oh! I also wanted to mention that I stocked the Flapper Girl Boutique with some super cute Vampire Bat coffee cozies.
They are a limited edition, only available through October 31, and are $12 each. However, my Xmas in July Sale is going on right now, so if you want to score one of these cozies for only $10 + FREE SHIPPING, then be sure to do so before the sale ends this Saturday, July 31.
Sorry if you were hoping to get one of these cozies in the golden harvest colorway. I sold the last one on Sunday.
August 28, 2009
The ever-fabulous Scoutie Girl indie blog featured my 2009 Hallowe’en apron collection in the Weekly Dig newsletter today! Very exciting stuff! Thank you so much for the shout-out, Tara :)
August 24, 2009
It’s time! I can’t believe it! I’ve worked so hard on this collection, and I’m so excited to unveil it.
It was really exciting to do research on the origin and golden age of this mystical autumn holiday. I browsed through so many books showcasing hundreds of images of vintage Hallowe’en decor. I learned that once upon a time, costumes were made from crepe paper, and the Dennison Manufacturing Company was once the king of all things Hallowe’en. I fell in love with the stories and photos in Halloween Merrymaking: An Illustrated Celebration Of Fun, Food, And Frolics From Halloweens Past by Diane C. Arkins, who so brilliantly discusses the Golden Age (1890s-1930s) of the holiday. I visited the library and checked out Hallowe’en party books from 1925. Did you know they used to melt lead for a popular party game? It’s true (and oh so dangerous).
Armed with some new info, my love of everything vintage, my affection for Hallowe’en, and my sewing machine, I created a line of holiday aprons that bring together a touch of the old with some new twists. I hope you love this collection as much as I do. Let me know what you think!
If you find an apron (or a few) you can’t live without, you can visit the Flapper Girl boutique and order your favorite one(s) today!
Click on any image below for a detailed view.