Every February I’m inspired to make hearts, sometimes just temporary ones made from laying out some fleece to take photos of. Here they are shown with several limited edition hearts & arrow striped pouches that I just finished making.
Coloured leather coin purses. Using a vibrant background colour and leather were both something I hadn’t done before.
This is a sketch I did based on a custom make up set that a customer requested, below is the finished product — a large box shaped cosmetic case and a brush roll.
The big tote is back for summer and in a light bluish-grey cotton with heavy bridle leather handles.
This was a commission I did for a bedroom in Toronto. Most people are putting the wall art in their bedrooms above the bed and this mauve colour scheme is the most popular.
And lastly, I was able to restock my supply of thick grey wool so the felt iPhone sleeves are available again (as featured in this etsy finds email below).
Over the past week I’ve been busy and so inspired, all by adding gold to the colour palette. I’m using it on a whole line of new things for spring, including another version of the iPad sleeve. Here’s a peak inside of my studio and what I’ve been working on.
I’m in the midst of finishing up and photographing so there will be more to come.
Introducing a New Online Shop
During the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a new online shop for Shibang Designs. I still have the Etsy shop running but wanted to create something else that’s more accessible for people who don’t have Etsy. These are some screenshots from the shop which is live at the new www.shibangdesigns.ca.
Along the top bar are categories for each product gallery.
When looking at the products if you scroll your mouse over the image it will show a detailed view as shown above. More items are being updated frequently. I just made a variety of new clutches which will be up soon.
Take a look: www.shibangdesigns.ca
It’s always exciting to have an item featured on the front page of Etsy. I get excited when I see mine or a friend’s work up there. I was lucky enough to be included last night.
Last week I started working on updated shapes for coin purses and pencil cases. The coin purses are now larger and the pencil cases are longer, leaner and with a round shape to match the coin purses. Now there will be more selection available in little bags to suit every need.
These updated styles will become a part of my bridal line that will be online soon.
Original Coin Purse & New Style
Featured in Cool Mom Picks Holiday Gift Guide
Thank you Cool Mom Picks for featuring Shibang Designs in your Holiday Gift Guide! Below is a quote from their guide. To see lots of other great ideas go to www.coolmompicks.com
“the coolest gifts under $15 that don’t seem cheap at all”
Of course it’s the thought that counts, and those thoughts don’t have to cost a fortune. Wrap them gorgeously, present with love, and you’re done.etsy.
Canada Post recommends parcels be sent by the following dates to guarantee delivery for the holidays:
- Within Canada– Regular Parcels Dec.11th, Xpresspost Dec.22nd
- To USA – Regular Parcel Dec.8th, Xpresspost Dec.16th
- To Europe & Australia – Xpresspost Dec.6th
Shibang Designs will be in Chicago next week. Take advantage of fast shipping within the US, by ordering items available online November 28- December.3rd and they will be shipped directly from the US.
Custom orders are welcomed, please contact me through my website to discuss.
After a few busy months of preparation I am heading to my first Christmas Show. I now have two excellent sewers, Nicole and Carly (Costume Studies Students at Dalhousie University) working on the smaller bags. They did a wonderful job and are planning to continue with me after the holidays so that I can start working on new products.
Here is the schedule for the following month and where Shibang is available:
- Vancouver – November.17 – 21st Circle Craft
- Chicago – December. 2 – 5th One of a Kind Show
- Etsy – products ready to ship will be updated daily: Now until Dec.8th
- Stores – Restocked and new stores in Canada, USA and Germany