Monday, December 29, 2008

Etsy presents for Christmas

Since Christmas is over, I figure I can share some of my awesome etsy presents that I bought people for Chirstmas. I wanted to try to get atleast some of the things off of etsy to help support fellow artists.
First off is the tandem clock I got for my parents. They ride a tandem bicycle, and me and my sister used to also when we were younger. They're member of the C.O.W.S which is Couples on Wheels, the Wisconsin tandem group.
This was made by Artisan Woodcrafting

Then, for my sister I had this cute Japanese seal purse made. She used to volunteer at a seal rehabilitation center and used to live in Hawaii. We both love Japanese things, so I thought it was perfect. It was bought from Syl Syl

Then I bought a bunch of bath products from my favorite bath seller Anita who I talked about earlier. Here is one of the products I bought, a cherry lemonaide bubblebath bar. It smells delicious and is a great idea!

Monday, December 22, 2008

New Dog Toy

I've been inspired lately to add to my dog toy line. I've decided that one of the types of toys I'll be adding is knotted toys. These are durable and tough for your dog to chew on, but are in fun shapes as well. Here is the first one I listed today, a Squid shape knotted fleece toys.

This is one of Lila's favorite toys to carry about the house. Then her and my sister's dog Maka have to fight over it. So I made them a second one, but of course they always want the one that the other has.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

One of my Favorite Etsy sellers

Okay, look at this picture! You would think it's some sort of food right? Wrong, it's soap! I found Sweet Treat Your Body (by Anita's Crafty Creations) when I joined Unique Women in Business, a yahoo group for women with their own businesses.

This is just one of her many delicious creations out of soap and other bath and body products. I've bought from her twice so far and have been delighted with my orders. They smell so wonderful and she is the nicest to work with.

You should definitely check her out! Her shop can be found at Anita's Crafty Creations

What's new for Saturday

Nothing too fun happening around my house here on Saturday, so thought I'd take the time to show one of my newest toys.
Here is the cute little whale dog toy. I absolutely love this guy. And he even has a squeaker in him! How cute!

Well, as for new things for Inu Inspirations, I have quite a few things planned for the new year. I'm going to add cat collars soon here, since I know many cat owners love cute little collars for their cats. I'm also going to be adding some key fobs to match the cute collars on my site. What a great way to use up the extras of ribbon I have everywhere. I'm sure there's more, but you'll have to stay tuned for that!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Newest Creation

Well, I was kind of having a bad day, so put that towards making some new items. Here is one I got listed today, and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Skelly the Fishbone Cat Toy!

They've been pretty popular, so I won't list a specific link, but just go to the cat toy section and look for it there
Cat Toys

Just thought I'd share!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My photo setup

Just thought I would post some pictures of my photo box to give others an idea of how some people do it.

It really is nothing too fancy, me and my boyfriend just screwed some pine boards together and then I put fabric on the sides. When I take pictures of my chinchillas I put white felt over it, but I like some color in my photos for my etsy store.

Then for lights I use compact fluorescent bulbs that are daylight specific. I only have 2, and could use a 3rd, but I use a photo editing program, so it's not too big of a deal. I only use either the Microsoft picture editor or PhotoPlus 6, so I didn't even pay for a photo editing program, I just didn't feel like spending that kind of money.

Here's the front of the box

A side shot to show how the wood is put together

The type of lights I use

A photo before editing

And the final photo after editing


Okay, wow, I can't believe it's been a month since I updated this thing. Geez, I get behind easily.

Been trying to redo all my pictures lately and that's taken some time.

I really use twitter more than this blog, guess I find it hard to find something really worth writing about..