Friday, May 28, 2010

Olive Farm at June Upmarket!

Come say hello to me and hubby at the June Upmarket at UWA! This time Upmarket is combining with Junior Upmarket making it the biggest event thus so far. There will be so many new retailers and i can't wait! I've been busy keeping up with orders and creating new designs to showcase this June, as well as recreating Olive Farm bestsellers. I've had the idea of making these gorgeous bows for a while now and i just love the end result. I can't wait to see the response! More new designs to come - stay tuned =)

{Not just for little girls}

Monday, May 24, 2010

Project Etsy Wedding - Invitations

Awesome invitations created from etsy store VO Handmade. I think they will do nicely for the Maiko/Steller wedding =)
Etsy store - VO Handmade
Quantity - 50 invites for couples and single guests
Price - $2.90 per invite including envelope
Total cost - $145 USD

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Amore No. 20 - Stamp Sets

Running your own business from home sometimes means you have to find innovative ways to help market your products and rubber stamps have been a God send in the packaging department. I stamp my cards, carry bags, tags.... you name it! It's more affordable than printing and with so many great designs to choose from why wouldn't you? 

Here are some of my favourite stores ~ (from top to bottom)
- Kodomo Petite Musee Tin Stamp Set from J Flair Goods
- Margaret Stamp Set and Japanese Sewing set from Pretty Tape *they also have awesome tapes as the names suggests hehe*
- Angle Stamp Set from Karaku

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

{Feeling the love}

The last few days I've been fortunate enough to appear on a couple of blogs and on the Made It newsletter. I've also been receiving the warmest words of encouragement from clients and fans. It's so lovely to feel supported in what you do and i just hope it keeps on coming =)

I've also been working on some new additions to my store. I've been waiting for really good weather before taking pictures, fingers crossed for tomorrow. I'm trying to fill my store with new goodies before I go on my trip in a few weeks. Hubby is bringing his laptop tho so I'll still be able to stay in touch =)

- Jennifer Garry

Monday, May 17, 2010

{Inspiration} Julie Stegner for Vogue Russia

Gosh these photos just make me feel all kinds of wonderful. Great way to start the week =)

Images from Trendnista

Thursday, May 13, 2010

{Etsy Wedding Challenge}

I was talking to one of my girlfriends yesterday about Etsy and all the amazing things you can find. Haven't really gone on the site before she was doubtful, yet i insisted and even went as far as saying 'you could even plan a whole wedding from etsy alone!' which she replied 'Yeah, whatever!'. So that's the challenge. Can you plan a wedding from etsy? of course minus some details like venue, music, groom hehe 

From now on I'm going to be planning an imaginary wedding as much to my ability, using only items i find on etsy. To make it a little more realistic i'll give myself a brief, budget and time line.  From the many hours already spent browsing i'm confident i can plan one hell of a shindig and prove my friend wrong hehe

Brief - Operation project wedding
Couple - Lilly Maiko and Thomas Steller 
Wedding date -  Saturday 31st July 2010 (it's winter in Perth)
Theme - Quirky, fun and intimate
Colours - Blues/Greens
Wedding Party - 2 bridesmaids/ 2 groomsmen
Guest - 80 people
Budget - $15,000 AUD (remember etsy is in USD so this might be tricky)

I'll also be including some handy DIY from my favourite sites to help others planning their big day.

At the very least i hope to have fun with this project and get to know my fellow etsians.

Wish me luck =)

image By the super talented Elizabeth Messina from KISS THE GROOM

Monday, May 10, 2010

Amore No.19 - Holly Stalder

Although I've been married for a few years now, being in the industry I'm in, I still spend a lot of my spare time researching weddings and anything to do with them. Following the work of other fellow designers, discovering new fabrics and techniques, finding out the latest themes, colours etc If I don't have any orders to fill and my supplies are up I could spend hours going through the collections of other designers 'oooohhhing' and 'aaahhhing' over their gorgeous works. I believe its an important part of running a business, knowing what others are doing and using it as motivation, inspiration and just appreciating the company of people your in. 

I especially have a soft spot for independent designers like Holly Stalder. With her love of vintage fabrics and her organic way of assembling stunning one of a kind pieces for brides my heart just gushes with delight. She is the kind of designer I would love to collaborate with and spend hours gabbing with over tea and scones. Check out her etsy store and I bet you'll fall in love just like I did =)

{images from Holly Stalder}

Saturday, May 8, 2010

{New additons} Not just for the brides!

I recently added some new additions to my etsy store. I've been experimenting with new techniques and working with different fabrics to give you these gorgeous blooms. I wanted to inject more colours in my collections giving customers more variety and to also include bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride's pieces. I've also been working on some pieces for grooms but I'm having so much fun at the moment I might put that on hold as i've also got a another big photo shoot coming up, not to mention I'll be going on a buying/mini holiday in a few weeks and a participating in another market in June. Argh so much to do! Can't help but thrive on the adrenalin tho haha

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

{Sneak Peak}

Some lovely pieces I've been working on. At the moment my studio is filled with bits of silk, organza, tulle, cotton, chiffon and other lovely fabrics in so many different colours. I love it!