I’ve been working on a custom full costume order.
I actually *gasp* made a mock-up for this one. I’m combining a few existing (highly altered) patterns, and draping a few of my own pieces for this, so a practice garment really just HAD to be made.
Plus, I can use it as the final pattern moving forward, as I do plan to offer the costume in my shop.
There are a few tweaks to make for the customer before I start on the real fabric. The sleeves need to have less puff, the corset needs to be a wee bit shorter. Nothing too substantial.
So, it’s back to the studio with me, armed with a cup (or 2, or 3) of hot tea.
I can’t wait for this to be done, so I can post images of the final!
Another sneak peek–I can’t help it! Photographers keep sending me awesome images that I want to share!
This one is from a shoot that I loaned some items out for.
Bit of a Mardi Gras theme, and I can’t wait to see more!
I just realized that this is my 100th post here on the ol’ blog. Last week I got the “congratulations on your 1 year anniversary”, too. Which took my entirely by surprise. Granted, there were MONTHS (and months) of inactivity….but it feels like just a little while ago that I started this up.
I had intended a blog post reflecting on the year, blather blather blather, blah blah remembering, blah. But then, THEN–my friend Britt of Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto) just released the first sneak peek from last week’s Dieselpunk/Steampunk shoot–and I’m pretty much in love with it. My brain can’t really compute anything more than “PREEETTTTTYYYYYY!!” after seeing it, so big long rambling post about the past year has been sidetracked (you can send your thanks to Britt).
Clothing by Trapped In Time Designs (http://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns)
Photography: Underexposed Photography (https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto)
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Bravender (www.ahbweddingandevents.com)
Hip belt, weapon & location: Airship Isabella Productions (http://airshipisabella.com/)
Models: Nola Chick (https://www.facebook.com/nolachick?fref=ts)
Amber Carollo (https://www.facebook.com/modelamberleighhh)
I’ve been slowly beefing up my artfire studio, giving folks another way to purchase Trapped In Time Designs items.
It’s a slow process, but it’s moving along.
I’ll be keeping the etsy shop going, and re-activating my rebelsmarket studio (which I also need to beef up).
You can find the new artfire shop here: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/TrappedInTimeDesigns
The shoot went SO WELL! As usual, I can’t wait for the final images. I managed (with a LOT of reminding from helpful folks) to snap a few behind-the-scenes images throughout the day.
And on-site at the Airship Isabella studio–amazing space, and amazing group! I look forward to future collaborations with them. (you can check them out here: http://airshipisabella.com/)
The knits shoot final images came in yesterday, too–I’ll share those tomorrow.
Now, I’m thinking about a nap. Five hours of sleep didn’t do the trick…
Today’s the editorial shoot for 2 of the looks from my recent RAWards mini collection!
I’ve been putting the final touches on the looks.
Everything is packed and ready to go.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek or two!
The weekend meant finishing up (or almost finishing up–the capelet needs more chain) the capelet:
And the hat:
As well as some candle-making:
There was knitting, too, but I didn’t get a picture.
Don’t get TOO jealous at my crazy, wild life, okay?
I’m off to finish up the bits for TOMORROW’S editorial shoot! Can’t wait!
This week has flown by, and I haven’t accomplished 80% of the things I wanted to accomplish. I guess weeks like this happen every once in awhile, right?
This week, I’ve been:
Finishing up work in the photography/shipping studio (still more to do):
Working on new patterns that will be used in an editorial shoot scheduled for next week (!!!), and that will be offered in the shop after that. I first made them in a heavy ticking, as that’s what I had on hand, and I didn’t want to cut into the nice (and expensive) wool I have that will be what the final results are made of:
I love both the hat AND the capelet. *swoon*
Working on a pair of knit boot toppers that may or may not be part of the same shoot:
I really need to learn to crochet. It goes so much faster.
I’ve also been working on a new costume, which means combining 3 different existing patterns into one, and changing them rather extensively along the way. But, in the end, I’m hopeful that I’ll have a new full costume to offer on a made-to-order basis:
All this in the midst of a few orders and an intense desire to cook big dinners with lots and lots of veggies.
I always mean to snap pictures of my cooking, and prep, and final results. But my pictures never come out as lovely as food bloggers’, and my kitchen isn’t NEARLY as lovely. I really need to get on the kitchen re-do that I’ve had scheduled in my head since we moved in. FIVE YEARS AGO.
I’ll be shooting my winter knits session this weekend–extremely excited for that. While I had to scale down my original intention for the set, I’m happy with the current ideas bouncing around my head. I need to find a few crucial set pieces, which is today’s project.
Because I keep all my inventory in my guest room, and because I have a Christmas guest coming to visit next week, I need to clear out some inventory. That means–it’s SALE TIME!! I’ve marked most ready-made items down 25%–just look for the “SALE” in the listings title. It’s the perfect time to check off holiday gifts for family, friends or yourself! Come see what’s on sale: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns