I begin this blog post with an apology.
I’m sorry that I called all of you imaginary in my previous post. I regret my phrasing and apologize to those of you who were put out by this categorization. But having been educated by you about the matter I will from now on use the more politically correct term, “differently visible.”
So you know how you make something and you get all excited and you go into full production and people like it and buy it and say nice things about it so you sit back, revel in your success and immediately think “wait! I have a better idea!”?
I seem to do that a lot and thus it is with my flower holders… You may recall I made them for the CoOp and they went over great.
But I’ve been toying with the idea of making a different, larger version. I wasn’t sure I was going to go for it till the good folks at Angelo HOME suggested the same thing.
And at about the same time Marci from the CoOp asked if I could make some that were a little more girly.
And I thought, “really? more girly?” I wasn’t aware that my work could actually get more girly.
I didn’t know if I could do it.
I wasn’t sure.
But I gave it a shot and discovered that
Yes I can.Apparently, if you want girly you’ve come to the right man.
I really like the new look of these.
I made a collage using some vintage dress pattern images and used a thicker piece of wood that I think gives them a little more presence .
I also made friends with my router (we have a complicated relationship) and am hoping the routed edge detail will make them look less like, well, a chunky piece of wood.
I may need to replace the word Vogue. Any brainstormy ideas about a term to take its place?
I balanced things out by making some black and white ones (had to do the beach girls of course).
The really awesome thing is that I accidentally designed them to fit in USPS Flat Rate shipping box!!!! I never do that. I’m always making things and then discovering that I can’t actually mail them affordably.
So this new one may even end up in my Etsy shop (as soon as I can figure out how to pack a really heavy piece of wood and some really delicate, glass test tubes in one box.
In the meantime I’ll keep you posted on how they go over at the stores.