Sunday, 14 March 2010

March Challenge - Alice in Wonderland

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland was of course released last week and with it being a much-loved story to many of us, it was natural for us to use it as the inspiration to our March Challenge! So, we created a mood board for us to reference to and picked out some key colours for us to work with such as the ever-important Alice Blue, Cherry Blossom Mauve, Enchanted Forest Green, Queen of Hearts Red and Duck-Egg Blue.
First up is knittingguru's beautiful red heart scarf made with merino wool which I could totally see around the Red Queen's neck!Eikumpel has created these lovely felt bow brooches which you could pin anywhere you like! I particularly like it on the collar of a shirt and it is something Alice would absolutely love to wear! She also created the sweetest felt bow hair comb.Kristensteinfineart's original 'Enchanted Garden' painting is beautiful and takes you back to Alice's first venture into Wonderland where she meets the talking flowers and the Cheshire Cat.I (nuvonova) had Alice in mind when I created this white, polka dot tutu! I also wanted to include my key charm necklace that comes with a complimentary keyhole pouch!AllThingsPretty has this clutch bag with patchwork and appliques, beading, lace, shells, an antique mother of pearl button, flowers, claw-set rhinestone, turquoise gem, vintage sparkling embroidery and is so intricate and truly beautiful!Bibabijoux is offering this 'Romantic Bow Brooch' and this 'Red Aluminium Necklace' which again, is something I could easily vision on the Red Queen's neck! Happiknits created a pair of handknit merino fingerless gloves "in a perfectly feminine lilac which were inspired by Alice. The book, the movie, the song." She specifically loved the altered couture take on Alice's wardrobe in the new movie which I feel she has translated perfectly!
Norakaren has these sweet painted strawberries on vintage mary-janes which also have teardrop beads on them!
CliqueDaCour has this white tulle and lace dress with pink bow!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Tips for sellers: Important dates

New Year, new resolutions! One of my resolutions for this year was to increase the profile of Ei! Kumpel and to take my business more seriously.I will be sharing some of my thoughts with you, as sharing is one of the great pleasures in my life!

I will start with something very simple, but that sellers often forget: important dates! There are a couple of dates during a year for which you need to prepare, as that can lead to more sales.

Here is a little list that I have compile. Of course there are some dates that depend on your location.

Important dates for sellers

- Valentine’s day (February)

- St Patrick's day (March)
- Spring (March - for north hemisphere!)
- Easter (March/April)
- International Children's Day (May)
- Summer (June)
- Autumn/Fall (September)
- Halloween (October)
- Thanksgiving (November)
- Black Friday / Cyber Monday (November)
- Winter (December)
- Christmas (December)

And don't forget about:

- Mother's Day
- Father's day

I can't remember any other important dates, but if you have something to add to this list, please do so! Thanks!

Have a lovely weekend!

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Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year to everyone around the globe and beyond :-)

To celebrate this exciting beginning of a wonderful New Year ahead, some members of this Fashion Design and Lifestyle Team are offering some fabulous SALES and promotions to you, starting with this unique handpainted Avatar movie inspired tee, created by loves to re-purpose and re-cycle wherever possible which brings more interest to garments and accessories. Check out the Moonglow Belt - Exquisite texture and Shimmering Beaded Velvet and Lace made by is Fun, Flirty, Fashion for the young and young at heart! and offering ***FREE SHIPPING!!!!***Only a few days left!! at shop contains both ready-made and made-to-order hats, shawls, slippers and baby goods. Enjoy her HOLIDAY SALE! Free worldwide shipping with every order!
Look at that warm toned wrap,isn't it a beauty for those who want to keep the glamour in the cold weather. Awesome SALE!!! 10% off on selected items, and FREE US SHIPPING ON ALL SILK SCARVES AND BANDANNAS!baconneckwear.etsy.comLovely advice: S T Y L E T I P: WOMEN -- don't be afraid to shop in the MENS section. Androgyny never hurt Coco Chanel and model Agyness Deyn always looks hotter after rummaging through her boyfriend's closet. ;)http://karma711.etsy.com2010 Sale! with a good purpose! ***All SALE items sold will donate 10% of each sale to KIVA by way of my Fashion, Design and Lifestyle Team Project.Great Sale in Mix Knitting, Sewing, Crochet in organic, natural fibers and recycled materials. Visit her section at: mylittleauraLast but not least a great sale of Hand Painted Woven Cotton Scarf-Turquoise and Periwinkle at amysfunkyfibers.

"Hope you have fun looking through all these great sales and perhaps find something nice! Happy New Year"