A blog of whimsy and hopeful serendipity


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Adipose Babies and other random happenings

So. The past few days have been moments of creative Whovian insanity. Last night into today I set about to make an Adipose baby plushie. I mean, who DOESN'T love the cuteness?

I tried some new techniques- soft sculpture, hand sewing polar fleece... AND it's part of the Use It Up Project! Yes, I made it without buying ANYTHING. It really was great fun. My only regret is that I did a lot of it at night, after I'd shut down the computer and gone up to my room, making accuracy pretty tough as I had no reference photos/videos. He's cute, but he's not quite what I'd hoped for. And so I'm planning to make a few more, smaller (life-size, actually), and see how they go.

Bought fabric for some more TARDIS bags. The TARDIS 2.0 will be made of Duck cloth (just as soft but a little bit sturdier). Still need to go get some zippers, so they're on hold awhile longer.

Right now, I'm working on all sorts of oddments. My ADD means I'm finding it tough to keep to any particular project. I've a bunch of jewelry, headbands, cuffs, and fascinators waiting to be listed as soon as the last bits of each are completed.

As always, stay tuned for more developments!

Also, I want to know what YOU think. What would you like to see from my shop? What is your favorite aspect? As I move forward into the world of Etsy, I want to figure out where my customers' interests lie, and where my own lie. Let me know your opinions and ideas- they'll help a lot!


Saturday, April 23, 2011


Yep, it's sale time!


Free shipping on any order, now until 6am EST. Code is "SNSFREESHIPPING"


Because today is also the season premiere of Doctor Who, I'm listing some Whovian items and putting up a sale all week. It was going to be just for tonight, but there are so many Who products I've yet to finish that I'm extending it. 15% off all Who-related items. Code is "WHIMISCALWHO"

God Bless! Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Flitting From Flower To Flower

Well, here it is. Elspeth's Whimsy has cross-pollinated, as I like to call it. Now you should be able to get direct links to and/or feeds from my Etsy store, my Twitter account, and my Facebook Page.

All of these networks will be used to promote my store as much as possible. There will be special coupon codes, advance notice of sales, and any other goodies I can cook up.

I'm already being followed on Twitter by a gentleman whose blog is devoted to serendipitous discoveries of beauty (my words). If I get 25 "Likes" on Facebook, I'll be able to get a nicer name for my page (I'm assuming this means I can rid myself of all the numbers after my page name).

So. This blog is devoted mainly to project blogging (I have one almost ready, just as soon as I've finished its mate), with a few updates now and then on other things (like this post). To get the special goodies, follow me on Twitter and/or on Facebook!


Monday, April 11, 2011

A NEW Challenge

Well, over the past few months I've realized something. My original challenges have switched places in importance.

So now I have a new challenge- make a line of products created from my stash as much as possible. How regularly I make them is secondary to that.

This project will have a long name: "The 'Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, Or do without' Project". At least, that's the name for now. My first piece from the project has just been shipped out with my first sale, as a free gift. What was it? Well, I'm not going to say until it's delivered. After all, I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise. :-)

But hopefully things will continue well- I've got loads of vintage still waiting to be listed, after all!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Listings!

Well, I still haven't really set out on my challenge. I'm beginning to think it will never happen. But! All is not lost!
Yesterday, I SOLD A HAT! YAY!
Today, I listed some new ones, so for those of you who have been wondering when things will stop looking so stale in my shop- go have a look. :-)