Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Here's a little about me:
I have aways been interested in arts and crafts, even when I was a little kid. At 7, I taught myself the basics of sewing and made my own doll clothes out of fabric scraps. I also entertained myself by crocheting, making paper dolls, drawing, weaving friendship bracelets and sculpting miniature objects out of clay. I was fascinated that all of these things could be made with my own two hands. At 12, I received my first sewing machine for Christmas. Although it did not get very much use for several years. I was still hand-sewing doll clothes and attempting a quilt (which I never actually finished). By this time, my friendship bracelets became more intricate with carefully chosen colors. Throughout my teens, I took pictures of my friends and family and made scrapbooks. I got faster at crocheting, and my stitches got better, too. It wasn't until I was 17 and took a sewing class in high school that I rediscovered my sewing machine. I dusted it off, and got ready to work miracles. The sewing class taught me some important basics: zippers, hems, reading patterns, and choosing fabric. Still, with my busy schedule, I did not have much time to sew.
I'm going to San Diego State University now, majoring in Psychology, preparing for a secure and "normal" career. I was really not looking forward to 9-to-5, sitting at a desk, going to grad school to get anywhere. Working a shitty part-time job, I had an epiphany--I need to do something creative. Or else I'll go crazy... I decided I'd go to fashion school, but since I was already half way done with my B.A., I decided to finish that first.
About 8 months ago, I got really sick and spent time in the hospital. After that, money was tight and I was living off of school loans. I needed something to make a little extra money, so I decided to do something I was good at and started making stuff and selling it on eBay. eBay sucked. My partner mentioned Etsy, and I began doing research. I was excited but unsure if my stuff would sell. I'm still an amateur on Etsy, but I'm determined to make some sales so I can have extra money for college and more crafts! Eventually, I plan to make a career out of fashion. I'd like to become a costume designer for movies or theater, and that's what I'm beginning to move towards in my creations.
Work, Ashley, work! I like to procrastinate...that's why I don't have a lot of stuff in my Etsy shop right now. However, I have business cards right now!--which I am really proud of. Since the Internet can feel so impersonal, I'm blogging so that my customers can get to know me a little better.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
This girl makes AMAZING custom hair pieces for CHEAP! This is only $18. It would be fun for parties or going out--I would totally buy this one if I had the extra $$$, but I just bought some T.U.K.'s to go see The Murder City Devils at the end of this month. They just got back together after a 10-year hiatus! Can you believe that?!
Beautiful pics too.
Here are the shoes I bought to see the Murder City Devils:
LOVE!! Comfy for concerts, yet still super cute.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
My Etsy shop has gone by the wayside recently. I don't have have business cards yet--I don't even have a logo! I can't find one I like, and I don't want to make it myself. I've only sold three things so far and I don't even have that much stuff in my shop yet. I better get going on making stuff because I really need money right now...I'm going to have to get a real job now, like everyone else. Lame. I guess I'll work at a fashion store because I want something fashion-related and I don't know what else I could do. I'm not very skilled with people...lol. Money. Need it.
Friday, April 2, 2010
I LOVE Docs--especially the Mary Janes. Susie Bubble recently blogged about them.
I like these ones...
I like these ones...