Saturday, January 22, 2011

vintage goodies

I have recently come into a bunch of vintage goodies! My tutu (great grandma) used to be a seamstress, so my grandma gave me a lot of her old sewing supplies... including some really groovy Hawaiian print fabrics from the 50s, 60s and 70s!!! These fabrics are of a much better quality than you can get today; really thick and well made. Plus, the prints and color combinations are AWESOME! On top of that, my grandma gave me hundreds of my tutu's vintage patterns from the 60s and 70s (many specifically from Hawai`i) *gasp!*. These are priceless! The only thing is, I must learn how to properly sew clothes so I can make use of these treasures.

Yep, this is a bright blue and orange paisely Hawaiian print fabric... yay 60s!!!

I got even more great vintage things around the same time; my friend was moving to Germany and she gave me a bunch of her crafty supplies, including embroidery thread (always good when you make amigurumi) scrapbooking supplies and..... A SERGER!!! I haven't gotten the chance to use it yet, but I'm SO excited... it will definitely help when I attempt to make stuff out of my tutu's patterns!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

shop reopening!

Yay, berrysprite is now reopened! It was supposed to open yesterday, but of course I got sidetracked :D Needless to say, the break was a nice little vacation... I got so much done! (So much so that I may have to reprise it sooner rather than later). Although I love selling things and I really hate to admit it, packaging and mailing have always given me the biggest snags. So it was nice to not have to worry about it for a month... I hope it wasn't too long to wait. There's a few things that I'll be trickling into store; hopefully some Valentine's Day themed items like red velvet cupcakes and pink and red bears. Although I didn't get to make as much as I wanted for the restock, the things I did manage to make turned out to be exceptionally kawaii, such as these needle-felted bears!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I know I know, it's already almost mid January and there's no calendar... I'm sorry! Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be able to make one every month this year (because of work/neverending thesis, etc), so I'm going to suspend the monthly calendars for 2011. Instead, I'll probably make little graphics like this one available all year round (like for avatars/badges, iphone backgrounds and desktop backgrounds), and whenever I get the chance to make one I'll post it. You can download them from my flickr or photobucket. I hope you guys aren't too disappointed... I'll make it up to you, I promise (it might just take me like a year, haha!). This one features Olive and her rabbit friend. Since it's the year of the rabbit, you'll probably see lots of kawaii rabbits. Big hugs to you all!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy from fairy tail

Look what I made....It's Happy from the anime Fairy Tail! I made him for my sister, and believe you me when I say I had the hardest time getting him to look just right (Hopefully he looks okay now!) It was difficult to capture his big eyes and weird head! My poor sister, she usually gets all my prototype amigurumi, and I'm still in the process of making her Link from the Legend of Zelda (which I actually started to make for her like 3 years ago!)

Friday, January 7, 2011


I just got some amazing cute kawaii things from this company called strapya. Although I've mentioned briefly on my blog in the past, I took the liberty of ordering myself some things from them for Christmas. I'm sooo glad I did! I got mostly keychains (which are so cute!) but I also scored some really cute plush (around $8)! The shipping rates to the US were very good ($5... and I had plush!) and the prices aren't bad, considering the items are coming from Japan. Best of all, their shipping is FAST... I ordered a few days before Christmas and I got my order the day after Christmas! One thing I would recommend is to check their site often... things that are super cute seem to run out quickly and I'm not sure how quickly they restock. Also, make sure to navigate through all the pages (it's a little clunky) to make sure you get everything you want. Be warned... I am not to be held responsible if you find a ton of things you like and use all your monies on the cutie things they have at Strapya!

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