Monday, October 05, 2009

Craft Fair Season....

A few announcements:

1.  Thanks to all of my many Lucky Kat customers lately for giving me such fun and unique kustom projects to work on.  Jewelry boxes, toilet seats, dresses.... I will be doing a bigger update with more photos to the Kustom Gallery on flickr in a few weeks of all of the cool projects from the last 6 months or so.  Keep 'em coming!

2.  I am proud to announce officially that I will be debuting a new product line soon: Blue Diamond Stamps.  It is a line of clear polymer art stamps that are handmade by yours truly from my own artwork and other found imagery.  It is still a work in progress and eventually I will have an online store and will be offering custom services where customers can upload their own image to made made into a stamp.     

For a preview:

3.  Craftin' Outlaws in Columbus, OH is coming up in a couple of weeks on the 17th.  This is the fifth installment of the annual alternative craft fair I founded way back in 2005.  Thanks to the help of some wonderful local ladies, the craft fair has continued and prospered since my move to Seattle.  I will be heading back to town and will be debuting the stamp line at the show.  Lucky Kat products have always done well there but it is just too much to get together and ship out inventory, displays, etc so I am just going to be selling the stamps which are easier to transport.  Hope to see all my central Ohio peeps at the show!

4.  I was recently accepted as a vendor at the fifth annual Urban Craft Uprising craft fair here in Seattle on December 5 and 6.  I will be selling the stamp line there as well.  I have attended this show a couple of times as a shopper and am really excited to be involved.  

5.  Lucky Kat is still kickin' and most clothing items are in stock and ready to ship.  Stay tuned for some major sales once the holiday season begins its approach :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring is here.....

The change of seasons means changing weather (well, depending upon where you live exactly)... and I invite you to fill out your spring wardrobe with Lucky Kat.  Halter tops, t-shirts, button-ups, miniskirts, flirty circle skirts, halter dresses, comfy tshirt dresses and more!  

In other news, I have added a new steed to the stable.... a 1962 Honda SuperCub.  It is adorable and I love it!  It still needs a bit of work to run properly... and I am chomping at the bit to get out on it.  It is very nice though to be dating a fantastic mechanic who can work wonders with these things ;)   So it looks like I'll be selling the Vespa.... if anyone in the Seattle area is interested.

Friday, February 20, 2009

busy busy busy!

Spent most of the evening doing updates to the site including:

1.  Moved the Kustom Gallery over to Flickr- this is a much better solution for organizing all of these photos!  Plus, I added some new projects I have completed more recently.  My favorite is the Mummy Jewelry Box shown to the left. 

2.  Added some cool new clocks made with dice to the site- available in 4 different dice colors:
3.  Added three new purses to the purses that are available for kustom painted orders.

4.  Added three new retailers officially to the list of shops that carry Lucky Kat around the world!  B Unique Clothing in New Jersey, Kanella's in Arizona, and hopefully within the month items will be making their way to the Czech Republic for the Nosferatu shop.

The weather has been great the past couple days- which means we are probably due for some chilly rain any day now.... but I have been trying to get out when I can and do more outside than usual.  Josh and I walked today the 10 blocks or so down to Fremont's main strip- originally going to get gelato but they were defrosting their freezer thing.  So we ended up with cupcakes from Peet's coffee.  Pretty tasty!  I wasn't ready to go in quite yet after the walk back so I hopped on the scooter for a ride around the neighborhood.  As spring approaches and the days are longer and skies are bluer, I find it more and more difficult to be indoors as much as I am.  I need to somehow get my sewing machine set up on the rooftop patio.....  

Friday, December 12, 2008

Holiday Shopping?

Still shopping for the holidays?  Well, you're in luck... here at Lucky Kat central there are over 75 unique gals and guys clothing, accessories, and houseware items ready to ship with almost all sizes in stock!  Deadline for holiday orders: Monday, December 15th!

Please note the order deadline for international orders and the "tagged" made to order items has passed for holiday shipping. 

Monday, December 08, 2008

Ho ho ho!

Wow- can't believe it is already the second week of December! Time is flying.

Here are some updates:
The more I get familiar with Seattle, the more I really enjoy living here. Of course I miss friends and family back in Ohio, but Seattle does have a lot to offer. 

Just bought my Washington state license plates today ($130!)- the car is now official- we no longer appear to be out-of-towners (well riding in the car atleast...). Thanks to the fantastic talents of Josh- my Vespa P200 is up and running (pictured above- currently nicknamed "patches")- although I have been too busy lately to get out on it.  The picture below is what it looked like when I got it last year.... Someday she will also get a paint job- but I am still kinda digging its current mismatched "rough and tumble" look.

We went out to Urban Craft Uprising this past weekend- a large annual indie craft fair at the Seattle Center- similar to my beloved Craftin' Outlaws- but twice as many vendors! Bought some cool stuff for friends. I had considered being a vendor but I knew I would be too busy to prepare for it- maybe next year ;)

I will be heading back to Ohio for the holidays- leaving on the 17th- and will be gone for 10 days. I will spend that first weekend in Columbus hanging with my girls- and spend the rest of the week in Sandusky hanging with family. The 18th is my birthday- and probably the first time in ten years that I have been able to spend it with family! Any orders placed through the site from the 16th and on will be put on hold until after the 28th.

I also completed my first quarter of graduate school- don't know if I have mentioned that so far in the blog. That was the main reason for coming out here to Seattle- to attend school at UW. I am studying Museology (a program on museum studies) and have had some pretty interesting courses so far! Keeping up with running Lucky Kat and going to grad school fulltime has been a little difficult at times- but things have remained pretty caught up most of the time. I have no plans to end Lucky Kat and do love what I do!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Website Updates- with more coming soon!

Well- things have been getting pretty busy over here- which could explain my lack of blogging recently.  First off- the new items just added to the site:  The two that I am most excited about are the Tattoo Cardigan and the Sacred Heart Hoody.  They rock!  

Also added is a Grey Western Top that is priced to move.  I originally made these for another project and have decided to let them go for a steal on the website.  There are some minor imperfections- but nothing too noteworthy and you can't beat the price.  There is also now another circle skirt option- this one in a cute Skull and Heart cotton print and polkadot fabric options for the Curvy Corset Skirt and the popular Piped Halter Dress

Also- thanks to Ruby Hardt (the lovely blonde in the photo) and her photographer Dave Ward for the new pics.  I will be adding more soon.  Also- coming soon are more new items for the holidays including a sexy sailor style dress and hair accessories.  So stay tuned for more!

And finally- 2 new retail stores will soon be added to the Lucky Kat list of retailers.  First, is that Kitten Koffin Zombies- everyone's favorite pin-up contest- has added Lucky Kat clothing to the Shop on their website. Also, be sure to check out Kanella's in Tucson, AZ in the next month or so for a fine selection of Lucky Kat clothing.    

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Get what you want!

Just finished updating the site:

Get exactly what you want:
A new kustomizing option is now available- let's not let the guys have all the fun with the western style shirts. Now Kustomizable Yoke Tops are available for the ladies- choose your shirt and piping color, yoke print, and sleeve length. Nowhere else but Lucky Kat could you find such a unique shirt!

Get yours now:   Restocked the popular Cherries Boatneck Tees and Sugar Skull Tops and the Black Super Spy Dresses and Black Betty Boleros are available for order now and will ship out next week.

Get a one-of-a-kind:

Be sure to check out the 3 new unique Clock designs, Butterfly Girl Case, and Swallow Belt Buckles. I made each of these with a new technique that involves a combination of tissue paper, gold leafing, and paint! I only made one of each design- so you can be sure it is an original but you may need to grab it fast!

Get a great deal:

And finally, select items have been put on sale- check out the deals on the Sales page.