Lucky Kat is now the official sponsor of the Kitten Koffin Zombies monthly pinup contest. The winner each month will not only be featured in their next year's calendar but also receive a Lucky Kat gift certificate. The contest was down temporarily but should be back up and running soon!
Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Anyways- the fabric was discontinued over a year ago and now is extremely rare to find. I think I saw one yard up on eBay for like $45. When I heard it was discontinued I quickly ordered as much as I could afford and continued producing these tops up until about a month ago when I ran out. I was left with one size 2XL left- and then just sold it over a week ago.
I did get an email from the satisfied customer today- "I just got the monster shirt. It's absolutely amazing!!! thank you so much." So atleast the last one went to someone who really likes it and will obviously get some wear out of it!
Friday, January 18, 2008
I had a photoshoot yesterday for some more gals clothing with my favorite photog: Gretchen King- who has done most of my girls clothing photography over the past year or so and I had local models: Factory Girl and Bunny- who looked great. I took a few shots of some behind the scenes- but unfortunately my battery died so I couldn't get that many. Besides the two up there- I have a few more in my Flickr account. Mostly we shot some new tops from other labels that will soon be added and reshot a few skirts and dresses to update current photos on the site. I should be getting them all back by the end of the weekend and will be updating the site Sunday night or Monday morning.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
I normally purchase most of my fabrics in bulk from online sources. But occasionally while waiting for a shipment I need to run out to the local fabric store and pick up some twill or sateen solids (two of my favorite basic fabrics) to hold me over. During training to work at the apparel cutting counter, they must instruct to always ask- "So what are you going to be making?" everytime- because they always do. Sometimes I've even had that question also asked at the register as well.
When I first started getting asked, I was slightly annoyed as I was always in a hurry and it usually seems that they can't talk or even listen and cut fabric at the same time. But then I started to have fun with it over the years- and come up with kind of outlandish projects that usually don't seem very fitting with the fabric I was buying- just to see their reaction. I was just never in the self-promotion mood to explain that I have a clothing line, etc, etc.
Since I find I am usually buying whole bolts of black or white twill- I would say that I was making a futon cover, a dog bed, something of the like. I think once though while buying it- I said I was making a prom dress for my neighbor- and that I was estimating it would take all 20 yards of twill I was buying. Another time I was buying tulle netting for an underskirt on a dress and I said I needed it all to make into a new dress to wear for my shift dancing that night at Centerfolds. For that one I couldn't keep a straight face and I think she knew I was probably kidding.
I stopped in today to pick up something and was trying to come up with something funny to say. Instead, she said, "Your the girl that does Lucky Kat, right?" I said, "yup, sure am...". She never did ask me what I was making- I guess if she knew Lucky Kat, then she knew what I was probably doing with the fabric. It is always cool to be recognized... but I guess now it'll just be weird if I start making up stuff again....
Friday, January 11, 2008
Heartbreaker Super Spy Dresses are back in stock- I am also now carrying the red version as well.
I just redid the "makeup" section on the website to properly show off the Coffin Color eyeshadows.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Just started reading a new book today. I miss reading and am going to try to make time to do more of it (and other Liz-centric activities: drawing, going to the gym, cook good meals,etc). I am a big fan of Kerouac and have quite a collection of his books on my shelf. This one I got for christmas- I had asked for a couple different titles- but my brothers both got me this one. I guess it was a sign that I really should read it. Mike returned his copy to the store and gave me a gift card instead.
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
This is pretty funny- and I am surprised the Dispatch would run this. I am agnostic when it comes to this local religion as well.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I am participating in a group show at the Rivet Gallery (lo-brow designer toy and art gallery) here in Columbus for the month of February. The opening will be on February 2. So I've got less than a month to create something new.... It is so extremely rare in the past few years to actually paint something without the feeling that I should stick to themes and imagery that my customers want to buy. I haven't made something just for myself since probably before art school. But I find that the tattoo and rockabilly themes and imagery are still what I am drawn to and feel a bit lost in trying to figure out what else I want to paint- even if just for one piece in an art show. I am thinking I want to paint a bowling pin- but I am also liking the idea of canvas since I rarely do flat pieces anymore. Need to start brainstorming on that.....
Saturday, January 05, 2008
Check out this calendar by Kitten Koffin Zombies. The website hosts a monthly pinup contest where girls send in photos and it is voted on by people visiting the site. The winners for each month were then compiled into a calendar for 2008. It's very cute!
Thursday, January 03, 2008
I find I work best when I make lists- especially to-do lists. I also then try and schedule out when I will work on certain things through the week. I have found that in reality I don't get as much done in a day as I usually schedule- so it is best to be generous with myself- and that way I will feel more accomplished and won't get so stressed and discouraged. I couldn't live without my weekly planner calendar thingy. For my bday- Meghan got my this awesome one filled with cool pulp art images. Much better than my boring green Staples brand one last year.