Saturday, June 13, 2009

I am SO stoked about today's developments. Remember the Teeth Love cards I used to make?

I have decided to expand upon this idea. I'm making a bunch of different kinds of cards: invitations, thank yous, birthday cards, and baby announcements and congratulations cards.

Introducing the baby teeth, Pat (yellow), Sam (blue), and Sarah (pink):

I can't wait to put these on cards and send them out! :)
Okay, so I'll admit, I've been slacking off a bit on my card production. It's been... slow to start, but tomorrow I am going to buckle down and really produce! However, I have been networking like a fiend today, and of course, I found some really great Etsy shops!

This entire shop is just filled with things that are so so so cute! I found something very special that I can't wait to purchase, but I'm not going to divulge what it is, because it might just be a surprise for a very special person! :)

You know, there's not really too much I can say about this shop. I mean, look at it! The work just speaks for itself. Now, I know that I'm a little obsessed with pottery, but as such, I have a very discerning taste. And this shop is just fantastic. I know that when I get a place of my own, I'm going to want an entire dish set made by KilnGoddess!

Dare I say it out loud? These rings would make the most divine wedding bands. And if it's superstitious to say that, then they would look really cute with a casual outfit, too. Either way, I'm sure I will be back, cheering for more!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Why is that? I'm re-opening Less Than Three Designs! The grand re-opening is going to take place on July 1, 2009, but things should be trickling in slowly before that. Just in time for those summer BBQ invitations you needed, right?

Stay tuned for updates, pictures, blurbs, et cetera! :)

Thursday, February 7, 2008

So, apparently, I have an ear infection.

These are my pills.

It hurts.

Pity me.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Long Live Kucinich!

I found out a few days ago that Dennis Kucinich withdrew from the Presidential race. Since then, I have been very distressed. Kucinich was sure to garnish my vote, as well as several others from people who love him. His policies were amazing: national health care, anti-Iraq war, and not asking the underdog to sacrifice anymore.

About a week before he withdrew from the election, several news stations stated that they would no longer be covering Kucinich's progress in the primaries (along with several other candidates). After reading the article on CNN (which I can no longer find a copy of, sorry), I was livid. I wanted to know why.

And now I do.

Kucinich has a big mouth, and he's not afraid to speak his mind. This is both a terrible and terrific thing. After watching this Youtube video, it became quite clear why Kucinich was forced to withdrawal. He wants the rich to be the ones to sacrifice. If it's not clear how this speech had an effect on his candidacy, let me spell it out for you.

A) Kucinich makes speech.
B) Media hears speech.
C) Media feels threatened, being one of the big guys who would be called on their b.s.
D) Media decides to put an end to Kucinich before he can do them any harm.
E) Media cuts Kucinich's coverage.
F) Since Kucinich isn't getting any coverage, people begin to think he has already withdrawn.
G) Kucinich gets no votes in the following states' primaries.
H) Kucinich withdraws due to no votes.

It's a shame how some people have all the power, and the little guy has none. Kucinich is such a radical in his own way. I think he's about ten years ahead of his time.

And I think it's about time we, the little guys, stand up for what and who we believe in. I believe in Kucinich, and I think it's time for change!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

An Armada of Whales

Today I felt creative!

I made things for the first time in a loooooooong while.

What you see above is a photo I like to call An Armada of Whales. Basically, I screen printed twenty-four cards to use as thank you notes for the Christmas and birthday gifts I received from my wonderful family. I decided on whales. I'm not sure why, but I think they're cute. Since I screen printed them, I still have the screen, which means I can make more for my Etsy shop.

Then I got really creative. I started my Valentine's Day collection. I made a few screens, and I also made these cards. I call them Lovebird cards.

There's four different backgrounds on them, so I'll be listing them all separately. The first listing will probably go up tomorrow, assuming I get to take the pictures. Hooray!

In my last entry I said I would talk about what made me switch my major from Music Education to Business Administration. So, here it goes.

A year ago, I embarked on an incredible journey. I was an unemployed twenty-one year old college student studying to become a music teacher. I forced myself to get up to go to classes, never enjoying a minute of it. Then, I discovered Etsy. I figured, what do I have to lose? I NEED to make some money. So I opened my shop, Less Than Three Designs. I had NO IDEA how absolutely gratifying it would be and how enamored with Etsy and the handmade process I would become. Since then, I have discovered new processes of creation, learned how to advertise, honed in on better photography skills, and above all, I have made friends. Friends with the same goals that I have: to better themselves through the handmade process. What makes the handmade process so special? Well, I guess it's different for everyone, but personally, I like buying from friends. I like knowing the person that made what I'm using. I like proudly telling people that I have something that's one of a kind and that I know what's in it and how it's made. It's thrilling. I like not supporting unfair labor. I like knowing people are receiving the wages they deserve for the work that they do. I am so in love with the handmade process that my life plans completely changed. I am going to open my own boutique filled with handmade goodness. I plan to consign with artists from Etsy as well as some locals that I know. It's going to be great. The more I think about it, the more I know I've made the right decision. Teaching isn't for me: I don't even really like kids that much. For the first time in four years, I feel like I've made the correct decision regarding my career. Thanks, Etsy! :)

That's about all for now!

With love,

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Teeth Love Cards

Wow. I haven't updated since October. That's kind of sad. I think I should probably start. Here goes nothing.

I think for now, since I'm so tired, I'm just going to do a little list which I will elaborate on tomorrow.

+ Serious plans for future renovations in my shop. Actually, all this is really referring to is the fact that I SERIOUSLY want a Gocco. Not only could I screen print cards, I could do t-shirt and just about everything under the sun. Even a puppy! Okay, maybe not a puppy, but... you get the idea. Only two things are keeping me from getting one: money and the fact that they are no longer in production so who knows how long the inks are going to be available... But I really, really want one!

+ Change of plans school-wise. I don't know if I ever posted here what I was doing with school, and I'm not about to read through it all to find out. I was a music education major. And I switched. I'm now a Business Administration major at a local community college. I will be done my associates degree after fall semester, and then I plan to transfer somewhere to finish up my bachelor's degree. It's going to be pretty sweet. My next entry is going to focus mainly on this topic, by the way...

+ Valentine's collection is almost finished. I should have, like, five different designs ready to go in the next three to five days. I'm VERY excited, because I'm trying a new technique on all of them! Yay!

That's about it for now. This time I'm seriously going to be more diligent about updating my blog! SERIOUSLY! <3

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

<3 <3 <3 ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT! <3 <3 <3 is holding a contest right now to find the coolest crafts on the net. Right now, I am in fourth place. I REALLY want to win this thing.

The contest deadline is approaching quickly: October 31st. Please help me win!

If you feel so inclined, please click here to vote.

Thank you so much! :)

Less Than Three Designs

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Vote for Me!

I just entered a contest on Craft Juice.

If you could just do me a favor and take a second of your time to go over there and vote for my item, I'd be SO grateful! All you have to do is click here to go to the page and click the word "vote" under the number of votes I have.

Thank you so much! :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Oh boy. So it's been VERY busy lately...

I've been working on onsies for Wonder Cousins Unite. It's been a huge undertaking for me, but I'm pretty sure it'll get easier as time goes on.

In addition to this, SweetyPrize and I have been organizing a Red Room Cookie Swap. Basically, we're capping it off at about 16 people. This is a trial run, but we hope to do a huuuuuuuuuuge swap (maybe 50 people) closer to the holiday season. How it works is like this:

Step 1: Convo LessThanThreeDesigns to participate.
Step 2: Include your address and your likes/dislikes/allergies/etc
Step 3: When we reach 16 people, we will close it off, match people off, and convo you the address of your partner.

That's it! :)

In other news, I got a Treasury today. It's pretty awesome, and you should check it out!

That's about it for now. I'll catch you all later!