Wednesday, September 23, 2009

You Make a Deal with The Devil, You Get a Sale.

I got a etsy conversation the other day from a potential client wanting to know if she could see more hat photos to get a better idea of what kind of set to order for a gift. Rather than send her a bunch of photos I thought I'd post them on here and then if I get a request like that again I can just link them to this post. Voila!

I picked out a few custom order photos, plus all the newest ones...but left out one that I made recently for someone just with the off chance that she wanted to surprise whoever she ordered it for...and that they would look on my blog? haha. Well....that's probably a stretch.

Here is a flaps/no flaps design with vintage buttons and a mother/son set (plain beanies...cheaper set)



The scarf was 'super chunky' 'super long' and had vintage buttons at one end so you could turn the scarf into a kind of cowl. I made one for myself last year and wore it everytime I left the house! (I like that photo of myself for some reason.)
I threw these vintage buttons on the fingerless gloves as a whim, thinking she wouldn't like them...being that they're bright yellow and all. Instead she loved them and even wrote me an email later saying how often she wears them.


This set is the only custom order that I've had to 'do-over' multiple times. She originally wanted ear flaps, but her husband said they looked too 'Darth Vader' which I tended to agree with after looking at the photos. She loved the neckwarmer. The second pic was the hat I eventually came up with, which is still one of my favorite hats...thick but stretchy AND charcoal grey, which I love.


This is my sister Hannah and the hat I made for her for Christmas. So I guess that's not a custom order but it's a cute photo! The next one is silver and black and an adult hat order, but I sometimes have Rose model the adult hats just so I don't have to use SOOOO many photos of myself AND she's gorgeous, of course.



This is Max in a True Blue Helmet Head beanie. I like to give my hats dumb names...I never said I was all that mature, you know. The brown and tan hat was made for Twinkie. I just got an order for three more just like it from some chick up in Canada after seeing the pics of Rose I posted in this hat last week or whenever. So cool!



This first hat was made for Jeremiah's neice...I have photos of her wearing it somewhere and of course cannot find them. Anyways her mother told me her winter coat is hot pink and grey and when I finally gave her the hat it matched perfectly! Yay for me.
The second is a set of little girls sister hats. I usually don't do super girly stuff like this, but that's what the customer wanted. They're cute in their own way methinks.




On another note, I don't know if anyone remembers but I was offering much reduced store prices and custom order prices in my store until the end of September. If you want the reduced prices, even if you don't need the item for awhile, order now. You can either email me (oliverosetree@yahoo.com) and I can respond to you and then later send you an invoice that way, or you can go to my etsy shop, sign up and start a conversation with me...I'll make you a listing for a custom order and you can purchase it that way.

I'm also using the nicest high quality yarn now, which is also still super wash. I made a deal with the devil and got abbreviated shipping costs for it too! Sweet.
I'm also working on more delicate looking winter accessories (not so thick and chunky) like button up fingerless gloves and those headbands I post photos of before in many different colors. I'm using 100% Peruvian wool for the more delicate things and it's amazing how nice the stitches look.

16 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

The charcoal grey custom order is gorgeous. Beautiful work.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I like the picture of you in the red scarf best. You look like you're constipated. ;o)

erin said...

@Meg:Thanks. I love that set.

@Dr. I love that pic. I have no idea why. I think I'm almost dropping the camera in that photo. It's hard to take photos of yourself.

otherworldlyone said...

Yep. The grey is now my favorite. Now if only my bank account will cooperate. ;)

Ms. Moon said...

You are an artist.

Sam said...

I love, love, love your hats. I am going to your Etsy shop now.

erin said...

OWO:I'll put extra love into it whenever your bank account sees fit to let you order!
Ms. Moon: Thanks...I love making cute things that make people happy...and warm.
SammySammington:Look away my dear.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

They are all so beautiful! Scarves are my favorite part of winter! I have a very large collection but if I ever have extra money to add to my collection, I'm calling/emailing you first!

I'm wishing you all the success you want to keep your talented fingers busy but not sore!

Hugs!!

diane said...

The hats are adorable, and your kids are awesome.
I can't believe I missed your Saturday post, until now. It's too hilarious!
I confused Rosie with Olivia on Vic's cat post, sorry, I meant well.

Prunella Jones said...

These are all really cute. You should take a picture of yourself throwing one up in the air like Mary Tyler Moore.

Vic said...

Hey Erin!
I'm an Etsy newby (just signed up there two days ago to buy a dress - have no idea how to have a 'conversation' :)
However, I do want to order a hat and scarf from you. I'll email ya.

Unknown Mami said...

The fingerless gloves with the yellow buttons look fantastic.

Petit fleur said...

I love your work! And you and your family are so pretty.

I will order somethings before the holidays. I trouble with your other site. It's probably me and my lack of technical savvy.

I am hoping to order some stuff in like November in time for Christmas.. is that reasonable time frame?

pf

John Pender said...

You completely, totally, absolutely rock!

ladytruth said...

I just love that you're your own model. And the kids. Saving is the word of the day after all ;)

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

SUPER cute. I see christmas gifts in my future ... :)

Really beautful.