Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Vanessa's Wedding

Etsy's blog, the Storque, has featured some great wedding articles. This one takes the cake. Vanessa, the editor of the Storque, has published an article about her own wedding that includes great pointers for those of us looking to serve brides with what we make. Much to my delight, and this will not surprise you, it also includes a link to a contest that Martha Stewart is running now! Can some of you help me out with this by commenting here about which item I should enter in the contest? I am wondering if I should enter my set of bridesmaids clutches or the yellow one with the vintage pin. Martha is looking for a craft to feature on her show, and since I sell the pattern to make these clutches, I think it's a great entry. My quandary is that in the last 6 weeks, I have sold three sets of clutches that look just like the set in the photo, plus another set in a different fabric that I have yet to make and photograph, so I know it is popular with modern brides. I think the yellow one might appeal to Martha's own style though, even though it has not been as popular on Etsy. Let me complicate it for you now. The set I will be completing this week is in a gorgeous new fabric that has peacocks and lacy designs in teal and bronze and green. maybe I should wait and enter that set? I will post a photo when I get them done. Now I have got to go sew. Please let me know what you think and if you are going to enter anything in the contest.

9 comments:

Bags and Buds said...

Wow Cherie! I love the gold clutch but would like to see the new fabric clutch too. It has me wondering what to submit.

kelleysbeads said...

My favorite is definitely the bold colors you have pictured on top. But I agree with you that the gold is more along Martha's liking. Can you submit pictures of both? :)

kate said...

Those are fantastic! What a great idea.

I love the bold colored ones at the top; however I think the the ones in the new fabric might be the ones to submit, with the birds and lace and great colors...

HeddyShea said...

just wanted to say that I LOVE the yellow clutch with vintage pin!

XO
Simplyheddyshea

springcolors said...

I love the gold clutch

Ruhammie said...

I just read the contest info...the set of clutches is a really great idea for brides to purchase/make for their bridesmaids AND you have the sales to prove it AND you're still featuring a clutch pattern...but if you think the single clutch is more Martha (I wouldn't really know), then it might be the better entry.

Jillian Frances said...

I would go with the bridesmaids' set. The colors really pop, and I think the fact that there are multiples in the photo makes a stronger impact.

Waterrose said...

I love the gold. Have you decided yet? I see that some people are posting more then one...go for it!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Of course, I am reading backwards through your blog, and see your dilemma. How to choose when your bags are all just so lovely?! (See, I'm no help.)