vendredi 28 novembre 2008

How to : One of the most beautiful paper snowflake ever!

Last year, my friend Lychee found an online tutorial to make this beautiful winter//Christmas decoration. This year we tried to find the instructions again and they were gone :( So we decided to do our own “How to” for this project. Note that in the end the snowflake is pretty big.

mardi 18 novembre 2008

What's up!?!

Tonight, small snowflakes were dancing in the sky and they made me think of the last time we spoke... which was way TOO long ago! Well, time flies and a lot of things happened since our launch party last summer!

First, your overwhelming response to our little project of handmade products was such that we had to take a couple of weeks to restock our inventory! So thank you :)

Then, summer became autumn and we listed only one new product : a fabric pinback button we named "Midnight Snack", featuring design pattern in shades of purple and violet. This products is currently available through our online shop here.

Now autumn is slowly becoming winter and Lychee designed two pretty pretty cards for the holidays season. These two lovely cards are available in our shop here.

That's it for tonight. We hope to hear from you soon.

EtsyQ - December Giveaway!

We are proud member of the EtsyQ Team and seven members of thisTeam have generously agreed to give one of their creations for this giveaway! The winner will receive an entirely handmade gift-package worth $215!

To enter the giveaway contest, just visit the EtsyQ blog and follow the simple steps described there!

lundi 17 novembre 2008

En Français : Que ce passe-t-il?!?

ce soir j'ai vu des flocons tourbillonner dans le ciel et ça m'a fait pensé que ça faisait VRAIMENT trop longtemps que nous avions fait notre party de lancement estival!

Que s'est-il passé pour Carotte&Lychee depuis cette soirée magique? Hé bien, votre enthousiasme et votre réponse à notre petit projet a été telle que nous avons dû passé quelques semaines à refaire notre inventaire!

L'été est ensuite devenu l'automne et, nous avons listé un nouveau macaron du nom de "midnight snack" dans les tons hautement tendance de mauve. Il est actuellement disponible via notre site à l'adresse suivante.

L'automne fait tranquillement place à l'hiver et nous avons pour vous deux chouettes modèles de cartes de souhait pour le temps des fêtes. Les deux cartes sont actuellement en vente dans notre boutique à l'adresse suivante.

Finalement, nous sommes maintenant membre de la très dynamique équipe EtsyQ qui organise un SUPER tirage d'un prix d'une valeur de 215$. Il suffit simplement de laisser un commentaire sur le blogue de l'équipe pour participer. Tous les détails sont ici :

mardi 4 novembre 2008

My first ATC!

I was not familiar with Artist Trading Card until Lychee introduces me to this world. But what is ATC? According to Wikipedia, "Artist Trading Cards are individual art miniatures which pass hand to hand. They are 2.5 by 3.5 inch size (64 x 89 mm), same as baseball cards and collectible card games. There are, however, certain conventions usually observed by those who make and trade these cards, such as the expectation that they be traded, not sold, and that they be created as unique works or small limited editions of prints."

We’ve decided to twist the rules a little bit and GIVE an ATC to the first person that will buy one of our three dolls we are working on right now.

So I made my first ATC and I really enjoy it! It was a mix of pastel and back ink on Vellum Bristol paper acid free, 300 Series, 100 lb. I even volunteer to make the two other we are aiming to produce! I even joint Flickr Groups to trade some cards in the future. I’ll keep you posted with my work in this area soon.