Monday, March 17, 2008

Making your dreams come true

For those of you on etsy, you've realized that Alchemy is back! Making it super easy for people to request custom orders in the public section, or to ask sellers individually. It's currently suffering some growing pains with a LOT of fluff that doesn't belong (like requests for supplies, vintage things, trades, classified ads, promotions, etc), but it's still a valuable tool, to be used by buyers to request custom, hand made items. I saw a listing asking for a time machine, and it already has a bid, wonder how that'll work out?

I've already bid on, and created, my first custom order using this feature. Etsy buyer Pinupchick reeeeaaaally wanted a fly plushie, and I was happy to oblige!

I've decided that I'll allow myself to be open for more custom orders (made through the "request custom item" link in my shop), but ONLY of my giant insect soft sculptures. I'm done with monsters. I'd like to point out that I have a limited supply of materials and time, being a college student with no access to a normal fabric store (I buy things when I go home, or at the thrift store). However, I'm always up for a challenge!

So if there's some sort of bug you're just dying to have, give me a shout! You can always send me a convo to ask about possibilities before you place a request. And please check out the prices in my shop to get a feel for what I charge for my skillz (that's right, skill with a z, because I'm cool like that).

As always, you can find me here!


Rachel said...

Oh man, I'm jealous of your major! I love zoology.

Your giant bug sculptures are so fun! They're also unique, which is a rarity. Go you!

Tara said...

love the fly, his eyes are great! though i was recently at your shop and i think that dung beetle might be the coolest thing ever!

Tizzalicious said...

That's exciting! I really hope to be able to do more custom work too :)