Saturday, June 30, 2007

Lemon Cadet's the Craftiest Bastard

As many of you know, I've been on vacation this week. While I was away, I was selected by the Washington City Paper as the Craftiest Bastard of the Week. What an honor! The deal is that they choose one of their classified ads to be featured at the top of the page and they write about them to their email list.

They have a lot of ads so it's a big deal to be chosen.

In other news...
Lemon Cadet has finally hunted down a sasquatch. Soon there'll be little Big Foots (Big Feet?) running all over the Etsy shop. These are going to look great on onesies and even better on the white boy shorts style panties I just got in (just a couple of sizes).

Thanks to everyone for their patience while I was away and a special thanks to Char for taking care of the shipping (and the cats!). Wholesale orders are a bit behind but I should have all custom orders out in Tuesday's mail.

Screenshot and heads up provided by TinaSeamonster. Thanks.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Small Magazine

The latest issue of Small magazine has finally hit inboxes worldwide -- and Lemon Cadet is inside!

Small magazine is one of the best venues of independent and contemporary design for children. And because it's online, it's accessible to everyone with an internet connection. Their photography is brilliant and their styling is impeccable. I really feel honored to be in such great company.

So I have to say that this pretty much is the best news ever.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Etsy homepage again!

In an awe-inspiring two times in one week, Lemon Cadet has made the Etsy homepage. Thomas, my little 1.25" button made from a design I featured on a onesie, is now famous. He was a solid green felt guy on a blue onesie. I loved his face so much, I turned him into a button. I have the design available as a custom order because someone bought the original at Squidfire's.

This list was chosen by Vanessa at Renegade. That gives me some hope for next year. I didn't apply this year but I really hope to be able to do it next year. It looks like it's going to be an amazing event.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Etsy homepage!

For the second time ever, one of my items has made the Etsy homepage. Just wanted to share my excitement.

It looks great and is from a cool treasury where the items are in numerical order. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and then there's little Seven, my alien guy with the green face and number print belly. As you can see, some of the items show the number, some have that number of items pictured, and some are shaped like the number. Nice idea.

Monday, June 11, 2007

In the news...

This week I've been lucky enough to be featured in two blogs: a new one to me called Optimist and the Washington City Paper's Crafty Blog, written by Etsy's own TinaSeamonster.

The Optimist blog is stunning. It's written by a new mom living in Toronto. Her design is amazing and her taste in baby stuff is impeccable. I'm really excited to be in such great company. I added it to the links list on the left so I'll remember to access it more regularly.

Also, Tina, owner and chief desinger of the i like seamonsters' Etsy shop often writes blogs for the Washington City Paper Crafty Blog. She did a review of Art Star and writes that I won for best booth presentation. How cool is that? I work really hard at making the real-world shop look good so it's great to be noticed for that.

Finally, I was doing some poking around and found that Rebecca of Bake Sale Designs mentioned me in her blog post reviewing the Squidfire's show in Baltimore. She is the proud owner of a pair of yeti panties and raves about them online. Rebecca was also a vendor at Art Star and told me that although she isn't following the washing instructions, the panties are doing very well and still as cute as new.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Art Star!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Lemon Cadet at Art Star last weekend in Philadelphia. Whether it was boiling with heat and humidity or chilly with the torrential downpours and wind, the event was still a lot of fun. It was so cool meeting all the people I've "met" online at Etsy. I really appreciate that so many people took the time to stop by.

As you can see in the pic, we had to put down the back wall because it was so windy. By afternoon on Sunday, we had three walls down and the front wall ready to go. For a while people had to use the zipper to get in or out because the weather was so bad. If you are a crafter, I highly recommend a canopy that has three solid walls and one with a zipper in the center.

The bean guy stickers were super popular and I ran out long before the end of the first day and had to fill my basket with a couple of kids tees until the swag bags from the Pittsburgh Craft Mafia arrived. I've been hard at work making more. If you have one of these, make sure you stick it onto paper, not fabric.

And for those of you who missed us, the cat panties will be in the shop later this week.