Thursday, December 20, 2007

Shop the sale through the 24th here.


So, something REALLY strange happened. The last post I made on here just kind of vanished. It was up for about 8 days or so, and I came last night to see if there were any new comments and it's gone. So odd. I checked everywhere for it, not like there are many places it could be. I never deleted it so who knows where it went. Blogger ate it, I guess.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

{New Stuff}

Hello friends!

I haven't been able to create too many new things this past's because of me being stupid and relisting items on etsy that I didn't have ready but could "easily" reproduce. That was dumb...of course, almost everything I sold in the past week was one of the things that still had to be made. It sounded good at the time, since it's all paint and block prints rather than one of a kind items...but I will NEVER do that again! SO time consuming, and honestly, I have a lot more fun coming out with new things rather than duplicates...kind of like these:

{Most are still available in the shop!}

Water Bug

Here's the big one I told you about last week! 8" x 18".

A mini one, for those who like mini things...

A new design, inspired by iron gates!

Things to come:

+My fabric has not arrived yet, so the pillows and other things will be pushed back.
+I hope to release another new design tomorrow, and one more next week. One is Moroccan inspired and the other one is Scandinavian inspired.
+Coat and scarf racks to come! I'm working on a custom one right now, I hope to show you by Monday!
+New illustration jewelry racks coming by Friday, hopefully.


In other news:

I'm having a contest! Here are the details: Yellow Canoe has sold 62 items to date. How many items do you think will be sold by midnight EST, December 31? Leave your guess in the comment section, along with your email address if you'd like to play along! The person who guesses the exact number will win a mini key rack/jewelry holder in their choice of pattern and colors. (Mini racks measure about 4"x5.5").

Your guess must be submitted by Tuesday, December 18.
You must leave your email address.
Only one guess per person, please.
Read the comments before yours to make sure you don't guess the same number as somebody else!
Have fun!

Okay, that is all. Time to clean up my shipping station...WOW is it ever messy!
Take care, don't forget to guess a number!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

:: New Stuff ::

I've been busy here at Yellow Canoe...
Many of the pieces are still available.

A small key rack, for those of you who like all things small:

Custom order:Block printed journal:

Small piece...

Flip books...

A small key/jewelry rack:

Lookout for new things to come by mid-January:

+ Larger pieces. I'm currently working on 2 that measure 8" x 18".
+ Coat and scarf racks- I'm looking forward to these!
+ Block printed pillows.
+ Affordable silk screen prints.

::21 more days until Yellow Canoe relocates to Madison, WI::

Monday, December 3, 2007


Thanks for all of your votes on flickr, through emails, and on the blog about fabric colors.

These are the 5 fabrics I chose to start with for the upcoming block printed pillows.

I hope to release my first design by December 11, but no promises because I'm moving to a new city on December 26 so I've been a busy bee.

I'm also working on a consignment order to be shipped out to Birch in New York.

19 Packages are being shipped today as well, so if you've purchased anything within the past week, you will see it soon.

Today is the day...the big day...that I tell me "real job" that I'm leaving in two weeks.

Two short weeks until I am self employed.

Thank you everybody who helped make this possible, I couldn't do it without you.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Yellow Canoe featured on CasaSugar!

I just got a convo on etsy telling me that I'm featured on CasaSugar! How cool!

Read the full article here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

New items coming soon!

As some of you may know, the next "big thing" for Yellow Canoe is going to be block printed pillows, place mats, table runners and eventually curtains.

Right now I'm trying to get opinions on fabric colors.The above image is a screen shot of some of my favorites.

I'm really digging the "cappuccino" color and the "majolica blue" color. These 2 are definite.

The cappuccino color is going to be block printed in yellow ink.
The majolica blue is going to feature 2 different colors- white and light blue.

Any thoughts or suggestions are very much appreciated! I would like to order 3-5 colors by Friday in anticipation of releasing new products between December 6-9.

Thanks for your comments, I will take all of them into much consideration!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lots of new stuff!

I've been quite busy getting Yellow Canoe ready for the holiday season.

Most of my days are filled with new creations, although I did take some time off after a recent show I did. (The show went terribly...not many buyers at all. I only sold one thing, but I suppose that's alright. It's the experience that counts, right?)

Anway, I've been meaning to tell you for over a week now...I'm sure you've all heard about the lovely Sia from Sia Grafica. If you haven't you should check out her blog, she has some really great stuff! It's one of those "eye candy" blogs. Well, she was kind enough to interview me and post it on her blog! It's mainly about Yellow Canoe, but there are some other questions as well. I love the way she put it together with all the photos. I told her to feel free to use any images she wanted, and she really went to town! (Thanks, Sia!). So since I didn't tell you when I should have, you all missed out on the 10% off discount that was going on. I feel badly about it so I'm still offering the discount until November 27th. BUT in order to get the new price, PLEASE tell me that you read about it on my Yellow Canoe blog in the "message to seller" box via Etsy, and then wait for a revised invoice. **This offer excludes shipping**.

Alright, onto item photos...

So I told you I've been busy, here is about half of what I've made since I finished my little break last week...

Most are still available.

These are part of the new "Raw" series. This is a shot before I added the hooks...
They are $20 each; much more affordable than the other jewelry/key racks.

The only illustrated key rack I've made yet...I plan on making more like this, though!

This was a custom order.

I don't have much green in my shop, so I added a couple green things last week...

Okay. That's all for now. You can go visit my Operation Paper Cut blog to see what else is going on around here!

Friday, November 2, 2007

What I've been up to...

These are just a few things I've made over the past 3 weeks...

About half have sold as of today, but many are still available in the shop.

blog update to come.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Shop Update: Thursday.

I made a few new things yesterday...

This one has already sold...that was quick!

All the rest are posted in the shop.
Today Yellow Canoe was featured on Print & Pattern. How exciting!

Monday, October 8, 2007

New stuff.

Here are 3 of the 8 new jewelry holders that I mentioned.

All are available in the Yellow Canoe shop as of October 8th.
Here is the new design I promised:

It's titled "Addition Repetition."
I'm having fun coming up with product names/titles. :)

I think I want one like this for myself:
Which is sort of strange, because I don't have much blue in the house. But maybe my subconscious is trying to tell me something like "you need more blue." Or maybe it's just because winter is fast approaching and I'm trying to condition myself for those blustery days to come by being near cool colors. I'm probably looking too far into it, though.

Anyway, more to come soon.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

8 new jewelry holders

Just wanted to let you know that there will be 8 new jewelry holders introduced within the next few days.

Also, a new design is coming and may work it's way onto a couple of these new racks.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Special Offer

Just wanted to let everyone know that Yellow Canoe is offering a free house journal ($8 value) with every order over $58. Please enter code "HOUSE" in the message to seller box when you place your etsy order. This offer is valid through Friday, October 12. Please let me know which ink color you prefer as well (red, orange or green). If you don't let me know, or don't have a preference, I will pick one for you.

Monday, October 1, 2007

a few small things

This is the other holder I spoke of in the last post.

I'm only going to be making 4 or 5 more jewelry holders before moving on to office accessories.

Yellow Canoe will be offering small wooden boxes, pencil holders, more notebooks, magazine butlers and more in mid October.

After those are finished, I will be moving on to textiles such as place mats, table runners and a few other little things for the home.

When the shop is fully stocked, I will be creating new pieces according to demand. I can't wait to get to this point!