Monday, May 28, 2007

new ladies, new mess


I've just finished a batch of new Laini's Ladies designs -- here are the handmade samples that will be sent to the factory for bead-matching and such.


All in a big messy jumble on my ribbon- and bead-strewn desk:

Saturday afternoon I had the cutting-out of the ladies to do, so I settled down on the couch with my scissors and watched a shark show on Discovery Channel (do not, I repeat, do NOT go swimming in Recife, Brazil) and then, The Man from Snowy River, which I had not seen in many years. There are certain kinds of corny movies I like in spite of myself: horse movies, dance movies, and sports movies. Anyway, sitting there cutting out ladies reminded me of how many I used to cut. Hundreds! Crazy! But no longer. Now nice tidy machines do it, except for these first few of each batch.

Thank you for your feedback on the cat design. Those of you who thought it was just too weird, the manufacturer agreed with you. Trouble with me is, I like weird things, so I'm not a good judge. It doesn't really seem so weird to me to have a cat head on a lady's body. What's the trouble? Ah, but I am outnumbered by you rational types. Thanks for the feedback! You will not be seeing that cat in a store near you. (But Jennifer Fox, I made one just for you!)

11 comments:

jennifer said...

Thanks soooooooooooooo much for my own personal cat laini!!!!!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE , LOVE the cat! LOVE IT!

Can you tell?!

Thanks again!

LOVE it! :)

[a} said...

I love the pictures of your fairy people. It looks like a ladylike party, with all the ladies mingling and chitchatting. The ribbons & beads just look like party decorations.

The cat was exquisite to me, btw. I just thought the dress could be Egyptian-y.

xxxo

Cartazon said...

I love The Man from Snowy River! Such a great movie, and great music too. I need to add it to my list of stuff to buy from iTunes.

Kim G. said...

The ladies look lovely! I can't wait to get my hands on the "tea" one! (As I sit here sipping my English tea in my jammies!)

Neil said...

The new "ladies" look fantastic. Now, I'm going to check out your podcast.

Holly Stinnett said...

YOU KNOW I'm a huge fan of yours!!! These are absolutely gorgeous... you just keep getting better and better. Do you know that three different people have given me your mermaid danglie?

Keep up the beautiful work and can't wait to see these in person when the release!!

Holly

PS - Loved your latest article in CPS or was it Somerset... one of those!!!

jone said...

I love your new ladies. Thought of you during the book fair when a 3-year old called the women running the book fair the "book fairies".
I reviewed Black bringer here:
http://maclibrary.edublogs.org/2007/05/30/whats-new-wednesday-book-review/

She Who Flies said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! And so is your cat lady (Bast would be proud :-) I'll be placing an order soon as I'm putting together some really special gifts.

Tinker said...

Beautiful - I love them! I loved the Cat Lady, too - if only the manufacturer was willing, sigh...

Anonymous said...

i love your ladies i saw them in the paper cloth magazine
i want to buy them all

theannabell@aol.com said...

i want to buy them all. where can i get them