Monday, July 13, 2009

i finally gave in.

after much debate and years of insisting i wouldn't do it, i finally gave in.

introducing:




today marks the grand opening of allora handmade on etsy! i have been a busy little bee trying to get things together and have had so much fun designing and creating things that i really love.
i always thought that making things for strangers or to get paid would stifle my creativity and would take the love out of it - but ironically i have felt more inspired and excited about allora than i could have ever imagined. i have more ideas than my little hands can keep up with, and am really pumped to get them out into the big bad world.
this week, my sister will be hosting a giveaway on 30 handmade days for allora. be sure to check it out and get in on the action! (look for a discount code as well.)
as scary as it is to put myself out there and hope that people like my products enough to buy them, i am excited for this new challenging adventure.
i will be updating the shop all throughout the week and i am also accepting custom orders. here's a little sneak peek:


i look forward to your feedback!
p.s. - you might recognize one of the models.... please don't tease him when he's 15!

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh I'm so excited for you Jess. Running over to check it out! Yay!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness Jess. Your stuff is amazing! You are so talented girl! So what made you decide to finally give in?? I'm sure glad you did. Good luck!

Nicki said...

Yay! Good for you! May your venture be long and fun and profitable! :)

Zachary said...

Good luck! My wife is selling hairbows on etsy, it's tough competition, but from the looks of things, you'll do great. awesome stuff you've got there.

Mom said...

Gorgeous! Good luck1
XOXO,
mom

Carlie said...

Awesome girl! You'll do great. Max and Henry can console eachother when they're old~

amy said...

love it! i knew you'd give in. ;) i'm SO excited that you are sharing your creativity. all your stuff is gorgeous. i do have to say that i gave a little chuckle when i saw henry wearing a bow. he makes a pretty cute girl. don't worry, i won't tell his girlfriend. ;) all the best to you!

Sharlie Kaltenbach said...

Hate to say...I TOLD YOU SO!! There is nothing wrong with getting paid to do what you love and what you are passionate about, not to mention what you are BRILLIANT at!! Beautiful beautiful things...now I just need a little girl : ) I love you so much and I'm proud of you!

brooke said...

I'm with Sharlie, I need a girl now! You know I love the stuff and you know I LOVE the name. I think I'll need to order some stuff for myself!

Rebecca said...

So beautiful! I love it!

E-Train said...

Your stuff is soooooo cute!!!

Emily said...

Jess, your items are ADORABLE! I love ALL of it! Now if I only had the money to buy all of it... Good luck, it is beautiful!