Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Product Pictures

Our chalkboard has finally, (officially), been put to use.

Last week, Lauren and I spent the entire day creating exciting chalk displays for our hand-stitched Fantasy bow collection. We both forgot how much fun drawing with chalk can be, (and how frustrating too!)

Star Wars R2D2 Bow:
This two-toned bow features everyone's favorite droid. Honestly, he is my favorite character in the entire series. I can't even count how many times R2 saved the day. Plus, the noise he makes when he, I guess for a lack of a better word, screams, is hilarious. (Lauren's note: R2 screaming is LITERALLY the only parts of the entire series that my brother will watch. It's THAT important)

I really love the way C3PO came to life. By the time we finished shading him, I was practically squealing with how great this chalk rendition came out.

The chalkboard even makes a great background for the close-up, detailed pictures. Lucky for us, we took these pictures on the one sunny day last week so we had plenty of natural sunlight.

The chalkboard also doubles as a backdrop for when we display the bows in our hair.

Hunger Games Mockingjay Bow:
The Hunger Games has held a close place to our hearts ever since Lauren discovered it in one of her English classes. It got to a point that I loved the series so much, I refused to read the last book, this way it wouldn't end, leaving Lauren without someone to talk about the ending with for way too long. So it was only a matter of time until this bow was visualized.

After creating our District-themed shirts for the first movie premiere, we were rather skilled at those emblems. But no one really knows how difficult it is to fit block letters in a small space, until you actually have to do it. I think Lauren erased "Hunger" at least 4 times before it fit correctly (Lauren's note: "frustrating" is an apt description).

The red satin in this close up really pops!

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Bow:
I am not joking when I saw I am a huge HP fan. Lauren too. We're border-line fanatics. This is what we did for the last two movie premieres:

<-- Hermoine and Luna 

Fawkes and Hedwig -->

With that said, Harry Potter themed items have been on our list of things to make since we started this shop. The deathly hallows bow is only the first of many HP inspired items.

Now's a good time to talk about how difficult it was to physically take these pictures of my head. After trying about 10 different ideas (me holding the board behind my head, placing it on the windowsill, putting it on top of boxes on the windowsill, etc,etc,), Lauren finally thought to place it on the piano and having me kneel in front of it.

Game of Thrones House Stark Bow:
One of our newest nerd obsessions is Game of Thrones. We'd like to eventually make bows for all of our favorite houses: Lannister, Targaryen, and Baratheon.

Out of all the displays we had to make, this one gave us the most creative trouble. We had no idea what to draw that says "Stark". Everything we could think of wasn't specific to the house: an Other, the Wall, swords, a certain Stark's head... All we could think of was Winterfell, and that just wasn't feasible. Hence, the Iron Throne. Too bad the board is so monochromatic, but hey, these are dark times in Winterfell. 

Doctor Who TARDIS Bow:
Our fascination with Doctor Who has grown exponentially since last spring when we "discovered" it. Or other friend Lauren kept talking about it, and we'd see so much about it all over the internet, it was really only a matter of time before we watched it too (Lauren's note: Community's brilliant "Inspector Spacetime" definitely contributed to our Whovian-ism). I think the only thing that stopped us for so long was knowing there were 6 seasons worth of videos to go through. But within watching ten minutes of the first episode, I was hooked. 

Unfortunately, you can't tell in these pictures, but the blue satin has sparkles embedded on top. It looks amazing in person. 

These are only the start of what you can expect to see in the shop. We have big plans for all of our Disney clips too!


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