Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!!! 

To celebrate the 4th, I made a themed jump. Unfortunately to celebrate the 4th my shop is on vacation mode so it will launch in two weeks. My shop reopens on the 13th of July.

The new jump design will also launch along with a filled in version that doesn't have the star.

Did you know that you can gets sooo many miniature scale flowers on etsy! I didn't. Which is why I bought several stalks of "these might be small enough" flowers from Joanns to cut off and rearrange. Not only is my shop on etsy, but there are a ton of options for miniature props, components, and tools to find. 

I'm trying to do more themed sets since that really gets my creative energy back up and running.  I had so much fun making the patriotic horse sets! I'm starting to think that limiting it to 3 or 4 renditions is the way to go. 

It's a few months out, but I'm currently playing with some Halloween themed items. Hopefully, those will be more than ready before that holiday. (Spoiler: Glow in the Dark)

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Shop News

HandcraftedByKari is in vacation mode. I've been super stressed fulfilling orders while working overtime everyday of the week. This has led to orders taking a while to go out which is not the way I want my shop to run. To prevent this and some bad habits that have formed due to time pressures, I'm going to be completely restructuring my shop. Etsy has a system where you can set the individual quantity of each variation which will hopefully keep me on track better. I've recently fallen into the habit of only printing an item when it is ordered. As a low volume shop that works well and prevents having large amounts of stock on hand. Things have changed and so I've been working to find a solution that would allow me to adapt. This is it. It takes time to make multiples of every item and every color and this vacation staycation will be focused on that plus a little bit of R&D for some fun new products I have in mind!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

So much progress

I have gotten so much done in this last week even I'm amazed. I finished a 60 piece order... which stretched my time management skills to the extreme. 

I found some old (pre 3D printing) props, one is listed... the others are getting my jump cups added first.

(the gate should be further apart but I wanted to get it all in the shot and have it be close up...)

I'm working on getting a jump made for the 4th of july with a star theme but it all relies on me finding time.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Scaled printables? Yes Please!

On a google search for something completely unrelated, I stumbled upon this website:

It has lots of paper items for anyone to print!!!!! And it is in 1:12 scale which can pretty easily be bumped up to 1:9 scale with a little math! I don't own any of the pictures, but I'm super excited about these and I can't wait to try some out. The scale printable rabbit hole is an easy one to fall down... Enjoy!

Happy Fourth of July!