Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I'm Even More Enthusiast

I did my first color matching foray to the Abbot Kinney Fluevog.
I think you can guess what happened... This:
Yep, the Navy/Orange colorway came home with me.

This is a dangerous project, my friends!

I tried some different navy print colorway options:
I think I like #2, where the shoe outline is the color of the buckle heel.
#3 is too fussy. #1 is too stark, there's no white on the shoe like there was for the Black/Pink.
What do you think?

Maybe next I'll tackle the contrasting T-strap situation.
Link up your color matching!

Monday, August 21, 2017

I'm Enthusiast! #vog_enthusiast

I've polished up Enid's Enthusiast repeat and am happy to say you can now find lots of Redbubble stuff in the Black/Pink colorway. [I get a commission on my Redbubble product].

Here's the mug:
Here's the A-line Dress:
Here are Leggings:
Do you own another colorway of the Fluevog Enthusiast?
[Image swiped from]
I could use your color matching help!
Grab this handy color chart JPG,
Right click or Control click on image

print it out [do not try to match from your screen],
and let me know which color codes best match ALL the colors on your shoes in the comments below.
Also add a link to an IG photo, if you can.
I will be VERY grateful!

I'm not even sure how to deal with the contrast T-Strap style... maybe put that in the plaid?
Also wondering... make the shoe outline the buckle color? Keep it white? So many possibilities!
Back to the drawing board, as they say.

[Update, 40 minutes later]
You can also add a link to your #vog_enthusiast IG photo below and post the codes as your title.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Clog Sandal -- Black Colorway

I did a black colorway of the Sandal Clog. It's slick.
Now I want the shoe itself in black.

See the full range on Redbubble (I get a commission from sales).

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

The 70s Called -- They Want Their Fluevog Clog Sandal

Scarf link on Redbubble. Per usual, I get a commission from Redbubble and Spoonflower sales. 
This one I redrew. I was unhappy with the original
Because the bodycon dress always comes with black sleeves and back, I put the image on black: 
Dress link
Shall I be lazy and buy the A-line dress?
Or shall I sew it?
Sew it, much less $$.
I even corrected the repeat so one can interlock pattern pieces.
Spoonflower link
I wish I could find my Spoonflower Color Chart test prints to check that I have the correct yellow.
Probably faster to reorder. Sigh.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hey Punk! The Fluevog Creepex is now on Redbubble! #vog_creepex

Here's a Creepex outfit available on Redbubble:
Yes, she looks weird.
I frankensteined two images.
Tee link.
Skirt link.
[I get a commission from Redbubble sales]
I decided that a hero image of the shoe was the way to go for the tees, etc. 
Plus you can choose your own color tee, if you're getting one of the non-allover styles.

I'm working on uploading the black and white Fluevog shoe prints while I wait on my Color Chart skirt, which I will take over to the Fluevog Venice Abbot Kinney shop to perform precise color matching -- because I care!

Not sure exactly what garment I'll get in the Creepex.
I must get SOMETHING, since I actually own this shoe.
Still debating on whether to get the Giver. I am VERY tempted. Plus it would match my dress.
And yes, it's on Spoonflower too, for all you crafty types. Not yet for sale. 
But pretty funny as wallpaper, no?

Linking up with Catherine's #SaturdayShareLinkup

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#AtoZchallenge and #ifjm2017 -- Conclusion

Whew. One pattern, one hour, 30 days. I did it!
How often was I late for work during April? Um, we won't discuss that.
Some I'm happier with than others, and I'm not sure if I'm going to go back and "clean up" the more distorted shoes ("details mattering" and all). Maybe their crudeness is part of the charm.

I made a compilation print of four shoe styles, so I'd have something to wear for Fluevog Day.
I got myself a Tee Dress in it on Redbubble, and am very pleased with the quality.
[I get a small commission from my Redbubble sales, thanks for your support!]
I sprang for the faster shipping so that I could wear it to the Otis Scholarship Benefit Show on Saturday:

On Sunday, I posted this photo on the Fluevog Friday Facebook page and the Fluezies went nuts!
You know how "they" say find a need and fill it to market something successfully?
I think I found it!

OK, back to Concluding.
I took on the persona of Enid for this two-pronged challenge (A-Z and IFJM) to get a body of prints created. Complete success! I can already tell that my followup tasks of putting the art into proper repeats and uploading to the print on demand services will roll out more slowly. Color matching to the shoes is one hurdle. I think I'll have to go to the Abbot Kinney Fluevog with my color chart printed on a Redbubble dress or skirt. And I'll need to do the same for Spoonflower. Gah. I loathe color matching. Too much like the day job!
I will definitely do something similar next year. It's a great way to trick myself into getting new patterns created.

I want to give a shoutout to my dedicated commenters. (Blogger doesn't notify me when I get comments, so I was a bit slow in responding, sorry about that!) It was a different group from my Trucks A-Z posts, which I find interesting.

One more thing, for the A-Z admins:
I REALLY REALLY preferred this year’s daily letter comment links over the previous intimidating Linky list. People were able to give theme descriptions along with their links and I found more blogs to read and follow that way. The legacy list is too long and too uninformative and I DON’T LIKE IT.

The End. [is only the beginning]

Sunday, April 30, 2017