Monday, June 15, 2009

We're Moving....come check us out!

Exciting news! Sweet & Sour Goodies would like to let you know that we have now launched our brand new website. It's still the same address, but there is a whole new look and feel!!
I've been a little behind in my posts (okay ALOT behind), but for good reason. We needed to recover from Maker Faire, we were launching the new site, and then getting ready for Renegade in L.A. Woohoo!! I'll definitely post some new pictures from our Maker Faire event, so stay tuned.
Also, please visit the new site and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you!
:D Kristine

Monday, June 1, 2009

Maker Faire Awesomeness!!

Hey Everyone,
I just arrived back home in San Diego from the Maker Faire and I am exhausted! It was such an amazing event and we met alot of wonderful people. I'll post some photos as soon as I take a nap and get some much needed rest.
In the meantime, check out this link to the CRAFT blog. There's a picture of a Sweet & Sour Goodes lumberjack at the Maker!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Interview with Bazaar Bizarre

Hey Everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that I did an interview with Bazaar Bizarre and it's posted on their blog. Click the Bazaar Bizarre link to read all bout it!
Have a great week!
:D Kristine

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Maker Faire 2009

I just got the amazing news that Sweet & Sour Goodies will be a vendor at Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Faire 2009. Maker Faire will be in the Bay area on May 30th- May 31st. This will be a huge 2 day event and I am so excited to be a part of it.

So now the game plan is to sew like crazy and make stuff every moment of the day-well, most of the day. I still need to sleep and hang with the hubs and the pups.
"Yippeee!! Sweet & Sour Goodies is going to Maker Faire!!"
:D Kristine

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Plush You 2009

Great News!!
Sweet and Sour Goodies has been selected to take part in this year's Plush You! show at Schmancy in Seattle.
"Plush You! is an annual exhibit that showcases plush creations from artists all over the globe. The first show was held at Schmancy in downtown Seattle in 2005. Since then, Plush You has grown tremendously. With a recent book from F+W Publications, an enormous list of applicants each year, as well as a second, 2008 show scheduled at Double Punch Gallery in San Francisco -- Plush You continues to show the world the impressive and boundless possibilities of plush!"
(from the Plush You! site)
Well, I am super excited to be considered for this event (there are so many innovative and creative plush artists out there-so this is an honor) and it will be my very first gallery showing! Yippee!!
Here are some important dates for you to take note of:
Friday, October 9th Opening at Schmancy, Fancy and Nancy
Saturday, October 10th and 11th Opening at Capital Hill/Faythe Levine
screening of Handmade Nation
A special thank you to Kristen Rask
for this awesome opportunity!!
I better get busy!! So many ideas.....
:D Kristine

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Inspiration from within.....

I've always been quite partial to Gnomes (maybe because I'm small in stature and I find Gnomes to be comforting and relatable). Anyway, I remembered a Halloween photo from two years ago that I thought would be funny to post for this blog entry. You can say that it was my inspiration for this new Gnome Doll.....
This was my costume in 2007.
Nuff said.

Have a Great Week!

:D Kristine

Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Gnomes and Lumberjacks!!!

This weekend I've been busy working on some re-orders for some shops and Etsy, making birthday gifts for my adorable niece and nephew, and creating these two new characters:

I've had sketches for these two dolls for a while now, but I never had the time to sit down and make them. I'm pretty pleased with the end result. I just need to make an ax for the lumberjack.

The Gnome and the Lumberjack will be available in my Etsy shop!!

Gnomes $25.00

Lumberjack $25.00
Stay tuned for more new dolls!! And the launch of my new site in May!!
:D Kristine

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Movin on up.....and out!

Hello Everyone,
My posts have been few and far between because I find myself with a never ending to-do list these days. When one project or idea is completed I quickly move to the next thing without hesitation. I'm a mover, a shaker....
Anyway, I just wanted to let all of you know that Sweet & Sour Goodies will be sold at the following locations all across the U.S.!! I'm so excited for this phase of Sweet & Sour. I've discovered so many things through this 2nd year of business and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for S & S. Other exciting things to come including some craft shows and maybe even a mid-year sale (you know, something to get those economy juices flowing!)

2202 1/2 north main street
Santa Ana, ca 92706
2234 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814

636 N Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA 30306

Wholly Craft
3169 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio (in Clintonville)

1932 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

If you are in the area-stop by and see the wide array of handmade goods!! Your imagination will go wild!!

:D Kristine

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Hold me closer....Tony Danza....."

Here's the newest doll : The "Sour" Ballerina
This doll design brings back fond memories of childhood ballet classes. My mom enrolled my sister and I at The Ballet Conservatory when I was 6 and she was 8. We loved it!
The tutu was very fun to make!
This doll will soon be available in my etsy store, so keep checking back.
Ballerina $25.00

:D Kristine

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Just add water....and they multiply!!

Oh wait...that happens to Gremlins....
Since the weather here in San Diego has been rainy (blah!) and gloomy I decided to stay in and work on some more Nerd dolls. They are travelling in packs now!!
This year I will be in the process of expanding the doll selections and I want to jazz up some of my original designs. So here's what I came up with...take a look!

I just thought I'd add a few quirky details to the new dolls like suspenders and a sweater vest.
He looks like he'd run for office or be the president of the debate team....."How Dreamy" ;)

This guy looks like he would have alot of me ;(

The new Nerd Dolls will be available in my Etsy store. I may even have a 3 pack set at a discounted price....Exciting!
I'm hoping the weather will clear up and the rain will stop soon. The hubster, the doggies and I are cooped up all day....but I do get more work done so that's a plus!
Stay Dry Sour Friends!!
:D Kristine

Monday, February 2, 2009

And the Winner is.....

Drum roll please.....

BETH from San Francisco!!! Congratulations BETH! You have one yourself a Sweet & Sour Goodies Luchador Doll! Please send me an email at with your mailing information and your luchador will be on its way to its new home!!
Thank you everyone who entered a comment into the drawing! Please stay tuned for another drawing some time in March! And keep checking back for new additions to the Sweet & Sour Goodies family!
Until next time!
:D Kristine

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Yudu...Yes, I do!!

So I usually do not make HUGE purchases, but after ALOT of research I decided to bite the bullet and purchase the Yudu Screen-printing Machine. I've been wanting to get into screen-printing my own paper goods, tote bags and tees so I thought that this would be a good step in the right direction.
Here are all the things that will be included with my Yudu:
Screen printing machine - measures approx. 11-1/2"L x 32"W x 22"H (It is a mother of a machine!!)
3 blank ink-jet transparencies
2 emulsion sheets
Adult t-shirt platen
Platen adhesive sheet
Mesh screen
2 oz. black Yudu ink
Instructional DVD
(4) 15-watt bulbs, included
User manual
Now they do mention that you shouldn't use any other inks for this machine because it will ruin the screen. So I'll have to order more inks in various colors. Other than that I think this will be a great investment. I did want to get a Gocco because I read so many wonderful things about that machine as well, but since its discontinuation they have been difficult to find for the right price and the bulbs must be replaced quite frequently.....maybe I'll get one a bit later, but for now I'll stick to the Yudu.
Once I start working on some projects I'll be sure to post pictures and a better review of its quality. Also, if you haven't already, be sure to enter a comment for the Luchador giveaway-the winner will be announced Monday!!
Bye for now!
:D Kristine

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Few of my Favorite Things....

Just a little window shopping. Here are some items that are available on Etsy from some creative designers and artists.

Sweet Meats Porky Chop

These plush items are so adorable! I purchased a T-Bone Plush Steak for my hubby and he loved it! My next purchase from Sweet Meats would have to be the ham bone. You can also request to have your meat deli wrapped....simple, genius, gotta love it!

I love this "La Fleur" sweater coat. So chic and versatile. I may have to put this on my birthday wish list.

I have to say that my very first purchase from Etsy were two prints from Ashley. I fell in love with her style and her work has a quirkiness that makes me smile (I'm rhyming). I have two of her prints on my desk at work. I'm sure I'll get more in the future.

These little cloche caps are so, so hip! Liza is based in Portland and most of her items are custom to order. She is very talented and her work is quite innovative.

Ilee Papergoods

If I could do letterpress work I would. Maybe I'll make that a goal of mine for the future. Letterpress is timeless and elegant. I purchased a few items from Ilee and her work is exquisite. Her calendars make great gifts!

Bird Nerd

Birds are so HOT right now. (Imagine me saying this in a very deep voice). Bird Nerd's screen printed birds are just the Shiz! I gotta get some!

Happy Shopping!

:D Kristine

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cupid, Draw back your bow-o-wo...

Just in time for Love Day!! Sweet & Sour Goodies Cupid Dolls! These are currently available in my etsy shop so get one for that special someone that makes your heart skip a beat!!
These were really fun to make. I must say I love the little blond curl in the front, makes this little guy look so sweet....uhhh, and sour!
Cupid Dolls $23.50

If you purchase two cupid dolls you'll get $5.00 off your total. Please send me a convo on etsy prior to your purchase so I can add in the discount.
Spread the love-Sweet & Sour Style!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sweet & Sour Goodies....1st Giveaway of the year!!

So for the 1st giveaway of the year I will be raffling off a Luchador doll!! Please post a comment by January 30th and the lucky person will be selected at random! The winner will be announced on February 2nd!!
I will try to do more giveaways throughout the year-it's a good way to advertise the dolls and free stuff is always fun!! So tell your friends!
Good Luck!!
:D Kristine

Monday, January 5, 2009

First post of the New Year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and an even better new year!! 2009-bring it on! I'm ready!! So for the first assignment of the new year I have started a new Flickr Group called "Sweet & Sour Goodies...Where are you?" I thought this might be a cool way to see all the whereabouts of the little sour guys. So if you have a Sweet & Sour Goodies of your very own, please join the group and submit your photos!
Here's the link for easy access:
I'll post some more stuff in the next few days....
:D Kristine