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