Friday, May 15, 2009

Designs By Mandy

My close friend, Mandy Weimar, whom I've worked with for 5 years now, has been the designer behind a lot of our formal business packaging (i.e. invoices, business cards, purchase order forms, etc.). She also does a majority of our stuffed creatures that we sell in our shop. If you've ever come out to Cooper Young Festival and stopped by our booth, she's been there with us for the past 2 years, and you've undoubtedly seen her cute face.

As a gift to me, she designed some new business cards for Love For Sale! They are so perfect and so darling and it's a really wonderful design:

Mandy does business designs for a handful of other company's and has a really cute and clean aesthetic. If you're interested in talking to her about designing for you, you can email her at

Thursday, May 7, 2009

May flowers bring baby showers

I've had so many orders come in over the past month for baby shower gifts! I love that there's new babies being ushered into the world at the same time as new spring flowers. It's a sweet thing to think about.

Emily ordered a baby set for a shower shes attending this afternoon. Coincidentally, the shower's being held at Muddy's Bake Shop, which I think is a GREAT location for a baby shower!

The "baby set" includes a blanket, a bib, and a changing mat. This set was for a little boy, and I think it came out pretty cute:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Shirts to look forward to...

Going back to the BFF (Bicycle Film Festival), I thought I'd share a preview of 2 of the shirts we'll be selling at the event! Again, we're doing several bicycle themed items for the event. But these will be posted in the Etsy shop at the beginning of June as well.

(the LFS Etsy shop is under construction right now, but should be up and running by the end of next week so keep those eyes peeled for updates!)

Coaster Swap!

I saw this over on Candace's fabulous blog, Sparkle Power, and thought it would be a great deal of fun to join in! While this blog is still pretty new, anyone out there that DOES read it and is interested in joining should do so!

Kindred Crafters is hosting a coaster swap! They're even going international with it! Imagine the fun...
Go to this link and join in if you're interested! Sharing is caring :)

Bicycle Film Festival

I'm really excited to announce Love For Sale will be participating in the 9th Annual Bicycle Film Festival. It will be held in various cities across North America as well as other countries. In Memphis the festival will be held at the Brooks Museum, Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th in Overton Park.
This is copied and pasted from an email I got about the event:
"The Bicycle Film Festival is a celebration of cycling in all forms. It started 9 years ago when a man (Brendt Barbur BFF Director) was hit by a bus while on his bike. He decided to turn the experience into something positive, and the result was the Bicycle Film Festival. The BFF goes to less than 20 cities in the world, including Milan, Paris, Chicago, NY, etc., so we are very lucky to have it in Memphis this year."
So if you're in the area the last weekend of May, please come out and show not only your LFS support, but some bicycle support as well! We'll be there all day Saturday with a craft booth, selling a lot of bicycle themed goodies as well as some of our traditional LFS merchandise.
For more information on the Bicycle Film Festival, visit

Friday, May 1, 2009

Side Projects

I've been in epoxy heaven lately. I keep wanting to try projects with bar resin but it's such a huge undertaking and epoxy has the same effect in much smaller, easy to use packaging. I'm sold!

My dad is a huge pipe and tobacco enthusiast and saves all the really cool tins that his tobacco comes in. And of course, I sift through these boxes whenever I get the chance and always end up leaving dad's house with 20 great looking tins. And I'm always itching to do something with them.
So I played around with some ideas. None of these little projects are done, mind you, but they've been fun to play with.

Howlin' Wolf Coaster

Crazy Love Elephant


Fresh Start

Well, there's big news for LFS - we're going fulltime! The decision was pretty easy to make when I was given an opportunity to financially support LFS without needing the current 40+ hour a week job I have now. It was really painful to not have the time to devote to LFS the way I've always wanted. This is what I'm passionate about. THIS is what makes me happy! So, I've found myself in a rare and fortunate position where I can really devote myself to the thing I love so dearly. I want to provide the best product I can with the most love I can give. I'm so excited about this opportunity and am so pleased that Love For Sale now has the chance to be something really spectacular.

Thank you to all my friends and family and customers who have poured out endless amounts of encouragement and positive feedback since announcing this big move. Without all of you, I couldn't live my dream. You're kind of a big deal.

Love to you all and here we go!