Whistle While You Work!

ConstantlyAlice gives me a great sense of joy and accomplishment.  Over the last year or so since I started selling on ConstantlyAlice, I’ve developed a blog, created projects and giveaways, started making handcrafted jewelry and met some wonderful, WONDERFUL people (that’s you!!)

However, I have never really done any of it with a plan in mind.  I just put things out there as I think of them, add stuff to the site when I have a moment away from my full time job and family and occasionally share a thought, passion or two when the spirit moves me.

SO.

I’ve decided to change that a bit and make a more serious commitment to really developing ConstantlyAlice into a thriving business.  I want to provide you, as my customers, community and friends, with not just a good product, but a great one.

What does that mean?

Well, for starters, I am working on creating a ConstantlyAlice website.  It will be a one stop shop for everything ConstantlyAlice.  Blog, merchandise, vintage, tutorials and my soon to be developed YouTube Channel.

I am also expanding what I offer.  As you know, I have recently added the Avon brand to my growing list of products.  Some other things you can expect, in addition to really great vintage finds and handcrafted jewelry, will be knitting and crochet patterns, ConstantlyAlice Designs (a line of vintage inspired clothing and accessories) and a line of handbags and wallets.

Additionally, you can expect a lookbook/magazine.  This project is still in the works, but I hope to make it either a quarterly or seasonal offering.

You’ll notice these changes gradually, and everything else will be business as usual (I won’t be closing up shop while I go through this process!)  Keep an eye out for the grand unveiling of the site, lots of giveaways and contests, some discount coupons and sales as we grow 🙂

Thanks so much for being loyal customers and followers of ConstantlyAlice ❤

Hugs and Smooches,
D

Avon Calling!

One of my goals for ConstantlyAlice this year was to build it into a “lifestyle” that incorporated all of my passions, instead of just being about selling in my etsy shop.  I want to share a way of life, not just a brand.

So, along those lines, in addition to my posts on creating, vintage and literature, I will be adding one of my favorite product lines to my offerings..I’m now an Avon lady 😉

Avon is one of my favorite brands, mostly because of the vintage appeal, but also because they provide excellent quality items at great prices.

My plan is to add posts to the blog that review Avon products, give step by step tutorials on creating different looks (with a focus on vintage style) and eventually to create a youtube channel where I can share videos of how to use different products with you.

I’m so excited to be sharing this new addition to ConstantlyAlice with you!  You can find the ConstantlyAlice Avon shop here.  Stay tuned for my first product giveaway!

Hugs and Smooches,
D

Create 365 – Project Updates

I’m still plodding along with the Geek Chic hat pattern.  I’m hoping to have it complete by this weekend (which will be excellent timing, since we’re expecting a rather large snow storm in the next few days 😉

In the meantime, I thought I would share with you a few other things I have in mind for the Create 365 project.  This is not a comprehensive list, but a few highlights that I’m really looking forward to tackling!

I want to create this dress for the spring.  The pattern was designed by the lovely Gertie of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing.  Her blog is a HUGE favorite of mine, you should go take a peek at it if you love to sew!

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I also purchased Gertie’s Book and fell in love with a scalloped skirt pattern.

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I think I’d like to do it in a pretty teal blue or fuchsia color.

On the knitting front, I just purchased the spring issue of Vogue Knitting and I LOVE the brightly colored knitted collars!  I think I may begin with this one, but I might be moved to make them all 😉

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Also on the knitting front (a far more ambitious pattern than I have yet attempted) this adorable sweater from Knit Vintage, by Madeline Weston.

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In addition, I have several projects of my own design in the works, including a new jewelry line, and some additions to some of my current lines (Like the Sirene and Once Upon a Time series) and another doll for a special someone 😉

I can’t wait to share these with you!  Let me know if you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear your opinions.

Hugs and Smooches,
D