06 December 2011

hi everyone...

the giveaway winner has been chose, thank you everyone for entering! :)

16 November 2011

okay...

it's getting to be that time of the year. yep, the holidays are coming and i'm getting really busy. the shop is doing very well and i'm looking forward to it growing even bigger!! now...i know why your here, so here we go.

our holiday giveaway will be these awesome Hello Kitty ornaments and a special black tulip shop surprise!


entry is simple just write "kitty", your name and a valid e-mail address under this post and on december 5th the winner will be picked using a random number generator.

the winner will be notified via e-mail but if i do not hear back from that person within 48hrs another number will be pulled, so please leave a valid e-mail address.

only entries that enter all three required pieces of information will be considered and please one entry per person.

thanks you guys and good luck! :)

24 October 2011

i love pink and...


i'm sure you do too! in celebration of such love i'm having this mini-giveaway. it's your chance to get one of my charms absolutely free. the charm can be used on your cell phone, ds lite, keyring, zipper pull, looped around purse handles or anywhere you need added cuteness!


entry is simple just write "pink", your name and a valid e-mail address under this post and on november 7th the winner will be picked using a random number generator.

the winner will be notified via e-mail but if i do not hear back from that person within 48hrs another number will be pulled, so please leave a valid e-mail address. only entries that enter all three required pieces of information will be considered and please one entry per person.

thanks and good luck! :)

22 October 2011

now is the time...

to get that doll skirt you saw in my shop.
free shipping on all doll skirts at black tulip shop, click HERE to take advantage of the savings!!

21 October 2011

please come into...


my work space. :)  my husband and i just bought our first home and it was my chance to have a proper work area. basically i needed an area for my sewing and space for my retro and vintage bric-a-brac...so without further ado.

 when you first walk-in, next to the door you will find some of my craft, art and kid books. also on the bookcase is my hello kitty bubble gun machine. my light box (yes, it actually lights up) with an image of gwen stefani's "love angel music baby" album cover hangs above the bookcase. these boxes were all the rage in record stores...when there were record stores.



































as you come around you will see the sets of drawers where I keep my store's stock. each drawer has different products, the top ones are for jewelry and the lower ones have pouches and totes. the white boxes are shipping supplies and look don't you just love my junko mizuno poster! :)




























the cubby holds my fabrics, each cube has a different major color scheme of fabrics.
basically all the blues are in one cube and all the red/pink are in another cube and so on.
the cutie shelves came with the room which is perfect for my figures and such.


















you will also notice my vintage wig box and sewing basket, i love thrift stores!

last but not least is my desk, it's nice to have this area. i have my sewing machine, my serger and a wicked lime green chair! i also have my pegboard which i did myself. it's so helpful for keeping my desk organized. you will also notice the picture of my husband as a young skateboarding slacker.



















i hope you enjoyed taking a peek in my cutie world!! :)

congrats...

to our giveaway winner kristie, i hope you enjoy your bow! right now i'm thinking of the next big giveaway but i'm also thinking of doing a mini giveaway before that. hummm ;)

20 September 2011

you know what time it is...

giveaway time!  yep, it's here again and i am super proud to bring you this most awsome item.  the skull and cross-bone hair bow, this cute bow has always been a big seller in the shop and now i'm offering one for free.

entry is simple just write "bow", your name and a valid e-mail address under this post and on october15th the winner will be picked using a random number generator.


the winner will be notified via e-mail but if i do not hear back from that person within 48hrs another number will be pulled, so please leave a valid e-mail address. only entries that enter all three required pieces of information will be considered.


please one entry per person.



thanks and good luck

13 September 2011

all work and some play makes...

me happy! i got more ideas than i can say but there will be some new and exciting things coming.

first off i'm working on some stationary sets and if all my ducks line up i will have a cute holiday card for you to send out to your friends and family.

also, i'm working on some new totes and pouches for you to carry your cuteness in and a giveaway is coming very soon.  just make sure your ready for something cute and spooky, check our facebook(here) for more details.

lastly, i got some new spooky cuteness in the shop, check it out and click title for more details.

I Want Candy Corn Halloween Hair Bow Set

thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! :)

08 July 2011

time for...

catch up.

first off i had my first vendor experience and it was fun!
i had a table at the atlanta rollergirls bout this past june and i met some really nice people.
i also learned a few things by watching some of the other vendors at the event.
the first thing was i need to bring more product which means i really need to get to work.
second, i need more display pieces to showcase my products.
i was able to find some nice baskets from the thrift store and i will continue to look so that next time i will have a super awesome display area.

i got this three tier basket for $2.50 at the local salvation army store and that plastic postcard holder for $1.50, what a deal!!












there were a few things that made me super proud, like my table sign








and my assistant, my hubby andy! :)












all in all it was a great evening and a great first vendor experience!



on shop news, i thought it would be fun to add a new item to the shop...yep, scrunchies!!












you may ask yourself, why?  well why not, they can hold your hair out of the way when you're washing your face and they won't damage your hair like most other ponytail holders and heck they're just fun! 
this fairy kei pair sold afterr just a couple of days so i'll be making  more this weekend so check out the shop to see what other combos we have in store.

now on a personal cuteness note, on July the 7th me and my husband celebrated our 8th anniversary of our first date!  yep. eight years ago we went on our first date and ever since we have been inseparable!! :)
as one of my awesome presents he got me this wonderful mini lalaloopsy treehouse!

















i spent part of this afternoon taking pictures of the treehouse and the dolls!























and as you can tell this little lady likes to play in the mud puddles!

well that's it for now, i hope your summer's going good!! :) 

18 June 2011

and tha winner is...

Oksana and you have one cute little cherry pouch coming to you! :)

01 June 2011

this is...

what i've been up to!


















i've decided to make a series of postcards of some of my vintage toys and figures.
i have been collecting these for a number of years and i love them all, even the ones with chips and scrapes.  they are just too cute and if they could talk i'm sure they would have a ton to say. from the factory to the thrift store they would have stories and  maybe even a bit about me and my husband.... i guess it's a good thing they can't talk! ;) 

the postcards will be available in black tulip shop very soon, they will be sold in sets and individually.
keep checking our facebook for more information!




17 May 2011

it's here...

the new giveaway and it's verry cute and verry useful!!
presenting the verry cherry coin purse, yep now for the rules.













entry is simple just write "verry cherry", your name and a valid e-mail address under this post and on June 18th the winner will be picked using a random number generator.

the winner will be notified via e-mail but if i do not hear back from that person within 48hrs another number will be pulled, so please leave a valid e-mail address.

please one entry per person.

thanks and good luck!

i know, i know...

but it's been a bit crazy and i've hit a creative wall i need to bust through but the giveaway is coming. i will announce the giveaway this afternoon/evening on our facebook page (click here!) so keep and eye out! :)

on other news i am drawing again (yay!!) and i've been having fun doing it!  i'm hoping to add some postcards of my artwork to the shop in the next few weeks. they will be an inexpensive way of adding more cuteness to your world.

also next month i will be at the local roller derby selling my wares so if you want something but don't want to pay shipping come check me out, i will have more details soon.

last but not least i got some new things in the shop including this darling pouch!  i really love the colors and the added detail of the wood and felt buttons, come to the shop and chck it out here!














that is all :)

28 April 2011

whew...

after two non-responses for the giveaway the third number drawn  finally contacted me and and her pouch is on it way! :)

now on to cool things, as part of my easter present my husband took me to fernbank's mythical creatures exhibit.  i had lots of fun my only complaint...not big enough.  i wanted more but hey it was fun and i got to see the unicorn, i adore unicorns!









and this pegasus wasn't too shabby either!










more photos can be seen on my fickr set by clicking here!


now, i like to try different things and see how they come out and to be honest some don't come out so well but some do and that's when i'm super excited!!
my new project are key fobs, now you may be asking yourself what is a key fob?  well it's a piece of material you can loop around your wrist to hold your keys, change purse, or flash-drives.  it's really useful and in my case really cute!! check out these two i just made!!













both will be making their way into the shop very soon so keep a look out!!
you can visit our shop at blacktulipshop.com!

thanks for stopping by and keep checking back for details on our next giveaway or visit us at our fan page at http://www.facebook.com/blacktulipshop 

22 April 2011

okay,...

round two! the new winner is chani number 35!












Okay no worries if you didn't win this time because I'm already working on the next giveaway.
Like our Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/blacktulipshop to keep updates on the next giveaway. I will be dropping hints and posting the giveaway info on the fan page first and again a big thanks to all the entrants!!































20 April 2011

the winner is...

number 39 Kathleen who made her post on April 17, 2011 8:12 PM.













Now since I don't have your e-mail I need you to contact me at blacktulipshop@gmail.com and let me know your mailing information.  Now if I haven't heard from the winner by midnight on Thursday April 21, 2011 a new winner will be chosen.

Okay no worries if you didn't win this time because I'm already working on the next giveaway.
Like our Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/blacktulipshop to keep updates on the next giveaway.  I will be dropping hints and posting the giveaway info on the fan page first and a big thanks to all the entrants!!





01 April 2011

happy anniversary...

yep, two awesome years of spreading cuteness around the world!
it's been super exciting sending packages to asia, australia, europe, canada and around the usa.
a big thank you to all my fans and i have so many amazing things planned for the next year.  one of them being these cute little heart shaped charms.













they're great for your bag or as a zipper pull also i can put them on a cellphone lanyard if you prefer.
if you don't see them up in the shop just message me and i will be more than happy to make you one and i have more designs coming soon too. :)

now for the big news, free giveaway time!
i have this super cute care bears vinyl that i used to make this 4" x 3" coin purse/card case.
the giveaway is a thank you to you oh so fab fans!















entry is simple just write "care bear" under this post and on April 20th the winner will be picked using a random number generator.


the winner will be notified via e-mail but if i do not hear back from that person within 24hrs another number will be pulled.

please one entry per person.

thanks and good luck!

*edit*

Thanks to everyone who have entered the giveaway so far!
Orignally the contest was on Facebook and since I had to move it to the blog there was one person who was the first to enter on Facebook.  Basically that means everyone gets moved down one position. It wouldn't be right for that person to lose their position, sorry for the mix-up.






24 March 2011

spring has...

sprung and wow it's lovely outside.
the trees are just so pretty and fluffy but with great weather come great pollen.  now granted i don't have the horrific allergies but i do have the classic "somethings in my eyes" and "why will my nose not stop running" complaints.  oh well it's a small price to pay for such great weather!

i'm super excited to be heading to the macon cherry blossom festival this weekend!!!  me and the old man will pack up the girls and head to the park. i'm hoping to get some great pictures of the girls modeling some of my new creations like this little number i just listed in my etsy shop.

















i'm feeling good and looking forward to my next post of cherry blossoms and dolls, stay tuned.

17 March 2011

i got...

some exciting news! first, i'm working on a giveaway that will be both cute and functional...humm whatever could it be, keep checking back to find out! ;)

also i have a few new items in the shop including these cute earrings

which brings me to the next good news, i will be supplying a giveaway item and doing a interview for http://derbygirlsblog.com/ soon and once it's up and rolling i will let you know here and on our facebook page.

now you might have noticed my new badge to the right. it was my first time making one and it was super easy using the directions i found here.
if your up for a badge exchange just let me know! :)

last but not least, i have started another blog that will feature all things kawaii! if you would like your photos, video, shop or whatever you got in the world of kawaii featured just send me a message! i will pick a item, shop,blog or whatnot to feature every week, it's still in baby form but i'm super excited about it!
come check out!
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11 March 2011

my love...

for japan is very strong and my heart broke when i heard the news of the quake and tsunami. besides the money i will be donating on my own i will be giving 10% or more of the shop's sales to the red cross to help with the relief effort. i've been lucky enough to have been to japan twice and i have nothing but wonderful memories and love for the land and people of japan, so head on over to the shop to help the folks who inspire me and many others to bring kawaii to the masses!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/blacktulipshop



02 March 2011

omg...

i have a lot on my plate. i need to come up with a schedual for working on projects so i can make the most of my time. do you have a schedual that works for, let us know about it! :)

in other news i am now addicted to making these headbands they are simple, fun and super cute!!! i made one for the shop and i made one for myself check it out here.
























and here!

keep checking back because i will be making more headbands out of some super fun fabrics.
i'm off to cut some more fabric, thanks for stopping by! :)

14 February 2011

i've been thinking

 about making these for some time. today was the day i decided to sit down and work on them, introducing the bow cuff. the cuff features my simple and elegant bow on a fabric cuff with a elastic loop. i adore using the elastic loop because it makes it comfortable for larger wrist and there is a cute bow button to hold the loop too!! check out the first in a series of the bow cuffs.







let me know what you think! :)

12 February 2011

a bundle of...

pearls!! these charm are so pretty and fun to make! I've made them in white, ecur and blue glass pearls.

here is the ecur charm.


here is the blue charm.


and here is the white one!


check here for more details. :)