After slaving away for days in the living room workshop, we are finally open! Actually yesterday we opened the virtual doors. Every day, and every few hours, we are adding new products so check out the store often. Here’s a preview of some of the items you will find!
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This exciting enewsletter will feature a new product every month and show off the site’s best sellers. Also, it is where we will tell you about special discounts and promotions. (How can you miss out on that!?!)
If you include your birthday (don’t worry we don’t ask for the year), you’ll also get a special birthday month treat!
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I’ve been searching for some great “finds” at local antique fairs to add to Studio Gatz. The problem is I love everything I buy! And I want to keep them all for myself!
They are hand-pounded silver and about the size of cocktail glasses. But I think they would be cute as home decor. Wouldn’t they be adorable on a bar tray with an old ice bucket, or on the mantel with a little garland. Possibly with an egg shaped candle in them?
There’s so much I could do with them! But alas, they are for the store. This set of six “glasses” (cups??) will be found under One of a Kind Finds starting April 16.
Studio Gatz is opening its virtual doors on April 16. Just in time for you to spend your tax refund! I’m a bit of a procrastinator, so decided to set a deadline and make it public (that way I’m sure to get things done!).
The online boutique will feature Cards, Home Decor, Gifts and of course my Vintage One of a Kind Finds. I’m also working on a pet line that will open a little later. Everything is handmade to ensure that it’s special and unique.
So along with my Pinterest obsession, I have a thing for utensils (which is just kind-of a fun word to say). In fact, I’ve started a whole new board dedicated to utensils from DIY projects to fun designs and inspirations for future Studio Gatz products.
Here’s a snapshot of the board:
Oh! The possibilities!
I’ve been thinking about projects like these for a while now, so literally flipped out when at an antique show. Why? You may ask. Well there was a whole dusty basket filled with old silverware.
I tried to hid my excitement so as to not spoil my negotiation tactics, but there I was digging into the basket with zeal. Should I buy a few? Should I buy them all? Should I focus on spoons, or forks, or knives, or sets?!?!?!
Such decisions! I ended up with these:
Spoons, glorious Spoons!
I did get mostly spoons, but also a few sets to play with. I can’t wait to try some of these projects. I’ll be sure to post here on what I make. Stay tuned… And follow Studio Gatz on Pinterest for a constant stream of utensil-mania.
I stumbled upon Lost Type Co-op and let’s just say it was love at first sans serif. I’m a sucker for fonts and these really appealed to me because most had that vintage-y, old-fashion flair.
In the about section, it describes the site as ” a collaboration between Tyler Galpin and Riley Cranf … founded with the intention of providing unique and quality fonts based on a pay-what-you-want model. All designers get 100% of the donations their font receives. ”
So basically you pick the font you like and then name your own price. (Is anyone else picturing William Shatner right now?).
Below are a few of my favorites. Click the image to go to the price-font-negotiator page (make sure to sing that last part). I plan to incorporate these into future Studio Gatz’s designs.
Also, check out their blog. It shows where these fonts are currently in use. See if you can spot any!
Why name my future boutique Studio Gatz ? Well, I first must admit I’m obsessed with my golden doodle puppy Gatsby and he is part of the reason for the name. Here he is looking very intelligent:
But he’s named after the book (for those who can’t remember American Lit — it’s F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby). And why do I like the book? Well besides being a classic, it’s set in the Roaring 20s and one thing you need to know about me is that I was born in the wrong decade. Also, I must say I think Gatsby looks a little like Robert Redford, you know, if I combed and parted his hair.
My crafts, as I mentioned, mix a little vintage into today’s designs, so what better way to show that than by modernizing Gatsby into Gatz.