Autumn-Born Whimsies · News

A year of change

This is the time of year that folks most often want to do some reflection, so I’ll take a minute and do that. 🙂

It’s definitely been eventful for the Autumn-Born household. My husband and I have both had surgery this year (We’re both doing great!), I was diagnosed with a chronic illness a little over a year ago, and that’s been its’ own adventure (Again, I’m doing really well! 🙂 ), so, of course, my creative endeavors seem to be most affected.

I have decided that I’m not going to be selling nail polish over the net anymore. It’s been increasingly cost prohibitive for me. :p I will still be carrying it at Sassafras & Sage in Angola, Indiana, though, so if you ever make it this way, you will still be able to get things. 🙂

So, in that vein, I’ll be revamping my Etsy site soon. I’ll be putting up felt stuff, probably after Christmas, though, because Sass & Sage has a couple events coming up.

I’ll also be adding digital, downloadable stuff, like scrapbooking “papers” and things you can use on your Cricut, or whatever. I’ve really missed the graphic design stuff.  I’m VERY out of practice, but it’s nice to be getting back in the swing of things.

In an effort to stay ahead of medical bills (Even with insurance, surgeries and hospital stays are EXPENSIVE), I’ve also got a couple other things going.

The first is my TeeSpring storefront! I’ve got different t-shirt designs/stickers/all sorts of things.

 

Next is my Ko-Fi page.  I’ll be adding different digital goodies, some for free, some you’ll be able to see/use with a small payment (Either one time, or monthly, as low as a dollar!). It’ll be social media stuff, Cricut usable stuff, and other digital odds and ends that’ll lean towards the nerdy and the pagan, with smidges of whatever else strikes my fancy. 🙂

I’ll be sure and post here, too, when I update the Etsy shop, and when I add new things to either TeeSpring or Ko-fi.

Thank you folks, so so much, for hanging around no matter what direction my creative shit goes. I am eternally thankful for you folks. ❤

Autumn-Born Whimsies

A little bit of felt

I really enjoy wet felting. I love starting from raw wool roving and ending with whatever I want to create. Today I want to show you folks a pair of wristlets I made.  I really love the grey scale/vivid color combo and when I got a bit of a super vivid pink wool in a sample bag I ordered, I knew I had to do something cool and 80’s like with it.

 

I love the way these turned out. I added little bits of silk thread in places, and I hand-spun some of the pink wool into a little length of yarn to add some texture to them.

I definitely plan to make more wristlets because they’re so fun. Next time, though, I’ll show you one of the little bags I’ve been making!

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Hi! Pardon the mess-It’s still me!

Back in the fall, I’d started poking around with some fiber art- wet felting, some weaving, that sort of thing. And over the winter as I did my seasonal day job, I did a lot of thinking about where I am, where I’ve been, and where I’m going, creatively speaking.

One of the resounding things is that, while I love making nail polish and I don’t see that changing in any way, I had been missing other creative endeavours. That got me thinking about how I wanted to get back to that. I already had Bramblefae Boutique to use if I wanted.

But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the Bramblefae identity didn’t really suit me anymore. It didn’t really feel like *me*.

I spent a lot of years trying to be, creatively, a little of everything for everybody and that’s amazing for people who can do it, but I felt I needed to scale things back a bit; to focus more on things I *loved*, rather than things I thought other people would love.

I make mead for fun and for spiritual reasons- about a gallon, twice a year. I, half-jokingly, made labels for it that say, “Autumn-born Meadery”, because my husband and I were both born in October. And I’ve realized that the Autumn-Born moniker fits both me, and what I want to do creatively, a lot better than anything else at this point. 🙂

So, over the next few weeks, I’ll be showing off some of the things I’m doing, and opening up a shop of some sort for the things that aren’t nail polish.

As for BeeFae, nothing at all will change there, and I am excited about some of the new polishes I’ve got in the works. 🙂

You will need to update your bookmarks, I believe, because this will now be autumnbornwhimsies.com. Twitter will still be @BeeFae for polish and @bramblefae for everything else, for now (If I change my @, I’ll be sure and let you all know, of course!).

Thank you all for your willingness to come along on this ride with me and I look very forward to showing you what’s next. 🙂

~T

 

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A Small Update!

Hi! How’ve you folks been? It’s been a lot of snow for me over the last day or so, and now it’s super cold. :p Good weather for staying inside.

I wanted to give a quick update post since I’ve kind of solidified a timeline for the next few months. 🙂

February 1st, I’m putting the Etsy shop in vacation mode for a bit. I’ll open it back up March 1st.  As I go through current, past, and future colors-to take some out, bring some back, take new photos, etc- I realized that this is a bigger project than I’d thought about.  Add in, also, that my day job is going into it’s busiest time of year, and I realized that I need the month of February to get all that done. 🙂

So, feel free to pick up any polishes you’ve been thinking about because they may not be there in March.  (I’m not being a shit- I really haven’t finalized the list yet. :p )

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In the meantime, though, I will still be tweeting pics of polishes and other things because I am SUPER happy with this new macro lens I bought for my phone (Thanks to a tip from the lovely Dragonsworn Cosmetics! ) so be sure and follow me on twitter!

Thanks, folks, as always, for your support. 2019 is gonna be amazing! ❤

BeeFae · New Stuff · News

New Year, New…news?

Hi folks, it’s been awhile, yeah?  Those of you who follow me on Twitter know I haven’t really gone anywhere- I’ve just been really bad at organized updates over the last few months. :p

Over the first couple months of 2019, I’m going to be updating many of the listings on Etsy. I’m gonna be taking down a few things, bringing back a few colors, updating a couple of formulas, and revamping all the product photos.

I’ve played, over the last year, with adding different cosmetics to the mix (And I did add a small selection of perfume oil), but I feel, at least right now, that I want to bring the focus back in on what I’m best at- fun and quirky nail polishes, and some other nail related stuff (So, before anyone panics-the cuticle balm is not going anywhere. 🙂 ).

On that note, there’ll be 2 new things going into the shop this week. First is my take on Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019 – Living Coral. I love this color a lot and I’m excited to add it to the shop!

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Next up (Or more accurately- Up now!) is a $5 mystery bottle! During the summer months, BeeFae has a display at a local boutique in my town, so I find myself in the winter with the left over stock.  I’ll be offering them at half price to you folks so I can make room for new colors! The listing will be active as long as I have extra bottles. So if you like surprises, pick up a couple!

Lastly, I am always very thankful for you folks, and so I am working on ways to show that this year.

Here’s to a great 2019!

BeeFae

It’s a Garden Party!

Hi folks! After what seems like FOREVER, I have a new line of polishes! Here in Indiana, the winter has just dragged on, so we needed a set of polishes to help bring on Spring. 😀

 

 

I started with the idea of a Victorian era garden party and just went from there. 🙂

Each of these polishes are available in the Etsy shop right now, along with 2018’s birthstone polishes- up to April, of course. 🙂

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March and Spring and Stuff

Been a minute, I know. I’ve been busy at work, and waiting for winter to be done in the part of the world I call home. 🙂 Today, though, the sun is shining and the birds are singing and the snow is gone, so here I am with an update. 🙂

I had planned to release the spring line in the middle of March, but then I got to thinking about how I opened the Etsy shop on April 2nd of last year.  So, I’ll be releasing the spring line- I’m calling it Garden Party, cuz that’s what the colors make me feel like- on that date. 🙂 In March, aside from the birthstone polish, I’ll be releasing a couple random polishes I’ve been working on, including one that I think I want y’all to name for me. 🙂

 

I mentioned March’s birthstone polish- Aquamarine is generally considered March’s birthstone so I paid homage to that with this polish, although it’s a bit brighter than the stone generally is.

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It’ll be in the Etsy shop on March 1st. 🙂 And throughout the month of March, I’ll be previewing the new line as well as a few other things as we lead up to the 1st anniversary of BeeFae Cosmetics as an actual thing. ❤