July 18, 2008

Production Lines


I have kept myself busy the last few days with my little production lines. I have been reading a wonderful book called Craft Inc: Turn Your Creative Hobby Into a Business. It mentions somewhere in the book to always make more than one item at a time. I am queen of One-at-a-Time land especially when it comes to larger projects like handbags and quilts. I have always had my little production lines of pouches, tape measures and tags but have recently increased the size threefold.

The most fun was choosing the tiny buttons for the doorknobs on the little house tapemeasures. I also had a blast carving my own stamps for the Tea Time tags inspired by the ever-so-talented Craft Pudding!



I also made a cute little Teacup pillow... but I only made one...


I REALLY should have made more because someone purchased the CUSTOM order from my shop...

18 comments :

distelfliege said...

The stuff you are making is so nice and what's more important, it's unique. I guess you are the ideal "Craft inc." Person. I am a member of a german quilt+patchwork forum and we were all very excited about your ideas and projects when someone found the link to your flickr stuff.
So I think you are already famous. :)
Have a nice weekend
Distel

Idunia said...

....and I am a member of polish stich & patchwork forum - so you are famous in Poland to!

Can I buy 5 hause on a picture?
Monika

una quilter said...

How lovely those houses will be! Carving stamps looks like so much fun. So wonderful to find your blog! And that pillow! Such a nice restingplace for the head of a young girl or boy, such as mine of four and two. Sending smiles your way, Una.

Laurraine Yuyama said...

Thank you all so much! You make me so happy!

Monika- Do you mean the house with the leaves at the top right corner? I can keep it for you. It might be a while before I finish them though ;o)

quiltcat said...

your blog is very beautiful. you make lovly things. your houses are too cute.
what will it bee when its finished?
much greetings
elfriede/österreich

Tine said...

LOL! Making duplicates is just not as much fun as making one!! But you do it so well, and your work is so beautiful.

apaolal said...

You blog and you job are very beautiful...
and congratulation for your shop..
ciao
ciao
anna paola Italy

Stephanie said...

Oh I am thrilled I discovered you...first through flickr. I LOVE tea and tea cups and tea pots. Absolutely darling pouches.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I just came across your flickr site which led me to your etsy shop and ultimately here. Your work is amazing; I want to have my grandmother over for a cup of tea right now, such a peaceful warm aesthetic you have here-thanks for sharing your talents with us all.

Peace.

syko kajsa said...

I am going in the same direction and the collections are ever growing. I have even counted how many of each product I have to make each time to make it time and cost effective. Very proud of myself :) I love your little house measure tapes and hope to get one for myself soon! But I'm sure they will all sell before I have said house!

Laurraine Yuyama said...

Kajsa, if you really want one just let me know which one you would like :o)

PS Have you ever thought of hiring someone to help with the easier stuff? I certainly have! I usually wish I had 3 of me!!!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

I know just what you mean! I have to learn to make more than one at a crack to...to use my time more productively. I just love everything you make and am so happy to have found your blog! I'm going to add yours to my blog link list so I remember to stop back and see what other wonderful things you are up to!
Smiles, Karen

Martina said...

Hi! I've found your blog today and It's gorgeous! I always look at your marvellous creations in your webpage but now I'll add in my blog list!
I love those little houses!!!
hugs from Italy
Martina

Mary said...

I just found your blog...Oh I Love Those Houses!!!! Did you make these without a pattern? They are just too adorable!! Tell me more...
Mary

Aniza said...

can I apply for the Laurrine-clone post? LOL....I love your teacup pillow :)

Marcepx said...

Laurraine:
I enjoy every work you make. All are very original!!
I like to buy some stamp like the photo with number and letter in the same stamp.
You could say, what is the mark?
Thank you in advance

Luciana said...

Hello Laurreine,
I'm just in love with your beautiful work! I didn't arrive at this point to do a lot of work at the same time, but I enjoy doing three or four miniquilts together... Is like a line production.

Jessica said...

Hi there. Such cute stuff!! What type of ink are you using for your stamps? Very cute idea. Thx, Jess