Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Free Shipping Offer

This week I am offering Free Worldwide Shipping on Orders $40 and over in my Etsy Shop! I'm doing this to celebrate finally getting a semi-full shop and also 4th of July. I had taken several months off from listing in my Etsy Shop to get ready for a benefit. So it took me quite a while to get over 60 items back up. 

So celebrate with me by getting Free Shipping this week! All you have to do is browse, check out,  and pay. Once I process your order, I will refund all shipping charges through Paypal. This offer is good on orders over $40 before shipping charges and expires on Sunday July 4th.

My next shop update will be tomorrow. I will be listing around 4-5 items.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Laduree + Fauchon Macarons

Arguably macarons are one of the cutest desserts around. I had always been obsessed with cupcakes, which are cute without a doubt, but several years ago I discovered the macaron while browsing the internet. But I had never tried one before or even seen one in person. Here, in New Mexico, they are not very common. The first one I tried was about a year ago from a place here called the Grove, a small cafe and bakery which also makes delicious cupcakes. 

I had become inspired by the macaron from the first time I saw them and even more so after tasting them. I created my first macaron charm made from polymer clay over a year ago. I continue to perfect my charms and hope to create new macaron charms soon. As I look to perfect a charm, I usually research pictures from the internet for reference and Inspiration. Overwhelmingly the most popular and beautiful pictures of macarons I found were from a place called Laduree. I browsed their website and was captivated by the beautiful interiors and pastries.

Ever since then I have wanted to go to Paris just to see Laduree. A few months ago my Mom told me she was going on a trip to Paris with my dad. I sent her on a macaron hunt for me. She brought me back macarons from both Laduree and Fauchon (which several locals claimed is much better than Laduree). I tried one from each before snapping pictures.

The box from Laduree that my macarons came in, isn't it gorgeous?

The yummy macarons (there were 6 in there). I can't remember the flavors since I haven't tried them yet!

The macarons from Fauchon. There were also 6 in this box before I ate one :)

I think that the packaging alone on the Laduree Macarons makes them better, but I am a sucker for anything pink and floral, girly and sweet. The other cool thing about the package is it is sturdy and could be used over and over for any number of things. My mom chose the packaging for me, she knows me so well! The flavor I tried was Mimosa (a new one I'm told). I have to say I wasn't a huge fan. It was very floral and reminded me a little of fancy soap. But I'm not sure this is any indication of the quality, just not my favorite flavor.

The Fauchon macarons are beautiful. I like their simple packaging that shows off the macarons, but I do miss all the girlyness the Laduree package has. Plus, you really cannot use this one over again. The flavor I tried was chocolate. Just chocolate cookies with ganache. Since I'm a chocoholic, it was amazing! I'll have to compare the chocolate from Laduree when I try it next.

Just wanted to share my macaron experience with you. What do you think of macarons? Like them, dislike them? Never heard of them?

xo Aubree

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Alice in Wonderland Charms Collection

Just wanted to share with you the items I have developed so far for my new Alice in Wonderland Collection that merges my love of everything Alice with my love for polymer clay. The Eat Me Cakes are available in my Etsy Shop & Website. The Cupcake Necklace is available in my Etsy Shop and will be added to my website very soon!

What do you guys think of the new collection? What other charms/characters are you interested in seeing?

xo Aubree

Friday, June 18, 2010

June Giveaway Winner

The winner for the June giveaway is entry # 7, Noemie

Congrats! Please send your mailing address to aubree @ fatallyfemininedesigns.com within one week to claim your prize.

Thanks again for everyone who entered this month, I really appreciate all of the lovely features that you posted about my work! Don't forget that you will have another chance to win next month, so comes back in about three weeks to enter July's blog giveaway.

(Sorry I forgot to take a screenshot of the random number generator results this time!)

xo Aubree

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Studio Sunday + Random Cute Stuff

Today I worked on some new Alice Jewelry in my studio. I made a bunch of Alice pendants for necklaces and earrings. A couple weeks ago I introduced black and white illustrations to my collection. Some of these are a new black and white cheshire cat pendant that I'm going to be adding to my Etsy Shop soon. These pendants haven't been sealed or drilled yet. Once they are, they'll be made into jewelry and photographed for listing. There is also a new color pendant for the collection of Alice and the Garden of Live Flowers. It's so cute and is my new favorite! (I'll have to make one for me)

A couple of days ago I was also in my studio working on some new polymer clay charms. Some have been since put up for sale and others are still a work in progress.

Now some random cute stuff I thought I would share! My two hello kitty plushies which I love (my brother tells me I'm too old for hello kitty but what does he know?!) And my collection of Harajuku Lovers perfume (of course mostly just purchased for the dolls) ;)

Hope you all have a great Sunday! I hope to have the FFD June Newsletter sent out in a few days so look out for that.

xo Aubree

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fresh New Items

Today I added some brand new Sweet Treats charms to FatallyFeminineDesigns.com. If you remember the post I did a few weeks ago about summer inspirations some of these charms are the result of that. Hope you like them. They are all available now as charms or necklaces!

Don't forget to enter June's Blog giveaway for your chance to win a Pink Strawberry Cake ring!!

xo Aubree

Friday, June 11, 2010

June Giveaway

Yay! Today is the start of June's Blog giveaway. This month you can enter to win a Mini Strawberry Cake Ring handmade by me from polymer clay and valued at $15. This time there is less than 1 week to enter.

How to enter:
1) Visit the FFD Website or Etsy Shop, linked in the right column. 
2) Find your favorite item and feature it in your blog, twitter, FaceBook, add to your Flickr page, DeviantArt Journal etc and link to the item. Basically you can use any social network tool you want. 
3) Send me a link to the feature in a comment here.
4) If you use Facebook, please take a Screenshot of the feature since many of you have privacy settings that block me from viewing. Send your screenshot to aubree at fatallyfemininedesigns.com. Please do this in addition to your comment here. Thanks!

Entries Due next Thursday, June 17th! I will randomly choose a winner on June 17th and announce it here on Friday. You must check here next Friday to see if you won. Anyone is free to enter, please do so between now and June 17th. Once a winner is chosen I will need that person's shipping address. If I do not receive your address within one week of June 17th, you will forfeit your prize. Please send your shipping address to aubree at fatallyfemininedesigns.com. Good Luck!

xo Aubree

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Chains Available Now

I just wanted to write up a quick post to let everyone know that chains are now available on fatallyfemininedesigns.com. Any charm can be made into a necklace for just $2 more! Choose between Sterling Silver Box Chain, Silver Plated Cable, and Gold Plated cable. Buy them on the same page as your favorite charm. 

Check out the new Birthday Cake Slice Charms, which can be customized by you! Choose you icing flavor, cake flavor, sprinkles, and candle color.

Look out for this month's giveaway starting in just a few days! Remember to check out the FFD Etsy shop for fresh items daily!

xo Aubree