May 2007


I set up a website when I opened my etsy shop almost a year ago. I was planning to develop both simultaneously, but my Etsy shop quickly overwhelmed me, and the website fell by the wayside…

Recently, I revisited my website and did a small revamping, just to update some links, and generally try to decrease its shoddiness. In the process, I discovered that it was actually not too difficult to set up a cart and make the site eCommerce ready. Besides the obvious advantages of having a website- it looks more professional, I can add links, a portfolio and as many items as I wish organized in an easy-to-navigate way, I thought it would be kind of fun to design a site for pequitobun with its own look and feel…a little home on the web if you will!

Long story short, I took the plunge of designing a website! Voila! You can now shop pequitobun at pequitobun.moonfruit.com. I kept the domain name “.moonfruit.com”, because I think that it sounds much, much more “pequitobun-like” than “pequitobun.com”! http://www.pequitobun.com sounds so…commercial?

What will you find at pequitobun? I think that for now, it will only host pequito haute, the couture line at pequitobun, and occasional special collections, a couple of which I have been planning for some time and have not yet had the time to execute (rest assured that the supplies for these ideas have been steadily piling up on my worktable).

To begin with, there are tons of new designs in my summer pequito haute collection, now available exclusively on the new site. Some of these include:

oh for a smile from her

oh for a smile from her

butterscotch and blue skies
butterscotch and blue skies

delicate assassin- lolita
delicate assassin- lolita

To celebrate this rather grand opening, I will be having a 3-day sale at my Etsy shop! The catch is, you have to visit my new website and find the coupon code on the main page. It will say 15% off storewide at pequitobun’s Etsy shop (code). Just enter the (code) in message to seller upon checkout, and wait for a revised invoice. If you have bought from pequitobun before, you are additionally entitled to free shipping during this period, as a thank you for being a repeat customer. Enter (code)+freeship.

Further, all purchases made on pequitobun’s NEW website will receive free shipping! Just purchase away, and wait for a shipping refund via Paypal.

The sale will last from Thursday night, midnight, to Monday morning, 3am.

Ooh, and from now on, I will be having a monthly drawing for a free jewelry item for mailing list subscribers. So, do, do join my mailing list to qualify! It’s really simple, and I promise your email will not be shared with anyone else. You can also unsubscribe at any time!

Last lastly, any comments on the site are really appreciated and welcome! I have never designed a website before and I tried my best to make it user-friendly and easy to navigate, but I don’t know if I achieved this.

Ciao! Thanks for staying till the end of this looooooong post! Have a wonderful weekend! It looks like it’ll be really pretty here in Boston! =)

xo,
~pq

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If anyone has been checking, my website has been in a state of construction for about a week now. I’ve been working on a rather major overhaul and it’s almost done!!

It’s launching reeeeeeeally soon! YAY!

A peek at a screen shot of the first page…

homepage

I’ll also be having a sale in my Etsy shop when it launches! Do join my mailing list if you would like to find out more, by emailing pequitobun@gmail.com.

xo,
pq

ok, i haven’t received this yet, but i’m so excited!! purple petunia makes the most adorable surprise mugs, round mugs with little animals embedded in the bottom of them, and she was so sweet to customise me a black bunny surprise mug…. isn’t it incredibly cute???

black bunny surprise mug

she also makes them with turtles, lambs, and other animals. you got to check out her shop!! i love etsy, you know?? it’s such a treasure trove of handmade love goodness!!

xo,
~pq

it’s getting warm and my hair is getting long, and i’m starting to have to put it up! meaning, time to show off those pretty ears, everyone! =) three pairs of new earrings, two available in the shop and one coming soon. all are very limited.

waterfalling love doves
waterfalling love doves

minute by hour
minute by hour

marie antoinette- shy
marie antoinette- shy

The last pair is part of my summer romance collection! You can see the rest of the collection on my website! The gallery for the collection is not yet complete but you should check in often for the next two weeks…i’ll add a new design at least every other day… =)

back to work…

xo,
~pq

I’m so proud of myself!! I just finished updating and spring cleaning my website and my MySpace sites in preparation for the launching of my Summer ’07 collection. I figured I would host the pictures of the collection on my website because they have a very nifty Gallery tool.

If you’re interested, take a look!! Click on the Summer ’07 Gallery tab to see the collection. The designs will slowly become available in my Etsy shop through May.

My website: pequitobun.moonfruit.com

MySpace: myspace.com/pequitobun

Now, off to write descriptions, price and photograph (more!)

xo,
~pq

ahhh… i’m sad. i spent the day trying to get some pictures for the catalogue, envisioning putting together an Anthropologie-style lookbook. i totally underestimated the task!!! i think i got the styling down, with my new designs and some kickass vintage dresses, but now i know why good fashion photographers are paid so much… it’s crazy!! the pose, body positioning, lighting, angles, backdrops, props…. my sweet guy spent the better part of his birthday being my photographer, but the pictures are *just* not up to scratch. it’s so disappointing!!

i am exhausted (he is snoring), and don’t have much to show for our day of work. i think i have to throw in the towel. i’m such an anal perfectionist, and i don’t think we’re even close. =( =( i would rather spend the time designing jewelry.

i did have a couple of customers suggest that i take pictures of my necklaces being worn anyways, so we got a couple of pictures of that…

*sigh*, i guess there will be no fancy pequitobun catalogue. not until i learn how to take photographs of people (or until i can afford a photographer!).

disappointedly,

pq- fatigued

i do.

bows and baubles
bows and baublesbows and baubles

it’s my boy’s birthday!! he’s all of 27!! happy birthday mi amor!!!
xo,
~pq

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