December 2007


pequitobun’s blog has moved back to blogger!

http://pequitobun.blogspot.com

Please do change your bookmarks and feeds to the new blog, and, if you care to know why i moved again…

a while back, etsy came up with a really nice tool for sellers called etsy mini, which you can embed in your website, blog, facebook or myspace pages to display your designs or etsy favourites. from the start, it didn’t work with wordpress, but i thought that that would get fixed shortly… well, it’s been at least 6 months (i think), and i don’t think it’s actually going to change, so i decided to move my blog back to blogger (if you remember, i moved here from there because this was prettier =), but with the new blogger beta, i managed to achieve the same look over there!)

so, YAY! ciaociao 2007, hello 2008!

xxx,

s.

bunnies bring us joy! (these are not my bunnies, came across the video on youtube and they are irresistible!!)

Today, the NYT told me that I should blog to grow my business. Other Etsy sellers tell me this all the time, but I’m so lazy!! I always start off being very enthusiastic about blogging, and then my enthusiasm tapers off when I realise how much work it is. But, it would be really nice to have a log of how pequitobun evolves, and hopefully get some feedback too from friends and customers too. Etsy apparently may develop some holistic tools for sellers (portfolio, blog, comments section, etc), but these ideas were raised more than a year ago, and I’m not sure when they’ll have time to get to it).

Hence, my New Years resolutions:

1) stop biting my nails

2) blog everyday if possible

3) it’s not New Years’ yet, i’m sure i’ll come up with more!

Ok, as always, I’m always eager to share my buys =). (uh oh, you’re going to see what a shopaholic I am!!) Here is what I bought today! (hmm maybe this is all a disguise to show off my exciting new purchase)
super duper cute tank from imyourpresent!

i love her profile, she says she loves “sewing and crafting, collecting porcelain figurines, petting kittens and dressing up like a present”. lol!

my boyfriend sent me this postsecret:

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are you an asian girl with a white boyfriend?

(actually i think my boy is latino.

he’s not sure either)

erm, sorry sweetie, i think three asian girlfriends is a fetish. although i’m sure i’m the best one.

hahahahah

xx,

diligent blogger s.

p.s. I just realised that that top is in the same colours as a new pair of earrings I made for next season!

victorian rocker- girly always ($72)

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gosh has it been an EVER so long time since I blogged. i would so rather be figuring out a new design than to sit down and write for 15 minutes. i guess that is why some people who love to blog, blog (and do a damn good job of it!! i’m envious) and others do other things like make jewelry because honestly, I don’t enjoy blogging at all. although i do enjoy connecting with you sweet folks one-on-one, through emails or etsy convos, and I like updating my etsy shop appearance to tell you what’s going on, but I never think that I have enough news to fill a blog post! BUT, I think I’ve left this blog dormant for too long, and I don’t want wordpress to shut me down… and, hopefully, my life is not so uninteresting that I still cannot fill a blog post after 3 months. =)

so, what is new? let’s go in order. First, new boutique retailers for pequitobun! You can now shop pequitobun at Gateau Lingerie in Vancouver and Nova Juvel in Amsterdam. The shops are owned by very lovely ladies, and I am so delighted that they are stocking my designs. Abby at Gateau sent me a few pictures of their shop, they sell high end lingerie (and, how apt! all you need to feel dressed up is beautiful undergarments and some jewelry, yah? =)..) and I think that if I ever opened a pequitobun boutique it would resemble Gateau very much in feel- clean, neat, fresh and vintage! See for yourself:

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So, if you live in Vancouver or Amsterdam, do drop by and take a look!

I also added a few online retailers, and you can now also shop pequitobun online at Modishoppe, HannahZakari, Stars and Infinite Darkness and CUT+PASTE. I also have a new Japanese web boutique retailer, her shop is still in the works… And, a Google search a while back turned up a Korean shop set up by a very nice customer of mine who bought a few items and is now selling them in her boutique (next to Anthropologie pieces! quite flattered but a little puzzled… don’t you love Google? heehee).

So, pq is expanding a little quickly, but I hope I’ll be able to supply everyone with the pieces they want.

Next, I of course have to share with you my Etsy BUYS!! I love shopping on Etsy, and I picked up a couple of really awesome things in the past few months. From most to least recent:

nana from sereneonion… SO ADORABLE!!

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ultra rad vintage dress from ultraretro (i collect dresses more than wear them! lol):

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super pretty scarf from begonia44

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the warmest and most fabulous head accessory from gobbolino:

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china from the genius who is trixiedelicious:

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dreamy, awesome, rocking SHOES! from salvage life and ultraretro:

and, tons of vintage home furnishings like vases, carafes, mugs, glasses, etc etc!!

isn’t everything lovely? =) *beaming*

Next, tons and tons of new designs in the past few months, of course… here are some of my favourites (well, I can say with sincerity that 95% of my pieces are my favourites, but here is a sampling! I’ll place the emphasis on designs that are still available, do check out the shop for more designs):

painted flowers

sweetheart in goth

heaven is full of rosebuds

crown jewels- debutante

labour of love- warm in winter

red eyed and claws

victorian rocker haute- creme brulee

creme brulee

thinly veiled barbs

Also, for you sweet people who still read this blog after months of dormancy, a sneak preview of new designs to be added on January 1st:

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Almost lastly, pequitobun’s end of year sale will start soon for mailing list members, and on Dec 27 EST for everyone else. Do check pequitobun‘s shop announcement on Dec 27 for details!

Lastly, thank you with all my heart to everyone for a wonderful, creative and fun year. I really appreciate how Etsy and handmade have been so embraced by the community, and I can’t thank my customers, fellow Etsy sellers and indie blogs like Modish enough for making this so enjoyable and rewarding.

Have a safe, happy and lovely holiday season, and a toast in advance to the new year! The love for designing goes on at pequitobun, so please do bookmark/RSS-feed and check in often. =)

Lots of love, hugs and kisses,

s.