Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wow! It's been a long time since I shared with you
the latest dolly pics I have collected
from our friends.

I hope I didn't make you wait that long :)
I had been doing lots of preparation,
not only new designs but strategies
as to how I can sustain this hobby
further. Like forever.
Just you wait.. teehee..

Anyways, here are some of the photos that I have scouted.
I hope you like them!

Stephanie T's gorgeous Colette in that paisley ruffled romper... 

Wilbcliche's edgy Colette sports the romper in utter gorgeousness just the same! 

Blinkydoll's Poppy relaxes in this beautiful set of shopping items wearing that comfy boatneck top and white bubble shorts...

This girl from Cecile W's miniature atelier (awesome nutella and cookies, no?) wears the Erykah top and floral shorts ensemble... 

Clover.cameron's Phicen doll looks so chic in that sailor top...

Cathy's tattooed BJD rocks the two-piece bikini.. 

Gloria's lovely Poppy looks so fresh in this Erykah ensemble...
That's all for now, folks!

Wishing everyone a great week ahead!!!


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cece Goes to the Mall

Hey you, dollies! What are you up to this weekend?
I'm sure it's gonna be something exciting, no?

As for me and the girls here at the atelier,
as always, weekends will be fun and work, all rolled into one.
And what more appropriate way to start it right,
than to, well, mix fun and work still,
but somewhere that's of a different view.

Cece and I went to the mall one Friday to watch the movie,
It was a great movie, at least for fans like me and Cece.
Cece may not look it, but the girl is a martial arts black belt.

Anyhoo, before we lay our tired but excited bodies unto
the lazyboy-like reclining chairs at the cinema,
I had brought Cece along to the "work" part of this activity.

Scroll down for more of the selfies Cece took.
It's a lot down there so just enjoy, okies?

At our favorite fabric shop...

The Fabric Warehouse, SM Megamall

Cece feasting her eyes on the ocean of fabrics, assisted here by Ate Cora.

Cece became an instant celebrity posing here with the TFW staff

After getting our fabrics, Cece then dragged me to some place "to greet some old friends."

"These boys chose to be celebrities, so their lives are now for the public to view.", she says.
"Me? I can sport my hair like this (proudly waving her messy hair), and nobody cares! Haha!"

This one here, though apparently enjoys being placed in a glass rack.
Os is he just JOKER-ing?"

Then a quick stop at Carolina's, a haven for crafters, and fashion designers alike

Some girly time at the VS store...

And after all the strolling around the mall, the call of the palate happened...
Gyuudon for dinner, inspired by the movie we will watch later..
Ready to get inside the Director's Club, stretch my legs unto those lazyboy-like reclining chairs and watch...

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends
And so that's how me and the girls typically spend our weekends.
A day is never productive, if it's all just work - there's gotta be some fun injected in, right?

So, buh-bye for now, from me and Cece.
I hope you enjoy your weekends, too...


Monday, September 29, 2014

And finally, atelierniSHASHA presents… the 2014 anniversary dress!

Violet wearing it while the sun is up…
Anais, on the other hand, had clubbing in mind…

Did I keep you waiting, guys?
And if I did, please bear as things had been a little messy around the atelier.
Whose functional atelier looks spick and span, anyways? Teehee…

Anywhoo, before I share with you the rest of the photos I took with Violet wearing it on daytime and Anais during the evening, let me tell you briefly about the inspiration of this dress.

Basically, this is a spin-off off a dress I made for myself a couple of years back.
When I wore it to a wedding and had my husband take photographs of me (well, he insisted it! Haha!), I received quite a handful yet sincere comments about it.

I guess it was the choice of print and fabric material.
When I first saw the fabric, I already knew what to do with it.
It was love AND instant design, at first sight!
I’m only 5’2” but the prints looked endless, and in some way transformed me.

Not only did my friends and family liked this dress,
I loved it! I was proud of it despite my rather poor assembly skills as you can see.
The idea that I designed it for myself and that it turned out well, inspired me even more.

And fast forward two years later, here we go.
A new dress inspired from it.

I know the 2013 anniversary dress was such a versatile one.
That was kind of hard to beat, actually.
But for this one, it may be a little off to wear in broad daylight,
but it was a brainchild of my love for comfortable clothing and having fun.
I enjoyed making this one as well, tweaking and giving it a twist.

So, what do you think?


Til next time, Dollies!!!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

A few changes to the Etsy shop

It has now been three years of weekends and some weekday late nights’ cutting of fabrics, pedaling my sewing machine, hand stitching snaps and straps.. and occasional weekdays of trips to the post office and the fabric and notion shops, doodling on my trusted sketchbook, and marrying metallic pens with black, sparkly cardboards for our packaging… I thought it’s time for some changes – for the better of course. 

It's actually just a few changes on my Etsy shop settings and policies, most of which I will be implementing starting October 1, 2014. Definitely, not a shocker, I tell you...

Just relax... these changes won't bite - Violet

Firstly, atelierniSHASHA  o f f e r i n g s . As early as today, I have deactivated some of the items that are currently not ready to ship. You know, those stuffs that I plan to complete (embellish, put on some snaps) by the weekend but always get put off as life gets in the way. Now you can see how bare my inventory looks like Hahaha…  I know it’s not October 1 yet, but I believe having to clear my mind from to-do’s is a huge help to finally focus on what I will be offering in the coming months. I’m not entirely closing doors on made-to-orders, especially when such nice dolly friends ask for these, but I may keep them to a minimum for now. With this, I am to put more time to designing and coming up with new outfits for our dollies, yay! That should be good news, right?

Then, some   s h o p   p o l i c i e s . I have now set my listing  p r i c e s   based on my  l o c a l   c u r r e n c y . But still, buyers can see these prices in dollars, only with some odd cents added or deducted from the original, depending on how Paypal converted the values for you. I tried as much as possible to use and stay to the closest rounded off result with my old USD prices, but I hope you will bear with the changes done that usually are just less than a quarter. This initiative will help me to do accounting in the least painful way, so I can do more with the main job I have in this shop. And yes, not stare helplessly on the spreadsheet.

The items with odd changes in pricing

Another shop thingie that needs some updating is my   s h i p p i n g   f e e . This has been my shipping rate since 2011, and some main factors have raised prices like commute fare, stationery, and then some. Starting October 1, I will be starting with $5 for the first item, but still the same old $2 for each of the additional items in the order. We are still shipping on registered mail, to make sure your orders get to your doorsteps safely, or when it's delayed or something, we have a tracking number to send the post office for reference.

I think these are just the ones on top of my list that deserved that much needed update. I will try to keep you guys updated on such changes to avoid confusion. I know we just want to buy something and any confusion during the transaction is pretty much not part of an atelierniSHASHA product.

Anything that you might want to clarify, just let me know. I’d be more than willing to answer them to make this little transition seamless.

Thanks again and talk to you soon!