January 28, 2007

New group

Posted in Admin at 11:35 pm by Catt

Just wanted to take a quick moment to let everyone know that I have created an update group.  Its called Catt’s Creations (big surprise there!) and when you are searching for the group dont forget the ‘ in Catt’s.  I may end up making two because that can get very confusing – bah silly SL search.

Like most designer groups, I will be offering freebies, first looks and at the moment have decided to do a 2-for-1 on all new releases for group members.

At best I average one new item a week so this will definitely be a low spam group 🙂 and it costs nothing to join!

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New today

Posted in Casual Wear at 10:48 am by Catt

Just released is another piece in my casual range, Sportz. I saw these really cute yoga pants that just begged to be translated into SL wear and who was I to resist? I really wanted to do an off-the-shoulder sweater with this, you know the really comfy curl up in front of the fire type. But of course SL doesnt let you do only one bare shoulder, its both or nothing. And I didnt want to do both, so instead I did a tank. And if you are going to have a tank then you just have to include a crop top, its like an unwritten rule!

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January 21, 2007

Its not my usual but….

Posted in Casual Wear at 2:05 pm by Catt

I must say its selling well. Ahh but you certainly wont know what yet, because I’ve been slack and had my new sweater up before I blogged about it. This one I have called anchored. I’m pretty sure that no-one would get my twisted humor when I named the thing so I added another sweater to the set with a little anchor logo above the breast so that it would make sense 🙂

I really have to take a moment to thanks Sensual Casanova right now for helping me to get these to the shelf. I had created the basic sweater and was struggling with liking it and hating it. All I could see was the flaws and I’d spent several hours changing the sweater texture and was about to throw it all out. Any designer knows that asking your friends for help is a waste of time in most cases. They just say they love it, they don’t see the flaws we do. So in desperation I started checking for known designers to find someone who was on-line. Sensual came up first and I sent her an IM. Not only did she not tell me to take a walk, she gave some good advice that helped tremendously! 😀

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Now don’t get me wrong, I like the sweater. But its definitely not my normal style and strays a little too close to slutware for my comfort. And its selling like hotcakes. So at the moment i have mixed feelings about this offering.  Ahh well, I’m off to update another of my pieces that sell well but honestly is totally crappy.

January 17, 2007

Been a while

Posted in Catt's Ramblings at 1:55 pm by Catt

It has been a while since I posted and there’s a few things I want to cover today.  Unfortunately that doesn’t include a new release but I am working on something so hopefully this weekend – yeah!

Which brings me to why there are no new releases.  Well part of it is that I have finally managed to convince my darling husband to sell prefabs.  He is an amazing builder but his texturising definitely needs a little help – lol.  Which of course is where I come in.   And to be honest it has been a lot of fun.  All of the textures we’ve used on the houses are hand made by your’s truly and that’s definitely been a different type of challenge.  It’s done a lot to teach me about how lighting and 3d works on a 2d surface tho!

But honestly the largest part of why I haven’t done anything new is I simply lack the inspiration.  I lack a certain amount of cohesiveness in my available products because in the past I’ve always just created whatever took my fancy at the time, and up until now that’s worked really well for me.  Hard work isn’t hard work if its something that you want to do 🙂

So at the moment I’m waiting for inspiration to hit again and fiddling with some cute little sweaters that are definitely NOT my normal style but I think they are coming together…… at least as soon as I get the knitted texture look to work.

But wait there’s more!  😀

A few designers having been blogging recently about review copy policy.  What it basically summarises down to is “ask and I’ll probably give you a copy”.  Which is great, if your name is already out there, you have squillions of lindens already coming in and advertising is no longer your biggest concern. 

And then there’s us little people.  My problem is exactly the opposite.  I want to give you review copies, hell I’d be happy to give you my entire store inventory if you would just review a couple of things for me!  😀  My trouble is knowing who to send the reviews to.  I mean the people who run the fashion blogs don’t know me from a bar of soap.  And getting things dumped on you while you are offline is not only a pain in the butt but more likely to simply get lost in the clutter.

So I like to IM reviewers when they are online – which as I’m sure you are aware is not as easy as it sounds!  But what I really need is a definive list of who on each blog wants the review copies and how they prefer to receive them.  None of these blogs have just a single reviewer any more, so bottom line…. who the hell should I send this stuff too?!?!?

lol well there’s nothing more here to see now, move along  🙂

 Actually there is one more thing.  I’m pretty much a blog newb.  So subscribing to another blog is well in the realms of a confused “huh?”.  Actually no its not subscribing to another blog.  OK what I want to do is have http://fashionplanet.worldofsl.com/ subscribe to my blog.  Check it out if you’ve never been there – great resource.  Basically its most of the fashion blogs all on one page 🙂  But I have no idea how to get mine on there.  Anyone who has this blog stuff down let me know.  Pleasssssssse.  Worth a free shopping trip in my store … no limits!

ok now I’m done, you can move along again 🙂