Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Heart Lab: Simpli Jessi


Heart Lab is a brand new weekly feature on Heart Handmade that will give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of exactly what goes into your favorite handmade creations. I just truly believe that it's important for us all to be reminded of the process, with the hopes that we will in turn have a greater appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into all of the products you see here.

So without further a do, meet Agnes from Simpli Jessi...


1. haircut: 1 hour
2. cutting templates: 1 hour, ironing on adhesive: 5 mins.
3. sketching outfit: 2hrs., cutting pattern: 10 mins., handstitching:
missed an episode of LOST!
4. tag design in Illustrator: 2 wks., sourcing tag: 1 week
5. sourcing linen: 2 weeks + 10 emails + 5 days of phonetag
6. handstitched pockets: 20 mins. + 2 band-aids
7. sketching and cutting body: 30 mins., machine & handsewing body: 1 day
8. photo shoot: 2 hrs.
9. uploading photos and writing Etsy descriptions: 3 nights


Simpli Jessi is a such a wonderful shop, it's full of handmade unique and original items for children... big or small. Make sure to stop by and visit Agnes and her other cute pals! And thank you Jessi for showing us how much love and time went into making Agnes!

10 comments:

Karen said...

i LOVE this new feature :-) it lets us non-crafters get a glimpse of the crafting world. great idea mar!!!!

design for mankind. said...

This is a fantastic feature, Marichelle--- way to give us something to look forward to! :)

Melissa said...

What a great idea! I love it!
xo
Melissa

MARICHELLE said...

Karen, Erin and Melissa - thank you!! I'm glad you approve of the new feature!! I just hope I find a constant flow of participants to make it a weekly (crossing my fingers!)

Yiyi Wang said...

this is great! everyone who buy handmade should know about how long it takes to make one!

MARICHELLE said...

yiyi, glad you like the new feature!

lizzyl said...

this is a great feature! nice to see what really goes into something handmade...

MARICHELLE said...

Hi Liz, glad you like the new feature - I'm really hoping to find more contributors so I can keep this series going!

Jo Bradford said...

Wow, such a great etsy shop - thanks for introducing me to her work :)

IamSusie said...

I'm cracking up at how long she says everything takes to make. It is all totally true and the etsy listings and photo shoots take the longest! Her gorgeous dolls are a bargain!