Stay Wild, Moon Child
If you're a moon child like me you know the best ideas come in the night, and you do your best work burning the midnight oil. I've had a bunch of new ideas lately and most of them came in the night. I absolutely love my owl-themed shirt design. I drew the owl myself and used my Silhouette machine to cut the words, "Stay Wild, Moon Child" into it. To me that saying means we should stay true to our inherent nature and individual selves and not try to conform to ideas that don't suit us.
My next new design was suggested by my nephew, so I can't take credit for the quote, just the layout. This one says, "This Guy Is Awesome!" with an arrow that points to the face. Cute for boys and men. This would be a great gift for Father's Day!
My husband is an electrical engineer who happens to love old school hip hop. His knowledge of song lyrics from the 1980s and 90s is epic. I am always trying to think of ideas for him and this "Can I Get A Watt-Watt" shirt is perfect! I made him one and this would be a perfect shirt for any electrical engineer or electrician.
All these shirts are available here in the shop and also in my Etsy and Facebook stores. I have the color just listed as white for all sizes but you can request basically any color when you order and I will let you know the time frame for delivery based on whether I have to order the color you want or have it in stock. You can get any of these designs on a tie-dyed shirt as well for an extra $10 charge. Right now these new designs are on sale here on the website, so I hope you will check out the shop!
Today on the Mandaline Artful Living blog I show you how to make a custom, no-sew kimono for Japanese Gofun or any other doll! Link to the blog to find out how.
I have some exciting news on the website front: new payment options are available! Now you can pay by credit card or with PayPal when you purchase from this website. PayPal's purchase protection and free return shipping offers are extremely attractive to many and I am proud to now offer that option. I have big hopes and plans to expand the products listed on this, my personal website. I keep hoping to have more time to create and restore new products.
To be honest, I'm also a little sick of dealing with eBay's capricious whims as well, and I would like to have more traffic on this site. Today I got a message that eBay has decided they will no longer allow the sale of used socks, which would not be a problem except that before making this announcement they removed all listings which contained socks. I had several baby outfits with little matching socks (and, let's face it, 3 month sized socks are a lot more sanitary than, say, used bodysuits or swimsuits for babies, if you don't think washing clothes removes germs) and they deleted those with no warning. So, now I will have to dig all those out of inventory and take new photos. I will probably be listing them on Poshmark. I could remove the socks and relist them on eBay but I don't really feel like giving them the money. That's just one thing they've done recently that's angered me. It seems like eBay is trying to drive sellers of used and vintage items off the site, and since there are tons of new options for selling online, I will be exploring them.
Before eBay made me mad I listed a ton of new inventory. I have a huge lot of new girls' clothes in all sizes as well as all the retro stuff I wrote about last week. I'm having an auction event with hundreds of listings, so I hope you will stop by and bid. My husband had the kids clean out their rooms and the attic over the long weekend, so now I have probably at least a thousand toys and their pieces to sort through and list. These date from the 1970s all the way to the present and I have stuff for girls and boys. I was planning to do a big eBay event but now I don't know. I probably will end up swallowing my pride and listing most of them because, realistically, I already have a store subscription for the year so I'm paying for a lot of listings. I'm definitely going to be adding a bunch of them to this site, though, so I hope you will look for those in the coming months. I want you to have all the best options for purchasing and paying when you shop with me!
Fireworks Flash Sale!
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My name is Amanda, but my childhood nickname was "Mandaline". I am a mother of three turning my passion for creating into a full-time business.