August 9, 2008
Definition: A tendency to indulge the senses in fancy; frivolity. The very example of froufrou and fuss! Delicate, velvety, rich or indulgent in it’s design. Artists who claim specialty in this category will appeal to those who enjoy the luster of imagination and the feeling of being lost in another time or place; an emphasis on a soft, feminine color palate.
So these are just a few creations I chose to represent the category of “Fanciful Creations”. I hope these little explanations are both useful and inspiring!
I think people are really going to enjoy browsing LolliShops by using these themed categories…
August 7, 2008
I get a few questions once in awhile concerning the Shop Category menu on the application. My idea with the shop categories is to give LolliShops a special way to search for shops & items.
When we set up our shops, we will choose a category that best describes what we sell (you can pick something other than what you chose on your application if you changed your mind). However, each item you list will have a category for you to choose also! So even if you chose Elegant Whimsy for your whole shop, you can still choose Romantic Inspirations for one of your creations.
Here are some examples of creations that fall under the Elegant Whimsy category:
July 28, 2008
I just wanted to show you just *some* of the creations from the 80-or-so approved applications LolliShops has received so far…
1. Pink Christmas Tussie Mussie: detail, 2. Taffy Snowpixies, 3. ~Phillida~, 4. IMG_0972, 5. Moira, 6. Sweet Friend (ami doux) Tag, 7. Sunshine and Flowers, 8. Pretty Girly Things, 9. tile, 10. Baby Girl Sugar Pink Chic, 11. SET #4 – NOT SQUARED, 12. Tiny Beaded Birthday Party Cuppycakes, 13. Life is sweet Feltie, 14. A birthday giveaway!, 15. a tag using some of my new finds, 16. vintage inspired “baking beauty” paper doll with blonde braids, 17. Cards2, 18. Captured Fairy Swap, 19. avalon dollybelle, 20. slide17, 21. New Vintage Inspiration Kit in Shop!, 22. Girlhood “Ribbon”, 23. Birthday Crown, 24. bloom, 25. pink cherry cupcake ornament
Some of these creations are so signature to each artist, I bet you could guess half of them without clicking on the link to see who they belong to!
I am so excited about the level of quality and talent this marketplace is drawing. I am really excited about making connections with each and every single one of the approved applicants!
If your creations are not in this Flickr Mosaic, it was either because your application didn’t provide that link or I just missed you this time and I’ll get you next time.
Enjoy browsing through this mosaic!
1. Vintage spools with Tickets, 2. Nest for Natalea, 3. close up bird in clock home, 4. Savannah, 5. Picture_145, 6. wee ones, sweet beginnings, folk art painting, 7. Spring Pink Purse, 8. Little shabby cottages by Lilly Cottage, 9. Sweet Pea, 10. custom lollies for little girls, 11. Mermaid Treasure ~ Gossamer Creations
I just had to get Round 2 in there today…
July 23, 2008
Guess what? I have some exciting news. I have an application you can fill out to get pre-approved to sell on LolliShops! I want artists to be able to talk about LolliShops with confidence. I know that juried sites can sometimes be intimidating and I want to settle your minds a little.
Here is what you need to know about this application:
LolliShops will not be ready to open it’s doors to everyone for awhile yet. LolliShops has invited some artists to try the site out when it is ready, for a short time. After that phase, the site will be open for artists that have been pre-approved to move in!
That’s why I feel it’s important to get the approval out of the way so that artists can get busy storing up inventory (and getting excited!).
If you have any questions about the application, don’t hesitate to shoot me an email/Sadie at
The application is on the LolliShops home page top right hand corner. You can click here too-
One more thing about the application, I understand not everyone has a website, a Flickr account and a blog so I made those questions optional. However, if you want to increase your chances of getting approved, I strongly urge you to include everything you have available that would help the jury view what you do best!
Now for the contest!
If you blog about LolliShops releasing the application, I will record who directs the most traffic to LolliShops (not the blog). The person who directs the most traffic to LolliShops.com will get this prize:
A Tiara Betsy from Sadie Lou Who! The contest begins now and ends one week from today. Next week, I will announce the winner and get their address.
Thanks so much for all your help in spreading the word! My aim is to reward you back as LolliShops grows!