Tuesday, December 1, 2015

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: New Naturally ME T-Shirt

Ever since I first introduced my Naturally ME series of t-shirts, I've had inquiries about making a long sleeve version available.  I liked the idea but it wasn't my focus at the time.  Well, I finally got around to designing the tee, and here it is:

Naturally ME Long Sleeve T-Shirt

The shirt is 100% pre-shrunk cotton and has contoured sides for a nice feminine silhouette.  It's very comfortable and durable too.

This Naturally ME design is currently the only one that is available in a long sleeve t-shirt.  The other designs in the series are still offered in only the short sleeve version.  They're all available in the SKCreations, LLC online boutique.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Show on Black Friday

This holiday season, I will be participating in the first weekend of the annual BZB Holiday Gift & Art Show.  It's their 25th year and they are going all out.  To celebrate this milestone, they will be giving away $25 - $100 cash prizes every hour!  Now, that's a welcome holiday treat!  The show will be held at the Shiloh Family Life Center, located at 1510 9th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001.  There will be lots of vendors with lots of goodies, so you're sure to find something that's on your holiday gift list or maybe something for yourself.

SKCreations, LLC will be participating on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th.  The hours are 10am until 7pm, and admission is FREE.

I hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: New Poncho Tops

I recently completed a new surface design collection, titled Kindred.  There are three designs in the collection, each with a different color palette and design layout.  I decided to have the designs printed onto a super soft organic cotton knit fabric, which is perfect for my new Poncho Tops.

Kindred I Poncho Top

Kindred II Poncho Top

Kindred III Poncho Top

The tops are light in weight and very comfortable, and the unique design features a shorter back to create a shawl effect from behind.

Kindred I Poncho Top

They're just right for guarding against that chill in the air, and they're now available in the SKCreations, LLC online boutique.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: The Shay Maxi Skirt/Tube Dress in Naturally ME Noir 2

I am very thankful for the reception that my new products, The Shay Maxi Skirt/Tube Dresses, have received.  One customer who purchased a skirt made a special request for a second.  She'd seen my Naturally ME Noir 2 t-shirt and asked if I could make a skirt using that design.  I hadn't considered it before, but I got excited about the idea.  I knew it would require a bit more fabric since it has a design which would need specific placement on the skirt, but I was sure it would work.  Well, not only did it work, I am thrilled with the result!

Naturally ME Noir 2 Maxi Skirt/Tube Dress

I shipped the finished product off to my customer, and two days later she sent me this message and photo:

"I got my skirt!  LOVE IT LOVE IT!  Thank you so much!"

I think she looks great!  The Naturally ME Noir 2 Maxi Skirt/Tube Dress is now available in the SKCreations, LLC online boutique.

Friday, August 28, 2015

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Closeout - Gadget Accessories on Sale!

I am discontinuing the Zodiac Sun and Zodiac Stripe lines of Gadget Accessories at the end of this month, so all items in the lines are now On Sale.  Prices have been reduced 20%, and products will be available to order through Monday, August 31, 2015.

The lines include cases for several iPhone and Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the iPad and iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy tablets and the Google Nexus 7 tablet.  Both the Zodiac Sun and Zodiac Stripe lines feature designs for each sign of the zodiac.  You can see the entire collection here.

If you'd like to own one of these cases in your sign, Act Fast since, come September, they'll be gone!

Zodiac Sun iPad Case - Virgo

Zodiac Stripe iPhone Case - Virgo

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Kindred I

I've been working on some new surface designs, and I recently had the first of them printed onto fabric.  The name of the design is Kindred I, and it has a tribal and ethnic theme.  It's simple but the symbols are bold, and I decided to have it printed onto a very soft and wonderful organic cotton interlock knit fabric.  I'm so pleased with the result.  It really captures the essence of what I was going for.  I can't wait to start working with it.  For now, here's a peek:

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fab 5 Friday - The Shay Maxi Skirt and Tube Dress

My Fab5Friday finds this week are the The Shay Maxi Skirts and Tube Dresses by yours truly.  It's actually one article of clothing that serves double duty.  It's crafted from the same super soft, stretchy, modern jersey fabric used for my Infinity Scarves, and features several of my original surface designs.  As a skirt, the wide waistband can be worn fully opened or folded over, either at the natural waist or just above the hip, and the full skirt has a flirty flare.  It's so comfortable too!  Check out these and more in the SKCreations, LLC online boutique!

The Shay in A-Maze I ©

The Shay in A-Maze IV ©

The Shay in Fusion 3 ©

The Shay in Retropolis 7 ©

The Shay in Zig ©

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fab 5 Friday - Men's Sunglasses

A few weeks ago we found some great sunglasses for the ladies, but we didn't forget about the men!  Guys, you're sure to turn heads sporting a cool pair of shades, and this week's "finds" are both stylish and sexy.  Be sure to grab yourself a pair!

Giorgio Armani Aviator Sunglasses

Giorgio Armani Square Sunglasses

Oliver Peoples West San Luis Sunglasses

Prada Linea Rossa Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Monday, July 6, 2015

SKCreations, LLC Surface Design: Summer Trunk Show

I am pleased to invite you to join me for a Summer Trunk ShowSKCreations, LLC is sponsoring a trunk show featuring products crafted by Ernestine Comfort-Moody, Imani Russell, Belinda and Yvonne Payne, and yours truly.  Products will include wearable art, handcrafted jewelry, cloth art dolls and handmade bath and body products.  The show will be held Sunday, July 19th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Vintage Glam Tea Party and Co., 2nd Floor, 137 Kennedy Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20011.  Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

While there, you can also shop the first level Vintage Glam Boutique for some unique treasures, including clothing, housewares, jewelry and more.  It's sure to be a fun afternoon.  You can also find this event on Eventbrite.  I hope to see you there!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Fab 5 Friday: Straw Hats

I don't wear hats all the time, but I do own quite a few.  There are certain occasions that just call for one, so it's good to have them on hand.  This time of year, you can't go wrong with a good straw hat.  The right one will not only keep the sun from beating down on your head, it can also be a chic addition to a cute outfit.  Of course, they are a must-have for those trips to the beach, and with the 4th of July holiday weekend upon us, you definitely want to protect yourself if you're going to be out in the sun.  These fabulous "finds" of the week would certainly do the trick.  For more info, check out hatsinthebelfry.com.

Christy's Crown Vizcana - Raffia Big Brim Hat
Broner Monaco Paper Braid Big Brim Hat
San Diego Monterey Floppy Big Brim Hat
Betmar Emiry Paper Braid Sun Hat
San Diego Azula Floppy Big Brim Hat

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Please Vote for SKCreations, LLC

I have submitted an essay entry in the Wells Fargo Works Project.  It is a contest Wells Fargo is sponsoring for small business owners who would benefit from receiving mentorship and a cash award for their business.  This is a judged contest and the winners will be based on a video or essay submission that addresses several questions.  The judges will award a maximum of 95 points for the submission.  Eligible entries are posted online in a Contest Gallery, and the public is invited to vote for the entries of their choice through July 19th.  Public voting points will be awarded after the judges have selected a group of potential finalists based on their total judged scores.

I am asking for your support by voting for my entry.  Just click the link below to get to the contest's home page.  On the home page, select the View Entries and Vote tab, then click on the magnifying glass icon (above the image) to reveal the Search Box.  Type in SKCreations, LLC and click Search.  Once my business comes up, click on the image.  That will take you to the voting page.  Under the image of my business, you will see a red button that reads Vote For This.  Click the button to vote for my business.

FYI, you can vote once a day up until July 19th, so I hope you'll do it again!

Thanks so much for your support!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fab 5 Friday - Gorgeous Golden Sandals

It's Summer, and the sun is high and in full force, most days anyway.  Time to put on the sandals and show off those pretty pedicures!  I love a pair of gold sandals.  I think they're the perfect complement to Summer, just like Edy's Outshine Fruit Bars (Love!)  Anyway, it can be hard to find the perfect gold sandal, but you can't go wrong with any one of these "finds" of the week.  Honestly, I would love to have them all!

Lola Cruz Diamond Crystal Mesh Sandal
Topshop Fig Cutout Lace-up Gladiator Sandal

ECCO Flash T-Strap Sandal
Dolce Vita Espadrille Slide Sandal
Tory Burch Chandler Leather Sandal

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fab 5 Friday - SKCreations, LLC Custom Tote Bags

Do you carry a log of "stuff" everyday?  I do.  No matter how hard I try to pare down, my bags still tend to be overstuffed.  I don't really need everything I carry everywhere I go but I don't want to be caught without something, which has happened from time to time.  What to do?  Well, the answer for me is a handy tote bag.  It's a great solution because it will fit all those "extras" that I only might need, and it'll also accommodate a purse if I want to bring one along to use separately for some other activity.  It's a win-win.

SKCreations, LLC has a great selection of Tote Bags that are roomy and durable.  The original designs will make a nice accent to any outfit too.  They're crafted from a sophisticated linen cotton canvas and have a duck cloth lining with two interior pockets.  They're easy to care for since they are machine washable too.  These are our lovely "finds" of the week.

Calypso I Custom Tote Bag

Retropolis 3 Custom Tote Bag

Retropolis 7 Custom Tote Bag

Stained Glass Mosaic Custom Tote Bag

Who Spilled the Beans Custom Tote Bag

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fab 5 Friday - Inkkas Sneakers

There are many brands of sneakers on the market, and most of us have at least one pair in our closet.  We wear them for a variety of reasons, whether it's for sports, general exercise, walking, comfort or for just plain being cute.  In the cute category, I'm feeling the Inkkas brand, and I love that they are a brand with a purpose.  Made by local artisans in Latin America, they use authentic textiles with beautiful color combinations that really make a statement.  In addition, as part of the OneShoeOneTree project, the company plants one tree for every product it sells.  Cool.  There are different styles available, including these fabulous high top "finds" of the week.  How to choose?

Mango Hightop

Blue Mist Hightop

Special Edition: Black Spectrum with Black Sole Hightop

Candy Hightop
Bluebird Hightop

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fab 5 Friday - Khaki Jackets

There's a well known saying, "April showers bring May flowers."  I've never known if there is a similar saying for June, but given the weather events of this week in many areas, I've come up with one myself:

"Rain storms take center stage in June, with lightning strikes and thunder booms."

We've had some real thunder boomers in my area, and I actually cancelled plans to go out because the rain was so hard and the thunder so fierce that it sounded like some serious damage was taking place.  As for the lightning, I admit that it scares me and I always try stay clear.  If I don't have to go out, I don't!

If you can't take cover when the storms are upon us, you can brave them in style with an all-purpose khaki jacket.  I've had one in my wardrobe for years, and it is definitely a go-to staple for me.  If I didn't already have one though, I could definitely go with any of these "finds" of the week in a "flash"!

Brema Jacket

Going Places Jacket

Historic Jacket

Michael Michael Kors Jacket

Orvis Shoreline Linen Khaki Jean Jacket