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Madame C meets in person her first ever client

My Little Creations business is purely an online business venture. I post my products on the web, get orders via email or texts/SMS and deliver the orders via courier. Twenty-first century technology has allowed me this but the downside is, I never get to meet clients in person.

So it was a nice surprise when an opportunity came forward for me to meet Analyn, my first Little Creations client who first bought sandals from me using Ebay. I started this biz with just sandals in mind but when she requested for dresses, I was challenged and eventually found my niche.

She lives at nearby Laguna province and we’re supposed to meet at Starbucks, Festival Mall Alabang, Metro Manila. We will do a “Swap Meet” for some Sylvanian items I am willing to part with and the same for her. Here was our hour and half together…

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When I went in at Starbucks, I noticed her right away. Why, you ask? She has this wonderful set-up on her table. It was a happy sight to see. Cream Cat mother as Analyn and Red Deer mother as our common friend, Pinky. They started their little picnic with Baby Cream Cat tinkling on his piano where everyone seems to be having a good time.

This is Analyn and I love her vintage pieces she found by rummaging through various stores in the Metro. She started collecting Hello Kitty but now has branched into Sylvanians and is hooked.

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These are what I got from her. A fantastic display case perfect to showcase my beaded sandals collection, an electric hair dryer (brand new in box) to help Madame C dry her hair quickly in the morning, and two Re-Ment pastries perfect for tea and mini celebrations. And a small two-level Cottage House. The small items we traded, the house I sold.

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And these are her picks from mine. Blue Accessories set, three pairs of Baby beaded sandals color red, black, and fuschia pink. And a pair of beaded sandals for mother in her fave color fuschia pink.

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We talked about everything Sylvanian and hoped that we could meet more SF collectors especially now that we have the community page of Pinky – the PH❤Sylvanian Familes at Facebook.

As our time draws to a close, my new friend presented me with presents. Lovely presents fitting for a dressmaker. A book on Needlework and Wrapping, book and magazine on Handicrafts, a set of crafts materials, fabric with handsewn stitches, and a mannequin to hold my creations.

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Not only that, she gave me two sets of DIY craft projects because she knows how I like creating with my hands. Awww! Isn’t that sweet?!

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Here’s a closer look of her thoughtful gifts for me. I especially like the bottle of wine as I really do drink red wine to help me wind down at the end of the day. Doctor’s order! Swear, pinky finger’s honor!

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As a token of our meeting, I gave her a Grandmother Dress set in lilac.

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We parted with promising that this won’t be the last time we’ll see each other and next time it won’t be just the two of us.

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More gowns for Analyn

Analyn seems to like modern cuts for her outfits. She’s planning a grand party for Cassandra and requested me to design more gowns for her lovable cat.

HER REQUEST:

  • a navy blue gown
  • a navy blue gown
  • Crystal wedding gown set

THE BLUE GOWN

A dark blue gown with fully beaded bodice and satin ballgown skirt. Lace and beads combine on the headpiece and black beaded sandals complete the look.


THE RED GOWN

This deep red gown shows off a simple clean front with red beaded straps

the nice surprise is at the back that boasts of cascading ribbons that sparks just the right interest.

a red rose as headpiece and black beaded baguette breaks the plain monotony of the front.

THE CRYSTAL WEDDING GOWN SET


The Crystal wedding gown has an A-line lace body with beads, closed white roses, and sheer illusion veil. The cream sandals represent the something old in the famous bride’s poem:

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.”

The veil can be swept back to reveal the bride’s face for that much awaited first kiss.

*All clothes and beaded sandals on this post may be ordered and specially sewn for you. Please contact us if you like what you see and if you have any special requests for a specific style or color. Ring us! We’ll be glad to hear from you! 

NEWSFLASH!!!
A new club is born! We have our very own SF club here in the Philippines! Check us at facebook and join us!

http://www.facebook.com/PHSylvanianFamilies?sk=wall

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PH♥Sylvanian Families is a community of Filipino owners and collectors of Sylvanian Families. We envision this page to be a venue of interaction, fun, entertainment, and shared appreciation.

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Analyn’s Fuschia Fix

This is a Special Request from a new friend who will be celebrating her birthday soon. And a special day needs a special dress.

HER REQUEST:

  • a fuschia pink gown
  • all pink sandals

PROPOSAL:

CREATIVE PROCESS:

Kate, my reliable model

twirl for us Kate

Certificate of Authenticity for Analyn fuschia gown

Certificate of Authenticity for Analyn sandals

Happy Birthday, Analyn!

Please send us pictures of your character wearing the gown!

We would love to see it!

PICTURES SENT BY ANALYN

*All clothes and beaded sandals on this post may be ordered and specially sewn for you. Please contact us if you like what you see and if you have any special requests for a specific style or color. Ring us! We’ll be glad to hear from you! 

NEWSFLASH!!!
A new club is born! We have our very own SF club here in the Philippines! Check us at facebook and join us!

http://www.facebook.com/PHSylvanianFamilies?sk=wall

20111002-110804.jpg

PH♥Sylvanian Families is a community of Filipino owners and collectors of Sylvanian Families. We envision this page to be a venue of interaction, fun, entertainment, and shared appreciation.

My NEW Keychain Baby

Toy Kingdom in select areas have this ongoing promo that you get a stamp for every Php1,000.00 worth of Sylvanian Families you buy. For every line you complete you get a corresponding gift. The grand prize is an Oakwood Manor aka DX House. It’s the biggest house for Sylvanians as noted on their flyers and I agree as it has 9 rooms total. Honestly, I’m not too excited to own it as I am already a proud owner of one. But I do suggest that other collectors should aim to own it because it’s really spacious.

The most exciting gift for me is the first one which is the Walnut Squirrel Baby keychain. And after saving up for those stamps, I eventually brought this baby home.

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This is fresh out of its plastic and cardboard packaging. There is only a single type of baby for the keychain and no other choice. The Squirrel baby is a gorgeous standing only baby with movable head but feet and arms are steady. I want to assume that she is a baby girl Squirrel since she’s wearing a sleeveless yellow printed shift dress with matching baseball-like hat and a light green print scarf to keep her warm. The dress and scarf can be taken off, however the hat is glued on with keychain going right through the hat. This is the ugly part as I would like to have the choice of changing her wardrobe but since the hat is stuck on with hotglue-like material, this might leave a scar when removed.

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For me, what’s missing is a pair of sandals on her bare feet, so I made her a pair of electric yellow green sandal. This is the first time I’m showing my Baby beaded sandals. And I also made her a brown tone pair. Girls can’t have enough shoes, right?

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