The rhythm of the needles is music for the hat knitter’s soul…

…and the pom pom on top is the big finish.

Knitters are starting to gear up for the fall and winter season! These handmade recycled fur beauties shipped off to L. in Connecticut on Thursday! Twenty hats. That’s a lotta music for the soul…

 

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All sizes, from $15 – $25 each @ elle Vintage

 

I have a large selection for FAUX fur lovers too!

IMG_5123All sizes, from $5 – $9 each @ elle Vintage

 

 

 

Behind-the-scenes at elle Vintage

I’m always reading articles about how to market your online shop. Along with the usual product and sales feature suggestions and guides, another common suggestion is to show a little behind-the-scenes imagery. The idea is to give our audience a break from the “buy this!” posts, by showing the day-to-day inner workings of our home businesses.

Well, I have always thought that this suggestion shouldn’t apply to me and elle Vintage, since, well, it’s hairy embarrassing!

But I’m just back from vacation in the beautiful nature of Northern Ontario, doing nothing but spending time with family and family that I haven’t seen in years — and enjoying meeting new family members. So the change of scenery has relaxed me to the point that the image of the elle Vintage behind-the-scenes is actually striking me as very funny today.

So here it is, a typical day here, in all its glory.

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I know exactly where everything is.

Below is this same room… at this moment.

But not for long. I’m about to open up shop again to make the orders that came in while I was with the sun and the swimming and the lolling around, being waited on hand and foot…

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Gonna snap out of it and get to work…tomorrow
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I’m still here, mentally.

Coyote Willie – Real fur? …nope..

IMG_9951I got this faux fur from Liliana in Ottawa. She sourced it from France, to make faux fur throws and blankets for her customers. Now she has retired, and I was lucky enough to find her on the world wide web and score this incredible fabric.

It’s so realistic in every way; its weight, level of plushness, silkiness, moveability, and as you can see –sight — so many lengths, textures and so much color detail.

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This faux fur also makes incredibly realistic, soft, blow-in-the-wind pom poms and earmuffs.

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I bought all Lilian had, so, sadly, when I run out of it, there will be no more — get some now at elle Vintage!

Feelin’ blessed, so…SHARETHELOVE !

IMG_8534I received a custom order today for 40 pom pom keychain purse charms. Imma be bizzay!

Now, I have been working hard to stock my new website –and wow. It’s going to take me longer than i thought! But I’m getting there…

To that end, until June 12, I am offering everything that I have listed to-date at www.ellevintage.com at 15% off. Just use the Coupon Code SHARETHELOVE.

 

Customer Spotlight: Mink fur pom poms + knit baby hats = A.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.

I love my dedicated knitter customers — knitters are so chill! It’s not a wonder because, aside from the beautiful knitwear that that’s produced, it’s such a great way to relax.

–And of course I love them because they love my recycled fur pom poms! When they spend so much time creating a gorgeous knit hat, there is nothing like adding a breathtaking pom, to make it something very special.

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My New York knit hat pom pom customer, Shanel, sent me these photos to show me how these magical mink poms dress up her lovely knit hats — adorable and irresistible!

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 Shanel buys elle Vintage Mink Fur Pom Poms for her baby knits at Nelly’s Knit Boutique.