Monday, November 30, 2009

Something Unique, Something Special!

A few days ago when I was in the fabric store and I bought a piece of clear vinyl to make some belts. It is no secret that I love peacock feathers and, of course, the first thing I did was a belt with peacock feathers. My idea was to keep the feathers as the center of attention of the belt, leaving them intact and protected from constant use. Here is my creation!

This one is for those who like the color and brightness I made this one. It can be worn  with any color and the belt will make any piece of clothing boring, look better and more fun.  

For this it occurred to me at some times we have many options and many times we forget what we have. So instead of having 4 belts will be better to have only one with 4 big bows of different colors to exchange according to our desire and mood. These 4 colors are not the only ones that can be purchased with the belt, I have many fabrics to choose from, just tell me your favorite colors and I'll make them for you at no extra cost.

 Also  these belts can be a very nice gift for anyone this holiday season. Find them here

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Deals Find them here!!!

Christmas is around the corner and in this season we are always in a hurry buying all the gifts that we need for family and friends. This time, Chuletin Designs is offering free shipping worldwide to help you to save money and time in all your Christmas shopping.

Orders over $ 25 will recive a free gift, plus all orders will be wrapped and ready to put under the tree.  You can find unique gifts in my store at prices as low as $ 6.00!  Starting your shopping early gives you the opportunity to find incredible deals.

Free Shipping One Of A Kind Hand Dye Sweaters

I had a lot of fun making those sweaters. My hands are really messy because of the Dye is all over my nails. I think is the price I payed for making one of a kind sweaters!

My First Hand Dyed Project!

For weeks I had the idea to dye some fabric that I have to use them to make pieces for the winter. It is a cotton knit that looks great for dying. I do not know much about painting fabric, which I learned experimenting with clothes that I've wanted to change the color. This is a new adventure I started yesterday when I decided to make my first attempts. Here I want to show how my process goes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thank you very very much!!!!

Today I want to thank all those people who so kindly are following my blog. It is my great honor to have you as my follower and makes me want to share even more of my creative adventures on the following blogs. For you this showcase that I did with the help of some among the thousands of talented artists from Etsy. 
Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Something to make you stand out from the crow.

Here are my last creations: Hardware Obi Belts
Those are great an very unique belts. Elegant and dressy, can be worn with a nice dress or top adding something edgy to an outfit. 
Designed for cinching, this wide corset belt can be tied at front, sides or back. Adorned with metallic studs. Made of black faux leather.
Wrap around obi-style Easily fits any size due to the generous length. It fits tight like a corset and will give you that sexy hourglass figure.
Widest past 5 1/2"
Length 79"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

............and the Winners of my Worldwide Giveaway are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you very much to everybody how made comments in my Giveaway. I'm very please with the results. Now the winners from around the world are:

-First Place from USA yours truly dear 

Second Place From Malaysia Aik

-Third Place from Spain Ave

Happy Holidays!!!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The person behind Chuletin Designs

Today I want to share an interview that I did for a blog a few days ago.

Tell us about your story:  

I'm from Cuba and came to the USA in 2005, following the love of my life. I consider myself very fortunate because I have a very special husband. Without him today I would not be doing what most excites me in life, to create. He supports me, encourages me and is my No. 1 fan, although, according to him, he knows nothing about fashion. :) 
I've never taken classes on sewing or design. I learn by doing.

-How did you get started creating your work? 

Ever since I can remember, my mom made clothes for me and my two sisters. I loved watching her sew us dresses. When I was a teenager, my mom bought me fabric for a pair of pants, then she went to work. When she came back I had already made the pants and they turned out super. Since that time she did not sew anything for me anymore because she knew I could do it. But she always gave me advice on how to sew and we were a creative team. 

-Please describe your process for your work: How to get ideas, when, materials, etc. 

The way I look at it, my brain is like a creative studio where many ideas circulate all the time. My inspiration comes from everywhere. I've been learning in stages. I've been evolving. Every time I make something, I learn and I try to improve each piece of clothing I make, making my designs increasingly complex and beautiful. Sometimes an idea comes when I see a piece of fabric in the store. At that moment, an idea is born. Other times I'll get ideas when reading the forum in Etsy, or when seeing something in a magazine. My ideas come from everywhere, at any anytime. 

-What is your favorite piece of work? 

For me it is very difficult to pick a favorite piece. The last piece I make often becomes my favorite, but that doesn't last long. I try to improve my techniques all the time. That makes me happier and more satisfied with the final creation. 

-Share your top 5 favorite books, magazines, songs and websites

My Favorites 
Magazines: Fashion magazines 
Book: Sewing Techniques (my current favorite) 
Websites: Etsy and Mylifetime (Project Runway) 
Music: I like listening to music while I working. I plug in my Ipod and listen to a little bit of everything - Cuban music, American, Brazilian, classical and jazz. 

-What advice would you give to new artist?

It is difficult for me to give advice to someone. I also need advise. I believe that following your heart and having a positive attitude in life can help make your dreams come true. At least that's how I try to lead my daily life. 

-What do you think you would be in 10 years? 

In 10 years I hope to be very successful and have my own boutique to sell my creations. 

More info about me
I have 3 Etsy stores

Have a very creative day!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Old Pictures And Fashion Tradition

Love for fashion has been in my family for years. This summer when I returned to visit my family in Cuba (after being in USA for almost 4 years) I spent some time looking at old photos of the family. Many of the photos have not survived because we've been in several floods by the hurricanes and we have lost many of them. Despite of that some still exist. Here are some that are very valuable to me. This is a picture of my grandmother when she was about 20 years of age. It looks very elegant in her white dress and high heel shoes. The shoes look like they have two tones. She looks super chic and confident. She always made her own clothes. 

This other picture is my mom in a dress made by herself. She has a model figure and her hair very well done. At that time she lived in a small town on the outskirts of the city. But she always followed  the fashion trend.

These others are my sisters and I when we were kids.
My oldest sister Elizabeth

My middle sister Mariela

Me! I'm the youngest!

I like to keep those photos because they are of great value to me. Now they are like a treasury to me because I separate from my family.
 I'm passing them to digital format to enjoy them for many years to come. 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

From Etsy With Love Free Online Shipping Worldwide For You!

Good Morning!!!
Here are a selection of very talented Etsy seller offering FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wearing A Dress Is Always Sexy!

If I could wear dresses all the time, sure I would do it. In fact I tried to use them quite often. They are my favorite piece of clothing. Dresses for me are a symbol of femininity and being comfortable wearing them and also make us a little different (at least here) of men. I am not criticizing who only likes to wear pants, no! who am I to do that. But wearing a dress to show our unique figure, the curves that nature gave us, always makes me want to make more dresses. This dress that today I want to show you is my latest creation. 

After I made one using an applique in a cocktail dress, I kept the idea of making more in other colors. 
Black color is one of my favorites, for this occasion I used a two-tone chiffon fabric, black and cream and I think the result speaks for itself. 

It is an elegant dress for a special occasion, very sexy, comfortable. I have no doubt in my mind that everybody will talk about your dress.

 No one won't forget that you wore that dress because I can promise you, this one is UNIQUE!
Find it here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New And Super Elegant Double Breasted Military Jacket

Today I want to show you my new creation. A military inspired jacket. I was attracted to the idea in the same second I saw the fabric in the store. As always happens to me I had not planned to make this jacket. Anyway, when I saw the fabric and I felt it I knew, I should do it. As usual I wasn't sure of the rigth design but wanted to do it. Should be very elegant, feminine and with lot of details. This time I made two pockets in front, mandarin collar, double breasted, details on the collar, cuffs and waist. I covered the buttons using the same fabric to give them a more elegant touch. 

I made a brooch that can be used with or without the jacket, that's for you decide. I think the jacket is just wonderful! What do you think?
Find it here

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Big Bow Or Big Flowers??? Black and White Cocktail Dress

Indecisions can sometimes be a good thing. A few days ago I got the idea to make another dress very much like this one. 

The reason was that I made a survey to find which one is the most beautiful of my dresses, and this is the winner dress. But as always happens to me in the middle of my creative process while I was making the new dress I did some experimentation. For me it is very difficult to repeat again and again the same design, so this new creation is similar but not identical. I made it of a beautiful print charmeuse fabric in black and white and lined with black satin. The straps are made of beaded elastic trim. Wearing black and white has always been a symbol of elegance and glam, for a formal event, a wedding, go to the opera or an important dinner. It is always the perfect choice. To me black is elegant, but black and white is a step further.

Here is my new design and this time I did something different The dress can be customized by the person who decides to buy it. Choose the perfect applique for your style: big bow or three flowers. Whichever option you will make it and sure it will be very special and perfect to stand out from the crowd.

Which one do you like more, with the big bow or with the big flowers?
The dress in now at my Etsy store

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Find Free Online Shipping Worldwide!

I'm making a list with Etsy store who are offering FREE ONLINE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!

-Bags and Purses
-Books and Zines 
-Ceramics and Pottery
-Dolls and Miniatures
-Everything Else
-Jewelry until 14 Nov to celebrate my son 1st birthday :) 
-Paper Goods

Friday, November 6, 2009

Time for another GIVEAWAY!!!!

Hi there!
I love giveaways and my first one was a success, so why not a second one!
This time I'll have three prizes for those who has more entries............ Yes!!! that's right every entry count and more chance to get one of them! You can keep it or gave it as a gift to somebody else of your family or friends.
Here are the Prizes
-First Place a Pillow Covers Set 16"x16"  with a value of $25  from Muapurses
- Second Place a beautiful Quilted Make-up Bag with a value of $10  from Muapurses ( 9"x6 1/2"x2")
-Third Place a very elegant set of Feathered Hair Pins with a value of $6 from Chuletindesigns

How to enter: 
- You can go through any of my stores: ChuletinDesigns or Muapurses and make a comment back here on your favorite item with your name and contact information. That will count for one entry. Please don’t leave comments like “Hi”, “Cool” or anything like that. I love reading your comments, they are very important to me and my work.
- Blog about this giveaway and receive 1 extra entry. Come back here and leave a comment with your blog link.
- You can also subscribe to my blog and become a "follower" to earn 1 extra entry. Come back and leave a comment telling me of your subscription. If you're a subscriber you already has and extra point, but please leave a comment about that. 
- Follow me on Twitter or let me know if you are an existing follower to earn 1 extra entry.
- Promote this giveaway in the Etsy forums, Twitter, Myspace, Facebook, or any social network and receive 1 extra point for each place you promote. Come back here and leave a comment with your link. The more you promote this giveaway more chance you have to win.
- Please don’t forget always leave your information or link.
- You can also earn 5 extra entries by purchasing something a any of my stores:ChuletindesignsMuapurses or Patternparadise. Just come back here and tell me what you purchased with your information to claim your extra entries.
The winner will be announced at noon Easter Time, on Saturday, November 21st. If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will select another winner through another random number drawing. This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. Shipping cost will be covered by me!

I wish you good luck!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Black Friday Deals Find them here!!!

Christmas is around the corner and in this season we are always in a hurry buying all the gifts that we need for family and friends. This time, Chuletin Designs is offering free shipping worldwide to help you to save money and time in all your Christmas shopping.

Orders over $ 40 will recive a free gift, plus all orders will be wrapped and ready to put under the tree.  You can find unique gifts in my store at prices as low as $ 6.00!  Starting your shopping early gives you the opportunity to find incredible deals.