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Shows

Before & after…

I had good intentions to do pithy blog entries from the Atlanta & New York Gift shows in July & August, but it was all I could do just to get to the Elisabethan booth on time everyday… besides, none of the shows gives you FREE wifi access, so that more »

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Products

Flashback

These are a pair of pants that Virginia, a customer in Utah, asked me to alter for her.  I ran into her last summer at the Park City Festival of the Arts.  They are vintage Elisabethan—-ok, at least several years old anyway—-but she has kept them in mint condition.

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Studio

Come on, humans!

  It’s Miss Kitty—-I got this blog thing going, hoping the humans could take it from there, and for awhile it seemed like they were… Lately, not so much.  I know they’ve been busy and all, but if I can find time between naps to post, surely they can… come more »

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Shows

Oh Atlanta

Made it! —to Atlanta for the Atlanta Gift Mart, Jan 14-18. Schools, etc, here are still closed as Atlanta deals with all the ice left by the latest storm, but neither sleet, nor snow, nor gloom of night… how does that go? Well, none of it can keep ‘bethan from more »

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Shops

another take on Black Friday

…as presented by Amy Satterfield, owner of Wadoo Furniture Co in Ft Collins, CO… yes, site of a recent Elisabethan trunk show! Dear Preferred Customers—– OK, I give. I cry Uncle. Wadoo is a retail store, and I should act more retail-y. I’ve avoided the Black Friday Sale Sensationalism for more »

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Findings, Products, Studio

October morning

On the way to the studio this morning… I wore shorts & fingerless gloves—-it’s October! The thermometer on the bank downtown said 45 deg F. I found these great old peanut butter jars in the free box outside the thrift store on my alley. I love that fat Peter Pan more »

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Inspiration

Design Inspiration/Influence #2

I am obsessed with this song!  First heard it driving in the car with my big brother—music always sounds better when you hear it with your big brother.  Now I play it every week on my radio show (The Go Betty Show, Mondays, 8-10am MT time on kvnf.org) and LOUD in more »

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Products

High visibility?

…and speaking of BLOOMS, take a look at this video clip:  it’s Roberta Modena, founder of the website World of Green, on a local news segment in Pittsburgh, KDKA Channel 2.  She’s talking about eco-back to school stuff, but what’s really interesting to ‘bethan fanatics is her outfit: look closely more »

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Products

“BLOOMS!”

Their official name is Bloomin’ Pins, but Keaton calls them “Blooms”. Look at this freshly finished batch–lots more layers than LAST year’s version–YUM!

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Inspiration

Design influence/inspiration #1

Betty here, the “main human”  according to Miss Kitty — Saw this on my trip to the northeast—to New York for the NY Intern’l Gift Show, and then to Cape Cod for a little beach & family time. This was in a yard in Chatham, MA — the house was more »

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Studio

Hello, world!

Well, I’ve been threatening to do this… I’ve been trying to tell the humans around here at Elisabethan that to be relevant in today’s world, one needs to BLOG, but no one seems to take me seriously.  I’ve finally decided to take matters into my own paws and get a more »

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