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The first official CleverGirl/CleverIndie Mailing List is up and running!
!I can promise a few things about this sparkly new list: I will not inundate your email box and I will offer exclusive treasures and specials and a “heads up” on new collections as well as pre-order opportunities on some of my new designs.
AND (drumroll please) if you sign up you will get a special discount that you can combine with other discounts that may be found during the next week which adds up to a respectable savings on some amazing wearable art for the holiday giving season! So the hunt is on!
I will drop some hints along the way so you may treat yourself (or others) to some chic and clever treasures…
My heart is bursting with glee!
I am about to reach a gigantic milestone in my Etsy shop! 1000 items sold. Yup. Gulp.
I’m stunned speechless. I know! That’s a miracle in and of itself!
It seems so surreal on this side of the keyboard!
Thanks for all of your support! I could not do it without all of you!
Hugs and high fives all around!
Ever find yourself needing a pocket for a little hands free carrying of tiny stuff?
Going for a walk with the dog, and want to take your ID (you should always have ID on you. Don’t make me mom-out on you) but no pockets and not so much a fan of the fanny pack? Need a covert little storage area on your person while you play devastatingly beautiful spy for the evening?
These are “Pocksie” and they are available through Amazon.com. You get 6 for $9.99 and they are this fabulous soft, thin, stretchy flannel-y material. There is adhesive on three sides with one side left adhesive-free (that’s the opening)- you stick them to your clothes (on the inside, typically) with the opening facing up, and your clothes become the backing to the pocket and voila! A little hidden pocket for your ID, some business cards…That sort of thing. They are beige, pale beige. I would love to see these in black as well, to blend more with a wider variety of clothing- and to bust up any confusion as to where you stick these (you do not stick them to your skin!).
I test drove these by sticking them to the inside of a fairly thin, soft cotton jersey loose fitting t-shirt (I didn’t want anything close fitting supporting it as this was one of my personal product tests and I wanted fairly clean anecdotal results). I jammed my insulin pump (heavier than most modern cellular phones) in it and went about my day. And it stuck. All day. It stuck really well and I was amazed at the end of the day how well it was still sticking- I had to give it a good pull to get it off (probably not a good match for silk!). I would feel confident wearing these under anything, holding ID, credit card, or a small cell-phone. Of course, your mileage may vary *insert disclaimer here* but I do recommend grabbing a 6-pack of these and keeping them on hand. On the inside of a loose fitting, single layer shirt you could clearly see where my pump was- but with ID and card, it wasn’t so noticeable. I would probably use these under clothes with a more substantial fabric anyway, so for me that is a non-issue.
I bought them to see if my insulin pump would fit in them. My Animas 2020 was a very tight fit (not easy to get it in or out, but for a formal affair and the perfect outfit, I would be much happier with a little tugging to get the pump out than looking like I am losing my underthings…as was the case when I tried the leg thing- which is great if it fits you well… not so friendly on my curvaceous stems) and from the looks of it a Cozmo would fit well (not necessarily with the Cozmore backing)…
Women who wear insulin pumps are often faced with this dilemma as the choices for carrying their pump when all gussied up are usually- a case with a clip, reenacting the “pencil test” with their pump, or a “leg thing” (like a garter).
While my pump does have an integrated clip and I usually wear pump, tubing, etc fairly exposed (frankly, on most legging or jeans wearing days I just don’t give the aesthetics of this life improving device another thought), there have been moments during workouts or dress up that I have longed for a comfortable, concealed way to carry my pump.
Celebrate the Daddio in your life with handmade treasures!
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