This Yellow Lab Zippy is getting ship all the way to Afghanistan! Jason, the son of a woman I go to the gym with, is a US soldier stationed in Afghanistan for the next several months. He had a yellow lab growing up who really did eat his math homework once! He's also a fan of the NJ Jets and pizza.
Ok, so its a little unrelated to Zippy Friends, but it still came out pretty cool. Check out the day I spent toting my camera around Long Beach Island and snapping a pic every 30 seconds. I had a tripod, but yes, every picture was taken manually... maybe one day I'll figure out a more streamlined system! It was all captured in one day from sunrise to sunset in Ship Bottom and Surf City. It also features one of my favorite songs, "5 Years Time" by Noah and the Whale. Enjoy!
I just finished Lucy, a little kitty Zippy inspired by a real life kitty named Lucy. When Lucy's mom first described her to me she said, "She's colors that you've never seen before!" So with that I had to go shopping for some new fleece, no black and white kitty (like her brother, Scout). I brought Lucy Zippy over to meet her likeness and wrap her up before her mom got home from vacation. While I was there I learned Zippies + real animals = longest photo shoot ever.
Lucy Zippy relaxing on the porch.
Lucy Cat and Lucy Zippy didn't quite know what to make of each other at first.
But they became friends soon enough!
Lucy's got your standard kitty things like fish, a mouse and a hair-ball; but Lucy also loves dark chocolate m&m's and robots!
Here's Lucy Cat being a big help, in the way that a small child is a big help...
...by taking things from your meticulously set still life and playing with them.
Lucy Zippy and her big brother Scout Zippy.
Kitty guts everywhere!
Next time I do an animal photo shoot I will have to remember treats!
As the first online customer of Zippy Friends was getting ready for her wedding, Zippy Friends was getting ready for her bridal shower. What gift would we bring to her pre-wedding party? Why personalized Bride and Groom Zippies of course!
The happy couple.
The biggest challenge (after finding ways to attach bow ties and veils and still being able to unzip zippers) was to fill each Zippy Friend with things that they each liked.
What would bridal photos be without some close ups of accessories?
Congratulations again to Jackie and Bill! May all their married days be merry!
...the more you eat, the more you will love the latest Zippy Friend, Beans the Bunny! He is one of my favorite Zippy Friends yet. Not only is Beans an awesome shade of nearly neon green with those adorable floppy ears, but he also has some super cute guts!
Beans has 3 carrots, an apple, a head of lettuce (literally, I designed it to replace his brain), a heart and 2 little bunnies (because you know how rabbits are). I'm pretty sure he traded away his real organs to score these super cute ones.
Beans loves hanging out in the garden and chef salads. Yum.
Not that I just made it today, it's been up and running for about a month, but I only just finished fixing all the links and pages today. So I figured it was time for the big reveal! There is still plenty of work to be done (it's kind of ugly as of now) and I have lots of ideas still to add. But it is up and running, so I thought I would share.
So click on over there, bookmark it as a favorite, check back often and let me know what you think! I am definitely open to suggestions.
So Kitty Zippy went off to his new home to another teacher in my district. When she got him through interoffice mail she sent me this email. I think it may qualify as my first testimonial!
I got the Golden Kitty Cat. I could not believe him, it looks fantastic, I fell in love with him and showed so many people. I kept pulling his stomach apart, I love the hair ball, how creative. You have such a talent and thank you for sharing it with me. I can't wait to put him on my bed. Wow, the cat took my breathe away. Congrats to you on this cool idea. Love him love him love him!!!!!!
I also have to tell you, the way you wrapped him in brown paper and put my name on the box in fancy lettering made it very special to open. The box made it even more professional and how he laid in the box with the blue paper. And I love your business card!
You've got a good thing going girl, keep up the nice work and you should make some and bring them into school. I wish you lots of luck! I know I am just going to love the doggy. I especially love the buttons for eyes!
Thank you sooooooooo much, I feel like a kid again! It is for me and I just love him.
So yesterday I sold my first Zippy Friend to a complete stranger! Yeah, some random person on etsy just happened across my little shop of Zippies and bought one! (Or at least that's how I imagined it.) Honeydew Zippy is off to his new home!
They are all Zippy Friend ideas that I am working on for immediate release!
I just realized that Mother's day is right around the corner and I had a great idea for a Mommy Zippy. I also had a co-worker ask if I ever thought about making a Cat or Dog Zippy (which I have) and that if I made them she would buy them.
So I'm taking that as a commission! Mommy Zippy, Kitty Zippy, and Puppy Zipper are on the schedule for this weekend!
Alright, alright... so I didn't meet my goal of 10 Zippy Friends in 10 days. That is a lot of Zippies. I will make more, no worries! Especially after how much my kids at school loved the one that I brought in. It was really fun to watch them open it up, pull everything out, play with it, put it back in, show someone else, and repeat. And I was very pleased how well Honeydew Zippy stood up to the attention, the stability of my craftsmanship is holding its own!
In other good news, my business cards/labels came in this week! Now if I ever sell any more Zippy Friends, they will have some nice tags to go with them.