19 August 2011

Tell Me Your Favourite Colour Garter Giveaway

Garter #1630 is the number that I am on today as I write this post. Don't ask me how many flowers or dresses I've made; I couldn't tell you. For some reason I started writing down each garter I made, and being a bit obsessive compulsive, I couldn't stop. If you have followed my progress, you will know these garters; I made my first one in February 1999 for a Valentine's Day show, and they have never stopped selling.

I recently opened my ribbon box to create a custom set for one of my long-term shops in San Francisco, and noticed that a ribbon order is long overdue. As I cut the last bit of powder blue silk ribbon off of the spool, I knew it was time for an order. I dread these orders. The silk has to be imported, I have to choose carefully, or I will find myself stuck with a colour I never use (hello, too cold silver that has been languishing unusable in the box since 2002). But I am always looking for the next new colours so I don't get bored making the same things over and over.

This time I am going to try something a little different; I am going to ask other peoples' opinions. Shocking, I know! As we creep into fall (and thinking ahead to spring 2012), I thought it is time to add a few colours. I am not one to follow trend, but everyone has their colour preferences. I have to serve the lingerie community that varies from traditional brides to burlesque performers. For your opinions, you will get a chance to WIN a matching pair of garters! Here is my collection on Etsy. What are your thoughts on the following additions?

1. Sesame (paired here with silver and a dark red rose)

2. Olive (shown with both rich gold and peach)

3. Sage (shown with cream and peach and matching pink flowers)

$. Navy (on the bottom band with silver)

So there you have it. Leave me a comment, and let me know what you think of any or all these as possible additions to my garter collection, and your favourite existing colours. I will choose at random one lucky person who commented here to receive a matching pair of garters to be made from stock on hand, and shipped to you via first class us post within 4 weeks of comments closing 8/31/2011. UPDATE: Thank you for your comments! I will be notifying the winner 9/2/2011. Comments are closed now.


Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

How can I possibly pick a favorite? I adore them all! That sesame colored one however is lovely! I always like pink and black together and lean towards that combo. The Sage, peach/pink combo is so pretty, delicate!

Sara McCormick said...

Oh you know I'm always for a good green. And I love Olive! (of course, you Spring Green & Flame garter is one of my favorite combos!) ; D

Katie Simpson Spain said...

That is a hard question.
I think the olives will do well, and I love that sort of green (so maybe I'm biased). That olive and gold combo is dreamy. Very northwest palate. Sigh.
But, they are hard to decide between, because they are all gorgeous.
PS Hello from NYC.

daniel@jubilantart said...

Ooooooo! I am enticed by both of the Olive garters. The Sesame is lovely as well.

Beautiful work!

Unknown said...

I love the's perfect for a spring wedding. Well any season that is. I just think it's delicate, classy and gorgeous!!

cati.diaz said...

I like olive best as well. Navy is my second favorite.

LizOnTheHill said...

I like the sesame. Miss M likes the olive with peach.

Beck said...

I really liked the Sesame best upon first glance but then the olive set started shouting "hello, I am awesome!", so now of course I am confused.

What I like best about the Sesame garter is the flower style and subtle colors. What I like best about the olive set is the richness and contrast of the colors.

Auh nuts I took to long deciding but hope this info is helpful anyhow!!