Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring/Summer Product Line- Circle Vests

Sat down and did some 'soul searching' and came up with a plan for 2015.

First new edition to Yes2Years Product line for 2015 will be the Circle Vest.

This vest is the most pinned item from my pinterest page, I think for the ease it could be made &/or worn.  We will enhance & embellish with these proposed variations:

  1. Cutout trim (ie mesh, lace)
  2. Channel for glow stick
  3. Color blocked/ stripes
  4. Layered or ruffled
  5. Appliqued, embellished/trimmed
  6. Lightweight to warm materials
  7. Hood or arm additions
  8. Length- long & short.

Stay tuned for 'pirate' focused attire!

Custom Order

Received a custom order yesterday- it will be an awesome completed costume!

The client purchased a striped bolero and bustled over-skirt (which is upcycled!- pictured below)  We will be matching the rust/red color and making the underskirt, as pictured on left.

As I am tied up doing wardrobe for Rodeo & Juliet, my awesome partner and sister, Pam, will be making.

Monday, December 22, 2014


LOVE LOVE the new options on pinterest!
they include making a widget: Follow Yes2Years Fashions & StoryBook Productions's board SS Journal: Exploits of ~LL & Secret Society on Pinterest. or Follow Yes2Years Fashions & StoryBook Productions's board on Pinterest. doing a mass copy, delete, or move of pins (YEAH!) sending an entire board, or sharing a board on facebook. WOW! thanks Pinterest!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

What's Happening?!

Decision made at start of this month to close my website shop and concentrate solely on Etsy; after all, ALL sales made in 2014 were made via Etsy!   Why fight it?  My url will lead directly to the etsy site:

I also had a successful booth event this year, which slimmed down my inventory quite a bit.  I do have quite a few of embellished corsets remaining which will  photograph and list, but as for steampunk focused items, Yes2Years has decided to evolve the look.  Watch for upcoming inventory additions!

Currently I am developing for StoryBook Productions a group of character Princess adult and children costumes. We will be ready in 2015 to start taking bookings for character visits and theme parties, and then working on a summer charity event.  Watch for photos and more information to be posted here.  You can visit the website (in development) at

As 2014 closes, we look forward to a NEW year and anxiously anticipate new changes.  Here is wishing you all a great new year!  Thank you for your support!

Cindy at smaller booth set-up, Madrid Steampunk Spectacular

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MONTHLY update... should be WEEKLY!

sorry readers... MUST put myself on a schedule to regularly post!  How time flies!

In my world.. i have completed most of the Princess dresses, and have now moved on to complete some men's jackets in my inventory, as well as smaller items such as lace necklaces, fine-tune mom's lace cuffs, and some ren armbands.

Due to time and energy, decided NOT to do the Santa Fe Ren Fair next month.  Needed is a local partner!  LOVE having an online business, but setting up a booth is a major production that I currently do not have the energy to do.  Instead, I have decided on the Steampunk Spectacular to be held in Madrid September 27.  We'll do a mini-booth, network, and have some fun!

To do this week:

  • Complete princess wands and tiarras
  • Schedule a photo shoot of princess dresses 
  • pic of men's jackets
  • decide if build the pvc bar booth display- est cost of $50