The six shirts that are available are:
We finally have some of Buffalo's wonderful themed shirts available for sale on Etsy. Due to copyright issues, not all of the shirts are listed (e.g. the Day of the Dead shirt with R2D2 and C3PO sugar skulls is not listed because Disney has been known to be litigious). I'm not entirely sure what Etsy's policy is on this score but we are erring on the side of caution.
The six shirts that are available are:
Buffalo made a bunch of new shirts from various fabrics with hand-sewn buttonholes and charming novelty buttons. Contrasting fabric on the underside of the collars. There are too many photos for a gallery so I put them in a slideshow below. I included some closeups of the buttons, because they are awesome. Love the mermaid shirt (again with the mermaids!) but I think the "Hunks for the Holidays" is my favorite. Love how she managed to find Christmas, Valentine's, Halloween, and 4th of July fabric with hunks on them.
I did a little reorganizing today with the gallery pages. I created a new Masks page and moved the needlelace masks out from under the Lace page. I also created new galleries for raffia masks and fabric masks under the Masks header. I added shirts to the Shirt gallery and cartoons to the Cartoon gallery. These shirts and cartoons were previously featured in the blog but never migrated over to the gallery pages.
Buffalo drew some new cartoons recently, which I will hopefully scan and upload tomorrow. Watch this space.
My favorite of Buffalo's recent custom shirts: the primary theme is science, the secondary theme is music. I love the fabrics in this and the retro rocketship button.
Buffalo filled a couple of shirt orders over the holidays--special orders, of course. Alas, my photos of the Tiki shirt didn't turn out very well. Here it is:
Four days until Christmas. Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Don't panic, Buffalo's got you covered. Introducing...[fanfare]... Buffalo Hats gift certificates! How does it work? First contact Buffalo via email with your phone number and put "gift certificate" in the subject line. The transaction will require a phone conversation to work out the payment method, we are not setup for digital transactions on the website. Once payment is secured, Buffalo will email you a PDF certificate that you can resend to the lucky recipient. I created certificates in the following denominations: $50, $75, $100, $125, $150, $200. If you want some other amount, we can accommodate that. Certificates can be cashed in for existing Buffalo wares or new works, custom made. If the full value of the certificate is not exhausted, the recipient will be issued a new certificate for the balance or store credit.
Happy Merry [Christmas|Kwanzaa|Hanukkah|Festivus|Winter Solstice] everybody!
I want to say a few words about Buffalo's shirts. You can't really tell from the gallery how great they are. Not only does Buffalo manage to find the most amazing fabric to satisfy any whim, she uses some of it in places that can't even be seen, except by the wearer - the inside plackets, the underside of the collar, etc. Also, her buttons are the only buttons in my entire wardrobe that don't come undone on their own, or fall off because they are sloppily attached. That in itself is a godsend.
So here's a detailed look at my new Adventure Time shirt, which was a Christmas present. That blue lined fabric with Finn and Jake on the inside placket of the shirt is flannel, which feels nice next to the skin.
Note: Adventure Time and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Cartoon Network.
Hey folks. Lisa here. We still haven't launched the online store, but I have photographed dozens of Buffalo art objects and scanned many old photographs over the past few weeks. It will take a while to sort, crop and upload all of these photos.
One area that's a little lean in the gallery is the wearables page. This is because we need a model or a mannequin to display clothing. Last weekend we attempted to photograph some things on a 2-dimensional wire dress frame from IKEA. It worked okay for the Hawaiian shirts and cowgirl jackets, but the gossamer-like dresses with lace bodices tend to droop so you can't see the delicate lacework. This is not a problem when a real woman with breasts wears these dresses. We jury rigged it by sticking a hanger inside the dress at chest level.
I created several new galleries, such as masks for Buffalo's trademark needlelace masks. These need their own page separate from the lace page. The faires, etc. page is a collection of photos from Renaissance Faires, Music Camps and other events where Buffalo set up a booth and sold her stuff. Some great vintage photos here of renfaires in the 80s.
We discussed setting up a works-in-progress page, but I think Buffalo wants to write a blog entry on the process: from initial sketches to mocking up a pattern to creating the piece. Watch this space for that, if I can get Buffalo over her fear of blogging. Buffalo's sketchbook is fascinating in its own right, but I don't know if she wants to go public with that.
That's all for now. Next time you hear from me, I hope it's to announce the grand opening of the Buffalo Hats webstore.