Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I haven't been able to update my blog since Sunday. We are in the midst of "Guys and Dolls" at my High School. The performances are this weekend. I am busy helping the kids with their music and making costumes. I was thinking of putting up some St. Patrick's Items over the weekend. Some American Girl doll outifts, maybe a St. Patrick's Day Art Doll? What do you think?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

We'r'e Off To See The Wizard

Look at my newest creation. An art doll modeled after Dorothy of Oz. It will post on Etsy soon. I am working out the design for a Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow.

I also made a doll for My Abigail. She wanted a Dark Skin doll. She has named her Crystal. Take A look!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Shamrock fiber jewlery necklace/lariat

I just completed this beautiful lariat in time for St. Patrick's Day. It was listed this evening in my ETSY store. It measures 7 feet long and is made of 100% cotton yarn. A great fashion accessory for this time of year.

Great Horned Owl

Here is my newest stuffed animal. He is so adorable. My kids have adopted the other owls, this one was listed on Etsy this morning. If you click on the picture, it will take you directly to my ETSY shop.

If you click on the link below, it will take you directly to the owl listing.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's an Owl

I just finished my little stuffed owl. How cute! He will go up on ETSY tomorrow morning.
I will post pictures tomorrow.

Stuffed Animals

There seems to be a lot of interest in my stuffed animals. I came up with this basic pattern a couple of days ago, actually at about 5 o'clock in the morning. I am designing a whole line of Wizard of Oz Art Dolls using this pattern. I should have Dorothy done by Friday. Keep checking my blog and my etsy shop.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Frog and Duckling

Just added two more stuffed animals to my etsy shop. Which turned out the best? The rabbit, frog or duckling?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stuffed Animals

I have been working on designing new and original animals for Spring. I just listed my first. It is an adorable bunny dressed in a purple sweater with fuschia and lime green stripes. I am going to work on a another right now, that will be dressed in a pink tutu.

This is my second one, I made the first one this morning, and my 6 year old adopoted it right away!

We have extended our free shipping on scarves and purses through the end of the month. Just click on the link at the top of the page to go to our Etsy shop. Artfire shop coming soon!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Art doll

I began working on an Art Doll last night. She is made completely in shades of pink. I don't know what I'll call her, Pink Penelope, Petunia, Rose, I will keep thinking. Don't forget about the free shipping sale in our Etsy shop.

Update as of 2-17-09
She was so cute my 9 year old adopted her all ready. I guess I will start on another Art Doll for Etsy now.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New American Girl Doll Creations

Here are pictures of two of my new American Girl Doll Designs. I used crochet thread instead of thicker yarns for the Shrug. The gauge looks right for the Doll. It is in a frosted cherry, cranberry color. The design is an open crochet pattern, perfect shrug for Spring, Easter, etc.

The Hoodie is in Baby Doll Pink. The perfect coat/sweater for those spring days.

Both items will be listed on ETSY later tonight and maybe Art Fire, we might try selling on both.

UPDATE as of 2-17-09
We listed both items. The pink shrug is fast becoming one of our most viewed items. I will start designing more. Click on the Etsy button at the top of the page to get to our Etsy shop.

Art Fire, Etsy or Both

I just started hearing about Art Fire. We are wondering if it would be a good idea to sell on both sites. It would give us more exposure. Art First seems reasonable with their current special. What do you think?

Oh, the new listings I promised will be up tonight. We went KOHL'S clearance shopping last night.

Friday, February 13, 2009

February SALE

I am Byron of Design By Byn. I am a father of four, a husband, a middle and high school choir and drama director, a baker and an avid designer. For years I have been selling my clothing and accessory designs for Adults, Kids, Dolls and Stuffed Animals through word of mouth and Ebay.

With the encouragement of a Jo-Ann fabrics clerk, My wife and I recently opened a shop on Etsy. This website features hand-made and vintage items. Our shop includes; hats, scarves, lariats, hand warmers, leg warmers, skirts, sweaters, ponchos, purses, blanket and pillow sets, sleeping bag and pillow sets, evening bags, clutches and matching sets for little girls and thier dolls.

Our doll clothing can be made to fit any Doll/Stuffed Animal: American Girl, Gotz, Bitty Baby, Madame Alexander, Just Like Me, Blythe, Barbie, Bratz, Big Bratz, Build-A-Bear and Cabbage Patch Kids.

For the month of February we are offering FREE SHIPPING on many of our items. Look at the pictures below. Click on any of them and you will be led to our Etsy shop!