Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pure Holiday Explosion

Things are really heating up over here with LDD. Holiday orders are through the roof which is fantastic! I have some amazing friends who have been helping me sell items and has given me more work to do than I realized-which is not a bad thing at all trust me!

Things have been pretty slow for a long time and now its exploding all over the place.

It's not just about making money (which does not hurt). But people really like my stuff. They are having an emotional response to something that I created, and it blows my mind that I serve a God who can open doors to a room I did not even think had windows.

I will be going out of town soon so if any of you in the bloggerdom want anything-email me and I'll see what I can do while I'm out of town.

Thanks to K, and especially to B.



Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I know you are wondering....

I know, I know I have not posted in a few weeks. Sorry everyone! But I've ave been busy busy looking into getting real studio space, getting my jewelry making on and doing Christmas presents, and other items to be sold to go back east.

Yes some of you readers (the ones that I know) will be getting Christmas cards, and some of you (that I do know) will be getting the items you requested soon, I only have two hands peeps. I can only knit one hat, make one necklace, one (maybe two) pairs of ear rings at one time.

But I will say happy Thanks Giving to all, and I'm very excited about what is to come in the next year!



Wednesday, November 5, 2008


This may be the umtienth blog today about the election but this is not just any average election. This was no average year. This year has represented a movement in this country for change. It's time to do away with what is outdated and truly deficient way of government. Not only do we want something new, but making sure that happened.

We now have have the very first African American President Elect of the United States of America.
On January 20th, we will have the first African American President.

Never have I been more proud of my people. Every time I hear the news tears come to my eyes. My grandparents grandparents were slaves. They were stolen away from their own countries, never to see them again. They were whipped raped and forced to do work that killed many of their people. But today, this day we are made anew. Little black boys all over the country are now thinking differently about themselves. They now are believing "Yes, I can." Little black girls (me included) all over the country right now are standing a little taller, a little prouder and thinking "Yes, I can." Never more have I wanted to be an "Agent of Change" more in all of my 25 years.

Soon to be First Lady Michelle Obama said at the DNC that: "Now is the time to BE the change you want to see in the rest of the world."

Never truer words have been spoken.

Salute to you, President and First Lady Obama.

Monday, November 3, 2008


This blog has nothing to do with LDD, or fashion at all.
All I'm asking you to do is vote.
Vote because you deserve to have your voice heard
Vote because NO MATTER WHAT your vote counts
Vote in the presidential election (PLEASE)
Vote in your local elections.
What happens in your community has to do with you.
If there is something wrong in your community and you feel strongly about it, find a way to fix it.

Now is the time to "be the change you want to see in the rest of the world."
I heard a very wise woman say that once... (her name may have started with an M, and last name ended with an Obama...maybe)



Friday, October 31, 2008

That was fast...

It's done. Like that-finished. LisaDanielleDesigns.com is officially open for business. I'm a little in shock myself really. After all my fretting over how long it was going to take and how it was going to work itself out-well it did.

So for a lack of a better statement happy All Hallows Eve, don't hurt yourself out there and come by and visit LDD any time.

please visit http://www.LisaDanielleDesigns.com, and http://www.cafepress.com/qvq (you can just follow the link on LDD's home page)



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Are you all still there??

I did not want to scare any of you with the news about the name change. And for all of you who were excited about your queenlyness and deciding what type of queen you are-fret not! QueenViceQueen may be gone, but The Queens Closet still lives on by way of t-shirts, sweatshirts, and even coffee mugs. So if you want to show everyone what type of queen you are-go right ahead and get a shirt, or a sweater, or a mouse pad-or if you feel your puppy is royal too-get him a sweater. We just had our first order on Monday. So if you see a sassy sister you may know walking around with a cool shirt that says "Queens are worth waiting for" you know who's closet she got that from...

I'm just sayin...



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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All of you are going to get a very large headache....

Ding Dong the Queen is DEAD????

Fear not only the name is, I decided to change things around, be a little more true to my designs and my customer base and my name.

Therefore from this day forward (well at least in a week when it clears) the new name is .........

Lisa Danielle Designs
(big shocker I know, but its all going to work out).

The Queens Closet is still going to stay the same (www.cafepress.com/qvq), so if you need your royalty fix, please still head on over. The QueenViceQueen store is still open but if an error page comes up, its only because its in transition.

Thanks and I love you all.


Saturday, October 25, 2008


I didn't tell anyone I was doing this-so look on and there will be no 'special issues' here....

The launch of queenvicequeen.com is on its way....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I haven't forgotten about you

Yes, I'm still working on the new website, but on the plus side, this one has drop down menus! So if you want something and its not in the color in the picture, select from the drop down menu and keep on shopping...the second I finish.

It's on its way!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's on its way

Yes, it's true. I officially have the rights to QueenViceQueen.com, so its truly on its way! I will say this new versions is going to be great-I know this because its really complicated to put together-I see why people pay to have this done for them.

So if there is anyone out there who is really good and putting websites together, I can pay you in kindness, or maybe a nice hat.



Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thank you all!

I wanted to take a second and thank all of you who have been visiting my site. I can't tell you truly what it means that you take a few minutes out of your day to see what's it doing over at QVQ. I appreciate all of you who have been telling others about the site as well. I love that I've been getting a lot of positive feedback about the humor and the fashion from this blog and the main website. If possible I would give all of you a Queen sized hug.

So from the bottom of my heart I thank all of you.



Saturday, October 4, 2008

Change of Pace

Okay peeps, I know it has been a roller coaster ride of nuttines dealing with the website. Well as for this week, the site will stay the same. I've been having a few problems with the purchasing section-so as of now if you want to purchase something, email me (or call me if you know me) and we'll work it out.

This will all get easier soon. Brand NEW website coming-much easier to use and WAY cooler...


It's up, it's on and available for your purchasing pleasure-were still working a few bugs out of the system, so give us time! But if you have any questions, just go to the comments page and send us a message!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Yes, I'm getting to it!

I know, I know I promised you that the new products would be up last week... well things have been busy  at QVQ, I finally have a computer (and a new Mac at that!) so you will have all the fun fall fashions you want starting this week (I promise).

 Also a quick note, you no longer will have to go to Etsy.com to purchase items. You can go straight to the website 

I will say its a little hard running a website and a blog by using other peoples computers, I'm surprised and blessed to have gotten this far without one.  

On the flip side though, I just got a huge amount of great new yarn which I am excited about (and for all of you poor people allergic to wool I have another option for you). 

 Yesterday I had a bit of an ego boost, a fellow New York Queen-friend of mine said that she visits the website and blog every day, then later that day I had another San Francisco Queen-Friend say the same thing. 

So to my fellow Queens, I tip my crown to you.

More to come this week (really, this time) 

Love you all

Monday, September 22, 2008

Big News!

Hello everyone~ I know it's been a few days sense the fall preview and it was very exciting indeed, lots of hits to the website which always makes me happy. Now you are all wondering when can I guy these items??

This week. I'm editing the site so that you can now buy directly from it-no middle man!
So now that you all know you can purchase very soon from queenvicequeen.vpweb.com

Another set of news is that QVQ is changing things up a little.
When you buy-you give.

5% of all the purchases made from QVQ will go to giving aid to children in Africa-I'm in the process of picking a good foundation right now. So the more you buy, the more you all give. 5% may not sound like a lot, but when lots of people buy, that 5% builds up.

Sounds like a good plan to me.

Monday, September 15, 2008

It's HeeEEEERRREEeeee!!!

Here is the fall preview.

All will be for sale (with detail shots of everything) next week.

Web Update

Yes the preview is coming today, it will just be later this evening pacific time. So on Tuesday morning you will see the QVQ fall collection,

Thanks all,


Friday, September 12, 2008

Passing down to the future Queens...

I realized my life was pretty full when I heard my minniQ's in training (the tweens I taught how to knit) say these immortal words. "Just hold on a minute, let me finish this row." 

The torch as we say has been passed. My mini Q's are at it again, knitting up a storm. I never thought I'd see the day when we would have a city girls knitting circle. Just full of 12 and 13 year old chattering on as they would, just with needles and yarn in hand learning the art of the true multitasking knitter. To have a conversation and knit at the same time.   

As for me and all in the QVQ kingdom come Monday September 15th,  we will have a preview of the fall collection (YAY). It will be posted on the blog AND the main website http://queenvicequeen.vpweb.com  

It's very exciting. 

That's all for now, I need to see if any of the minniQ's dropped any stitches. 

**In case you are wondering why I don't refer to the younger ones as princesses-you may need to read QVQ's tag line again.... ***

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

One Track Mind

You know I never realized how much work would get in the way of my "work"-as of this moment I am nowhere near quitting my job and designing full time-I'm not even near nowhere. Really I don't think there are any rich millionaires knocking down my door any time soon who need a trophy wife who happens to have a dream for design. 

Ouch that's a little too close to the well....trophy wives who all of a sudden had a dream to design and never went to school for it and marketed off of young teens giving them crap velour to wear-but I digress.

 But back to work, I was up most of the night knitting, felting and sewing bows. 

Lots of bows.

Okay I only got six done, and a knit rosette for good measure. Plus I  basket wove a new felt purse ( for the record NO I did not take underwater basket weaving when I was in college) in like a two hour span-but I had to go to bed to get up for the job that pays me to be there.  

I think the saddest part of my QVQ addiction is that I'm more excited to get home for Christmas too see my family plus I'll have a good three weeks to work on the website.

I actually think there is something to the saying that when you find something you love to do you will never work a day in your life-where I'm working now-its work. I feed in and give to other people all time time, including the jobs that do and don't pay me.

But when I'm 'working' I'm tired but want to keep going, I love looking at an end product. To think of an idea and know that this is going to excite someone out there other than me. I have so many ideas in my head, and only one brain and two hands to make those ideas come to fruition. 

I think the biggest part is that I know I was made the way I was on purpose for a purpose, quirky thought patterns, dry humor and all-and I'm just getting started.

That's my kind of one track mind. 

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Ways of a Knitting Jedi

Just like Luke Skywalker had to go to Degoba planet , I myself had to go to Niagara (not falls, just near the Balboa Park BART station in San Francisco). Alas it is just the humble domicile of partner in crime/cheer leading squad co-captain who shall be known as Vee.
Luke had Yoda, I have Vee. No she's not short or green, but it still works-and does not speak backwards...unfortunately.

Vee is my kidnapper, cohort and best friend. No I don't have Stockholm's syndrome, we just have a small circle of friends who 'kidnap' each other-at least once a week. As in hanging out and staying over their houses. But today, my kidnapping was productive, the zoo I live in is not always conducive to getting work done.

Never have I finished two projects in one day.

My Jedi skills are getting stronger.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Name Game

You know I never realized how difficult it would be to find names for items. Especially when you are trying to name things after your friends.

 You would think it would be something cute, an honor if that-but noOOoo, you have to think about these things. 

You have to think about their personalities, likes, dislikes, food favorite color, and most important this one object has to sum them up as a person, their entire being, their soul

What if they hate it-and it turn hate me? 

But no pressure. 

It's just fashion.


Thursday, September 4, 2008


I know right know there was a collective Huh? among the bloggerdom.

Inspiration is a very fluid word and means very different things for very different people.
What inspires you? An athlete, your parent, your faith? I have a little story to tell you..

Way back when in art school... ::Entering dream sequence-insert chime music::

I now sit back on my rocking chair, roaring fire in the background with large golden retriever at my feet looking on at me basking in my sheer wisdom...well more like I'm typing at my desk at work at the one quiet time I have here) ...sorry back to art school, YES art school we had a class on how to make sketchbooks-this time I'm really not kidding-there were many who were miffed at the fact that they dropped a grand and a half to pay someone how to tell them to cut up paper and stick it in a book.

But I took advantage of this ridiculous excuse for college credit. Not only did I stick cut up pieces of paper in a book, I glued them down, burned them up ( I only set of the fire alarm that one time), sprayed them down and found things in the street to stick in my book too.

Pictures from mags and that I took
The one random POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS tape that I found on my block (although in hindsight not a good idea to pick that one up so easily)

It's not only what inspires you, but what you do with your inspiration.

So I know you all are wondering what this has to do with anything?

Well generally in fashion you need an inspiration to make a collection. So what inspires me now?

Honestly, I'm not quite sure. It can be one picture, a color, five colors and I'll ride that horse until its dead. There will be a texture that I feel, some yarn that I see and I'll keep going off of that until something shinier comes along (kidding). So now I know all of you are wondering what this means for QVQ? I know it means there will be heather grey, burnt orange, mauve, eggplant purple and a hint of line green involved. It all makes sense in my head

You will just have to wait and see what comes out.



Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Open doors, open webpages

Okay, most of you are wondering ( at least in my head I hope you are) why I decided QVQ needed a blog.

Well, why not?

There are blogs about bowling, fly fishing, cooking, knitting (woo-hoo), and just plain ol' life. This blog is about my website (not this one, duh) my knitting and a little bit of me thrown in.

Welcome to QueenViceQueen


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