Happy Pride Season!

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Happy Pride season to all my LGBTQ+ followers! Hope you have the best time if you’re going to any Pride events this summer 🌈 ⠀

 

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I’m still loving using markers instead of paint/coloured pencils – all of this except the skin colour of the two people on the left (tea) & the blue background (digital) is filled using marker pen. The coverage is way better & the colours pop more I think, & I do love my vibrant colours. I started off just getting a student set of them (Promarkers) a few months ago & since then I’ve bought quite a few individual ones to expand my range. Saving up for more!

Experimenting With Character Part 1

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After about a month of being either too busy (with sewing), too distracted or just simply unmotivated to draw, it feels really good to finally have something new finished. This is the first part of a little character experiment, so keep an eye out for the second! I had a lot of fun doing this and I like the idea of maybe fleshing this one out a bit more in future.

I’ve got some really exciting plans for other bits and bobs this year so hopefully in the next few months I’ll be able to share a few of them with you too. Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram here to keep up to date with my works in progress & just get a general sneaky look behind the scenes!

Pencil Case Prototype No.2

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Second pencil case experiment all finished! This is made out of some calico I dyed with redcurrants, & as soon as I saw the delicate colour I knew I wanted to do something floral. This design is actually inspired by the first piece of original embroidery I ever did (you can see that here), & it was a lot fun updating that (& adding sequins to it – but when are sequins not fun?!)

I have lots of ideas & plans for more of these, with the ultimate aim of getting the standard of my sewing & finish to a point where I would feel comfortable listing some original pieces in my Etsy shop. So keep an eye out for that!

Peas in a Pod

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It’s that time of year when all the veg seeds are being sown & some seedlings are starting to come through. I’m still waiting on some pepper & sunflower plants to make an appearance, so fingers crossed!

Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter lovely people! I love this time of year, I find it really motivating as everything starts to get some colour back into it and we actually get some sun (though today has been a bit miserable and grey, but this is the UK so…). Hope you get to enjoy the long weekend – I have a few plans for it, but we’ll see if they work out!

For the next few days this Easter card will have 20% off until I take the listing down, so if you feel like being super-organised & jumping ahead of next year you can find it here

Easter Bunny Cards Now Available

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This year’s Easter design is now available here in my Etsy shop as a greetings card! There is just over a week to go so if you order now from the UK then they’ll be just in time. There are also still some free badges to get your hands on as a little thank you to my first 10 customers, but the number is dropping so do be quick if you’d like one. The shop has been open for just over a week now & it’s been a real learning curve but very exciting too. I really would love to hear what you think of how it’s looking, so don’t be shy!

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Cards to Raise Money for Rethink Mental Illness

You can now buy these four images as greetings cards on my brand new Etsy shop here. Each one represents an activity that can prove beneficial to mental health: reading, walking, gardening & creating. Once the cost of the cards has been covered, every single penny from all 4 designs will go to Rethink Mental Illness (www.rethink.org)
The work Rethink does is so important & they have helped me a lot personally too so it would be brilliant if we could raise something to give back to them – & remember there are free badges for the next 8 customers, so you’ll have that to go along with your warm fuzzy feeling at having done a good deed if you do buy one of these cards!