Hoorah! Little Love Boat finally has some new packaging which doesn’t require me to sew! I quite liked my old packaging but boy oh boy, cutting fabric into squares and sewing little business cards to them was starting to become a bit tedious! I feel far more professional with the new packaging, I’m pretty sure I’ve levelled up!
A few months back, I did some designs for a company in Slovakia (yes, random!). They were nice enough to send me some of the the finished magnets in the mail. I’m pretty proud that these guys are being sold somewhere on the other side of the world! I’ll note that they changed a few things including the fonts/text and had them painted in different colours.
Today I finally put a laser cutting order in for a new range of designs which have been inspired by a happy home. Included are a happy house, a triangle tree, the flower designs I posted a month or so back and a couple of other fun surprises. You can see a bit of a sneak peek of a couple of the designs in the picture below.
My new range will be on different woods to my current range, and I’m using a different laser cutting supplier. Fingers crossed that my designs come back as awesome as I hope they will.
Today I spent some time trasforming some of my sketch book doodles into a digital format… something I should really do a lot more of! Anyway, I think this is a good start, I’m hoping to use these simplistic flower designs for a few things, I’ll be starting with some new wooden brooches… fresh and flowery for spring!
I ordered myself a little birthday present last week, both editions of Print & Pattern – books compiled by the creator of the blog of the same name (printpattern.blogspot.com.au), and today they arrived – hooray!
These books contain pages and pages of loveliness and inspiration. I’m looking forward to getting a few hours to sit down with them and really soak in the colours, images and inspiration.
Little Cloud Brooch has turned out to be one of my favourite brooch designs… he just seems to go with a lot of my clothes and whenever I wear him I get lots of compliments from strangers… it’s a wonderful little ego boost for my creative side.
In fact just yesterday a lovely lady in a nice shop filled with handmade goods complimented me on my Little Cloud brooch, I thanked her and slightly nervously told her that I made him, conversation went from there and just maybe I might be putting some of my brooches in that store very soon. Stay tuned, I’ll be sure to share if/when it happens.
Recently a souvenir company in Slovakia found my work on Etsy and Flickr, they approached me to do some laser cut magnet designs for them. Timing of this event really couldn’t have been more perfect for me.
It seemed like a wonderful compliment that this company actually hunted me down in the first place. As a bonus they actually seem to like my work and don’t ask for a million changes on the designs I provide. Sadly they didn’t pay me enough so that I can now quit my day job, but they have done something wonderful… they have reminded me that I am a good designer with the ability to pretty much nail briefs for clients. They have given me the confidence to call myself a designer again – something which I’ve been desperately needing of late.
This folk girl is (part of) the third of five designs which I am creating for them.