Now that it’s the day after Christmas, I can share a few more of the orders that I worked on for holiday gifts. Because I knew that people were anxious (as I was) for their items to arrive before Christmas, I decided to make cute photos to email as well. This way my buyers would have a cute photo to give just in case something got delayed in the mail. These are a few of the little pics that I sent along this month as I finished up and shipped out holiday orders. I can’t wait to make versions of these for each holiday.
Merry Christmas! I hope everyone that reads this blog knows how I really feel because of you.
This week I continued to work on the last of my custom Christmas orders. This included a bunch of magnets but also five really fun custom pet portraits. One of them is Bip for President. If Bip really was running for president, I would lobby to make him some lapel pins for the election.
I’ve been practicing my talents on that front. Currently, I’m finishing up an order of name tag pins for a boutique in Perth called Fox and Rabbit. I love seeing my drawings as name tags. I’ve done a few for veterinarian offices and now this order. I think it’d be really fun to make a line of name tags for veterinarians and pet shops.
Magnets, magnets and more magnets. That’s all I’m working on right now!
I am dedicating most to all of my energy this week to preparing for BUST craftacular and filling custom holiday orders, so I’m taking a few days away from writing. Instead I thought I would show a longer peek into my studio this week given that it’s where I’m spending all of my time. That first photo is a new item that I’ll soon have available in my shop. They are lil’ pigeon poppers – sets of unique magnets. Each set is unique and made up of four hand drawn pigeons.
Here are a few of the things I’ve been making around here.
I borrowed a button maker and have been having a blast making unique GoodAfternoonan button designs. I’ve been pleased with and made three so far and I have lots of ideas for button and button magnet sets. I can’t wait to experiment more with this when I have some slow time.
In prep for BUST, I’ve been making dozens of cat magnets. I have about four or five designs that I’ve gone with and I invested in a lightbox so that I can make them in bulk. This means they are all still individually hand drawn by yours truly, but I can make sets and reproduce.
I’ve also come up with four or five dog designs as well. I’m not sure if these will sell because I feel like cat owners are pleased to get any cat item (we LOVE any cats, all cats, cats please), but I fear that dog owners may be more loyal to their breed of choice. We’ll see! That is one of the great things about a craft fair – you get immediate feedback on your items. I’ve also made sticker sets from some of my #LogaCat drawings, which I’m really pleased with and will show more of on here soon. That’s it for now, folks. I’m going to take a short hiatus for the rest of the week as I pull some all nighters on custom orders and prep for the fair.
P.S. – What do you think? I’d love to hear if any of my new designs really tickle you!
Another quick peek for you this week. I’ve been working on loads of custom pet magnets. Check out Max. He’s one of my most recent ones. He was sent off to his home in Scotland this week.
Happy Turkey Day to all of my American readers. Ok, that’s really just an extraordinary chicken, but you get the idea.