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Claire Brake spent many years successfully managing a chain of designer boutiques in London, but decided to leave the hustle behind and headed, with her dog Pandora, for the calm space of the Dorset coastline. From her studio she designs and makes a collection of fashion accessories, using fabrics featuring her own unique print designs. Under the label Esme & Esme Claire's collection isAdd a Comment
2014 saw the launch of designer Mel Smith's first homeware collection featuring tea towels, lampshades and cushions. Mel launched her designs at Top Drawer in London and the products can be found in various stockists and online via her website here. Her double-sided cushions feature two co-ordinating prints - designed for those that like to have a quick freshen up by flipping the cushion over!Add a Comment
Now Playing - Girl Is On My Mind by The Black Keys For the last few years my wife and I have been selling our handmade décor and geeky stuff on Etsy, an online marketplace. What is the first thing people ask us when they find out that’s what we do for a living? Not “What’s the shop?” or “Ooh, what do you sell?” No, it’s almost invariably something like “I make things too… IAdd a Comment
Julia Staite is an illustrator turned designer/maker in Epping, Essex and under her brand 'Julia Staite' she designs and makes fun, quirky kids stuff featuring her illustrations. The products are on sale in her webshop, and also on Etsy. Julia is currently seeking wholesale stockists for her products and would also love to licence designs or work with design studios "making lots more lovelyAdd a Comment
If you're a loyal Etsy shopper, you'll be happy to hear we also have an Etsy shop, BabyCarSeatSigns.Etsy.com!
While our product selection is significantly smaller on Etsy than it is on DontTouchBaby.com, you can still get plenty of unique baby shower gifts at a great price! And to make it even better, if you purchase $18 or more worth of baby signs, you can use coupon code 3SIGNS to save 15% on your entire order!
Shipping is FREE on most Etsy U.S. orders only!
If you live in the United Kingdom or Canada, you can now get FREE shipping on orders over $20 ONLY through our website, DontTouchBaby.com.
Here are a few of the baby signs we sell on Etsy:
|Funny Giraffe Don't Touch the Baby Signs|
|Wash Your Hands Baby Signs on Etsy|
|Remove Shoes New Baby Sign for a Healthy Home|
Designer Ellen Giggenbach is brilliant at creating 3D paper designs and her latest creation is a strikingly colourful geometric bowl. Ellen creates the designs so they can easily be printed out and made by others using instant downloads or paper kits from her Etsy shop. Other designs include a mid century style pendant lampshade, bright balloons and fun owls. Ellen has also illustrated a seriesAdd a Comment
After publishing lots of greetings cards last week I was reminded of these super cute cards from top designer Jillian Phillips. Jilly has designed for Paperchase, Galision, and Madison Park greetings amongst others but she also has her own range of cards and notebooks under the label Ichi Ni Three which are available on Etsy.Add a Comment
written and illustrated by Kit Chase
published 2014, by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of PenguinI’ve always had a soft spot for elephants, ever since I had a sweet stuffed one as a kid. He played ‘You Are My Sunshine,’ so of course, Sunshine was his name. And I don’t know who I’m kidding with the kid thing, cause Sunshine still lives with me. He’s a dear.
And lately, I’ve had a tender thing towards trees and how much they give us. Some are big enough to hug, and some snap at the landing of a songbird. All are homes. Add a little Beatrix Potter-esque art, and a story that stays endearing without dipping into the saccharine side, and I’m completely charmed. The dust jacket says it best: ‘there’s a reason we don’t see elephants in trees.’
I love this elephant, Oliver. I love that when all he sees is despair, he takes a nap. Spectacular coping skill, Oliver! Thank goodness that his friends aren’t defeated, and they get to work searching and gathering. I’m adding the spread below to my inner rolodex of perfect picture book spreads. The words and the illustrations balance each other and don’t compete for attention. It slows down the action, builds suspense, and gives the reader a chance to predict what happens on the other side of the page turn. And the twig frames are just plain lovely. So: pretty perfect.I hope this isn’t the only story Kit Chase is brewing with Oliver, Charlie, and Lulu. I feel like they have a lot to say and share.
Want to see more of her art? A dash of dear and a pinch of perfect? All of the pieces below are in her Etsy shop, trafalgar’s square. Huge thanks to Kit for sharing these with us!
Review copy provided by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
sarah waterhouse is a sheffield based designer who hand prints all her own fabrics in her studio using organic inks, hemp and cotton. last year sarah starting printing by the metre and plans to add upholstery weight fabrics to her collection. sarah has an etsy shop and a great blog showing the creation of the designs and printing process.Display Comments Add a Comment
Vine, Twitter’s mobile looped video app, is less than a year old and still remains a new frontier. Not everyone is sure how to use it and like most of the Internet, the common subject matter of Vines center around cats, babies and high school kids. For that reason, the people who are experimenting with the capabilities of Vine as a medium truly stand out.
Etsy has recently produced a handful of stop motion Vines that are not only fun to watch, they reinforce the DIY aesthetic that defines the online market’s brand. Etsy’s initial Vines were a product of Hack Week, an event where the company’s engineers are encouraged to abandon their regular work and focus on any project of their choosing. Nicole Licht and Clare McGibbon, one of Etsy’s in-house designers and support staff members, respectively, decided to take advantage of the event. “The goal for us during that week was to jump start Etsy’s participation on Vine, experiment, and collaborate across teams,” Licht told Cartoon Brew.
— Etsy (@Etsy) May 16, 2013
Even though the team had no experience in stop motion animation, they set out to make at least one video a day. Prior to each shoot, they sketched out their ideas and gathered craft supplies, but kept their agenda loose. “We found that improvising and seeing how the materials responded in the moment made the most sense,” said Licht. With just natural lighting, a lightweight tripod, and an iPhone mount, the process of making a single six second vine took anywhere between one and four hours. “We really had to just go for it once we started shooting,” added Licht. “With Vine, you either post or not. There are no editing or saving functions, so we never reshot.”
Few other companies, thus far, have discovered how to effectively use Vine. They could certainly take a lesson from Etsy, where employees are given the freedom to take new approaches and experiment with ideas and tools along the way.Add a Comment
Yes, it's finally happened: an actual update to my Ward-O-Matic Etsy Shop with NEW prints! Amazing! Here are the three prints that are now available (top to bottom, L to R): Vinyl Kid, SX-70 Camera Boy, SX-70 Camera Girl.
Prints shown above are the 5" x 7" size. All three are available in 8.5" x 11" as well. Yay!
Here, let me hold them for all of you to see (again, these are the 5 x 7" size):
The link: The Ward-O-Matic Shop
Amanda Shufflebottom is a graphic designer of twenty plus years, based in the south west. In the last few years Amanda has been attempting to crossover to more 'graphic illustration' and is hoping to progress into getting some of her works licensed for the giftware/stationery market. Amanda has also produced some kitchenware samples such as large magnetic notice board and worktop savers. YouAdd a Comment
New addition to the blog!
I’ve been obsessing over creating cute little clip arts lately. Mostly ’cause I never have any handy when someone asks me to make invitations, birthday cards, etc. In doing so I thought I’d share a free downloadable file to you every friday. Here’s this weeks download:
I thought this would also be the perfect time to announce
I have a new store on Etsy!
Beautifique Digital is where you can find all sorts of digital downloadable goodies.
It’s a little bare right now, but come visit me often. More updates on the way!
FIRDAY! ..er FRIDAY!