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Okay! So what’s been going on in my own world lately…?

LOADS!

I’ve recently got a new Job at a Print & Embroidery place which I’m running alongside a part time weekend Job at a Pub. Hallelujah and three cheers for getting back on my feet for the Flat ❤ (More on that later!)

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A bunch of blanks I ordered last week came in after the Bank Holiday delay. You can’t imagine how excited I was to unwrap these babies and get cracking with them 😉 Two of them have already been printed up and I’m working on the third one as a present for someone!

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I taught the S.O. how to Vinyl Print after he sent me a design last week, and I said “Yep! Make it with me” 🙂 So we did!

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I gifted one to Shiloh Greaves as part of the Road Banter they were enjoying. Here he is modelling it 😀

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Inspired, I’ve released a few new designs at the Shop with a Kitty Heart Print in Black, and popping a Glow in the Dark version on the darker colours:

Kimbles xXx

Bunnies & Bulldogs

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…And here we are – modelled by Jennifer rockin’ her new ‘do 😀
In the Etsy Shop [ HERE ]

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*SQUEE*
Can’t wait to start working on more Gothic & Stitchpunk designs ^.^

Additionally, I’ve realised that I probably can’t afford to start College/University and get the fancy Degree in Graphic Design that all of these creative, city-based, nice-paying, non-Factory Jobs are shouting out for (My friends also tell me not to waste a few grand and my time on an OpenUniversity programme) so I’ve armed myself with my existing copies of Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop and I’m teaching myself how to fully utilize the software and not just what I’m currently using for the Wrestling Gear. First up is [ A Crash Course in Abode Illustrator ] and a funky little Treasure Map WIP I drew ‘By-the-Book’:

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It is taking a considerable amount of Self-restraint not to grab a blank piece of paper, draw an island and all of the funky little doodles I still want to add to it, paint it with tea, dry it on the radiator and set fire to the edges. I’m just a Hand’s-on Girl, I can’t help it!

To prove a Point…

Sponsor Logo:

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In Vector by Adobe Illustrator & Imported/Resized and cut by Artcut6:

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And printed on the finished Garment:

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Incidentally, the Sponsor Logo was requested to be added after the order was placed & paid for and before I started the Adobe Illustrator Crash Course. Usually, we charge a bit extra for the time and materials that go into extra additions to an order depending on how far along it is, but with the complication of the design – even though it’s only two colours, it was still a few extra solid hours of work to get it perfect – I wanted to add it to my Portfolio as I’d placed a few newly-learned techniques onto it. The mesh detail was unfortunately too elaborate to complete sensibly, but both the Client and ourselves were well happy with the outcome 🙂