2 months ago on 05/24/14 at 09:11am
2 months ago on 05/24/14 at 09:10am

There’s quite a bit of Maui’s dolphin practice going on in my sketchbook.

Not the best photos, but a large (nearly A4) sketchbook for magnificenthindsight

This one was a lot of fun to put together. I really like the linen, and the pattern’s super cute and fitting for her Strangely Eccentric comic.

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My prize from pondweed came today!
The print was very sharp and high quality and of course I immediately framed it.
Post cards are lovely also and the business card is so cute!
And I love love the notebooks as they were so small and cute and very sturdy and nice.
I recommend everyone to check out her esty! The shipping was also fast considering it was overseas!

Thank you so much for taking your time to host this giveaway! :)

I’m really pleased you like them! (And you had a frame to hand for the print!) I’m enjoying seeing people posting photos of their books and prints on arrival.

It’s a bit surreal: “I made those — but I didn’t take that photo! Wow!”

The postage was… a week precisely, I think. I posted them on the Friday, but the lady at the post office said I’d missed the last collection, so that was saturday to saturday. 

A commission for a lovely tumblr user!

2 months ago on 05/15/14 at 07:53pm

So I’ve got this neat opportunity to blog about creative people in Brighton, my closest city! It seemed fitting I should write my first post about Sanna Annukka, one of my favourite artists.

What I wouldn’t give to deck out my home in her designs for Marimekko!

Check out my post, and check out her website!

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To celebrate the first 100 followers on my new blog, I’m holding a giveaway to win your own miniature animal. It can be a necklace, keyring, figurine or any other item of the winner’s choice, and the prize is not restricted to those photographed, you can have any animal you like. Think of it as a free commission!

RULES

  • To enter, just reblog this post! I will write your url down on a piece of paper which will be put in a giveaway hat in reblog order.
  • Reblog as many times as you like (maybe don’t spam your followers though). Each reblog will count as one entry.
  • Likes count.
  • You do not have to be following me.
  • No sideblogs please, just your main blog.
  • I ship worldwide and will pay for postage.
  • If you have any questions just drop me an ask. Remember to leave your ask box open so I can contact you.

These items are not suitable for children as they have very small parts and look delicious.

The giveaway will end on 10th JuneGood luck!

Oh my look at these cuties everyone!

And it’s a commission for an animal you want!

Giveaway prizes are…

…packaged, addressed, and ready to be posted the next time I’m at the post office!

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2 months ago on 05/06/14 at 07:39pm

So Etsy is doing this really cute promotion where you refer ten friends through a referral link [click!], and giving them a £5.00/$8.45 (approx.) voucher to spend on the site!

For every two friends who sign up and spend their voucher, the referee (me!) gets a £10.00 credit to spend too! It’s mutually beneficial.

If you’d wanted one of my books —— I’ll be listing more shortly —— or an art print, but where a bit strapped for cash, this is a good chance! There are so many other AMAZING shops on Etsy too! Selling all sorts from craft supplies to gorgeous handmade goodies.

Anonymous asked: Hi Lauren! How was your day? Hope you had nice weather :) I just had a look at your etsy store (your books are so awesome <3) and I was a little surprised by the price. In a sense that I think your books are rather cheap? So I was wondering if you actually earn anything by selling the books, because all that material has to be quite expensive too, not to mention your working hours. I thought they'd be around 20-25€ (27$-35$)? Haha but maybe I'm way off with that? Anway, thank you!

Hi Anon! (Are you the same Anon from earlier? I ask because you use Euros and the ask starts the same way! I’d love to meet you off-Anon if you’re comfortable with it!)

The weather has been splendid today. Sunny but not too hot and I sat in the garden and played with the dogs and watched the rabbits goofing around.

The price I picked for the books covers materials costs, but definitely doesn’t cover time! I picked the price based on others I’d seen, perhaps a touch lower because I didn’t have much presence on Etsy.

You’re not the first person whose asked if I’m underpricing! I think I’m going to build it up, and also because a cute handmade crafts and vintage objects shop has asked to stock my books and will be taking commission. I can’t make that worthwhile with what I charge now, but I also won’t want to charge different prices dependant on location! (Online or off!) We’re going to trial it. I’m still quite new to all this, and it’s a balancing act between art, books, my part-time job, and what’s the most financially sensible route!

2 months ago on 04/30/14 at 06:53pm