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Leeds Young Makers Market - June 2021

Behind The Scenes

Leeds Young Makers Market - June 2021

On the 25th & 26th June 2021, I took part in the Leeds Young Makers Market for the first time, and I'm here to tell you all about my experience! I had no idea what to expect for a number of reasons, such as the fact that I hadn't heard of the Young Traders markets before, I had no idea if my target audience would shop in Leeds Market, and it was my first market in the Covid-era world, so I was definitely nervous when setting off first thing Friday morning. However, like most things in life, there was absolutely no...

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Making Illustrated Portrait Mugs for the First Time

Behind The Scenes New Products

Making Illustrated Portrait Mugs for the First Time

Recently I completed my fourth successful Kickstarter campaign to fund my latest business venture - a mug press! As a reward for helping my biz grow, I offered personalised portrait mugs as the reward. This was a bold move for me as 1) I struggle to draw people and 2) I had never used a heat press before. So I was definitely setting a challenge for myself.  The mug press arrived a few weeks ago and I have been experimenting with how to get the perfect print. There were a lot of mistakes made and a lot of mugs sent to...

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My new product samples arrived!

My new product samples arrived!

  Since I added Print On Demand services to my shop, I've had a whole new playground of products to experiment with. I've found some new favourites for my brand, created designs that I LOVE and my business is growing. The only issue is that I can't see the products in person, as I'm not involved in the manufacturing process. Luckily, my supplier offers samples of products, so I've been steadily placing orders to what all my new designs look like in person.     One of the first samples I ordered was the Autumn Frog Sweater. I'd designed a frog...

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The Frog Tattoo Collection

New Products

The Frog Tattoo Collection

⭐️ Introducing the newest frog collection to land in the shop at 7:00pm BST Friday 23rd April 2021 ⭐️

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Indie Roller Mini Markets - Wearables

Indie Roller Mini Markets - Wearables

Hello everybody! ✨This year, for the first time ever, Indie Roller is hosting a Festive Showcase of independent makers across several weeks of themed Mini Markets, and finishing with a BANG with the Online Market Extravaganza on Sun 22nd November! Woooow that's exciting!  Thursday 15th October is the first Mini Market, with the theme of Wearable items, which I am taking part in! I'm super excited to be taking part as the Indie Roller community has been a massive part of 2020 for me, and there are SO many quality indie bizzes that I absolutely love!  Bronte Laura Illustration x Indie...

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