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Making Illustrated Portrait Mugs for the First Time

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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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How I make my stickers

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How I make my stickers

Recently I got a Cricut machine. I've never had a sticker cutting machine before and I was super excited to get one for the ease and convenience of having something do my cutting for me (also using scissors is painful for me and it would be nice to do a full batch of stickers without that problem!)  I chose to get the Cricut Explore Air 2 due to some good reviews I'd seen online. I've had about a month to play around with it and I love it! I wasn't too sure about it at first - it took a while to figure...

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How I Use My Desk Planners

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How I Use My Desk Planners

  Hey everyone!  Hope you're all coping well in these crazy times. This week, I decided I would write about my new sloth Desk Planner range, and how I use each planner on a day to day basis.   Weekly Planner:   At the start of the week I fill out the A4 Weekly Planner first. I use it to plan out the things that need to be done and try spread them out so I have enough time to do each task every day. It's also helpful for writing down things that have a specific time or date to...

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My Values as an Indie Biz Owner

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My Values as an Indie Biz Owner

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the reasons why I’m adamant on making this business a success - why I even set it up in the first place. It’s not until this week that I’ve fully realised why.My business started simply as a creative outlet for me to give my illustrations meaning. When I printed my designs onto cards, they were transformed from illustrations of random objects and animals, to inside jokes and sentimental references between friends.My business has since evolved to allow people to express themselves through illustration and celebrate who they are. I’ve created a full range of fun...

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February 2020 Studio Tour

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February 2020 Studio Tour

Hey guys! So it's been a while since we moved into the new house and my studio has changed quite a bit. It's also the tidiest it's every been so I figured this was the perfect time to film a new studio tour!  There's a new mac, a new desk amongst other things, as well as my studio pets (which I'm planning on adding more to in the future) Enjoy! Bronte x    

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