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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Love my Duck King Top by FFDoodles on Redbubble!

Sometimes on Instagram I'll run across someone who is just really cool and really super creative!

As usual, it is always when it is getting rather late and it's just before I'm about to turn off my phone and hit the hay. My discovering FFDoodles, aka; Freckle Face Doodles, was one of those nights. She had put a like on something I posted, and I looked at her profile and that is when I was occupied for quite a while looking through all her cool postings, many her artwork and designs.

Not only is she talented, but she comes across as a really cool person. There was one particular illustration that I fell head over heels for, her little duckling with a crown! So cute, and on brilliant orange, my favourite colour!
FFDoodles has an artist shop on Redbubble, so that is where I headed, to hunt for the t-shirt with the ducky sporting his crown. I added it to my cart and bought it a couple weeks later. It arrived perfect, and really quick, as Redbubble tends to be and I wore it like the next day when we went shopping! I've since worn it on one of our walsk and photo taking ventures, and I'm sure I'll wear it gazillions of more times as I really love it! 

To find FFDoodles on Instagram: @ffdoodles

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Super Fox Tote Bag by Hannahscloset on Zazzle

Today, as I walked from the stair top I had just climbed up from, towards the subway train that had just entered the station on the platform, I felt a tap a couple times on my shoulder. "Excuse me, excuse me" said a soft voice, and I turned expecting to see a friend that maybe I had not seen in a long time, or a co-worker, something to that effect. I turned to look into the face of a smiling young woman, maybe 30, with short cropped brown hair and a freckly face. She said to me, "I just want to tell you I love your bag, no really, that's a great bag, I Love it!" I had to get on the train or I would have let it go and let her know how to find it, but I had to be at work early to do some things I wanted to get done before my actual start time.

It was cool, someone loved something I picked out, a really cute fox tote bag, designed by a fellow Zazzle designer, Hannahscloset, enough to stop me a stranger on the transit, to let me know :-) The only thing that would have made it sweeter would have been if it had been my own design she loved lol!

I take my tote bag back and forth every day to work. I love it and it's a perfect switch out of my other tote, one I designed, that is not as summery and colourful as Hannah's cute fox!

Check out Hannah's other really cute animal designs and wonderful customizable products, in her Zazzle shop! Lots of really cute graphics and great gift ideas for family and friends not to be found in every chain department store!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Love my Flare Dress from Artofwhere!

It was difficult to decide which pattern of my own that I love a lot, enough to purchase a flare dress from Artofwhere with it on. Reason? I cannot buy more than 1 really, not right now. So, I chose carefully.

My tastes are Bohemian and they lean towards earthy colour palettes choice, so I decided to go with one of my Mandala patterns, but a mash up, and faux centre "belt" dividing stripe.

I have a pair of the capri yoga leggings and I wear them often for my workouts. They are super awesome.

When I opened my flare dress, which came fairly quickly, though I was in no rush, anything quality takes time, I was super thrilled. My design was gorgeously printed and the material is so drapey and luxurious, so nice to the touch, and not in any way cheap and thin, a nice weight. The material is stretchy. The bodice fits so amazingly firm yet moves with you, but not tight. I love nice firm fitting rib and torso fits, so it is perfect! I purchased a large, and though I am doing well, I still am not back into a medium yet, and this dress is flattering, me even right now. The dress is not super short, it is just above my knees, and I am 5'4". Someone 5'8" or 9" would find it fairly short, more like a mini dress.

I need to get a shot of me wearing it, hopefully I will have some time this coming weekend. 

Every purchase from Artofwhere, featuring my designs, have been nothing less than spectacular quality and print. From the pillow cover, to the beanie, my yoga capris, and now this gorgeous flare dress.

What I really love, besides that Artofwhere is Canadian and they actually developed many of their own fabrics and mill, cut and sew everything in house, is that they let designers brand their sold products! I have my own designed tag and when a buyer purchases an item from me via my online store, I can have my own branding added to that product. The reason a buyer will choose My pillow cover, or my leggings, etc., is because of My design, the pattern On the product, so I want my own name in there too :-)

Boho Mandala Flare Dress by Natural Design

Monday, 22 May 2017

Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with My Unique Clothing Design!

From concept to completed artwork, this is my own original design!

Wanting something simple, I decided to go with my old faux sweat stain graphic concept. In this case, I wanted to create a maple leaf and text combination that looked like a wet stain on fabric.

From scratch, I did this by hand in Photoshop CS5. It took several hours and a lot of trial and error, to get it just how I imagined.

The result I feel is pretty cool! It does look like a sweat stain or water mark on grey clothing!

For baby's, as in the baby body suit, it looks like a dribble stain :-)

This is a time sensitive pretty much few wears clothing item, since Canada's 150th birthday will only come once, and I designed it specific to that celebratory moment. Therefore, I have kept my royalty lowish so that the price for you to purchase will remain very affordable.

my Photoshop working file screen capture

To purchase any of the Canada 150 Faux Sweat Stain Apparel please visit my website for the most popular adult and baby apparel choices, all available via my Natural Design shop on Zazzle. Choose from guy's t-shirts, women's tops, baby and kids apparel once you are there.

Baby Romper

Crew Neck T-Shirt

Men's Fitted Burn Out

Flowy Crop Top

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Featuring the Splendid Supply Co. Shop

If you are looking for stationary and party accessories in modern, aesthetically pleasing, trendy colour combinations, floral and font designs, then Splendid Supply Co. is just perfect!

Founded by designer Maddy Hague, her shop has an array of lovely designs to choose from, ranging from stationary for weddings all the way to Christmas themed paper and home decor products.

My favourite discovery is her sweet mermaid illustration designs! What little girl nowadays Doesn't love mermaids?! 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Featured on Editor's Picks on Etsy!

I was so excited to see in my stats, a hit to my polymer clay creations shop, asimpleknead, from Editor's Picks on Etsy! My little hand made primitive style dusty turquoise bunny ornament! It is one of my favourite creations in my shop. It does well near Easter.

I kept a screen shot for a memento :-)

Unfortunately, I cannot take advantage of this exposure and create and add new items to this shop right now, as I am involved in a project that needs to be completed mid April, and that has demanded my focus.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Lots of Compliments on my Society6 Tote Bag!

It's not the first time, probably about the 4th time now, that I've gotten a stranger compliment on my graphic fossil and red sand design canvas tote bag on the way home from work. I'm shy essentially, so I do say I designed it but I don't get into the spiel about where they can find it lol! I've been asked by people I know though, and I do show and tell if asked, with anything i may be carrying or wearing that I designed and ordered POD.

But, I must say, this bag is awesome! I've carried it to and from work every day for about 2 years now and it is still like new although I admit, a bit dirtier lol! It's well made and the colours were super dead on to my design!

I want to order another tote bag, with one of my Other designs, but this one is taking too long to wear out lol!