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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!






Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Cutest Dachshund Art and Gifts!

Graphic designer and artist Naomi Ochiai of Tokyo Japan just has the super Cutest Dachshund illustrations! Her art is available on a huge variety of awesome high quality gifts, cards, home decor, cell phone cases, and more!

There is just too many too cute ones to feature! Her store on Zazzle is a must see! Spend some time looking through her line of products but have your Cuteness overload protection shield On because you'll be knocked over by all the sweet Doxies!


Happy Dachshund Art

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Happy 10th Birthday Redbubble!

So proud to be a Redbubble selling designer! The quality of the items we've ordered are fantastic and the customer service is top notch!

Hopin' they have a prosperous 10th Birthday on Feb 2nd, Today!!!

Shop my Redbubble Store Today!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Really Lovin' Polymer Clay!

A long time ago, in the early late 80's / very early 1990's, I discovered polymer clay. Back then, there were not many choices of types. I think it was basically Fimo, because I used to actually call it Fimo, like how we call all tissues Kleenex.

The main thing I made back then was earrings. Later, in the mid 2000s I went back to using polymer clay to make weird, funky linked mermaid pendants, and other strange jewelry pieces as well as custom drawer pulls. My 8 ball anklets were a huge seller for me on eBay. I later ended up selling the whole lot of jewelry making supplies and clay, as my time became limited and I could no longer devote time to it.

In 2013, I was on a hike at Thickson Woods when I decided I wanted to make little bird figurines. I originally wanted to make them realistic though stylized. I bought a block of polymer clay best used for sculpting.

It was not until a year later that I finally made my first bird. A year after that, I decided I wanted to begin working in polymer clay again. However, I would not sell it via eBay anymore. I decided on Etsy. I was already offering my photo prints through Etsy.

My pool ball anklets never really took off on Etsy. However, I have sold a few pieces of unusual jewelry and my own unique ring dishes. As well, one of my birds. The original one I made, my chickadee. I ended up painting them much more primitively than I first had planned. I also used gilders paste for the color accents.

I have branched into making animal ornaments, asymmetrical choker necklaces, and combining resin with some of my pieces which allows me to use interesting inclusions.

I love working with polymer clay, it is quite therapeutic. Though it is exciting to see what many highly skilled polymer clay sculptures and artists can do, and it is tempting to learn these techniques, I have chosen to keep my work more naive and primitive in visual style. I enjoy this and I love the professional yet simplified finished look that I am able to maintain. It was the reason that the name for my shop was born - asimpleknead 

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Personalized Pillow by Katz D Zynes!

I want to share the pillow I purchased on Zazzle from Katz D Zynes! I am so super happy with it!

Thanks to Katz' great soccer themed pillow design, I had a nice opportunity and base for a personalized pillow for my daughter for Christmas! I assembled a few of her soccer and lacrosse highlights from my photos, and made a collage, with a large centre figure of her. I added the wording myself, and uploaded the photo and text collage as the back of Katz' pillow.

I was worried that the images would be a little too small to print well, but they printed fine on the polyester material. I chose polyester because it tends to allow for more vibrant and more sharp printing on the surface, and since these were fairly small images and photos not graphics, I chose polyester over cotton.

The pillow insert came separate, and vacuum wrapped, so I just folded it and slid it into the zippered opening and zipped it up. It all fits nicely!

I hope my daughter will love it!





Sunday, 11 December 2016

My Etsy Shop Boxing Week Sale!

Ok, I know, it's a Little early, we haven't even had Christmas yet! However, getting this out early :-)


Featured Designer #11 - The Plaid Shop

I'm especially thrilled to share this wonderful shop with everyone because it is run by a fellow Canadian. Winning, Manitoba is the home of the lovely designer and owner of the original Scottish plaids and tartan patterned products found in The Plaid Shop!

Choose from an array of home decor, pillows being her most popular items, to stationary, gifts and clothing.


Highlighted is a collection of her clan tartan blankets.
















Visit The Plaid Shop and check out the array of products she offers!

















My personal favourite, and what I have on my own wish list is the patchwork patterned butterfly and flower racer back tank! I've bought one with my own design on it, and I can attest to the quality and fit being superb!!!