Business, Learning, Shop, Status Updates, Technology, Thoughts and Explainations

An Informal Poll

...of my family members shows me that most of them would prefer buying ready-made products. This is one of the reasons I made a move to have a second, independent shop on my website. While Etsy has the advantage of a large audience, it isn't in the spirit of Etsy to sell commercially produced products… Continue reading An Informal Poll

Cricut, Designs

My Latest Creations

Today, I wanted to show off some of my latest work. Last week I revealed that I'd acquired a Cricut. Here are the images I currently have for sale that I will be testing soon: I tested out some basic cardstock projects. Here's the pumpkin I made: I got some Super 77, Outdoor ModPodge glue/sealer,… Continue reading My Latest Creations

Cricut, Status Updates, Technology

Etsy and Redbubble

I've been having some success with both Etsy and Redbubble lately. I've started to design files for use with die-cutting machines and posting them to Etsy. I've made a few sales! I've been selling the files for $.99 each. I figure it's a good place to start and I can increase the cost as my… Continue reading Etsy and Redbubble

Arts Related, Hired Work, Learning, Rants, Technology, Work Searching

Machine Embroidery is Kryptonite

I'm in production. That's my job. In this case it means I make stuff. I run a printer, embroidery machine, and a hot iron press. Car decals and custom t-shirts are most popular, and thankfully the most straightforward to make. Embroidery, now that's another issue.  My mom is a sewer. She likes sewing doll clothing… Continue reading Machine Embroidery is Kryptonite

Adobe, Arts Related, Designs, How-to, Learning, Technology, Thoughts and Explainations, Vectorizing

Credit Where Due

I had an epiphany today. I was working on a job at work and started doing corrections to make the result polished when I noticed that some of the details were rather ugly ok a logo. The designer had clearly used Image Trace in Illustrator. It wasn't the worst I've ever seen, but I did… Continue reading Credit Where Due