Design Meets Craft

After having my Cricut a couple of weeks, I've happily discovered that it's the precise intersection between designing and making. I have an idea, I design it in Illustrator, and I test it with my Cricut. That workflow is very satisfying because I have the confidence that my files will work beautifully for everyone who … Continue reading Design Meets Craft

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

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

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

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

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