Thursday, 27 February 2014

Desk of the Day - 27/02/2014

I feel like I've been so absent from blogging lately! My uni schedule is a little be crazy due to deadlines next week. So I thought I'd share with you a little something I'm working on today.

This pattern is going to be printed onto some leather for the inside of my final shoe this term. I've gone for a rock/geometric theme for the shoe so I wanted the theme to continue on the inside.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Desk of the Day 23/02/14 - Pastel Clouds

Sorry for the lack of posts lately guys, I have an abundance of uni work and house hunting to be doing. But I'm still finding time to paint pastel clouds on shoes!

This is a new pair of converse I'm working on. Can you guess what the white blobs are going to be?


Friday, 21 February 2014

Etsy Love - Lemongrab

It would be absolutely unacceptable to not share some Lemongrab Love on the blog! Here's my fav Etsy Lemongrab lovelies.

Do you have a fav character or subject you'd like me to do an Etsy Treasury of? Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Simple leather (or pleather) crafts

Yesterday at uni we had a whole day of learning different finishes and crafts with leather. We learned some pretty cool effects and tricks are were easy and really fun to do. So I immediately hit pinterest to find a way of sharing these techniques with you guys. Of course you can use pleather or some other kind of material to make these too.

1. Magic braiding

This was one of my favorite techniques I learned yesterday but I wouldn't even begin to know how to explain it to you. Melissa Esplin describes it perfectly in her Magic Braided Leather tutorial. Don't forget to check out Melissa's other posts too, she has a flair for craft and design and updates her blog with great tutorials regularly.

2. The Five Stranded Braid

I didn't learn this technique yesterday, but it's on my list of things to try. I love this effect because it looks strong and decorative at the same time. Design and Form shares a brilliant step by step tutorial on how to achieve this beautiful effect.

3. Leather Wrapped Bracelet

This Leather Wrapped Bracelet tutorial by Lebenslustiger looks a little harder than the others but totally worth it. For anyone wanting Faux leather cord for this, Nature Beads on Etsy has a nice selection.

4. DIY Leather tassels

FACT: Tassels are awesome. They're super simple to do and very effective. You can use them to spruce up presents, stick to shoes and bags, make keyrings and jewellery with. Miss proves just how awesome they can look with her DIY Leather Tassels. Her use of colour and detail makes these tassels look extra special and makes great inspiration for creating your own.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Etsy Love - Bunny Time

I'm currently working on a bunny custom order which has got me in the mood for browsing Etsy! How cute are these Bunny products?! They're perfect for Easter pressies or just for every day cause bunnies are awesome.

Do you have any requests for Etsy Love posts? Leave me a comment below and I might feature it in a post :)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Desk of the Day - 09/02/14 Making uni work as kawaii as possible

Today I'm working on my tech file. Along side our projects at uni we're supposed to create a file full of techniques and things we've learned during our classes. Right now I'm working on some pages introducing all the machines we use to make shoes and what they do. As you can guess, it gets a little boring just typing up notes so I couldn't resist making the machines into little kawaii monsters! They're not all as friendly as they look & can be dangerous, but they're pretty helpful when it comes to making shoes.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Etsy Love - Princess Bubblegum

Here's some more Etsy Adventure Time Love, this time it's dedicated to the beautiful Princess Bubblegum! Who's your fav Adventure Time character? And which characters would you like to see on my Etsy love series?

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Gipsy Dharma

Today I want to show you the awesome work of one of my lovely sponsors, Gipsy Dharma. As a shoemaker and cordwainer in the making, I always admire shoemakers and shoe designers that manage to go it alone and make beautiful shoes. Gipsy Dharma's shoes are hand made and aim to give you the comforting feel of walking barefoot, made with flexible and long lasting materials.

Here are a few of my favs from their shop:

You can follow Gipsy Dharma on twitter, facebook or pinterest too.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Wow, Such Birthday

I finally finished a Doge Birthday Card. It's available in my Etsy Shop now. My Doge Valentines cards are selling out much quicker than I expected so if you want one now is the time to buy! You can buy the purple version here and the blue version here.

More doge love // More internet memes // My illustrations