Random creative things I want to do (at some point)
I love creative things. This is a list of random creative & crafty projects that I want to do (at some point).
- Write/Illustrate my owl children’s book (I have this about 80% complete)
- Design/Illustrate a mood journal to use to track moods (an actual paper journal)
- Have my own designs printed onto stationery (notebooks, stickers, pens, cards, etc.)
- Have my own designs printed as wrapping paper, fabric and sticky tape
- Make a handmade & hand bound journal from recycled materials
- Carve my own stamps (inking stamps) OR have my own designs made into stamps
- Purchase or hire a badge maker and make my own designs into badges/buttons/pins (there is a heart shaped badge maker that screams awesome!)
- Try needle felting and make some cute toys/creations
- Make felt creations of some of my own designs (hand sew)
Bye Bye 2014!
A new year is almost here and that brings 2014 to a close. This year was a strange one. I lost two animals (Tigger & Flapper), started free hosting again, created two new blogs (Cute Magic & Why Blue) and tried not to push myself mentally.
In 2015 I would like to:
- Make a plan for the future
- Seek support for mental health
- Finish children’s book
- Relearn website design
- Make a theme for my blog
- Exercise & eat better
- Stop drinking as much soda/pop
- Stop smoking as much
Dad and I will be playing our annual game of cricket in the afternoon (when it cools down). We have been playing this for so long (16+ years I think). Today I was thinking it will be really sad when one day he is not here to play it with me. I am lucky that he is, especially after he had cancer twice.
I hope 2015 will be a great year for everyone.
Floating Elephant Fella
A few weeks ago I received a wonderful gift in the mail from the very talented Jess Racklyeft of Jesses Mess. It was so kind of Jess to send me a print of a very adorable floating Elephant, card and bookmark.
Free WP Theme: Santa 2013
I have made a free Christmas inspired WordPress theme of Santa that is free for anyone to use. The design is rather simple (as I have not designed with WordPress for a long time), but I still wanted to share this. If you notice any problems, please let me know (preferably via email – firstname.lastname@example.org). I hope that anyone that does use it will enjoy it. *hug*
You can see a live preview of the theme or download it and use on your website?
I plan to make some more free themes, maybe even another christmassy style one as well. It was fun to make this. It was much like making an interactive illustration in a way, that people could use in a cool way.
My christmas designs, printed :D
My Christmas designs arrived and I am really happy with the result. I decided on the four final designs from all of your help, and what I liked too. Plus, I decided to have a notepad and stickers made. Even though the notepad is not really ‘Christmas related‘ it has to make an appearance. I don’t intend to sell them, just to share cards with friends/family and maybe include some stickers and a note with them. If you are interested in exchanging cards, let me know.
It might be a bit hard to tell, but the cards are also glossy and feel nice to touch.
Yay, giraffe Santa!
All the stars!
This photo kind of went a bit noodley and made the quality look eh. It looks better in ‘real life’. xD
Your friendly Christmas tree.
A fun little notepad I designed. I made the contrast of the design lighter, so you could see what you are writing haha. I also realised it’s a bit crooked. But, cute giraffe!
Loveable star stickers. I really love this and think they are my favourite thing (I do have a sticker collecting problem).
I am happy with how all of the designs turned out and can’t wait to post them off. I had all of my cards/designs printed with Vistaprint, price was good and they shipped really really fast! Might be a cool option for anyone in Australia looking to have designs printed. The only bummer is, when you upload a design, you can’t see a quality preview, they make you pay for that. But if you upload high quality files (for my designs I usually use the .ai, illustrator file) there is no problem.