New Product in the Shop

Hi There!

I'm so happy to finally unveil some of the new products I've been working on for the shop. Now that I've been adding some new skillz to the arsenal, I'm constantly trying to come up with ways of combining my love of illustration, screen printing, fabrics and now sewing. This first batch of product does just that!

These totes all feature an original Bluestar Ink illustration screen printed onto cotton. The main pattern fabric is all thrifted, so the fabric dictated the feel of the illustration. The tartan plaid seemed "woodsy" so I created a moose wearing a trapper hat and logging boots. The bold floral fabric (which you've seen before in my Home Ec tote) looked totally hippie, dude, so I thought a happy-happy-love-joy van full of giraffes spewing love and flowers out of its tailpipe seemed appropriate. The green plaid looked very retro, so I drew one of my lovely ladies wearing a 60s-inspired outfit to complement the fabric.

This was my first time printing on fabric, so I was a bit nervous, but I think they turned out really well! And I figured out how to line the bag in a fun fabric to add some more color. And pom poms! Oh, how I love pom poms. I thought they were a nice touch to turn these into totally stylish totes. (Though I will offer them without pom poms, too.)

I have some ideas for different products using the same technique of patching/combining fabrics, screen prints and pom poms. I just need to find the time to do some more illustrations and prints. One thing at a time, right?

You can find these totes in my Etsy shop. Check em' out!