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Pintastic: lots of new enamel pin designs

Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by samdrawsthings No Comments

Wow, it has been a busy week at Samdrawsthings HQ, with lots of deliveries going in and out.

The pins arrived for my collaboration with Dye Candy, and they have all been packaged up and posted now.  Hutch gave me a sneak preview of the yarn that she has dyed to go with them, and my jaw hit the floor.  It’s just beautiful.  I know she was feeling a lot of pressure due to it being a mystery yarn, and to the huge number of orders we’ve had, but she has totally knocked it out the park.  The first pics of people sharing their pins have started to pop up; I cannot WAIT to see the reactions to the yarn and fibre as it starts to arrive!

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Aaaaaah they’re HERE!! 💊 🧶 This enamel pin collaboration with @dyecandy has been so much fun! They are so sparkly and shiny it’s hard to take a pic 😍 • If you’ve preordered, they will be with you soon 😃 There was a little mix up and they are actually BIGGER than we thought (35mm instead of 30mm) so you’re getting a wee bit more sparkle for the same price❇️ • Aren’t they ace?! The green glitter is making me so happy 😀 • The link to order is in both of our bios 🤗 thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive of our mission to #dropthestigmanotthestitch and help us to fundraise for Mind so far 😀 Now to get them all packaged up and ready to post!!! • #shinyshiny #pingamestrongaf #enamelpins #madeintheuk

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#dropthestigmanotthestitch 🧶 cos mental health stigma needs to go… • I’ve been packaging up lots of these babies today and the first few should be hitting doormats soon! Thank you SO much to everyone who has supported this collab with @dyecandy – we’re fundraising for Mind and opening up conversations about mental health. It’s a cause close to both of our hearts and it’s amazing how we’ve really touched on something that you all care about so much too. Here’s to a world with better mental health, and the space to chart about it and ask for help when we are suffering 🙌 • Link in both of our bios to get your hands on a pin and some yarn/fibre in the most beautiful colour way from @dyecandy • #PinGameStrong #EnamelPins #YarnLover

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The pins have the slogan ‘Drop the stigma, not the stitch’ in reference to mental health stigma, and how much fibre crafts such as knitting and crochet can aid people with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.  It’s a cause close to both mine and Hutch’s hearts.  I find my drawing is a huge therapeutic tool in dealing with anxiety, and since taking up knitting last year that’s really helped too.  There’s something about the squishy softness of the yarn running through my fingers that’s really grounding.  It’s also a great mindfulness exercise…

You can still get your hands on these pins in the Samdrawsthings shop here. 

Then the pins that I have designed for MAD Scientist Yarns arrived too!  These are my first ever rainbow finish pins and I am just delighted with how they came out – they are so SHINY.    They feature the scientist from the new logo I designed for them, with some extra yarn and sparkly bits.

Both of these pins are fundraising for mental health charity Mind, which makes me feel so happy.  They are doing a lot of important work supporting people with mental health issues, and their website is a very helpful place for information and advice.

You can order your MAD LAB pin here. 

And if you would like to collaborate on a fundraiser or commission a pin design, do get in touch 🙂

Cherry wood pins and pendants

Posted on: July 24th, 2018 by samdrawsthings No Comments

It’s been an exciting day – I’ve designed some cherry wood pins and pendants which have arrived and I’ve been busy sticking them together and taking lots of photos!

We started with a drawing of a pair of Great Tits, and with lots of help from my partner Josh and Steve at Clear Cut Creation, I developed a design that Steve laser etched onto 35mm disks of cherry wood.

The pins and pendants are part of the #titsoutcollective, a brilliant fundraising initiative by Countess Ablaze that you can find out more about here.

I’m fundraising for Together Rising, an inspiring charity responding very fast to humanitarian issues around the world.  £2 per pin and 20% of each print sale goes to them.   You can discover more about their work here.

And you can find all of these goodies in the Sam Draws Things online shop here.

My first enamel charity pins find their new homes!

Posted on: May 17th, 2018 by samdrawsthings No Comments

It has been a really exciting couple of days with the hard enamel pin I designed for the Flower Power Fund arriving and swiftly being posted out to lots of happy customers.  £2 from each pin goes to the fund, raising money for Marie Curie (registered charity number 207994 England & Wales, SC038731 in Scotland).

The Flower Power Fund project is running throughout 2018 and involves independent knitting yarn dyers creating a beautiful bouquet of flower-inspired yarns.  I created a logo for the project which I worked with the lovely team at Badges Plus here in the UK to translate into a pin design.

Over on Instagram there have been lots of pics of the pins arriving in their new homes 🙂 The best bit is seeing them on lovely knitting project bags and settling into people’s pin collections!

 

My first enamel pin :)

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018 by samdrawsthings No Comments

It’s been a real delight to design my first enamel pin in honour of the Flower Power Fund.  I translated the branding I created for them into a simplified version using  Adobe Illustrator, learning along the way how to translate my scribblly, wobbly style into something that would work on a pin…  I am absolutely thrilled with how they came out, they are so shiny and lovely!

They’re available for pre-order now for £7 each, and £2 from every pin sale will be donated to Marie Curie (registered charity number 207994 England & Wales, SC038731 in Scotland).

You can find them in my Etsy Shop here, and my online shop here 🙂

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🌸 designing the @flowerpowerfund pins has been such a lovely process. I love learning new things and I’ve had to get my head round minimalism (not my strong point) to translate my drawing style into enamel. @badgeplus have been super helpful. 😘 I’ve got lots of ideas for other pin designs now… 😀 this one will be up for pre-order at 10am tomorrow. It’s going to be quite a limited run, there will be 175 up for grabs on the preorders and I’m hoping we make 100 orders pretty quick so I can make the full order to manufacture them next week! Then they’ll take a few weeks to be made and shipped and ready to pin 🌸 #soexcited #illustration #enamelpin #drawing #flowers #learning #snowdrop #flowerpowerfund #fundraising #madeintheuk

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