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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 🙂

Banshee Yarns branding looking fab!

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by samdrawsthings No Comments

It’s lovely watching a brand new brand blossom.  I love the moment when a logo I’ve designed starts appearing on things.  It takes on a life of its own away from my sketchbook and it’s pure magic.

The yarn bands I’ve designed for Banshee Yarns have just been wrapped around their first skeins of yarn, and their colours are so stunning, look! 🙂

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Dorcha, Stain & Apocalypse on 70/30 Merino/Silk

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Go follow them for news of their other colours, online shop and first wool show.

If you’d like any help with logo design or branding, you can drop me an email here.

A new logo for Angel Bloom

Posted on: April 12th, 2019 by samdrawsthings No Comments

Talented artist Hannah Corley came to me for help with her logo and branding as she starts her own business.  Like all my clients, I asked her to start with a Pinterest board of things that excite and inspire her.  This is such a great place to start when you’re thinking about your brand.

She sent me the most beautiful board packed with sunflowers, bees, warm browns and yellows and vintage fonts.  Sometimes people don’t really know what they want and I put together lots of different ideas and colour options for them to choose from.  Hannah knew just what she wanted the look and feel of her brand to be, so my job was to simply create some different logo layouts for her to choose from.  I tried the sunflower and the been in all sorts of combinations!

Angel Bloom logo and branding development by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Angel Bloom logo and branding development by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

The final logo is classy, elegant and whimsical and I cannot WAIT to see it in use as Hannah starts her business 🙂

Angel Bloom logo by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

If you would like some help with your logo or branding, do drop me an email.  I can send a copy of my full portfolio and we can have a chat about ideas.  I work a lot with small and creative businesses, charities and good causes and would love to help you.

Drawing on Unicorns

Posted on: November 4th, 2017 by samdrawsthings No Comments

It all started with a trip to Hobbycraft…

Actually, the trip came after I discovered the work of the wonderful Athena of Entangled Forest, and bought a gorgeous little Pegasus from her and started to build up a virtual Instagram friendship.

Then, I went to Hobbycraft, and in the sale bin I saw this guy…

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

And I had an idea.  What if I drew on him?  So while sitting in the car with a napping toddler, I started sewing into the lovely unicorn as if I was drawing…

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

And it started to feel a bit magical.

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

And I went back to Hobbycraft for something completely different, and this happened:

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

So now, I have a little collection of unicorns looking for new homes!  They are all unique – even though their bodies aren’t hand-made, they have very different characters and poses, and they are all decorated by hand, and some of them have had a bit of surgery and extra TLC.

There are a few different breeds.

First up The Motleycorn – is the original monochrome unicorn, decorated with hand stitched stars:

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Then there’s a hand-drawn version of the Motleycorn:

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

And as I started to stretch out of my monochrome comfort zone, the Lunacorn was born:

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Which then lead to the creation of the Galaxycorn:Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

And then, because the world of colour was opening up even more and just because, there came the Rainbow Unicorn: Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

Drawing on unicorns - by illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

So I have 27 of these lovely creatures for sale in my online Etsy store, and this weekend I am offering free postage!  Just click here to go the shop and have a look.  The discount should apply if you go through that way, or you can just enter the coupon code FREESHIPPING at the checkout.

Or if you can just send me a message or email info@samdrawsthings.co.uk to place your order.

Each unicorn is unique and comes with an adoption certificate and an A5 unicorn print 🙂

Unicorn adoption certificate from illustrator Sam Goodlet - www.samdrawsthings.com

 

 

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Hedgerow Yarns branding looking lovely :)

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by samdrawsthings No Comments

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