Monday, July 20, 2015

June Favorites

Hello again Monday!

I just wanted to pop in again before June is all too far away and share some of my favorite things of the moment. Monthly favorite videos are my personal favorite videos to watch on YouTube because I think you really get to know the person through the items they like and the way they talk about them. (Which is really neat.)

This month's favorites includes everything from computer programs to makeup brushes. I hope you enjoy!

p.s. I'm still trying to figure out how to use and set up my new higher quality videos, so please bear with me while I learn. I'm pretty excited though to create more video content now that the quality is so much better and easier to work on, and hope you're looking forward to seeing more.

EmmaKisstina + Spoonflower

Hello Monday!

I've got something rather exciting to share with your today! A month or so ago I got an Etsy message asking if I sold my designs on Spoonflower. At the time I didn't and wasn't sure if I ever would. But I just couldn't shake the idea. I've been loving creating patterns lately but haven't really figured out a way to utilise them besides just building my portfolio. The idea of having my own range of fabrics by the meter was of course very appealing, but to produce a collection myself is just not possible for me to do at the moment.

Previously I haven't thought that Spoonflower's quality was very good and I thought the payout for designers was a little lower than I'd like, but I placed an order for some swatches at the beginning of the year and was happily surprised to see that the quality was much better than I remembered. I also realised even though the commission I make on my designs is much lower than if I produced them myself, I don't have to go through the manufacturing process, and I don't have to worry about stock or even customer service. A pretty good deal I think! I just have to take the time to create patterns that I hope lots of people will enjoy... and that I enjoy myself as well.

So I started designing like a crazy person! In about one month's time I created 60 designs (some of course were just color variations) and had swatches of them sent to me to double check. I love them all, and I have now made them all available in my very own EmmaKisstina Spoonflower fabric shop. I welcome you to take a peek, and let me know if there is anything you'd like to see from me in the future. 

I'm really looking forward to creating even more collections of my signature girly designs. Hope you love them!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Gotland 2015

Hello Monday!

I'm back from 5 days of gorgeous sunshine away from computers and work and it feels great! We packed our swimsuits, camera and weekend bags in our car and took the 3 hour ferry to Gotland. This was my second time visiting this beautiful Swedish island and this visit was just as fun if not better than the first. Instead of rushing around to see as much of the island as we could as we did the first time around we could relax. 

Even though I have a very free job where I can choose my own hours, it's still very nice to have vacation. It was great to spend time with friends, get some sun on the beach, and freeze my booty off in the Swedish ocean.

 We also just purchased a new camera with video. So it was extra fun to take photos and even more fun to capture all of these little clips and put them together into this fun video. Hope you get an even better feel of how gorgeous summer in Sweden can be.

So now I'm completely relaxed and ready to get tons of more work done. I've got several exciting launches coming up so stay tuned!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Blogger What's in my Bag: Ashley of Sugar and Cloth

Hello Saturday!

Where have I been? I have no idea and I'm not going to even attempt to make excuses because there are none. Let's talk about this pretty illustration instead.

This year I wanted to bring back my Blogger What's in my Bag series but instead of forcing myself to feature someone every month I've been really selective. This month I was so tickled that Ashley of Sugar and Cloth not only replied to my email but actually wanted to be a part of my series. Woo hoo! So here are her picks for her What's in my Bag illustration. Pretty nice right?!

If you'd like to take a peek at all of the lovely ladies I've featured in my series head on over to my Blogger What's in my Bag Pinterest board.

Also if you'd like one for yourself you can pop over to my Etsy shop and find my Custom What's in my Bag illustration.