Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

H - HippoHello!

Well, I’m still plodding on. 120 letters done; just 14 more to go (I will SO be on the bubbly when I finish!). What do you think of my little hippo here? Namesmith and I have worked to prioritise all 134 letters (uppercase, lowercase, boy versions, girl versions and repeated letter options) I’m doing for them into priority of most common letters and repeats. I’ve finished top, middle and lower priority letters and am now working through ‘other’ which means that the pictures we have agreed on are getting more and more tricky! ‘Llama’ and ‘Italian’ were quite challenging in the last batch but they’re done now - have a look at them in my gallery.

On another note, I’ve also been working on a secret project for a friend – I’ll put it up here as soon as I can reveal all…!

Katie x

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W is for Worm

Good morning!

Well, I’m still plodding on with my pictorial alphabet for NameSmith and we now have a complete alphabet (upper and lower case) – Yay! But I still have quite a lot of alternative letters to do too. Getting there though. I was quite pleased with my worm (below). Well, I wouldn’t be too impressed with having to be a worm, would you?! I’m quite pleased with my witch too – have a look in the Gallery…

Do you have any parties coming up? Do check out my bespoke invitation samples in the Products section of the website and feel free to contact me if you might be interested. I can work with all budgets!

Anyway, until next time… Happy Friday!

K x

w - Worm

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NameSmith

Hello there!

I’m sorry I haven’t written any blog entries for some time but I have been snowed under with producing 132 character letters for www.namesmith.co.uk (check out their website!). Before you think I’ve gone mad and can’t count, we need upper case, lower case, boy versions, girl versions and repeated letters so I have my work cut out! I have finished 65 letters so far, all of which I have now added to the gallery on my website – do please take a look…

My agreement with NameSmith is exclusive so if you would like to buy any of this range (called ‘Polly and Charlie’s Party’), then you will need to place your order with them. They produce fab personalised gifts with whichever name you like on them and any other relevant information you would like them to add. So, you could get your name in my alphabet printed onto a canvas, fine art framed print, iPhone cover, mug, desk plaque, etc. Or why not get one as a special christening / birthday / wedding / anniversary present? Or name plaques for your children’s rooms or bedroom doors?

I’d love to get your feedback – which letter characters are your favourite and why? I’ll keep adding letters as I finish them too so do come back to see how I’m getting on…!

Toodle-pip!

Katie x

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Curly

Happy New Year! I hope you had a fab Christmas. Any new year resolutions / goals set? Mine are (in this order):

1. Get one of my illustrations published/printed

2. Set up an Etsy store to sell my prints and other wares

3. Give up my nightly glass of wine in the week (what do you mean “yeah right”?)

Okay, so I’m hoping the first two will be easier…

In the meantime, I’ve been experimenting with different eyes – what do you think of Curly here? (she is VERY excited).

K x

Curly

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Matilda

Hello!Matilda

Now that things have finally quietened down for Christmas, I have had a chance to get back to my Snails & Cake characters. This little lady (I’ve called her Matilda) has been patiently waiting in my sketch pad for a while now and I have finally had a chance to bring her to life – what do you think? I’m working on some little circus friends for her now. Hmm… ringmaster or strong man (boy) next?

Back soon…

K x

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