Wednesday, February 8, 2012

So, I Do This Thing... (Also, Again, Sale!)

I have been living under the illusion that I had posted about this before, but I guess I hadn't. Turns out, I have written MANY posts in my head that never manage to crawl out of my head onto the interwebs, and have been blissfully unaware of their non-existence. Whatevs.
But anyways, this one is cool (I think) and REALLY overdue. So, in August 2010, I opened a second etsy store, And Your Name Is? which I briefly alluded to here, and the Lovely and Talented Shea Henderson of Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio mentioned here. (HYPERLINK ATTACK!)

And Your Name Is? is an outgrowth of my fabric-design-love: I make custom text-based patterns in several different styles. Over the past year and a half, I have really enjoyed creating the individual styles, and seeing how they become even more unique when combined with different names! I also make custom tote bags, the purchase of which also gets you the digital files to use.
I've also done these designs for businesses, since the graphics can easily be modified into logos. As I move forward with it, I am excited to explore different possibilities- creating customized repeat designs for events like weddings, graduations, etc...
So, in honor of the "coming out" of the shop, I am going to do a bit of a sale! I know, I've been Saley McSalerson lately... Have I mentioned that my Mac is on it's death-bed? Pity, folks.
In any case, I am going to be offering my services, usually $50, at the BARGAIN BASEMENT rate of $42.50. (That's 15% off, I think? I don't want to have to take my shoes off, so we'll say it's 15%.) A lot of work (and lurrrrve) goes into these designs, kiddoes, so it's a pretty good deal.
I'll put the deets (hilarious abbreviations!) of what you get at the bottom of the post- you pretty much get all the files that you would need to make everything you would ever want with the pattern- fabric (obvs,) scrapbooking paper, iPhone cases, laptop skins, and even shoes. You have unlimited personal use of your custom pattern, so get one for the kids and you can use it for the next 40 years or so... think of it as a post-modern family crest.
All this salesmanship is making me a little itchy, but I'm a big fan of this project, and think it's a pretty great way to make customized keepsakes. But, ya know, I'm probably biased. Have I told, you lately, that I love you? (I sang that last part. IRL.)
Every pattern is hand drawn by me, scanned and put into a seamless repeat, giving it endless possibilities for digital use! Because I hand draw all my designs, they are completely unique- these are not files that can be smacked together with standard fonts, they are individualized works of art!

This listing is for a digital file featuring your name, set up to be used as a seamless repeat, perfect for fabric, scrap booking, and other crafty uses; It does NOT include any of the physical products shown in the photos, those are suggested uses of the digital file. If you purchase this listing, you will receive:

-A digital file, in three of your chosen color combination choices, in your choice of
.jpg, .tif, or .png format.
-The pattern in a format ready to be uploaded to the marketplace, where you can purchase it on a variety of different fabric types.
-A 16"x16" 300dpi .png file of each pattern in repeat
-An 8"x8" 300 dpi .jpg file of each pattern in repeat
-An 8.5x11" 300 dpi .pdf file of each pattern in repeat
-An email detailing ways to use the files for different applications.
-Unlimited use and rights to your custom design, even for commercial purposes!

You can optionally purchase additional color combination choices for $2 a color, as well as add additional names to a fabric (middle names or surnames) for $10 per name.



beth lehman said...

Lauren - I didn't know about your other venture - but I'm so glad to hear about it! It sounds like so much fun and your designs look great!!

JulzVP said...

no.freaking.way. I'm in love with this stuff.