Hello & Welcome to the 102th Cherry Post!
This week has been just as creative & fun as it was last week, so is there a lot to talk about so let’s crack on!
I start off the weekend by talking about a fun commission I had from a returning customer of Bonfirecherry from America who waned some of Bonfirecherry’s lovely hand printed tote bags, which involved returning to the print shed to re-produce a Bonfirecherry classic 2 tone design “Cherry Scone”.
The design has some history behind it as it was part of the first collab I did with a food blogger with this design getting inspired by scones (obviously) & anime/manga, it is one of my top 3 favourite tote bag designs (with Camera No.2 & Rabbit’s Aren’t Just For Easter being the other 2).
Actually before that, I headed over to a small café in Northampton called Heathers, which I can now confirm is the location of Bonfirecherry’s first ever workshop (#BCWorkshop) about tote bag printing, Saturday 21st April 1 til 4pm GMT. All the details of the event can be found at the Facebook page here or can contact me directly via the contact page.
I returned to the print shed later on Saturday evening to do Bonfirecherry’s first livestream of 2018 where over Facebook Live open a box of American sweets/candy a customer sent me & explained plans for new year, you can find the livestream above.
Sunday started off by drawing some new ideas for designs before heading off with my grandparents to Brackley Antiques Cellar where I got more inspiration for new designs & where is the new location of the All Saints linocut print that I took out of The Plump Partridge late last year. I would show you a picture of it but sadly on Sunday evening I had to back-up, wipe & restore my iPhone due to storage problems which resulted in losing a lot of the pictures I took on that day part from the ones I uploaded to Twitter/Instagram. Will have to re-visit there again in a few weeks time to take a new pic of the print.
I carried on with the creative & productive weekend by returning to the print shed where I produced a new version of the new design I shown last week “Raizo”. I hope to have this design available by the end of next week.
I got to re-produce the design I worked on late last year “Coby The Llama” which still needs work on before I can put that on sale.
BRAND NEW TO THE BONFIRECHERRY #ETSY SHOP Perfect for #valentinesday #Cute #Handprinted #Badge inspired by #love #hearts #Polaroid #camera film Limited stock at the moment but more will be added by end of the week/start of next #printmaking #handmadegifts #handmadeuk #handmadejewellery #giftideas #giftsforher #valentinesgifts #valentines #supportsmall #smallbusiness
Something that is now available to order from the Bonfirecherry Etsy shop is a design I was working on last week when I cut my thumb (which is healing over now which is good, for those who are interested) that I finally got around to finishing off which I turned into Bonfirecherry’s 2018 valentines badge design “Vintage Love” which I think is rather cute 😊.
Great things continued on Monday, where I took my second attempt at my driving test and..... I passed! I loved the messages I received from family, friends & everyone on twitter/facebook/Instagram it really made me happy. So now I be saving up for my first car & my trip to Amsterdam in March. With the good news, there is some bad because of it as a lot of my money will go to the car & holiday that I have to hold back buying a lot of print stock but I will try my best with what I can do, any sales I do get will help support new designs.
Before I finish this week’s CP, I will be doing a live Q&A over at the Bonfirecherry INSTAGRAM this Saturday at 3pm GMT as it’s been awhile since I done something live via Instagram and now you can save livestreams I thought now would be a good time to test it out.
Just editing this on Thursday, I have ordered another one subscription box that I will do a livestream of soon. Won't say anymore than that.
I think that’s everything, thanks for reading!