Today’s post comes to you from a brand spanking new, bright pink laptop! I’ve had my old one for seven years and have suffered its slowness for far too long, so the beginning of a new year seemed like the perfect time to treat myself to a new one. It should make things like designing paper cutting templates a lot quicker and easier.
Speaking of which, a while ago I designed some paper cut wedding card templates but have only just finished cutting them all out. I decided that I wanted to package them up as a bundle of four templates, as the Christmas bauble designs which I sold on Etsy seemed popular as a set.
I have finally finished listing them in my Etsy shop, which, what with taking photos, writing a description and filling in the rest of the details, actually takes quite a long time! If you fancy having a go at your own wedding papercuts, please show me how you get on as I love to see how the templates are used.
The program I use to design all of my paper cutting templates is Inkscape. It’s free to download but does take a bit of practice to get your head around how to use it!
I haven’t really played around with infills before, but with this flowery heart template I thought it would be a good opportunity to give it a go. The result is very pretty, but I’m not sure I have the patience for too many infills!
In other news, if you read my blog last week you’ll know that one of my New Year’s resolutions was to get my ears pierced a second time. Well, I decided that it was now or never, so I went to Claire’s accessories in Barnstaple on Saturday and got them done. I can’t remember the first time I got my ears pierced so I wasn’t sure how much pain to expect, but it didn’t hurt much at all! I’m now really looking forward to all the earring combos I can try (very sad, I know!). This is a little watercolour sketch to remember this momentous occasion! I’m sharing this one for Paint Party Friday.
One of my other New Year’s Resolutions was to draw a miniature portrait each week, so number two is Stephen Fry, who, as you’ve probably heard, got engaged to his partner this week. For those of you who aren’t from the UK, Stephen Fry is a comedian and presenter, and a very intelligent man.
I’ve also been busy making some slippers this weekend from an old jumper, but I think I’ll save that story for another day.