New watercolor geometric patterns

I just can’t believe it’s April already! Our little daughter had her first birthday last week we had such a lovely time, but all fell ill with colds shortly after. Mostly better now though.

I’ve been a bit reflective of the past year, a baby’s First Birthday is such a milestone. As a family we grew by one member (aforementioned baby Bibi), moved house… did a whole load of renovation work. Little Zeddy started preschool. JB and I have probably had a collective 20 hours’ sleep ;) feels like it anyway.

But there’s simply not time to sleep! Because there are so many lovely patterns to make! And I had so much fun making these. They’re based on some of my watercolor work, made into the prettiest of pretty pattern tiles. They’re for sale here in the shop :)

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There’s something about a pattern, any pattern that is almost universally appealing. Everyone loves a pattern. What do you think? xo

Moodboard

Hi there, just stopping by to share a moodboard made for a lovely new ProPhoto custom design I’m in the middle of, for a really sweet photography business. It’s a beauty!

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I’ve created a custom designed logo which I’m a little bit in love with, plus lots of other hand drawn elements. I really can’t wait to share the final results!

Logos now available in the shop

I’ve long wanted to expand the offerings in my Etsy shop, so I have pleasure in announcing that I have designed with the creative small business in mind, a range of pre-made business logos. Actually, this happened a couple of months ago, but I completely forgot to write about it with the flurry of activity toward the end of the year!

 

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You can view the shop section here for full descriptions of each logo. There are others not shown here too. Being a small business owner myself, I’m constantly balancing quality and affordability when it comes to making purchasing decisions. A high-quality logo is a business asset, and finding a logo that’s right for your business on a budget is a task. This is why I’ve priced  each logo affordably, perfect for a new small business, or an existing business looking to refresh. They can also be customised further colour and font-wise to fit in with any existing branding.

I focussed a lot of selecting beautiful and elegant font pairings (where more than one is used), and in many cases I’ve used my own simple hand-drawn and hand-painted water-color elements. The end result is stylish and professional.

I also plan to expand on each logo design and create some simple branding packages in the coming weeks.

Well… I have my favourites in this collection – I’d love to know which ones you like the most too! xo

What’s that you say?

“Oh, I see you have a tiny Christmas tree that you’ve stood on your windowsill! And it’s standing in a muddy plant pot you brought in from the garden, on top of a piece of tinfoil? Erm… How lovely!

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I know, I know. Talk about improv. It was a child safety concern, our usual (fake) Christmas tree is very much prone to shedding bits of plastic everywhere. Catnip to a crawling girl who is compelled to put every crumb she finds on the floor into her mouth.

So in a last minute decision, we got this sweet little real tree. As we were so late getting it, he was the only guy left and we’ve been unable to buy a suitable size bunch of lights. So he’s all baubled-up like a good’un.

It’s one of those plant in the garden when you’re done trees. Hence the strange plant pot. Although I have no excuse for the tinfoil!

It’s just the way we roll in this house! xo

Ps. That super bright thing to the right in the photo is a little ferris wheel that slowly rotates. It’s just so bright though. Even in this photo, you can’t look directly at it without hurting your eyes!

pps. sorry about the dimly lit photo taken with my phone. I strike when opportunity presents! x

Custom Prophoto Blogsite Design for Miranda L Sober

I’m delighted to show this fully custom Prophoto blogsite design I completed recently for Miranda L Sober Photography.

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Miranda is joyful, full of life, and this comes across in her photography style. Colorado-based, her focus is natural light family portraiture. One of the things that first drew me to this project was Miranda’s unique style. She really seems to capture the happiness and essence of the families she photographs.

Miranda wanted her ProPhoto site design to complement her existing logo, and in the end we opted for a design which combines a super minimalistic interface for ease of navigation, and some simple hand painted elements along with subtle layers of texture. All the focus on her lovely work.

Here’s the Branding Board:

Custom ProPhoto Blog Website Design by All the Adorables Branding Board Miranda L Sober

I loved designing this site and I’m thrilled to see it up and running! Thank you Miranda for being a true pleasure to work with! You can visit Miranda’s site & view her work here!