Hello everyone! Dreaming on a Star has been featured in the March issue of Sligo Now magazine. Would you like to have a look inside my home? You are welcome inside!
I had a lovely interview with Cliodhna McGowan where she asked me lots of questions about my design business and took photos of me in my home and studio. Read more…
Hi everyone, I have been busy designing new Greeting Cards for all occasions – Birthday, New Baby, Wedding, Love, Thank You & Christmas.
I really enjoyed making these. I love designing typography and drawing quirky doodles. Read more…
Hi everyone. I’ve been busy getting lifestyle pictures taken of my work. I think the white provides a beautiful, pure canvas for my Personalised Pictures.
It’s been a joy to get these done. It shows off my work in an uncluttered, zen-like way. Read more…
Hi everyone. Sorry I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve been busy at the markets. I’ve also been busy making Personalised Baby Announcements.
It’s so wonderful to celebrate the arrival of a beautiful baby with a gift that can last forever. These Baby Announcements are popular with new parents, grandparents and as gifts for New Babies and Christenings.
The Baby Announcement prints come in two sizes – 8.5 x 10.5 inch and 5 x 7 inch and come framed in a beautiful, heavy, white frame.
If you would like to order a Personalised Baby Announcement, Click here to go to Dreaming on a Star’s Online Shop ♡
Hi everyone. Dreaming on a Star has been at the markets!
I love interacting with customers. Hearing someone compliment your work or making someone smile is a special thing. I love making that connection – it’s both a joy and a privilege.
Hi everyone. I have been meaning to write this blogpost for quite some time! In March this year I signed my first licensing deal with Keka – makers of fabulous iPad & Kindle covers (and soon clip-on cases for smartphones).
Hi everyone. I have somewhat neglected my blog and I apologise for this. I have been so busy with things, working on new collections, finishing up my Business Start Up course, adding new items to my Etsy shop.
I have also signed up for Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. I’ve been sketching away and playing with the brief. Looking forward to sharing my designs with you very soon.
I managed to sneak in a 2 day break to the medieval city of Limerick. I love all things medieval – perhaps because all the old fairytales seemed to be about Kings and Queens in medieval castles. I’ll post up some pictures soon of all the lovely places I visited.
In the meantime you can have a peek at what I’ve been up to in May, thanks to Sam Osborne’s feature on me.
I apologise I haven’t posted any Animal Love Day‘s in a while. Once I get on top of things I hope to post more of my favourite creatures. Watch this space. ♡
Hi everyone. I’ve opened up my new Etsy Printable Shop and I have some lovely printables for sale there.
Everything is instantly downloadable!
I have some pretty gift boxes for party favors, wedding favors, gift boxes or you can use them just to store things in! Print them out and assemble them, put them on your desk and fill them with all your stationery and craft bits and bobs!
The boxes come as a high quality PDF with templates for two coordinating designs and full instructions. This one is called French Fairytale.
Hi everyone. Today marks the 6 month birthday of Dreaming on a Star! I’d like to take this opportunity to see what I have achieved in those 6 months. I’d also like to reveal some news about Dreaming on a Star!
♡ Dreaming on a Star founded on August 27th 2012 (Website, Facebook and Twitter set up).
♡ Designs professionally printed on homewares, kitchen-wares and greetings cards.
♡ Interest from established giftware shop to stock Dreaming on a Star products.
♡ Number of sales made of products.
♡ Website has had over 4600 visitors (over 3500 unique visitors) and almost 10,000 page views.
♡ Facebook page has 282 likes and Twitter has 282 likes. SNAP!
♡ Asked by Tigerprint to blog for their Youblog venture.
♡ NEWS: Asked by Decorque to guest blog for them. (Have a look here!)
♡ My work has been featured on several blogs and websites including Business Boom Collective, Card & Gift Blog and Artsy Fartsy Courier.
♡ NEWS: Dreaming on a Star was approached by a UK independent film to feature some of my products (apron, ovenglove, bags and Christmas cards) in their film (More news to follow).
♡ Finished Module 3 of the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design.
♡ Part of an outstanding online group of Surface Pattern Designers.
♡ Started a Start Your Own Business course and hope to grow Dreaming on a Star as a brand.
So this is what I’ve achieved in my first 6 months. I have lots of plans for the next 6 months, namely to print my designs on fabric and look into manufacturing home and kitchenwares myself. At the moment, I am working on small gift items that I hope to stock in my shop soon. I also want to get my work featured on more blogs. And my main priority is to get representation, freelance work and to secure licensing deals.
So I have a lot to work on and I will be busy in the next 6 months! I hope you join me in 6 months time to see what I’ve achieved! ♡
Hi everyone. I’ve had such a lovely week’s holiday with my family and spending time playing with my niece and (brand new!) nephew. I will tell you all about them in a few days but for now I would like to tell you a little bit of what I’ve been up to.
I am involved with a fantastic group of Surface Pattern Designers, most of whom took part in the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design run by Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls.
One of the members, Gill Eggleston of Pattern Addict, organised an EFUTO Envelope Project a number of weeks ago. (You can read my post about the EFUTO project here). She painstakingly compiled our EFUTO envelopes into a database entitled The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers.
It’s a fantastic idea and a one-stop shop for finding new design talent. Here is my entry, which can be found on page 51.
Take a peek through the database, here and see the talent that exists in this amazing group ♡