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The Declaration of You – Blog Lovin’ Tour – Self Care

On 25, Jun 2013 | 6 Comments | In blog, design, illustration, inspiration, my work | By Tina

Declaration of you

Hi everyone. I’m delighted Dreaming on a Star‘s post is part of The Declaration of You – Blog Lovin’ Tour – by Michelle Ward and Jessica Swift! Learn more – and join over 100 other creative bloggers by clicking here.

The Declaration of You will be published by North Light Craft Books this summer, with readers getting all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do!

Dreaming on a Star - Self Care - Declaration of You

Today I’m going to talk about Self Care! Read more…

The Declaration of You – Blog Lovin’ Tour – Enthusiasm

On 06, Jun 2013 | 6 Comments | In blog, design, guest, illustration, inspiration, my work | By Tina

dreaming-on-star-cute-quirky-illustration-surface-pattern-design-tina-devins-blog-lovin-tour-declaration-of-you-banner-jessica-swift-michelle-ward

Hi everyone. I’m delighted this post is part of The Declaration of YouBlog Lovin’ Tour – by Michelle Ward and Jessica Swift! Learn more – and join over 100 other creative bloggers by clicking here.

The Declaration of You will be published by North Light Craft Books this summer, with readers getting all the permission they’ve craved to step passionately into their lives, discover how they and their gifts are unique and uncover what they are meant to do!

 

So I’ve been asked to write about Enthusiasm and what it means to me!

Enthusiasm by Dreaming on a Star

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New Etsy Printable Shop!

On 03, Jun 2013 | No Comments | In business, crafts, design, etsy, greetings, inspiration, my work, shop | By Tina

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!

French-Fairytale-Pretty-Gift-Boxes

The boxes come as a high quality PDF with templates for two coordinating designs and full instructions. This one is called French Fairytale.

Plum Design-Pretty-Gift-Boxes

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Animal Love Day – Giraffe!

Animal Love Day

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Animal Love Day in this weekly feature of lovely animal patterns and illustrations. Today is a long post because our special guest is very tall!

I hope you look forward to these posts each week.

The animals covered will include birds, fish, insectsextinct creatures and mythical creatures.

First I will show you a new pattern I’ve been working on and then a designer showcase of beautiful patterns and illustrations.

So a big, tall welcome to our guest this week – the giraffe! Such a beautiful, elegant creature – have you ever seen a giraffe in real life?  They walk with the grace and poise of a catwalk model – amazing to watch!

 

MY DESIGN

Sweet Baby Giraffes by Dreaming on a Star

Sweet Baby Giraffes by Dreaming on a Star

I made a patchwork design with baby giraffes in sweet colours. Read more…

Dreaming on a Star’s New Logo!

On 04, May 2013 | 6 Comments | In colour, design, inspiration, my work, pantone | By Tina

Hi everyone. I thought it was time to update Dreaming on a Star‘s logo. I wanted to inject some life into my old logo and my inspiration was ice cream!  I imagined a palette of raspberry, banana and mint ice cream!

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Animal Love Day – Dinosaur!

Animal Love Day

Hi everyone. Welcome to another Animal Love Day –  where I celebrate the fabulous world of animal illustration and pattern! This feature combines two loves of mine – animals and cute design.

The showcase comes in two parts. First I will show you my own animal design (a brand new illustration/pattern/sketch or an old one). Then I will host a designer showcase.

The animals covered will include birds, fish, insects, extinct creatures and mythical creatures.

This week it’s all about those fantastic beasts that roamed the earth millions of years ago!

MY DESIGN

Copyright Tina Devins

Copyright Tina Devins

I liked the idea of dinosaurs playing football. I was given a brief recently for a young boy interested in football and decided to do the coolest of animals – dinosaurs! I hope you like it.

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New Pens!

On 03, Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | In design, devices, illustration, my work | By Tina

Hi everyone. I was on the lookout for the perfect pen and decided to try out some coloured pens as I was browsing the stationery shop.

I came across these ones by Staedtler and I cannot recommend them enough.

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

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Back to the Drawing Board!

On 10, Mar 2013 | One Comment | In blog, design, inspiration, my work | By Tina

Hi everyone. I’ve gone back to the drawing board! As you may know, I’ve been having problems with my computer. These problems have been happening on and off and have stopped me from working on my designs and all the new products I had in mind. My usual way of working is to sketch out my designs and use the computer for adding colour and making patterns. I also use the computer for research, blogging and social media.

So I rely an awful lot on my computer and it feels wrong not to be using it!

But instead of moaning about it, I’ve decided to use this time to do some non-computery things!

Doodle Bugs

Doodle Bugs

Here is a list of what I am and will be doing:

 

Read back over the Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design course and redo some exercises

Use my camera to take pictures of natural patterns (I used to do this a lot, but it’s something that I’ve forgotten about)

Work on more papercuts. I started my design career doing lots of papercutting, but again this has taken a backseat

Actually make some of the crafty projects I’ve pinned on Pinterest, instead of collecting them!

Go through my issues of Mollie Makes and pick out some new projects to work on

♡ Tidy up my work area

♡ Sketch some more

Spend more time with my Bunny!

 

I’ll still be able to tweet and facebook and pin some lovely pins on my iTouch and if I borrow a laptop I can blog. But until I get my computer fixed/replaced I am going back to the drawing board!

What would you do if your computer was unwell?

 

Plum Design Apron & Ovenglove

On 21, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In design, homewares, Mother's Day, my work, textiles | By Tina

Hi everyone. I’d like to show you some photographs of my apron and ovenglove from my Plum Design collection

Plum Design Apron & Ovenglove

Plum Design Apron & Ovenglove

I hope you like the happy and quirky design!

Plum Design Apron & Ovenglove

Plum Design Apron & Ovenglove

Both are made by Envelop, a textile company in Belgium and the quality is just fabulous!

The cotton is really heavy and the colours are vibrant. I just want to make lots of stuff in the kitchen when I wear these!

This would make such a lovely Mother’s Day present! The apron is available here and the ovenglove here. ♡

Decorque Guest Post

On 20, Feb 2013 | One Comment | In blog, design, designer, guest, inspiration | By Tina

Hi everyone. Today I would like to welcome Decorque as my first guest contributor. The lovely Harriet from Decorque will introduce their brand to you and reveal their dream for 2013. 

I would like to introduce Decorque as a new family run on-line business that launched in September 2012.

Our team is a diverse mix of talents! Lesley Stevens is Decorque’s owner and head designer, also a qualified surface pattern and textile designer who has worked in the fashion industry for many years. Aaron Hawkins is our web developer, who worked on the design and fully implemented our website, he works continuously updating the site to keep a fresh and interesting experience for the customer. Chris Stevens is our expert in eCommerce and all business matters. Then there is myself, Harriet Stevens, a qualified graphic designer, working in the retail sector and designing windows for a UK high-street brand, who manages Decorque’s print production, digital design and social media avenues.

As a team we decided to find a medium to introduce Lesley’s fashion-edge prints to the home-ware market, which so far has been hard work, but an inspiring and exciting challenge.

So this is what we do, we turn this, into this!! 

Decorque

Decorque

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