It’s about five years since I opened my first custom clothing online shop on Spreadshirt.fr, Boutique du Toon , followed by a shop on Spreadshirt.com Toon shop, then Zazzle.com Toon shop (or zazzle.fr or zazzle.ca depending on your country of residence) thanks to my lover’s support.
Then, during a meeting with other makers in Wellington I discovered the endless possibilities of laser cutting (cardboard, wood, plastic, leather, felt) through the Ponoko site in various “labs” in New Zealand, United States or Italy. I began to design objects for home like candle box, mobile, trivet, coasters, fridge magnet. Some are availables on my Toonshop showroom.
Beside this drawing and designing activities, I started to expose in Clermont-Ferrand, in the tea room of my parents, photos I took in Canada earlier in 2009. exhibition photos on the Toon Shop Facebook page. I’m thinking to distribute new prints of these photos and more… to come in 2014!
2012, Spoonflower is arriving on my activities board. The website allows printing patterns on fabric. I realized among other cushions with coffee grounds available on my page Emjy’s shop. New designs are coming for 2014, if I can find some time after my job and family activities.
Finally, for 2 months, I began to create crochet beanies for children, knitted christmas stocking and watercolor postcards. Thanks to friends support here and there, I participate to my first Christmas market (happiness to communicate face to face with a customer). The remaining caps and some new products are now availables at the workshop shop Identi-t.
As I did in January 2012, here is a brief overview for 2012 and 2013 of the best sellers on the online shops: boutiquedutoon on spreadshirt.fr, toonshop on spreadshirt.com et toonshop on zazzle.com.
Waiting for spring, some new watercolor designs added in Toon’s shop.
You can find them in both shops Spreadshirt or Zazzle:
From Canada / USA
From France / Europe
Here is my new design on Toon Shop: Easter Rabbit.
A lovely pink rabbit offering a big chocolate egg.
This design is an original watercolor painting I made from an old drawing. Like for the Unicorn, I first transferred the drawing on the painting paper before colorizing and adding a background and some more details.
Below are some products from the Spreadshirt’s shop Boutique du Toon (Canada / USA) where you will have a $5 discount on every order with the coupon code: GREENWEEK
You can also customize your own product with this illustration and have the same discount.
Below, some products from the Zazzle’s Toon Shop created with this illustration. You have 20% Off Select Products with coupon code: SAVEINWINTER
“Your product, Earth at Heart, has been hand-picked as an example of creativity at its finest. Out of thousands of products on Zazzle, yours was chosen for being one of the best!
As a reward, your design will be featured on the Today’s Best page for Tuesday, 21 August 2012. This means you, your product, and your store will be center stage!
You’re part of a talented group of artists on Zazzle.”
I’m so happy!
Here is the product awarded
A colorized version of this drawing I made for the 2011 Patrick’s Day https://arttoon.wordpress.com/2011/02/16/create-your-own-t-shirt-for-patricks-day/
A small tree frog for the Toon Shop this week:
I’m often surprised by the results of some patterns once printed on tshirts and other products. My favorite patterns sometimes have a disappointing rendering, they do not fit in the space assigned for printing (the aspect ratio is different between an adult t-shirt, a tank top or A4 paper) or a component is beyond the scope, is cut by the collar, is at the wrong place. But, this time, the result is perfect: long and narrow, the frog seems climbing the model.
Another pattern found in my trunk (box of wonders) I colorized per game and finally tested on the Toon Shop. This one still needs work for a better result.
Yes, I know the title is not really the most appropriate for a special day like today: Valentine day! But perfectly adapted to title this new vector design in Toon’s shop:
Happy Valentine Day!