Wednesday, 3 February 2016

NEW Creature Colouring Sheets


Finally, some new products!!

I've been meaning to update my colouring sheets for a while but with limited time in the studio and a wiggly little Pickle to look after it's taken me a few weeks but hurrah, they're finally in my shop.

Now printed on cartridge paper and A4 size, they are perfect for colouring on the go! Each pack now has two different designs - four super cute sheets in total.

Cats and dogs have had an overhaul...




There are also some brand spanking new critters to colour. Woodland animals and sea creatures have made it to the shop too..



 Have more of a nose here ... which ones are your favourites?

xx

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Blog Header | Football Food & Motherhood


I was lucky enough to squeeze some great commissions into the craziness that was 2015... one of my last projects of the year was a custom blog header for Stephanie from Football, Food and Motherhood.

There were lots of things Stephanie wanted to incorporate to encompass all the exciting things she blogs about; we managed to get food, football, baby items, farm / city life, travel, running, toys and some hand drawn type in! So much fun. 



I used the Football, Food and Motherhood instagram account for inspiration and chose a palette that complimented the existing blog.
I was really pleased with it and luckily it got a great reception when it went live too - woohoo.

'I have had the most amazing feedback from it! everyone LOVES it! Thanks again - it looks great!'


If you'd like to commission me to create something for you please send me an email: mail@stacieswift.com



Friday, 1 January 2016

HELLO 2016


2015 was a whirlwind with pregnancy, lots of sickness, hospitalisation, our premature baby, getting used to being Mummy to a tiny person, juggling running a house and ten million baby activities each week... it didn't leave much room for planning or working (though it was nice to take a little step back for a bit).

This year I want to claim a little bit of the creative, businessy me back. I'll still be wearing my wife and mama hats but each day I am determined to carve a tiny bit of time for creating, crafting and enjoying a full cup of coffee before it goes cold. While the hot coffee part might just be wishful thinking I am aiming for a drawing a day - which will hopefully mean there will be some exciting new additions to the STACIE SWIFT shop too.

I managed to fulfil my 12 acts of kindness resolution from last year (with a few shoehorned into December but hey, at least I stuck to it!) so who knows, I could be on a roll...

HAPPY CREATIVE NEW YEAR!
xx

Friday, 20 November 2015

What Matilda Wore

I've been wanting to start a series of baby outfit drawings for a while... Matilda's outfits are way cooler than mine. I live in leggings and tops that are easy to breastfeed in, nicely accessorised with tired eyes and pinned up hair at the moment - Vogue won't be calling any time soon :)

Planning Matilda's outfits is my most favourite thing though, she looks so cute in everything and I'm so fussy about her wardrobe it probably borders on obsessive - but hey, there are worse vices to have!!

This first drawing was a bit rushed but it was nice to get doodling again. There will be plenty more to come! Search #whatmatildawore on facebook or instagram if you fancy having a nose.

xx

Monday, 9 November 2015

Custom Children's Illustration - Little Mouse


The lovely Kat from Burnish and Black commissioned me to create a little mouse illustration for her son Leo recently (he will join another mousey illustration I created last year).

This happy little guy started off as a little pencil sketch before turning into a full colour art print. Such a lovely tradition to have a series of personalised artwork as Leo grows each year.



If you would like me to create a custom image, perhaps of a favourite toy or animal you can contact me via the STACIE SWIFT facebook page for more info.

xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Coming Soon...


You might have seen my facebook post about planning on getting a bit more work done in the next few weeks...I promise I have some new things coming soon!!!

Matilda is nearly six months old ~ seriously, where has that time gone!? ~ and I've been away from my desk and out of the loop for a while. It's been lovely concentrating on being a Mum and it's bloody hard trying to find extra hours for work with a wriggly, demanding little lady to entertain but I am determined to get back to my desk a bit more now she is a bit bigger.

I've got a few commissions to share and some new ideas up my sleeve so hopefully will have some bits and bobs and some Christmas offers to post up shortly!

Thank you for sticking around while it's been so quiet around here.

xx

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Colouring Sheets + A Cat Dress





Recently I was contacted to provide a bumper batch of colouring sheets for a lovely line of subscription boxes.

The Blurt Foundation works to increase the awareness and understanding of depression and each month send out pretty packages named the BuddyBox... 'Our new subscription care package makes a thoughtful gift for anyone who could do with a boost. And if you’re living with depression, buying a subscription for yourself is a great way to enjoy a little self-care.'

I sent off an order of 600 cats and dog pages...printing, folding and packing 1200 sheets of paper while juggling the demands of a very lively 4 month old baby was a challenge to say the least! But we got there in the end (luckily we have very understanding customers). And Matilda helped out by wearing a cat dress and making funny faces.

She's definitely keeping me on my toes but we have managed to get a bit of work done in between baby massage, rhyme time, singalongs, weigh-ins and play dates ;)

xx