Let’s chat about aprons – not just any aprons, but the kind that save your outfit when you’re bravely facing the splatters of homemade spaghetti sauce, or when you're knee-deep in glitter on your latest crafting adventure. They're the unsung heroes of the kitchen, and if you use them professionally, have probably saved your wardrobe more times than you can count. And the best part? They come with a personal flair, created out in designs that scream 'you'!
An apron in your home coffee bar protects your outfit from spills & stray coffee grinds, plus as a bonus, gives a pro barista vibe. One that matches your hobby or style gives is a great way to round out your personal home café. But lets not forget the arts and crafts - I spent many days working with charcoal as a student, and I can safely say that the charcoal did not stay on the page! An apron could have definitely benefited me, and a cute patterned one would have been even better.
Gifting Aprons: How one can make the best gift
So, whether you’re the master of macarons or a wizard with a glue gun, an apron is your trusty sidekick. And when it comes to gifting, nothing says, “I get you” like a piece of fabric that’s got your back. Let’s bring the humble apron into the limelight, one splash, spill, and splatter at a time. And hey, if you’re getting crafty with one of my designs, don’t forget to show it off! Snap a pic and tag me @tanya_draws – I’m here for all your stylishly shielded shenanigans!
What’s your apron story? Are you a fan of the classic pinstripe or are you all about bold prints? Let me know in the comments below!
Exciting Updates and Fresh Creations in My Art Shops!
Hello, art lovers and dear customers! It's that time again when I get to share all the exciting developments happening in my creative world. It's been a while since I have updated this blog, but I've been busy behind the scenes, making sure your shopping experience is even more delightful. This year has had its unique set of challenges so far, but with it comes a few upgrades to the platforms I sell my art on - some of which you may have noticed already! So, let's dive right into the updates and new additions to my art shops.
1. Zazzle Shop: A Fresh Look and New Designs
I'm thrilled to announce that I'm giving my Zazzle shop a makeover. I've been hard at work making back-end improvements to enhance your shopping experience. Zazzle has a new tool that I've been pretty excited about, where we can add our own product images and mockups. These are fantastic because it allows me to share a more detailed image showcasing what the product looks like in real life. Rather than just seeing a flat picture on a white background, you'll see what a duvet cover looks like laid out on a bed, what the body pillow looks like in true size on a couch, what to expect from a custom designed mug... and so much more. I've been going through my new and best selling products, so you'll start to see my own product photos appearing throughout my product collections.
I'm also giving my shop a little bit of a navigation overhaul! I've been working on making sure that every pattern and design in my shop has its own design collection. You are able to easily shop by design - making it even better to explore and purchase your favourite products and designs. As ever, all of my products are customizable, and if my design is not available on a certain product you want, I have made it possible for you to transfer my design to any product of your choice. Other than collections, my categories need a bit of work - I'll be sorting out my thousands of products and this side of the navigation will be more clearly usable soon too! :)
But that's not all; I'm also adding brand-new designs to the mix. Keep an eye out for fresh creations, as well as some classic designs making a comeback. Zazzle has always been the biggest time investment out of all of my shops, but this is only because of the unique way we can design our products to have custom elements. I'm a bit backlogged with older designs because of it - but I want to take my time designing these so that they look beautiful on Zazzle. If you would like to stay up to date on my newest creations, check out my Pinterest account, where I post my new products daily.
2. TeePublic Debut: Discover My Designs
In addition to Zazzle, I'm excited to share that I've expanded my presence to TeePublic! Now, you can find a selection of my designs over there. TeePublic offers a diverse range of products, so be sure to explore and see what's available. As an artist running a print on demand business on 3rd party platforms, it's always been important for me to diversify. I don't have control over the products that these websites choose to sell or discontinue, but if I'm listing at a bunch of places, you're sure to find my design on what you're looking for. :)
View my TeePublic Storefront here.
3. Pinterest Page Revamp: Let's Connect!
The world of Pinterest is a treasure trove of inspiration and creativity, and I've recently relaunched my Pinterest page. I invite you to follow me on Pinterest, where you can find a curated collection of my work, design inspiration, and more. As I sell on multiple platforms, I wanted a place where I can showcase my unique range of custom products all in one spot. I've sorted my Pinterest by my most product categories, so you can shop my products across all stores! I'll be sharing my newest created products here first, whenever I create them. So if you want to see what I'm creating as I create it, this is the place to be!
Follow my Pinterest to see the latest & greatest!
4. New Designs Galore: Winter-Themed Dobermans and Woodland Owls Pattern
I've been busy crafting new designs that will soon be available in all my shops. This season, I've added two new designs. First, I've conjured up a winter wonderland featuring elegant Dobermans wearing adorable winter scarves. Who doesn't love a dog in an outfit? :) It's the perfect way to embrace the season's chill with style. Additionally, I've recreated one of my classic illustrations in a warm and inviting brown woodland owl pattern. These designs will be the perfect addition to your collection.
I can't express how much I appreciate your support and enthusiasm for my art. Your feedback and love for my creations inspire me to keep pushing my artistic boundaries. I hope these updates bring a smile to your face and spark your creative spirit.
Thank you for being a part of my artistic journey. Stay tuned for more exciting updates, and as always, your feedback and comments are greatly valued.
Wishing you a world of creativity and inspiration,
Hi! I'm Tanya, an illustrator and graphic designer from Ontario, Canada. You can find my illustrations and patterns on a wide variety of websites, such as Zazzle, Redbubble & Society6. Aside from designing, I have a love of cats, reading & video games! If you want to see what I'm creating lately, check out my twitter & Pinterest pages below.
@Tanya_Draws on instagram