Tag Archives: screen print

i told ya so

17 Oct

you can’t keep me away from making a mess! I couldn’t resist printing some things. I know I said I do it last night but then I went to the Snow Show and bought my son the cutest and smallest snowboard and snowboard boots instead. Anyway… On the table are a bunch of totes and one lonely cushion cover. It’s been a while since I’ve done this and man it’s fun!  But, I’ve already remembered relearned figured out (again) some things I would do differently the next batch of screens. Like, have a bit of a better set up – this one is a temporary one till my husband does some carpentry for me. But, isn’t that the fun of it? The experimenting? The trial and error? That aside I think it all turned out pretty cool.

Next up are some repeat patterns for all over prints!! Those’ll be awesome if I may say. Can’t wait!

Once I get these beauties sewn up I’ll post em here and in my Etsy shop.

taking a break

16 Oct

already!? No, not really. I’m just taking a bit of time to do some seasonal sewing for IKEA! It’s nice to stay in the loop at the store since I worked there for almost 10 years! Plus, it’s nice to have the chunk of change just before the Christmas holidays – if I may be so frank.

IMG_4487I absolutely love their textiles so it’s a nice treat to do some simple albeit large scale sewing. It was working with those textiles that got me back into sewing and on this adventure after all. That being said I can’t wait to start back up on my own stuff. Over the past couple of weeks and in between taking care of kids I’ve made a couple screens to start printing with. I may even take a break from my break and print a couple things tonight. We’ll see.

See you soon!!

dots, lines & tattoo designs

30 Sep

slow and steady wins the race right? Technically I’m not running a race nor should I view running a business as a race but, my point is that things are moving slowly and I’m OK with it.

And, by things moving slowly I mean me making things to share and sell and have you enjoy. My etsy shop is now (re)open with some super cool baby items. Which is great. So, now I’ve been working on my designs for my textiles, making my screens for screen printing, bugging the hell out of my brother for some tattoo flash designs and tomorrow I’ll be running around Toronto like a crazy person sourcing my raw textiles and such.

I’m excited about using some of my brother Peter and sister-in-law Caroline’s tattoo flash in my designs. They’re both amazing artists – Pete works out of TCB in Toronto and Caroline out of Good Point in Oakville. If anyone is looking for some quality work you should definitely check ’em out. Alongside some traditional tattoo flash are my own designs. I’ve got a million of them in mind but, I’ll start with some simple lines, dots and checks and not to mention my signature heart design. I like to use India Ink when creating my designs, it’s important to me that you can still see my hand in the image; the fact that it was made by me, by hand and is still apparent to you is key.

shop’s open!

23 Sep

Soooo, I’ve finally listed some items in my etsy shop. Yay! You can take a peek here and here and here too.

It’s all baby stuff right now, but I’ll be making more adult totes and cushion covers shortly. I’m very excited about this. Like very, very excited.

Here’s a cute pic of some of my stuff in action! And, by stuff I mean the pacifier tether and my little mover and shaker!

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it’s been a while and i miss you

6 Sep

IMG_3550I’ve been busy working on a few things including this little darling. She’s already 8 months old!! It’s been a whirlwind but I think I’ve got my bearings which means I can think of other things like sewing and screen printing!!!

What little Evie is holding on to in the photo are little rattles that I’ve sewn up. They’re hand printed and sewn by me out of unbleached cotton, soft flannelette and black corduroy for some interesting texture.

I’m going to be adding to this website as well as to my etsy shop bibs & pacifier tethers for babies and also an assortment of screen printed bags and totes & cushion covers in the next little while. So stayed tuned for more. …I’m VERY excited to finally have this part of my life up and running again!

four days plus discounts

16 Apr

The Made by Hand show is only four days away! And, I’m actually feeling pretty good about it. I have some tweaking to do with my display and of course there’s always more sewing to do – but, what else is new!? Here are a couple new things I’ll be selling! They’re my classic lined totes and new sunglasses cases with my own screen printed textiles.

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In anticipation of my future screen printing endeavours I’m going to be offering many items at super fun discounted prices starting at the Made by Hand show this coming Saturday from 11-5 at the International Centre. I want to clear a lot of my product so I can start this new chapter of Anna Sophia Designs fresh! Come say “hi” and check out the deals.

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why back packs all of a sudden?

18 Feb

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Here’s a sneak peek at what I’ve started working on. They’re backpacks. For some reason I’m all about them. Maybe it’s the challenge; something different I suppose.

I’ve made VERY ROUGH mock ups, one a simple box and another – which I’m kinda excited about- a house. The house is in anticipation of my screen printing adventures!

I hope you like them!

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