Monday, 28 April 2014

May Planner

Current background on Twitter.

This is a pattern that originated as a sketch in a makeshift sketchbook that (one cold month ago in a market in Canterbury) I developed more and created some hand painted greeting cards to keep my hands warm, and keep myself busy. These greeting cards will be appearing on the Etsy shop in a greeting card form.

Overall April has been a busy month, with lots of new starts, and risks taken. I'm really glad to have collaborated on various projects with Clare Pyrke, Emily Hline, and most recently Louise Johnson who is a talented photographer and will be working on some stock photography for Handmade Drawn. If you haven't already check out this talented photographer's work!

As promised here is the May planner, so lets start planning, and figure out what May may have in store for us all. Click this link to download!

Friday, 18 April 2014


Earlier in the week I tweeted that Handmade Drawn is going to be paused for a short while, this is due to a change in how it's going to be run, which will be solely as an own venture by Grace Nikobari.

But don't worry, the news of this change isn't entirely a shadow on the progress made, as it has brought about new ideas such as featuring other artists, illustrators, and makers on the blog and possibly to sell in the etsy shop.

Looking back this isn't a completely new idea as when Handmade Drawn started in 2011 it was a way of showcasing the work of myself and fellow artists that were interested in selling their work. Allowing collaboration, and exposure of the talented practitioners and their work.

While planning for the new direction of Handmade Drawn gets underway please do follow on twitter and instagram as well, as I will keep those spaces updated regularly.

All this in mind, if you yourself are a creative or know of such a talented being that wants to be featured on the blog, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me!

Twitter: @handmadedrawn
Instagram: @handmadedrawn

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Everything is New

'Chickens' image by Emily Hline

Stock ordered - check. Now we are just eagerly waiting for it all to arrive!

Grace has been working hard on making our sparkly new logo, which is now complete and proudly showing on all products and sites. We've even changed the blog a little bit, head over to our twitter to see our new background, slightly Easter themed and ready for the shop opening.

If you're like us, you like to keep ordered and organised, we've made an April planner to help us out this month, you can download it for free here.