I had this whole post already written and then I accidentally closed the tab… it had saved FOUR words… *cry*
Life’s been tough – we send off our expensive visa renewals at the end of the month and everything about the process is a stress fest. Plus we’ve all caught “that cold that’s going around”. And Andrew bunged up his back. Plus doctors, dentists and opticians (I’m getting awesome new glasses!!)
After all that, it wasn’t too surprising that I had barely stepped foot in my office. So when I got the chance to spend a full work day in here, I took full advantage. I cleaned up, put the filing box away, used Illustrator to turn a watercolour logo sketch into a real vector logo (I’ve never done such a thing in Illustrator – it was a learning experience).
Then I tried a bunch of cross-stitch designers before settling on Easy Cross to make this:
I’m going to stitch it up tomorrow so that I can put it in the shop as a PDF (unless you live in the EU, in which case you’ll have to buy a paper copy thanks to the new VAT rules – but I will send you a PDF for free with purchase if you request it).
That sweet pattern was inspired by Archer, specifically this scene:
I’ve been on a bit of a gif collecting thing lately, because I discovered I can send them to Andrew in Hangouts (which we use for text messaging).
Because why type when an awesome gif can say it for you?