Illustration Course / workshop

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Hi everyone, just a quick post to remind you about the illustration course that's starting again!

In 12 lessons I'll teach you (live, in Utrecht) all about illustrating with different materials and how to transform your drawings into beautiful illustrations and illustrative products (think cards, posters, fabric and such) with the help of our good friend the computer.

If you'd like to join, you can subscribe and find more info at the UCK website.
Not able to attend the course? I also have an online illustration workshop available.
You can find it in my Etsy shop.

Hope to see you in september! (Till then, I'm off to enjoy the summer...)

Update: all 'live' illustration courses at the UCK are full. There are still spots left at courses that strat in february though. See uck.nl for more info.

Museum Market Prep + summer break

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On sunday august 16th I'll be at the Museum Market in Amsterdam and share a booth with The Machinery. This and next week, we are working hard on (new) products and our presentation so we'll be at our very best on august 16th!

The Museum Market takes place at the Museumplein in Amsterdam from 12am - 6pm and is filled with booths with handmade goods, good food and music.
We will be selling lasercut products, paper goods, quirky gifts and of course the comfort boxes, diy kits, prints and handmade wooden products.
If you're in the neighborhood... it would be great to see you there!

Not being able to attend the market? No worries! We sell all products in our webshops too:
kimslittlemonsters.etsy.com
themachineryshop.etsy.com

After that I will treat myself to a well deserved summer break ;-) and will be back by half september.
Have a lovely summer everyone!

Toddler Pants DIY

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Hello this monday!
The weather here is beautiful today , truely summer. And because august always is a relaxed month workwise I finally have time to do the things I have been waiting to do for quite some time.
James has grown out of almost all his pants so it's the perfect time to make him some new ones. And even better: I'm sharing this super easy pants pattern and how-to with you!

What you need
+ the pattern, you can download it here
+ 50 cm / 20" jersey (or other stretch fabric), at least 100 cm / 39" wide
+ fabric paint
+ small sponge
+ material to use as a stamp (I used an eraser and the back of a pencil)
+ 1x a 44 cm / 17" piece + 2x a 18cm / 7" piece of elastic, 2-3 cm / 1" wide
+ sewing machine (perferably a serger / overlock machine)

How to
1.
First I made a pattern on the fabric using stamps. Iron the fabric (I forgot to do this as you can see in the picture ;-). But the pattern turns out better if you iron your fabric first).
Put some of the fabric paint onto a small piece of sponge and dab it onto the stamp. Stamp it onto the fabric. Repeat this untill your happy with the design and all fabric is covered. Let is dry

2.
Print the pattern in the proper size (make sure the dotted line is 38 cm / 15" long).
Put it on top of the folded fabric and cut the pattern + 1 extra cm / 1/2".

3.
Sew the ends of the elastic pieces together so you have three circles. The small ones for the legs, the big one for the waist.

4.
Put the two pants pieces with the stamped sides on top of each other and sew the crotch seams together (front to front, back to back). Sew the leg seams together.

5.
Now sew in the elastic waist. Make sure to stretch the elastic evenly along the waist. Do the same with the trouser legs. Done!

this free pattern is for personal use only



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