20% Sale on Molu TypeShop

Morning all!! 

I hope you had a fantastic weekend and looking forward to the week ahead. 

Just a quick reminder that there’s a 20% discount over on my Etsy shop so if you’d like to advantage of this offer and treat yourself (or perhaps buy the perfect gift) to some typographic prints (both A4 & A3) it’s running for another two weeks!! These prints won’t be reproduced so grab yourself a bargain on these limited editions while they last! Just use the code THISLITTLEFOX20 at checkout! 

Do spread the word! Xx

**NOW OPEN** Molu TypeShop

MBM_SHOP LAUNCH_MAINSo it’s here…..the shop doors are finally open so do feel free to hop on over and have a browse through….and of course, share the love if you know anyone else you may think would love some typographic prints for their home, workplace or even as a gift. There’s only 10 prints currently available for each design as I trial things out. You can click here or on the ‘SHOP’ tab on the right-hand-side of the website which will lead you directly to my Etsy shop!

I really hope you guys like it! And of course, if there’s any questions at all or even feedback you may have for me that may be useful, please do let me know – I’m all ears!!

Have a wonderful Monday and happy browsing/shopping! ;) xxMBM_SHOP LAUNCH 01

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**COMING SOON** MOLU TYPE SHOP

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So, it’s finally happening. My obsession for typography continues with the upcoming launch of my Print Shop!  I’ve been busy getting all the designs and logistics finalised for the shop which will….*drumroll*….be launching NEXT WEEK on Monday the 1st of February!

The Molu Print Shop will be varied range of typographic prints in a mix of hand-lettered and digitally generated type locks…. styles that I believe will cater to most folk out there. They’re fun, inspirational, bold and fresh which I know will work perfectly in your homes and workplaces!

Anyway, I shall keep you guys posted in the build up to the launch so do keep your eyes peeled both here and on my social media platforms! There’s going to be a couple of giveaways too…!!

Have a fab Thursday!!! xx

[Private Commission] Wall Art: Faith, Hope, Love

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A custom-made wall art based from the one I had listed ages ago on my Esty shop (which btw, is closed for the next couple of months while im away and while working on rebranding the blog) This was made as a wedding present back in May where I played with several patterns and textures before settling for this floral one. I’ve now made another since then so it definitely seems like a winner! :)  So if you are looking to get something similar done, then just drop me a line via the Contacts Page. xxx

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[private commission] A date to remember – 2

 

MbM_wedding-commission_4Another commissioned work for this custom-made wall art that bears the significant date of their Big Day. The template (fonts and layout) was designed and hand cut to create a stencil. The numerals were then hand-stamped using a rich brushed metallic gold pigment ink on heavyweight cotton paper after which the lettering was handwritten in gold ink to finish it all off. I chose to frame the print in a simple white box frame where it was sat proud by 5mm off the backing card to create that lovely depth.

This is one of my favourite pieces I enjoy working on, so if you are looking to get something similar done, then just drop me a line via the Contacts Page. xxx

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[private commission] A date to remember – 1

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This was a commissioned piece for a friend who was looking for a bespoke wedding gift and I was asked to create a wall art bearing the wedding date of the bride and groom. I had a few ideas in mind where I wanted the overall look to feel regal and decadent yet keeping it elegant and minimalist at the same time. After a few test runs, I finally decided on using similar techniques used on the pieces I made for the ‘White on White‘ wedding styled shoot in summer, where the template (fonts and layout) was designed and hand cut to create a stencil. The numerals were then hand-stamped using a rich brushed metallic gold pigment ink on heavyweight cotton paper after which the lettering was handwritten in gold ink to finish it all off. I chose to frame the print in a simple white box frame where it was mounted 5mm off the backing card to create a lovely shadow gap which adds that extra bit of ‘oomph’ I think! ;) I’m pleased with how it’s turned – I think I may have to make one for ourselves to keep! :P Anyway, lets hope the recipient is delighted with it too! And luckily for me, I have another couple of more wedding gift projects coming up! Just the creative adrenaline I need so do stay tuned!! Oh and if you know anyone looking for something a little ‘bespoke’….let me know! :D xx BLOG_STRIP_wedding-commissioned_WEB-2

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[Handmade Gifts]: Faith. Hope. Love. but the greatest of these is love

This is taken from one of my favorite verses from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:13) and one that we used at our wedding  that I find so understatedly powerful. And whether you are religious or not, I think these three words can be so poignant to all aspects of our lives; from career paths to relationships to general lifestyle. In this day an age where we live in the fast lane, driven by ambition, financial and social statuses, and materialistic things, I do find myself musing over what’s important in life, and it’s those days when I stop to reassess, I realise how much strength and peace you can seek from just living by these three simple words. Anyway, I’m not here to philosophise but show you how I turned those three words into a bespoke wall art for the home….or for a special occasion! :)

It’s a paper-cutout technique I love (and used many times before) where the layout is first designed, mapped out, each letter individually hand cut and then mounted in a way that it sits a couple of millimeters off the backing card to give you that beautiful shadow gap between the two planes (it’s the architectural side of me coming out here, sorry!) This piece fits an 8×10″ box frame and can be made using various backing card stock to suit your home decor. I’m going to be listing this up on my Etsy shop soon, along with a couple of other ‘paper-cutout’ wall art pieces, so I’ll keep you posted when I do! I can obviously do custom pieces based on your requirements, so if you’re interested – I may be the gal for you! :) x

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[Wall Art]: True Love Stories Never Have Endings

If you remember me going on about the wedding style shoot that I had worked on back in June/July where I had made two wall arts, some geometric wall hangings and table numbers. Well this post is on one of the main wall art pieces I had done bearing one of my favourite wedding-related quotes.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take photos of all the final pieces before sending them off (as the wall hangings were all made flat-pack to be assembled on site) and if I had I couldn’t have revealed it back then! But if you saw my wee sneak peek at the work I was doing and the behind-the-scenes video from the day of the shoot you probably would have seen glimpses of it? Anyway, I can tell you the official photos from the shoot are out and a  little taster of it will be coming up very shortly after this (!!!!) but in the mean time here’s my ‘True Love Stories Never Have Endings‘ print – where I designed a stencil using Art Deco-inspired fonts, hand cut it all and then used metallic gold pigment ink, which in the right light, gives you this beautiful powdery brushed effect! :)  BLOG_STRIP_wedding-style-shoot-WEB

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Oh I do LOVE this piece….if I may say so myself!! ;) I have it hanging up on our wall along with all our other collection of prints and love how it’s turned out. The other wall art piece I did in the same techniques had the words “You & Me“. So, if you like this or want something similar made for a special occasion let me know!! xx

It’s not about the journey, but the destination.

BLOG_STRIP_anniversary-5_webWell it’s been a lovely couple of weeks celebrating some special milestones; our 1st wedding anniversary followed by my thirtieth birthday and for both occasions I’ve been rather overwhelmed by all the thoughtful gifts received from loved ones. So, I thought I’d do a little series on ‘gifts’ based on the ones received, starting with our 1st wedding anniversary, where traditionally gifts of ‘paper’ ranging from love letters to scrapbooks to vouchers (depending on how creative you are) are presented to each other. As you can imagine, I was delighted at the prospect of making something unique for my husband seeing as it had been a while since I did anything of that sort (I think Christmas or his birthday was the last time!) so in this blog post, I’ll give you a wee nosey at what I ended up making for him!  Oh and FYI, this is the first of his two presents I got him!  ;)

So – I knew I wanted to make a print of some kind. My husband loves collecting bespoke pieces of art so I decided I’d make something he could have framed that was not only symbolic of our relationship and marriage but also a piece of inspiration for all the years to come together…..come what may. Interestingly, I had come across a quote a couple of months ago which I had scribbled down (I do this a lot! Anything I find inspirational I just jot down) and I thought really summed what I was looking for: It’s not about the destination, but the journey. And how very apt! Apparently, there are several adaptations of this quote but Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American poet, is often credited for it. Anyway, seeing as we completed one wonderful (and eventful!) year together, it was important that we reminded ourselves that it’s the journey we embark together,irrespective of the final destination, that really matters…for the destination we cannot always foresee or have control over but as long as we’re in it together we’ll do just fine! :) So, with that in mind, I sketched out the words a few times until I was pleased at how they were positioned after which I patiently cut each letter out by hand to create a stencil. By this stage, I remembered the tandem bike and balloon design I had drawn up for the screen-printing workshop earlier in the year (which I had used to make my ‘You & Me’ t-shirts) and knew instantly that it would team up perfectly with this quote. A stencil of this was also cut out and once I was satisfied with how it all sat on the card stock I wanted to print on, I got stamping away using Versacraft black ink. for the quote and the tandem bike, and the red ink for the balloon. BLOG_STRIP_anniversary-1_webAnd this is how the final piece turned out! I did have another frame in mind for this piece but for now I had it placed in a spare Ikea RIBBA 42x52cm frame (fits A3 and oversized A3 prints) we had kicking about. So what do you think? I must say I was delighted I got the thumbs up from my man! :D Anyhoo….do stay tuned for more on the various gifts received! xxBLOG_STRIP_anniversary-3_web

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[D.I.Y. Gifts]: Hand-cut wall art for a 1st Holy Communion

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My niece was having her 1st holy Communion celebration over the weekend and not really knowing what to get or where to find the right kind of gifts for this special occasion I decide to make something unique to give to her. A bible or a cross pendant are normally what you’d give but I opted to pick a verse from the bible that would be a source of inspiration to her now and all throughout her life. We picked a short but poignant verse from the book of Isaiah (chapter 42, verse 10) and decided to cut the letters out by hand and then have it framed in a lovely white box frame so that it sat a few millimeters off the brown backboard. I felt the play on shadows between the letters added a nice touch. I then made a greeting card with the words ‘Faith, Hope, Love‘ (from the book of Corinthian, chapter 13) cut out in a similar style to the wall art and stuck onto a brown recycled card so the two things tied in nicely. Here’s how they both turned out. xx
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