Illustrator based in the Isle of Man. Her interests lie in British culture, general anthropology and watching people, the environment, mathematics and pattern. She largely uses water colour, acrylic, and computer based image making software.

Vicky is part of the Whirlygig Collective

Society6 vs Redbubble 

Both have introduced bedding to their collections this month - both as duvet covers without pillowcases. The prices compare as such. (these are based on my prices, each designer sets their own on RB) 

            Redbubble Society6

Twin       £58.73           N/A

Queen    £72.78         £58.34

King       £86.32         £76.02

Also - why in america is queen smaller than king? That’s gonna confuse a lot of British folk. Luckily they supply dimensions.


             Redbubble  Society6

Twin         68” X 88”       N/A

Queen     88” X 88”      88” X 88”

King        104” X 88”   104” X 88”

oh no, scrap that. This just brings us onto another thing to consider my fair countrymen and women - our ‘double’ duvet size is 200cm (77”ish) squared so the US ‘twin’ is a UK ‘single’ but still pretty much neither of these products will fit our duvets comfortably

I’m gutted. 


Buuuuut If you’re still interesting in purchasing a new duvet from either of these companies (maybe you’re not english…maybe you have a US duvet for some reason… maybe you’re clever and are going to use it for something else entirely like a wall hanging or a summer sheet) I personally recommend Redbubble at this point from the designers point of view. 

My reason being that with Redbubble you can be really picky about layout and size as you can upload an entirely separate high res file for it, where as with Society6 you have to use the same upload file for the duvet as the tote bags and scatter cushions. I’m worried about upscaling, and personally for my designs - i’ve found that this hasn’t translated well. You can see for yourself on the pics above.

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Also it infuriates me that i cant opt out of some of the designs for bedding with S6. If i want totes and cushions i have to have bedding - regardless of whether the design suits it or not - please don’t judge me on that!

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Well, i hope that helps some people even if it does put you off buying something with my design on. I’d rather you know what you’re getting yourselves into. :)

I don’t know if this is normal. Where i grew up, in the south east of England, on the chalky downs, you only ever saw Blue Hydrangea - we knew it as the litmus plant. 

…But where i live now, you get hydrangea is all colours these were all picked on a short 5-10 minute walk to and from my local supermarket.

Anyway, was playing with the heads when i got in and figured they’d make a pretty neat clock.

Reblogged from crumpetsandcrabsticks  7 notes
Update: 25 days ago, this image won me the honour of my first “Best of Redditgetsdrawn winner” status. I definitely did not see that coming. I gots the warms and fuzzies.
Proof
crumpetsandcrabsticks:

Been away from the computer for over 3 weeks - so back to the start with the ol’ drawing muscle.Still - animals are my faveys - redditgetsdrawn request - ktbird7

Update: 25 days ago, this image won me the honour of my first “Best of Redditgetsdrawn winner” status. I definitely did not see that coming. I gots the warms and fuzzies.

Proof

crumpetsandcrabsticks:

Been away from the computer for over 3 weeks - so back to the start with the ol’ drawing muscle.

Still - animals are my faveys - redditgetsdrawn request - ktbird7

sometimes you just have to do the first idea that comes to your head… and when i was writing the theme for this weeks spoonflower competition down in my calendar, i realised it was a word i wasn’t familar with the spelling of - so i said it phonetically and it came out Rhino - cer - roses - or Rhino Sir Roses. 
Maybe a little too much game of thrones? maybe a childhood of Disneys version of Robin Hood watched on repeat. Maybe a bit of both…
this design will be votable as of wednesday morning using THIS LINK if you so fancy.

sometimes you just have to do the first idea that comes to your head… and when i was writing the theme for this weeks spoonflower competition down in my calendar, i realised it was a word i wasn’t familar with the spelling of - so i said it phonetically and it came out Rhino - cer - roses - or Rhino Sir Roses. 

Maybe a little too much game of thrones? maybe a childhood of Disneys version of Robin Hood watched on repeat. Maybe a bit of both…

this design will be votable as of wednesday morning using THIS LINK if you so fancy.