Friday, 19 August 2016

HOLIDAYS & BEING A BAD BLOGGER

 








So I've just got back from my holiday today, I'm scrolling through my camera... & thinking shit, I have literally got no photos! I am the worst blogger ever.
I think to be completely honest, I needed this break SO much, that I didn't want to be snapping my outfits (also I didn't wear any make up for 90% of the week & no one wants to see that). I have been so super busy working the whole year, that I just didn't want to consider what I was wearing. I think I'm allowed that 1 week out of 52, right? I wore the same Zara jumpsuit for about 4 days and if I wasn't wearing that it was my old battered Levis or a bikini. I just needed a break. Also, I didn't have my boyfriend with me, and God bless her soul my Mums not too nifty with a camera.
So I do apologise, I feel really bad that now I'm back and in work mode already (ive been back 2 hours and am working!) I dont really have anything to blog about. But here's some nice scenery & a Grazia mag.


Sorry not sorry.

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Monday, 8 August 2016

HELEN HIRD ILLUSTRATIONS









 


I cannot tell you how happy I am to be writing this post. For the last year I have been working my little butt off for my one woman business. If I'm not at work work (my retail job) I'm working at home. I could probably count my proper full days off on one hand. So It's so rewarding to finally have my website complete with shop! I am completely technology illiterate, I can just about run my blog, but any website building is far beyond my capabilities. Luckily, I have a friend who is in the website business... he has his own business in fact. So he has helped me every single step of the way, been at the end of the phone when I've done something wrong and am having a melt down, and very patiently gone through every little step with me while I've scribbled various illegible notes down. Also, I don't think he's done all this because we're friends. I think he would do it for any of his clients, and it's just the really personal way he wants to run his business. So if any of you are thinking of getting your own website, or even need help with your blog then give him a shout. You can find him at Pud Design.
 
I thought id share with you a few prints and cards that I have up on in my brand new shop. I've branched out a little bit from just fashion illustration and have dabbled in beauty and accessories, and I'm really pleased with the outcome in the form of my perfume bottle & lipstick prints. They've been really popular so I think I will be giving more of this sort of thing a go. Nail varnish is next on the agenda. Plus I really enjoy it! I'm also going to try not to restock things once the batch is sold. I want to keep it really fresh and kind of exclusive. Limited edition if you will! So hopefully I will be updating the shop with new bits and bobs quite regularly.
 
It's also worth mentioning that Bridal and wedding pieces are still my thang. Although obviously I don't do prints of these... who wants someone random in a wedding dress on their wall. It's all about the personalisation with these pieces. After all, its the most important day of your life in the prettiest dress you will ever wear. They're super popular for gifts as well. So if you're looking for a unique, personal gift for your Bridesmaid, Best friend, husband, wife, whoever it happens to be, then you can drop me a message via my contact page and i'll be sure to get back to you with all the deets!
 
I have worked, and continue to work really hard for myself, and I'm not ashamed to say how proud I am of me. I have never studied business, I am useless with technology and I'm not the brightest tool in the box, but I'm giving it my best shot. So I'm going to take great pleasure in clicking the publish button on this post and sharing my blood, sweat and tears with you all.
 
 
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