I’m going back to basics!

Happy New Year! I’m starting the new year with a bang and launching a brand new range of products tonight, Sunday the 8th of January at 7pm.

The new collection will be sold on Mwydro’s Etsy shop and will feature:

  • Cardiau Cyfarch Cymraeg for all occasions including Birthdays, Weddings, Engagements, Good Luck, and Santes Dwynwen (which is coming up later this month!)
  • Personalised Prints in a variety of themes, where customers can choose any text of their liking..
  • And finally, what I’m most excited about – Welsh Language Sticker Sheets! These came from a fair few suggestions from my followers on Instagram and they’ll be available in a variety of themes including Welsh Learner, Self-Care, Small Business Owner and Farming.

Back to my roots

If you’re new to Mwydro, you may not know that the business started off creating handmade cards and selling them in craft fairs way back in 2019 when the business was founded.

Here’s me at one of my many craft fairs back in 2019 with my mother’s dismantled bathroom cabinet as a display stand

When the pandemic came and all fairs were cancelled I used a grant to invest in an iPad and taught myself the art of digital illustration and then GIF Design and over time, that has adapted to become the business’ main focus. If you’re a fan of my GIFs, don’t worry, that’ll still remain a big part of the business, it’s just I really wanted to put my digital illustration skills into more use and get back into the product world!

Walking around craft fairs this past year and chatting to all my friends who had stalls I had this pang of jealousy that I wasn’t there with them. So, I decided to act on that and get cracking with creating some products.

My inspiration came from participating in Liz Mosley and Papergraphie’s #52PatternsAYear Challenge. It was the first time in a long time that I got to work on a passion project and after a few weeks I was bursting with creative ideas and inspiration. That’s why you’ll see that many of my designs for this collection are also repeat patterns, so have the scope to be transformed into further products or clothing in the future.

The Launch

Over this past week I’ve been sharing some sneak peeks of the new collection over on my Instagram page. So if you haven’t seen them yet, be sure to pop by for a look.

It’s been a few months of very hard work and I truly hope it pays off and that you’ll enjoy the collection. Even if you’re not looking to buy, a simple share goes a long way for a small business owner!

Cyhoeddwyd gan Mwydro

Illustrator and GIF Artist

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