Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Nell's travels! (with her trusty tote!)

Our amazing lovely friend Nell has flown the Brighton nest and gone off to explore the other side of the world! Just before heading off to Thailand and Australia for gawd knows how long, Nell bought one of our 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' tote bags. We made her promise to take a couple of snaps of her and her tote in exotic locations...little did we know it would feature so frequently! These pics are making us ridiculously happy and seething with jealousy all at the same time. 
Love you Nell! :o)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Renegade! :o)

Phew! We had the most AMAZING weekend at Renegade Craft Fair in The Old Truman Brewery! Am going to attempt to piece together this blogpost but to be honest my brain is utterly frazzled now, apologies in advance. We'd never done anything on this scale fact we'd never done anything outside of Brighton before and it's fair to say we were utterly terrified! My hands were shaking so much on Saturday morning I could barely put our first customers purchase in a bag! We soon got in to the swing of it though and had such a fantastic response to our designs we were a bit dumbfounded!
We launched a couple of new designs over the weekend including our "I Like a Nice Lion on a Sunday' screen print...which to be honest stole the show, we felt a bit sorry for our other designs! One lady was actually crying with laughter when she saw it! It's such a relief to find out people "get" our work! We also launched our new Batman design!
We shared our booth space with the lovely Mel of Mellybee and we're sooo grateful to her as we would never have been at Renegade if she hadn't contacted us through Facebook and asked if we'd like to share. At the time we'd only done a few small fairs and couldn't imagine doing something as HUGE as Renegade!
We love Mel's mini totes and her gingerbread man cushion! 
Check out her work here.
What made Renegade extra special was getting to meet so many fellow makers who we chat to over twitter all the time and who's work we LOVE. I hope you all didn't think I was a bit nuts, I totally forgot to eat anything on the Saturday! I really wish you all lived in Brighton and we could hang out. I kindly waited until 5pm on Sunday to run around taking photos when everyone was feeling tired and sweaty! One of the people we've been following for a long time and were really excited to meet was Kirsty of Lovely Pigeon...
Fellow Brightonians and purveyors of awesome (rawrsome?!) dinosaurs and more Karli and Jacques of Designosaur...

The ridiculously talented Sarah of Magasin...(wish we'd had chance to hang out and chat about bird tattoos!)
Jo of HAM...we've been stalking her work online for ages now and she was so sweet to agree to do a screenprint swap, we can't wait to frame our Bouncing Rabbit!
We were also excited to meet the mega talented Alice of Birds in Hats..we're obsessed with her work!
It was also a pleasure to meet Sally of Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes...her stall was sooo colourful and her jewellery exactly my cuppa tea!
And more ridiculously cute jewellery from Custom Made!
Laaaast but not least a massive shout out to our booth neighbour, the crazy talented Sean Mort Print Shop who kept us amused all weekend and gave us some brilliant advice...check out his work it's ace!
We could go on! We also hung out with the Folksy team who were fantastic, got to meet James and Josephene from Blog & Buy Sale and our twitter friend the very talented Charlotte Vallance! We're counting down the days until next year's show already!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Renegade Craft Fair 2012

September 15 & 1611am-6pm at the Old Truman Brewery

We are EXTREMELY excited to be taking part in the 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair London next weekend! Renegade is a massive marketplace event which showcases the talents of hundreds of indie-craft artists of all varieties. With years of amazing success in Brooklyn, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Austin...Renegade returns to London and the gorgeous Truman Brewery. In their own words:

"The Renegade Craft Fair differs from traditional arts and craft fairs by focusing on DIY and indie-craft culture. Each individual fair is juried from hundreds of applications to purposefully feature a curated, eclectic array of young and emergent designers producing original and handmade goods in a wide variety of media. We feature artists with a Do It Yourself spirit – creating innovative work using traditional craft methods, but not based on preexisting patterns or products. Each event features paper goods, housewares, ceramics, bath products, jewelry, craft kits, accessories, clothing, comics, knits, curios, collectibles, artwork, and so much more!"

Renegade_fair Hand_cut_signage Special_offers
As we are super duper excited to be part of Renegade and doing our first EVER London fair, we thought it's only right to do some exciting offers over the weekend.

Our A3 screen prints are very close to our hearts as they are the first products we launched hello DODO with. Each is designed and handprinted by us in our tiny little flat. If you're looking for fun, clever, colourful prints for your own walls or to give as a gift, we're offering Renegade visitors a special price of just £20 each or £35 for two

We recently produced a lovely set of affordable relief prints. Each is designed, hand cut and hand printed by ourselves. You can grab them over the weekend for just £3 each! :o) 
Relief_montage Mix_Match
We've got a great selection of quirky greetings cards & badges. We'll be offering a 'mix and match' offer for all customers, 3 for £5 or £2 each.
We're super excited to have some NEW products to show you too! Come down for the first peek :o) 

We'll also have our popular handprinted tote bags, A4 screen prints, and A3/A4 digital prints on sale. Sooo... If you're in London at the weekend do pop by and say hello! We our sharing a booth space with the lovely Mellybee, be sure to check out her work too! Other favourites who we can't wait to meet include Lovely Pigeon, Designosaur, Magasin, Birds in Hats and Ladybird Likes :o)


Sunday, 2 September 2012

Dodo Love Tote :o)

Brand new to the hello DODO shop, one of our original and much-loved designs...Dodo Love on tote bags! A fun and quirky design which you can take with you on all your adventures, be it popping to the shop for a loaf or braving crazy rogue squirrels in the park!
Dodo Love tote now available in the hello DODO shop!
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