My Teal Giraffe

My Teal Giraffe

My Teal Giraffe Designs - Freelance graphic designer based in Godalming. My Teal Giraffe Crafts - Unique handmade crafts for sale online and in Godalming

Operating as usual

Haslemere Co-Lab have launched a new section to their website - local businesses and enterprises. Before Christmas, I worked with the team on the branding for their Virtual High Street - Haslemere, This is Haslemere and Haslemere Co-Lab. PM Getting it Done created this website about all things Haslemere. Have a read of my blog post about Branding and PM Getting It Done give you suggestions on what to consider when creating your website.

https://www.thisishaslemere.co.uk/branding-for-your-business

#haslemere #haslemerecolab #branding #community #buylocal #freelancegraphicdesigner

WBJ Designs got in touch for an update to his logo for his Web Design company. We have developed the logo using a similar colour palette

#logodesign #freelancegraphicdesigner #branding #wbjdesigns

I created this website for Willowtwisters, a couple of years ago, and have just updated it into a more advanced web builder within Wordpress Elementor. Hanna and Sara edit the content of their site themselves, so it is important that this process is as smooth as possible. The site is fully responsive (this is the Tablet version with the burger menu) and Elementor allows you to control what appears on different devices. It is great, for me, to be able to create the best web design solutions for my clients, without any coding

#elementor #willowtwisters #webdesign #wordpress #freelancegraphicdesigner #freelancewebdesigner

My baking has been described as “rustic but tastes nice” - luckily my book cover design is more successful! @harrietalicecakedesign makes the most beautiful cakes, that taste amazing, and she is sharing her wisdom in her new book “The Sugarcraft Dictionary”. It is available on Amazon.

#thesugarcraftdictionary #bookcoverdesign #freelancegraphicdesigner

Creating makes me happy 😊 . Whether it is designing a logo or needle felting a Sprout, I’m happy. Coming up with concepts in my trusty sketchbook, developing them with the client or, for the craft, running it past my son (he is brutally honest!) through to holding the final item or clicking through a finished website.

What makes you happy?

I have just added these Handmade Felt Christmas Pudding Decorations and Craft Kits to my Etsy site. Very limited edition

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Mytealgiraffecrafts

I have been working with the Haslemere Co-Lab to create this logo for their Virtual High Street initiative. Created for local small businesses to promote themselves and for local people to connect with these businesses

#haslemere #haslemerecolab #freelancegraphicdesigner #virtualhighstreet #branding #creatinganidentity

I’ve been updating my website with all the rebranding for @hogmoordistillery. Each bottle label design includes my illustrations of the botanicals included in each drink.

#hogmoordistillery #branding #freeancegraphicdesigner #botanicals #distillery

Hogmoor Distillery new boxes for their miniatures with their new comp slips. Glad you like them Kate.

Too beautiful to open. I don’t want to break that seal! Thank you @hogmoordistillery 😍🍸 I love your new branding.

#hampshire #gin #ginschool #distillery #localgin #gingingin #sipandshare #ginfluencer #gifted

My first batch of Sprouts have just gone to Yard Market. Viva la revolution! 😆

#yardmarket #sprouts #christmasdecorations #mytealgiraffecrafts #brussellsprouts #needlefelting #christmascrafts

It’s that time of year again! The Sprout Revolution 2020 is about to begin

#needlefelting #christmascrafts #mytealgiraffecrafts #felting #brusselsprouts #allthingsgreen

Here is the launch of the new products with my new labels. Each design is based on the ingredients and botanicals that go into the bottle, with an natural feel that represents the ethos of Hogmoor Distillery.

I’ve been waiting to try the Spiced Rum since Anthony first mentioned it and I will be stocking up on my favourite, You’re Gincredible.

We are pleased to announce our new drinks are now available to buy on our website
Spiced Rum - 500mls £34.95
Honey & Fig Vodka Liquor 500mls - £24.95
You’re GINcredible returns supporting Charlie’s Angels - 700mls - £37.95
Christmas tree baubles - 50mls £5.95 per bauble
Set of two baubles - £10.95
Set of Four baubles - £19.95
Please order online www.hogmoordistillery.co.uk
as opening hours at the distillery are limited

Sip & Share

A great interview by Sip & Share talking to Hogmoor Distillery about their gin and my new branding

Join us live online tonight to be in with a chance to win a full-sized bottle of their charity 'You're GIN-credible' gin and learn more about 'Charlies Angels' charity and why they're so important to the Hogmoor team.

Sip & Share

Talking about Hogmoor Distillery, their gin and the rebrand I have been working on.

Live Unboxing - Hogmoor Distillery (one of our party distillers!)

Very excited to be revealing the new labels for Hogmoor Distillery soon. You can guess the label and win a miniature (although if I’ve told you, you’re in the inner circle and therefore sworn to secrecy!)

We have a WINNER Brian Haite correctly guessed its HONEY & FIG
We are very excited here at Hogmoor Distillery to announce we are having a rebrand of our labels, still designed by the wonderful Caroline from My Teal Giraffe, here’s a little section of the label, who can guess what we are distilling, we are branching out soon as well, our spiced rum is nearly aged, vodka liqueur is sitting in the churn soaking up the flavours.A miniature bottle to the first person who guesses correctly the next drink and it’s flavour? (We will expand the photo every few days, so keep guessing)

I thought I’d pop my head up and say hello, as it’s been a while 👋 . Homeschooling, School holidays, Graphic Design freelance work and preparing to move house are keeping me busy, so I’m on a bit of a break from making new things to sell. My Etsy shop is still stocked and open (link in bio) but it’ll be a little while until new ideas can be realised (they’re in my head though). I’m still doing creative things, such as these birds for @ginamcartist with the kids but it’s going to be mainly child based crafts for a while. I still enjoy following all the wonderful things made by all you clever makers and will join you again soon (in my new Craft room 🤞)
#neverstopmaking #summerholidays #kidscrafts #etsyshopsofinstagram

My little model demonstrating the proper action when wearing a Mermaid hairband. She misses her swimming lessons! Available as Made to Order from my Etsy shop. Be more Mermaid 🧜‍♀️

#mermaid #underwater #headband #homemade #dressingup #felt #hairband #festivalfashion #childrensparties #smallbusiness #supportsmall #supportlocal

My Teal Giraffe

Hello all. I have been having a Social Media branding reshuffle and so changed my Instagram account name to @mytealgiraffecrafts. This will now be my Craft and Etsy shop and will stay the same, pretty much. My Graphic Design work will be on @mytealgiraffedesigns. I hope I haven’t confused you too much!

#rebrand #mytealgiraffecrafts #ducksinarow #crafting #smallbusiness #etsyshopsofinstagram #gettingorganised

I have joined the wonderful world of Etsy. All my handmade and illustrated items are now for sale here etsy.com/uk/shop/Mytealgiraffecrafts

#etsyshop #handmadecrafts #buysmall #etsysellersofinstagram #madebyme #mytealgiraffecrafts

Last in the headband series - the Mermaid 🧜‍♀️ Made by me from soft wool mix felt with some tulle to make it more underwatery. Perfect for both children and adults - one size fits all. At the moment I only have one for sale in my shop mytealgiraffe.com/shop. You don’t get the necklace but they’re not real pearls anyway! 🐚
#mermaid #underwater #headband #homemade #dressingup #felt #hairband #festivalfashion #childrensparties #smallbusiness #supportsmall #supportlocal

Find your hidden Dragon 🐉 The flowers are hand-made from soft wool mix felt on a green satin covered Alice hairband. Only one in my shop at the moment but more due to be made mytealgiraffe.com/shop 🍃
#dragon #headband #handmade #dressingup #felt #hairband #festivalfashion #childrensparties #smallbusiness #supportsmall #supportlocal

Designed for my dragon loving model (as you can tell!) 🐉 Dragon headband made from soft wool mix felt and glittery acrylic felt. Perfect for both children and adults - one size fits all. Only one in my shop at the moment but more due to be made mytealgiraffe.com/shop🍃
#dragon #grrrrrrr #headband #handmade #dressingup #felt #hairband #festivalfashion #childrensparties #smallbusiness #supportsmall #supportlocal

Feel magical in a felt Unicorn Hairband 🦄 Made from soft wool mix felt and glittery acrylic felt (who doesn’t love a sparkle!). Perfect for both children and adults - one size fits all. At the moment I only have two for sale at mytealgiraffe.com/shop so come take a look ✨

#unicorn #allthatglittersisgold #headband #handmade #dressingup #felt #hairband #festivalfashion #childrensparties #smallbusiness #supportsmall #supportlocal

My in-house model did a great job of showing off my Flower Fairy hairband. It also fits adults but I am a lot less photogenic! She has been wearing the prototype for months and has really tested its durability! mytealgiraffe.com/shop 🧚‍♀️ 🌸🌺

#flowerfairy #headband #homemade #dressingup #felt #hairband #festivalfashion #childrensparties #smallbusiness #supportsmall #supportlocal

Happy Sunny Thursday everyone ☀️. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I can launch my new products in my garden! This Flower Fairy Hairband is made by me from soft wool mix felt. Perfect for both children and adults - one size fits all. At the moment I only have two for sale at mytealgiraffe.com/shop so come take a look.
#flowerfairy #headband #homemade #dressingup #felt #hairband #festivalfashion #childrensparties

Drawing up some ideas. Non messy creativity during the week as all available space is taken up by either husband or kids’ craft!
#digitalillustration #illustration #roamfree #portablecreativity

Curiouser and curiouser! Something paper based that I’m working on
#illustration #downtherabbithole #illustrator #aliceinwonderland

Some digital sketching in the garden. I saw this pink in an advert and had to do an illustration to match!
#illustration #procreateapp #digitalsketches #garden

Each hug comes with a handwritten name of your choice, on watercolour paper. See link to shop in bio 🤗 ♥️

#sendahug #feltcreations #smallbusiness #socialdistancing #hug #handlettering @ Godalming

*NEW PRODUCT*

Are you missing giving hugs to friends and loved ones? You can now “Send a Hug” by post, complete with your choice of name, handwritten on a card, for £8 inc postage to UK. mytealgiraffe.com/product/send-a-hug 🤗 ♥️

#sendahug #feltcreations #smallbusiness #socialdistancing #hug #handlettering

Watts Gallery - Artists' Village

My Nature Craft Sun Catcher video for Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. Easy to make and creates lovely light 🦋 🐜

In this Sunday's Make Space tutorial, create a beautiful sun catcher to hang in the window using materials from indoors or out.

Don't forget to share your amazing creations with us on social media using the hashtag #wattsmakespace

A huge thank you to Caroline Burton of My Teal Giraffe for collaborating with us on this activity.
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Materials:
Black card or any you have at home
Tissue Paper or any bright scraps you have - cut into small pieces*
or flowers, leaves, moss, bark**
Sticks**
Scissors
Template - You can download PDF templates here: https://cutt.ly/Suncatcher-Templates
Sticky back plastic (or sellotape, clear parcel tape, tracing paper, acetate)
A pipe cleaner, or anything similar*
Hole punch
Ribbon or string

*for the tissue paper butterfly or bug only
**for the natural materials bug only

Instructions:
1. Cut the butterfly or bug template out of the card.
2. Place the template on top of the sticky back plastic (sticky side up)
3. Add tissue paper pieces or flowers, leaves, moss and bark until covered
4. Place another piece of sticky back plastic over the tissue or flowers
5. Cut out the butterfly or bug
6. Bend pipe cleaners into butterfly antenna and sellotape to the back*
7. Add sticks to the back of the bug with sellotape**
8. Punch a hole into the top and add ribbon or string

[04/26/20]   I’ve been working on a couple of “how to” videos for Watts Gallery - Artists' Village. The first was for Easter - “Marble Dyed Eggs”. Lots of fun and you can get some great colours from the peeled eggs. Make sure you hard boil the eggs first though! My second video will be out today

#wattsathome #marbledyedeggs #craftathome #eggcraft #makewiththekids

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-y7EUaDND8/?igshid=i8i7xn23h97i

Hogmoor Distillery have made this amazing coloured gin to thank the NHS and keyworkers. £10 per bottle will go to local charities. More details in their Instagram post. Label artwork created by me. They have also made some hand sanitiser for sale and local donations (see their Facebook post for details)
#bluegin #youregintastic #supportthenhs #labeldesign #hogmoordistillery #helpingoutthecommunity

Illustrated Birthday cards for all ages available in my online shop. I can even write the card with your own message, if you are short on time. Also sold in the Godalming High Street shop, Yard Market.

They are now selling some items online now, so do go visit them virtually for your fix of useful but beautiful things!

#illustration #unicorn #llama #birthdaycards #sayitwithallama #sayitwithaunicorn #yardmarket

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