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It’s lovely to see Drawn by Rhiannon items in their new homes!

I spend so much time designing and making all these items that it’s brilliant to see them in their new homes. When your order arrives, simply take a snap of your new item and upload to Instagram or Facebook. Don’t forget to tag @drawnbyrhiannon so I can see them!

It doesn’t need to be anything fancy, just a quick snap of your new item in use, or just out of the packaging!

It’s great to know that your order has arrived safely and that you love it!

It’s been especially fun seeing the beeswax wraps in use. So pleased so many of you are embracing a more eco-friendly lifestyle!

Every time you upload a photo of your purchase to social media and tag @drawnbyrhiannon, you’ll be entered in to a prize draw to win a £10 Drawn by Rhiannon gift voucher to spend on anything you want!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone and get snapping and sharing!

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When your pet rabbit is this cute you can’t not make a print design inspired by her.

Cucumber, the inspiration behind the new rabbit print

If you’re a follower of Drawn by Rhiannon on social media, you no doubt will have seen the odd snap of my pet rabbit.

I’ve had Cucumber from when she was a bunny and she’s the only pet I’ve ever had so she’s really super special. She’s a mini lionhead rabbit which means she has small sticky-up ears and she has a big fluffy mane just like a lion. Cucumber is particularly fluffy, as most lionhead rabbits lose the long fur on the rest of their body after the first shed but Cucumber keeps hers all year round. Every time we go to the vet she has a crowd of people coming to look at her and she looooves the attention.

Cucumber the mini lionhead rabbit
Cucumber showing off her fabulous mane

She also has the best personality of any rabbit I’ve met. She is really clever (she hid her food under the hutch to convince me she’d eaten it all so I’d buy her new food) and can be really cheeky sometimes, but most of the time she’s just super lovely. She loves hopping around the garden and then sitting on the sofa watching TV in the evening. All of this just makes her the best rabbit ever – no offence to all the other rabbits out there! So I just knew I had to make a print design inspired by her.

Cucumber the mini lionhead rabbit
It can be hard to get a photo of her sitting still as she hops super quickly

One of her favourite activities seems to be rabbit yoga as she does some crazy stretches like she’s in a yoga class. I wanted to include some of her best poses in the print design so I followed her round for a few days to try and capture her different positions. Most of them were pretty fuzzy so not share-worthy but they were good enough for me to get the structure of her frame right.

Keep an eye out for the next post to see the drawing stages of the print design…

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How have I not designed a panda print already??

Drawn by Rhiannon panda

You may not know this but I love pandas. They’re so cute and don’t even get me started on when they do roly polys. Last year, thanks to my lovely sister, I was lucky enough to visit Edinburgh zoo and see the pandas there. By some miracle, neither of them were asleep and they were both up and walking around so I got some brilliant photos of them.

Drawn by Rhiannon panda

So when it came to brainstorming new print designs for the new year I thought “Wouldn’t it be great to design a panda print?” and that’s exactly what I did…

Check out the next post for the print design work in progress!

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A quick introduction

Drawn by Rhiannon

Seeing as I’ve started this new blog and some of you are new to Drawn by Rhiannon, I thought I would make a post of a quick introduction so you know who’s talking to you.

This is me! I’m not a fan of having my photo taken so you won’t see my face much around here (but if you ever want to talk to me face-to-face, come and visit me at a market! Find a list of events here).
I studied Fashion Graphics at Southampton Solent University and graduated with a First Class Honours. I’m going to do a whole different blog post about how I got into print design and my process, but for now, here’s some random facts about me to get a sneak peek into the designer behind Drawn by Rhiannon.

  1. Just in case you weren’t sure, my name is Rhiannon and I like to draw.
  2. I live in Newcastle Upon Tyne by the sea and I love it here! The beach is my absolute happy place and gives me so much inspiration.
  3. I’m not originally from here so don’t be surprised when I don’t talk with a Geordie accent. I’ve moved all over but grew up in Derbyshire.
  4. I have a ridiculously cute pet rabbit called Cucumber. If you follow Drawn by Rhiannon on social media you’ll see snaps of her now and again on there.
  5. I am most definitely a sweet person rather than savoury. I can’t get through the day without chocolate and biscuits!
  6. I love travelling. I’m always saving up for the next adventure to experience new cultures, food and print inspiration.
  7. I’m big into music, especially rock and jazz. I used to play the flute but now my main instrument is the ukulele. In total I have two ukuleles, two guitars, a flute, a keyboard, bongos and maracas.
  8. If you hadn’t noticed from my print designs, I’m a fan of bright colours. My house is literally a rainbow.
  9. I really enjoy cooking and baking so you might see some foodie posts on here sometimes – would people be in to that?
  10. Finally, I love my job! Every day it amazes me that I’m lucky enough to do what I love for a living and I’m so thankful to all you lovely lot for making it possible by supporting me!

So that’s a little insight in to me, why not comment below with some random facts about you?