etsy shop, Graphic Design, pink toe press, Screen Printing, Uncategorized

Unicorn Tote Bags in Gold

I’m sure you know by now…but I sure do like unicorns!

A while back I shared some photos of a new item in my Etsy Shop… my Unicorn Tote Bags in Blue and Pink. Now they’re available in gold AND with a different color variation: Gold unicorn with white mane and White unicorn with gold mane.

 

This is one of my new favorite items… and definitely a favorite color-way.tote_unicorn_gold

Artwork, Screen Printing

Unicorn Tote Bags

Summer is in full swing and so are some new tote bags in my Etsy Shop! I’m loving these cute little unicorn bags. Each print is hand-pulled by Yours Truly. Available in pink and blue for now, but more colors are coming soon!

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Front and back designs

etsy shop, handmade, lunch bags

Lunch is Served: Upcycled Reusable Tote Lunch Bags

In my last post I talked about my newest Oilcloth Lunch Bags! I am happy to introduce my Up-Cycled Market Tote Lunch Bags! They are made from Trader Joe’s tote bags that have been repurposed into cute little lunch bags!

Lunchbag made from upcycled totes

I tried to respect the original design of the bags, while still making the bags interesting and unique. Velcro closures keep the bags shut when they are in the fridge. They are spacious and can fit a tupperware, sandwich, soda, and even an apple.

Lunchbag made from upcycled totes

Use the velcro or a clothespin if you need a little extra space on top.

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Designs available are: NAUTICAL and NYC New York.

I am working on getting different designs from other regions. Stay tuned. For now, check out my Etsy Shop for available designs.

etsy shop, Fiber Arts, handmade

Lunch is Served: Reusable Lunch Bags

Looking for a fun and functional way to make sure your lunch doesn’t get gobbled up by coworkers in the office fridge? Look no further than the Pink Toe Press reusable lunch bags made from oilcloth fabric.

These adorable totes are made from 100% polyester oilcloth. They are durable and easy to clean. Easy to store flat when empty, and secured with velcro (and a clothespin is included too) so that your lunch is safe in the fridge.

Oilcloth lunch bag“Retro Rose” is the most popular design!

All the other designs are quite cute too!   

Each bag is handmade by yours truly. Bags are each a little different due to the pattern variations. They are super cute and have a contrasting fabric on the sides.

Oilcloth lunch bag

There’s several designs available in my Etsy Shop. Each bag is sturdy and colorful. They come with a little eyelet in the corner to hang a nametag. They come with a paper tag, but you can get a more durable (matching!) oilcloth tag to really complete the classic look. You can use the name tag as a luggage tag as well!

Oilcloth lunch bag

And here are the tags: They are great for identifying luggage, lunch bags, even gym bags! Put one on your yoga bag too! They are currently 1/2 price when you purchase them with your lunch bag. What a deal!

oilcloth tag

Drawings, etsy shop, Graphic Design

Ode to the Weekend

Oh, weekend. Would a Saturday by any other name be as sweet?

This fun tote is a new design in my Etsy Shop. Screen printed using water-based inks and made from an original hand-lettered illustration, this tote is perfect for any day of the week!

Weekend Tote

It is the perfect size for fitting all sorts of things from books to cameras, groceries to beach towels. The totes were handmade by yours truly; 13 x 13 inches with sturdy straps. Each bag is hand-printed in my home studio.

Weekend Tote

Lovely ligatures and fun flourishes make for a great bag. Back of bag is imprinted with the Pink Toe Press logo.

etsy shop, Screen Printing

A Healthy Glow

The other day I mentioned that I picked up some new inks for my screen printing press that GLOW IN THE DARK. I was finally able to use them yesterday afternoon. I am so pleased with how they turned out…

Glow-in-the-dark Tote BagThe color really TEALS the deal for me…

I absolutely love the teal color. I was a little nervous that the inks would be difficult to clean out of my screen (they weren’t!) and that they would be too transparent like my other glow-in-the-dark ink. Fortunately, they were not too transparent on a light-colored fabric. I did try making a print on some darker-colored fabrics and it was difficult to see the design. I will need to put a layer of white ink down if I want to print on darker fabrics.

I am sure you are wondering whether or not the ink actually glows too… IT DOES! Here are some photos I snapped with my camera. Unfortunately my camera did not take the best photos in the dark, but you can totally see the glowing. The actual glow was brighter than this. Too cool!

Glow-in-the-dark Tote Bag: detailLet it GLOW!

I think these bags turned out great! And this glow was after a very short charge under a lamp. I think they are a cool bag for kids. (Or adults!)

Glow-in-the-dark Tote Bag: detailFor good planners: These would make excellent Trick-or-Treat bags!

Of course, they are available in the Pink Toe Press Etsy Shop.

Screen Printing

Let it GLOW!

Let it GLOW, let it glow!

New Screen Printing Ink

I always love going to brick-and-mortar locally owned art supply stores. I stopped by Hyatt’s in Clarence yesterday and picked up a few goodies. (Yes, I did this instead of watching the Super Bowl) The thing I am most excited about is the new ink for my screen printing press. It’s a teal GLOW-IN THE-DARK ink. I have a glow-in-the-dark ink that is an almost-clear overlay ink, I really like it, but it is very transparent and doesn’t work well on certain fabrics. I mostly use that ink for painting on paper, to be very honest. I was so excited to get  this one because it is a beautiful teal color AND it glows in the dark. I can’t wait to use this!!!

Artwork, Fiber Arts, Screen Printing

Feliz Dia De Los Muertos

calavera tote bagHappy “Dia De Los Muertos”, Everyone!

Today we celebrate the “Day of the Dead” with a new tote bag from Pink Toe Press! This bag was designed by Yours Truly and was hand-printed in Burbank, CA. This new bag design is currently available at Rocket Fizz Burbank and in my Etsy shop! This bag is a great tote bag for Day of the Dead, of course, but the design is great for using all year round! Bring a bag to market for your groceries or fill it with books for class. The bag itself measures 13 inches by 13 inches and is made from durable cotton canvas, so you can tote just about anything in this great Calavera Tote Bag!

Fiber Arts, New Artwork, Screen Printing

Sneak Peek of New Tote Bag Design

Boo!

calavera tote bagJust in time for October, this new tote bag is great for the upcoming season!!!

Made from an original illustration, this design is printed on cotton canvas tote bags. Can you guess the design? That’s right! It’s a Calavera from Dia De Los Muertos, or a Mexican Sugar Skull from “Day of the Dead”. I hand-drew the design and processed it in to a silk screen. More photos to come, and perhaps more colors too?

Fiber Arts, Screen Printing

Take Me With You

Wouldn’t it be great if you never forgot your reusable bags when you went shopping at the grocery store? Tired of being taken over by plastic bags in your pantry? Wouldn’t it be nice to get a friendly reminder to be more “Green” and to not forget your bags? Well, I’ve got the answer for you…

Take Me Tote GreenIntroducing the “Take Me With You” Tote Bag! A great cotton canvas tote bag that reminds you ever-so-nicely to, well, not forget it! Bring this bag with you everywhere you go for groceries, library trips, or just for everyday toting of things! The fun lettering makes it a great bag for every day use too! Put it in your car or hang it on your door so that you’ll never forget to bring a bag with you when you go shopping!

Take Me Tote GreyAvailable in various colors in my Etsy Shop!