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I'm Chloe, i'm an illustrator & Craftsperson from the UK.
I love drawing & making things and I am open to commissions or custom orders. Get in touch either through the 'ask' page or email me at cmcgannillustration@live.co.uk

R2-TEA-2 Teacup and Saucer 
Now available in my Etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/gallonsofink
Use the coupon code BEACHBALL at the checkout to get 25% off your order, valid until July the 30th

R2-TEA-2 Teacup and Saucer

Now available in my Etsy shop! www.etsy.com/shop/gallonsofink

Use the coupon code BEACHBALL at the checkout to get 25% off your order, valid until July the 30th

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes
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Lots of new items will be appearing in the shop in the next few days. Either Sunday or Monday depending on my plans over the weekend.
I’m also doing a special 25% off discount that will start on the same day that the new items are listed!

Follow www.etsy.com/shop/gallonsofink or www.facebook.com/gallonsofink (or this blog ofcourse) to hear when these will be up for grabs!

— 1 month ago with 4 notes
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I had a lovely day at Elsecar Heritage Centre yesterday. It was really busy and everyone I spoke to was lovely; had some great chats with other stallholders about their work too

One stallholder was a run by a group of people who work for The Monkey Bay Fund; they run a Nursery and feeding station in Monkey Bay, Malawi. I bought a sock Monkey Pirate from them which I was very excited about! Have a look at their website for more details: www.monkeybayfund.com


My highlights of the day were definitely my Nannan buying an ‘Ignition’ Tote bag to keep her knitting in (that bag features a Rabbit singing R Kellys Ignition to another Rabbit on it) and my Beaus Grandma buying a Tote bag that has a Humpback Whale on it singing ‘Baby got (hump)back’ by Sir Mixalot.

I’m pleased with how my stall looked, i’ve definitely got better at that since my first fair a couple of years ago! I didn’t take any Jewellery with me which is a first as I want to concentrate on more Illustration work in the future (including homewares because I love doing those)

Most items, including prints which I don’t usually sell online, will be up in my Etsy shop in the next few days

www.etsy.com/shop/gallonsofink

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
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Tomorrow! It’s indoors, so don’t worry about the rain! :)
Theres also a music event at Elsecar Cricket Club from 12pm onwards which is a 2 minute walk away. They have a bouncy castle, rides and stalls too ;)

Tomorrow! It’s indoors, so don’t worry about the rain! :)

Theres also a music event at Elsecar Cricket Club from 12pm onwards which is a 2 minute walk away. They have a bouncy castle, rides and stalls too ;)

— 1 month ago
#craft  #craft fair  #yorkshire craft  #elsecar heritage centre 
2 Days to go! I’m excited, i’ve never sold at Elsecar Heritage Centre before. Got loads of prints and homewares available; Star Wars themed things, singing hamster prints, Rabbits singing R Kelly Tote Bags, Swimming Polar Bear prints, Goody Bags containing rings & brooches, Space Capybara totes, colourful Rabbit cushions - something for everyone ;)

2 Days to go! I’m excited, i’ve never sold at Elsecar Heritage Centre before.

Got loads of prints and homewares available; Star Wars themed things, singing hamster prints, Rabbits singing R Kelly Tote Bags, Swimming Polar Bear prints, Goody Bags containing rings & brooches, Space Capybara totes, colourful Rabbit cushions - something for everyone ;)

— 1 month ago with 1 note
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Today is so lovely! I have been in the house a lot working on things for a craft fair in a couple of weeks, but I ventured outside with Golden Boy for a bit to do my drawing a day. I also added another Blue Tit to the Espresso cup. It’s the first time i’ve winged it (no pun intended) with a Homewares piece,  but I like how it’s going :)

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
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New item in time for my next Craft Fair! I’m pleased with how these are looking so far. I’m so used to just working mainly in black and white that it becomes gradually more scary the more colour that I put on to something.

These just need a little bit more detail on the flowers and branch around the rest of the pots then they should be finished!

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
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I’ve been working loads being a badass tidy uppererer and sales assistant at the shop where I work so apart from my sketch a day (which i’m reluctant to upload as they’re not great the past few weeks worth..) i’ve not been up to much creatively.
However I did win a Monster Hand Puppet making kit at work last week which I put together last night. There were 2 in the pack so I made them to look like me and my Beau. I will keep the Monster version of him (Greeny on the right) and I will give him the Monster version of me (left)

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
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erin loves earl: my handmade business →

YES! Great article about how handmade items are priced, and why they cost more than mass produced items by big companies.

Whenever I hear someone complain about prices at craft fairs (whether it be one of my products or another sellers) and also online, I just want to scream at them to try making something themselves and see how long it takes! It takes a lot of care and time to make something. I work 3 - 4 days a week as a sales assistant, and the last few weeks I’ve been working 5 or 6; and having a small business on the side is very tiring (although I do love it a lot, so I try not to complain)

It’s hard to price items. You’re torn between making what the item is worth while not wanting to out price buyers. And postage can also cost a lot, particularly for items such as teapots etc. that I sell, so I do struggle with pricing when the postage costs almost as much as the item

 

— 2 months ago
#craft  #handmade 
Drawing Pigs doing proper ballerina poses is harder than you’d think due to their lack of wrists and ankles

Drawing Pigs doing proper ballerina poses is harder than you’d think due to their lack of wrists and ankles

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#artists on tumblr  #pig  #ballerina  #ballet  #teacup  #pig teacup  #custom  #gallons of ink  #chloe mcgann  #craft  #crafts 

Today I finally got around to taking photos of my Spring Bunnies cushions & hanging decorations. I’ve also drawn them Daisy tags and painted tiny Vegetables and given them all Vegetable names

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
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These will hopefully be up for sale in the next few days, just need to add tags to the mini ones!

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— 4 months ago with 13 notes
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Available here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GallonsOfInk

Insert the coupon code SPRINGFORWARD at the checkout to get 20% off your order (minimum £10 spend, offer valid until April 14th)

Available here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GallonsOfInk

Insert the coupon code SPRINGFORWARD at the checkout to get 20% off your order (minimum £10 spend, offer valid until April 14th)

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
#artists on tumblr  #gallons of ink  #bear  #bear teacup  #illustration  #craft  #crafts 
Available here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GallonsOfInk

Insert the coupon code SPRINGFORWARD at the checkout to get 20% off your order (minimum £10 spend, offer valid until April 14th)

Available here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/GallonsOfInk

Insert the coupon code SPRINGFORWARD at the checkout to get 20% off your order (minimum £10 spend, offer valid until April 14th)

— 4 months ago with 3 notes
#r2d2  #star wars  #star wars teapot  #artists on tumblr  #chloe mcgann  #gallons of ink  #star wars homewares  #craft  #crafts