Box peeps

I love these boxes. They’re cute and fun to make but, more importantly, they are inspired by sketches created by my 12-year-old daughter. She’s very creative and reminds me, in so many ways, of what I was like at her age. I make a concerted effort to let her do her own thing and regardless of my hands off approach there is no denying that she is a lot like me.

Catalina started drawing these characters last year. The first time I worked with them I turned them into a pattern for products in my Society6 shop (the tote bag is my favorite).

 

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Now we have paper Box Peeps. They were surprisingly a little harder to figure out than I thought they’d be. Regardless, I think they’re a good representation of Catalina’s original idea. She did give me a few pointers and I asked her advice on things like the eyes and the outfits. I got her seal of approval. Part of the proceeds of the sales of these boxes will go straight to her piggy bank. She fully deserves it!

As you can see the set comes with two boxes (a boy and a girl) and matching cards. Think of how many ways you can dress these up. I’m already picturing a fun bride and groom. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Garden & hearts

The more I explore and stretch with my ink illustrations the more I see it overlapping with my paper projects. My new Garden Heart Gift Set is another example of that.

At first, I wanted to create a heart shaped box because I was thinking of Valentine’s Day gifts. But what about the versatility of a heart box and what about other celebrations like a wedding? Picture a white box with gold or silver accents. I think that would work well to give a couple on their special day.

This set includes two boxes (one taller, one shorter) and two different cover options so that you can pick whatever works best for you. There are also dividers for both boxes that will create 16 spaces for your favorite sweets. If you don’t use the dividers the box is perfect for an assortment of gifts.

I had to keep my husband and the kids under a severe threat of getting in trouble with me if they touched the chocolates before I had a chance to take photos. They have THE biggest sweet tooth (ok.. we!). Chocolate doesn’t have a chance around here!

New licensing policy

Over the holidays, I was sick for a couple of weeks so I was forced to slow down. It gave me a lot of time to think and evaluate what I want in the new year. My resolution for 2016 is to surrender and let the chips fall where they may.

Along those lines falls something I’ve been mulling for a very long time. So, here it is…  I’ve decided that it is time to offer limited commercial licenses for small crafters. It may not seem like much since there are other designers that do the same. But it’s a big step for me — especially the part of how to start this side of my business.

As I thought about the type of licensing agreement I’d offer I kept going back and forth between the common license per item that other designers offer and the free angel policy that large cutting machine manufacturers offer. I’ve always been torn between the two. So, I’ve decided to do something a bit different.

My licensing agreement will be closer to a free angel policy with the exception that I’m adding a one-time licensing fee that will entitle an individual crafter to sell crafts using A Little Hut files. I think the one-time fee makes it easier for everyone. I can keep a running list of authorized licensees and crafters will only need to keep a count of their annual sales (only 400 items can be sold per calendar year of each file). It’s easy and it’s reasonable.

I truly believe that if we help one another we can all do great things. I have finally understood that my favorite thing to do is to offer the tools or bases for you to add your dose of creativity and flair. Now you will have the opportunity to sell some of your handiwork as well.

I’m excited to share this new phase of A Little Hut and I can’t wait to see where you go with my files!

If you are interested in selling crafts using A Little Hut files you MUST read our licensing agreement first and then purchase the license. Please respect the terms and if you have any questions feel free to contact me before paying for a license. Please note that this licensing agreement is only for small independent crafters with home-based cutting machines.

If you are a large manufacturer and you’re interested in licensing A Little Hut designs please contact me for further information.

Hello again!

Hello and welcome!

We’re so happy to finally lift the curtain up on this project even if it took us longer than expected. We transferred all our site from one platform to another and the learning curve slowed us down. The important thing is that in the end we’ve made major improvements to the site. We hope that you enjoy looking around and if you find anything that’s glaringly wrong or doesn’t work please feel free to let us know. We want this to be a great place for you to visit. We’re very happy to be back.

By the way, when I say “we” I really mean “we”. I could not have done any of this without my husband’s amazing help. Gustavo is such a huge behind the scenes support in every way possible. So, a huge thank you to him!

Here we go!

 

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