T- Shirt Proofs: Jolly and Hodie and Lucy Farfort

Well hello again! We’re quite the ones for exciting updates, no?

We can now confirm that the sixth designer collaborating with us is Jodie Clay, of Jolly and Hodie.

Jolly and Hodie is a childrenswear range, designed and crafted by Jodie. The clothes are created using traditional crafting techniques such as patchworking, and the patterns are drafted by Jody from original 70s blocks. Find Jolly and Hodie on etsy and folksy.

This is a proof of Jodie’s design for Mimi and Will.

Treehouse by Jodie Clay for Mimi and Will
Treehouse by Jodie Clay for Mimi and Will

And talking of proofs, here’s the proof of Lucy Farfort‘s design, Jelly Loves Ice Cream.

Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will
Jelly Loves Ice Cream by Lucy Farfort for Mimi and Will

Excited? Head on over to Mimi and Will’s Indiegogo page and place your orders!

Designing with kids

We wrote a few days ago about Mica Angela Hendricks, who let her daughter draw in her sketch book and created some amazing art.

Here’s another post about parent/ child art collaborations: The Original Thread created a dinosaur pattern for a competition on Spoonflower, using her children’s dinosaur drawings as a basis for the design. She explains how she took the original drawings, altered them slighty (with the approval of her children) and involved her daughter in the colour selection for the final design. The results are charming! See the drawings from all stages of the process on The Original Thread blog.

Dinosaur Cushion By the Original Thread
Dinosaur Cushion By the Original Thread

Have a look at The Original Thread on Society 6 to buy some of her designs. Images courtesy of The Original Thread.

Lucy Farfort

Yesterday I said we’d confirmed two new designers would be contributing to our launch range. I am delighted to say that the first new designer is Lucy Farfort.

Lucy’s an  illustrator and graphic designer based in Newcastle. She specialises in illustration for children, likes drawing animals, and loves treehouses.

We’ll be sharing Lucy’s design very shortly… and revealing who our sixth designer collaboration is with. Check us! We’re so mysterious…

Have a nice Friday!

Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald

Our second design is ‘Winter of Our Discount Tents’ by Laura Donald. This was an existing design that Laura had, that she’s licensed to us for children’s shirts.

Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald
Winter of Our Discount Tents by Laura Donald

We’re offering in it yellow and brown inks, printed on a natural/ white organic tee.

Laura blogs at dropstitch. As well as having mad illustrating skillz (as the young people, er…, don’t say), she’s a sewer and a crafter- you can check out some of her projects on her flickr stream. She also apparently used to be in a band called Annalise And The Messiah. Oh yes. Read about it on dropstitch.

Supersaurus by Neil Slorance

We’re going to be updating this blog with pictures of the final t-shirt designs and some more about the artists and designers who we’re working with. First up is Neil Slorance , who designed Supersaurus for us. It’s available in white and is screenprinted onto an organic cotton t-shirt. Like all our designs, it’s suitable for boys or girls. Find out a bit more about Neil after the pics:

Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance

Neil draws things and does comics. You can buy his acclaimed book (nominated for several Scottish Indie Comic Book Alliance awards, don’t you know) , The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal from his etsy shop or buy it on Kindle.

Here’s a pic I took of a painting of Neil’s that I have.

Painting by Neil Slorance
Painting by Neil Slorance

I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s been described as follows:
“The dragon guy is firing the robot and it has made him not very happy. I like it, it is orange”

You can see more of Neil’s art on his tumblr.

Collaborating with a 4-year old.

it’s been quite a day for us here at Mimi and Will. We launched the campaign on Indiegogo (yay!) and had our first order (double yay!). So, as it’s Saturday night, I thought I would collapse in an exhausted heap  relax, and see what the rest of the internets has to offer this evening.

I didn’t have to look far before I found this beautiful project by artist Mica Angela Hendricks. Mica’s a professional illustrator who, reluctantly at first, allowed her four-year-old daughter to finish off her illustrations. The results are amazing.

Art by Mica Angela Hendricks
Art by Mica Angela Hendricks

If you like them, you can get prints from Society 6.

via The Mary Sue