Site update - Feb 2018

Site update - Feb 2018

Site update - Feb 2018

Where to start...

As you would've noticed, if you follow ToastedDesigns, we've been very quiet lately. Sorry. Team Toasted has had a bit of a rough start to the year with all of us being ill (especially tiny toasted - his developing immune system is picking a fight with every virus in the south of England)!

Well, things are hopefully on the up (slowly), so we can start getting back to our 2018 plans. Here is a list of everything that has been postponed and that we hope to catch up on.

In no particular order we are going to:
  • Set up an Etsy store. We'll keep the one on this site running and updated as it is easier and quicker for us to use, but we hope by selling through Etsy we will raise awareness of what we do.
  • Do some more coaster designs. We've been thinking of a load of designs including monsters, robots, a Blade Runner set based on the prints we created and another couple of Natural History sets, to name a few.
  • Create our first commercial wooden poster. We created one for a new Jane Austen course being run by the University of Southampton, but we've been working on another original design, for what feels like forever. Hopefully it will be ready to prototype soon.
  • Continue to take commissions. We have a few projects in the pipeline, which is exciting! 
One thing that has slipped by the wayside is the story of the Jane Austen poster prototype. We used it as a chance to experiment with a new wood and it didn't work out brilliantly (hence the final choice of Oak, which did work out well)! It was going to be detailed in a blog post called "The Wrong Tree-source" which was a bad pun and nonsensical reference to Wallace and Gromit (I might be honest and say that it was a blogpost based on a pun)!

Anyway, the rest of Feb will still likely be quiet, but we are open for business. Here's to a happy and productive March onwards!