Welcome to Jenny Allsorts, my cheery little blog! Hello! I'm Jenny... illustrator, designer, and generally artsy craftsy person, and this is where I share projects, ideas and such, and natter on about this and that. I love all things stitchy, papery and vintage. Pull up a comfy chair and have a cup of tea!
How's about a little freebie? I've used these guys for mini-garlands and as dangles on my spooky Halloween tree, but they'd be cute as cupcake toppers, too! Right-click the name below to download the jpg, then print on card stock or glossy photo paper and cut out.
In other unrelated news, it finally turned cooler here, so I'm much more in the autumnal spirit. In a brief spurt of motivation, I rooted through the attic and wrestled down the boxes of Fall/Halloween decorations. Don't know how far I'll get in putting anything up, but at least I'm feeling more inspired!
This has been a day of learning for me. I figured out how to shoot video with my iPhone, how to get it onto YouTube, how to embed it in a blog post, and here it is! I decided it was the best way to show my latest interactive book for iPad. It features Zoe, my little rag-doll alter-ego and her annual indecision over what to wear on Halloween. And you get to hear my squeaky little voice! I swear I'm older than the 8-year-old I sound like. Ack. Maybe my next book should be about mice. :o\
As you see, it's called On Halloween, and is available to buy online now by following this link --->On Halloween<--- And you can find my other interactive books there, too. A couple of them are even free!
So... a little more info. I'm still using (and very happy with) Interactive Touch Books online book-building tool to assemble and publish my projects. If you write and illustrate, and have a notion to publish a children's book on iPhone or iPad, you should seriously look into it. Zero cost, you get 70% of net sales, and no waiting for Apple to approve. It works like magic. Oh, and I just sold my 1000th book!
After posting the Halloween wallpaper for iPhones earlier today, I started to feel guilty for not making Android-friendly versions. So I did a bit of research and came up with some variations in size that supposedly will fit your Android screen. I wasn't sure if you'd need the second version so I resized the dots-only ones, too, just in case. So here are the new links. As before, right-click and save to your computer (control-click on Mac).
I can't test them out, so I'd be much obliged if any of you "Droids" would test drive these and give me some feedback. Let me know how they look and if they still work okay with the Android scrolling feature (I have no idea what that is but supposedly that's why the image is wider than it is tall).