Font and Florals!

around here fashion shoot via besotted blog

Well, hello friends!  We have a winner for Bonnie Christine’s Roost Tribe membership and it is (insert drumroll)– Beth | Fatesallow!  We are so happy so many of you entered, it really is an incredible value (both Michelle and I are members). Bonnie is one of the nicest, most motivated and inspiring individuals and we know that the ‘Tribe’ is the perfect place to jump start your surface pattern design career!  Congrats!

On another note, we haven’t done an ‘Around here…’ post in a while, but we have been up to so much and are learning so much that we thought we would share some of our inspiration and findings. Tomorrow Michelle and I have our first fashion photo shoot!  This is a huge deal, we have done a ton of product photography (even created a product photography editing software), but we don’t have a lot of model work in our portfolio and we are thrilled to be able to add this to it! The client is special as we have been able to work with their branding on a whole other level.Read More

Roost Tribe Membership

roost tribe membership via besotted i

We are such fans of surface pattern designer and Adobe Illustrator expert Bonnie Christine, everything she puts out works so flawlessly with the brand she has built (an excellent example of cohesive branding). If you are a creative, doing illustration, lettering etc. and are wondering what outlets there may be to build your work into something more Bonnie is a great starting point!  Bonnie has a monthly membership based site called The Roost Tribe, it is a community of creatives but even better it is an immensely jam packed resource.  Bonnie is truly a resource powerhouse, her classes on Skillshare are among the most popular on their site (from experience this is an incredibly difficult task to accomplish), she has years now of experience creating successful textile collections and she is happy to share her  endless knowledge.  We thought we would share some of the monthly topics she tackles in her Roost Tribe (link below for detailed next 6 months)–

May– Getting started with an industry (fabric, wallpaper,stationery).  Video tutorial on creating mock-ups.

June-Marketing 10. Bonnie shares the marketing strategies she uses (she’s everywhere so I think she’s figured this topic out),

July-Leverage your handwriting (I think a lot of you could get behind this!)

August-Getting noticed and charging for your work

We have teamed up with Bonnie to giveaway one full year of a Roost Tribe membership! A $149 USD value, we are positive that if you participate in the tribe you should walk away with a ton more knowledge and inspiration and we hope a new flourishing career! So if you are ready to change your life and take your illustrations or lettering to another level then enter to win by:

-Leave a comment below

-Follow Bonnie Christine on Instagram

Winner will be chosen randomly and announced Tuesday May 16, 2017.  Good luck!


Bonnie Christine Instagram

Learn about The Tribe

Roost Tribe Yearly Plan of Attack

Bonnie Christine courses

Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.


Restoring family photos in a couple of clicks!

vintage foto fix cricket before and after

All weekend long I am doing edits on my Instagram feed of vintage photos. This is proof positive that the Vintage Foto Fix Photoshop action set is an easy peasy undertaking, because I am doing them with the ‘assistance’ of a 3 year old, she is ‘curating’, sometimes clicking, always on my lap. Of course toddlers are not known for their infinite wells of patience so you know this has to be quick. Read More

Easily restore vintage family photos!

easily restore vintage photographs via besotted

We always say this, but it’s true, we are over the moon about our latest photo editing set Vintage Foto Fix. We know Photoshop may seem like a daunting program, but we take all the scary parts out and replace it with automated good times, (or something like that). We have had so much fun developing this set and watching the magic unfold before our eyes. Everyone has precious family photos that they would be devastated if they lost. Most people (including ourselves) only have one copy of irreplaceable photographs in less than ideal conditions, with this set we have not only been able to restore images to former glory, we now have digital copies that we can share, pass down and best of all gift!  We are thinking this set will pay for itself with the gifting of precious memories. I have already edited too many vintage photos to count, in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to get in my car, find parking, shop, etc. I am all about the ‘perfect’ gift so this set has me all heart eyes. We also included a bonus Classic Black + White action from our future black + white set, a set that Michelle and I have been developing for years now, seriously. If you are on our mailing list you got that action for FREE (we never spam and only send out awesome) and one lucky subscriber was gifted a FREE set. We are working on Lightroom presets, it’s on our incredibly long to-do list but something we both think would be a welcome addition, so stay tuned!

We know seeing is believing so we are still open to getting in your scanned family photos and editing for you!  Drop us a line we will get you the details of where to send. If you have any questions ask away!

P.S. To celebrate our launch we are offering $10 off, use code: VINTAGE10 at check-out!


Foto Rx | Vintage Foto Fix

Vintage Foto Fix demo

Photoshop monthly subscription

Our favorite photo paper (we just cut to size)

Favorite pro home photo printer (similar)

Mailing for freebies and other goodies!

Tristan B. is the co-creator of the world’s best + easiest product photography editing tool-Foto Rx | Shopkeeper’s Helper and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog.