Are you a crafter? Font junkie? Graphic designer? Silhouette or Cricut user? You just found your next handwritten font to rock your projects!!

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Today is the BIG DAY!! It’s the day I officially declare my very first handwritten font–Milk and Honey–ready for the public. I’ve been working on this font for the whole month of May, and let me tell you, type design is a daunting skill to learn.

Milk and Honey is a crafty, handwritten font designed for crafters and digital lovers who need a casual, curvy print style suitable for youthful or fun projects. It leans back ever so slightly and has a bit of intentional inconsistency in letter height and style.  It’s sort of the way I write–sometimes print, sometimes cursive, usually both in the same word.

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Milk and Honey begs to grace the likes of craft magazine headlines, Silhouette and Cricut cutting projects, bullet journals, chalkboards, etc. It looks great in a whole sentence or even paragraph at larger sizes, but it really shines in one word or short phrases.  Milk and Honey shouts fun and games when used with names on t-shirts and other vinyl or heat-transfer projects!

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When I first started in on designing this font, I had more of a calligraphy-style font idea in mind, since I am a…calligrapher. However, I feared that I would spend too much time working on making the glyphs (that’s what type designers call individual characters) connect and not get it out the door soon enough. And I had a hard, fast deadline of May 31 to get it wrapped up.  Summer school starts next week!

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Milk and Honey Handwritten FontSo I transitioned over to a monoline, casual handwritten font style that looks like my grocery list would if I took the time to make it look this good. After ditching the pen-and-paper-then-scan method when my scanner stopped working, I dragged out my *old* Wacom tablet {that I had never used.} This took quite a bit of practice, along with a little additional Adobe Illustrator education.

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Then I had to learn FontForge (aaahh!!).  And then FontForge kept crashing on me. And it wouldn’t put my kerning (letter spacing) in the final font files. I pulled most of my hair out over this issue. I have a hard time complaining since it is open-source (free). But I really would like to have my hair. Finally in a last ditch effort I downloaded Glyph App, and good grief. Another whole learning curve. Fortunately I was able to import my font source file from FontForge and re-enter all of the kerning values.  (All 400 or so of them.)

I am thrilled to report that this handwritten font is now ready to use in your next graphic or crafty project! I am still working on getting it set up for sale–in my Etsy shop maybe? But look for it by the end of the week. In the meanwhile, help me spread the word about this brand-new, handwritten font!

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