Sunday, 19 December 2010

Flossies Pinafore

I've added a free pattern over there in the side bar. More details and the chance to win a completed pinafore over on Lazy Seamstress.


Monday, 25 October 2010

It's been a while....

Been kinda busy with new baby. These fabrics arrived just a week or two after Ernest made his arrival, but this is the first chance I've had to photograph them.
I have to admit to being slightly dissapointed, the colours are not nearly so bright as I'd hoped, and in some cases not even near the colours I expected, especially the green which came out as an insipid yellow.
I was however fairly happy with the cotton lawn, though a bit dissapointed with the quilting cotton which has changed since my last order with spoonflower, and seems to be more of a creamy colour rather than the white I'd expected.
Anyway, lessons learned, and adjustments to be made.

Cheater Quilt

Border Print (on cotton lawn)

Border Print (On cotton lawn)

Border Print (on quilting cotton)

Daisies on cotton lawn

Daisy Meadow on cotton lawn

Daisy Fields on cotton lawn

Ditsy Heart Blue quilters cotton

Strawberry Scatter on cotton lawn

Daisies (small) quilters cotton

Gingham Blue quilters cotton

Monday, 12 July 2010

Sketchbook Day

A quiet day at home with some hand painted papers, a glue stick and a sketch book,very therapeutic, and resulted in a few new repeats. (more to come.)

Collage

Sweetheart Tile

Collage

Sweetheart Stripe

Friday, 9 July 2010

Thank You

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted for my cheater quilt in last weeks Spoonflower contest. I didn't win, but I didn't expect to, there were some lovely entries. You can see the winner here, which I'm not at all surprised won, it's definately my favourite.

I have ordered my design, I'll be making it up into a play quilt when it arrives.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

My First Contest

I entered this weeks contest on Spoonflower, Please take a look and vote for your favourites,right here if that's me then great!


Flossie

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

More Playing

This time with my Flossie's Pinafore dress pattern, wondering about printing the pattern pieces directly onto the fabric complete with instructions etc, just figuring out the technical stuff and having a play.

Flossie's Pinnie 6-12 mths White Apples

Flossie's pinnie 6-12mths Green Apples

Saturday, 26 June 2010

A Bit Of Fun

Simple one yard cheaters quilt tops.

Quilt Top blue

Quilt Top yellow

Friday, 25 June 2010

Samples Ordered

I couldn't resist ordering samples from Spoonflower today, I've ordered various sized samples on cotton lawn and on quilting weight cotton, and it's fingers crossed now until they arrive and I can see how the colours,the scale and the weight of the fabrics work.

Here is a peek at the collection so far. I don't think this is at all complete, but it's helped me to put the designs together to get an idea of what is missing.

Windfall Border (green)

Windfall Border

Windfall Border (gingham)

ditsy heart blue

ditsy heart pink

ditsy heart green

Daisy Meadow

Daisy Fields

Daisies

Strawberry Scatter

gingham yellow

gingham blue

gingham pink

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A Couple More Border Prints

border print 42a

And

border print green border1

I've had a play uploading these onto Spoonflower, and seeing how they'll look on various widths of fabric. Think I might have another little play about with the scale of the apples and the spacing before ordering yardage though.(swatches are not going to be big enough to help me decide if the designs work or not.)

border_print_42

border_print_1

border_print_green_border1

First Attempt At A Border Print

Flossie border1

I think maybe I should have more space between the row of apples and the falling flowers/fruit and leaves. Possibly two rows of apples? Maybe some stripes or some gingham along the bottom edge too.
Something to think on.

Friday, 18 June 2010

A Beginning, ( saying it outloud.)

Sometimes you have to just dive in, sometimes hestitating until everything is just perfect can take a life time.
A while ago I had a short email conversation with a talented designer who told me that sometimes, you just have to "say it outloud".
Inspired by that clever lady, and by some other talented art bloggers here I am, about to scare the poop out of myself by sharing this creative experience with anyone interested enough to follow along.
I have a lot to learn, but I'm not gonna learn anything by simply dreaming, so here goes, the beginnings......

print3

print4

print6

daisy scatter1

daisy scatter3

strawberry scatter

These are not perfect, I have a lot more work to do, but it's a beginning. I think I want to develop the fruit print into a border print with leaves and vines. I also want to experiment with scale, especially with the daisy motif.
I've got to a point where I need to stop playing on the pc (a huge huge learning curve for me, which I'm scared is very apparent.) and get back to some drawing and collage work.

I couldn't resist having a little play with some possible co ordinates though.

ditsy heart 2

ditsy heart pink

ditsy heart blue

Oh and I'm imagining these all printed on cotton lawn , at least I am at the moment.