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


Strawberry Scatter

gingham yellow

gingham blue

gingham pink

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

A Couple More Border Prints

border print 42a


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.)




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......




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.