Sunday, 17 June 2012

Village Houses Mug And Saucer For Handmade Monday

Change is in the air

Its been a funny kind of week for me, lots of uming and aahing about things with not a great deal of action. However, all that has begun to change over the last couple of days as i have decided to give Free Spirit Designs a bit of a over-hall. 

Pretty poppies in the garden - an appropriate symbol for transformation!

I have decided to change to a new host for my website (i have already begun loading things up, and i'm loving how its looking!) I am also re-organising my little office and craft space - the 'half way done' stage (which is where i'm at now) isn't looking too pretty but i just know it will be super duper when its done! (as long as my enthusiasm for the task takes me all the way to the end!!) I also have plans to take new photos for some of my products and review my pricing too. I will be sure to let you know how i am getting on with all this next week!

Rainbow Debate Update

Thank you to everyone who commented on my post last week about my Village Houses cushion (you can find it here if you're not sure what i'm on about!). Your thoughts on the wibbly rainbow were super helpful and also entertaining! I have decided, after some consideration, that i will offer it for sale (although i haven't listed it yet due to the restructuring of my website) i have grown rather fond of its quirkiness and i expect that for someone it will be just perfect :)

Village Houses Mug And Saucer

As a result of first the procrastination, and then the flurry of re-organisation, i haven't got too much crafting done this week. However, i did manage to complete my second architecture inspired design (which you may remember i mentioned last time). Here are a couple of photos to give you a look at the whole design which wraps almost all the way around the mug.



And here is the saucer/side plate on its own so you can see all of that too!


I'm pretty pleased with the way they turned out - a little rustic looking, but i think that that's in keeping with the country cottage look - i live in one which is decidedly rough around the edges, although no less charming for that! Perhaps this photo i took today of the flowers at our front door (which has certainly seen better days) will give an idea of my inspiration :)


Happy Handmade Monday all :) i do hope you'll join me in checking out all the other the crafty blogs linked in at Handmade Harbour ! :)

21 comments:

  1. they are such cool plates, reminds me of a kids show I used to watch as a kid, the colours are so bright and chearful

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  2. They are lovely and I really like the plate with the houses around the edge. Well done with sticking with the quirky rainbow on your cushion - look forward to hearing you have sold it, which I am sure will be soon. Hope you have a good week.

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  3. Wow, I *love* the mug and saucer. I can see those being really popular. Gorgeous x

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  4. Love the cup and plate, they are both so cheerful.

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  5. I think this is my favourite of your cups and plates so far. I love the way the cup looks on the saucer, with the two different scales and the way the houses run round the edge of the plate- so good!

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  6. Those poppies are fantastic and don't know about your are but they do seem to have done rather well this year, perhaps the rain and sun has helped. Love the cup and saucer design so summery reminds me of beach houses. good luck with the reorg, still need to finish mine which I started about 6 months ago!

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  7. Good luck with all your re-organising. It is good to have a clear out everynow and again. I find that it re energises me! I really like the cup and plate - reminds me of that Madness song! :)

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  8. How beautiful this cup and a plate are! Houses are my favourite painting and stamping motif. Beautiful. Love the bold colours. Do you use bake-on paints?

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  9. thanks for you comment all! i am popping over to leave a reply on your blog where you've asked questions :) some lovely makes this week!

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  10. Your designs are wonderful they are very summery even if the country is full of rain they would definately cheer me up on a rainy day they remind me of the beach huts that you used to see in a line xxxx

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  11. I love your designs. They're so unique and the colours are really happy. Ali x

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  12. Great mug and plate, I love the colours you have chosen.
    I love poppies, I have an abundance of orange ones in the garden at the moment, they are beautiful flowers.

    Jan x

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  13. Lovely mug and plates. I've got a thing about houses myself!
    Our poppies are blooming as well they make everywhere look so cheerful.

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  14. I had a quick glimpse of the houses cup and saucer on facebook and have popped over for a better look. They are lovely! Must have taken you ages. I love houses (hence my lampshades) and these are just sooo cute!

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  15. The cup and saucer are great, someone will be very pleased to won them I'm sure.

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  16. The mug and plate are gorgeous, I'm loving all of your handpainted china, the colours are so vibrant and it's all so unique.
    Good luck with the craft room and new blog host. I switched a while bag and whilst it's an effort it's sometimes worth freshening things up.

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  17. I love the mug!It looks great on the matching saucer.Beautiful poppies too.

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  18. Really love these plates and saucers, they look so cute! I also was going to do an overhaul on my website but 2 months later and im still no further forward! glad to see yours is going better than mine!! X

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  19. Poppies are so wonderfully bright and cheerful, they occur very frequently in my photos!
    Good luck with the overhaul - it can be so energising to take a fresh look.
    Love the mugs :)

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  20. Lovely photos! Good luck with the tidying, I always get distracted when I try to tidy! Love the mug and saucer. have a good week. Jo x

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x