I've got a new fabric collection to show you! I've called it 'Birds Of A Feather' and its inspired by spring nest making and the soft, nurturing symbols of eggs, feathers and busy birds feeding hungry chicks :)
I've gone for a simple, classic colour pallet of pastel sky blue and white (for its versatility and freshness) although these designs could be adapted to any colour scheme (contact me for more info). As with all my fabric, the images have been hand drawn and then converted to digital format to create the fabric patterns.
This post is going to be pretty much all pictures now! I would be hugely grateful if you could let me know your favourites (or 'not so sures'...) in the comments... thank you!! x
This is the design i came up with from the image pictured at the top of the post. To give an idea of scale, this is what a 25x25 inch square would look like.
... and here's a design i created from three silhouettes i drew of birds gathering twigs for nest making (image represents what an 8x8 inch swatch would look like).
If you popped by my last Handmade Monday post you may remember that i showed you this picture i drew of a feather (thank you all for your encouraging comments!!).
You may have noticed that i used this images as the single falling feather in my first design...
... and i have also used it alongside some other feathers i drew to create this feather heart image...
... which became this fabric pattern (this represents a 25x25 inch fabric square).
I also used the feathers to create this pattern of falling feathers spelling out the word 'love'. This image represents a 12x12 inch square of fabric.
My final feather design was this simple one. This picture shows what a 10x10 inch square of fabric would look like.
With Easter coming up, i couldn't miss out eggs! So i drew up a few speckley ones like this...
... and turned them into this (Image represents a 6x6 inch swatch).
That's it for the designs... i hope i haven't overwhelmed you with all these pictures!
There are some colour variations you might like to see though... I reversed the blue and white for the twig collecting birds and egg designs...
... and i also tried most of them in pink and white which i rather like!
You will find all of these and more over at my Spoonflower shop. These won't be for sale for a couple of weeks as i need to check samples of the prints first - if you'd like to be notified when they become available just let me know.
There is also plenty of scope for customisation... if you would like one of these designs in a different colour combination or to a different scale, do contact me.
In Other News...In amongst snow flurries we've had more encouraging signs of spring in these parts this week which has induced in me an uncharacteristic enthusiasm for spring cleaning! (I saw a quote on Pinterest the other day... "A clean kitchen is a sign of a wasted life" and am still seriously considering hanging a sign with it on in my house :))
However, a sprinkling of daffs and a snatch of bird song on the spring breeze some how transforms me (briefly) into a house cleaning fiend... i'm sure the rest of the family will enjoy it while it lasts!! Any one else caught the spring cleaning bug this week...?!!
I'm going to take a well earned break from the dusty corners and soapy water now though, to wander around the crafty wonderland that is Handmade Monday...
Thanks for dropping by :) x