This week has been a bit of a mixed bag weather wise we've had everything from brilliant sunshine (allowing me to photograph my latest makes - yay!) to icy winds and snow! I enjoy coming up with names for some of the snow hybrids... a cross between snow and drizzle is 'snizzle' and a new addition this week has been ultra tiny hail stones - a cross between snow and hail which i have christened 'snail' :)
But enough of my silliness... i've got lots to show you!
'Baking With Love' Tea Towels
These tea towels (see all three at the top of the page) were actually one of my very first fabric designs when i discovered the joys of Spoonflower a couple of months ago. I love tea towels, they are one of favourite types of 'functional art' - the perfect way to add a touch of colour, flair, style or philosophy to the domestic environment of the kitchen.
I wanted to create something simple and subtle without being bland... a bit countryish but no so much it wouldn't fit in amongst other styles. I hope i've struck that chord with these... i'm pretty pleased with them which is i good start i think!
The delay in showing them to you was waiting for the labels which i've now stitched in alongside a corner loop for hanging.
The fabric is 50% linen and 50% cotton - super absorbant (i have tested it!) with a gorgeous and hardwearing canvas like texture.
Each towel measures 35x54cms. I'm selling them individually for £12.50,
or as a set of three for £35.
They are available now from my Etsy shop and will be listed in my other outlets over the next couple of days.
This set was inspired by my love of baking , the joy of lovingly preparing some sweet delight and watching family and friends tucking in :) and tucking in myself of course! :)
I have another collection in this style which i've called the 'Happy Kitchen' collection. I wanted to see how these were received before i got anymore printed onto fabric but here's a peak at the digital versions...
do let me know what you think!
Rose Garden Tea CosyI finally got some shots of the latest addition to my rose garden collection this week... a tea cosy! Pictured here with matching tea cups.
It is 32cm wide and 29cms high (excluding loop) - big enough for an average 6 cup teapot and more than adequate for anything smaller... my little two cup teapot is hiding under it in this picture!
The rose garden fabric is beautifully soft organic cotton...
... and the lining is a durable white linen like cotton which is organic too.
(the insulating wadding is also cotton - not organic but i'm working on that one!)
It is priced £19 and available from my now Etsy shop (and will be listed on my website and other outlets very soon).
Thank you sooooo much to all the lovelies who commented on my last post about my butterfly fabric designs... as always your thoughtful remarks have been super helpful and your support much appreciated! (If you missed out you will find all my butterfly designs in my Spoonflower Shop - they're not for sale yet but they should be in a week or so)
I've added a couple more designs to the collection which i thought i'd finish up by showing you today. There is this one... (image represents a 22x18 inch piece of fabric)
... and also something a little bit different which came about when i decided to enter the weekly fabric design competition over on Spoonflower! (a brave moment for me :))
The coming week's competition theme is 'painted eggs' and once it occurred to me that i could combine the egg shapes from my 'Birds Of A Feather' fabric with the butterflies and flowers i've just been working on...
...i had to give it a go!
Here's what an 8x8 inch swatch of the finished design.
And here it is as a 22x18 inch piece.
Only ten submitted designs are picked to be part of the comp so i've no idea if mine will feature... if it does though, all votes appreciated! (the winner gets $100 to spend at Spoonflower :))
Thank you for sticking with me to the end of this lengthy post... :) i hope i haven't given you information overload!
Without further ado lets hop over to Handmade Harbour see what all the other Handmade Mondayers have been up too :)
Have a great week! x