Sunday, 21 April 2013

Gardening Fabrics For Handmade Monday



A big thank you to all those who kindly left comments about my potting shed fabric last week - thanks to you i've had lots of ideas about how to develop further garden related designs and this week i'm going to share some of them with you!

Watering Can Fabrics

A lot of you seemed to like this image of watering can sprinkling some seedlings, and i like it too...


... so i went ahead and created this super cute design (for scale, this is equivalent to an 8x8inch fabric swatch).




I also created this colourful watering can design...




... and for something a bit different, this white silhouette one too. I am so in love with this gorgeous deep pink!!




Garden Tools Fabrics


If you popped by my blog last week you might remember these garden tools...


Well, this week i added a rake...


... and created this design. 



I was inspired by the number of people who showed an interest in fabrics that might work for men and i thought this might fit the bill!

Here's how it would look on an 18x22 inch piece of fabric.


And here it is with a pale olive green background - i love this colour and it won't show the dirt so much so is a good practical option too!




Seed Packet Fabric

Last week i showed you a few simple seed packets like this tomato one.



As a number of your commented favourably on these i went ahead with a few more, and lined them up to create a simple seed packet design.


Here's how it would look on an 18x22 inch piece of fabric...


I was a bit worried it could be too busy but my OH said its his favourite... i'll be interested to hear what you think of it :)


Herb Fabric

Last but not least... do you remember me showing you these rough herb pot sketches last week?


Well, this week i've been busy colour editing them into something prettier like this pot of chives...


...and this pot of basil,



So i could turn then into a fabric design... and here it is!




This is what a 16x18 inch piece of fabric would look like. I'm really happy that it turned out pretty close to the image i had in my head :)  I think its my favourite of this week's creations, i hope you like it too!

As always, i look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas. I'm also looking forward to having a happy wander around lots of other lovely Handmade Monday blogs, which is where i'm off to now!

Have a wonderful week x

50 comments:

  1. I love the seed packets! So cute :)

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  2. Great designs - I love the colours and a fab idea to make some of them suitable for men too.

    Hope you have a good week,
    Alison

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  3. the coloured watering cans is my favourite

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  4. I am not sure where to begin. I really like the tools on the green background, it is softer somehow. The bright watering cans are really eye catching. I like them all really. The seed packets I can see as an apron or something similar. What a busy week you have had. Wonder what you will come up with this week!

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    1. thank you very much for giving such detailed feedback :) i'm really glad you like them! x

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  5. I think all those fabrics are wonderful and I would use the garden tools one for making my OH a garden tool belt or a useful bag for his workshop. I like the herb fabric very much as well!

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    1. Aww thank you!! I'm really glad you like them! x

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  6. I think my favs are still the seed packets, tho' herbs have moved into a close second. They have the same simplicity about them.

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    1. thank you! I like the simplicity too :) x

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  7. Wow you have been really busy, I love that these fabrics can be geared towards men, it's often difficult to get masculine designs.

    Jan x

    I love your suggestion of a dog or two on the side of my Little Houses. :)

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    1. thank you Jan!

      he he :) oh you're welcome :) a dog or two definitely means home to me! x

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  8. I don't think the seed packet one is too busy - the different colours break it up nicely!

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    1. thank you very much Karen! I'm really glad you like it :) x

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  9. Wow you've been busy.....I love them all...evokes feelings of spring!! xx

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  10. I love the seed packet design! I also love seeing how individual images come together to make a repeat pattern - it's fascinating. I always love coming and seeing what you've done - the colours, subject matters and lovely images always make me smile.

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    1. Aww thank you Wendy :) I always appreciate your thoughtful comments and i'm really happy that you enjoy visiting my blog! xx

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  11. I love the gardening tools and seed packets. I always am really attracted to fabric with lots of small illustrative print on it, and you do it very well!

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  12. Wow you seem to be having so much fun with these different fabric designs and they look great :)
    ive missed out on the last couple of weeks posts, but my fave from the ones above is the colourful watering cans, but they all pretty cute x

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    1. I am having lots of fun :)

      thank you very much for your kind comments! x

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  13. I still love the tools design, and the watering cans design is wonderful!

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  14. I love all these designs and I think the seed packet one is really eye catching.
    I'm thinking what can I make for my step dad with some if your wonderful fabric as he
    loves gardening. Have another creative week.
    Ali x

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  15. The white watering can silhouette is so pretty. The colours work really well. The herbs fabric is gorgeous too xx

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    1. thank you! I'm really glad you like them :) x

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  16. These are amazing! I love the pink and white silhouette watering can best, but the herbs are lovely too :-)

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  17. My goodness me you have been busy!! I do love the herbs too, but my favourites have to be the tools on the pale olive green background (so smart!) and the white silhouette watering cans on the deep pink (seriously happy fabric!) Mum's tranforming her shed into a beach hut / gardening hideaway at the moment - I'm going to point her in your direction for potential curtains and cushion covers :)

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind comments :) and for the recommendation too! x

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  18. These are beautiful but can I just say you should put your watermark on them all, it is very tempting to use the images for cardmaking for some and unless you are happy that they suddenly appear of cards Id try to sort it! It would be a shame to see your hard work appearing where you least expected to see it!
    They would make fabulous designs for cardmakers I can say!
    Keryn :)

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    1. Thank you Karen, i really appreciate you taking the time to point that out to me, i guess i should be watermarking! :)

      Making designs for card makers is a fantastic idea too, thank you very much! x

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  19. You've been busy, lots of lovely new fabrics.

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  20. They're all really lovely, my favourite is the multi-coloured watering cans. Would love to see the silhouette ones on an aqua background. I can see the olive green tools fabric on oil cloth as a gardening tote or apron :-)

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    1. thank you very much Bev!

      oooh yes that sounds pretty, i love aqua :) x

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  21. Lovely, lovely material - such gorgeous patterns. I think the seed packets are really good. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. aww thank you very much! i'm glad you like them :) x

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  22. Love the green background for the tools :)

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  23. Lovely designs I could pick a favourate they are all so nice :)

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  24. Goodness me, you have been a very busy bee. What amazing designs, so different. They will be best sellers for sure.

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    1. thank you very much! I'm really happy you like them :) x

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  25. I would love to have even just a tenth of your artistic skills. You create such brilliant designs. I love the one with all the different colours of watering can.

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    1. aww thank you very much Stephen! That's very kind f you to say :)

      I'm glad you like them! x

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x