Despite being distracted (in a good way!) by Easter related celebrations and family activities this week, i've had the satisfaction of completing a project i've been working on for some time. Those who are familiar with my work may recognise the design i'm talking about, so without further ado, let me tell you about the latest developments!
GB Runs On Tea'GB Runs On Tea' started out on my large hand painted mugs about a year ago and has become one of my most popular designs...
|Large Hand Painted 'GB Runs On Tea' Mug|
All things British were in vogue last year with the spotlight on the UK for the Jubilee celebrations and London Olympics (my mug was included in this little feature in the Evening Gazette in August).
|'GB Runs On Tea' Press Feature|
'GB Runs On Tea' Tea Towels
You may remember me telling you about these during the design stages a little while ago and now they are here in tangible 'real life' form...
I'm really happy with how they turned out, i wouldn't mind having some in my kitchen! :)
The quality of the linen/cotton mix fabric from Spoonflower is fantastic, its hardwearing with a gorgeous texture and is super absorbent too, perfect for tea towels!
As with all my textile products these tea towels have been lovingly stitched together by myself in my home studio in Wiltshire.
'GB Runs On Tea Tea Cosy'
Next in the fabric range with this design is the tea cosy. It has the wording and steaming tea on one side,
and Union Jack heart on the other so matches nicely with the tea towels.
It is made from the same top quality linen/cotton blend fabric as the tea towels and is lined with natural cotton wadding to keep your tea nice and hot. I'm really pleased with how the Union Jack heart trimming worked out, i hope you like it too!
This tea cosy is the perfect size for a two person tea pot.
It is priced £15 and is available now from my Etsy shop and other outlets.
'GB Runs On Tea' My First Printed Mug!
Who spotted this little mug in the picture at the top of this post?
If you popped by my blog last week you may remember me mentioning getting my designs printed onto ceramics. Well, i chose to use the 'GB Runs On Tea' design as a tester and this cute little bone china mug is what i got!
Here's the reverse.
I'm very happy with how it turned out. The mug has a wonderful feel to it... fine but not too delicate, its quite small at 8.5 cms high but the shape is perfect for my requirements and i've ordered the larger size with some more tester designs... i can't wait 'till they arrive!
The design is printed using 'ceramic transfer' and then fired to a high temperature so they are resilient and the colour reproduction is great. I'm soooooo excited about this new adventure and my head is buzzing with design ideas!
The printing takes place in Stoke-On-Trent amongst all the potteries so there is a wealth of bone china ware on hand to try out my designs on... i'm thinking plates, tea pots, jugs... even light pulls! :)
On that note i will leave you with a link to Handmade Monday, home of lots more crafting fun :)
Thanks for stopping by and thank you too for all the wonderful comments on my last post, i am so grateful for your feedback and support xxx