Thank you to everyone who kindly left a comment about my garden themed fabrics last week, as always your feedback has been invaluable!
As you may have gathered from the image at the top of this post, as a continuation of the gardening theme, i have some vegetable fabrics to show you this week (there's also some 'real life' pictures from my butterfly meadow collection coming up too!)
Vegetable Fabric Designs
The first of my vege designs is the tomatoes at the top of this post - here's what a 22x18 inch peice of fabric would look like.
I have to say, i'm really pleased with how it turned out - i just love the cheery colours! :)
Next came the peas. I think that curly whirly pea shoots are one of the loveliest things on a vege patch - full of sculptural elegance...
... so i was excited to make them a feature of my pea fabric design.
This is an 8x8 inch swatch.
And here's what an 18x22 inch piece of fabric would look like.
You can find these along with the rest of my 'Gardener's World' Collection in my Spoonflower store. They will be available to buy from there on a range of fabrics in the next couple of weeks (if you'd like to be notified when they're available just let me know).
Exciting News! Spoonflower Does Gift Wrap!!
Before i tell you what i've been up to with my butterfly fabrics, i must let you know about the latest development at Spoonflower. As well as printing designs onto fabric, they have started to branch out into other areas... first it was wallpaper and decals and now gift wrap! I have made my designs for sale in all of these mediums - you can just select which you would like from the menu (let me know if you get stuck or have questions!)
I'm especially excited about the gift wrap option as i could see lots of my fabric designs working equally well as gift wrap. Its not cheap at $15 (£10 ish) a roll but its a great way to get something a bit different for special pressies, or even to use as paper for other craft projects.
Here's a mock up from Spoonflower using my white on pink watering can silhouette design... :)
Butterfly Meadow Fabric Update
When you upload a new design to Spoonflower you need to order a sample of the fabric before you can offer it for sale. When you have a lot of designs (as i now do!) the easiest way to do this is to order a swatch sampler of a whole collection which provides one large piece of fabric with an 8x8 inch swatch of each design.
I recently received the swatches of my butterfly meadow collection and i'm really pleased with how they turned out!
Here are the small prints...
And one close up.
And some of the large prints...
And one close up...
So far i've made this cute mini-bunting...
...which i think would be perfect to decorate a bookcase or bed in a child's room.
I've still got quite a few swatches to use, including some from my birds of a feather collection too... i've a few ideas of what to do with them but any thoughts from you clever people on great makes using 8x8 inch swatches would be super useful! :)
Maybe i'll find some inspiration on this week's trip around all the wonderful crafty blogs over at Handmade Harbour's Handmade Monday - if you've never visited before, i highly recommend it! (be sure to visit the fabulous Planet Penny too if you're intrigued to know why i'm rushing out to buy some knitting needles this week!!)
Have a wonderful week all :) x