Sunday, 26 May 2013

Cat Cushions, Tea Towels and Gardening Themed Hanging Hearts For Handmade Monday


This week's been all about making things with my latest fabrics... its been so exciting to see my designs in fabric form and immensely satisfying to see the items i envisioned when i first started working on them through to completion!

I have had so much kind support and generous comments from you folks about these designs in digital form (thank you!) and i really hope that you like what i've created with the fabrics... :)


Colourful Cat Cushions

Regular readers will recognise these colourful cats from recent posts about my cat fabrics and craft papers. I'm really happy with how this design turned out on the linen/cotton blend fabric from Spoonflower...


... and i'm also really with the finished cushion covers i made with it! (see photo at the top of this post)

I have used a double stitched french seam internally for strength and a neat finish and i've also added Free Spirit Designs labels which i'm really happy with too!


They will be listed in my shops soon priced £25.50 each.


Colourful Cat Tea Towel

I also made a tea towel from the colourful cat fabric - perfect for a cat lovers kitchen!


This will also be available in my shops soon, priced £12.50.



'Wash Day' Tea Towel

I had a lot of fun with my wash day design and i'm sooo pleased with how its turned out printed onto fabric - really cheery and fun just how i'd hoped!

So far i've made tea towels with it.


As with all my tea towels it comes with a handy handing hook on the reverse...



...and arrives tied up with pretty string and tag -perfect for pressies!


This tea towel is also priced £12.50 and will be available from all my shops soon!

I still have some of this fabric left over... any idea what you'd like to see it made into..? :)


Gardening Fabrics, Hanging Hearts

If you popped by my blog last week you may remember me mentioning that i'd received the sample swatches of my gardening fabrics. Again, i'm super pleased with how they turned out and i couldn't wait to start creating with them!

These two rustic style hanging hearts are what i've come up with so far...


They each have a hand embroidered panel on the front and are stuffed with wool and some dried lavender too for a lovely aroma!

I love the calm stillness of the garden, even though the plants are busily growing and flowering and insects are busily pollinating (and eating my seedlings!) everything is at peace and its such a relaxing environment to be in...



'Peas and Quiet' encapsulates this for me, i hope it makes you smile too :)


Everyone needs reminding to water the plants don't they, especially at this time of year when thirsty little seedlings quickly suffer without a drink. Well, here's just the thing to hang up as a reminder for yourself (or anyone else you've trusted this vital task with!)


They will both be popping up in my shops soon so keep a look out!

That's it from me for this week. Do join me in exploring all the fabulous Handmade Monday blogs over at Handmade Harbour, there's always lots of lovely things to see :)

Have a wonderful week x

34 comments:

  1. It's lovely to see your fabrics made up - I particularly like the Wash Day tea towels :)

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  2. Wow - they're all looking fab. It's truly amazing that you have designed the fabric *and* made the product! A huge well done x

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    1. thanks very much Wendy! I'm really glad you like them! :) x

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  3. fantastic fabrics, and look lovely made up. I think that a peg bag would be great for the 'washing line' fabric :)
    the little hearts are great, the 'peas and quiet' is so cute!

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    1. Aww thank you!

      Its funny you should say that as a peg bag is what came to my mind too :) x

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  4. I always love your fabric designs - the wash day fabric would make good peg bags!

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    1. thank you! Yes, i think i'll definitely have a go at those! :)

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  5. Your fabric looks as good made up as it does flat. I really like the added touch of your labels - very professional. Where on each did peas and quiet come from? ;)

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    1. thank you!

      He he :) i don't know... it just popped into my head! x

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  6. Your fabrics look beautiful made up. I particularly like the hearts made out of your garden fabrics.
    Have a lovely week creating with your fabrics.

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  7. Your fabrics are gorgeous...I particularly love the cats :)

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  8. You should be so proud. Your fabrics look wonderful made up, really professional. I too love the washday tea towels! Have given you a little mention this week too.xxx

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

      I'm glad you like your mugs too! Thank you very much for the mention! xx

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  9. I love the fabrics, and especially the idea of a double stitched french seam, as I always think I have done quite well with an ordinary french seam. Loved seeing you mug and its happy recipient.

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    1. Oh thank you! I'd love to take credit for a double stitched french seam but what i meant to say was that i've used a french seam (which is double stitched) if you know what i mean! hehe! :)

      I'm really glad you liked the Digby mug :) I love that photo too! x

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  10. The cats look lovely 'in the round' and the colours are so fresh and bright.
    The fabric works well as cushion covers.
    The wash day fabric would look good as an apron, or a pocket on a plain apron.

    Jan x

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  11. I love the wash day fabric! & it's absolutely perfect for a tea towel :)

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  12. Gorgeous makes. I love how the cats are in a circular design. The peas and quiet heart is fantastic. I don't know how you have the time to enjoy your garden you seem 'sew' busy. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Hehe :) thanks Ali! Oh i find the time, believe me! x

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  13. Oh, those hearts are absolutely gorgeous. I do love your fabrics, always so bright and pretty. Hope you have a good week.

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  14. It's been fascinating to see what you've managed to do with your designs.

    Why not make some pot holders out of the spare fabric. They would go great with the tea-towel xx

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  15. As always I love your cat designs and the pillows are gorgeous

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  16. I love the fabrics and the products you've created with them. I think it would be fun to outline some of the cats with embroidery stitches for a child's cushion or PE bag x

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    1. that's a great idea :) thanks Bev! x

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  17. I have nominated you for the liebster blog Award :)

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x