Its all about animals this week... I've got some cute kitties coming up but first i want to tell you about a very special doggy project i've been working on recently.
Hand Painted Mug Commission - Digby Dog
As many of you reading this will know its a real privilege to be asked to make something for a fellow crafter, so i was thrilled when Ann of Tickled Pink Crafts asked me to paint a mug for her (many of you will know of Ann's gorgeous bees and other felted creations as she is a Handmade Monday regular but if you don't, i recommend popping by her blog or facebook page to find out more!)
Ann's request was for the image of her super cute giant schnauzer, Digby, to be hand painted on two mugs. I mocked up a digital image which could easily be adjusted until she was happy with the design...
...before painting it onto the mugs.
Its hard to see from the picture but the ears and snout are slightly textured for a 'harier' look!
Here's the design i did for the back.
I'm really happy with how they turned out and what's more important Ann likes them too!
As a dog lover i know what a treasured member of the family they can be so it was a real pleasure to work on this celebration of a very loved doggy :) (thank you Ann! x)
From canine to feline... This week i've been working on a collection of cat themed fabrics. My black cat mugs have always been a popular item in my shop so i've had in my mind for a while to create some more cat items. I was also contacted recently by a lovely pet product website interested in stocking some of my items which spurred me on to working on this range (doggies will be next :)).
Here's some pictures. I'd be super grateful if you could scan through and let me know your favs in the comments!
Black cat designs have always been popular for me so i started out with these black cat designs.
I liked the 'cats in love' image so much that i decided to make it available in a range of colours.
|Cats In Love On Green|
|More Colour Ways Available|
And i did the same with the heart paw print design which i though would make a really versatile design for any cat/dog themed project!
|Heart Paw Prints On Pink|
|More Colour Ways Available|
I had lots of fun turning my colourful cats into patterns too. I'm not sure if these designs are 'modern' or 'retro' or a bit of both!
|Pink and Green Retro Cats|
|Pink and Yellow Retro Cats|
These two final designs feature slightly different colours to the rest of the collection. These miaowing cats coordinate with my colourful cats mug.
|'Miaow Miaow Miaow'|
and these cute kittens feature soft shades perfect for so many kitty themed creations.
Its a little hard to make out the details from this image so here's a closeup on my fav 'marmalade' kitten doing just what i feel like doing! :)
If you'd like to more details about anything featured here today, do contact me. You can also find out more about the fabrics over at my Spoonflwer shop - here's a link to the whole 'Cool Cats' collection. They will be for sale in the next couple of weeks - just let me know if you'd like to be notified when they're available.
Thank you for visiting my corner of blogland today, i do hope you'll take a peek at some of the other Handmade Monday blogs too, there's always lots of lovely things to see!
Have a great week x
p.s. I have started knitting.... more on that soon! :)