Sunday, 5 May 2013

Dog Mugs And Cat Fabrics For Handmade Monday



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)



Cat Fabrics

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 Cats


Black cat designs have always been popular for me so i started out with these black cat designs.













Colourful Cats


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




Cat Patterns


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


Rainbow Cats


Psychedelic Cats! 


More 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.

Kittens
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! :)


30 comments:

  1. I am more a cat person than dogs and so your cat designs are just the sort of thing I love. I had cat wallpaper in the 70s (orange and brown cats!) which were similar shape to yours so definitely a retro feel to the whole thing for me.

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    1. he he:) cat wallpaper sounds amazing!! x

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  2. Hello.
    My favorite are the last two fabrics. I always look for something unusual when I buy, for example, a Birthday card for my manager. She loves cats.
    Hugsxx
    Selena(Jo).

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  3. Brilliant designs. I didn't know you could do so many different patterns with one image, you're very clever.

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    1. thank you very much!

      I one of those people who never knows which idea to go with so doing these fabric designs is great because i can have a go at all of them! :)

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  4. Loving the psychedelic cats - just fantastic! But then again, I love everything you do. Can't wait to give hubby his Digby mugs for his Birthday - 22nd May seems such a long way away! Thank you so much, they are fabulous. xxxxx

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    1. Aww thank you Ann!

      He he :) I know, it seems ages away! xx

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  5. Oh, wow, the Digby mug is amazing! Love the fabrics, too. I shall look forward to reading your about your knitting!

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    1. Aww thanks Wendy :)

      I'm only a beginner but i have to say i'm loving it so far! x

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  6. I prefer the black and white designs. Maybe I am feeling a bit tired as I normally like colours - maybe I shall come back tomorrow. I do like the shape of these cats - there is something Disney about them.

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    1. thank you!

      Its amazing how much things like mood or alertness influence things like colour preferences isn't it... i hope you have a restful bank holiday :) x

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  7. I think my favs are the black cats. There is a black cat trying to sit on my keyboard at the moment.

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    1. thank you!

      Awww so cute! I love black cats :) (as you may have guessed from this week's designs!)

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  8. The cat fabrics are really lovely - are you planning to add mice in with them? Hope you have a good week.

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    1. thank you!

      funnily enough i hadn't actually thought of adding mice! I like the idea of adding some to my next cat design! x

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  9. Oh my, those cat fabrics are gorgeous. I'm finding it really difficult choosing which pattern and colour is my favourite, but if I really had to choose, I think it would be the cats in love in green.
    You're really talented coming up with these new designs week after week!
    The doggy mugs are lovely too.

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

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  10. Love the cats! The design featuring the purple cat is my favourite, just because I love all things purple. Great designs as always, I'm sure they'll do really well x

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  11. I do love the Digby mug, I'm definitely a dog rather than cat person but do like your black cat designs.

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  12. Digby is adorable. I can see why Ann was delighted with them.

    My favourite cat designs are the second black and white one and 'miaow, miaow, miaow'. Good luck with your knitting xx

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    1. Aww thank you Gertie :)

      He He :) I think i'll need it!! x

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  13. I can't pick a favourite!!! Oh my what wonderful creative week you've had. The cup is lovely. I'm sure Digby's owner is going to be so pleased with it. AND your fabric it just got better and better as I scrolled down. I'm now wondering what I can make my daughter with your designs. I have to say your your not helping my addiction to fabric as I just want to buy more after visiting you. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Aww thank you Ali you're so kind :) I'm really happy that you like this week's designs! xx

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  14. What a lovely blog :) You are very talented, I especially love the dog mugs!

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  15. Love the Digby Dog mug - what a handsome chap! :) 'Miaow Miaow Miaow' and 'Kittens' are my favourites - you've really captured the creatures' attitudes and personalities :)

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x