More glorious sunshine this week - yay! And a busy week of making for me. Mostly i've been working on a commission that i can't show you yet though so it will be quite a brief post from me today (and possible quite a long one next week!)
Whenever i complete a new collection of fabric designs i order sample swatches of all of them from Spoonflower. My cool cats collection is my largest yet so this huge array of feline fabric swatches are currently gracing my crafting table...
Although the main purpose of ordering the swatches is to check the designs work in terms of colour representation, print size etc, i am of course keen to make lovely things from them too.
I've had my thinking cap on and come up with a few ideas of what to create with 8x8 inch swatches recently - things like coasters, mini bunting, lavender pillows, bookmarks have come to mind so far...
I've decided to turn these colourful 'cats in love' swatches into lavender pillows and bookmarks.
I had hoped to have them all finished this week but due to being pleasantly sidetracked by a lovely commission, i've only completed the blues so far...
Blue Cat Lavender Pillows
They make a cute little set i think - the perfect pressie for a cat lover!
They measure 8x10cms and as with all my lavender pillows are stuffed with a combination of soft British wool and gorgeous dried cotswold lavender. The reverse side is fresh white organic cotton.
If they prove to be popular i will keep them as a permanent fixture in my shops and make them entirely from organic fabric i think.
Blue And White Paw Print Bookmark
Recent visitors to my blog will know that i'm very enthusiastic about making bookmarks at the moment, so no surprise i've been at it again this week!
I've used the white organic cotton canvas again, i love how fresh it looks alongside the bright colours of these fabrics. There are no frayed edges this time, in keeping with the neat, bright, fresh look i'm going for with these designs. I look forward to hearing what you think!
That's it on the making front for this week. So, back by popular demand, its...
Mystery Plant Time!
Okay, here's this week's mystery...
... anyone who manages to correctly identify it will get a big 'hooray!' in my next Handmade Monday post!
Speaking of which, its that time of the week when i like to enjoy a good browse of all the crafty delights lined up over at Handmade Harbour... do come along, everyone is very friendly :)
Have a wonderful week! x