If you popped by my blog last week you might remember me mentioning that i'd like to have a go at creating some apple fabric designs... i think writing it down helped spur me on as i've already got some to show you!
I'm also full of enthusiasm about nature postcards at the moment - remember i showed you some last week? Your comments we so helpful that i've got a few more to run by you today... :)
Autumn Apple Fabrics
The first design was inspired by the apple trees in my garden as they will be in a month or so - laden with apples waiting to be picked!
Here's what a 16x16 inch swatch would look like.
Next are some simple rows of apples - i know there isn't a shortage of fabric designs like this around, but i love this style and wanted to have a go at my own version :)
All three represent 16x16 inch swatches (average cushion cover size).
My final apple design is all about the best bit - eating them!
Here's a 16x16 inch swatch,
and also, as its a smaller print size, here's an 8x8 inch swatch so you can see it more clearly.
I've used the same colour palette for all my apple fabrics so they would work well combined with each other in a project - i'm thinking of making some apple bunting with the sample swatches when i get them.
You can see these designs in more detail over in my Spoonflower shop - they're not for sale yet but i'll let you know when they are.
Nature Photograph Postcards
Thank you to everyone who left comments about my 'nature finds' postcards last week, as always you've been super helpful in enabling me to clarify my ideas and i've gone ahead and ordered a few of them to be printed up (if anyone is wondering i'm using Moo, they offer a great service and i've always been happy with there products in the past). I'm sooooooo excited to see them - there will be piccies with next week's post!
As well as a growing bank of photographs of treasures i've brought home from country walks, i also have a fair number of nature photographs i've taken whilst out and about and this week my mind turned to the possibility of turning some of them into postcards too... Here are some examples to give you an idea of how they would look - as with last week it would be really helpful to know which ones stand out and what you think of the idea in general.
Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts!
A4 Craft Paper Update
For anyone interested in printable craft papers, i just wanted to let you know that my colourful cats collection is the latest to be available in printer friendly A4.
* As an aside i now know why printable papers are generally available in 12x12 inches - its sooooo much easier to calculate sizes! Converting to A4 has taxed my brain to the max - i'm not a natural mathematician... i'm sure its very good for me to give the grey cells a work out though :)
Once i've gor a few more, if not all of them converted, i'll get to work on making them available in paper form which shouldn't take long at all.
As always, i'm off now for a peak behind the curtain of some superb crafting over at Handmade Harbour.
Thank you for popping by my corner of blogland today! x