A lot of the inspiration for my creations comes from the natural world, the observations i make whilst out walking through the woods and fields, the colours of the flowers, the changing of the seasons, it all seeps into my consciousness and turns into ideas for new designs.
This week's makes are a good example of this - i hope you enjoy :)
Autumn Lavender Pillows
I know, i know, nobody wants to think about Autumn/Fall whilst the sun's still shining, its one of my favourite times of year though so i'm a little bit excited to see the crops in the fields ready to be harvested and the apples growing bigger on the trees.
I love apples, to eat and to look at. I'll definitely be having a go at an apple fabric design soon but for now i've made up some of my linen lavender pillows.
These were quite a popular make for me last year, as were my Autumn leaf lavender hearts which i've made some more of too.
The applique leaves are cut from a Michael Miler postcard print fabric which i think compliments the romance of the season... anyone else think falling leaves are romantic? :)
Both the apples and the leaves are £12 for a set of three and available from my Etsy shop and other outlets.
Nature Finds Postcards
I'm one of those people that approach walks in the countryside like a treasure hunt - whenever something unusual catches my eye it gets slipped into my pocket and taken home. These tend not to be live things such as wild flowers which i generally prefer to leave in situ, but things like feathers, fossils, dried leaves, acorns... i like to decorate the house with my finds and more recently i've taken to photographing them too.
I've had in my mind for a while that some of these images might make nice postcards and this week i got around to creating some mock-ups for you to see...
What do you think? Would you but something like these to send/hang up? The price would be something like 85p/90p per postcard, £4.80/£5.00 for a set of six.
Which ones do you like the look of the most? Thank you in advance for your feedback!
Quick Craft Paper Update
Thank you too for sharing your thoughts about my craft papers last week, every comment was super helpful :)
I've now started the process of making my papers available to download in printed friendly A4 size - i've done the rose garden designs so far which are now listed on Etsy.
Adding my other collections in A4 and also making them all available to buy in paper form are on my 'to do' list... amongst other things... :) I'm working on getting some cards printed up too - i'll keep you updated!
Before i nip over to Handmade Harbour to peruse all the fab crafty blogging going on over there, i must let you know about a post i wrote this week showcasing the loveliness of one of my fav Etsy shops, Bahari Blossom. Its not often i take time out to blog during the week these days but i just had to make an exception to share gorgeousness like this...
All Bahari Blossom bath and body products are natural and made by one of the loveliest ladies on Etsy so if you have a moment, why not pop along to find out more about her story.
Thanks for stopping by! x