Sunday, 25 August 2013

Nature Postcards And Autumn Nut Fabrics For Handmade Monday


We've had some lovely warm sun in this part of the world this week and i've been a busy bee, flitting from one creative project to another :)


Nature Postcards


I was soooooo excited when my newly printed postcards finally arrived in the post and i've been busy getting them photographed and listed on Etsy. I chose ten images to get printed in all - five of the 'nature finds' images (on a white background) and five 'nature walks' images - pictures from my countryside explorations. I'm really pleased with how they've turned out and i'm looking forward to hearing what you think too...!

Nature Finds






Nature walks






Both sets are now available on Etsy from my  FSD Print And Paper shop,  priced £4.20.

Excitingly i made my first couple of sales from my Print andPpaper' shop this week and got positive feedback too - yay! One of the orders is a lovely commission that i'll tell you all about in due course :)





Autumn Nut Fabrics

Thank you to everyone who left kind comments about my new apple fabric designs last week. I have a few more additions to my Autumnal range to show you today and it would be fantastic to get your comment on these too!

Nuts are the theme this time... hazelnuts,



horse chestnuts/conkers,



and acorns - with squirrels!



These images all represent what a 16x16 inch (average cushion size) swatch of fabric would look like. They'll be popping up soon in my Spoonflower shop, accompanied i hope by some falling leaf and berry fabrics to complete my Autumn range and possibly some pumpkins and gourds too. For anyone wondering, these designs will also feature on a set of craft papers (including the apples from last week and the leaves/berries/gourds yet to come!)



Handmade Monday

That's it from me for this week, i'm off to try and tick a couple more things off my ever expanding 'to do' list before taking a relaxing potter around the other Handmade Monday crafty blogs.

Thanks for stopping by all... enjoy the last week of summer, next time we meet up it will be the first day of Autumn - just saying! :)

34 comments:

  1. Goodness, you are a busy bee. Your postcards are fab. I'm sure they will sell well and the fabric is brilliant. Your head must be constantly abuzz with ideas!

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    1. thank you! Hehe yeah my head is abuzz... not enough hours in the day! :)

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  2. I love your postcards. Beautiful and suitable to everyone. Very clever. Congratulations on your sale and feedback - the first of many I suspect. Your squirrels are really cheeky. Lovely ;)

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    1. aww thank you! I'm really glad you like them :) xx

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  3. Lovely autumnal patterns - I like the horse chestnut/conker one particularly. You seem to get a lot done every week (compared to me - think I need to improve!)

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    1. thank you! I don't really, i just do a little bit of lots of things! :)

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  4. The postcards look lovely. I like the autumn designs, particularly the horse chestnut one. I was thinking it might be time to dust off my knitted conker pattern.

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  5. The postcards look fabulous :)
    I look forward each week to see what designs you are going to show us and am never disappointed. Another set of lovely patterns xx

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    1. aww thank you very much! that's really kind of you to say :) i'm glad you like them! xx

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  6. I feel a nice autumn breeze here today :)
    Love the postcards with nature treasures - they get me in the indian summer mood :)

    the papers with the horse chestnuts are very nice and original

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    1. ooh Indian summer... that would be nice :)

      thank you, i'm glad you like them! x

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  7. Your postcards are really lovely and well done on your Print and Paper shop sales. Not autumn just yet, as pretty as the colours are, need more summer sunshine. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. thank you!

      hehe yes, sunshine is always welcome isn't it :) x

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  8. Congratulations on the first sales - I'm sure there will be many more as the postcards are great :)

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  9. These cards are so beautiful. I love the simplicity. The fabric designs are so lovely -we have a host of squirrels fighting over territory in our backyard so I am always partial to squirrels!

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    1. thank you very much Leeanne!

      Hehe, squirrels are funny aren't they, full of character :) x

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  10. I love the nature walk postcards, they'd look really great in picture frames, and I always love the fabric you design, you're so creative.

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    1. aww thank you! I'm really glad you like them! It is nice to have images from nature around the house isn't it :) x

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  11. The postcards are wonderful!

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  12. Your designs are beautiful - Autumn is my favourite season and your postcards really capture the feel of it. Cx

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    1. thank you very much! its my fav too :) x

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  13. The postcards look great and I love the horse chestnut fabric.
    Looking forward to next weeks creations.
    Ali x

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  14. Your postcards are gorgeous. It's hard to chose a favourite as I love the white background on the first set, yet the photos are stunning on the second set. You don't make it easy for a person to choose !!!!

    I love the conkers design. Very Autumnal xx

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    1. aww thank you very much Gertie, i'm really happy that you like them! x

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  15. Congratulations on your sales. I love the photography on your postcards, especially the nature walks selection.

    Love the squirrel fabric. The yellow on their faces look like little masks to me :-D

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    1. thank you very much :)

      hehe they do look a bit like bank robbers don't they! :)

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  16. All your things are just so lovely! Have a great week , Jo x

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x