A busy week for me but well worth it as i've finally finished my Autumn designs! In digital form anyway, there's still a little way to go on the making front. I'm looking forward to sharing them with you today, as always your feedback is invaluable and much appreciated :)
I've called the collection 'Autumn Naturally'. It includes the apple and nut designs i've shown you recently and also some falling leaves and colour coordinating spotty fabrics you haven't seen yet. These designs are available to buy as printable craft papers and fabrics and will also feature in items i make for sale in my shops.
'Autumn Naturally' A4 Craft Papers
There are twelve papers in the collection and they are available for instant download from my FSD Print And Paper shop on Etsy for £3.50. As with all my printable papers, once you have downloaded them you may print them off as many times as you like for use in scrapbooking, card making and other craft projects. They may also be used for making items you wish to sell on a small scale (please credit Free Spirit Designs :)).
These papers are available in printer friendly A4 size but other size options could be available - just let me know what you're after.
Incase anyone was wondering, i'm also working on making a range of pre-printed papers available - i'll keep you update of course!
'Autumn Naturally' Fabrics
I've already shown you the Autumn Apple and Nut fabrics in previous posts (links in the sidebar) so i'll just show you the newest Autumnal designs today (you may be interested to know that the Autumn Apple fabrics are now available to buy from my Spoonflower shop, and the rest of the Autumn Naturally fabrics can also be seen over there and will also be available to buy soon - if you'd like to be notified just let me know).
Here are the falling leaves, available on crisp white or mellow yellow...
... i'm happy with how this design turned out, i just love the warmth of Autumnal colours :)
I decide to also create some simple spotty designs as part of this collection. I always find when i'm making things that i'm looking for simpler fabrics to use alongside those with more complex patterns in colours that are complimentary, and its not always easy! The beauty of designing my own fabrics is that this problem is easy to solve, its just a matter of using the same colour codes for the complimentary designs.
In this instance the reds and greens of the 'Apple Tones' spotty fabric matches with the colours i've used in the 'Autumn Apples' designs...
...the browns and creams in the 'Nut Tones' spotty fabric matches with the colours i've used in the Autumn nuts designs...
... and the reds, oranges and yellows in the 'Leaf Tones' spotty fabric matches with the colours i've used in the falling leaves designs.
I'm really happy with how these turned out, i could see them being useful for lots of Autumnal makes, they make me think of bonfires and fireworks, pumpkin soup on halloween and all that's warm and lovely about this time of year.
At the risk of overloading you with information i do have one last thing to show you today. The samples of my Autumn Apples fabrics arrived this week and as promised i've made some apple bunting.
Its double sided so would work well hung across the centre of a room, i could see it on a beam of a country style kitchen :)
Here's one side...
...and here's the other.
Its a bit hard to see from this picture but each flag has an applique apple like this.
It will appear in my usual online outlets for sale in the next couple of days priced £18.
That's more than enough from me i think, its time to find out what you've all been up to! I'm off over to Handmade Harbour ... see you there! x