As you may have guessed from the opening image to today's post, this week my mind has turned to all things Spring... I have completed a fun new bird inspired fabric design in lovely fresh colours (coming up in a minute) and made progress on a collection of Easter craft papers too!
Birds On A Wire
From the chaos of Christmas to the seemingly endless January 'Spring clean' its been a busy couple of months with little time for designing. However, this week i've found time to start playing around with a few ideas, one of which is now my newest fabric design, 'Birds On A Wire'.
Its quite a small print size, this image represents a 8x8 swatch. You will find it listed over in my Spoonflower shop - its not available to buy yet but it will be soon!
The idea came from this photograph i took a while ago...
... i love the delicate silhouette of this little chap (or girl?!) and thought it would be fun to use it in a fabric design. It was perfect for creating rows of chattering little birdies. The hardest part of this design was actually getting the wobbly wires to match up to create a repeating pattern... it would have been easy of they were dead straight but i thought wobbly was more fun! :)
Easter Craft Papers
Its also been ages since i've put together a new collection of craft papers and i've really enjoyed working on some Easter themed ones - i'm so ready for fresh pastels after endless red of Christmas and Valentine's Day.
The set isn't quite finished but i thought i'd show you some snippets today and hopefully the completed collection next time. You might remember these eggs from last year...
...the design is still available from my Spoonflower shop and i thought it would be perfect for including in my Easter craft paper bundle (i also have a greetings card featuring this design in the pipeline... expect pics next time!)
The collection will also include a page of little chicks. Here they are on turquoise...
I will include them on traditional pastels too though i think.
I've also created a page of bunnies...
... and a page of these 'Happy Easter' banners...
... here's how they will look.
For some plainer pages i've done a simple flower design with colours picking up on some of the other colours i've used in the collection.
Here's the turquoise one on its own so you can see the design a bit better.
I've tried to make it so that each page coordinates well with a number of other pages to make them a useful and useable set. I've got two more pages still to create to complete it and i'm thinking that i'll focus on tying in the eggs with the other designs as i feel like they stand out a bit at the moment... Do you agree? It would be great to hear what you think would work best for the final pages :)
And that's all from me for this week, as always i look forward to reading your comments which are always so helpful and kind. I'm excited to catch up with the rest of the Handmade Monday bloggers too, time for a glass of something lovely and an evening stroll around Handmade Harbour i think!
Have a wonderful week! x