Sunday, 9 February 2014

Spring Fabrics And Craft Papers For Handmade Monday


Thank you to everyone who left lovely comments about my Easter craft papers last week, i'm really happy that you like them! The set is now available to buy in A4 size from my Print and Paper shop on Etsy, priced £3.50.

This week i've been working on some spring fabric designs...


Spring Fresh Fabric Collection

As i showed you most of these designs last week i've put them together in one image just to give an idea of how they look as a group - do pop along to my Spoonflower shop if you'd like to see them in more detail.




I've called this collection 'Spring Fresh', they're not available to buy quite yet but they will be very soon, i'll let you know!


Garden Room Fabric Collection

I've also started work this week on a new fabric collection i'm calling 'garden room'. My inspiration is to create some patterns that will work well for soft furnishings for 'outdoor/indoor' spaces like conservatories and garden rooms although of course they could be used for lots of other things too!

The first design is a simple print featuring an iron garden chair (as always drew the image by hand before uploading to the computer for colour editing).



Here's how it looks as a fabric print... (this image represents a 21x18inch fat quarter)


Its quite subtle which i think will work well one once its printed onto fabric (although i know a bit of imagination is required when trying to make it out on a computer screen!)

The turquoise colour is also not nearly as glaring once on fabric as it appears here... i've ordered samples so i will get them photographed to give a better idea of how this design looks in 'real life'.

So far i've made it up in pink too...


... although of course i can create a custom version with any colour your heart desires... just let me know if you have something in mind!

The final design i have to show you today is one i've created with some of the components i used for a website background design i did a few months ago for the lovely So Eden tropical gardening blog and shop. Here it is to jog your memory...


... and here's my new design, using just five of the elements for a simplified and universal garden theme, with a fresh injection of colour for a contemporary decor style. I've made it up in turquoise to match the colour i used for the chair design,


and also a modern olive green/pastelblue combination,



and in some fresh gardeny greens too.


I'm really looking forward to getting the samples and seeing how they look in the flesh!

Right now though i'm off over to Handmade Harbour to see what all the lovely crafters over there have been up too...

As always i look forward to reading your comments on this week's offerings... thanks for stopping by! x

20 comments:

  1. Love the range of outdoor/indoor fabrics, if only I had a conservatory!!!

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  2. Really lovely, especially the chicks. Hope you have a week

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  3. I adore those little chicks! You have some fabulous designs there!

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  4. The chicks are my favourite too, I'm a sucker for animals! Lovely work, I especially like the gorgeous spring colours xx

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    1. Aww thank you, i'm happy you like them! :)

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  5. I like your new spring papers very much, lovely fresh and delicate! x

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  6. I am amazed by how many designs you produce in a week! And yes, I accept I'm a saddo, but I love the Rustic Christmas Tree Decs I've just spotted to the right ;)) x

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    1. Hehe, they soon stack up don't they!

      aww thank you, i'm really glad you like them :) x

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  7. The garden room designs are wonderful. I really like the chair design. I think it would be a great fabric for make up bags. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. thank you very much Ali :)

      I can see that working too! x

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  8. Your Spring Fresh Selection is really pretty and I love the turquoise colour in your garden room designs, it's one of my favourite colours and I've been using it myself this week.

    Jan x

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    1. Thank you very much Jan, i'm glad you like it too! :)

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  9. I love your new fabric designs, especially the garden chair one. Although the chicks are definitely my favourite too.

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    1. thank you very much! I'm glad you like them! x

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  10. Love your new Spring designs. I quite like the pink chair design as I think it's easier to see the chairs on that colour rather than on the blue background.

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    1. Thank you very much Stephen!

      I'm hoping the turquoise one will be clearer once its printed... the computer screen does weird stuff with some colours! :)

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x