Sunday, 27 July 2014

Autumn Cards And Pumpkin Pin Cushion For Handmade Monday


Hi folks, i hope you're all having a fabulous summer, hasn't the weather been glorious in the UK, the wall to wall sunshine feels like it could go on forever... On the making side though my thoughts have already turned to Autumn... just incase it does decide to show up :) 


Pumpkin Pin Cushion


I had some sample swatches of my 'Autumn Naturally' fabrics to use up and i thought it might be fun to make some pumpkin pin cushions. So far i've made one using the three spotty fabrics...


I think its pretty cute and i'm definitely going to make more using some of the other fabrics. For now though i've had some fun photographing this one among some of the real squashes we have recently harvested from the allotment :)


I will be listing it for sale this week on my website, Etsy shop and other outlets.

*An aside for fellow crafters... I'm sure there are tutorials out there on how to make these but i'm one of those people that enjoys finding out for themselves if i have the time. As a result a rather ugly duckling version preceded this one as i tried to figure out the logistics... Its all part of the creative process though isn't it? What do you prefer, tutorial or trial and error when you're having a go at something new?


Autumn Cards

There was a little flurry of excitement at Free Spirit Designs HQ this week when a local shop agreed to take some of my notecards! I thought it was about time i had a go at getting some of my products in 'bricks and mortar' shops and this seemed like a gentle way to dip my toe in the water :)

I took in some of my Autumnal designs with the approaching change in season in mind and i've been getting them photographed in readiness for listing in my online outlets soon too. Here are a few of them... i look forward to hearing your thoughts!







As with all my cards they will be priced £1.99 (or £1.75 if you buy more than one).

That's all from me for this week. I'm looking forward to finding out what my fellow Handmade Mondayer's gave been up to... See you over at Handmade Harbour! x

20 comments:

  1. I love your pincushion! And I'm sure your cards will be a big hit x

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  2. Love your pincushions & cards! The fabric pumpkins blend in well with the real squashes :)

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    1. Thank you! Hehe i know, it does doesn't it, it made me smile doing the photos :) x

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  3. I think your autumnal cards are great, my favourite is the 3 leaves.

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  4. I love the pumpkin pincushion, although it is a bit scary, as I think the C word will be coming up soon. My favourite of the cards is the leaves on the white background.

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    1. Thank you! Hehe i know, i don't dare mention it but i have thought about it! :)

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  5. The Pumkin pincushion is adorable, and the perfect fabric too. Well done on getting the courage to take your work to a store, I hope you some great success x

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    1. Aww thank you! I will keep you updated! :)

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  6. Your pincushion is so sweet! really love the simplicity of it and the beautiful fabrics! fab job! xx

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  7. Congrats on your cards. The pumpkin pincushion is adorable. Lovely design :)

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  8. I love your pumpkin pincushion. A whole basket of them would look fab just as a feature!
    I'm a bit of a mix and match kind of person with tutorials or trial and error. It all depends what I'm trying to do.

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    1. Thank you! Hehe yeah that would be fun :)

      I guess i am too when it comes down to it but i do enjoy the process of working things out for myself if i can! x

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  9. Aaaaah, lovely pumpkin pin cushion. It looks great. Love your cards too, especially the mushrooms one. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

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    1. Thank you very much Jill! You too! x

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  10. omg they are sooooo cute!!! x

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