With the arrival of the new fabric last week, it’s time for a whole range of new items.
January was a super busy month designing lots of new prints. It’s one thing seeing my designs on my computer screen, but seeing my drawings printed on fabric is still amazing! I’ve got a busy couple of weeks making lots of lovely new items for you all so I thought I would list everything I’m making so you can see what’s going on. If you would like to pre-order anything before it goes to public sale, please get in touch!
Kingfisher Giraffe Ladybird Sheep Banana Panda Cow Blue tit Bee
Bananas (random pattern on a blue background) Bananas (stripes on a white background) Cats Rubber ducks Llama Puffin Cows Rabbit Sheep Ladybird Panda Bee
Ladybird Rubber ducks Puffin Panda – SOLD Cow Sheep Bananas
Kingfisher Llama Bee Bananas Teacup – SOLD
Reusable makeup remover pads
Squirrels Puffin – SOLD Ladybird Blue tit – SOLD Rabbit Bananas Panda Kingfisher Pineapple Flamingo Elephant Peacock feathers – SOLD Bee x 4 – 2 SOLD
Reusable beeswax food wraps: Snack size and lunch size
Bees Kingfisher Puffin Ladybird Flamingo Panda Bananas Pineapples Dinosaurs Unicorns Blue tits
Don’t forget to comment below or click here to get in touch if you’d like to reserve any of these items.
It’s time for a new print design and for this pattern we’re off to the farm.
Growing up in the Derbyshire countryside definitely gave me a lot of inspiration for my print designs. From the patchwork field landscapes to the farm animals on the doorstep, it’s come through in my work more than once or twice.
I’ve already created a couple of designs inspired by farm animals. The chickens came first (no pun intended) when an escaped flock of chickens made a break for it down the village road. The gorgeous colours of their feathers made me grab my colouring pencils and blend those tones in my sketchbook. If you’ve not seen the chicken print design before, click here to take a look at this chicken pencil case.
Next up was the goat print, inspired by my sister’s love of goats. They are pretty great little fellas aren’t they.
When I was thinking of what prints to design next, I took a look back through the photos I had taken over the years and came across these beautiful cows.
I absolutely love the cow’s hair (hair/fur/coat?). The texture leapt out at me and the blend of colours was lovely and warm. I knew right then that the cows would be my next print design.
The wiggly texture of the hair drew me to oil pastels straight away. I thought this would translate really well so I rummaged through all my pastels to get a warm colour palette.
I really liked the effect of the oil pastels but I wasn’t sure it would translate well as a print design. The rough nature of the oil pastels look nice on paper but they don’t scan very well in to the computer to make a digital print, so it was back to the drawing board…
Check out the next blog post for the next instalment of the cow print design!
It’s that time again when new fabric is on its way!
After a super fantastic festive period, it’s time to restock on lots of items. New fabric here we come! The beeswax wraps have now completely sold out so I’ll be making a HUGE new batch of those, but what else would you like to see?
I’ve designed lots of new prints in the new year so I’m really excited to see those on fabric. Have you seen the panda print and banana print yet?
With summer holidays on the horizon I’m planning on making a whole new range of passport covers. What designs would you like to see on the passport covers? So far I have planned bees, blue tits, bananas, sheep, cows, pandas, kingfishers, rabbits, ladybirds and giraffes. Are there any other prints you’d like on them? Let me know by commenting below!
Another best seller at Christmas was the fabulous reusable makeup remover pads. These completely sold out at the Christmas markets so I’m going to make a big new batch of these too. What designs would you like to see on the makeup pads? Let me know!
And of course there will be more of your favourites like coin purses, makeup bags and aprons. Anything else you’d like to request? Just let me know! New fabric will be ordered on Friday so don’t miss out.
You may not know this but I love pandas. They’re so cute and don’t even get me started on when they do roly polys. Last year, thanks to my lovely sister, I was lucky enough to visit Edinburgh zoo and see the pandas there. By some miracle, neither of them were asleep and they were both up and walking around so I got some brilliant photos of them.
So when it came to brainstorming new print designs for the new year I thought “Wouldn’t it be great to design a panda print?” and that’s exactly what I did…
Check out the next post for the print design work in progress!
Thanks to all you lovely people who visited the markets before Christmas, the beeswax food wraps sold out! I’m going to be making some more ready for the next market in March but I’d love to get your input on what designs I should make. The bees were the bestseller last year so I’ll definitely be making more of those but what else would you like to see? Any suggestions of new prints I could design to put on the wraps? Let me know by commenting below 🙂
There are so many things I love about running my own business but designing whatever prints I want is definitely my favourite part of my job. I’ve got loads of new print ideas in the works for this year so I thought I’d get started on the first one.
Last year, after hours and hours of drawing, I designed the pineapple print and thankfully you guys loved it! It was one of the most popular prints of 2018 so I’ve decided to expand the idea into a print range full of all sorts of different colourful fruits. I’m taking a slightly different approach with these fruits as I’ve been wanting to try out a new colouring technique for a while now. My plan is to draw the outlines of the fruits with a thick pencil then create watercolour washes in different colours and collage the colours into the outlines on Photoshop. Check out the next blog post to see the results!
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