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Hummingbird

I have a friend’s wedding coming up…. and while she gave us a lovely registry of gifts, I believe that a present from the heart means a lot more….

For my beautiful friend getting married

However,  posting this up may give it away to her…. HAHA
 

So, I thought what can I give her that is uniquely me? What is something that no one else can give her?

I thought the best thing would be to custom design some fabric for her, and then make this into some cushions. They may not match all her decor, but if there are a few of them, they could become a feature either on her couch or her bed.

I know the colours that my friend likes, so I created this design.

STEP ONE:

Illustration and watercolour

STEP TWO:

Align all parts in Photoshop

STEP THREE:

Recolour and load to Spoonflower

Hummingbird

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Ditzy Fish

It seems like a long absence since my last post… but I have been away, down south to get some sun and sand!

At the Beach

We all took some craft stuff to do… but instead I read my book and relaxed.

Now that I am back, I really wanted to experiment with a repeat pattern technique that I read about in a book.

The idea is that you create your design in quadrants, then cut them up and shuffle them around so that all bits match up.

I decided to create a design that I may be able to enter into the Spoonflower weekly contest. The theme is Ditsy sea creatures.

It was quite fun, though without a ruler, I didn’t cut the squares very straight, so it didn’t all line up perfectly.

Now to add some colour….

I then scanned the finished quadrants into the computer to realign and manipulate the image…

The Ditzy Fish textile design

Notice some bits don’t line up? That is OK… It was good to see how well this simple technique can work.

I uploaded the design to Spoonflower to see how it would work as a continuous repeat design….

Spoonflower repeat

I don’t think the design is resolved enough to enter into the weekly contest! But it is certainly a start and something that I can work on!


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More Cushion for the pushin….

After my exhibition I have had lots of my fabric left over. If I had time I could make a whole dress collection!!

The quirky fabrics are all a part of my ALPHABETISM collection! Each letter of the Alphabet has a matching graphic…

Since November last year I have been creating Cushions using my fabrics. I think they really work because they are bright and crazy prints, but in cushion size, they are enough to highlight a room. I have also been giving them to people as unique handmade gifts!

A is for Aeroplane

E is for Engine

V is for Vacuum and L is for Light

G is for Gnome

Z is for Zombie

P is for Peacock

B is Babushka

And finally… not a part of the previous fabric collection… a fabric that I designed for Christmas…

Wouldn’t you love one of these in your lounge room to add some colour?