Thursday, 26 January 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
I entered this design in last weeks Spoonflower 'Cityscape' contest and am really pleased that I came 33rd out of 180 entries. When I look at many of the beautiful designs entered in the contest, I am amazed so many people voted for my little monochrome pen and ink doodle.
They put a big smile on my face!
This is not exactly a 'city'scape as I interpreted the theme and took the architecture in Totnes, the little town where I live, as the inspiration for my design.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Four different coordinating patterns taken fron my 'Tree of Life' designs, on one yard of fabric. It is entered in this weeks Spoonflower contest and if you like it enough you could vote for it!
My lovely man is mildly eccentric and when moving house I found this weirdly gorgeous photo of him. It must have been taken around the late 80's when he decided to cycle around Devon, an extremely beautiful and very hilly county here in the UK, on an old Raleigh Chopper bike (an impractical but iconic bicycle from the 70's). All his kit was wrapped in plastic and strapped to the front and rear of the bike adding I don't know how much weight; with inefficient gears and wheels he couldn't have chosen a more ridiculous mode of transport if he tried, yet he obviously had a brilliant trip as I am forever hearing 'Oh I remember when I cycled up this hill on my Raleigh Chopper....'
So I decided to use the photo as the starting point for his Christmas present. I scanned and tweaked the photo and added a border, keeping it all monotone to suit the image, had the design printed up on fabric and made him a cushion of memories! I think he likes it.