Saturday, 12 September 2015

Zentangle designs

Well they are exciting to me and so I thought I'd better share them as you may also like them :-)

I have entered one into the latest Spoonflower Contest. The Theme is ditsy lizards so I decided I wanted to do a zentangle design and came up with these:

This one is the one I've entered into the Contest.
These are colourways I did.
If you like the design but the colours are wrong for you.. It's no problem.. I can change them quite easily :-) So just ask and it will be done!

I have in mind to do one with Dragonflies and also one with Butterflies and would welcome any suggestions of others that you might like to see, done in this style. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

What a Success!

The day has come, yes it's finally arrived. I got confirmation today of the ... wait I'm jumping ahead of myself here.

Remember I told you last time that I'd had the privilege of working with someone, creating designs for her, sometimes using her drawings and sometimes just getting a brief? Well ... you don't? best you go and read my last post then hey!

For those of you who do, My clients name is Dorothy and she's a lovely person, a pleasure to work with. She's been really busy since I sent her the designs, they are all uploaded onto Woven Monkey a great printing site in the UK and Spoonflower in the USA. She will also be uploading her work onto Print Me Pretty in the UK.

As she is a hop farmer, and is also just started selling her hops to home brewers, her fabrics revolve around that subject. Wait till you see the rest we're working on.. hehe

Let me tell you folks, you're in for a treat, her fabrics are gorgeous, her ideas and vision, very classy!

These are just some of the designs she has had printed, aren't they stunning?!

 Oh and the baskets.. they are called Sussex Trugs.. really cool hey, I wouldn't mind one. Dorothy doesn't make them, but someone she knows does, and she says that they last a lifetime. If you want to buy a TRUG click HERE.

I hope this has whet your appetite for more info :-)
Below are the links to learn more about this fabric, see all the designs.. about 140 variations and some still in the pipeline. :-)

The Website is called a Bushel of Hops and so all her fabric shops are called that too. psst It's the best place to buy hops for your brilliant home brew beer!

A Bushel of Hops  on Woven Monkey *Here* All the designs are set for sale already :-)
A Bushel of Hops On Spoonflower. *Please note* that these still have to be sample printed before being set for sale, so if there are any that you'd like really urgently, then drop Dorothy or me a line and she'll arrange those to be done first.
Print Me Pretty.. T.B.A  patience dear people all in good time :-)

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Oh My Word!

I can't believe that I haven't written in here for so long!
Life has been just crazy and I have gone through a break up in my relationship and a move of countries! So now I'm living in the UK again. My time I spent in Australia was fabulous BUT things change and hopefully move forward, don't they? Please say yes... hehe

Anyway one really great thing happened to me recently. I was interviewed by Print Me Pretty and it was posted in their Blog. If you'd like to read what they have to say, here's the link

Thank you Janet I feel very privileged.

I've also been designing for a quilter who wanted her very own fabric. Together we have created a huge number of designs. I'll be talking about them in my next blog update along with the link to her shop so that you can go and see them.. she's still uploading them all and it will take her wee while.

I'm so mad at myself today. I had planned to submit this design into the Spoonflower Weekly Contest for National Parks and was so busy I missed the deadline.. Aaarrrrggggg!!

To see this design on Spoonflower, just click the caption and it will take you there.
See you soon!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

21st Place out of 214! Yippie :-)

I decided that I just couldn't do it. There was no inspiration at all and I was feeling depressed anyway, so what did it matter if I did one or not.
The contest was themed Math. There were no ideas popping into my head.. Until I thought of school days.. LOL then there it was, I could see it in my head.

So I sat down and drew it.... and this is what I ended up with.
I was quite chuffed with it. When I saw it came 21st I was rather pleased. 

Thanks for visiting :-)