Thursday, 20 October 2011

Thrifty Christmassy

I don't like to waste fabric, especially not my gorgeous printed Christmas fabrics.  So with all the bits left over from the Christmas Tree design I came up with this idea.

I like the curviness to the shapes and everyone loves a bauble or two!  I still wanted to keep the design contemporary looking and I think these make a nice contrast to the sharper lines of the tree.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Cherry Blossom

I have finally finished a new larger stitched piece of a cherry blossom tree, developed from this watercolour.

It's in the process of being proffessionally photographed and then will be framed, hopefully in time for the next rehang at New Mills Original at the end of October.  I decided to make a new piece in response to the popularity of the first blossom tree I made, which sold at the start of the month (yay!).  Fingers crossed my new piece, Cherry Blossom, will be just as popular!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Feeling Festive!

I thought this year I'd be more organised and make a start on Christmas cards.  I've completed a few orders for Pavilion Gardens in Buxton and No.12 in Marple already and I am continuing to stock them up for New Mills Original, Fibre in Manchester and for the Stockport Handmade Market I am taking part in on the 27th November (more about this soon!)

So, to get you all in the Festive mood I'm posting up some images of the Christmas cards I've made already.  Happy (almost) Holidays!

Monday, 3 October 2011

The Big Reveal...

I can finally show you all the Wedding Thank You card commission I undertook over August and September.  First here are the two other card designs I came up with responding to ideas from the clients brief.

Tea cups, tea pots and tea bags were a running theme for the couple so for something more personal I came up with this final idea, which they went with.  The forest green ribbon matched the colour of the bride's dress trimming and the groom's tie and handkerchief and the tea bag tag records the date of the wedding day.  Original photo courtesy of William Garland (photoshopping by me!)

The client was very pleased with them and I hope the recipients like them too!  I'd love to get some feedback if anybody is reading this!  I really enjoyed it and would love to take on another commission one day soon!