Saturday, 31 May 2008
Friday, 30 May 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
Kids are in bed and I have a few minutes to myself. So I finally made some prints using my new gocco! I use the term 'new' loosely... I actually bought it over a year ago when I had a four week old baby, but when I first tried to use it my fuzzy brain was unable to comprehend the instructions... Honestly - I have trouble reading a manual on a good day!
About a month ago I started this project. First drawing a picture. Another day making the master. Tonight I have actually printed something! Quite happy with the result too!
The design was too fine to use the ink blockers so some of the yellow bled into the trees, but I quite like how that turned out too!It's nice to finish the day with something to show for it!
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
I made a few more scarves last night too. A couple will be gifts, but I have posted 2 in the shop to see how they go... Anyway, I love wearing mine, the velvet is so cosy and warm! Especially on cold days like today!
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
I woke up this morning and could feel winter. A cold in the head and a wet sleety day outside made me think I needed a new scarf. I raced out and bought some black velvet before going to a friend's place for a big sunday roast. Nice.
A patchwork of three designs backed with black velvet. Very pleased!
Wednesday, 14 May 2008
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
They all looked so pretty spread across the floor, but the photo doesn't do them justice. Need to invest in a new camera - or take a photography course... Isn't it all about the light?
Still deciding on the designs for the next print run, I came up with a new one yesterday that might be the first one... It's funny how you can struggle for ideas for so long then suddenly the gates open and they flood through!
Wednesday, 7 May 2008
We found it in the gardens at Heide on saturday. I've seen them before but have never seen the plant. No idea what it is, but it looks amazing!
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Staying with the aquatic theme, I remember years ago in San Francisco I saw sand dollars on the beach. I thought they were amazing things and they inspired this pattern:
I've ordered fabric today so will need to finalise which designs are printed very soon! I'll probably do one of these three, but I can't decide which... I do have a few more patterns up my sleeve! Very exciting - will have to think about colours too...