Sunday, June 27, 2010

Screen Printing Class

Yesterday I attended a beginners screenprinting class. My ultimate plan being to design and print my own fabrics for my jewellery and accessories. It was a hoot, with lots of giggles (fabric dye fumes??), and heaps of help and encouragement from fellow participants. It was a lovely vibe and many gorgeous prints were produced. 

First up, I printed this t-shirt for the little guy.
I cut the stencil from a photo I sourced of a dear little birdy sitting on a tennis net. 

 He was quite popular and a couple of the other participants asked if they could do a print of him as well.
This is Mira's version of him on a black apron. We called it the "gin and tonic" shot - you can just picture him kicking back after a long match with a tiny G & T watching the sun set...

Next I made this ginkgo leaf design. I photocopied multiple images of the leaf sillouette, cut them all out, mucked about for a while arranging them onto a single page, photocopied the whole lot again, and then cut cut cut,...

This is the image on the ubiquitous tote bag:

 Here it is repeated on a European pillow case (which is now stuffed with a huge pillow and has pride of place on our bed):


Here is a gorgeous friuty print done by Fiona:

 This is Audrey's birdy tree:

So much fun, so many ideas!

Monday, June 14, 2010

And So The Sun Sets...

on another peaceful family holiday...


Back to the real word tomorrow...


Sunday, June 13, 2010

More Adventures

Cruising the rocks for crabs
...whist I have a ball fiddling with my new iPhone app...

Long Weekend Adventures

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Patchwork Love

I am finally getting around to posting about my new aquisition: my super fab, super colourful and super gorgeous Amy Butler patchwork quilt.
Aaaahhhhhhhhhhhh, love.
I have been hankering after such a quilt for the longest time. My original plan was to teach myself to sew and make one myself.

I soon realised, however, that this was NEVER going to happen.

So... I hopped aboard the Etsy train and tracked me down a quilt maker. The lovely Monique (from sew fun by monique) was duly commisssioned to make me my dream quilt, and she took up the challenge like a trooper - including hunting down all of the out-of-print patterns from all over the cybersphere...
I  am so happy with the result. I just love it. It is so bright and cheery and is an absolute feast for the eyes. yum.
...and has proved a big hit with the rest of the family as well!
Read Monique's blog post about her "Amy Butler Quilt Quest" here.