Monday, 27 October 2008

Framed Children's Artworks - Part 2

This is the second installment in my series of posts showing my framed artworks for children. This design uses nice soft pastel colours and has the hand embroidered text 'Sweet Fairy Dreams'. There is a narrow patchwork border and fine ribbon detail top and bottom for added surface interest. Metallic fabric has been used for the wand and star and bead and sequin detail has been added to the wings. I think this picture would make a lovely addition to any little girl's room.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Framed Children's Artworks - Part 1

Today I am posting images of a pair of framed artworks I have created for a girl's room using Rainbow Fairies motifs. The appliqué fabrics are all polyester satin giving a really nice bright sheen to this design. The rainbow has been embellished with decorative machine embroidery in co-ordinating colours to create subtle surface texture. The raindrops are tiny beads and have the added sparkle of a tiny sequin behind.

Monday, 13 October 2008

New Bag Designs

This week I have been working on some new bag designs. The pair of lilac bags have been created around the Tea Time theme and were made very much with my super tea drinking friends in mind - you know who you are!

The Apple and Daisy bag has a real summertime picnic feel to it and is a nice fresh contrast to the grey weather outside today.

All the bags I make are individual and crafted with care using fabrics that are precious to me for various reasons. They are all fully lined and have nice sturdy handles. The bags shown here would make great reusable shoppers and the lilac Tea Time bags are large enough to be work or book bags.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Floral Appliqué Design

I am taking a little break from repeat pattern designs this week and working on some more floral appliqué designs. The details above have been taken from a larger artwork combining scattered floral appliqué motifs with ribbon and ric-rac stripes. The overall effect is contemporary and crisp with a handmade touch.
This design would work well as either bedlinen or kitchen textiles such as table runners and napkins.