We're a month into Spring. How is it the end of April already?!! Anyway I've just released a new pattern in my Spoonflower shop - "Spring Woodland Wildlife". It's a fun pattern featuring blossoming trees and woodland wildlife in a fresh, soft colour palette - perfect for kid's clothes, soft furnishings and bags.
Towards the end of last year I designed a series of Cut and Sew fat quarters on Spoonflower for creating fabric bows. The fat quarters consist of five pairs of patterns that can be cut out and sewn together to create cute bows that can then be attached to hair clips or brooch backs, or used as accessories on clothing and bags. Instructions for putting the bows together are included on the fat quarter panel.
The beauty of the panels is that you only need one fat quarter to create 5 different bows as opposed to having to use 5 different fat quarters in each of the designs.
This would be an ideal project for a young sewist or a beginner, but would be a quick and easy make for the more experienced sewist. And if you don't sew, the bows can still be made using fabric glue instead.
Attach the finished bows to hair bands or hair clips or create a fabric band and wear them as a bow tie.
Watch this short video to see how easy it is to put the bows together then head over to my Spoonflower shop to get the fat quarter panels.
As I mentioned in an earlier post I opened a shop with Woven Monkey and so I am slowly uploading my existing designs to the platform. It's an interesting process because it has made me revisit some designs that I'd sort of forgotten about. Geo Wheels is one of the first surface pattern designs that I created, originally with white, aqua/mint and red backgrounds. I couldn't resist playing around with more colours and loved the results with lilac, mustard and teal backgrounds so these are now available at Woven Monkey and also in my Redbubble shop.
I've opened a store with Woven Monkey! They are a UK-based supplier of print-on-demand fabric. You can upload your own designs or buy from independent designers like me. They have 20 different fabric options - from a range of different cottons to velvet and scuba stretch (lycra).
I didn't realise how many designs I actually had in my portfolio so it will take a while to upload them all, but head over to the store to see what's available.
I like bold patterns, florals, foliage and bright colours.