Glanoramay

Eclectic Design

Jun 20

China Pin Up tiles custom fabric…

China pinup tiles

Subtle but racy, I wanted to do a pinup design that veers a little away from the norm…click the piccie to go to the fabric page.  Incidentally, this prints beautifully :)

ttfn


Yummly yum!

Hi Hi, a little post about my Sweet Shop fabric collection :) I started this a while ago now when my BoSelecta mad sister asked for a Cola Cubay fabric to make silk boxer shorts for herself (she’s yet to get round to it, but it got me started!).  So after trial and error and trial and error and more, eventually creating more texture overlays than you could shake a sugary stick at, I managed to come up with Cola Cubes, yay, design over, move along move along…only that’s the thing with Spoonflower, you are quickly hooked on an idea…so then came Cola Bottles, an equally big pain in the arse to make.  But then what about those hard, gummy Cherry Lips that we used to get at the cinema, and Fried Egg mallows (more texture creating) and there has to be White Chocolate Jazzies, and Jelly Fish, Chocolate Eggs and, of course, Liqorice Alsorts and, what sweet shop would be complete without Love Hearts I ask you??? Now, if you used to get penny sweets like this from an old shop, or market stall like I used to (and still do…) then you’ll also need a candy stripe Paper Bag to put it all in, yes, yes you will :) So, the collection so far, here’s a pic… 

The Liqorice alsorts in the middle here are my handmade Fimo ones that I use in jewellery and button making :) Oh, and if you’d like some Sweet Shop fabric, like, all of them, but not as separate pieces then there’s a Cheater Quilt especially for you, would you like a photo?…okay…                     

Cheater fabric laid out before sewing…

Same cheater fabric after making up into a cushion, which my daughter claimed :)

I’m still adding to this collection, I have a good 5 or 6 designs in the background, simmering away in a copper cauldron, all Wonka style, flumps, ABC candy and pink shrimps to name some, so watch for more :)

TTFN xx


Hello hello, cute close up photo of a Bubble Gum Monsters fabric swatch and this design is part of a collection of 4 coordinating fabrics that are all up for sale.  The test swatch here has been printed on Kona cotton and photographed in natural daylight with no flash.  Please ignore the smudge on the red bubble in the top right, one of my cats tried to stroll across it while I was getting the camera ready, silly kitty :)

Hello hello, cute close up photo of a Bubble Gum Monsters fabric swatch and this design is part of a collection of 4 coordinating fabrics that are all up for sale.  The test swatch here has been printed on Kona cotton and photographed in natural daylight with no flash.  Please ignore the smudge on the red bubble in the top right, one of my cats tried to stroll across it while I was getting the camera ready, silly kitty :)


Jun 19
Ooh Jazzy Baby, hand drawn and coloured repeating pattern.  This one is for sale as a custom fabric, Zazzle products and also at society 6

Ooh Jazzy Baby, hand drawn and coloured repeating pattern.  This one is for sale as a custom fabric, Zazzle products and also at society 6


Custom fabric design waiting for tests to arrive before releasing for sale, this is a digital image of the design, hand drawn elements, scanned, coloured and arranged into a repeating pattern in photoshop.  You can see close ups at Flickr or visit the fabric page, just change to Fat Quarter view and Yard view to see the full repeat.

Custom fabric design waiting for tests to arrive before releasing for sale, this is a digital image of the design, hand drawn elements, scanned, coloured and arranged into a repeating pattern in photoshop.  You can see close ups at Flickr or visit the fabric page, just change to Fat Quarter view and Yard view to see the full repeat.


So first post and I’m kicking off with a digital image of my latest repeating pattern design.  This is for an upcoming contest at Spoonflower, the design brief is to use Pomegranates as a motif.  I toyed with the idea of creating something with vintage ephemera but then I’ve been determined to get back to drawing so out came my trusty felt pens.  So the foreground is hand drawn, hand coloured and then scanned and arranged in Photoshop, just a little adjustment to the curves to whiten the whites.  The background has a linen texture repeat that I hope will print strongly on the fabric when the test swatch arrives.  All being well it should be up for sale in about a month :) To see some close ups you can view this design at Flickr or go straight the fabric page

So first post and I’m kicking off with a digital image of my latest repeating pattern design.  This is for an upcoming contest at Spoonflower, the design brief is to use Pomegranates as a motif.  I toyed with the idea of creating something with vintage ephemera but then I’ve been determined to get back to drawing so out came my trusty felt pens.  So the foreground is hand drawn, hand coloured and then scanned and arranged in Photoshop, just a little adjustment to the curves to whiten the whites.  The background has a linen texture repeat that I hope will print strongly on the fabric when the test swatch arrives.  All being well it should be up for sale in about a month :) To see some close ups you can view this design at Flickr or go straight the fabric page