Sunday, May 29, 2011

Forget Me Not, Lobelia and Windflower Sketch Fabric

Actually this is lobelia that is growing in my garden, but my mind was on forget me not flowers that I am hoping to see in Lake Tahoe tomorrow. It has been raining all night and this morning so it might be a
drizzly trip, but I still want to go, Lake Tahoe is always worth a visit rain, snow or shine.

This is another one of my fabrics from Spoonflower with my flower drawings. This is a windflower, anemone, where I drew the different phases of growth. It printed so nice and has a great diagonal pattern in the overall fabric. I'm thinking I will make a table runner or table square with it.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Daisy Bouquet Fabric and Columbine Buds

I sketched my columbines before they opened and a little red dianthus was close by so sketched it too. We had a week of rain so they are loving the cooler weather. It got below freezing one night and I lost my little cherry tomato plant, forgot to check the weather. Everything else is okay. My dianthus is blooming and the cosmos I planted are getting more blooms. I planted them in the back because it gets so hot and they can take the heat.

I got some more of my Spoonflower fabrics back and really liked this one of some of my pen and ink drawings. I entered it into the black and white contest and that was fun. I don't really want to cut it so will have to figure out something else, maybe a pillow panel.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Chicken Fabrics and Blue Butterflies

My chicken fabrics came this week from Spoonflower and I really like how they turned out. The chickens printed nice and clear and the yellow background is a very soft buttercream shade, just what I was hoping for. I don't think I will be able to cut it up. Maybe I'll make a hot pad or something with it.

This is a plaid I designed to go with the above fabric and it just has the chicks in it. Very soft pink butterflies and flowers are in the background too.

Some very bright spring flowers and electric blue butterflies. Was playing with pure color and it is very bright...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Watercolor Art Fabrics

I got my latest shipment of my watercolor fabrics from Spoonflower. This one has little whimsical teapots. The colors and patterns print really nice on the fabric.

This was my favorite of the bunch and I called it "Spring Snippets" fabric. I modified it a little and added more flowers in the white spaces so it would be a more consistent design. I made a little needlecase out of it (you can see that on my stichery blog).

This was my second favorite, "Winter Carrots". This is a fun border design. I used this in another needlecase and cut strips of it to go with some of my other fabrics in a patchwork style needlecase.