Wednesday, 29 February 2012

An extra day to blog!

Happy Leap Year everyone, there's a cute froggy image on Google today.
This is my first leap year since starting the blog so it gives me an extra day to show you something new.

This week I've had printed samples back from one of my latest Spoonflower fabric designs. It is a retro look fabric which I've created in a collage style using my old stamp collection and some antique magazines, postcards and books.
At the moment this is only available to buy on Spoonflower, it may appear in my Folksy shop at a later date.

Whilst on the subject of old magazines, here are a couple of lovely examples which were charity shop finds. I love the advertising designs inside, the typography and the illustration style.

There are some lavishly illustrated pictures inside, the colour reproduction is excellent and has remained vibrant over 50 yrs later.

Who knows, there may be another fabric design lurking in the pages of these mags!


grace said...

Fabric of those gorgeous adverts would be great - laptop covers or something to make for your man - if you make some let me know! I really like what you've done happy leap day x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love those flower illustrations Sally, they're are really beautiful. :)
Great fabric too!
V x

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Your fabric is super cool! I also love the old advertising and those flower pictures, wow! Suzy

patty said...

That's a great idea Grace for gadget cases in the vintage ads, I'll have to give it some thought.
I thought the flowers would brighten the day a bit!

Aunt Jane's Attic said...

Your fabric looks great, love all the old advertising mags, especially the flower one. Julie xxx

BeckyWise. said...

I love your old papers they look gorgeous. I love typography and illustarion and the fabric looks wonderful!
- Becky x