Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Fabric designs, crochet and tweed makes

March is still throwing some frosty mornings at me and I'm still very cold in here but the clocks will soon be changing and letting more light and warmth into our lives, hooray!

A quick result for the cat fabric, I did so so, came 85th out of 237.

More fabric has been designed for this weeks Spoonflower contest which the theme is 'spoons', I couldn't resist having a go at some simple designs.

These were the first, spoon outlines.

Next I did these which were slightly inspired by that retro, Festival of Britain type feel and colour.

I looked on the Spoonflower site and there are already lots of simple spoon outline designs so I decided not to enter any of the above. I wanted to do something a little more quirky. Two things came into my head, that lovely nursery rhyme image of 'the dish running away with the spoon', not that I could do anything illustrative like the jolly nursery rhyme books I had as a child. The other thing spoony I thought of were the Welsh Love Spoons, beautiful carved pieces with symbolic meanings. 
I looked some up and nearly started trying to draw them but I didn't have time as the deadline is today. 
Instead I've whizzed up a quick design, called Love Spoons, a running spoon with a whole lot of love to give.

I'm entering the white version, with multi colour hearts, basically because I couldn't decide which colour background I preferred.

I am still updating fabrics and adding to the collection at my Woven Monkey shop. Recent additions have been the range of Breakfast fabrics, now in new colours.

This is a completely new range on Woven Monkey, Savannah Stripes.

Moving on to crochet, I've been willing Spring to get here and I've made some spring flower jewellery. A little brooch, probably end up as a Mother's Day gift and the necklace which I'm finishing for myself.

I bought myself a new ball of wool and this lovely new crochet hook with a rubberised handle which is very nice to hold.

Finally, a couple of Harris Tweed makes for my Folksy shop, a pin cushion and needle case, this is quite a large needle case so plenty of room for stuff.

Thank you if you stuck it out!!


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Goodness you are clever with your fabric designs, I always love them and could never pick a background as they are all lovely. You little spoons are brilliant, love all the crochet and tweed makes too!
Hope you're getting some of our sunshine today it's beautiful here, warm even!
V x

Shaheen said...

We don't hear from you for a little while then you hit us with lots of treats for the eyes :)

Like you I am waiting for the clocks to change too, still nippy here too, but its been dry, so can't grumble too much. I adore all your prints, the running spoons with the heart are all very clever, I know you chose white, but I am a sucker for the colour cream :)

The crochet brooch is fantastic, its one craft I have always envied and wish I could do. The necklace is utterly gorgeous too, nice to make yourself something now and again.
Take care for now, spring and warm days are coming.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I was going to say, I love the spoon fabric, then the red fabric, then the notebook cover. Then I thought this sounds very smarmy, but honestly, I love all your makes and designs in this post.

patty said...

Thanks everyone, it's so nice of you folks to pop by and leave me such lovely comments, made me smile this week :)