Monday, 27 February 2012

First design samples

I finished a couple of designs today and had to share them with you all.
The first is this knitted jersey shrug.
I have had this fabric for ages and after cutting and sewing the pattern together I have been crocheting the cuffs and edge for the past few nights.

The Second project to finish is this origami necklace. I finished it off with some glitter varnish as it's just made of stiff paper, hopefully this will make it a little more hardy. I will be putting these in the shops for summer I think,  and maybe the shrug tops. Have to see if I can get more fabric first.

Third project was this skirt, again the fabric was from my stash and the previously old curtain fabric is now a cute skirt with side welt pockets.
Looking forward to wearing it hopefully this weekend, just have to fine a nice top in town to go with it.
I have some great French Connection coral heels that will suit it perfectly.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

New Season Sketch book / Mood boards

 I thought I would put down some of my new ventures/ ideas/ projects. As i mentioned in the last blog I have started on my new sketch book for my clothes. I have decided to go long and big this time. I have always had handbag size books for portability but my wonderful sister made me this great carry cover for an A3 pad so i am using it length ways so that my fashion sketches double up as mood boards as well. i can hang it up let the pad drop down and reveal my thought pattern as a mood board. It also means i can carry it to my various suppliers and have a mini presentation to hand when selling my new season range.

Other random stuff this month, I found this tray for 50p in town today.

My new bedspread is underway for my bedroom. And my mushrooms have finally started to grow.

Jack and peter are still happy bunnies, enjoying the warm evening sun on the conservatory sofa.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Late start

OK, First i have to apologise "sorry" for such a long absence in my blogging. I have been having blogger issues with internet explorer but thankfully I have a very geeky husband who has fixed the issues.  They were not "picnic" I am relieved to find out ( problem in chair not in computer ) as he would say, but with IE.

He has threatened to start his own blog called living with a blog geek now!

I have been doodling in a new sketch book which is always hard to get the first committed marks on the crisp white pages. I have been putting it off as I was quite attached to my old one but its bulging size was getting stupid and i could not stick another thing onto it, in it or whatever, it was totally maxed out.

So here i am in the virgin pages wondering what it will be like at the end of the year.
Merryn has finally reach the age of preschool so i now have a whole day free to myself and at the moment the excitement of it has stopped the constructiveness. i am so used to snatching time here and there for my various design exploits that i am a bit lost with a whole day.
 I have started looking at bigger ventures and have started designing adult clothing  along side my kids range which i have been longing to get back to since finishing my fashion degree.
 Anyway i will leave you with a few snap shots for now and hopefully have a few fashion sketches done for the next post.

how cute, these two photos are for my friend Eileen, I'm looking after her boys jack and peter while she gallivants off around the world travelling.
They are loving listening to my old crackling radio and the rain on the conservatory roof. they are house trained little dudes and are very sweet.
jack is the one with the cool beard he also has a big frilly bum, a very camp bunny. Peter is more of a dog and loves sitting on the sofa with us of an evening and is getting good at parkour.
miss you Eileen , hope the travelling is all you expected see you soon x.