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Sunday Stash #22: Elements and Metallics

I am so excited today as I get to share with you some of the samples of my new prints. I created a collection called Elements, which features a text-based print of the periodic table and a print of the atomic representation of elements. I know super science geeky!!!

The text-based prints are Cobalt, Copper, Gold, Phosphorous Red, Carbon, Iron, Silver, Oxygen, Calcium (left to right). There is one missing in the photo below Sulphur which is a yellow text on white.

Elements_text

For the atomic element prints, each of the elements are shown as their correct atomic representation. From left to right; Carbon, Iron, Silver, Phosphorous, Copper, Gold.
elements_atomic

I already have a quilt in mind using this block design I showed a while ago:
SquareSofa_Block

With this in mind, I hunted for some metallics to work with my prints and was pleasantly surprised at how in vogue they are at the moment.
Metallic_fabrics

From left to right:

I love the very neutral and earthy feel this fabric provides. I like the change. That’s it for this week. You can check out my fabric designs at spoon flower, here.

Linking up for Molli Sparkles Sunday Stash (see button on right) which is being hosted by Handmade by Mary Emmens.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Stash #19: Printing at Spoonflower

I am so excited, as I got fabulous mail this week. It was a sample collection (ie. 8″ swatches) of my own prints, that I printed at Spoonflower.

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had a circle design using solids and stripes and could not decide between a quilt or fabric….well I am making both. Here are the  “Phased Circles” in fabric, I love how the colors printed.
Phased circles

The idea of Spoonflower is fantastic. You load up your image that you would like printed, you can modify the colors and use pic monkey for addition edits. Once you are happy with it, I recommend you add it to a collection. You can then print a sample sheet of each print in the collection (~$1.20 per print instead of the $5 per swatch), chose your fabric and check-out (these are all Kona cotton).  If you wish to sell your design then you must print off every print you wish to sell to ensure you have checked and approved it…which makes sense.

It takes about 2-3 weeks (lately, it has been a little on the slower side) to have your swatches arrive in the mail (those are US-based times). You open your bundle and then you can go back in and make it available for purchase (in fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap etc) or purchase more yardage for yourself!!

Mosaic Tiles

The theme of Geometry, landed up inspiring a few more designs, so I also have a set of “Mosaic Tiles” prints (above) and “Segmented Hexies”. Below, is the first take on the segmented Hexagons….it started off as low-volume triangle prints. The new design which is still to arrive is the same triangular design but shape in 6 triangle segmented hexagons.  You can see the top part (3 segments) of the triangle along the right side of the prints. I also fixed the gap between the repeats…so I can’t wait to see the updated prints.
Segmented Hexies_take1

I will share the modified prints when they arrive. I also have a text-based print too, that has a chemistry theme, coming too. Right now though I have to decide on a cool project to use my own fabric in.

If you are interested and taking a look, you can see all the designs here. Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash (see button on right).

Creative mind in overdrive

Have you every had those days where your mind will not stop thinking about something. I usually have problems sleeping as I can’t shut it off. Well, normally for me its usually work related, but since I started this blog and had time off work due to illness, my creative side of my mind has taken over. This is good news, but I do not have enough hours in the day do to everything.

To keep track of what I have been thinking here is a list of projects, in no particular order:

Crafts

  • Cork boards for my etsy store (frame purchased and backing board)
     
  • Caterpillar growth chart for etsy store (circles cut out and painted)
  • A stuffed elephant (pattern forming in my head – probably purple colored)
  • A t-shirt rug (in white, yellow, orange and red circular pattern)
  • Twin quilt for my son (material purchased)
  • Tie art feature in orange’s, grey’s and green’s (inspired by this art piece featured on sewingwithneckties.blogspot.com)
  • Modern Quilted placemats and table runner
  • Fabric design/printing using my son’s art work and www.spoonflower.com
  • Creating a side table (for the kitchen) and shelving (for my new craft table space, hopefully without blocking too much light from the window.) from my soon to be repurposed teak futon
      

Framed

  • Textured picture of airplane view of field (out of melted crayons, bought crayons and have photo to base it off)
  • Chalk drawing of a face (subject chosen)

Home and Garden Design (the most costly ideas)

  • Backyard: Planters, Circular area, Copper waterfall feature
  • Master Bathroom: Multi-colored wood wall feature, grey painted wall, new cabinets  from the M collection of WetStyle, shower and bath also from WetStyle, grey glass tiles
  • Master Bedroom: Orange Chair (either this but in orange; or this one), tie art feature in orange’s, grey’s and green’s (see above).
  • Other Furniture I have been thinking about adding: Sofa for bonus room, Light for my new sewing desk (see photo’s above), Light above dining room table (I want a large box light but kind find one I like), Floor lamp (not sure what room, love the red cable).

Edible Delights

  • Bell Pepper Marmalade, Relish or Preserve, to use our own grown peppers

So as you can see, sooooo many ideas – let’s see what I can get done. I’ll post as I finish things (finish being the operative word).