Monday, April 25, 2011

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cushion Swap 2011

I have just joined a Cushion Swap over at Punky and Me If you want to join up race over and read all about It I love making Cushion covers and I have some great fabric to do it with Lots of printing left overs Should be great fun!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Products in The Gypsy Caravan

I have just posted my Altar Cloths and a couple of Tarot Card Boxes in my store I have decided the Wheel of the Year Cloths and other magical tools will be named FABRICS OF FAITH under my Rainbows End Banner

I have some lovely crystal and rune bags to post later this week In the meantime drop into my store and have a browse

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Samhain Printed

I have finished two altar/table runners for Samhain Celebrations. It's coming up to that turn in the Wheel of the Year here in the Southern Hemisphere I have also made two for Marbon as well I will be releasing them into The Gypsy Caravan later Tonight Yule is next on my list , but I thought that I might make some for our Northern neighbours and play with some Beltane images

Friday, April 8, 2011

Harvest Moon

I have been playing with new images based on Mabon and the change of seasons I am really pleased with this piece of fabric I completed this morning. I printed it using a corn dolly (Made from wheat stalks) a Harvest Moon , St Bridgid's Cross and small wheat stalks These are not my usual colours of choice to print with but I loved the mixing of the autumn tones and the way it all came together. I have decided I'd like to do some more based on the Wheel Of the Year theme Samhain is next and the images and colours of this spoke will be another step away from my usual palette

This fabric was created for a special purpose so has been earmarked to go off somewhere other than The Gypsy Caravan However as soon as the Autumn Sun shows itself here again I will sun dye some more to print and add to my store.

Spoonflower Swatches Arrive

Well after what seems to be an eternity my fat quarters of the Miss Rose's fabric from Spoonflower finally have made their appearance They look OK however the wording on two of them seem to be a little fuzzy I am not sure why Maybe I need to pay closer attention in Photoshop It was exciting to have them finally turn up it seems such a long process. Now what to make? Any Suggestions? I think I will make my motifs smaller and closer together in subsequent designs it really is hard to judge until they are finally printed. Of course doing a print on paper may have shown me this but II was my usual self and in one hell of a hurry to dash something off.
The time involved in the ordering and finally receiving is a bit off putting considering the price of the fabric However I have a new grandson due in June and I think I would like to do some designs especially for him. Something that would be too time consuming for me to do by hand printing