Had a lovely leisurely Saturday in Bunbury – fabric shopping, a nice relaxing lunch by the waterfront and then to the Bunbury Art Gallery to make these cute little teacup planters! A very big thank you to Michelle for sharing her creative talents with us, this is such a fun idea! I will now be raiding the op shops for old teacups now so I can decorate the garden at home 🙂 You can find the instructions to make them here on the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery Blog.
Below are the original fabric patterns designed using Adobe Illustrator and the Artlandia SymmetryWorks plugin. The designs were then printed on linen canvas to be turned into these cute summer purses!
Just wanted to share a few photos taken at Re.Discover Bunbury which was held on the weekend (17th January 2015). Re.Discover is a walking street art exhibition in the Bunbury CBD showcasing some very talented West Australian Artists. The walking tour was broken into a couple of groups and guided to each piece of street art where the artist spoke about their work and techniques used. It was such a huge crowd I couldn’t really hear much of what was being said but it was so good to see all the different styles and unique pieces from each artist. Love their work! ♥
So I created my first mood board today, who would have thought they would help so much! I think I should start doing this for all my projects! It just really defines the style and gives guidelines to work with – so I keep on track. I can’t get enough of pineapples at the moment, so I created this moodboard as a guide to work off when creating a summer pineapple pattern.
I set to work and began to draw some rough pineapple sketches while having the moodboard in front of me for reference. Here is the completed pattern keeping within the same style. And for anyone who would like a nice summery new wallpaper for their computer there is a muted version available to download from the link below 🙂 xoxo
I can’t believe 2014 is nearly over, and December just zooms by, so I thought I would get myself organised and make a 2015 calendar for my discbound planner. And as an early Christmas present to all my lovely readers, here is the link to download a copy of your own to print out and put in your favourite A5 organizer.
FREE DOWNLOAD FROM LINK BELOW
Printable Calendar 2015 – A Little Bit of Prettiness
The pages are set to be printed as an A4 page and cut down the middle on the (very) faint line, just make sure the printer page size is set to 100% so they are centered on the page correctly.
I have added some of my favourite bible verses on each month, it was hard to only pick 12 but I managed to narrow it down! There is also a daily schedule with a to-do list to keep you organised, along with little check boxes for all the to-do list junkies so you can tick them off once done – we all know how good that feels! 😉
Enjoy the Christmas festivities, stay safe and be ready for the new year! xoxo
** If you enjoy using this planner, I have now made an expanded version (available for a bargain price!) including a beautiful cover, editable tabs, weekly planner and more! Check it out HERE ♥
Have you ever had a project and just couldn’t find the right fabric? Well, Spoonflower is your answer! You can create that one-off fabric you need… as unique and quirky as it may be 🙂
Spoonflower makes it possible for you to create your own custom fabric, wallpaper, decals and even gift wrap. I love that they have no minimum order, you can get as little (or as much) printed as you want. Over the last couple of years I’ve placed quite a few orders with them trying out the different fabrics, there is such a wide range to choose from including cotton, canvas, jersey and poplin just to name a few. They also have a little swatch book available with their range, which comes in handy when selecting the fabrics.
They have loads of tutorials on their blog if you want to give it a go. I use Illustrator to design with and then upload the files as a tiff, but you don’t have to use Illustrator or Photoshop – you can just as easily create a cute design from a drawing like they demonstrate in this tutorial.
The designs below I recently got printed on the Kona Cotton, which is 100% cotton and a good quilting weight fabric. I’ve made these designs into headscarves for all the Dr Who lovers! This fabric is also available from my Spoonflower shop for anyone wanting to make a funky pair of Tardis PJ’s or some other fan memorabilia 😉