Hi folks, i hope you're all having a fabulous summer, hasn't the weather been glorious in the UK, the wall to wall sunshine feels like it could go on forever... On the making side though my thoughts have already turned to Autumn... just incase it does decide to show up :)
Pumpkin Pin Cushion
I had some sample swatches of my 'Autumn Naturally' fabrics to use up and i thought it might be fun to make some pumpkin pin cushions. So far i've made one using the three spotty fabrics...
I think its pretty cute and i'm definitely going to make more using some of the other fabrics. For now though i've had some fun photographing this one among some of the real squashes we have recently harvested from the allotment :)
*An aside for fellow crafters... I'm sure there are tutorials out there on how to make these but i'm one of those people that enjoys finding out for themselves if i have the time. As a result a rather ugly duckling version preceded this one as i tried to figure out the logistics... Its all part of the creative process though isn't it? What do you prefer, tutorial or trial and error when you're having a go at something new?
There was a little flurry of excitement at Free Spirit Designs HQ this week when a local shop agreed to take some of my notecards! I thought it was about time i had a go at getting some of my products in 'bricks and mortar' shops and this seemed like a gentle way to dip my toe in the water :)
I took in some of my Autumnal designs with the approaching change in season in mind and i've been getting them photographed in readiness for listing in my online outlets soon too. Here are a few of them... i look forward to hearing your thoughts!
As with all my cards they will be priced £1.99 (or £1.75 if you buy more than one).
That's all from me for this week. I'm looking forward to finding out what my fellow Handmade Mondayer's gave been up to... See you over at Handmade Harbour! x