Wednesday, January 28, 2015

finished scarf






I'm so sorry for my lack of posts of late, I have been busy working hard on another lovely book, I'm nearly finished so I'm taking a moment to share with you my latest project success!
As you may know, I have been working on a collection of scarves, my first attempt at ordering on line was a complete flop, the company who produces them admits that they won't look the same as the art work, well that's an understatement! they are washed out and the colours have run horribly.
I have had to go back to the drawing board and have decided that to produce truly beautiful quality with a sharp, vibrant print I need to make them myself and so here we are,
This long scarf is made from a sumptuous fabric, not silk, actually nicer in my opinion as it has a lovely weight which makes the scarf sit beautifully,
This design is quite summery the next designs will be suitable for cooler days.
I'll send new designs as soon as they are finished!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pattern Observer

As a regular visitor to PATTERN OBSERVER I am delighted that they have featured me!
If you are wanting to up skill yourself in Photoshop and Illustrator don't miss their:
 Free Pattern Observer Photoshop and Illustrator course
it's great! hurry though as it has already started!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Summer flowers


I am building up a collection of prints to mix and match for my scarf project, I think I'll team this one up with a lovely vintage stripe!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Year spring clean!






 What a job, it's something I only have the energy to do once a year, rearranging my living room shelves!
It's only when everything has been cleared off that I realize how much stuff I have!
This year I have tried grouping according to colour, there's still tweeking to do but it will have to do till next new year!
Oh yes, my sister surprised me a few days a go with one of my dream roses, red and white striped, I nearly fell over, it's so beautiful, it's called "Hurdy Gurdy"


Friday, January 2, 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My last Post for 2014!

This is my last post for 2014,
I am excited to continue soon after the New Year,
I wish you a very relaxing and lovely Christmas,
Thank you so, so much for visiting my little blog, your views and lovely comments are what spur me on to continue persuing my passion,
Till very soon!
Ellen xxx

Friday, December 19, 2014

Silk scarf design


I  am looking forward to receiving this silk scarf!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

new Geometric book


If like me, you are a regular follower of the fabulous"Print &Pattern"blog you have probably noticed that they have just released a new book featuring all things geometric.
It is an honour to be included in it and exciting to see my tree that I created as a giant wall decal is on the back!
You can get the book here on Amazon

Monday, December 15, 2014

vintage modern mix textile design


A mix of my favourite styles, modern, graphic mid century, pretty all in one design!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Red berries fabric design

It's true to say I absolutely love creating new work, especially when I find a new and exciting direction that opens up more and more possibilities.
While I will continue passionately down my precise, graphic, linear, folk, paper cut style, a breath of fresh spring air has wafted over me, I have always loved romantic floral prints and the more I play around the more I want to create these into something, To start with I think silk scarves will be perfect then later who knows what 2015 will bring...it's so exciting!

Friday, December 12, 2014

silky summer scarf


and finally the last one in my initial collection, this is definitely one for summer, I think I'll wear it with faded jeans and a simple white tshirt...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Silk scarf design



I love scarves, I wear them every day, even in summer,  I have therefore amassed quite a collection, spotty ones, flowery ones, stripey ones so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to produce my very own ones, 100% silk no less!
I quite like the idea of mixing and matching patterns and styles as I know from experience that once worn, only sections of the design are visible, never the complete image,
I created the flowers by sketching in pencil and converting it in Photoshop.
I'll let you know what it looks like once I receive it!
I think I'll start on the next one...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

MY HOUSE book!



I am so excited to share the very first pictures of my freshest book!
MY HOUSE features 3 groovy families and their joyfully, bright little home.
It has a decidedly retro feel, which you know I love!
As with MY FARM, MY ZOO and MY TOWN, each model is flat, die cut and precreased with simple to follow instructions,
I will show you more when I receive my copy hot off the press,
it will be available to purchase soon on Amazon!




Friday, November 28, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

paper vintage vase



I can't tell you just how much I enjoy  the process of creating something completely new from paper,  experimenting, tweaking, decorating, seeing it come to life, I especially enjoyed designing this cute little vase, you see I have quite a collection of real ceramic mid century vases and the idea that I can make my own is very exciting, I can see a whole series coming on!