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6 September 2011

Greetings













I have been busying myself with a bit of painting today, which i have actually really enjoyed. I have managed to start and finish two watercoloured pieces today, a goldcrest and a big plump blue tit. After finishing these i thought id have a go at designing some greetings cards, mainly to make my stall more attractive this weekend (i have two craft fairs).

Let me know what you think of my designs so far, i've decided to add quotes to my drawings to give them a bit of character. I think i must be in a romantic mood! These cards are priced at £3.00 each which includes a white envelope and a cellophane sleeve to keep it safe on its journey in this miserable weather.

Maybe if they turn out to be quite popular, i could upscale them into A5 and A4 prints. Anyway, please let me know what you think!

4 September 2011

Mulberry

LOVE the latest Mulberry shoot, it is a perfect picture of what i have in my head every day. Tim Walker too, what else can i say?

New Customised Lavender Cushion



Last week it was my friends birthday and i decided to have a go at making her a lavender cushion with one  of my owls on! I'm really happy with the result, especially how it looks sitting on her bed next to her other cushions and bear, cute.

I decided to use a natural linen as a base as i am into quite a neutral and earthy colours. Then i chose a vintage black and white dogtooth pattern for the back. I transferred the owl onto the fabric using heat transfer and i love the result, i was quite dubious about the finish this method would leave but its really neat and professional. After sewing the pieces together i filled the owl with toy filling and dried lavender from the garden. He smells lovely!

As you can see i placed Alex's name on the cushion beneath my burrowing owl just to make the gift extra special. When buying for others i always go for gifts that are slightly personal so i thought that making them totally customisable would be brilliant and the perfect treat for any owl lover.

I can make cushions with any Night Owl design or if you have something else in mind get in touch by commenting below or emailing me at j.r.l.print@gmail.com, i'd be happy to help.

This owl cushion would be priced at £12.50, you can hopefully see the approx size from the photos. The price also includes the personalised name.

3 September 2011