Somerset Blooms

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July was a busy month with getting ready for the Walthamstow Garden Party and then the end of term and the various events that are held. I had hoped once that was finished I would have more time for some Craftee Fox admin and marketing but I got caught up in making clothes and that hasn’t happened! Part of this admin was to write a blog about my latest design,  so better late than never.

Somerset Blooms is a collaboration between my Mum and me, although a collab is probably over stating it a bit as my Mum had already painted the four watercolour pictures and I asked if I could use them. There is chatter of her painting some more for future designs.

So I took the four paintings, played with them in the computer and then had them printed on fabric. I love the way they have come out and intend to play with them some more for other items.  I already have a pattern ready to make this into a dress for my daughter, which I’m very excited about – the thought of her wearing a dress made by me with her Grandmother’s painting on. And it’s called Somerset Blooms as Somerset is my Mum’s (and my maiden) surname.

 

 

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Flip flops for summer

Last month I launched my latest design and it’s all because of a pair of flip flops. These flip flops in fact

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These are my daughter’s flip flops and while we were on holiday last year I drew them and added other flip flops.

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This year I worked them into a design on the computer and now have flip flop fabric and am making it into lots of items. Its different to my other fabrics – and not a flower in sight – but it does have similar strong colours. I made a complementary fabric for linings and after a mistake in the size of my image now have flip flops in two different sizes. The larger size is good for bags.

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A trio of pouches which are perfect for pens, glasses or even sanitary items.

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Funky lavender bags

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A swim/ PE bag and a tote bag made from the larger flop flop print

The make-up bags have beads added to the zip pull and I’ve printed the image into the price tag

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A sunhat and hair bow

And finally (enough of flip flops?) A6 plain notebooks and for these I made a dark blue design. I am soon going to add two more colours to range.

So there we have it. The new range to get you into the mood for summer!