striking strelitzias…

I recently thought that my pretty proteas fabric (see below) needed a friend, something similar but different, that would work well alongside it, but also stand out on it’s own. I immediately thought of strelitzias (also known beautifully as birds of paradise) as they are absolutely gorgeous and really bright and colourful. And since they are also common to south africa, I felt they were perfect for the job. They also happened to work really well in the same geometric style I used for the proteas…and so after some seriously tedious repeat pattern work…I present to you…my striking strelizias pattern…

here’s a closeup…

Here they are together with my pretty proteas…sigh…

The striking strelitzias along with the pretty proteas are both available in cushion covers, napkins and tea towels at my Etsy store.

Handmade by me.

cats and dogs…

My friends Serah and Paul asked me to design them some fabric of their very own to make into cushion covers and napkins for their home in Spain. The brief was to design something which included their cat Greebie and their dog Bluff. They gave me a list of the designs of mine they like the most and asked me to keep in mind the colours of their apartment which are beige and navy.

I decided to come up with something floral and decorative that would look lovely in their apartment, and then encorporate the images I redrew of the animals, so that they didn’t overpower the design but became something you noticed the more you looked at it. Luckily enough the pics they sent of Greebie and Bluff turned out to be really great and also worked really well together. I also brought in a bright red/orange to liven up the beige and navy, everyone needs a bit of colour!

This is such a perfect example of how the bespoke services I offer work! If there’s something you want me to create specially for you, or for someone else, please get in touch and we can chat about various ideas and options.

Here are the pics they sent me….so cute!!

Greebie the cat…

and Bluff the dog…

And here is the design I came up with! I look forward to showing you the finished products in sunny spain when they are ready!

And a closeup…

handmade by me.

fly away birds….

Don’t you sometimes wish you could be a bird, fly away and see the world whenever you want?

Introducing my latest design called fly away birds…

Now available in cushion covers, napkins, and tea towels at my Etsy store.

handmade by me.

seasonal florals

For a slightly different take on the vintage floral pattern, here are 2 new fabrics, inspired by the cold dark winter days ending and hopefully some bright sunny days on the way.
A girl can dream : )

Available in cushion covers and napkins which you can buy online at my Etsy store.

And just to let you know that I will be expanding my fabrics into some other new and exciting interior products soon! Watch this space!

handmade by me.

Pretty proteas

I must be feeling sentimental…or it was the gorgeous bunch of proteas I was eyeing out, but couldn’t afford to buy, in M&S the other day. Anyways they’re so beautiful and remind me of home…how could I resist being inspired?

Now available in cushion covers and napkins at my Etsy store.

handmade by me.

indigo blue…

I love indigo designs on white, especially in the style of 17th century chinese porcelain and delftware. Even though my design is a little different, it still creates a similar feel to it.

Introducing the latest of my collection, indigo blue, … available in cushion covers and napkins online at my Etsy store.

If you would like me to create something different specially for you please get in touch!

handmade by me.

No monday blues round here…

A new vintage inspired floral design I came up with to brighten up those monday (or any other day) blues. Available in cushion covers and napkins at my Etsy store.

handmade by me.