Friday, 30 September 2011

Just finished the new two colour grain sack design

I finally printed and created the prototype for my new design and I am pleased at how it has worked out, as this is the first time I have used a two colour process to print on fabric.  I took my inspiration from researching old traditional French grain and feed sacks and coming up with an original design printed on to a natural rustic burlap material.  For the insert I have used 100% duck feather as this offers a fuller look and tends to keep the cushion shape better.  I have already uploaded to the website and I will be looking to add some more images shortly.

Lots of Love

Friday, 23 September 2011

Printing Screens for New Cushion

Here are my screen printing screens drying.  Yes at last we have had some beautiful weather here in North Devon.  I will be posting the picture of the new cushion made up in a minute.  Thankfully it is a beautiful evening so I have enough light to take some.  This cushions needs to be made with 2 different screens as there are 2 different colours on it!  Intrigued?

Also there is the last of my alchamilla mollis.  Can anyone correct my spelling?  One of my favourite all time plants.  beautiful pale yellow delicate flowers and when it rains, it leaves stunning droplets on the leaves.  Also self seeds, to totally naturalises on the gravel.  Love it.  

Friday, 16 September 2011

New Design based on vintage grain sack with a hint of colour

Recently I have been researching some old grain sack designs and thought how great and timeless these designs are.  I noticed that for some reason most gain sacks had a coloured stripe down either the side or middle of the design.  Up until now I have only been working with black, so today I started a new design which will encompass this new coloured stripe.

 Unlike the previous designs, this will have to be printed in two stages using two screens to complete the full design.  I am going to experiment with this design, not only on cushions but also on sacks.  Sacks are something I have been thinking about recently as they can be used to keep a number of different things in while adding to that shabby chic and rustic look.  I have just recently made a sack for kindling wood to go in a fireplace based on a traditional grain sack design.  I am bored stiff with the usual basket that everyone has!  Anyway above is the design that I have recently produced and will be transferring to screen in the next two days. As soon as I have  created some products I will post them on my blog and website.

Lots of love

Sunday, 21 August 2011

A Productive Day

Today I finally mamaged to transfer the new Eiffel Tower artwork to silk screen; unfortunately the first screen was a disaster as my photo emulsion was out of date. So starting from scratch, I reclaimed the screen, mix a new batch and went through the whole process again.  This time I date labelled my latest batch of photo emulsion so I would not make the same mistake again.  Anyway four hours later I am slaving over my Brother sewing machine making up the sample Burlap cushions with the new design.  Hope you like them, please let me have your comments and feedback.  All I need to do now is list them on Etsy and The Shabby Chick website.  My Sister is visiting us tomorrow with her two children for a week, so must get on with the housework now.

With Love

Friday, 19 August 2011

New Eiffel Tower Design

I just cannot help experimenting with the image of the Eiffel Tower design I found in an old encyclopaedia. This is the new artwork that I have just finished which I will be printing on to both cotton and burlap scatter cushions hopefully sometime this week. I will try and have them listed on my website within the next 7 to 10 days. Please let me have your comments and feedback.

Lots of Love

Sunday, 14 August 2011

New items added to my website - Vintage eau de nil plate

This is a beautiful vintage eau de nil plate.  The edges are scalloped.  I have 3 available.  They co-ordinate beautifully with any shabby chic style crockery.  They look especially beautiful with the rosebud tea set I currently have for sale. The signature underneath is: J. E. G. Meakin England. Jade.  A couple of them have crackled effect which personally I adore.  It adds to their vintage charm!  Price is per plate.  To visit the product page, click here.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

fabulous teapot and plates

I fell in love with this teapot the moment I saw it.  I could not believe my eyes.  It is my favorite colour - duck egg green and even has gold around the top of the spout and the top of the teapot.  It matches so perfectly with all the other crockery and just looks stunning.  Nothing clashes, it's amazing.

The gold on these two plates is so complimentary with the teapot.  They will all match in really well with the other china I have listed on here, so you can really have a wonderful tea served up which will feel so special.

So pretty together

Beautiful gold detailing around the top

The photograph really does not do it justice, it is a really pretty duck egg green or eau de nil as some people call it.

The plates are Dresden fine bone china. The Teapot is English bone china.

These can all be bought from either my Facebook page or my website The teapot is priced at £9 and the two plates are £4 each.