Saturday, 13 June 2015

Traditional Family Trees

I have been asked to make so many different types of my traditional family tree pillows now that I thought I should share some pictures of the different ways all of you lovely people have asked me to make them.

Family name sign found here

I love the colour combination for this tree.  It reminds me of a circus!
 This red colour scheme is proving quite a popular one.

All of my traditional family tree pillows have bunting on them. Find this one here
 Choosing a 2 or 3 colours produces a great effect here
 This rainbow family tree had so many names on it that there was no room left for any patterned material but I really like the outcome.
 You couldn't get more natural than this family tree.  I think it has a super fresh look.
 Inspiration comes from the flag for this family tree.
 Can't choose which colours you want?  No problems as this one has them all!
Who know what other ideas will come my way . . . . . . . 

Monday, 13 April 2015

Shopping shopping shopping

Who doesn't LOVE shopping?  Well me actually.  I much prefer doing it on my own, in my own time without any witnesses to my strange tastes or ill fitting designs.  I often find that the garment that looks the strangest on the hanger can look the best on the body.

Anyway, I digress!  I do absolutely love, love, love material shopping.  After all, it always fits :)  I pop along to my chosen fabric shop (without the 3 littlies if I'm lucky) and can get totally absorbed for an obscene amount of time in all the lovely fabrics and colours, pulling this one and that one off the shelves to see what goes and what doesn't.

I have to limit myself to 10 (alright 20) materials at a time and have often smuggled them in so I don't have to see hubby's eyebrows raise again "How much this time then?"  I only get 10cm at a time though as my leaves don't take up that much space and then it means I can keep going back and buying more.  Of course I have to alter the shops I go to as it's amazing how often I arrive at the cutting table, load all my bolts of material onto the counter, to find out that the staff member is just due on their tea break!

Anyway, I had a purple theme today and can't wait to see how these look made up into one of my creations.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Circle Family Tree Cushion

Well here it is, my new Circle Family Tree Cushion. 

I have seen these stylised trees around for a while now and love how modern they are.  There is something very orderly about the perfect circle that appeals but then within that I am free to create whatever kind of crazy patterns I like.

Do you know how hard it is to create something that is random?  Extremely is the answer.  You can spend hours and drive yourself crazy swapping this one with that one and back again and agonizing over the difficult decision of 'Does the light or the dark orange button look better there?"

It takes extreme self control to say "Enough!" and wrap it up and send it on it's merry way although I love making up my boxes and carefully wrapping up my latest creation.  There is something very satisfying about seeing my perfect little parcel all wrapped up and ready to go.  That is my moment of smugness before the clean up begins. . . . . . . .