Finally, I’ve managed to put some cute new designs on Etsy – and there’s more exciting news, as they’re going to be featured in an upcoming issue of Papercraft Essentials! These Cool Kitty designs are going to be in the Cut Out and Keep section of issue 128, on sale on 17th December!
There will be a four page section devoted to the cards made with this collection of graphics, papers and digi stamps and I can’t wait to see it!
Meanwhile take a look over on Etsy in my shop and you’ll find all 3 new sets there. Or click on the images below to take you straight to them now.
I’ve finally finished my custom vintage style handbag using my cat print fabric! Thanks to Amanda at The Shiney Company, who does these amazing bag-making workshops and has given me the chance to transform my custom fabric into this gorgeous vintage style handbag. If you’ve got a little bit of sewing experience these bags are really not as difficult to make as you might think and there are lots of different bag making classes available.
Thanks to Amanda at Shiney Company for taking the photographs. You can see a whole range of the different bags we all made on the Shiney Facebook Page.
I’ve been doing a bit of sewing recently and trying to revive some of my old hand-making skills which I haven’t used for quite a few years. I thought it would be a nice idea to make some items in my own custom printed fabrics. I’ve made a couple of cosmetic bags and I’m now making a handbag and I’m quite impressed with the results. During one of the handbag-making workshops recently where I was using my own cat design fabric printed by Woven Monkey the other ladies were loving my fabric and they asked if it was for sale! The good news is that now – it is! I’ve just opened a shop on Woven Monkey. I’ve only just started and there are many other designs to add, but take a look. My first Cool Cats Patchwork fabric is now on sale in cotton, cotton poplin and cotton sateen. Perfect for making clothing, quilts and bags. The cosmetic bag sample here is made using the cotton sateen, made firmer with the addition of a medium weight iron-on interfacing. I’m planning to add some co-ordinating fabrics, polka dots, flower prints and other cat designs to this range, so bear with me and keep checking back as they will be added as soon as I can. I’ll be showing the vintage style handbag that I’m making as soon as it’s finished, but that won’t be for a few weeks. I’m really excited to see what it comes out like.
You can use this fabric to make hand-made items to sell, but be sure to share with anyone who asks where you purchased the fabric.
Here’s the sample cosmetic bag I’ve just finished, it’s lined with a peach/white polka dot print fabric that I purchased, but I’ll be adding some of my own co-ordinated fabrics soon. It also has a little shrink plastic cat tag to co-ordinate with the fabric print and I’m planning on getting some matching cosmetic mirrors which should be awesome!
Right now, the wonderful Tigerprint UK homepage has a rotating carousel header, and designers are being invited to submit their designs to be featured, so I thought I’d have a go and submit one of my designs.
To see it in action, pop over to the Tigerprint UK website and scroll through the fabulous assortment of designs submitted. Many of them are from fellow Module 2 ABSPD students – they are an extremely talented bunch! Thanks particularly to Jennie Whitham (whose design you can also see featured) for sharing the link to the carousel feature.
Here’s my featured design. What better way to illustrate Tigerprint than my own little tiger! I call this little guy Kevin, and he’s from from my Mish Mash Monsters range of popular character designs.