Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wimbedon Christmas Market!

Last weekend I was at Wimbledon Christmas market! It was really good fun and I look forward to doing a market again soon!!
Here are a few photos of my stall ...

















Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Getting ready for Wimbledon Christmas Market!

This weekend I will have a stall in Wimbledon on both Saturday and Sunday (which is the Winter Wonderland night!) I am very excited and have been making cushions, bunting, lavender bags and more out of brightly coloured, retro patterned and vintage fabrics, so that hopefully my stall is bursting with colour and lots of lovely Christmas presents and stocking fillers!


Thursday, 10 October 2013

Working with retro and vintage fabrics!

Ive been working with retro and vintage fabrics recently and love the look and feel of upcycling old fabrics into something new! keep an eye on my Etsy shop as their will be pieces popping up soon!






Tuesday, 17 September 2013

New cushions up on Etsy!

I've just uploaded these two handmade cushions onto my Etsy shop! They are made using my digitally printed pattern printed onto a high quality heavy twill cotton fabric.
The cushions are bright and bold and feature an invisible zip closure!



Thursday, 12 September 2013

Lampshade!

I had a go at making my own fabric lampshade using a piece of my digitally printed fabric.
I really love the look of the finished lampshade and it was fairly simple to make! ... Definitely something I will be making again!


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Cushions finished!

I finished the cushion in the previous post and made a second using the rest of my digitally printed patterned samples! I used an invisible zip to close the second cushion and LOVE how this looks!

I am really impressed with the digitally printed fabric and have already ordered a few more of my patterns to be printed! I love the clean cut, professional finish digitally printing gives, yet still allows my patterns and colours to pop!


Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Quirky patchwork cushion in the making!

A while ago I had some of my patterns digitally printed on to fabric via spoonflower.com. Ive not really been sure how to use the samples sent to me as they were quite a small size, however today Ive started making a patchwork cushion with 4 of my samples!
Ive gone for a simple patchwork style and will include a classic envelope closure when I find some suitable fabric to back the cushion with!
Here is the cushion so far ....


Monday, 29 April 2013

Pinterest love!!

I've been on Pinterest for over a year now and still find it completely inspirational and unbelievably practical and useful! ... which is saying a lot for a still fairly new website! The great thing about Pinterest is that it allows you to have a virtual mood board of hundreds... probably thousands of images all organised in to multiple collections and in the comfort of your desktop.
Another practical aspect of Pinterest is that it eliminates the need to keep bookmarking web pages, as well as 'downloading' or 'saving' images! It really is such a user friendly and easy site to use that I would recommend it to anyone... especially those who like hoarding inspirational ideas!
As well as uploading, saving or 'Pinning' your own images to your pinterest moodboards there is also a huge community of 'pinners' which you are able to follow and get even more ideas from as you are then able to 'repin' their pins!
All pins are 'public' on Pinterest so if you 'pin' a picture everyone who follows you or is on Pinterest maybe able to see your 'pin', however Pinterest has recently added a section called 'Secret Boards' where you can pin whatever you like in complete privacy!

Once you are signed up to Pinterest you are able to drag this little bookmark to your toolbar (with the rest of your bookmarks) this then allows you to simply click the button when you're on a picture that you want to 'Pin' and it does all the hard work for you and saves it to where you want! (shown using a search for cushions below!)


Once you have a few boards set up I'm sure you'll find it hard to resist adding pins from thousands of different websites, blogs and shops!
 Pinterest is particularly useful for projects, whether in the form of a college, uni or work project or simply a home re-decoration project, Pinterest allows you to group ideas together, accompanied with a link to the relevant website to give a clear and organised visual reference!

...Here's a few of my boards and pins!
       http://pinterest.com/lizziepinnger/





... Happy Pinning!!

Etsy Shop!

As I mentioned in my previous post I havnt been able to make alot over the last few months however there are still lots of bright, bold and handmade pieces available on my Etsy shop....



A quick cross stitch!

I've been unable to make anything properly over the last few months due to moving house/ having an extension, so I've been thinking of different things that I can do that don't require too much room, many fabrics or a sewing machine! I came up with cross stitches!.... Here's the first of many hopefully!! (I haven't done one in years and annoyingly accidentally dropped a line of stitches with out realising half way through the 'M'! not too bad for a first attempt though!


Friday, 15 March 2013

Product of the Week 15/03/13!

This weeks Product of the week is one of my lovely handmade love heart appliqued cushion covers. With a lime green background and bold pink heart this cushion will brighten up any room! now with 10% OFF !



Sunday, 17 February 2013

Product of the week 17/02/13

This weeks Product of the week is another one of my canvases, this time featuring a bold zigzag/ chevron applique pattern! Now at 10% OFF!!



Friday, 8 February 2013

Product of the Week 08/02/13!

This weeks late product of the week is my fun bright canvas featuring two appliqued hearts perfect for valentines day! Now at 10% OFF!!



Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Friday, 18 January 2013

Snow!!

Gotta love the snow

.... Pretty views



...Seeing Friends

 ... Snuggling up and reading a magazine ..

... Hopefully it wont last too long!! x

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Fabric samples from Spoonflower


My pattern samples from Spoonflower arrived this week! I love the quality of the prints and the generous sample sizes! ....



Product of the week 05/01/13 !

... I've let the Product of the week posts slip in the last month due to a power surge breaking my Macbook and through the rush of Christmas and New Year! ... However I am back in force now so here is this weeks product of the week .. with 10% off!