Thursday, 23 July 2015

Adding My Instagram Feed!

As I have previously mentioned I absolutely love Instagram and try to upload photos to it very regularly.
I then realised that, although I do also use a lot of my Instagrammed photos on my blog I don't have any link or feed to it on my page!
I therefore did a search and found that it is super easy to add an Instagram 'widget' on to my blogger blog! (for anyone also wanting to do this- this is the website I found and followed their very clear instructions)

...and VOILA! I now have a lovely Instagram feed to the right of the page...

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sewing Colour Inspiration!

I'm spending endless days in the studio at the end of my garden at the moment drawing, editing, repeating and creating surface patterns for my brand Elizabeth Pinn. I intend on bringing out a new season/ range of patterns fairly soon ... hopefully by the end of summer this year!
Whilst I am still in the designing stage however I am constantly getting inspired by all the sewing and craft related bits and pieces I have collected that live in various places in my studio!

These are a few threads, ribbons and trimmings that I have been loving recently! ...

A very tidy and organised small snapshot of my desk in my studio below...

Retro Coin Purse!

Ive caught the zipped purse bug at the moment and have been practising yet again by making this cute coin purse made in a striking retro print fabric with a gorgeous deep brown faux leather back!
I love the size of this purse and its perfect for parking change but can also fit your card and phone if needed! ✂️

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Handmade Coasters!

I have lots of scrap fabric lying around my studio left over from other projects as I never like to throw any away, today I used these small monochrome graphic print fabric scraps to make some fun and practical coasters!
As the base of this fabric is white I thought it would be a sensible idea to make them wipe-able by using an iron on vinyl which I have enjoyed using before!
As these are going to be used as coasters I realised I would need to make them as flat as possible to avoid any tea spillages in the future! I therefore haven't used any wadding on these but have used a fusible interlining to just lift them very slightly.
These are a very quick and simple craft project for anyone to have a go at and is a great way of using up those left over fabrics!

Monday, 6 July 2015


I've used Instagram for a while now and still absolutely love it as its the perfect way of showing the new products, fabrics and designs Ive been spending my time on and also lots of bits that I find inspiriting and want to share with my followers!
I also love Instagram as it enables me to see what is inspiring other designers, artists and customers and be inspired myself by the work of others!

I would highly recommend getting on the Instagram bus and promise you wont regret it!

 Here are a few of my Instagram pictures from my profile ....

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Thursday, 2 July 2015


Whilst I am still designing surface patterns I am also experimenting with making products and trying new features!
I have been experimenting with magnetic poppers ... a smart and functional way to close bags and pouches!
I have also been trying out different shapes of zipped bags such as the image below with a boxed style bottom!