Spoonflower is the fabulous place where I make my fabric designs available to the public. There are so many talented designers there I feel very privileged to be sharing this platform with them. If you are looking for something a little more unusual, then this is the place to go. If I could afford to I’d be blowing my budget on there regularly, but usually I have to save my cash to proof my own designs. One day when I’m a little more flush I’d like to order lots of 8″ swatches of all my favourite designer’s and just make hoop art out of them. But for now, here is just one. It’s one of the very first fabrics I fell in love with and its called Incognito is Neato by an extremely talented designer called vo_aka_virginiao
I’ve used a 6inch hoop to frame an 8″ swatch, and I’ve sewn tiny reflective yellow seed beads onto the fabric to catch the light and give it even more of a 3d effect. It’s now hanging up on my wall, pride of place, next to my laptop. A little reminder of how amazing fabric design can be.
Alan Nolan, and his comedy mystery series for kids
In keeping with my ‘Everything Irish’ theme this week I’m pleased to announce my interview with writer and artist Alan Nolan, the hot new talent from O’Brien Press, is currently featured on the Inis Magazine website brought to you by Children’s Books Ireland.
It was a pleasure to interview Alan for Inis Magazine, not only he is one of my oldest friends in independent comics, but I love spotlighting the success stories of small press creators who are taken on and given an opportunity by mainstream publishers. It’s big deal that he’s getting to produce ‘graphic novels’ for kids, he’s building up the comic readership of tomorrow. I’m really proud of you Al! Not one to sing his own praises, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank him for agreeing to the interview! You can read all of it here: Alan Nolan’s ‘Big Break’ into Graphic Novels
Alan Nolan, Never one to sing his own praises ;-)
I often come up with my embroidery designs in pairs, so this is the sister stitchery to the Catwoman I showed you just over a week ago.
I agonised over whether or not to fill in the mask, so I left it to last, but I’m really pleased with the finished result. Again this little beauty is just 3 inches in diameter. (Sold)
I like how the purple glitter ribbon echoes her mask!
I’m pleased to announce my latest Twin Peaks fabrics are now available through Spoonflower. Inspired by the Double R Diner and Coop’s love of Cherry Pie, you can see the complete range here: Twin Peaks Inspired fabrics by Cherry and Cinnamon
They feature the Double R Diner logo on coffee cups, cherry pie slices:
And proving that Cherry pie isn’t always cute one fabric features cherry pie with a mysterious splatter, is that pie spill or something else? I also made a cherry pie filling fabric- a little less obvious and a lot more sinister, for those who like their Twin Peaks creepy!
I’d just like to thank my Twin Peaks quilter Jess for spurring me on, and for all of you out there who got excited by these designs: I wanna see those 50′s dresses!!!! Seriously though, I can’t wait to see what you make!