Shelley Made: November 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

Under the Sea T-Shirt Design

For a bit of something different, I have designed a t-shirt...  Spoonflower, in conjunction with Storey Publishing - the creators of the One Yard Wonders books, are holding a contest - the theme being Under The Sea.  The winner will have their t-shirt appear in their upcoming book next year.

I did it for a bit of fun...but could totally see my little girl in it :)

Clownfish Love - Riviera Tee

She's always been a big fan of the little Clownfish.

Riviera T Mockup

If you feel like voting (which is always appreciated!)...the link is here

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Swirls and More Swirls

New fabric designs!  I did some swirls as part of a design I did for the Mollie Makes Spoonflower fabric design competition...and loved them so much - I keep doing them in different colours!  This is my entry...already proofed and available for sale...  The winner will be on the over of an issue of Mollie Makes magazine...which would be really neat.  You can click on the image below to see the full repeat on fabric.  The colour palette for the competition was very restricted - and quite a challenge!

Fancy That...

Plus - the first roll of my own design on gift wrap arrived...and it happens to be swirly too :) 

It is a beautiful weight of paper - so thick and with a lovely sheen.  Very happy with it.  You can see the red and white swirls here, available on fabric, wallpaper, wall decals and for a limited time gift wrap!

Some of the other colours...this is a favourite...printed on poplin in the photo...for a top for my daughter...

Or maybe a Christmas green...
Fancy Swirls - Christmas Green

Or teal...
Fancy Swirls - White on Teal

Fancy Swirls - Black

Fancy Swirls - Purple
On little Cocktail Napkins...
Curly Swirly Holiday Cocktail Napkins

Or with birdies even...
Purple Bird Swirls

Lots of swirls...swirls everywhere!  In more colours in my Spoonflower shop...and if you are interested, and want it in a different size print, or different colour - feel free to contact me and I can change it for you.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Matching Sunhat and Skirt

It was my niece's birthday yesterday.  A big 2 year old already!

She's a blue eyed cutie - so I designed a new blue and orange set of fabrics for her, and made them into a little skirt and reversible sunhat.

The sunhat is the Tie Dye Diva Sunny Day Sunhat.  I made mine with a straight brim, but she included a ruffle as an option.

It turned out pretty well I think...

On one side I used this personalised fabric...
Personalised Name Fabric - Handwritten Blue Daisies

...and the other is this one...
Orange Daisies

If you click on the images - you can see the full fabric repeats at Spoonflower.

I made up a special border print for the skirt, which is the Sassy Skirt from Sew Sweet Patterns.

I lengthened it a little - as the skirt is very short, and made it an adjustable waist - I wrote up a quick tutorial on how to do that here.


Then wrapped it all up in matching paper to send off in the post...with fingers crossed that everything was going to fit!

Another good day's sewing :)