This week I took pictures of leaves and berries. On my walks to and from the park, after lots of rain and with autumn in the air, there were beautiful little bits and pieces of nature on the sidewalk just waiting to be picked up. I love the feeling of tactile pattern design. Arranging physical objects on a white background feels different than moving them around on a computer screen. I've been sharing some of these on instagram.
I also continued working on the little bunny illustrations I started a few weeks ago. So far I have 12 illustrations which I've decided to turn into a picture book for my daughter. The main character is her bunny Bobo (also featured here on this ballerina bunny fabric). I've started working on the storyline, and realised I probably should have come up with a plot before doing the illustrations! I'm debating making it into a cloth book which I'll sell in my shop.
These two designs were featured on Spoonflower's front page this week (turquoise strawberry and honeycomb chevron):
And finally, this fabric swatch arrived in the post this morning. Its my butterflies at night design, and was printed on the new fabric poly crepe de chine. I love it! Its smooth, thin yet sturdy, has a tiny bit of a stretch in one direction and the colours printed beautifully. I'd love to make a scarf or a blouse out of it. Its available for $23/yard.