Pattern Make

Sarah’s Pattern


Quietly before Christmas I set myself the challenge to create a pattern based on the Brides beautiful shoes and vintage  purse. 

Two of the designs lent themselves to small scale and with the help of Spoonflower who digitally supplied small swatches from my pattern design I began to cut and sew. The scale was reduced from the one seen below,wp-1451691333815.jpg

My sewing machine and I have a testing relationship but all went well I am pleased to say. Choosing coloured ribbon was almost as satisfying as wrapping the lavender bags in gift wrap!.lavenderbagminiladybirdadded

The pattern below can be bought in my little shop .By the Meadow One sample swatch at 8x8inches was just enough to make one  lavender bag in very fine cotton lawn which is ivory in colour. miniladybirdaddedfrommotif

The second pattern was a tossed repeat which I am hoping to place in my shop in the next few weeks.thursdaysprig

Sarah was very suprised on opening her present!


Boat trips out to sea.

An Otter taking day trippers out to sea leaving the bright lights behind.


Developing this theme further I tried adding colour digitally with a little writing.croppedmockup1toprint - Copy

Early in the morning before the moon disappears he prepares for the day ahead.  One flask of tea, two sardine buns and three pairs of woolly socks. 






Little shop


New challenges and I have placed on the virtual counter a bolt of fabric which can be bought from my little shop named…. By the Meadow


The design suits a small project like this fabric cover for a notebook. Opening my envelope from Spoonflower with the swatches in was exiting it was a little parcel of discovery.