Lovely lovely fabric swap

I was so excited when I received some lovely packages in the mail from my hand printed fabric swap III swap partners this week!

:: Love this woodlands print and card from Kerry-Anne - Ameliorate v. to make better 

:: gorgeous print form Kelsey - lovely and enough

:: Lovely triangle print and card from Melissa - a happy stitch

:: very cute print from Amy - Crafty Shenanigans

I feel very lucky to have received such gorgeous fabric from my talented fellow fabric swappers! I can't wait to make some wonderful things with these lovely prints... just need to find some time now :)

my creative space: hand printed fabric swap III

I just love the Hand printed fabric swap III that Leslie Keating from Maze and Vale organises! It's so much fun to participate in! I love designing and screen printing a special design for my fellow swappers!

I had this little "Seedlings" design (thanks to Steph from Bondville for the name x) whirling around my head for a while and scribbled it down in my sketch book.

I then created the "Seedlings" design in Adobe Illustrator and printed it out, so I could cut out the stencil! It was a little bit tricky to cut out all those stem parts! I do rather love cutting stencils! :)

Once the stencil is cut out, I got stuck into screen printing it... I just couldn't wait! There is nothing like seeing your design screen printed for the first time, it always gives me such a thrill! I had so much fun screen printing these fat quarters, two in emerald green ink, on off white linen/cotton...

...and two in charcoal ink, on oatmeal linen/cotton.

They turned out just gorgeous! I was so excited to pack them up and send them off to my swap partners who live in New Zealand, UK and two in the USA! I hope they like them :)

I couldn't help myself... I screen printed some seedlings for me too and I made a cushion! Love it :)

Hope you have had a wonderful creative week... check out what other creative people have been up to at my creative space!

my creative space: kitty luvs bear on show

Oh dear.... it's been a few weeks since I've posted... it seems I have been on a little bit of a break :)

A few weeks ago I created my "kitty luvs bear" Gocco print at a Gocco workshop at Sweets Workshop for  the Gocco exhibition at Sweets Workshop!  I also Gocco printed some plain, one colour kitty luvs bear prints, with the intention of painting them with watercolour!

:: one colour Gocco print of "kitty luvs bear"

:: playing and testing out watercolour ideas
I really enjoyed playing with watercolour ideas for my Gocco prints! I printed out kitty luvs bear on plain card so I could have a good old play without wrecking my precious Gocco prints! Once I was happy, I watercoloured the good Gocco prints... holding my breath :)

:: "kitty luvs bear" in watercolour frame and prints packed
I am so happy with how they turned out and was so proud to see my little print hanging up in the Sweets Workshop Gallery!

:: "kitty luvs bear" hanging out with Gocco friends

:: lots of gorgeous Gocco prints

:: Sweets Workshop Gocco window display

:: kitty luvs bear cushions
I also made some "kitty luvs bear" cushions for Sweets Workshop too, using my new screen from my emulsion workshop I did a few week ago! Love it!

It is such a great little exhibition and so many wonderful Gocco prints on show! I am so proud to be apart of it! The exhibition is on until 16th April!

Hope you have had a wonderful creative week... check out what other creative people have been up to at my creative space!