Friday, 22 April 2011

Beach Huts and Bunting



It feels like ages and ages since I made anything just for myself but I've had a real urge recently to spend a day doing just that. So much of my time I spend sewing, but often I am just making up stock of designs I already sell, or stitching personalised orders for other people... It's not that often that I have either the time or enthusiasm to actually make something for myself. 


I decided to make a picture because the walls of my studio are looking quite bare, and I wanted something cheery to brighten them up... and what is more cheery than a row of pastel coloured beach huts? And of course there's lots of bunting... which you can never ever have too much of! 

Though I probably should have been sewing the pile of lavender bags on my desk which are all cut out waiting to be stitched, I promptly set about making an absolute mess, completely surrounded with fabric and very much enjoying myself as I decided on the colours I wanted to use...



Being super organised I bought the frame before I started (bargain from Wilkinson's) which is actually most unlike me. Usually I jump right in and create something with such odd dimensions that then I can never find a frame to fit!

All the fabrics I've used are just bits and pieces from my stash, but I made sure to use lots of my favourites.




It's not quite what I had in my head when I started, but then things never quite turn out like that, and I'm quite pleased with it in the end. The pink and aqua make a nice change from navy and red when sewing my beach huts - may even try and develop it into a future design/line, but for now, it is up on my wall and feels just right for the beautiful Summer weather we've been having lately. In fact, talking of which, I'm going to try and sneak half an hours sitting in the sun now before it disappears behind the hill :) 

Thanks as always for stopping by and reading my blog, I hope you have a wonderful Eastery weekend, filled with much sunshine and chocolate! Back soon xxx

20 comments:

noelle said...

Thats great, I'm just in the middle of making something for myself too, although I've done that before and ended up selling it!!!!!!

Helen Philipps said...

Your new picture is absolutely scrumptious! It's definitely good to have a bit of time away from commissions to just play around with your own ideas and have fun being creative - it helps generate new ideas too for future work. You have a lovely way of putting fabrics together! Have a happy Easter!
Helen x

Nic :) said...

Wow, soOoOoOo pretty!
What a great read
x

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

I love this Jenny...all my favourite things...beach huts, bunting and those pretty colours....
Susan x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Now that is gorgeous! So springy and summery , yummy fresh colours.

clare said...

its gorgeous hun xx clare@weekend crafter xx

Biba said...

Oh, this is soooo pretty!

Miss Paula said...

I love this!!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love your beach huts and bunting Jenny. Such a pretty picture, the colours are great, I really love aqua too.
Good for you taking time to make something for yourself!!
Have a happy, sunny, chocolate-filled weekend. :)
Vivienne x

Jacquie said...

Amazing Picture Jenny . I love the way things develop at you make them and what you end up with is not quite what you first thought of , it's the fun of the creative process :0)
Happy Easter .
Jacquie x

All things nice... said...

Ahh that is so pretty and bright too-love it :)

All things nice...

moonstruckcreations said...

Oh my, you just seem to have such a knack of choosing some of my favourite things as inspiration for your work - love bunting and beach huts!

Delicious colours as well!

Helenxx

crafts@home said...

Absolutely beautiful, such wonderful sewing and beautiful fabrics all put together in such a delightful way :)
Sue Xx

magic said...

ahh i adore these x

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the beach huts are so beautiful!!

Happy Easter Jenny :o) xxx

LITTLE KITTEN homemade said...

Oh it's just lovely, but then you know how much I love bunting!!

Happy Easter to you

Sarah x

Emma Thomsen said...

I so love the pink and aqua (also love pink and mint) and you can never go wrong with Beach Huts - long sunny days on the beach! And they're back again, Woohoo!!! Thanks for sharing, I bet you'll get loads of orders from treating yourself. Emma x

Poppy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to have my very own beach hut....maybe one day.

Happy Easter...

Lou xxx

Emily said...

You are so clever Jenny! This is gorgeous xx

Dinki Dots said...

Such lovely colours - so pretty!

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