Friday, 25 October 2013

Roller Blind Commission

About a Month or two ago, I finally finished the design for the roller blind fabric. It took a little longer than I expected but that's because I used an American company to print it and had to wait for printing/delivery times. The fabric is now with the client and they are very happy with the result.

Before I printed the final piece, I needed to make a few amendments since the last blog post about it, as the sample that I got back in the post wasn't how I wanted it to look. The scale needed changing as it was way too small to been seen when sat down. So this was scaled up by 50%. I also needed to change a few colours as the blue and yellow didn't show very well. I'm definitely glad I ordered a sample piece. I always get samples before I print, I don't think it's worth the risk if it does happen to go wrong, and as I hadn't used this printing company before it was a must!! So here are some photos...
This was the first sample that came back to me, As you can see the colours are a little too light and the scale is pretty small.
And these photos were of the final print. I'm pretty happy with the way it looks. The colours are more vibrant and the scale is much better! You can't really tell the scale from the photographs but trust me on this, it's a massive difference.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my little journey with this project and hopefully it has inspired you to create something from scratch too. If you want any advice or information about this project, then please get in touch and I will get back to you.
Hopefully I will get some photos of the blind up in the window soon, and when I do I'll post them up on this blog.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Autumn Accessory Finds

When I was doing some research for my last blog post I came across some great Accessories for the Home, All from Marks & Spencer. Most of these were prints or wall art, here are a few that I thought I would share...

'4 Owls', £15
'Bird postcard', £9.50
'Home Sweet Home', £17.50
'Linen Stag Canvas', £9.50
'Owl Print and Frame', £35
'Peacock Wall Art', £17.50
'Fox Frame', £25
'Stag Framed', £35
What do you think about these? Have you found any other interesting Autumnal Prints lately, please feel free to share below if you want!
Or if you would like to purchase any here's the link.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Autumn Wallpaper Finds

When I was over my mums on the weekend I picked up her Ideal Home magazine and found some really interesting wallpaper designs. I thought I would share this with you...
Lets start with Next
Bricks wallpaper £15pr.   Wooden Plank £15pr.

Limestone Tiles £15pr.     Grey Slate £15pr.
Black & Silver Trees £18pr.   Ava Gold £25pr.

French Script £15pr.      Postcards £18pr.

Victorian Bottles £18pr.  Ornate Frames £15pr.

Chocolate London £18pr.
Colours, Travel £14.98pr
Holden Calligraphy £12.98pr
 Muriva, Brick £19.98pr
Statement, Bookcase £19.98pr
Muriva, Big Apple £12.98pr
Muriva, Britannia £12.98pr

Muriva, Camper Van £12.98pr
The natural looking wallpapers (from Next) are my favourite right now. I'm loving this style especially for the Autumn leading up to a rustic Christmas. What do you think?
If you would like to purchase any items from Next then click here, and for B&Q items click here.