Friday, February 15, 2013

Creative Space: Geo Love

Those who check in on my instagram might have seen last week that I 
carved a new block, a tricksy octagon. So, yes, it sat on my desk for a bit, 
but finally I've started playing around with it to see how it might form a pattern... 

I knew when I cut it out that it wasn't going to form easy continuous patterns, so
I made some of copies of the block and began playing with how they
might work. 

Attempt 1... I began by trying to form patterns with the shape of the block...

Attempt 2... I started looking at the pattern within the octagon and how the 
block could be placed to make these lines form a new pattern...

Attempt 3... bringing them all much closer to make the line patterns
more obvious...

And then Attempt 4... looking for new ways to make more obvious patterns 
within the pattern. 

There was something about this one that really appealed. instantly 
loved how I could see circles in the design and stars within the circles.

And this made me think of other possibilities if I looked at it as being
part of a geometric grid...

Anyway, I guess you can see where I'm going with this. There's still a lot of 
playing to do. So glad I can do this on the screen and not waste fabric ;)

What's in your creative space this week? You can see more here.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Recommendation: Trophy Wife

I don't normally do this, but I'm recommending a blog today... Trophy Wife.
It's a hilarious parody of blogging that has me laughing out loud with every post.  

With the slow wind down that seems to be happening with blogs and everyone 
jumping over to the instant gratification of facebook and instagram et al, I have 
a feeling that those of us who continue to blog will love this. 

Profile warning: all names have been changed... see if you can guess which 
Australian blogger this trophy wife really is :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Neon Order

A recent order completed :)


Not sure if I should make more for my shop... what do you think? 

Linking in to My Creative Space over here.