Thursday 27 September 2012

Sing me a song sweet fellow

A bonus of the colder weather setting in is the return to my garden of my friendly Robin.  He is always there to keep me company and entertain with a little song.  He has been inspiring a lot of my work lately, one secret project and a brand new range of Prints & Stationery.

Many that know my work will not be surprised that I love Teacups!  As a child I loved Tea Time at my Granny's home, nestled amongst the fields in Dorset, I would have cold milk in my cup always with a slice of home made cake!  Nowadays I've moved onto Tea and using my Granny's china cups always brings back these happy memories.

She had a particular blue and white mug that would hold her morning cuppa and this was the start of my inspiration one day.  I was sat out in the garden drinking from this cup and watching the Robin searching for worms amongst my flower beds!  Pencil and paper never far away I sketched this little friend balancing on the cup. With touches of fun polka dot and subtle snow flake fabric designs his character started to take shape.  I love that moment when a new idea that you have imagined in your mind starts to appear in front of you!

You can collect all four colour ways of this little fellow, as Art Prints (5x7"), Notecards, Gift Tags & Christmas Cards (complete with a little song from our new friend!).

I love felt pin cushions for Tea Cups 

Have a cup of Tea and join us for a Sing A Long as you visit my Etsy Shop to see the entire range. I hope they will bring as much delight to you as they have to me.


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Anonymous said...

So lovely and really nice to hear the story behind such a cute little character!

Tracy said...

Your new designs are very charming, Catherine! I love the fabric/fiber inspiration for the birds--very clever and sweet. LOVELY to see the robin at the top too. :o) Great to catch up with you! I've been offline a few days having some fun, just now surfacing! :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Vicki Boster said...

Catherine- these are my new favorites!! I love the little birds-- the whole line of cards and tags is just precious--

Sandi said...

inspiration from your own window, these are so sweet, love your color choices and patterns, hugs

Travel With Lulu said...

I love the little English robin - so sweet! I love your interpretation - absolutely delightful!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Oh you are a clever Bunny! Aren't they so sweet...lovely idea to mix the patterns. Mmm, my robin is in full voice at the moment too, only yesterday evening I listened to him chirruping away into the dusk from the hedge...The new range is really lovely Catherine,

Sarah -x-

Rose H (UK) said...

What delightful cards :o) and a lovely memory that made you think of designing them.

Thank you for your visit and sweet comments.
Rose H

tlcukjourney said...

Your blog is lovely!!!! Your crafts are beautiful and the whole atmosphere of your blog is peaceful! ~Tammy

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