Thursday, July 12, 2012

♥ Kittens, Biscuits & Tea

One of the things that is coming along nicely in my room redux is my picture wall. My grandparents have their stairway wall covered in lots & lots of family photos, & I've always admired it, so I decided to take the concept & put it to use in my own room, with artwork instead of photos. It has a few original pieces by me, a couple of Kris Atomic prints, & other random bits & bobs.
The latest piece to be put on the wall is a canvas, kindly sent for me to review by a company called Bags of Love, which I had printed with a piece (above) I had just finished working on! I am pretty impressed with their service, it was printed that same day I sent over the .png & arrived a day later! They usually print out photos, but my illustrations printed pretty well, with only a minor difference of colour shades (which can be tricky to get right, after all no printer is the same, & when printing out the work myself managed to get 2 different copies just by selecting a different paper!).
They have a lot of different items available on the site too, from bags, chairs, even quilts, alongside the regular offerings like canvases & calenders. I think the prices are pretty good too, I haven't got much experience, but just before Christmas my Mum got a canvas not much bigger than this one printed up at a local store, & I think it was about £75-80? This one came in at £45, excluding the message I got printed on the back, which was a further £1.99. Plus, 2 days wait time, compared to the the week or so my Mum waited for hers. So definitely recommended!
I also played around in Photoshop with the imagery & designed a fabric, which I really want to get printed at Spoonflower when I can afford to, & make myself a pretty dress!
Also, whilst I'm on the subject of biscuits (kind of!), I thought I'd show you these cute brooches I bought last month. They were only £2.99 each, & are handmade & painted. I couldn't decide which biscuit to buy, so I went for all available! I discovered the brand up in North Wales (you can also see my thimble cats in this pic, by the same pottery), & found the website when I got home. They are made by a pottery based in Devon called Merry Field Pottery, you should check them out if you like quirky, handmade ceramic items! They sell other things, including little cake & biscuit trinket boxes, which I'm sure I'll be back for soon enough!

♥ Georgina

35 comments:

  1. Very nice, Georgina! Lovely and lighthearted room along with its decorations.

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  2. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE your room! It's yummy! :)

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  3. You are so talented, I love what you had made up. And I have just painted my kitchen the same colour as your bedroom :-)

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  4. Your room is so beautiful! Your use of colour is so inspirational.

    Becky
    xx

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  5. Oh, those brooches!! <3 look like real biscuits!

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  6. Love the fabric! I love spoonflower,hopefully one day soon I will be able to print with them :)

    Your image wall is looking great, when I was growing up I never wanted to have pictures art or anything on my walls, but now that I have been living in this basement for such a long while I have been finding myself wanting to hang things on the walls but without the ability because it isn't my home, maybe in the future :)

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  7. Your illustrations are so gorgeous! I absolutely adore that fabric print design, too ♥ Have you considered selling your illustrations as prints/printed goods?

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    1. Thank you<3 Not really, I'm sort of an on/off illustrator, rather than one who does it all the time, it's more of a hobby. But hopefully I will at least be selling the fabric design through Spoonflower once I'm done!

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  8. Love the pictures –your room beautiful!

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  9. oh what a heavenly place – and your photos, stunning as per usual.

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  10. I really really love this post. From the outfit to the story you put in this post here.. I love everything in it.

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  11. You always have such lovely photos.This blog is perfect (:

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  12. Wow,I like this post!You always have such many lovely pictures!Big fun for your blog.

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  13. I wanted to say thanks to you for this great read!!

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  14. I love this post, the wall looks great :) I love the brooches too!

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  15. Those brooches are so cute! I love the fabric you created, I want a pretty skirt in that print, too :D

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  16. You're such a talented chick. Great tips on the printing - I'm never sure who might do a good job of printing canvases and I am SO off to check out spoonflower! It never occurred to me to actually make my own fabric!

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  17. Oh wow - I thought those biscuits were real for a minute! How cute! Georgina, have you ever thought of going into interior design? You'd be fantastic at it!

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  18. i love how much effort you put into things, i need to start doing that.
    you have skills! i like going on here every once in while to see what you post. i just know that your future dress out of the print you designed will look wonderful. <3 * sends you my best wishes*

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  19. oh what a heavenly place – and your photos, stunning as per usual.

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  20. *squeal of joy* I love the kitten/biscuit/tea print so much! If you do end up making Spoonflower fabric, could you please make it available to purchase? I would love a dress with that print!

    You have amazing talent, I could easily see this sort of thing at Paperchase... in fact it's better than anything at Paperchase right now! So much love for everything in this post xx

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    1. Hey Claire! I will definitely make it available to purchase, just have to wait until I can afford to buy some myself, because Spoonflower require you to proof it. Will let you know when it's available!

      xx

      p.s. Thank you! :D

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  21. Wow,love these pictures,so cute!And love your beautiful room!!

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  22. Such a cute interior <3 Wish I had the same room ~

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  23. Hello!! I linked to you from a video Louise 'Sprinkle of Glitter' posted on Youtube...so I thought I'd say hi! I've browsed through a few posts and I love your style, and that you are a fellow pinkhead!! :-) I've even managed to work out how to subscribe to you, which I was a bit impressed with! :-) xx

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  24. Thanks a lot for sharing this article with me. I enjoy it very much! Look forward to another great article. Good luck to the author! All the best!

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  25. I'm going to have to look more into their work, I'm obsessed with Cats! Love this!

    ~Ama

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  26. Hey your fabric looks great! <3
    I love it!

    I had such a hard time making repeating patterns on spoonflower. I love the cookie charms.

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