Friday, 2 July 2010

My First Design

I've ventured into the world of designing, not sure if this is where I want to go but my dear friend Fee suggested I come up with something for the Hobart Craft Show. I thought I'd start small. I don't care if I don't sell any patterns, the process has been fun.
So here's my first pattern "Trinkets"
I love small quick projects, these include a little bit of applique, stitcheries, piecing, buttons and ric-rac.
I've used fabric from the French General range Lumière de Noël.
Each little pillow measures 3 1/2" square.
Tell me what you think and I'll pick someone out to win a copy.

43 comments:

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Jo! Good on you! I'm with Fee ... why not give it a shot! Designing may not always be the easiest thing to do and sometimes its hard to describe what you've done when you just do it without thinking, but when you see someone enjoy making your pattern and thrilled that THEY have created something, it's all worthwhile! And your little cushions are so darn cute that I reckon the pattern will be popular. Have fun! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Elyte said...

I think that you have done a great job and chosen something small and achievable for you and the stitcher. Your work is always so beautifully stitched, the colours blend and your choice of projects is appealing. It seems only natural that you would move into design. Hope this is the first of many. Congratulations.

Lorraine said...

V Cute - I am a big fan of small/quick projects...well done...!

Jan said...

These are just adorable, Jo - clever you! I think little projects are a wonderful way to start your design career and there are so many people out there who are more likely to start and finish something small than start on a big potential UFO or not do anything at all. Have fun at the show and I hope these patterns sell like hot cakes.

Bec Clarke said...

LOVE THEM!!!
You clever girl, so pretty and as you say, nice and easy.

Linda said...

Well done Jo, they are super sweet. Here's to many, many sales at the show, and lots more designs.

Fiona said...

Jo they are simply adorable - They are going to be so popular !!! Well Done. Hugs - Fee XXX

Sarah said...

WOW Jo WOW!

Janet said...

I think these little pillows are darling. It's so much fun to make small stitchery things. I love using beads, ric rac and buttons to finish up a project. I would love to win a pattern of your very 1st design. ;)

jill said...

Oh Jo, I love them. Jill xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Yay Congratulations Jo...good on you...and you can't beat that beautiful fabric!!! Have fun...I'm sure you'll do well...Dzintra♥x

Vicki said...

They look great and look like fun things to make :)

Maree: said...

Well Done Jo on your Lovely Projects...the skies the limit now..Great that you were Encouraged to have a Go...looking forward to what you do next...
cheers

Robyn said...

You go girl!!
I agree with Kris and all the other ladies here...
Give it a go... you never know!!

They look really cute and snuggly Jo and could be useful and fun in all sorts of places :-)

Chookyblue...... said...

good luck with your new venture........

Kerri said...

They look great. Good luck. You will do well. There will be no stopping you now.

Just Ramblin' said...

What is that old saying"Nothing ventured, nothing gained" or something like that. I'm so glad you are venturing into designing. The designs are darling and I love simple, small projects that can be stitched up quickly. And, I'm sure you are going to gain many new friends as you share your talents. Good luck! Nola

creativity amongst chaos said...

Hi Jo! I love your little projects. What a fun idea, easy and quick. My favorite pin cushion is this shape, and about that size! I can think of many things to do with this little pattern, it would make a great gift, or a sachet.... Great idea Jo. Best wishes, looks like you are off to a wonderful start designing!

Joy said...

Jo those are gawjus, what a great set!! I know lots of ladies that like to make little gifts like that for friends, me included :o)!!
Good for you Jo ... keep 'em coming ;o).
Hugs,
Joy :o)

SandyN said...

Wow - I think that are so cute. Great colours... We could do with some more LOVE in this world.

Sandy N

Deb said...

Well done Jo. They are great and its always worth giving it a go, you can unleash those hidden talents.
hugs deb

Sew Useful Designs said...

Love em, Jo! I reckon your cute designs will be a huge hit - it's great to work on quick projects and get instant gratification... and I love small projects too just coz they're so darn cute! You go girlfriend!!! :-) You're a natural!

Hugs! Vikki xx :-)

Val Laird said...

Jo, your first design is just gorgeous! Congratulations! I'm sure there's going to be lots more adorable projects from your creative mind and hands.

Kate said...

they are gorgeous Jo, I'll keep an eye for you at the craft fair next week

barb's creations said...

I think you should definately give it a go.Love what you've done with the mini cushions and if I don't win can I buy the pattern please :) Barb.

Sandi Butler said...

Very cute little cushions, Jo! Love the fabrics you have used too. Looks fun to make with the buttons and ric-rac.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Congrats on your first design Jo. Luv the crispness of the red & white together...makes them perfect items for christmas crafting!
Jane.

Sue said...

Oh Jo, these are just gorgeous!! Congrats to you. Where can I get a copy of the pattern from. Cheers Sue

wonderwoman said...

Jo they are lovely - brilliant first designs!!

xx

Mrs A. said...

These are Fab Jo. Love the choice of fabric. If you send your addy to the email on my blog your little "Caption" prezzie will be on its way sto you.

Narelle said...

Good on you for having a go!
I love the colours and also loving small quick projects.
Good Luck! :o)

ange_moore said...

Wow Jo - these look lovely! Don't enter me in the draw - I have enough projects to last me a lifetime without adding these to my list!!

I wonder wherre these might lead you!!

Dawn said...

Oh Joy they are simply gorgeous... well done on your first....Love the red...
Hugs Dawn x x

Julie said...

Well done Jo. They are so sweet I'm sure they will sell.

DAWNIE said...

Hi Jo - congrats on your new designs - they all look great - i know how much work goes in to obtain the finished product.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Good on you Jo! We all love quick and easy projects
Lisa

Roseanne said...

Jo you have done a great job. I like small project. You will have to keep designing more small projects i just love these ones. Good on you Jo.

Shiree said...

well done Jo, good on you! So delightful, and projects this size are great to work on. Have fun at the show!

Anonymous said...

Jo, those are adorable!! Way to go on your first designing effort - you did good, girl! If you don't try, you'll never know! Now you know :)
I'd love to win this pattern. They look the right size for pincushions or mini quilts.

GErda in Alberta, Canada
omax2@jwvantuil.com

linny said...

I think these little pillows are just lovely. They will stitch up quickly & sometimes that's just what you need

Sewlmate Sister said...

How sweet, first time here, nice to see another aussie designer....we on the other side of the pond loe all your little designs! Good on ya for steppin up to the plate!

Hanne said...

Very cute pattern!
The very best of luck with your future designing!

Tatkis said...

Such a nice pillows! I like them all :)
Wish you luck in your new start!

Best wishes,
Tatyana