Whilst browsing through my sketchbook for yesterday's post I found this really quick sketch I did last summer, it was a design for a tea cosy that I was going going to make, it's slightly unusual in that I drew it within the boundaries of the cosy shape, I don't normally work like this as I don't like to constrain the design in case it is more suitable for another product, but I think in this case I had a clear idea of what I wanted to achieve:
Here is the finished cosy, it made from a mix of vintage and modern fabric with free machine embroidery. I really love drawing little houses and flowers I have an idea for draft excluders that I am going to be working on soon for Autumn!!!
I always do my wispy chimney smoke like this...
The windows were a bit of a 'happy accident' I especially love how the blue checks look like graph paper.