Row of harbour cottages from an original artwork by (c) C.Rowe 2010

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

from the studio

So this week I can happily announce that the little jars are full!

Each jar contains all the fabric someone needs to make each deisgn. Each comes with the pattern, full instructions, pattern pieces and stitch guide as well as enough fusible webbing. They really are a labour of love.

My next task is to upload them onto the website with nice descriptions and great photographs. So in preparation i've been playing around with my camera and some of the made-up jars and have taken some fun shots. I'm just trying to be a little bit more creative with my photography as well as creating informative pictures I want them to tell a story, entice you to look closer at their contents.

I felt a little like David Bailey positioning them in my windowsill, i'm sure I got a handfull of funny looks from my neighbours but I choose that window as it is well lit, flat (it helps, Cornish Cottages are known for their lack of straight walls) and painted white, the perfect neutral space in which to take photos.

I really am passionate about these little fellas, they are such a great way to help kick start your creative impulses. Just a quiet nudge in the right direction, learning a new skill and encouraging your artistic endeavours too. It's a win win situation!

All of the designs are available as Patterns only if you decide you've got enough fabric at home already, I know i've got enough to insulate a loft! All of the above can be found on my website textile illustration.


  1. Such a great idea, I can imagine they will be very popular : )

  2. oh wow they are just so cute...and i have to say i love the little fabric bunting xx to cute xx

  3. I love your work. I lived in Falmouth, Cornwall, for many years, but have now moved back to the US, near Philadelphia. Do you have a facebook page? Regardless, I will keep popping back to see your wonderful ideas.

  4. Thanks everyone. I do have a facebook page, here it is:

    I hope you find it ok!

  5. Love your illustrations they are so fun, happy and beautifully created, your ideas are so clever and your photographs so inviting. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.