Friday, September 1, 2017

Pretty New : :

Botanical Sketches

Happy September 1st!

This week I enjoyed folding and photographing my newly stashed Lambkin collection by fellow AGF designer, Bonnie Christine. Bonnie has such a such a beautiful, sweet style that I really admire. Each print had me sighing and wishing my kiddos were small again. Lambkin is the first collection that would have been perfect to sew with for all three of my children when they were littles!

Lambkin by Bonnie Christine

For Haila -- Pretty Twiggy, Keeping Watch Mist, and My Darlings in these soft peachy pinks would have matched her little girl room perfectly!

Lambkin Pink

Jacob, my camping and forest loving boy would have loved Valley View Echo and Keeping Watch Dim! And for Kaiden, who loves birds and used to LOVE bugs and beetles just as much, Wind Observer and Little Entomologist!

Lambkin Teal

These were also the days when for a little while I would knit just as much as I sewed and would have loved a little knitting bag in Lambkin Sir Wooly. It would have made the most perfect bag for carrying around my wool hat projects!

Lambkin Round

If you think these are as perfect and pretty as I do, you can find Lambkin newly available at Lady Belle Fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop and Fabric.com! I'm sure I'll have a Lambkin project or three to share soon, as well. I think I'll surprise my ten, thirteen, and fourteen year olds with pillowcases to remind them of those years when we still held hands when we crossed the street, and spent our days picking wildflower bouquets and looking under rocks. I'm sure they will tease me when they discover them on their beds, but I guarantee they'll use and love them!

Lambkin by Bonnie Christine

This week I also added a Dahlia and Brown Eyed Susan to my collection of sunflower family pencil sketches. I can't begin to describe just how much I'm enjoying drawing like this again! There was a time when it was all I did, every chance I had. Those were the days before parenting, knitting, sewing, blogging and designing. I didn't realize how much I've missed it. It's become such a nice addition to my creative time and I'm really hoping to stick with it. Perhaps these will be available on future fabric designs or maybe in some other form. Either way, it feels worthwhile to give drawing some time again during my work days.

Brown Eyed Susan

And since I have a preference for even numbers, I'll have to add at least one more to my collection. Any suggestions?

Sketching the Sunflower Family

xo Maureen

19 comments:

  1. I think a marigold would fit nicely! These are really gorgeous- you are talented!

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    1. Marigolds are very meaningful to me, great idea!

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  2. Love the flower drawings! How about an Echinacea (coneflower)?

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  3. Dogwood or magnolia (represent the South).

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    1. If you like Dogwoods, you'll love my next fabric collection! :)

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  4. Oh Maureen, did you draw these? Just wowie. They are beautiful.. These would make such great framed prints.
    Cosmos are really lovely. I adore their fringey leaves, and the colors are all over the spectrum, just a sweet shape

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    1. I love them too! I shared a video in my IG stores recently of a garden of cosmos blowing in the breeze, so lovely!

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  5. I really like your sketches/drawings. How about adding a daisy or black-eyed Susan.

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  6. I love your flowers. I just wish that I had a talent for drawing like you do.
    It would be great to see a collection of these done in fabrics, Even in the black and white so they could be colored by the purchaser for pictures to hang or place mats or quilts. I could see so many uses for that.

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  7. Your drawings are just fabulous! Do you have a favorite paper and pencil brand or shop that you buy from?? I am looking for ideas for a hostess gift for a family member that loves to draw portraits, but doesn't like to spend money on herself. She is always giving of herself to others, and even turned her home into a half-way house for disabled adults. I would like to give back to her but have no idea where to look with it comes to drawing/art supplies!!

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